STEVE EARLE RELEASES TRIBUTE ALBUM TO JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE
NEW YORK (AP) - Steve Earle has paid tribute to his late son, Justin Townes Earle, by releasing an album of his son’s music. Steve remade ten songs from his son’s catalog for the album “J.T.” The final song is “Last Words,” a song he wrote for Justin. “J.T.” came out yesterday on what would have been Justin’s 39th birthday. He died in August. Proceeds from the album’s sale will be donated to a trust for Justin’s 3-year-old daughter.
LORETTA LYNN RELEASES ALBUM HONORING COUNTRY MUSIC’S WOMEN
NEW YORK (AP) - Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Tanya Tucker and Margo Price are guest musicians on Loretta Lynn’s new studio album, “Still Woman Enough.” The album is a celebration of women in country music with new versions of traditional American songs as well as fresh takes on Lynn’s own songs. She does a recitation to mark 50 years since she released “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” “Still Woman Enough” comes out March 19.
HALSEY, JLO LAUNCHING BEAUTY PRODUCTS LINES
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Halsey and Jennifer Lopez each are starting their own lines of beauty products. Halsey’s About-Face line is a collection of cosmetics. The first products go on sale Jan. 25 at www.AboutFace.com. Lopez’s JLo Beauty line is a set of skincare products, like sunscreen, cleansers and moisturizer. Lopez’s products are on sale now at www.JLoBeauty.com and will be sold through Sephora and Amazon starting Jan. 14.
JOHN LEGEND APPEARS ON “UNDERGROUND” SPECIAL
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Legend will host a special about the dramatic series “Underground” tonight as it debuts on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The show about slaves escaping via the Underground Railroad ran for two seasons on WGN. The reintroduction will include insights from cast members and previously unseen footage. Legend oversaw the show’s music and acted as one of its executive producers.
CHILDREN OF BODOM SINGER ALEXI LAIHO DIES
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) - Singer-guitarist Alexi Laiho of the Finnish metal band Children of Bodom has died. The band’s website says Laiho died at his home in Helsinki, Finland, last week after suffering from long-term health issues. He was 41. Children of Bodom released ten studio albums since their formation in 1993. Their best-known one was 2008’s “Blooddrunk.” The band split in 2019.