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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

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

Singer Randy Travis remains in critical condition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Randy Travis remained in critical condition Tuesday in a Texas hospital after doctors inserted a device to stabilize his weakened heart. Travis’ publicist, Kirt Webster, said in a news […]

07/09/2013

Left to right: Ted Dwane, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall, members of the musical group Mumford & Sons. (AP Photo)

Mumford & Sons postpone dates due to illness

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has a blood clot on his brain that will require surgery. The Grammy Award-winning folk-rock group has postponed concerts Tuesday in Dallas, Wednesday in The […]

06/11/2013

Country singer Blake Shelton (AP Photo)

NBC to air Blake Shelton’s benefit for Oklahomans

(AP) – NBC and sister networks will air Blake Shelton’s concert to help his fellow Oklahomans affected by this week’s storms in their home state. Shelton’s “Healing in the Heartland” benefit will be broadcast live […]

05/25/2013

Musician Jennifer Nettles (AP Photo)

Sugarland’s Nettles signs up Rubin, goes solo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles is releasing a solo album. Nettles says Friday in a news release that she is working with Rick Rubin and will release the album in the fall. Rumors […]

05/17/2013

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