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Beyoncé is bringing her fans of color to country music. Will they be welcomed in?

Apr. 15, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dusty, worn boots. Horses lapping up water. Sweat dripping from the foreheads of every shade of Black skin as country classics blare through giant speakers. These moments are frequently recreated during Tayhlor Coleman’s family gatherings at their central Texas ranch. For her,...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27

Apr. 15, 2024 09:44 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27: April 21: Actor Elaine May is 92. Singer Iggy Pop is 77. Actor Patti LuPone is 75. Actor Tony Danza is 73. Actor James Morrison (“24”) is 70. Actor Andie MacDowell is 66. Singer Robert Smith of The Cure is 65. Guitarist Michael...

Luke Combs leads the 2024 ACM Awards nominations, followed by Morgan Wallen and Megan Moroney

Apr. 09, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

Luke Combs leads the nominees for the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nods to his name, it was announced Tuesday. For a fifth year in a row, he's up for both male artist of the year and the top prize, entertainer of the year. The 59th annual ACM Awards...

Morgan Wallen has been arrested after police say he threw a chair off of the roof of a 6-story bar

Apr. 08, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer Morgan Wallen has been arrested after police say he threw a chair off the rooftop of a newly opened six-story bar in downtown Nashville. Wallen, 30, was booked into jail early Monday on three felony counts of reckless endangerment and...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 14-20

Apr. 08, 2024 10:16 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 14-20: April 14: Actor Julie Christie is 84. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is 79. Actor John Shea (“Gossip Girl,” ″Lois and Clark”) is 76. Actor Peter Capaldi (“Dr. Who,” ″The Musketeers”) is 66. Actor-turned-racecar driver...

Jelly Roll dominates the 2024 CMT Music Awards with host Kelsea Ballerini and a Toby Keith tribute

Apr. 08, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

Jelly Roll won big at the 2024 CMT Music Awards Sunday night, taking home three awards at the annual event celebrating the best in country music videos. His accolades began with the CMT performance of the year award for his gospel-assisted rendition of “Need a Favor” at the 2023...

Happy ABBA-versary! Fans mark 50 years since 'Waterloo' took the world by storm

Apr. 06, 2024 13:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It’s 50 years since ABBA won a major battle with “Waterloo.” A half-century ago on Saturday, the Swedish quartet triumphed at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with the peppy love song, which opens: “My my, at Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender, and I have met my...

Today in History: April 5, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are sentenced to death

Apr. 05, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 5, the 96th day of 2024. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 5, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death following their conviction in New York on...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 7-13

Apr. 01, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 7-13: April 7: Country singer Bobby Bare is 89. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 86. Actor Roberta Shore (“The Virginian”) is 81. Singer Patricia Bennett of The Chiffons is 77. Singer-guitarist John Oates of Hall and Oates is 76....

Music Review: Beyoncé's epic 'Act ll: Cowboy Carter' defies categorization, redefines American style

Mar. 29, 2024 15:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Nothin’ really ends / For things to stay the same they have to change again,” Beyoncé sings on “Act ll: Cowboy Carter,” the opening lines of the opening track, “Ameriican Requiem.” “Them big ideas, yeah, are buried here / Amen.” ...