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The Latest: Johnson wrecked trying to pit in Daytona 500

Feb. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. Jimmie Johnson's chances of winning a third Daytona 500 ended with a strange accident on pit road. Johnson was running near the front of the field and trying to pit when Cody Ware and his Rick Ware Racing teammate...

Country star Miranda Lambert reveals secret marriage

Feb. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert celebrated Valentine's Day weekend with the announcement that she secretly got married. A representative for the singer confirmed the marriage after Lambert posted photos on social media Saturday showing her in a white lace gown with her new husband,...

Actor William Shatner debuts country songs at Grand Ole Opry

Feb. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Actor William Shatner boldly went where no "Star Trek" captain has gone before when he took the stage for the first time for the Grand Ole Opry radio show to sing from his new album of country songs. Shatner made his Opry debut on Friday night in Nashville, Tennessee, on the famed...

Review: Robert Ellis switches to keys on 'Texas Piano Man'

Feb. 15, 2019 2:54 PM EST

Robert Ellis, "Texas Piano Man" (New West) Texans play guitar. Stevie Ray Vaughan? Willie Nelson? Buddy Holly? Johnny "Guitar" Watson? Guitarists. Elton John is not a Texan, but when he recorded "Texas Love Song" (a deep-cut gem), the tune featured not piano, but guitar. Now here's Houston native Robert Ellis, an...

Report: 7 women claim singer Ryan Adams was inappropriate

Feb. 13, 2019 8:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Times report says seven women have claimed singer-songwriter Ryan Adams offered to help them with their music careers but then turned things sexual, and he sometimes became emotional and verbally abusive. In the story published Wednesday, a 20-year-old female musician said Adams,...

The Latest: Collaborators: No word from Glover on Grammys

Feb. 13, 2019 5:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Even Childish Gambino's collaborators say they aren't sure of his whereabouts on Grammy night. Gambino won four trophies on Sunday, but the...

Garth Brooks in spring training with Pittsburgh Pirates

Feb. 11, 2019 4:49 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Garth Brooks has come out of baseball retirement. The country music legend will spend just over a week participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates, reporting Monday with the pitchers and catchers. The 57-year-old has previously been in the camps of the San Diego...

Female acts, rap songs win big at the Grammy Awards

Feb. 11, 2019 2:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, and Childish Gambino made history when his hit "This Is America" became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year. Kacey Musgraves'...

Grammys fashion include sparkles, sequins and statement hats

Feb. 11, 2019 1:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sparkly, studded and strutting in designer looks, the Grammys parade of often out-there fashion kicked off in a downpour Sunday, but that didn't dampen spirits as the music industry's best showed off their myriad outfits. Cardi B had a spot of trouble walking in a sculpted look that evoked...

Ariana Grande a no-show despite winning first Grammy Award

Feb. 11, 2019 12:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ariana Grande won her first Grammy Award on Sunday, but the singer didn't collect it after deciding to skip the ceremony following a public dispute with the show's producer. Grande won the best pop vocal album trophy for "Sweetener," beating Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Shawn...