Jerry Carrigan, drummer for Elvis, George Jones, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama-born drummer Jerry Carrigan, who was in the first rhythm section for FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and later an in-demand session player in Nashville, has died. He was 7...

Nashville-based country stars love to play tourist at home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tourism comes alive in the Music City during summer, but the thousands who flock here aren't the only sightseers in town. Many Nashville-based stars enjoy pla...

Country music fans erupt for Lil Nas X at CMA Fest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An hour before Lil Nas X made his debut on the CMA Fest stage, fans were already chanting for "Old Town Road." The 20-year-old rapper came out in a sparkly or...

Dan + Shay spill details of the Jonas-Turner secret wedding

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — How secretive was the wedding of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner? So secretive that even performers Dan + Shay didn't tell their own significant others. "We were ...

Randy Travis gets candid in first memoir post-stroke

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a month after Randy Travis suffered a near fatal stroke in 2013, doctors were not hopeful about his recovery. Complications were piling up, including a collapsed lung...

Rhett looks to get more relatable with love on new record

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thomas Rhett is known for writing what he admits are gushy love songs about his wife, Lauren. He's still clearly in love with his latest record, "Center Point...

John Gary Williams of R&B group The Mad Lads dies at age 73

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Gary Williams, the lead singer for the R&B vocal group The Mad Lads who sung "I Want Someone" and "Don't Have to Shop Around," has died at the age of 73. ...

AP Exclusive: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are engaged

Wedding bells are in the future for actress Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live." Johansson's publicist Marcel Pariseau tells The Associated Press Sunday that t...

Country group Alabama extends 50th anniversary tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country band Alabama is extending their 50th anniversary tour this year with 29 more shows, including a show with The Beach Boys and additional dates in Ontario, Canada. ...

New exhibit shows Keith Whitley's tragic, but lasting legacy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Whitley seemed destined to become a country star with his haunting, soulful baritone honed by his roots in Kentucky bluegrass. But his life was cut tragically short when ...

Carrie Underwood lifting up women on new Cry Pretty 360 tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Carrie Underwood was plotting out her upcoming Cry Pretty Tour 360, she realized she had selected an all-female lineup with opening acts Maddie & Tae and Runaway June....

Tip your band, say honky tonk musicians, during NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks f...

'Courage' special brings author Brené Brown to Netflix

NASHVIILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brené Brown's books on shame, vulnerability and courage have given her A-list fans like Oprah and Melinda Gates and made her a go-to leadership consultant for both Pixar and t...

Brad Paisley breaks ground on free grocery shop in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley and actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley have broken ground on Wednesday on a free grocery store that will support needy families in Nashville, Tennessee...

Rockabilly Hall of Famer Billy Adams dies at 79

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rockabilly Hall of Famer Billy Adams, who wrote and recorded the rockabilly staple "Rock, Pretty Mama," has died. He was 79. According to a press release from...