Country Music

This publicity image released by Capitol Records Nashville shows members of Hot Country Knights, from left, Lead guitarist Marty Ray (“Rayro”) Roburn, steel guitarist Barry Van Ricky, lead bass player Trevor Travis, band leader Douglas (“Doug”) Douglason, percussionist Monte Montgomery, and keytar/fiddle player Terotej (“Terry”) Dvoraczekynski. The band is fronted by Douglason, the onstage alter ego for real life country star Dierks Bentley. The Hot Country Knights have been a staple of Bentley’s touring show for years, but during a break in recording and touring, Bentley produced a full album of parody songs called “The K Is Silent.” (Jim Wright/Capitol Records Nashville via AP)
May 06, 2020 - 12:38 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With their acid-washed jeans and mullets, the Hot Country Knights aren’t just nostalgic for the ’90s era of country music. They are stuck in a bygone period. The band, which is fronted by Doug Douglason, the onstage alter ego for real life country star Dierks Bentley, brings...
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In a photo provided by The Call to Unite, Oprah Winfrey speaks during the 24-hour live event, which was transmitted Friday, May 1, 2020. (The Call to Unite via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 12:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Lee Daniels talked about past drug use and urged people not to give into the temptation to abuse drugs during the coronavirus pandemic, saying “You are not alone.” Actress Eva Longoria said the pandemic is giving the world a chance to reset itself, and praised health...
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Dreamstime
Paul Ihander
April 27, 2020 - 9:17 am
ACM Awards will be spread out at three venues in Nashville as it relocates from Las Vegas.
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FILE - In this June 5, 1989, file photo, The Statler Brothers, from left, Harold Reid, Don Reid, Phil Balsley and Jimmy Fortune, perform at the 23rd annual Music City News Country Awards show in Nashville, Tenn. Harold Reid, who sang bass for the Grammy-winning country group The Statler Brothers, died Friday, April 24, 2020, after a long battle with kidney failure. He was 80. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 24, 2020 - 7:56 pm
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Harold Reid, who sang bass for the Grammy-winning country group the Statler Brothers, has died after a long battle with kidney failure. He was 80. Reid died Friday in his hometown of Staunton, Virginia, his nephew Debo Reid said. The Statler Brothers frequently sang backup for...
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FILE - This July 14, 2019 file photo shows Beyonce at the "Lion King" premiere in London. Beyonce, along with Timothy McKenzie and Ilya Salmanzadeh, failed to get an Oscar nomination for best original song for "Spirit," from the film "The Lion King." (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2020 - 5:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes and others sang classic songs brimmed with messages of hope and change during a TV special aimed at fighting the coronavirus, while Beyoncé and Alicia Keys spoke passionately about how the virus has disproportionately affected black...
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FILE - This April 4, 2016 file photo shows members of The Rolling Stones, from left, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at the Rolling Stones Exhibitionism preview in London. The Rolling Stones will join Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish for the upcoming TV special aimed at fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Advocacy organization Global Citizen announced Friday that the Stones will appear Saturday on “One World: Together At Home,” a two-hour televised event that will air at 8 p.m. Eastern simultaneously on ABC, NBC, CBS, iHeartMedia and Bell Media networks. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
April 17, 2020 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones will join Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish for the upcoming TV special aimed at fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Advocacy organization Global Citizen announced Friday that the Stones will appear Saturday on “One World: Together At Home...
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April 16, 2020 - 11:31 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Knox Phillips, the son of renowned music producer Sam Phillips and an enthusiastic ambassador of Memphis music who worked on records by Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson and John Prine during more than 50 years in the industry, has died. He was 74. Phillips' brother, Jerry...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017 file photo, John Prine poses in his office in Nashville, Tenn. Prine died Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from complications of the coronavirus. He was 73. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 08, 2020 - 9:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The wife of celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine said she was able to sit with her husband in the last hours of his life. Prine died Tuesday at 73 from complications of COVID-19. Fiona Whelan Prine said in a statement Wednesday that “in spite of the incredible skill and...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017 file photo, John Prine poses in his office in Nashville, Tenn. Prine died Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from complications of the coronavirus. He was 73. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 08, 2020 - 6:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine like nothing. His songs -- compassionate, funny, sage -- make up an American songbook that would be staggeringly intimidating if it wasn’t so warm and welcoming. He began -- with...
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Associated Press
April 07, 2020 - 6:49 pm
John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73. His family announced his death from complications from...
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