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Appeals court sides with Dr. Luke on an issue in Kesha clash

Apr. 22, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appellate court ruled for music producer Dr. Luke on Thursday on an important legal question in his defamation suit against pop star Kesha, saying the Grammy-nominated hitmaker isn't a public figure in the eyes of the law. The decision isn't a final...

ACM Awards hits record low ratings, join the ceremony slump

Apr. 20, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of County Music honors drew a record-low audience, joining other awards shows also finding dwindling viewer interest. Ceremony ratings generally have slid in recent years and the trend has continued during the pandemic, with the recent...

Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dies

Apr. 20, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf's best-selling “Bat Out Of Hell" debut album as well as hits for Celine Dion, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his brother said. He was 73. Bill Steinman told The Associated Press that...

Black Pumas, Machine Gun Kelly to perform at NFL draft

Apr. 20, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Grammy Award nominated rock & soul duo Black Pumas and Cleveland's own Machine Gun Kelly will perform at next week's NFL draft. The league announced its musical acts for the second and third days of the draft, which is back on the road after being...

Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night

Apr. 19, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Maren Morris won the most awards of the night, including song of the year. Miranda Lambert performed three times and held on to her record as the most decorated winner in ACM history. And Mickey Guyton,...

List of winners at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards

Apr. 18, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

A list of winners in the top categories at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, held at various locations in Nashville, Tennessee: Entertainer of the Year — Luke Bryan. Female artist of the year — Maren Morris. Male...

Keith Urban, Mickey Guyton have chemistry as ACM hosts

Apr. 16, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards will host a very special crowd who will finally get to see live music performances again. A small group of vaccinated medical workers will be in the audience for this year's show, airing on Sunday on...

ACM nominee engineer Gena Johnson crafts hit records

Apr. 13, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Inside the Nashville basement studio of audio engineer Gena Johnson, she has mementos from many of the artists she's helped to record and who have also shaped her own career. A turn of the century upright piano that Ben Folds helped her find...

'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

Apr. 09, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday. He was...

Review: Carlile shows rugged resilience in 'Broken Horses'

Apr. 07, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

“Broken Horses,” Brandi Carlile (Crown) Armed with a powder-blue cowboy hat bedazzled by her mother, a homemade vest and a turquoise bolo tie made by her great-grandfather, Brandi Carlile gave her first solo performance at the Northwest Grand Ole Opry Show at 8 or 9....