Country music

In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, photo Dolly Parton performs at her 50th Opry Member Anniversary at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. The73-year-old actress, singer and songwriter, who first played the Opry when she was just a teenager, celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member on Saturday. (Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 10:35 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton is still working "9 to 5," and doing what she loves as she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The 73-year-old actress, singer and songwriter, who first played the Opry when she was just a teenager, played the...
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October 10, 2019 - 10:26 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The copyright owners of the "Charlie Brown Christmas" theme song have sued Dollywood in federal court for copyright infringement. News outlets report the complaint says the East Tennessee theme park named for country star Dolly Parton has used the song without permission in...
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Former President Jimmy Carter answers questions during a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity project Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Carter fell at home on Sunday, requiring over a dozen stitches, but he did not let his injuries keep him from participating in his 36th building project with the nonprofit Christian housing organization. He turned 95 last Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 07, 2019 - 6:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With a bandage above his left eye and a large, red welt below it, former President Jimmy Carter was greeted by a cheering crowd Monday morning as he prepared to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville. Carter fell at home on Sunday, requiring 14 stiches, but...
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FILE - This Feb. 12, 2017 file photo shows songwriter and producer busbee at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Warner Records sent out a statement on Sunday saying busbee, whose real name was Michael James Ryan, died, but no cause of death or date was given. He was 43. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 30, 2019 - 5:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-nominated songwriter-producer busbee, who co-wrote Maren Morris' breakout hit "My Church" and also crafted songs for Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Pink, Shakira and Florida Georgia Line, has died. He was 43. Warner Records confirmed his death in a statement released...
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This photo provided by IBMA shows the bluegrass band Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, from left, Jason Barie, Mike Terry, Joe Mullins, Adam McIntosh, Randy Barnes. The band won entertainer of the year and collaborative recording of the year at the 30th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 in Raleigh, N.C. (Dan Schram/IBMA via AP) .
September 27, 2019 - 10:59 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers won entertainer of the year and collaborative recording of the year at the 30th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. The band won Thursday at the awards show held in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bluegrass legend Del McCoury, who was a co-...
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This Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 photo provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) shows the scene of the wreck of a tour bus that crashed while carrying the road crew for country Josh Turner, leaving one dead and seven injured, on Highway 46 near Shandon in Cailfornia's Central Coast region. Turner and his band were not on the bus. Two of the passengers are said to have sustained major injuries and five had moderate injuries. (Capt. Adan Orozco/Cal Fire via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 4:55 pm
SHANDON, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus carrying members of the road crew for country singer Josh Turner plunged off a cliff in central California, killing one person and injuring seven others, authorities said Thursday. Turner and his band were not on the bus when it crashed late Wednesday in San Luis...
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September 17, 2019 - 9:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay and Thomas Rhett will be honored as country's top stars at the 10th annual CMT Artists of the Year television special. The 90-minute special will air live from Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 16. It will include tribute...
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John Prine, left, and Pat McLaughlin accept the Song of the Year Award for "Summer's End" at the Americana Honors & Awards show Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
September 11, 2019 - 11:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Prine's winning streak has continued at the Americana Music Association's annual awards ceremony in Nashville, though his two-year reign as Americana artist of the year has ended. The 72-year-old folk singer-songwriter took home two major honors on Wednesday at...
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FILE - This May 4, 2019 file photo shows Phillip Sweet, from left, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, of Little Big Town, at the iHeartCountry Festival in Austin, Texas. The Grammy winners will reveal their self-produced album “Nightfall” at Carnegie Hall on January 16, the night before it is released. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)
September 09, 2019 - 7:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country group Little Big Town always wanted to play Carnegie Hall, but it took more than just practice to get them there. The Grammy winners will reveal their self-produced album "Nightfall" at the famed theater on January 16, the night before it is released. The appearance...
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September 06, 2019 - 8:33 pm
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Country singer Kylie Rae Harris caused a three-vehicle crash in northern New Mexico that left her and a 16-year-old girl dead, authorities said. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe told the Taos News that investigators believe Harris caused Wednesday's crash and that speed appeared...
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