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Country star Travis Tritt's tour bus involved in fatal wreck

May. 18, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Country music star Travis Tritt says his tour bus was "sideswiped" in a multi-vehicle crash that left two people dead in South Carolina. News outlets report the crash occurred early Saturday on Highway 22 in Horry County. One person suffered minor injuries. Tritt tweeted that his tour...

Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, father of Pauly, dies at 92

May. 18, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92. Through a spokeswoman, Shore's family said he died at his Las Vegas home surrounded by family. He was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore. Shore's nearly seven-decade career stretched...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

May. 16, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of May 15, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Eric...

A T-shirt shopping trip with rock singer James Bay

May. 16, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, British singer James Bay's favorite music T-shirt is of the Rolling Stones, but the one he wishes he had? Aretha Franklin. "Somebody asked the other day, 'What's your greatest influence of all-time?' ... I can't see how it's not Aretha," Bay said while shopping at a vintage store...

Upgrades done at New York music venue in time for '19 season

May. 15, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A $1.75 million renovation project has been completed at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in time for the start of the summer concert season later this month. Officials with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and SPAC announced Wednesday that work...

Female nominees rule top category at Americana Music Awards

May. 14, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In contrast to other country music award shows, the artist of the year nominees at this year's Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards are all female, including Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, Kacey Musgraves and Rhiannon Giddens. The Americana Music Association announced...

Son of a gun: Louisiana won't add 'Jambalaya' to state songs

May. 10, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Me oh my oh: Hank Williams' iconic "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" won't become one of Louisiana's official state songs. Republican Sen. Norby Chabert, of Terrebonne Parish, told The Advocate he's shelving the proposal for this legislative session. Louisiana already has two official...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

May. 9, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of May 8, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Eric...

Timberlake to receive special honor from Songwriters Hall

May. 8, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake's songwriting chops will be honored next month. The pop star will receive the Contemporary Icon Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 13 at the organization's 50th annual induction ceremony in New York. Timberlake is the second person to receive the honor; Lady...

Country group Alabama extends 50th anniversary tour

May. 8, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country band Alabama is extending their 50th anniversary tour this year with 29 more shows, including a show with The Beach Boys and additional dates in Ontario, Canada. The Grammy-winning band embarked on a major arena and amphitheater tour this year to mark their anniversary....