Female nominees rule top category at Americana Music Awards

Entertainment 05/14/19, 17:25

In contrast to other country music award shows, the artist of the year nominees at this year's Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards are all female, including Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, Kacey Musgraves and Rhiannon Giddens.The Americana Music Association announced Tuesday that singer-songwriter Lori McKenna is the leading nominee with ...

Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton to perform at ACMs

Entertainment 04/02/19, 10:00

Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and Old Dominion will perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday.The ACMs announced the final round of performers on Tuesday, as well as presenters, which include "Game of Thrones" actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as well as country stars Lady ...

Loretta Lynn sings with friends at birthday concert

Entertainment 04/01/19, 23:58

Loretta Lynn was honored like country music royalty by country and rock stars alike with gifts of flowers and songs during a concert Monday night celebrating her upcoming 87th birthday.Lynn, whose birthday is April 14, closed out the all-star concert in Nashville, Tennessee, by singing her signature hit, "Coal Miner's ...

Khalid, Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson to sing at ACM Awards

Entertainment 03/26/19, 11:01

The ACM Awards will feature collaborations between pop star Khalid and Kane Brown, three-time Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile with Dierks Bentley and pop star Kelly Clarkson pulling double-duty with performances with both Jason Aldean and Dan + Shay.The awards show is also bringing back its flashback performance slots, this time with ...

Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

Entertainment 03/19/19, 18:47

Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer.Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, the Black Keys and Chance the Rapper will also perform at Woodstock 50, which will ...

Rap artists, women take center stage at Grammys

Entertainment 02/11/19, 03:09

Rap artists and women have both felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they took center stage.Childish Gambino's disturbing look at race relations, "This is America," won record and song of the year on Sunday's telecast. It was the first time a rap-based song won ...

List of early winners in top Grammy Award categories

Entertainment 02/10/19, 16:44

A partial list of winners in top early categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards.Best alternative music album: "Colors," BeckBest comedy album: "Equanimity & the Bird Revelation," Dave ChappelleBest contemporary Christian music performance/song: Lauren Daigle's "You Say"Best contemporary Christian music album: Lauren Daigle's "Look Up Child"Best musical theater album: "The ...

Women dominated in Grammys nominations, but will they win?

Entertainment 02/10/19, 03:02

Janelle Monae remembers being frustrated at last year's Grammy Awards, where male acts dominated in nominations and the only woman competing for the night's top award, Lorde, didn't get a chance to perform onstage.But this year, Monae is looking forward to the show, where women are now leading in nominations ...

Grammy weekend kicks off with honor for Dolly Parton

Entertainment 02/09/19, 05:37

Nobody pokes more fun at Dolly Parton — all hair, sequins, nine-inch nails and five-inch stilettos — than the country superstar herself.Parton was celebrated for her musical achievements and philanthropic work as MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday night. She's the first country artist to be saluted in the ...

Janelle Monae celebrates jump in women Grammy nominees

Entertainment 02/08/19, 18:49

Music industry players and performers packed a pre-Grammy brunch Friday to hear Janelle Monae speak passionately about women being the backbone of the music industry and dominating in nominations at Sunday's show.And then there was a loud noise of glass shattering in the background.Monae improvised by saying, "That glass ceiling ...

Brandie Carlile as nervous for Clive Davis’ gala as Grammys

Entertainment 02/07/19, 22:09

Brandi Carlile will perform at the Grammys on Sunday, but she's just as worried to hit the stage at Clive Davis' star-studded party the night before the big awards show.While sitting alongside Davis, Carlile said Thursday she is feeling the pressure of performing at his famed pre-Grammys gala on Saturday ...

He said, she said: writers predict 2019 Grammy winners

Entertainment 02/05/19, 11:50

When the Grammys decided to extend the nominees in the top four categories from five to eight, they didn't consider how much harder it would make our lives as credible prediction experts.So we have to dig even deeper than we've done in the past as we ponder, think (and guess) ...

Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

Entertainment 01/17/19, 11:43

Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards.The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air live on ...

Alicia Keys to host Grammy Awards next month

Entertainment 01/15/19, 10:23

Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she'll be there as a host.The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb. 10 show for the first time. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Keys has won 15 ...

Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B to play Bonnaroo fest

Entertainment 01/08/19, 09:04

The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will feature Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B, the Lumineers and multiple sets from Phish.The lineup was released Tuesday for the June 13-16 outdoor music festival held annually in Manchester, Tennessee.Other top acts include Solange, The Grand Ole Opry, The Avett Brothers, Hozier, ...

Aretha Franklin to be honored with tribute show next month

Entertainment 12/27/18, 16:10

The Queen of Soul will get a royal tribute from Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson and more next month.The Recording Academy and music mogul Clive Davis will put on the special concert — "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" — on Jan. 13 at the Shrine ...

Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys

Entertainment 12/08/18, 00:05

After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of top categories.FILE - In this June 24, 2018 file photo, H.E.R. performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft ...

2019 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories

Entertainment 12/07/18, 08:55

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards, announced Friday by The Recording Academy.— Album of the year: "Invasion of Privacy," Cardi B; "By the Way, I Forgive You," Brandi Carlile; "Scorpion," Drake; "H.E.R.,"H.E.R.; "Beerbongs & Bentleys," Post Malone; "Dirty Computer," Janelle Monae; "Golden ...

Lamar leads Grammy noms, where women make a comeback

Entertainment 12/07/18, 08:52

The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt.The Recording Academy announced Friday that Lamar is the top contender with eight nominations, ...

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