Country music

FILE - This April 6, 2017 file photo shows Jeff Cook, from left, Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry, from the southern rock band Alabama, performing at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The band says it is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour as lead singer Owen battles health complications. The band announced Wednesday, Aug. 21, that the 69-year-old singer is suffering from migraines and vertigo, and doctors say he needs more time to recover. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
August 21, 2019 - 9:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Country band Alabama says it is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour as lead singer Randy Owen battles health complications. The group announced Wednesday that the 69-year-old Owen is suffering from migraines and vertigo, and doctors say he needs more time to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019 file photo, Taylor Swift accepts the Icon award at the Teen Choice Awards in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Swift plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
August 21, 2019 - 5:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun. "CBS Sunday Morning" previewed some of its pre-taped interview with Swift on Wednesday. The reporter asks Swift if she would consider re-recording her songs in order to...
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In this photo provided by NBC Sports, Joan Jett, left, and Carrie Underwood pose with a 100th anniversary NFL football. NBC's Sunday Night Football open will return to the original Waiting All Day for Sunday Night song, but this time Carrie Underwood will be joined by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett. Her band, the Blackhearts, also perform in the open, which features NFL stars. (Virginia Sherwood/NBC Sports via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 7:23 pm
Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener since the NFL is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something: Carrie Underwood came up with the perfect idea. This...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, Dolly Parton arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The CMAs announced Monday, August 19, 2019 that “special guest hosts” Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will join Carrie Underwood during the Nov. 13 event. The organization says the show will celebrate “legendary women in Country Music throughout the ceremony.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 19, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Carrie Underwood, who has hosted the Country Music Association Awards since 2008 with Brad Paisley, is losing her partner-in-crime. But she won't be on her own: The CMAs announced Monday that "special guest hosts" Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will join Underwood during the Nov. 13 event. The...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 5, 2019 file photo Zac Brown performs at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Brown has lost a bid to limit public access to his property in Alaska. Brown had asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission to remove easements the access along his property in hills above Homer, a small city on Kachemak Bay on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey,File)
August 14, 2019 - 6:40 pm
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Country musician Zac Brown has lost a bid to limit snoopers on his private property in Alaska, the latest case where the desires of the wealthy or celebrity for privacy have been at odds with public access. The lead singer for the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, southern...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, Lil Nas X arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Lil Nas X created a musical phenomenon with his song “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, but many in Nashville are trying to decide whether to nominate it for a country music award. Voting is under way now for nominations for the Country Music Association Awards, held on Nov. 13, but the song faces an uphill challenge. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 2:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA award. Ballots have gone out for nominations for the Country...
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August 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Shawn Mendes are set to perform at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin and Rosalia will also hit the stage at the Aug. 26 event, taking place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Ariana...
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FILE - This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the logo for Verizon above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Verizon is selling Tumblr, a darling of early social media, to the owner of blogging platform WordPress. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 12, 2019 - 5:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is selling Tumblr, a darling of early social media, to the owner of blogging platform WordPress. Tumblr is known for its devoted fan base and has been home to angry posts from celebrities like Taylor Swift . It angered many users last year when it banned porn and "adult...
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FILE - In a Sunday, June 23, 2019 file photo, Lil Nas X poses in the press room at the BET Awards, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Lil Nas X has set two new records on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs and Hot rap songs charts. "Old Town Road," which is spending its 19th week at No. 1, surpasses the record set by Drake's "One Dance" on the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 12, 2019 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of "Old Town Road." The song that beat out Mariah Carey and "Despacito" to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 chart has now set records on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2019 file photo, Willie Nelson performs at the Producers & Engineers Wing 12th Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration at the Village Studio in Los Angeles. Nelson has canceled his tour because of a “breathing problem.” The 86-year-old singer apologized on Twitter late Wednesday, Aug. 7, writing “I need to have my doctor check out.” Nelson had just finished performing with Alison Krauss in Toledo, Ohio, and he was next scheduled to appear Friday in Grand Rapids, Mich. He wrote “I’ll be back.”(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 08, 2019 - 7:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Nelson has canceled his tour because of a "breathing problem." The 86-year-old singer apologized on Twitter late Wednesday, writing "I need to have my doctor check out." Nelson had just finished performing with Alison Krauss in Toledo, Ohio, and he was next scheduled to...
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