Country music

In this Aug. 3, 2020 photo, Mickey Guyton is photographed during a remote portrait session with the photographer in New York and subject in Los Angeles. Guyton's EP, "Bridges," is set to be released on Sept. 11. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
August 13, 2020 - 9:23 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mickey Guyton is turning a mirror on country music by speaking her truth and reclaiming both her career and identity. Delivering a one-two punch of important songs this year leading up to her first new EP in five years, Guyton is not holding back her powerful voice any...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Justin Bieber: Seasons." The program is featured at The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest LA. The festival is available on the Paley Center’s YouTube channel. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 12, 2020 - 6:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dolly Parton, Cate Blanchett and Justin Bieber are part of the virtual edition of the Paley Center’s annual festival celebrating TV programs and their makers. PaleyFest LA, responding to pandemic restrictions, taped socially distanced discussions with stars and producers that...
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This combination photo shows, from left, songwriter Dean Dillon, singer Hank Williams, Jr., and singer Marty Stuart, who are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. (AP Photo)
August 12, 2020 - 9:52 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and songwriter Dean Dillon are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Announced by the Country Music Association on Wednesday, Williams, who often is referred to as Hank Jr. or the nickname Bocephus, will join his father,...
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This cover image released by Capitol Records Nashville shows "Born Here Live Here Die Here" by Luke Bryan, out on Friday. (Capitol Records Nashville via AP)
August 03, 2020 - 4:05 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES —“American Pickle”: Seth Rogen plays dual roles in this film about a man from the 1920s who falls into a vat of pickle juice, wakes up...
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This cover image released by Republic Records shows "Folklore," by Taylor Swift. Swift's eighth album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's 200 albums chart this week, marking the best first-week sales of the year and giving the pop star her seventh No. 1 title on the chart. (Republic Records via AP)
August 03, 2020 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — To no one's surprise, Taylor Swift's surprise album “folklore" is dominating the music charts. Swift's eighth album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's 200 albums chart this week, marking the best first-week sales of the year and giving the pop star her seventh No. 1 title on the chart...
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July 31, 2020 - 4:49 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Longtime country music disc jockey Bill Mack, whose “Blue” became a hit for LeAnn Rimes and won a 1996 Grammy Award for Country Music Song of the Year, died Friday at age 88, his son said. In a Facebook message, Mack’s son Billy Mack Smith said his father died Friday of...
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FILE - Garth Brooks accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 53rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 13, 2019. Brooks says he is pulling himself out of nominations for the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award, saying it's time for someone else to win the top prize. Brooks, who won the top prize last November, said during an online press conference on Wednesday that he doesn't want to be nominated in any upcoming years as well. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
July 29, 2020 - 1:17 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Garth Brooks says he is pulling himself out of nominations for the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award, saying it's time for someone else to win the top prize. Brooks, who won the top prize in November, said during an online press...
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FILE - Shakira, left, and Jennifer Lopez perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Feb. 2, 2020. Lopez and Shakira’s show-stopping Super Bowl halftime performance is nominated for four Emmy Awards. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 28, 2020 - 10:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winners including Pharrell Williams, the Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor have a chance of winning their first-ever honors at the Emmy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s show-stopping halftime show performance also earned multiple nominations. “Super...
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This cover image released by Republic Records shows “Folklore," the eighth record by Taylor Swift. Swift says the standard edition, available Friday, will include 16 tracks and the album will feature Bon Iver, Aaron Dessner of The National and frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff. (Republic Records via AP)
July 23, 2020 - 9:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — While in isolation, Taylor Swift has created a new album and is releasing it Friday. The pop star made the surprise announcement Thursday on Instagram. “Folklore," her eighth record, comes less than a year after she dropped “Lover." “Most of the things I had planned this summer didn...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017 file photo, inductee Joan Baez performs at the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in New York. Singer, songwriter, activist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Baez is this year's recipient of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate. Baez will be honored with a virtual ceremony on Aug. 16, 2020. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP File)
July 21, 2020 - 1:35 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Singer, songwriter, activist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Joan Baez is this year’s recipient of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate. Baez will be honored with a virtual ceremony on Aug. 16 during this year’s...
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