Review: No sophomore slump for country singer Luke Combs

Luke Combs, "What You See Is What You Get" (River House Artists/Columbia Nashville) Not many artists break out on their first record, but Luke Combs did it without much fanfare, drop...

Miranda Lambert is bold, funny and ready to rock again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Lambert is back, as bold and fun as she ever was, with a new album of rock and punk-influenced country hits that reflect a woman happily cracking jokes on her haters an...

Gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting Dove Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards after they edited out part of his acceptance speech earlier this mont...

Allison Moorer details tragic family legacy in memoir

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For years, singer-songwriter Allison Moorer was hesitant to talk publicly about the death of her parents when she was just 14. But after becoming a mother, she decided to final...

After son's death, Craig Morgan finds God's purpose in song

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three years after country singer Craig Morgan lost his 19-year-old son in a drowning accident, he wrote a song about his grief, pain and his faith, called "The Father, My Son, ...

Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens join Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Best-selling country duo of all time Brooks & Dunn, comedian and singer Ray Stevens and record executive Jerry Bradley have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fam...

Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported ea...

'Patsy and Loretta' highlights bond between iconic singers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The new Lifetime film "Patsy and Loretta" highlights the unexplored friendship between two of country music's most powerful voices. Director Callie Khouri, wh...

Ex-inmate Cyntoia Brown-Long argues for redemption in memoir

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The story of 31-year-old Cyntoia Brown-Long has mostly been framed by attorneys, filmmakers and celebrities such as Rihanna and Kim Kardashian West. But Brown...

Still working '9 to 5,' Dolly Parton marks 50 years at Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton is still working "9 to 5," and doing what she loves as she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The 73-y...

Garth Brooks to receive Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music superstar Garth Brooks, whose hits include "Friends in Low Places," ''The Thunder Rolls" and "The Dance," will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for ...

busbee, songwriter behind country and pop hits, dead at 43

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Warner Records said Grammy-nominated songwriter-producer busbee, who co-wrote Maren Morris' breakout hit "My Church" and also crafted songs for Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Pi...

Kane Brown, Luke Combs among CMT Artists of the Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay and Thomas Rhett will be honored as country's top stars at the 10th annual CMT Artists of the Year television special. ...

Family: Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of rock Star Eddie Money says he has died at 70. Money died Friday. The husky-voiced, blue collar performer was known for such hi...

Rested and revived, The Black Keys return after 5-year break

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When The Black Keys last played a festival together in 2015, there was no plan to go on an indefinite hiatus. Guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney just stop...