Country Music

Kelsea Ballerini, center, is invited to join the Opry by members of Little Big Town at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
March 06, 2019 - 3:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Kelsea Ballerini got a musical surprise of a lifetime in the middle of a duet with Little Big Town when the vocal group changed up the lyrics to their hit "Girl Crush" to ask Ballerini mid-song if she would join the long-running country music show as a member...
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February 25, 2019 - 5:42 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 Oct. 12, 2009 file photo, Fred Foster speaks as he is inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame at the Musicians Hall of Fame awards show in Nashville, Tenn. Foster, who produced some of Roy Orbison’s most iconic records and was the first to produce records from Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, has died at the age of 87. His publicist, Martha Moore, said Foster died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 in Nashville. (AP Photo/Josh Anderson, File)
February 21, 2019 - 1:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville producer Fred Foster, who produced some of Roy Orbison's most popular records and was the first to produce records from Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, has died. He was 87. His publicist, Martha Moore, said Foster died Wednesday in Nashville, and that a...
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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 - 9:15 am
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 April 15, 2018 file photo, Miranda Lambert performs "Keeper of the Flame" at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Country star Lambert celebrated Valentine’s Day weekend with the announcement that she secretly got married to Brendan Mcloughlin. A rep for the singer confirmed the marriage after Lambert posted photos of her in a white lace gown with her unknown new husband to her Instagram account on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
February 16, 2019 - 3:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert celebrated Valentine's Day weekend with the announcement that she secretly got married. A representative for the singer confirmed the marriage after Lambert posted photos on social media Saturday showing her in a white lace gown with her new...
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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 - 5:44 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 - 1:48 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 10, 2019 - 11:27 pm
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 10, 2019 - 11:21 pm
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 10, 2019 - 5:43 pm
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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