Latest Country music News

Lady Antebellum get honest, vulnerable on new record ‘Ocean’

Nov. 19, 2019 5:07 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country vocal group Lady Antebellum know how to move people to tears with their songs and their newest record feels as vulnerable and honest as a therapy session. The trio of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood are known for their heartfelt harmonies and emotional...

Jon Voight, Alison Krauss honored with national medals

Nov. 17, 2019 10:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, singer and musician Alison Krauss and mystery writer James Patterson are among the artists and philanthropists being honored by President Donald Trump for their contributions to the arts or the humanities, the first recipients of prestigious national medals...

Rapper Kanye West performs for Texas jail inmates

Nov. 15, 2019 8:42 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Kanye West has followed the Johnny Cash route and performed for inmates at a Houston jail. In secret from the public, the star rapper-turned-gospel singer performed songs Friday from his new gospel album “Jesus is King.” He and his choir performed for more than 200 male inmates...

And the Grammy nomination goes to...

Nov. 15, 2019 7:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — L may typically stand for “loser” but artists like Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X and Lewis Capaldi are likely to score big next week when the Grammy nominations are unveiled, with expected nods in key categories, from album of the year to record and song of the year. The...

Swift questions AMAs performance over fight with music group

Nov. 15, 2019 11:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift said Thursday that she may not perform at the American Music Awards and may have to put other projects including a forthcoming Netflix documentary on hold because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs. “Right now my performance at...

Despite female push, Garth Brooks bests Underwood at CMAs

Nov. 14, 2019 8:27 AM 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...

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...

People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive

Nov. 12, 2019 9:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — R&B crooner John Legend has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. The Grammy-winning singer known for his silky-smooth vocals was revealed as this year's winner Tuesday night on NBC's "The Voice." He serves as a coach on the singing competition series with Gwen...