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Despite female push, Garth Brooks bests Underwood at CMAs

Nov. 13, 2019 11:53 PM EST

The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music — whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years — until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks. Wednesday night’s show...

List of winners at the 2019 Country Music Association Awards

Nov. 13, 2019 11:37 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Complete list of winners from the 2019 Country Music Association Awards, held Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. — Entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks — Female vocalist of the year: Kacey Musgraves — Male vocalist of the year: Luke...

The Latest: Garth Brooks wins CMA’s Entertainer of the Year

Nov. 13, 2019 11:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Country Music Association Awards, being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena (all times local): 10 p.m. Garth Brooks has won the Entertainer of the Year honor at the Country Music Association Awards. Brooks won the top award on a night when the...

Woman says Denver arena guard told her to remove hijab

Nov. 13, 2019 5:58 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group is protesting after a Colorado arena security guard told a woman to remove her hijab before she could enter to see her 8-year-old daughter sing the national anthem with her school choir at a Denver Nuggets basketball game. Gazella Bensreiti (ben-SRAY-tee) said...

Music Review: DJ Shadow back with an album to mark the times

Nov. 13, 2019 3:36 PM EST

DJ Shadow, “Our Pathetic Age” (Mass Appeal) In the companion art piece to DJ Shadow’s “Our Pathetic Age,” a poem expresses not wanting to be permeated by the ubiquity of “tech paranoia.” This sentiment hovers over the album’s 23 tracks. Split into two sides,...

Domingo to sing at 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival

Nov. 13, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Plácido Domingo is scheduled to sing two concert performances in Verdi's "I Vespri Siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)" next summer as part of the 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival, which features 221 performances over 44 days and includes seven staged operas. Domingo, who turns 79 in January, was dropped or...

Rapper Kodak Black gets prison sentence in weapons case

Nov. 13, 2019 12:34 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black was sentenced Wednesday to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May. The 22-year-old Black admitted in August that he falsified information on federal forms to...

BMI honors Dwight Yoakam, top country songwriters

Nov. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer, songwriter and actor Dwight Yoakam was honored by performing rights organization BMI for his trailblazing and highly unique style of California country rock. The organization gave the Grammy-winner the President’s Award on Tuesday, as well as honored...

Review: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy finds inspiration in Hawaii

Nov. 13, 2019 11:27 AM EST

Bonnie “Prince” Billy, “I Made a Place” (Drag City) Will Oldham, appearing here under his Bonnie “Prince” Billy alter ego, has made too much music in the past decade to list here, but “I Made A Place” is his first album of new, original songs since...

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....