Grammy Award

Martin Luther King's signature on letter. (AP Photo)

Ex-gay gospel singer doesn’t play MLK concert

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gospel singer who says God delivered him from being gay did not perform at a concert the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The Washington Post reports singer Donnie McClurkin was scheduled […]

08/12/2013

In this photo combo, R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, David Goldman)

Judge sides with Usher in child custody battle

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in Atlanta on Friday dismissed an emergency request by R&B singer Usher’s ex-wife seeking temporary custody of their two children. Tameka Foster Raymond requested the hearing a day after the […]

08/09/2013

Usher accepts the golden note award at the 26th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/ASCAP, Phil McCarten)

Usher’s ex-wife granted emergency custody hearing

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has scheduled an emergency custody hearing requested by Usher’s ex-wife after one of the pair’s sons got stuck in a pool drain at the singer’s Atlanta home. A lawyer for […]

08/07/2013

Singer Usher Raymond (AP Photo)

Usher’s son nearly drowns in Atlanta pool

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher nearly drowned in an Atlanta pool and was in the hospital Tuesday, authorities said. Five-year-old Usher Raymond V on Monday fell to the bottom of […]

08/06/2013

Country singer Randy Travis. (AP Photo)

Doctors: Singer Randy Travis awake after stroke

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Randy Travis was awake and interacting with his family and friends Monday as he recovers from surgery following a stroke, his doctors said. In a news release and […]

07/15/2013

Singer Aretha Franklin (AP Photo)

Aretha cancels hometown show citing treatment

  CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Aretha Franklin has canceled a Detroit-area performance set for July 27, citing ongoing treatment. The show at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston initially had been scheduled for June 22, […]

07/13/2013

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

Country singer Randy Travis. (AP Photo)

Singer Randy Travis recovering from brain surgery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis overnight as he recovered from brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital. Travis remained in critical […]

07/11/2013

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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