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.
Vince Gill, Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd and Rissi Palmer open up about the state of country music
"I think most people perceive that country music is extremely conservative, and I'm not sure that's true. Gill is one of the most distinguished country artists with 21 Grammy awards, the most of any male country artist. He said he was nervous and hesitant to speak out initially, but it is something that country artists should do more. "He's out there alone on this, I mean as a major artist in country music," Mason said. "Is country music ready for this conversation?"cbsnews.com
Country stars weigh in on the state of country music
Country stars weigh in on the state of country music “CBS This Morning” co-host Anthony Mason talks to country artists Vince Gill, Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd and Rissi Palmer about whether the genre and the country industry is going through a reckoning from top to bottom. Plus, only on "CBS This Morning," Vince Gill plays a brand new, unreleased song he recently wrote about the ongoing fight against racism in America.cbsnews.com
Check Out Anytime You Like, But You Can Never Leave
It was the best show I saw before the pandemic brought live shows to a devastating halt. In a world where the live music might have kept playing in 2020, I still would be writing about the Eagles this morning. Part of our mutual love is the live music experience. We told them it was our first time to see the Eagles live and were assured we would not be disappointed and they were right. But just know that when it comes to live music, you can stab it with your steely knives, but you just can’t kill the beast.houstonpress.com
Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart condition
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A publicist for Amy Grant says the contemporary Christian singer had open heart surgery on Wednesday to fix a heart condition she has had since birth. Doctors discovered Grant had a heart condition called partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) during a routine checkup. Grant, who is married to country singer Vince Gill, is six-time Grammy winner with well known crossover pop hits like Baby, Baby, Every Heartbeat and That's What Love is For."
The Eagles announce full-album 'Hotel California' tour
Don Henley of The Eagles performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (CNN) - The Eagles are embarking on a nationwide tour in 2020 where they'll play the entire track list of "Hotel California" from beginning to end. The tour will kick off in Atlanta in February 2020, and then the iconic rock group will hit New York, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. If hearing the whole album live wasn't already good enough, the group will also be featuring an additional set of the band's greatest hits. "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975," their other album released in the same year, holds the top spot as the #1 best-selling album of all-time.