Country music

George Strait, left, and Miranda Lambert perform on stage at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

George Strait wins Entertainer of the Year at ACM Awards

(AP) – George Strait won the top honor, entertainer of the year, at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas. He took the fan-voted award for the second time – […]

04/07/2014

Country singer Randy Travis. (AP Photo)

Singer Randy Travis sedated, remains critical

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hospital officials say country music star Randy Travis remains in critical condition and has been under heavy sedation since surgery following a stroke. The 54-year-old singer has been hospitalized since Sunday […]

07/12/2013

Randy Travis, country singer, performing at the 2013 CMA Music Festival, Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo)

A playlist of 5 of Randy Travis’ greatest songs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Millions of fans are thinking of Randy Travis and repeating calls for prayers following the country music star’s stroke and surgery Wednesday night in a Texas hospital. Here’s a playlist of […]

07/11/2013

Randy Travis, country singer, performing at the 2013 CMA Music Festival, Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo)

Doctors: Randy Travis in congestive heart failure

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Randy Travis is showing signs of improvement but remains in critical condition with congestive heart failure because of a viral illness, doctors said Wednesday. Drs. William Gray and […]

07/10/2013

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5 things to know about country legend George Jones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five things to know about country music superstar George Jones, who died Friday at 81: 1. THE VOICE The only debate over the decades has been who has the second-best voice […]

04/26/2013

Country singer Brad Paisley

A country song, assumptions – and a racial outcry

(AP) – Southern white men don’t usually drive racial dialogue. They have been depicted more often as the problem than the solution. So after country music star Brad Paisley released his new song “Accidental Racist,” what happened next was hardly surprising.

04/11/2013

George Strait hitting the road for the last time

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – George Strait is getting ready to park his tour bus. The 60-year-old country music superstar announced Wednesday that he’ll embark on his final concert tour early next year. He made the […]

09/26/2012

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