Dolly-loving Brit Yola explores fusion of country and soul

Entertainment 03/04/19, 12:13

When singer-songwriter Yola was growing up in Bristol, England, her mother's vinyl records were just about the only form of amusement the family could afford."We didn't have like toys or anything so everything that I focused on was musical," said Yola, whose given name is Yolanda Quartey but now just ...

Kristofferson, Dolly producer Fred Foster died at age 87

Entertainment 02/21/19, 14:46

Nashville producer Fred Foster, who produced some of Roy Orbison's most popular records and was the first to produce records from Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, has died at the age of 87.His publicist, Martha Moore, said Foster died Wednesday in Nashville.Foster was the head of Monument Records label, as ...

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 ...

Ronnie Milsap returned to his iconic studio for duets album

Entertainment 01/18/19, 08:03

Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap spent years recording 13 guest artists and bands for his new album, "Ronnie Milsap: The Duets," in a place that became a hit factory for him in the 1970s and '80s.He returned to his former studio in Nashville, Tennessee — dubbed "Ronnie's Place" — that ...

Dolly Parton builds on film successes with ‘Dumplin”song

Entertainment 12/07/18, 13:42

Dolly Parton says she never really aspired to be "The Girl in the Movies," the title of her Golden Globe-nominated song from the new dramedy "Dumplin'."Co-written with hit machine Linda Perry, the song expresses the rebellious, plus-sized title character's secret longing to fit in, to have happy Hollywood endings — ...

61st annual Grammy Awards nominations to be announced Friday

Entertainment 12/07/18, 03:04

Nominations for the 61st annual Grammy Awards will be announced Friday morning.The Recording Academy delayed unveiling the nominees by two days because former President George H.W. Bush's funeral and public viewing this week in Washington. The Grammys announcement comes a day after the Golden Globe nominations. Several music superstars, including ...

Kendrick Lamar, Cooper and Lady Gaga earn Golden Globe nods

Entertainment 12/06/18, 17:30

The Golden Globe nominations recognized Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's talents as actors, but Thursday's announcement also came with a nod for their soulful duet "Shallow" from "A Star is Born."They join an impressive roster of music stars who earned Globe nominations Thursday, including Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Dolly Parton, Annie ...

Nelson, Henley to honor Parton at Grammy MusiCares concert

Entertainment 11/29/18, 09:33

Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Don Henley and Mavis Staples will perform in tribute to Dolly Parton when she's honored as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy.The academy announced the latest additions to the lineup Thursday for the tribute concert and gala to be held in ...

Julianne Hough will play Jolene in Parton anthology show

Entertainment 11/02/18, 12:29

Julianne Hough is the other woman. She will play Jolene in Netflix's upcoming anthology series based on Dolly Parton's music."Dolly Parton's Heartstrings" will consist of eight episodes, each inspired by one of Parton's songs.In the "Jolene" version, Hough will play a free spirit with big dreams to leave her small ...

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