Country Music

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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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 - 2:37 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 Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Country music star Keith Urban performs at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Urban will perform at the NHL’s Stadium Series outdoor game in Philadelphia between the Penguins and Flyers on Feb. 23. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 10:59 am
The NHL took the Stanley Cup to Keith Urban's studio last year, and now the country music star will be taking his talents outside to play a league event. Urban will perform during the first intermission of the Stadium Series outdoor game in Philadelphia between the Penguins and Flyers on Feb. 23,...
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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 05, 2019 - 9:14 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's longtime friend and radio personality George Klein has died. He was 83. Presley's former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press that Klein died Tuesday at hospice in Memphis, Tennessee. Priscilla Presley said Klein had been suffering from illness,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Charley Pride performs "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Pride finds himself in the spotlight with two upcoming PBS projects: "Country Music," Ken Burns' film on the genre's evolution and the people who created it, and "Charley Pride: I'm Just Me," airing as part of the American Masters series on Feb. 22, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 8:12 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. PRIDE'S STORY Paging Terrence Howard. Charley Pride still wants the actor to play him in a movie of the country...
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February 01, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Paging Terrence Howard. Charley Pride still wants the actor to play him in a movie of the country music star's life. The project has been discussed for about 10 years. Pride told a TV critics' meeting on Friday that it remains a goal to have it made with Howard, who stars in...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Country music singer Jake Owen performs at the 2018 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Owen will perform a pre-race concert ahead of the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File)
January 30, 2019 - 12:47 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Country music singer Jake Owen will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500. Owen will take the stage ahead of the 61st running of the "Great American Race" at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17. A native Floridian, Owen featured Daytona Beach in his 2013 hit...
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Someone records New England Patriots' Tom Brady talking during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 28, 2019 - 7:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta (all times EST): 10:10 p.m. The New England Patriots' practice home this week is Georgia Tech. That's not easy to take for Patriots center David Andrews, a former Georgia standout. "I'm behind enemy lines right now," Andrews said Monday night...
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Country music legend Loretta Lynn appears on stage at the Grand Ole Opry House, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn., where she announced she will celebrate her 87th birthday with an all-star tribute concert featuring Garth Brooks, Jack White, George Strait and others on April 1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 14, 2019 - 11:51 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music queen Loretta Lynn has big plans for her 87th birthday this April in the form of an all-star tribute concert featuring Jack White, Garth Brooks, George Strait and many more. The "Coal Miner's Daughter" singer-songwriter on Monday announced details of the April...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2018 file photo, Missy Elliott performs at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine. The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
January 12, 2019 - 5:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine. The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday. Other...
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