Country Music

In this June 9, 2012, file photo, Kenny Rogers performs at the 2012 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn.
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March 21, 2020 - 9:03 am
Singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as "Lucille," "Lady," "Islands in the Stream" and "The Gambler," died Friday night. He was 81. Read more here.
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Singer-songwriter Garth Brooks speaks in the press room after winning the entertainer of the year award at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn.
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AP News
November 14, 2019 - 11:37 am
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.
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Garth Brooks is shown at the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn.
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October 02, 2019 - 12:10 pm
Country music superstar Garth Brooks has more than just friends in low places. The Library of Congress said Wednesday the Grammy winner will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in March 2020. Previous recipients include Tony Bennett, Paul Simon, Carole King and Willie...
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs a bill into law that replaces two statues in a U.S. Capitol display with statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates and country musician Johnny Cash, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Little Rock, Ark. The governor was joined
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April 11, 2019 - 7:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates and country singer Johnny Cash — two of Arkansas' most celebrated icons — are headed to Washington, D.C., to represent the state in a U.S. Capitol display. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday signed into law a bill that will swap out...
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\Kacey Musgraves, winner of the awards for best country album for "Golden Hour", best country song for "Space Cowboy", best country solo performance for "Butterflies" and album of the year for "Golden Hour" poses in
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April 07, 2019 - 11:04 am
Kacey Musgraves made history when she won the 2019 Grammy for album of the year and swept the country music categories, but there's one award she won't win: entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. That's because no women are nominated for the show's top award Sunday. Instead...
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Loretta Lynn
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January 14, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music queen Loretta Lynn has big plans for her 87th birthday this April in the form of an all-star tribute concert featuring Jack White, Garth Brooks, George Strait and many more. The "Coal Miner's Daughter" singer on Monday announced details of the April 1 show in...
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In this May 17, 2009, file photo, country music star Roy Clark performs after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.
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November 15, 2018 - 1:13 pm
By Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has died. He was 85. Publicist Jeremy Westby...
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In this April 15, 2018 file photo, Tyler Hubbard, right, and Brian Kelley, left, of Florida Georgia Line, and Bebe Rexha, center, perform "Meant to Be" at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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July 30, 2018 - 2:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It was just meant to be: Pop singer Bebe Rexha and country duo Florida Georgia Line's massive crossover hit "Meant to Be" has broken a new record on Billboard's Hot country songs chart, remaining in the No. 1 spot for 35 weeks. Billboard reports the song, which was dually...
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