Country Music

Country music star Brad Paisley operates a backhoe as he breaks ground for The Store, a free grocery store for people in need, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 03, 2019 - 7:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space that will become a free grocery store to support needy families in Nashville, Tennessee. Paisley donned a cowboy hat-shaped construction helmet for part of Wednesday's...
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ARCHIVO - Taylor Swift durante un concierto en el Estadio Wembley en Londres en una fotografía del 22 de junio de 2018. Swift compartió las 30 cosas que ha aprendido antes de cumplir 30 años en un artículo de la revista Elle publicado el miércoles 6 de marzo de 2019. Swift cumple 30 en diciembre. (Foto Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, archivo)
March 07, 2019 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man who served jail time for breaking into Taylor Swift's Manhattan townhouse has been arrested for doing it again. Roger Alvarado of Homestead, Florida was arrested around 2:30 a.m. Thursday after he allegedly climbed a ladder to a second-floor patio and smashed a...
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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 - 5:04 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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FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, country music star Dierks Bentley poses in Nashville, Tenn. Bentley said he learned a lot about the music festival business after investing in and curating his first festival, the Seven Peaks Festival, in Bueno Vista, Colo. last year. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 04, 2019 - 10:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After watching a recent documentary about the doomed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, country star Dierks Bentley was appalled at how it all went disastrously wrong. Bentley knows the pressure of putting on a destination music festival that he's invested in and curated as he's...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2009, file photo, country music star Roy Clark performs after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla., publicist Jeremy Westby said. He was 85. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
November 15, 2018 - 3:07 pm
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has died. He was 85. Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Swift has donated $15,500 to a GoFundMe account of a fan whose family is struggling with medical bills. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 24, 2018 - 6:15 am
OREM, Utah (AP) — Taylor Swift has donated $15,500 to a GoFundMe account of a fan whose family is struggling with medical bills. Sadie Bartell's mother has been in a coma for three years, and the family is worried about losing their Orem, Utah, home because of mounting medical bills. The 19-year-...
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Taylor Swift performs "I Did Something Bad" at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
October 10, 2018 - 5:54 am
Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in Los...
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October 10, 2018 - 5:54 am
Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in Los...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles. Underwood says she turned to God after experiencing three miscarriages in the past two years. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 17, 2018 - 6:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood says she turned to God after experiencing three miscarriages in two years. The 35-year-old country singer and former "American Idol" champion told "CBS Sunday Morning " she got pregnant in early 2017 and it "didn't work out." She had a second miscarriage later that...
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This combination photo shows Margo Price, from left, Brandi Carlile and Mary Gauthier, who are nominated, along with Jason Isbell for album of the year at the Americana Awards. (AP Photo)
September 12, 2018 - 11:00 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Isbell may be the leading nominee for this year's Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards show Wednesday night, but the four-time nominee faces a strong challenge from multiple female nominees aiming to add more diversity to the genre. Isbell is the sole male...
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