Local singer Bill Nash gets candid about writing songs for country music legends
HOUSTON – He has penned songs for country stars such as Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio, and Larry Gatlin. Now singer-songwriter, Bill Nash, looks back at his extraordinary career in music in his newly released autobiography, Saint Sinner Singer: An Unexpected, Redirected, Resurrected Life. Bill Nash and Kris Kristofferson in 1974 on the Phil Everly show (Bill Nash)The song is called “For the Good Times,” and you can see both artists performing the song in the video below. Bill and Kim Nash with country singer Reba McEntire (Bill Nash)“There were 5,000 songs that Reba listened to for two slots on that greatest hits album and ours was just picked at random. AdNash’s memoir, Saint Sinner Singer: An Unexpected, Redirected, Resurrected Life, is available now for sale.
New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the Netflix series Country Comfort, debuting on Friday, left, "Zack Snyders Justice League," premiering March 18, center, and Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17 on Netflix. (Netflix/HBO Max/Netflix via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences, filmmaker Zack Snyder has come back to finish what he started. — Loretta Lynn’s new album is a celebration of women in country music and it features collaborations with Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Margo Price. — Katherine McPhee, of TV’s “American Idol” and “Smash,” plays an aspiring country singer, Bailey, who’s suffered career and personal setbacks in the Netflix series “Country Comfort,” debuting Friday.
ACM Awards show returns to Nashville venues in April
FILE - This April 7, 2019 file photo shows host Reba McEntire on stage at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music Awards is coming back to Nashville in April for a second time to hold its awards show at three different venues. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Academy of Country Music Awards is coming back to Nashville for a second time to hold its awards show at three different venues. The awards show, which is normally held in Las Vegas in April, used the same Nashville locations when the coronavirus pandemic delayed their show to last September. The show was held in Nashville for the first time last year without a live audience.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Oslin, who hit it big with the 1987 hit 80s Ladies and won three Grammy awards, has died. Oslin, who hit it big with the 1987 hit “80′s Ladies” and won three Grammy awards, has died. Her albums “80′s Ladies” and “This Woman” both sold more than 1 million copies. Oslin had one of the most soulful voices in Country Music and was a strong influence for women with her hit ‘80’s Ladies,'" said Sarah Trahern, CEO of the Country Music Association. Always outspoken, she said in a 1990 Associated Press interview that country music was not necessarily her favorite genre.
New this week: 'I Am Greta,' Chris Stapleton & CMA Awards
This image released by Hulu shows activist Greta Thunberg, center, in a scene from the documentary "I Am Greta" the story of Thunberg, the teenage Swedish schoolgirl who is leading the global school strike for action on climate change. The film premieres Friday on Hulu. (Hulu via AP)
New this week: 'I Am Greta,' Chris Stapleton & CMA Awards
This image released by Hulu shows activist Greta Thunberg, center, in a scene from the documentary "I Am Greta" the story of Thunberg, the teenage Swedish schoolgirl who is leading the global school strike for action on climate change. (Hulu via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— When Greta Thunberg began protesting outside Swedish Parliament two years ago, it only took days for director Nathan Grossman to start trailing her in her mission to prod government leaders on the climate crisis. “I Am Greta,” which premieres Friday on Hulu, documents the enormous movement fueled by Thunberg’s one-person school strike, and a few very surreal years for the Swedish teenager. — After releasing two chart-topping albums in 2017, superstar country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton is back with a new collection of songs coming out Friday.
Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs
FILE - Eric Church performs at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 28, 2017. Church will perform at this year's CMA Awards in Nashville. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and more are set to take the stage at the CMA Awards in November. The country music awards show promised that the genre’s biggest stars will be together in one room again for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak started. Lambert, the leading nominee with seven nods including entertainer of the year, will perform “Settling Down" from her album of the year nominated record ”Wildcard."
Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker take over as CMA Awards hosts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country stars Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker are promising laughs and good music when they co-host this year's CMA Awards in November. McEntire, a Country Music Hall of Famer and veteran host of country music awards shows, returns after hosting last year with Carrie Underwood and Dolly Parton. Pride was the first Black country artist to co-host the awards show, in 1975 with Glen Campbell. And to be here 14 years later hosting with Reba freaking McEntire? Although the pandemic may change some behind-the-scenes production, McEntire promised she would keep up her awards show tradition of multiple outfit changes throughout the broadcast.
