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Music becomes medicine as singer Joe Henry battles cancer

Nov. 13, 2019 11:18 AM EST

Singer-songwriter Joe Henry was still absorbing the shock of confronting his life-threatening illness when he climbed into bed early one evening with paper and pen, his instruments for therapy. He then wrote a song, his first since being told he had stage 4 prostate cancer. He knew composing would help him heal....

Review: Chris Knight snarls out an album that fits the times

Oct. 11, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

Chris Knight, "Almost Daylight" (Thirty Tigers) In his first release in more than seven years, Kentucky-born country rocker Chris Knight has snarled out an album that's gruff, uncompromising and perfect for the times. "Almost Daylight" rails against hardship, misfortune and phoniness, set against a musical...

Today in History

Oct. 10, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2019. There are 82 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 10, 2001, U.S. jets pounded the Afghan capital of Kabul. President George W. Bush unveiled a list of 22 most-wanted terrorists, including Osama bin Laden. On this date: In...

From Luckenbach to Rocky Top, country is an American roadmap

Sep. 23, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music is a uniquely American art form, with its roots in the fiddle from European immigrants and the African banjo all the way through its explosion as a commercial art form that has reflected the social, economic and cultural changes within our country. Ken Burns took on...