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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August 21, 2019 - 7:02 pm
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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 - 5:27 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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August 19, 2019 - 12:21 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 - 6:23 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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En esta foto de archivo del 1 de junio de 2019, Lil Nas X durante su actuación en el concierto "HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019" en East Rutherford, Nueva Jersey. El éxito del rapero "Old Town Road", que rompió el récord de "One Sweet Day" de Mariah Carey y “Despacito” Luis Fonsi con el mayor número de semanas en el primer puesto de la lista Hot 100 de Billboard, impuso nuevas marcas en las listas de canciones de R&B/hip hop y de rap. (Foto Scott Roth/Invision/AP, archivo)
August 12, 2019 - 2:53 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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Demolition of a historic building is shown on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Atlanta. The building is the site where the first country hit song is believed to have been recorded. Soon after demolition began on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, a Fulton County court ordered the work stopped and issued a temporary restraining order. Fiddlin' John Carson likely recorded "Little Log Cabin in the Lane" in the building in 1923. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)
August 09, 2019 - 5:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A court order has stopped demolition after it had already began on a downtown Atlanta building where the first country hit song is believed to have been recorded. Part of the building was knocked down Thursday before crews learned a Fulton County judge issued a temporary restraining...
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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 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Nelson has come off 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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FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music's Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Prosecutors have dismissed a case against an Iowa man who was found carrying a backpack full of burglary tools when he was arrested near Swift's beachfront mansion in Westerly, R.I., on July 19. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2019 - 4:19 pm
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The case of a man arrested near Taylor Swift's beachfront mansion in Rhode Island for carrying burglary tools has been dismissed by prosecutors. A spokesman for the Rhode Island attorney general's office tells WJAR-TV that they've "declined to pursue filing charges"...
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