Country music

FILE - In this May 16, 2016, file photo, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman performs during Mercer University's Commencement at Hawkins Arena in Macon, Ga. Capricorn Sound Studios, the Macon, Ga., music studio that fused blues, country and other sounds into Southern rock is being reborn. The historic Studio A is reopening this month, after years of work by Mercer University and other supporters to restore and equip it with state-of-the-art technology. The studio helped propel the Allman Brothers Band and other groups to stardom in the 1970s. (Jason Vorhees/The Macon Telegraph via AP, File)
December 03, 2019 - 12:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia music studio that fused blues, country and other sounds into Southern rock is being reborn. Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon helped propel the Allman Brothers Band and other groups to stardom in the 1970s. Capricorn’s historic Studio A is reopening this month, after years...
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Taylor Swift, left, accepts the award for artist of the decade at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Looking on at right is Carole King. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 24, 2019 - 10:40 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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Selena Gomez arrives at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
November 24, 2019 - 8:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the American Music Awards, being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles (all times local): __ 5 p.m. Selena Gomez has opened the American Music Awards with a colorful performance of two new songs “Lose You To Love Me” and “Look At Her Now,” backed...
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November 24, 2019 - 8:53 am
All eyes will be on Taylor Swift at the 2019 American Music Awards. The pop star, who has continued to publicly battle with the men who own her master recordings, is set to take the stage at Sunday’s show — a performance she recently said was put in jeopardy by Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun...
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FILE - This May 8, 2018 file photo shows Taylor Swift performing during her "Reputation Stadium Tour" opener in Glendale, Ariz. Swift says she may not be performing at the American Music Awards because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs. Swift said on Instagram Thursday that she planned to play a medley of her hits when she’s named Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards on Nov. 24. But Swift says the men who own the music, Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, are calling the performance an illegal re-recording. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)
November 22, 2019 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Music manager Scooter Braun has broken his silence regarding his public beef with Taylor Swift, who has called Braun out since she discovered he owned her master recordings. Braun wrote a lengthy post on Instagram Friday, saying his family has received “numerous death threats” since...
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Honoree Lily Tomlin poses at "The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television's Comedy Legends" at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 22, 2019 - 2:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Regrets? Lily Tomlin has at least one: Her decision to end her Netflix sitcom “Grace and Frankie,” which co-stars Jane Fonda. As she was honored by the Paley Center for Media on Thursday, Tomlin says she and Fonda are sad to see the sitcom go. It’s ending after its seventh season...
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FILE - This June 23, 2019 file photo shows Lizzo performing at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles. Singer-rapper Lizzo earned eight Grammy Award nominations, Wednesday, Nov. 20, making her the show’s top-nominated act. The 62nd Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 20, 2019 - 8:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys are screaming “Cuz I Love You” to Lizzo: The breakthrough singer-rapper scored a whopping eight nominations, including bids for the top four awards, making her the show’s top-nominated act. Lizzo picked up nominations for album of the year with her major-label debut, “...
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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)
November 14, 2019 - 8:26 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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Garth Brooks, left, and Trisha Yearwood arrive at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
November 13, 2019 - 11:07 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Country Music Association Awards, being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena (all times local): 10 p.m. Garth Brooks has won the Entertainer of the Year honor at the Country Music Association Awards. Brooks won the top award on a night when the...
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Dwight Yoakam, left, and Emily Joyce arrive at 67th Annual BMI Country Awards ceremony at BMI Music Row offices on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
November 13, 2019 - 1:55 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer, songwriter and actor Dwight Yoakam was honored by performing rights organization BMI for his trailblazing and highly unique style of California country rock. The organization gave the Grammy-winner the President's Award on Tuesday, as well as honored...
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