Dolly Parton on her 50th Grammy nod: ‘It’s always special’
FILE - Dolly Parton performs in concert on May 27, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – It’s been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor. Parton's first Grammy nomination was at the 1970 show for “Just Someone I Used to Know,” a duet with Porter Wagoner. An updated version of “Jolene" won Parton and a cappella group Pentatonix a trophy.
Amanda Shires Is Fearless (And Atmosphereless) At The Heights Theater
Amanda ShiresThe Heights TheaterFebruary 27, 2020Amanda Shires got her start at 15, playing fiddle for the legendary Texas Playboys. She's released six solo albums and in the last year founded the Highwomen with Maren Morris, Brandi Carlisle, and Natalie Hemby. Shires brought her "live music meditation" to the Heights Theater for the Houston stop on her Atmosphereless tour. Maybe one of the most common misconceptions about Shires she played fiddle for the Texas Playboys after all is that she's purely a country artist. Shires kept control over a sparse Heights Theater crowd.houstonpress.com
Singer-songwriter David Olney dies after collapsing onstage while performing at Florida songwriters festival
David Olney, a folk singer who wrote songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, died after suffering a heart attack while performing in Florida, his publicist said Sunday. Jill Kettles said Olney was on stage in Santa Rosa Beach on Saturday when he was stricken. Olney, a native of Rhode Island, was part of the music scene in Nashville, Tennessee, for decades and had recorded more than 20 albums. A biography of Olney on the 30A website said he incorporated a variety of styles in his music, including honky tonk and rock. Olney "tells marvelous stories, with characters who cling to the hope of enduring love," Harris said in a statement included in the release.cbsnews.com