Country Music

FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, country music star Dierks Bentley poses in Nashville, Tenn. Bentley said he learned a lot about the music festival business after investing in and curating his first festival, the Seven Peaks Festival, in Bueno Vista, Colo. last year. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 04, 2019 - 11:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After watching a recent documentary about the doomed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, country star Dierks Bentley was appalled at how it all went disastrously wrong. Bentley knows the pressure of putting on a destination music festival that he's invested in and curated as he's...
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February 25, 2019 - 8:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's an engagement that was Taylor-made. Alex Goldschmidt posted video on Instagram of a surprise Taylor Swift appearance as he got engaged to Ross Girard at the Sycamore Tavern in Los Angeles on Saturday. Everyone was excited as Swift came into the room with an acoustic guitar...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018 file photo, Kacey Musgraves performs during Music MidTown 2018 at Piedmont Park, in Atlanta. Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of the year winner Musgraves comes in with five nominations. Reba McEntire, who is hosting the show for a record 16th time, announced the nominees in top categories on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Katie Darby/Invision/AP, File)
February 20, 2019 - 12:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of the year winner Kacey Musgraves comes in with five nominations. Reba McEntire, who is hosting the show for a record 16th time, announced the nominees...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, singer Ryan Adams poses for a portrait in New York. A New York Times report says seven women have claimed singer-songwriter Ryan Adams offered to help them with their music careers but then turned things sexual, and he sometimes became emotional and verbally abusive. In the story published Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, a 20-year-old female musician said Adams, 44, had inappropriate conversations with her while she was 15 and 16. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)
February 13, 2019 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Times report says seven women have claimed singer-songwriter Ryan Adams offered to help them with their music careers but then turned things sexual, and he sometimes became emotional and verbally abusive. In the story published Wednesday, a 20-year-old female musician...
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Trisha Yearwood, left, and Garth Brooks perform "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle To You" at MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton on Friday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 4:48 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Garth Brooks has come out of baseball retirement. The country music legend will spend just over a week participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates, reporting Monday with the pitchers and catchers. The 57-year-old has previously been in the camps of the San...
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Kacey Musgraves accepts the award for album of the year for "Golden Hour" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 2:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, and Childish Gambino made history when his hit "This Is America" became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year. Kacey...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018 file photo, Donald Glover, creator and star of the FX series "Atlanta," and a musician who performs under the name Childish Gambino, poses at a private cocktail party to celebrate the FX network's Emmy nominations in Los Angeles. Glover won four Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, but did not attend the awards ceremony. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
February 11, 2019 - 2:21 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Even Childish Gambino's collaborators say they aren't sure of his whereabouts on Grammy night. Gambino won four trophies on Sunday, but...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande, center, performs at Wango Tango in Los Angeles. Grande won her first Grammy Award on Sunday, Feb. 10, but the singer didn’t collect it after she decided to skip the ceremony following a public dispute with the show’s producer. She won best pop vocal album for “Sweetener,” beating Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello in the category. Grande was not in attendance at the pre-telecast ceremony, but she wrote on Twitter that her win was “wild and beautiful.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
February 11, 2019 - 12:46 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ariana Grande won her first Grammy Award on Sunday, but the singer didn't collect it after deciding to skip the ceremony following a public dispute with the show's producer. Grande won the best pop vocal album trophy for "Sweetener," beating Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink,...
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Emmylou Harris, from left, and Linda Ronstadt present Dolly Parton with the MusiCares Person of the Year award on Friday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 09, 2019 - 5:37 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nobody pokes more fun at Dolly Parton — all hair, sequins, nine-inch nails and five-inch stilettos — than the country superstar herself. Parton was celebrated for her musical achievements and philanthropic work as MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday night. She's the first...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2011 file photo, Memphis DJ George Klein, left, jokes with Lansky Brothers founder Bernard Lansky, second from left, "Clothier to the King" during the unveiling of a new plaque to mark the original location of the historic clothing store on Beale St. in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley’s longtime friend and radio personality George Klein has died at age 83. Presley’s former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press that Klein died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at hospice in Memphis. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 12:50 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — George Klein, the deep-voiced radio personality who became friends with Elvis Presley in high school and stayed close to the King of Rock n' Roll throughout his career, has died. He was 83. Presley's former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press that Klein died...
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