PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A job fair at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi drew hundreds of people interested in the work.
Ingalls Vice President of Operations George Jones called Saturday's...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama-born drummer Jerry Carrigan, who was in the first rhythm section for FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and later an in-demand session player in Nashville, Tennessee,...
Jim Lauderdale, "Time Flies" (Yep Roc)
Jim Lauderdale is a steady geyser of Americana, releasing over two dozen solo albums and collaborations and writing for and with many mostly country musicians — from George Strait to Rodney Crowell and from the Dixie Chicks to George Jones — at a steaming pace.
Being prolific, however, would not mean much if Lauderdale's songwriting and singing weren't as consistently great as "Time Flies" once again demonstrates.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ronnie Dunn of powerhouse country duo Brooks & Dunn and singer-songwriter K.T. Oslin will join the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame this year.
The organization announced its newest inductees Tuesday. They also include songwriters Byron Hill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Joe Melson. They will be formally inducted in October.
Dunn wrote many Brooks & Dunn hits by himself including "Neon Moon," ''Hard Workin' Man," ''Little Miss Honky Tonk" and "Boot Scootin' Boogie."
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — George Jones was against the Mountain Valley Pipeline from the start.
The natural gas pipeline is routed to run through the southwest Virginia farm his family has owned for seven generations. The 88-year-old Navy veteran never considered signing an easement agreement with the developers, because he thought the whole thing seemed an affront to his property rights. But state law meant he couldn't even keep surveyors out.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If you've only heard of Trixie Mattel as the blonde, bee-hive wearing winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3," then you've only scratched the surface of this comedian, television show host and musician.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Daryle Singletary, who sang songs like "I Let Her Lie" and "Too Much Fun," has died.
A publicist says Singletary died at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee on Monday at 46.
The cause of death is pending. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama record producer Rick Hall, who recorded some of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s and '70s and helped develop the fabled "Muscle Shoals sound," has died.
Hall died at his home Tuesday following a fight with cancer, said longtime friend Judy Hood. He was 85.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — There's a hole worn through the handle of Blaine Lutz's black leather case — it stands as a testament to its years of service. It looks like a doctor's bag but inside are the tools needed to make a piano sing.
Over the span of a more than 35-year career, Lutz has tuned pianos for some of the biggest names in music: Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Eagles, Eddie Rabbitt, The Statler Brothers, George Jones, Merle Haggard, ZZ Top, Conway Twitty and Lawrence Welk.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis native Justin Timberlake returned to his home state for one of his few performances this year to declare his love for Tennessee.
Timberlake performed on Saturday in Franklin, Tennessee, at the Pilgrimage Festival, a 3-year-old music festival that he now co-produces and is conveniently close to his current home in Middle Tennessee.
The pop singer and actor joked to the capacity crowd of more than 25,000 fans that he was nervous about performing at home.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country songwriter Claude "Curly" Putman, who wrote iconic country songs like "He Stopped Loving Her Today," ''D-I-V-O-R-C-E," and "The Green, Green Grass of Home" has died. He was 85.
The songwriter died on Sunday, according to Jnae Partlow, co-owner of Partlow Funeral Chapel in Lebanon, Tennessee, where he lived.