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Brad Paisley out; Reba, Dolly, Carrie Underwood to host CMAs

Aug. 19, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

Carrie Underwood, who has hosted the Country Music Association Awards since 2008 with Brad Paisley, is losing her partner-in-crime. But she won't be on her own: The CMAs announced Monday that "special guest hosts" Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will join Underwood during the Nov. 13 event. The organization says...

Lauren Daigle gets 6 nominations from Dove Awards

Aug. 14, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian recording artist Lauren Daigle, who has had major crossover success with her single, "You Say," received six nominations Wednesday from the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards. Daigle's nominations include artist of the year and song of the year. "You Say" topped both...

CMA voters consider whether to nominate 'Old Town Road'

Aug. 14, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA award. Ballots have gone out for nominations for the Country Music...

Lizzo's 2-year-old song might still qualify at 2020 Grammys

Aug. 14, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo's breakthrough hit "Truth Hurts" is a two-year-old song, but it still has a chance at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Typically older songs that become hits long after their initial release — from Pharrell's "Happy" to John Legend's "All of Me" — can compete at the Grammys when...

Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, Bad Bunny to perform at VMAs

Aug. 13, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Shawn Mendes are set to perform at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin and Rosalia will also hit the stage at the Aug. 26 event, taking place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Ariana Grande and...

Finally, Missy Elliott will receive MTV Video Vanguard Award

Aug. 12, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, one of the most iconic players in the history of music videos, will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Monday that Elliott will also perform on Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Since her...

Taylor Swift to perform at MTV Video Music Awards

Aug. 7, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Wednesday that the pop star will hit the stage on Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Swift and Ariana Grande are the most nominated acts, competing for 10 awards each. Swift's nominations...

Rudy Pérez shares his journey from poverty to the Grammys

Aug. 2, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Rudy Pérez has worked with superstars like Beyonce and Julio Iglesias and has been named a Billboard Producer of the Decade. He usually keeps a low profile, but he's stepping out front to inspire others to fight for their dreams, with a new book. "The Latin Hit Maker,"...

Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with assault over fight in Sweden

Jul. 25, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor on Thursday charged rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month, in a case that has drawn the attention of fellow recording artists as well as U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump responded with two sharply-worded tweets, calling on Sweden to...

SAG Awards shift date, avoid schedule conflict with Grammys

Jul. 25, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild Awards will shift a week earlier than planned and avoid airing at the same time as the Grammy Awards. Organizers announced the shift Thursday and that the show, which honors the best performances in film and television, will be broadcast live Jan. 19 on TNT and...