Country music http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27588/all en Country singer Gary Allan's new album gets label's early push http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/country-singer-gary-allans-new-album-gets-labels-early-push <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Vernell Hackett</p> <p>NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The release of country music singer Gary Allan's new album "Set You Free," this week, his first since undergoing vocal surgery in 2010, was not meant to happen so soon.</p> <p>But when his record label, MCA Nashville, saw his new song "Every Storm (Runs out of Rain)," race up the charts in September, the label pushed the album's release up two months from March.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/country-singer-gary-allans-new-album-gets-labels-early-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Country music Gary Allan Gary Allan Smoke Rings in the Dark Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:15:58 +0000 5738578 at http://www.globalpost.com Eric Church leads country music awards with 7 nods http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/eric-church-leads-country-music-awards-7-nods <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb 13 (Reuters) - American country music singer-songwriter Eric Church emerged in the lead for the annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday with seven nominations in one of the biggest events in country music.</p> <p>Church, 35, was nominated as Male Vocalist of the Year and received his second consecutive nod for Album of the Year, this time for his 2011 No. 1 album "Chief", in the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/eric-church-leads-country-music-awards-7-nods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American country music Country music Entertainment Music Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:30:51 +0000 5754568 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Eric Church leads line-up for country music awards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-eric-church-leads-line-country-music-awards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details throughout)</p> <p>NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Eric Church grabbed the lead in one of the biggest events in country music on Wednesday with seven nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards while country-pop darling Taylor Swift received five nods.</p> <p>Church, 35, was nominated as Male Vocalist of the Year and received his second consecutive nod for Album of the Year, this time for his widely acclaimed 2011 album "Chief", in the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-eric-church-leads-line-country-music-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American country music Country music Entertainment Music Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:15:23 +0000 5754707 at http://www.globalpost.com Lambert, Bryan lead Academy of Country Music award winners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/lambert-bryan-lead-academy-country-music-award-winners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>(Reuters) - Singers Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan led the winners at the Academy of Country Music awards on Sunday, while leading nominees Taylor Swift and Hunter Hayes came away empty-handed in a night honouring top achievers in country music.</p> <p>Swift, 23, lost out on all five categories she was nominated in including Female Vocalist of the Year and the fan-voted Entertainer of the Year, a surprise for the country music favourite who won the award for the last two years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/lambert-bryan-lead-academy-country-music-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American country music Country music Music Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 04:30:22 +0000 5805253 at http://www.globalpost.com Factbox - Winners at the Academy of Country Music awards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/factbox-winners-at-the-academy-country-music-awards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - The Academy of Country Music awards were handed out in a televised ceremony on Sunday in Las Vegas. Following are a list of winners in key categories handed out during the show.</p> <p>ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR</p> <p>Luke Bryan</p> <p>MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR</p> <p>Jason Aldean</p> <p>FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR</p> <p>Miranda Lambert</p> <p>ALBUM OF THE YEAR</p> <p>Eric Church - "Chief"</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/factbox-winners-at-the-academy-country-music-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American country music Country music Culture of the Southern United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 04:45:03 +0000 5805254 at http://www.globalpost.com Bryan, Lambert win big at US country music awards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/bryan-lambert-win-big-at-us-country-music-awards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert won big Sunday as Nashville's biggest names took over Las Vegas for the 48th Academy of Country Music awards.</p> <p>Bryan, 36, was overcome with emotion as Shania Twain presented him with the fan-voted entertainer of the year award at the climax of a three-hour nationally televised gala that he co-hosted with Blake Shelton.</p> <p>"This is the defining moment of my life ... and I will never take it for granted," said the Georgia native, who's just come off his first-ever headlining tour in support of his platinum-selling album "Tailgates and Tanlines."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/bryan-lambert-win-big-at-us-country-music-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American country music Country music Music AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 05:00:21 +0000 5805258 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenny Rogers to join Country Music Hall of Fame http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/kenny-rogers-join-country-music-hall-fame <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Vernell Hackett</p> <p>NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Veteran singers and songwriters Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and "Cowboy" Jack Clement will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, organizers said on Wednesday, achieving one of the highest honours in the music industry.</p> <p>Rogers, 74, the husky-voiced three-time Grammy winner best known for songs like The Gambler" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town," will be inducted in the "Modern Era" category, the Country Music Association announced.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/kenny-rogers-join-country-music-hall-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American music Country music Music Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:33:15 +0000 5809586 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. country singer George Jones dead at 81 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/american-country-singer-george-jones-dead-at-81 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Bill Trott</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George Jones, a classic country singer with a voice full of raw honky-tonk emotion and a life full of honky-tonk turmoil, died on Friday at age 81, his spokesman said.