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Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show

Oct. 16, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported each other through success and loss. Country singer Kane Brown, who was one of several artists of the year...

Musicians Hall of Fame to honor group with New Jersey roots

Oct. 16, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Seven years after hitting the road to perform and share their stories of recording with some of the biggest names in pop music, a New Jersey-based group of former A-list session musicians is being recognized for its efforts. The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville is...

'Patsy and Loretta' highlights bond between iconic singers

Oct. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Writer-director Callie Khouri is drawn to stories about female friendships and country music, and her latest television film "Patsy and Loretta" combines those passions into the true story of a friendship between two of country music's most powerful voices. The biopic about Patsy...

2 writers claim they deserve credit on Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts'

Oct. 16, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a debate about the truth behind Lizzo's "Truth Hurts." Lizzo's breakthrough tune, which spent six weeks on top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart this year, features the signature line: "I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm 100 percent that bitch." The lyric originated from a 2017 tweet...

Review: Electric Guest roars back with excellent third album

Oct. 16, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

Electric Guest, "KIN" (Atlantic Records) Maybe the third time will be the charm for Electric Guest, a sunny southern California pop duo who deserves more attention. Their third album, "KIN," is a breezy confection of fiendishly clever pop hooks augmented by some computer wizardry. The 11-track album from Asa...

Review: Foals finish epic journey with a second CD this year

Oct. 16, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

Foals, "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost — Part 2" (Warner Bros.) When the last album from indie-pop art rockers Foals ended, things sounded grim. There were dead foxes and burning hedges and rain. Frontman Yannis Philippakis was on his knees. Things seem a little more hopeful on their new album,...

Crossover artist Lauren Daigle reigns at Dove Awards

Oct. 16, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauren Daigle reigned at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards on Tuesday, winning artist of the year, song of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year. The 28-year-old Louisiana-born artist was the leading artist nominee coming into the...

Gina Rodriguez apologizes for singing N-word lyric

Oct. 15, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Rodriguez has apologized for singing along on her Instagram story to a Fugees verse that includes the N-word. The "Jane the Virgin" actress deleted the short video she posted Tuesday and replaced it with her apology, but not before memes and other backlash ensued. Rodriguez said in her...

Rapper, actor Ludacris now resident artist at Georgia State

Oct. 15, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper, actor and entrepreneur Chris "Ludacris" Bridges can add artist-in-residence to his resume as he takes on the position at Georgia State University. News outlets report the university announced Tuesday that Bridges will mentor students and work with professors at the Creative Media...

Meet the playwright behind a 'deeply raw space' on Broadway

Oct. 15, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has a rule that he doesn't cry in public. He broke that rule the night Rihanna attended his Broadway debut. Harris uses the singer's 2017 hit single "Work" throughout his searing, raw "Slave Play" and the pop star had promised to stop by one day. Harris wasn't...