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Arts Mar 02Dolly Parton receives COVID-19 vaccine, rewrites ‘Jolene’ to fit the occasion
Dolly Parton rewrote the lyrics to "Jolene" as "Vaccine, vaccine," as she got her COVID-19 shot. The Grammy-winning singer, actor and humanitarian posted a video on Tuesday of her singing just before getting her vaccine.
Arts Feb 08Album sales surge for Morgan Wallen after racist comment
Billboard reports streaming for the record setting album has held steady, even as he was dropped from radio and streaming sites like Spotify and Apple downgraded or removed his songs from their curated playlists.
Arts Feb 03Country singer Morgan Wallen suspended from label after racial slur
The video, which was first published by TMZ on Tuesday night, showed him yelling profanities outside a home in Nashville, Tennessee. Wallen said in a statement to TMZ that he is embarrassed and sorry.
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.