NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Whitley seemed destined to become a country star with his haunting, soulful baritone honed by his roots in Kentucky bluegrass. But his life was cut tragically short...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After watching a recent documentary about the doomed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, country star Dierks Bentley was appalled at how it all went disastrously...
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2
Jan. 27: Actor James Cromwell ("Murder in the First," ''Babe") is 79. Actor John Witherspoon (TV's "The Boondocks," ''Friday") is 77. Drummer Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is 75. Singer Nedra Talley of The Ronettes is 73. Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov is 71. Country singer Cheryl White of The Whites is 64. Guitarist Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters is 64. Actress Mimi Rogers is 63. Guitarist Janick Gers of Iron Maiden is 62. Singer Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 58. Keyboardist Gillian Gilbert (New Order) is 58. Actress Tamlyn Tomita (TV's "Teen Wolf") is 56. Actress Bridget Fonda is 55. Actor Alan Cumming ("Spy Kids") is 54. Singer Mike Patton (Faith No More) is 51. Country singer Tracy Lawrence is 51. Rapper Tricky is 51. Guitarist Michael Kulas of James is 50. Comedian Patton Oswalt is 50. Actor Josh Randall ("Ed") is 47. Country singer Kevin Denney is 41. Drummer Andrew Lee of St. Paul and the Broken Bones is 33. Drummer Matt Sanchez of American Authors is 33.
Michigan man sentenced in shooting deaths of 2 young men
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A man who was convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shootings of two young men who were breaking into his truck in southern Michigan has been sentenced to 19 to 40 years in prison.
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A southern Michigan man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shootings of two 18-year-old men near his Springport Township home.
Country artists talk about their love of ’90s era country music
The 2018 Adams County Fairfest entertainment lineup announced Wednesday features music for country and rock fans and closes with a smash — car smash, that is.
Fairfest runs July 18-22 at the Adams County Fairgrounds.
“I think it’s a good lineup, quite a variety,” fairgrounds manager Jolene Laux said. “We’ve got a little bit of red dirt; and we brought some rock back to try and keep those rock people happy.”
Cheyenne Frontier Days announces night show performers
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne Frontier Days staff has announced five country music performers that will play during the 2018 rodeo.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the night show headliners include Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and the Charlie Daniels Band joined by special guest Tracy Lawrence.
The latest news from Music City >>
Kenny Rogers will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on Oct. 24, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp made that announcement today. The induction ceremony will take place one day in advance of the all-star “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” taking place at Bridgestone Arena.
RED WING — Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for a concert by country music artists Tracy Lawrence and John Michael Montgomery at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.
Mother found not guilty of assaulting assistant principal
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia mother accused of hitting an assistant principal at her child's elementary school in the head, briefly knocking her unconscious, has been found not guilty following an appeal.
The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2d5JvjC ) reports 44-year-old Tracy Lawrence had been given a 90-day jail sentence after being convicted in June of assault and disorderly conduct.
Lawrence appealed the verdict and a jury on Tuesday found her not guilty.
Man to stand trial in fatal shootings of 2 men near his home
SPRINGPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 53-year-old southern Michigan man will stand trial in the fatal shootings of two 18-year-old men near his Springport Township home.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports (http://bit.ly/2dCDzMz ) that a district judge on Monday ruled that testimony showed a reasonable belief that Matthew Lyle McMillen and Hunter Scott Lentz were fleeing when they were shot in June.
LEIGH — The Colfax County Fair is almost here.
Events run from July 21-24 at the fairgrounds in Leigh.
Here’s a look at what’s planned for this year’s fair:
The Dylan Bloom Band will perform at approximately 9:30 p.m. July 23, following the truck pull, on the “slab” at the Colfax County Fairgrounds.
Rooted in North Bend, this band delivers a high-energy show. The Dylan Bloom Band performs heartfelt, hard-hitting...