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Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on ‘The Otherside’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about...

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I Been to Georgia on a...

Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. ...

‘Voice’ co-stars Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani engaged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “The Voice” co-stars Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are engaged and sharing the good news on social media. ...

The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead AMA nominations with 8 each

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are the leading nominees for this year’s American Music Awards with eight apiece. ...

Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78. ...

Trailblazer Charley Pride to get lifetime achievement award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Trailblazing country music star Charley Pride will get a lifetime achievement award at the CMA Awards in November. ...

Carrie Underwood named top artist at CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Carrie Underwood already had the most CMT Music Awards of any artist, but she'll need to make more room on...

Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John...

Outtakes: Stevie Nicks on Petty, Prince, Beyoncé and Harry

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks — who is releasing a new song Friday and a concert film later this month — discusses the...

Elvis Presley’s late grandson laid to rest at Graceland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The grandson of late rock n' roll singer and actor Elvis Presley has been buried alongside his relatives at Graceland. ...

Linda Ronstadt looks back at her most cherished moments

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up close to U.S. border in Tucson, Arizona, Linda Ronstadt was exposed to the music and culture of Mexico...

Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of...

New this week: Patty Smyth, ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Time’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Mac Davis, who launched his career crafting the Elvis hits “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto,”...

Shania Twain reflects on breakout album that changed country

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The record that turned Shania Twain from a struggling singer-songwriter from Canada into a global superstar also changed country music...

Billboard Awards: Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Malone to perform

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Luke Combs and leading nominee Post Malone will perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. ...

Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs top CMT noms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett top the 2020 CMT Music Awards...

Something unusual is missing among Nielsen’s top programs

NEW YORK (AP) — There's something missing in the Nielsen company's listing of last week's 20 most popular prime-time programs, something that once would...

Texas man sentenced to prison for stalking Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced an Austin, Texas, man to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to stalking...

Keith Urban finds musical connections across genre lines

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This year was poised to be a busy one for Keith Urban, with a full year of touring as well...

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the...

New box set has trove of rare, unreleased Elton John songs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is opening up his vault and releasing an expansive collection of rarely heard and unreleased tracks. ...

Brad Paisley, wife fight hunger with 1 million meal pledge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After opening a free grocery store earlier this year, country music star Brad Paisley and his wife are expanding their...

ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or pre-taped acceptance speeches....

New this week: Alicia Keys, ‘Filthy Rich’ and the Emmys

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

Taylor Swift returns to ACM Awards for “Folklore” premiere

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift is coming back to her roots with a performance at this year’s Academy of Country Music...

Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Toots Hibbert, one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make...

Little Richard song to introduce ‘Monday Night Football’

ESPN is hoping that one of the architects of rock n' roll can bring some new energy to their “Monday Night Football” show with...

Grammy-nominated composer William Pursell dies at age 94

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — William “Bill” Pursell, a Grammy-nominated composer who worked as a Nashville studio musician with artists like Willie Nelson and Bob...

Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, Luke Bryan to sing at ACM Awards

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Miranda Lambert leads CMA noms, Luke Combs’ streak continues

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Police: Justin Townes Earle’s death was probable overdose

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

Musician Justin Townes Earle dead at age 38

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Mural highlights Dolly Parton’s Black Lives Matter quote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

New this week: Tim McGraw music, Democrats meet & ‘The 24th’

Here’s a collection curated...

Mickey Guyton is speaking her truth after years of doubt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart to join Country Hall of Fame

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New this week: Luke Bryan, Jeff Foxworthy and 2 Seth Rogens

Here’s a collection curated...

Garth Brooks doesn’t want to win CMA entertainer award again

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Singer, songwriter, activist Baez named Guthrie recipient

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New this week: Jim Gaffigan, live baseball, Snoop vs. DMX

Here’s a collection curated...

New this week: ‘Psych,’ The Chicks album, ’30 Rock’ reunited

Here’s a collection curated...

How The Chicks dropped the word ‘Dixie’ from their name

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

Country musician Charlie Daniels honored at memorial service

MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (AP)...

Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

Willie Nelson’s July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era

SPICEWOOD, Texas (AP) —...

Critics slam country artists for playing for unmasked crowds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, ‘Hamilton’

Here’s a collection curated...

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

The Dixie Chicks officially change their name to The Chicks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

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