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In this Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 photo, Doug Kershaw performs on the first day of the 22nd Louisiana Swamp Festival at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. With his memoir out last fall, and upcoming performances at a rockabilly festival in Spain and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, he's once again in the spotlight.(Rusty Costanza/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)
January 24, 2020 - 1:50 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As 84-year-old Cajun music legend Doug Kershaw looks back, he's still looking ahead too — fiddling, singing, writing and performing as the quintessential “Louisiana Man.” Kershaw taught himself to play by surreptitiously using his daddy's fiddle at age 5. And in a life marked...
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Taylor Swift attends the premiere of "Miss Americana" at the Eccles Theater during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
January 24, 2020 - 3:09 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The normally private Taylor Swift premiered an intimate documentary Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival in which the pop star discloses a past eating disorder, chronicles her inner battle over speaking forthrightly about politics and says her victorious 2017 sexual assault...
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This combination of photos shows country music singers, from left, Kacey Musgraves performing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas on Oct. 6, 2019, Miranda Lambert performing at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 15, 2018, Maren Morris performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 15, 2019 and Carrie Underwood performing during her "Cry Pretty Tour 360" in Chicago on Oct. 29, 2019. What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two female artists in a row prompted outrage by country music stars, but also pledges to give women equal airtime. (AP Photo)
January 22, 2020 - 4:03 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two female artists in a row prompted outrage by country music stars, but also pledges to give women equal airtime. A now-deleted tweet by a Michigan radio station 98 WKCQ-FM...
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This Jan. 13, 2020 photo shows members of the country group Little Big Town, from left, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet posing for a portrait in New York to promote their new album "Nightfall," out on Friday. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
January 15, 2020 - 1:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Big Town’s Grammy-nominated song “The Daughters” struck such a nerve with its pointed lyrics about double standards for women that a protester even showed up at one of their concerts. “Wow, we've really made it," joked singer Karen Fairchild. The song, which they...
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This combination photo shows Notorious B.I.G., who won rap artist and rap single of the year, during the annual Billboard Music Awards in New York on Dec. 6, 1995, left, and singer Whitney Houston at the BET Honors in Washington on Jan. 17, 2009. The pair will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. (AP Photo)
January 15, 2020 - 12:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Posthumous inductees Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. will lead a new class into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails and T-Rex. The gospel-trained Houston, whose soaring voice transformed the Dolly Parton cover “I Will...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, from left, Joe Don Rooney, Jay DeMarcus, and Gary LeVox, of Rascal Flatts, arrive at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday,, in Nashville, Tenn. The country group will bless the broken road this year on their farewell tour on their 20th anniversary together. The group announced Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, that they have no future plans for the band after the tour that begins in June and runs through October.(AP Photo/Al Wagner, File)
January 07, 2020 - 1:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country group Rascal Flatts will bless the broken road this year on their farewell tour on their 20th anniversary together. The trio of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney announced the tour on “CBS This Morning,” on Tuesday, saying there were no plans for the band...
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Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, right, and wife Vanessa Nadal attend the world premiere of "Cats" at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
January 07, 2020 - 11:47 am
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 12-18 Jan. 12: Country singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is 81. Actor Anthony Andrews is 72. Actress Kirstie Alley is 69. Radio personality R ush Limbaugh is 69. Country singer Ricky Van Shelton is 68. Radio and TV personality Howard Stern is...
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Portia de Rossi, left, and Ellen DeGeneres arrive at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 06, 2020 - 2:16 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Beyond who wins and loses at the Golden Globes, how stars occupy themselves during the three-hour-plus ceremony in a packed ballroom is its own scene. Here's a glimpse at what happened off-camera during Sunday's awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel. TOUCHING UP Renee...
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Joaquin Phoenix arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 05, 2020 - 10:56 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on on the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring achievements in television and film and being presented Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Joaquin Phoenix has giggled his way to a Golden Globe...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 photo, Huddleston native Beth Bays and artist of the hay bale sculpture Will-Hay Nelson poses for a portrait with her creation off of Tolers Ferry Road in Huddleston, Va. (Emily Elconin/The News & Advance via AP)
January 02, 2020 - 2:52 pm
HUDDLESTON, Va. (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson frequently sings about traveling and seeing things he may never see again. Chances are he had never before encountered a 15-foot-tall hay sculpture of himself — guitar and iconic pigtail braids included — like the one a Virginia woman recently...
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