Country Music

Taylor Swift accepts the award for favorite pop/rock album for "Lover" at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Associated Press
November 24, 2019 - 9:31 pm
Taylor Swift tied Michael Jackson’s record at the American Music Awards as she collected her 24th win and used her speech to thank her record label for allowing her to freely express herself as an artist. Her remarks Sunday came amid a public battle between Swift and the men who own the master...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music's Prime Day concert in New York. Swift’s newest album, “Lover,” was released a week before the Grammys’ due date, and could snag a nomination. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
November 20, 2019 - 7:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys have announced the first nominees for its 2020 show, and contenders include Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, who started the job earlier this year, announced at a news conference in New York City on Wednesday morning that...
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Singer-songwriter Garth Brooks speaks in the press room after winning the entertainer of the year award at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 7:26 am
The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music — whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years — until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks. Wednesday night’s show kicked off...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music's Prime Day concert in New York. Swift will be honored with the award for artist of the decade at this year's American Music Awards. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
October 30, 2019 - 7:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Superstar singer Taylor Swift will receive the artist of the decade award at the American Music Awards next month. Dick Clark Productions announced Wednesday that Swift will be honored during an ABC live telecast on Nov. 24 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. At the show,...
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Kix Brooks, left, and Ronnie Dunn, right, speak after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame at 2019 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Sanford Myers/Invision/AP)
Associated Press
October 21, 2019 - 12:23 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The bestselling country duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn, joined the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside comedian and singer Ray Stevens and record executive Jerry Bradley on Sunday evening, in a star-filled ceremony full of tributes to their lasting legacies. Reba...
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Kane Brown receives Artist of the Year Award at 2019 CMT Artists of the Year at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
Associated Press
October 16, 2019 - 10:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported each other through success and loss. Country singer Kane Brown, who was one of several artists of...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, photo Dolly Parton performs at her 50th Opry Member Anniversary at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. The73-year-old actress, singer and songwriter, who first played the Opry when she was just a teenager, celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member on Saturday. (Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via AP)
Associated Press
October 13, 2019 - 9:35 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton is still working "9 to 5," and doing what she loves as she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The 73-year-old actress, singer and songwriter, who first played the Opry when she was just a teenager, played the...
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FILE-In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 file photo, Former President Jimmy Carter answers questions during a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity project, in Nashville, Tenn. Carter has been hospitalized after an another fall at his home in Plains, Ga. A statement from The Carter Center says Carter suffered "a minor pelvic fracture" on Monday, Oct. 21 but remains in good spirits and looks forward to recovering at home. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Associated Press
October 07, 2019 - 5:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With a bandage above his left eye and a large, red welt below it, former President Jimmy Carter was greeted by a cheering crowd Monday morning as he prepared to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville. Carter fell at home on Sunday, requiring 14 stiches, but...
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Associated Press
September 03, 2019 - 7:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — Country music star Dierks Bentley has been fined $139.50 for fishing without a license after Colorado concertgoers reported him to state officials. The Denver Post reported Monday that Bentley and fellow country star Luke Bryan talked on stage about fishing during a festival in Buena...
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Angelique Smith, mother of late rapper Nipsey Hussle, accepts the humanitarian award on behalf of his son at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Looking on from background left are Lauren London, Hussle's partner, son Kross, sister Samantha Smith, and daughter Emani Asghedom. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 11:49 pm
The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle...
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