R.E.M., Blondie, Snoop Dogg get nods for Songwriters HallNovember 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Bryan Adams, R.E.M., Blondie, Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Heart and The Doobie Brothers are among the nominees for the 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame, part of a dazzling list of talented acts who left their mark on country, pop, rap, Broadway, post-punk, Latin and New Jack Swing.
The Judds, Ray Charles join the Country Music Hall of FameMay 2, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ray Charles and The Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in a ceremony filled with tears, music and laughter, just a day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly.
Bobbe ‘Beegie’ Adair, jazz pianist, dies in TennesseeJanuary 26, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jazz pianist, session musician and bandleader Bobbe Long “Beegie” Adair, who played on over 100 records throughout her six decade career, has died. She was 84.
Her manager, Monica Ramey, said Adair died Sunday in Franklin.
Country stars celebrate Grand Ole Opry broadcast milestoneOctober 31, 2021 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Grand Ole Opry's broadcast of its 5,000th Saturday show attracted a host of big country music stars to its historic venue.
Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Chris Young and a half-dozen others lined up to celebrate the nearly century-old country music program.
Renowned Oklahoma fiddler Byron Berline dies at 77July 13, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Byron Berline, a renowned fiddler who played with superstars like Elton John, the Rolling Stones and owned a popular Oklahoma instrument shop, has died. He was 77.
Bette Berline, Byron’s wife, confirmed his death to The Associated Press.
Country stars talk of Charlie Daniels’ faith at funeralJuly 10, 2020 GMT
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars, veterans and longtime friends talked about the faith and patriotism of Charlie Daniels at a funeral Friday for the country singer and fiddler...
Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart conditionJune 3, 2020 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A publicist for Amy Grant says the contemporary Christian singer had open heart surgery on Wednesday to fix a heart condition she has had since birth...
Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 12-18April 7, 2020 GMT
Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 12-18
April 12: Actress Jane Withers is 94. Musician Herbie Hancock is 80...
The Grand Ole Opry to play on in an empty theaterMarch 20, 2020 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Grand Ole Opry, the longest running radio show in history, is playing on through the coronavirus outbreak by returning to its roots...
Review: Vince Gill straddles middle of the road on ‘Okie’August 20, 2019 GMT
Vince Gill, "Okie" (MCA Nashville)
Musically and politically, Vince Gill straddles the middle of the road on his new album "Okie...
Eagles to perform ‘Hotel California’ album in its entiretyApril 2, 2019 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Eagles will perform their 1976 "Hotel California" album in its entirety in concert for the first time...
APNewsBreak: Elliott, Hynde and Gill up for Songwriters HallNovember 7, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, one of rap's greatest voices and also a songwriter and producer who has crafted songs for Beyonce and Whitney Houston, is one of the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame...
New album spotlights ‘Muscle Shoals sound’September 1, 2018 GMT
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — A new album will throw a spotlight on the famed "Muscle Shoals sound" that made a north Alabama town one of the nation's premier recording venues...