Award is offered _ and rescinded _ for ‘American Pie’ singer

California 05/06/19, 18:22

A lifetime achievement award has been offered — and rescinded — for "American Pie" singer Don McLean.The 73-year-old announced Monday that he's receiving the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, presented by the Student Alumni Association of University of California, Los Angeles. Past recipients included Julie Andrews, ...

Carole Bayer Sager to get special honor at Songwriters Hall

New York 03/08/19, 13:57

Carole Bayer Sager will receive the Johnny Mercer Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.The Oscar- and Grammy-winner, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall in 1987, will earn the organization's highest honor on June 13 at its 50th induction ceremony in New York City.Bayer Sager, 71, has ...

Country bluesman, hit songwriter Tony Joe White dies

Entertainment 10/25/18, 16:31

A record label representative says Tony Joe White, the country rocker and hit songwriter behind such hits as "Polk Salad Annie" and "A Rainy Night in Georgia," has died at age 75,A statement from the record label Yep Roc Music Group said White's family confirmed the rocker died Wednesday in ...

Grand Ole Opry gives rare salute to soul genius Ray Charles

Entertainment 10/10/18, 11:00

The Grand Ole Opry gave a rare salute to soul genius Ray Charles with performances from Darius Rucker, Boyz II Men, Ronnie Milsap and LeAnn Rimes for an upcoming public television special.In this Oct. 8, 2018, photo, Charlie Wilson performs during "An Opry Salute to Ray Charles" at the Grand ...

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