Reba McEntire Says She's 'Always Ready' for a 'Reba' Reunion (Exclusive)
If ever the opportunity arises, Reba McEntire is more than ready to revisit her sitcom, Reba! I think we'd all love it -- JoAnna Garcia, Chris Rich, Melissa Peterman, Steve Howey, myself, I think we'd love it." Later, McEntire helped kick off the awards show with a dazzling performance of Dolly Parton's "Those Memories of You" alongside co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Parton herself. RELATED CONTENT: 2019 CMA Awards: The Memorable Moments From Countrys Biggest Night! Embed Code RestartNicole Kidman Dancing to Reba McEntire and Luke Combs at CMA Awards Is Giving Us LifeReba McEntire Pulls Off 3 Stunning Looks for Powerful 'Fancy' Performance at 2019 CMA Awards2019 CMA Awards: Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton Open the Show With an Epic Performance
Reba McEntire Pulls Off 3 Stunning Looks for Powerful 'Fancy' Performance at 2019 CMA
Reba McEntire is completely slaying the 2019 CMA Awards! McEntire began singing her classic 1990 hit, "Fancy," in a lilac gown accessorized with a white feather boa. REBA MCENTIRE MADE ME SCREAM TWICE. #CMAs#CMAawards Taylor (@OrnsTaylor) November 14, 2019I think Reba McEntire has been the same age my whole life. #cmas Tracy Jean (@TracyNormaJean) November 14, 2019For more stunning looks from the CMAs, click through the slideshow below:RELATED CONTENT:Pink and Chris Stapleton Give Us Goosebumps With Stellar Performance of 'Love Me Anyway' at 2019 CMA AwardsGwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Are Couples Goals at the 2019 CMA Awards
2019 CMA Awards: Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton Open the Show With an Epic
To kick off the 2019 CMA Awards, country legends Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton and more teamed up for an epic opening number that had everyone at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, applauding and on their feet. Underwood, chic in a bright orange fringe dress, joined McEntire, dazzling in blue, to sing Parton's "Those Memories of You" with the country queen herself. "Women in country music are strong. Country music is so relatable, and the women are really good at telling those stories." RELATED CONTENT:CMA Awards 2019: Watch ET Live on the Red CarpetCMA Awards 2019: The Complete Winners ListLil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Gets First Country Win at the 2019 CMA Awards
Carrie Underwood talks 'CMA Awards' celebrating women in country music
NEW YORK -- "The 53rd Annual CMA Awards," hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrates legendary women in Country Music.Carrie Underwood made the rounds on Friday, first appearing on "Good Morning America" and then later co-hosting "Live with Kelly and Ryan. "Underwood, McEntire, and Parton will open the CMA's with a performance that's not to be missed. "This year I feel like I'm a little more invested, it's a plight that is near and dear to my heart, supporting women in country music, so I really want it to be great. "The reigning female vocalist of the year went on to say that despite any nerves it's just a fun night for her. "It's fun being in the driver's seat, it's fun standing up there with people that you love and admire, it's not... it's just fun!"abc13.com
CMA Awards 2019: How to Watch, Who's Hosting, Presenters, Performers and More
The 2019 County Music Association Awards are almost here! ET is your go-to resource for all things CMA Awards, as we'll be on the scene with the biggest stars for the night's biggest moments. : Follow along on ET Live, by downloading the ET Live mobile app from the Google Play store or Apple App Store. Or stream ET Live on your Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV device. RELATED CONTENT:CMA Awards 2019 Nominees: Carrie Underwood, Lil Nas X, Maren Morris and MoreCarrie Underwood Will Host 2019 CMA Awards Alongside Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire Splits From Boyfriend Skeeter Lasuzzo After 2 Years of Dating
Reba McEntire has called it quits with photographer Skeeter Lasuzzo after two years together. Skeeter and I broke up in May, so, unfortunately, we will not be spending [the holidays] together, McEntire told US Weekly. "We're having a great time, traveling the world and seeing things and having fun," McEntire shared. McEntire met Lasuzzo, a wildlife photographer, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the pair started dating in 2017. RELATED CONTENT:Reba McEntire Brought to Tears While Accepting CMT Artist of a Lifetime AwardACM Awards 2019: Dustin Lynch Says He's Ready to Duet with Reba McEntire (Exclusive)
Reba McEntire Brought to Tears While Accepting CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award
Reba McEntire couldn't hold back her emotions while accepting the Artist of a Lifetime Award at this year's CMT Artists of the Year event on Wednesday. McEntire ended her speech with a smile, telling the audience, "I love this business, I love country music, it's fun. McEntire admitted that, when she first found out she'd be getting the Artist of a Lifetime award her her first reaction was stunned amazement and a little confusion. During the show, McEntire, and the CMT Artist of the Year audience, also got a special performance from Sam Hunt, who serenaded the country queen with a cover of her 1991 hit single "Fancy." Check out the video below for more on this year's emotional, powerful CMT Artist of the Year Event.
Reba McEntire to Be Honored With Artist of a Lifetime at CMT Artists of the Year Event
Reba McEntire is getting a major award! The "Does He Love You" singer will be honored with the Artist of a Lifetime award presented by Ram Trucks at this years CMT Artists of the Year event. For CMT to recognize me as the Artist of a Lifetime is pretty special." This year's CMT Artists of the Year is a special one, as it celebrates the decade-long anniversary of the live music franchise. McEntire, Underwood and Dolly Parton will also host the 2019 CMA Awards.
CMAs replace host Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire
The CMA awards are switching things up this year, replacing host Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. The change comes after 11 years of Paisley hosting, along with Carrie Underwood, who will return this year as part of the combination of hosts. Paisley said he is excited to watch the show with Parton and McEntire on stage. "As a fan of all 3 of these amazing women, I can't wait to watch," wrote Paisley, who retweeted the CMAs' announcement Monday. Last year, the Country Music Awards took a ratings dive, so ABC was up for some show changes.
CMAs replace host Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire
(CNN) - The CMA awards are switching things up this year, replacing host Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. The change comes after 11 years of Paisley hosting, along with Carrie Underwood, who will return this year as part of the combination of hosts. Paisley said he is excited to watch the show with Parton and McEntire on stage. "As a fan of all 3 of these amazing women, I can't wait to watch," wrote Paisley, who retweeted the CMAs' announcement Monday. Last year, the Country Music Awards took a ratings dive, so ABC was up for some show changes.