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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Randy Travis has written an open letter thanking fans for their support following his unexpected appearance at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday. Travis suffered a stroke two years ago and is unable to speak. He writes on his website his fiancee’, Mary, reads every card and letter to […]
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — If Blake Shelton ever takes a break from “The Voice,” he thinks Luke Bryan would be an excellent replacement. He’s just not sure that Bryan is as lazy as he is. Shelton says a musician has to give up touring to do the show, and after 15 years of being on […]
DALLAS (AP) — Willie Nelson is not only creating his own line of marijuana, he says it will be “the best on the market.” Nelson has announced the Willie’s Reserve line will be grown and sold in Colorado and Washington state, where recreational use of pot is legal. Nelson is collaborating with master growers for […]
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tim McGraw is coming under fire for headlining a concert to benefit a group aimed at preventing gun violence against children because he’s a gun owner. McGraw will play a concert July 17 in Hartford, Connecticut, to benefit Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit group formed by families of the children and […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift’s mom has cancer. Swift writes on Tumblr she had asked her mother to see her doctors as a Christmas gift. She says there were no red flags then, but results came back that indicated cancer. Swift says her mother wants to keep the details private but her mother also […]
NASHVILLE (AP) — Fan voting is now open for two of the big trophies for the Academy of Country Music Awards. Fans can decide whether Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert or Florida Georgia Line should win entertainer of the year. They can also decide whether Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett or Cole Swindell […]
NASHVILLE (AP) — Luke Bryan and Eric Church are winners of early Academy of Country Music Awards that you won’t see on TV. Bryan has received the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in country music. Church has won the Jim Reeves International Award, for advancing the acceptance of country music around the […]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Garth Brooks was happy to open a space in an Indianapolis children’s hospital where kids can forget about their illnesses for a while. Brooks dedicated a new child play zone at Riley Hospital for Children, which was funded through his Teammates For Kids foundation. The space includes billiards, foosball, video games, an […]
NASHVILLE (AP) — Steven Tyler is going country and he’s signed on the dotted line to do it. Tyler has a record deal with Big Machine Label Group, home to acts like Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and The Band Perry. Tyler is working on a solo record and says his earliest influences […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Darius Rucker has done pop-rock. He’s done country. He still would like to do rap. Rucker says he doesn’t have much on his bucket list, but he’d love to sing the hook on a big rap song. He says no one has ever asked him to do that and he’s dying […]
- Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wallWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress' two top Democrats said Monday....
- Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is 'different'WASHINGTON (AP) -- For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions....
- France's rejected mainstream unites behind Macron for runoffPARIS (AP) -- France's political mainstream, shut out of the presidency by an angry electorate, united Monday to urge voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential runoff and to reject Marine Le Pen's populist nationalism....
- Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdownSALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants....