Kristin’s Recent Stories
Arts Oct 22Country music singer Charley Pride to get lifetime achievement award
Trailblazing country music star Charley Pride will get a lifetime achievement award at the CMA Awards in November.
Arts Sep 30Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78
Country star Mac Davis, who launched his career crafting the Elvis hits “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto,” and whose own hits include “Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me,” has died at 78 years old.
Arts Jul 10With new name and album, The Chicks’ voices ring loud again
With topics like youth activism and escaping toxic relationships, the album "seemed like a good reflection on our times," said lead singer Natalie Maines.
Arts Jul 06Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
His song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” was No. 1 on the country charts in 1979 and crossed over to the pop charts.
Arts Jun 26Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future
The country music industry has been hesitant to talk about its own long and complicated history with race, but the death of George Floyd that sparked rallies all across the country became an issue too important for the genre to…
Arts Jun 25Dixie Chicks shorten name to The Chicks in order to ‘meet this moment’
The term Dixie refers to Southern U.S. states, especially those that belonged to the Confederacy.
Arts May 15Little Richard to be buried at historically black college
Rock 'n' roll pioneer Little Richard will be buried in a private funeral at Oakwood University, a historically black university in Huntsville, Alabama.
Arts May 09Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87
Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll,” has died. He was 87.
Arts Mar 21Singer, actor, ‘The Gambler’: Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV, died Friday night.
Nation Mar 10Nashville artists help out on stage and off after tornadoes
Nashville musicians banded together both in their community, but also on stage during a benefit concert Monday night called “To Nashville, With Love” featuring a dozen artists playing to raise money for relief efforts.