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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Little Big Town, Faith Hill and Van Halen have been added to the Billboard Music Awards. Little Big Town and Faith Hill will collaborate on a performance of “Girl Crush.” Van Halen have never performed on an award show before. The Billboard Music Awards are May 17 in Las Vegas and […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Houser is planning a wedding. His representative tells People magazine Houser is engaged to Tatiana Starzynski. He’s 39, she’s 21. Houser was previously married to songwriter Jessica Lee Yantz. They split last year and they have a three-year-old son together. No word on when Houser and Starzynski will marry.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Kellie Pickler is doing a line of home goods inspired by her great-grandmother. It’s called Selma Drye By Kellie Pickler and it includes items like candles, frames, pillows, dishes, aprons and furniture. Pickler says her great-grandmother had “a simple, loving touch” that made her house a home. Pickler’s business partner with the […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw are starting to rub off on Nelly. His manager, J. Erving, tells Billboard Nelly is working on a country EP. It will be called “Heartland” but Erving did not give a release date. Erving says Nelly is one of the first hip-hop acts to jump […]
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Merle Haggard finally has his high school diploma at the age of 78. The Bakersfield Californian reports Bakersfield High School principal David Reese presented Haggard with a diploma Saturday before Haggard’s show in Bakersfield. Haggard pointed out he only went to the school nine days. Haggard skipped school starting with the […]
ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) — Miranda Lambert never wrote a song for a movie before Reese Witherspoon asked her for one for her upcoming film, “Hot Pursuit.” Lambert says as a songwriter, she’s used to telling her own story, while this was a case of doing it for a couple of characters. Lambert says Witherspoon was […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Paslay is a married man. People magazine reports Paslay married music publisher Natalie Harker on Sunday on a farm in Charlotte, Tennessee. Their first dance was to Frank Sinatra’s version of “Moonlight Serenade,” a nod to Paslay’s grandfather and brothers, who played in a band by that name. The couple […]
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of 11 people killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings say the families will not directly benefit from a Tim McGraw concert planned for July 17 in Hartford, Connecticut. McGraw has said the concert will benefit Sandy Hook Promise, an advocacy group that involves the families of several […]
NEW YORK (AP) — More people watched Taylor Swift accept an award from her mother and Luke Bryan being named entertainer of the year than any other TV show in the past week. The Academy of Country Music Awards was the top-rated show of the week, with just under 16 million viewers. It beat out […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Travis is a married man and has been for about a month. People magazine reports Travis married Mary Davis at the Cooke County clerk’s office in Texas on March 21. They had been engaged since before Travis had a stroke two years ago that left him unable to speak.
- Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat levelMANCHESTER, England (AP) -- As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert - the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists seeking […]
- Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attackMANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. So when the day came, the 11-year-old left school a couple of hours early to make sure to get to Manchester Arena on time....
- Tensions in their past, Trump, Pope Francis to meetROME (AP) -- Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed....
- Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned RussiaWASHINGTON (AP) -- Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in Donald Trump's campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on them....