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Review: Cosmic comic Todd Snider shares stories and hilarity

Sep. 22, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

“Live: Return of the Storyteller,” Todd Snider (Aimless Records/Thirty Tigers) On Todd Snider’s new solo live album, some of his best riffs involve no notes. The stoner troubadour and cosmic comic shares tales of the road, from tripping on a beach in California...

Celebrities coming back to White House after Trump drought

Sep. 20, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrities are back at the White House following a pop-culture backlash during the Trump years, when just about anyone considered high-wattage refused to show up. Rocker Elton John is bringing his farewell tour to the South Lawn on Friday, the White House...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 25-Oct.1

Sep. 19, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1: Sept. 25: Newswoman Barbara Walters is 93. Singer Ian Tyson of Ian and Sylvia is 89. Polka band leader Jimmy Sturr is 81. Actor Josh Taylor (“Days of Our Lives,” “Valerie’s Family”) is 79. Actor Robert Walden (“Lou...

Tearful Allison Russell wins Americana Award for debut album

Sep. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Russell won album of the year for her debut solo record “Outside Child,” while bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings won artist of the year at the Americana Honors and Awards. Russell, whose starkly beautiful album touches...

BRELAND, king of collabs, invents the sound of cross country

Sep. 13, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music as a genre has always been a melting pot of influences and cultures, often shifting and morphing to reflect popular sounds and trends. BRELAND’s debut full-length album “Cross Country” builds on that history, interpolating and sampling older songs and...

Bassist for country group Alabama arrested on pot charge

Sep. 12, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

CENTRE, Ala. (AP) — Teddy Gentry, a founding member of and bass player for the country music super group Alabama, was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, records show. Gentry, 70, of Fort Payne was booked into the Cherokee County Jail in northeast Alabama...

New this week: 'The Handmaid’s Tale' and 'Goodnight Mommy'

Sep. 12, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Twin brothers go to their mother’s house for a stay but find something is off about her in...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 18-24

Sep. 12, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 18-24: Sept. 18: Actor Robert Blake is 89. Gospel singer Bobby Jones is 84. Singer-actor Frankie Avalon is 82. Actor Beth Grant (“The Mindy Project,” ″No Country For Old Men”) is 73. Guitarist Kerry Livgren (Kansas) is 73. Actor Anna...

Kane Brown takes his hitmaker status to the next level

Sep. 09, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kane Brown knows a hit when he hears one, whether it’s a tribute to '90s country or a collaboration with an R&B star or DJ that might light up the dance floor. The 28-year-old multi-hyphenate who broke out on social media has let his ear for what’s...

Lainey Wilson leads CMA Awards nominations in her 1st year

Sep. 07, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Louisiana-native Lainey Wilson is having a breakout year as she tops the Country Music Association Awards nominations in her first year as a nominee, earning nods in six categories including album of the year, female vocalist of the year and song of the year. ...