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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Instead of following the traditional path to country stardom by first writing for other artists, Luke Combs built his fan base one show at a time, touring extensively across the Southeast and promoting himself to millennial fans on social media. "This One...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Charlie Puth is done playing by the rules. The pop singer says his recently released sophomore album, "Voicenotes," shows growth and reflects his true self. Puth says he's "wanted to make music like this for a very, very long time, but I almost wasn'...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't deliver Trump's gift of an autographed Elton John CD to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on his trip this week. Pompeo didn't get to meet with Kim. Trump signed a copy of the British singer's "...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Composer Gregory Spears and U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith have been commissioned by the Cincinnati Opera to write "Castor and Patience," a story of black cousins in the American South who disagree about the future of land they inherited. The company said...
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber and 21-year-old model Hailey Baldwin are engaged after a month of dating. The 24-year-old singer confirmed the engagement in an Instagram post Monday that included a photo of Baldwin kissing him. Bieber promises in the post to put Baldwin first and...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Music industry and Oklahoma officials are celebrating a benchmark linked to the film version of the famous musical bearing the state's name. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday proclaimed a weeklong observance honoring the 60th anniversary of the "Oklahoma...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Fighting Irish and country music will come together on the gridiron, with Garth Brooks announcing plans to play the first-ever music concert at Notre Dame's football stadium. The country superstar joined famed former Notre Dame football coach Lou...
Carolina Story, "Lay Your Head Down" (Black River Americana) Ben Roberts comes from Arkansas, his wife Emily is from South Dakota, and they met in Memphis a decade ago. But Nashville was always their destiny. The couple's debut album, "Lay Your Head Down," pulsates with achy,...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mason Ramsey, an 11-year-old from Illinois whose version of a Hank Williams classic has been watched more than 50 million times on YouTube and has spawned multiple remixes, is releasing his first album. Ramsey's EP "Famous" includes both country classics...