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Bing Crosby's heirs sell stake in estate to boost his work

Oct. 11, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Crosby was 19 when his father, Bing, died in 1977. But when he goes to a shopping mall or party in December, there's a strong chance he'll hear his dad's voice singing “White Christmas.” He and his family want to hear that voice more during the...

Ray Charles, The Judds to join Country Music Hall of Fame

Aug. 16, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Ten.. (AP) — R&B legend Ray Charles, who helped redefine country music in the Civil Rights era, and Grammy-winning duo The Judds will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Country Music Association on Monday announced the new class of Hall...

Black lawmaker hopes highway project can right an old wrong

Jul. 22, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Harold Love Jr. raised his voice over the blare of traffic from the interstate above as he stood near the spot where his family's home was razed to rubble a half-century ago. Love recounted the fight his father put up in the 1960s, before he was born, to reroute the...