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This combination photo shows Miranda Lambert performing at the 2017 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. on June 8, 2017, from left,  Darius Rucker performing at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn., on June 14, 2015 and Luke Combs performing at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019. CMT is saluting heroes on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic with a star filled TV special featuring Combs, Lambert, Rucker, Florida Georgia Line and others. (AP Photo)

CMT special focuses on good news work of everyday heroes

Jun. 3, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars highlighted the heroic work of citizens and communities around the country who were coming together to help each other in the middle of the coronavirus epidemic during the "CMT Celebrates Our Heroes" TV special. But Wednesday's show largely didn't address the...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

Jun. 3, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts....

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Review: Nick Lowe's sardonic duality on display on new EP

Jun. 3, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

Nick Lowe, “Lay It On Me” (Yep Roc Records) In typical Nick Lowe fashion, the upbeat love song that's the title track of his latest EP, “Lay It On Me,” is immediately followed by a note of caution: “Don't Be Nice to Me.” And just to pile on the misery, he follows that up...

This combination photo shows celebrities who have birthdays during the week of June 7-13. Pictured from left are Tom Jones arriving at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, May 23, 2019, Kanye West at the 11 A.M. service at Lakewood Church on Nov. 17, 2019, in Houston, Johnny Depp at the photo call for the film

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13

Jun. 3, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 7-13: June 7: Actress Virginia McKenna (“Born Free”) is 89. Singer Tom Jones is 80. Actor Ronald Pickup (“The Crown”) is 80. Actor Ronald Pickup (TV’s “The Crown,” film’s “The Best Exotic Marigold...

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Review: Dion gets distinguished help on rocking blues album

Jun. 3, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

Dion, “Blues with Friends” (Keeping the Blues Alive Records) “Blues with Friends” sets up rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Dion with a distinguished set of guitarists, from Joe Bonamassa to Bruce Springsteen, on an album teeming with talent and great tunes. Dion has been putting out...

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Eagles' Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright law

Jun. 2, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eagles songwriter Don Henley urged Congress on Tuesday to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against online pirating, wading into a copyright fight pitting Hollywood and the recording industry against big tech platforms like Google’s YouTube. The blockbuster...

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Review: The Archives pay inspired tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

May. 29, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

The Archives, “Carry Me Home. A Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson” (Montserrat House) The Archives, a reggae band from Washington, D.C., pay an inspired tribute to the late, groundbreaking soul and jazz poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron — and his collaborator Brian Jackson...

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Review: Bracing tenor helps Teddy Thompson do retro right

May. 28, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

Teddy Thompson, “Heartbreaker Please” (Thirty Tigers) Teddy Thompson's roots are showing, and that's nothing new. The New York-based singer-songwriter is the son of British folk-rock royalty but grew up on Sam Cooke, Hank Williams and the Everly Brothers, and he often makes music suitable for a...

FILE - This July 15, 2018 file photo shows Jason Isbell, of Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, performing at Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, Ky. Isbell is king of the Americana genre, but he's ambitious for more. The new “Reunions” album reaches out sonically to people who might not normally listen to that type of music, but Isbell's well-crafted songs lie at the center of what he does. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Summertime, and the living is uneasy for Jason Isbell

May. 27, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Isbell had big plans for this summer, between a new album specifically designed to introduce his music to a wider audience and a schedule that had him onstage most nights from May to September. Like millions of others, many of Isbell's dreams are on hold because of the coronavirus. So...

FILE - This Nov. 8, 2017 file photo shows Kip Moore at the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Moore was used to traveling the world to surf, rock climb or hike, but lately he's been isolating himself in a remote lodge in eastern Kentucky. The Georgia-born artist releases his new album “Wild World,” in a very chaotic time, but he said his introspective messages might help people right now. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

In 'Wild World,' singer Kip Moore turns a mirror on himself

May. 27, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country singer Kip Moore wasn’t performing, he was traveling the world to places like Iceland and Costa Rica looking for the next great wave to surf, or a cliff to climb or a remote trail to hike. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Georgia-born globetrotter found...