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Carrie Underwood accepts the entertainer of the year award in a tie with Thomas Rhett during the 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

Sep. 17, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first time the top prize has been split between two artists. Underwood and Rhett seemed equally taken aback after...

This combination photo shows country singers, from left, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Mickey Guyton who will perform at this year's ACM Awards in Nashville. (AP Photo)

ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic

Sep. 14, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or pre-taped acceptance speeches. After a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the awards show wants to bring the live television experience back again. The 55th...

FILE - In a Jan. 23, 2020 file photo, Taylor Swift attends the premiere of

Taylor Swift returns to ACM Awards for 'Folklore' premiere

Sep. 13, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift is coming back to her roots with a performance at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. The nine-time ACM award winner will perform from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, where the awards show will be broadcast...

FILE - Barbara Streisand performs at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2011. The Grammy Museum is launching its own online streaming service featuring performances and interviews from A-list musicians, as well as material from the museum’s archive. About 40 programs will be available at the launch, including performances and interviews from Streisand, Billie EIllish and her producer-brother FINNEAS, Selena Gomez, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Grammy Museum to launch online streaming service

Sep. 10, 2020 7:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ready to Grammys and chill? The Grammy Museum is launching its own online streaming service featuring performances and interviews from A-list musicians, as well as material from the museum’s archive. COLLECTION:live will debut on Sept. 17 and the monthly subscription will cost $2.99...

Grammy-nominated composer William Pursell dies at age 94

Sep. 8, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — William “Bill” Pursell, a Grammy-nominated composer who worked as a Nashville studio musician with artists like Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, has died. He was 94. Publicist Harlan Boll said the cause of his death on Thursday was COVID-19-related pneumonia. Pursell had...

FILE - Members of South Korean K-Pop group BTS appear during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, on April 17, 2019. “Dynamite,” the group’s first all-English song, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. music charts this week, making BTS first Korean pop act to top the chart. (Jo Soo-jung/Newsis via AP, File)

BTS on gaining respect in the US: ‘We definitely feel that’

Sep. 3, 2020 4:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Loud and happy screams erupt in unison from the seven-member pop stars BTS when they hear they have notched their first No. 1 hit on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart. “DREAM,” yells band member RM. “It still doesn’t feel real,” adds SUGA, speaking in...

This combination photo shows country singers, from left, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Mickey Guyton who will perform at this year's ACM Awards in Nashville. (AP Photo)

Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, Luke Bryan to sing at ACM Awards

Sep. 2, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music Awards will feature performances by Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton and Morgan Wallen, all from the Grand Ole Opry House. The lineup was announced Wednesday for the awards show, which was postponed...

This combination photo shows, from left, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, who were nominated for Entertainer of the Year for the 54th Annual CMA Awards on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo)

Miranda Lambert leads CMA noms, Luke Combs' streak continues

Sep. 1, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert turns her “Wildcard” into an ace as she’s the leading nominee at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards, including her first entertainer of the year nomination in five years. The CMAs announced Tuesday that Lambert earned seven...

This combination photo of video grabs by MTV, issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, shows Lady Gaga wearing masks during the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP)

Gaga’s masks, Weeknd’s advocacy and more top VMAs moments

Aug. 31, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

The MTV Video Music Awards got a little creative trying to put on a somewhat live awards show from New York City in the middle of a pandemic. Sunday's show included performances with mask-wearing artists and fans and artists dancing in front the backdrop of the city's skyscrapers. But amid the celebration, the...

In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, host Keke Palmer talks about late actor Chadwick Boseman during the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP)

MTV VMAs honor Chadwick Boseman: ‘His impact lives forever’

Aug. 31, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, whose death from colon cancer shocked fans, was honored at the MTV Video Music Awards as a hero in real life, not just on the big screen. Host Keke Palmer said the Sunday night awards show was dedicated to Boseman, who died at the age of...