</p> <p>Jones, whose career spanned more than six decades and included hits such as "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "Window Up Above," died at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, in Nashville.</p> <p>He had been hospitalized since April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure, spokesman Kirt Webster said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/american-country-singer-george-jones-dead-at-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Country music Culture of the Southern United States George Jones Human Interest Music Southern United States Western United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:15:28 +0000 5826068 at http://www.globalpost.com Country legend George Jones dies at 81 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/country-legend-george-jones-dies-at-81 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Country music legend George Jones, singer of such enduring hits as "She Thinks I Still Care" during a career that spanned more than half a century, died Friday, his publicist said. He was 81.</p> <p>He passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, eight days after he was admitted to hospital with fever and irregular blood presssure, said Webster and Associates on its website.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/country-legend-george-jones-dies-at-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Country music George Jones Human Interest Music Tammy Wynette Technology AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:45:31 +0000 5826246 at http://www.globalpost.com Country music stars come out to bid George Jones a final farewell http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/country-music-stars-come-out-bid-george-jones-final-farewell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tim Ghianni</p> <p>NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Country music legend George Jones' final standing ovation, after a career filled with them, came on Thursday afternoon at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.</p> <p>And the song that brought about 4,000 fans and friends to their feet was Jones' signature song, "He Stopped Loving Her Today," fittingly a tune about both love and death.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/country-music-stars-come-out-bid-george-jones-final-farewell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Country music Environment George Jones Health Labor Music Politics Tennessee Thomson Reuters Wed, 15 May 2013 17:01:17 +0000 5838374 at http://www.globalpost.com Country star Blake Shelton aiding fellow Oklahomans with benefit concert to air on NBC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130525/country-star-blake-shelton-aiding-fellow-oklahomans-benefit- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NBC and sister networks will air Blake Shelton's concert to help his fellow Oklahomans affected by this week's storms in their home state.</p> <p>Shelton's "Healing in the Heartland" benefit will be broadcast live as a telethon by NBC on May 29, at 9 p.m. EDT. It will also air on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130525/country-star-blake-shelton-aiding-fellow-oklahomans-benefit-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blake Shelton Country music Human Interest Singles The Canadian Press Sat, 25 May 2013 11:01:35 +0000 5845925 at http://www.globalpost.com Music Journalist Chet Flippo Dead at 69 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/music-journalist-chet-flippo-dead-at-69 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sara Morrison</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Chet Flippo, a former Rolling Stone editor who had been serving as editorial director of CMT since 2001, died Wednesday morning in a Nashville hospital. He was 69.</p> <p>CMT said Flippo had been suffering from a "lengthy illness." Billboard, where Flippo served as Nashville Bureau Chief from 1995 to 2000, reported that he had pneumonia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/music-journalist-chet-flippo-dead-at-69" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chet Flippo Country music Music Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Jun 2013 02:38:04 +0000 5861905 at http://www.globalpost.com Country singer Randy Travis in critical condition after heart procedure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/us-country-singer-randy-travis-critical-condition-publicist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ailing U.S. country singer Randy Travis has undergone a procedure to place a device in his heart that will help it pump on its own, his publicist said on Tuesday, as the singer remained in critical condition in a Texas hospital.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/us-country-singer-randy-travis-critical-condition-publicist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Country music I Told You So Randy Travis Randy Travis Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:31:38 +0000 5878755 at http://www.globalpost.com Country music legend 'Cowboy' Jack Clement dies at 82 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130809/country-music-legend-cowboy-jack-clement-dies-at-82 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tim Ghianni</p> <p>NASHVILLE (Reuters) - "Cowboy" Jack Clement, who inspired pioneering rock'n'rollers and classic country musicians, sometimes while prancing around the music studio in his bathrobe and playing the ukulele, died on Thursday at his home in Nashville. He was 82.</p> <p>Clement died after a long bout with liver cancer, just months before he was to have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, which confirmed his death.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130809/country-music-legend-cowboy-jack-clement-dies-at-82" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American music Country music Jack Clement Music Thomson Reuters Fri, 09 Aug 2013 06:35:45 +0000 5906001 at http://www.globalpost.com Sheryl Crow finds new 'home' in country music's Nashville http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130829/sheryl-crow-finds-new-home-country-musics-nashville <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tim Ghianni</p> <p>NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Sheryl Crow has spent the past seven years living the country life in country music's capital with her country music friends, but the Grammy-winning rocker has only now come around to recording a country music album.</p> <p>"Feels Like Home," which will be released on September 10, is the culmination of the 51-year-old mother of two's latest musical conversion, this time into a country singer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130829/sheryl-crow-finds-new-home-country-musics-nashville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Country music Human Interest Sheryl Crow Thomson Reuters Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:31:48 +0000 5921040 at http://www.globalpost.com