‘ACM Presents: Our Country’ Reveals Song List for Upcoming Special

“The Country Music community came together in an incredible way – and very quickly – for “Our Country,” and that outpouring of immediate artist support led us to develop a digital pre-show so that we could include even more artists in the Country Music celebration Sunday night,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of […]

Trump says HHS secretary meant the ‘concept’ of a pandemic kept him up at night in 2019 comment

“We knew about SARS, we knew about MERS, which were earlier modifications of the coronavirus. None of those achieved anything like what we are seeing today. But that is why four successive presidencies, including the leadership of President Trump, there has been a great focus on pandemic preparedness,” Azar added, noting a list of efforts […]

The 2019 CMAs were a celebration of women (until they weren’t)

The morning after, it comes back to the systemic issue of women’s voices not being valued. There remain those who are willfully, obtusely puzzled by the idea that women could actually be marginalized and that marginalization doesn’t lead step-by-step to this outcome. Not getting played on the radio means not getting as many touring opportunities […]

Maren Morris leads the 2019 CMA Awards nominations, ‘Old Town Road’ just makes the cut

Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton will host the 2019 CMA AwardsStar-studded Dolly Parton tribute at the Grammys includes Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Little Big Town, and moreMaren Morris on her five Grammy nominations and her new song (and album!) ‘Girl’

CMA Awards 2019: See the full list of winners

Prior to the ceremony, it was announced on Good Morning America that Musgrave’s “Rainbow” video had won Music Video of the Year, while Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road (Remix)” won Musical Event of the Year. Fiddle player Jenee Fleenor was also announced as the winner of Musician of the Year […]

Coronavirus timeline: How the disease spread across the globe from Dec. 2019 into March 2020

March 14 Spain, France impose restrictions After imposing a lockdown Friday on the Catalonia region, the Spanish government on Saturday ordered all the country’s citizens not to leave their homes except to go to work, buy food, seek health care or help those in need of care, The New York Times reported. The Times also […]

CMA Awards open with epic performance celebrating women in country music

Hosts Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton led the historic number, which also featured Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, the Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker, and Gretchen Wilson.

After a brutal month in Nashville, country stars try to ‘bring people comfort’ with a night of music

“It was a one-two punch,” Damon Whiteside, chief executive officer of the Academy of Country Music, said in an interview from Nashville. Given that so many people in town are connected to the music business, envisioning the future has been unnerving. “I’m not sure we fully have our arms around it. . . . I […]

2019 Audi RS7 Rendered, Could Come With 700-HP Hybrid

Up front the angular new grille has been given an appropriate RS makeover. The vertical slats on the base model have been replaced with a honeycomb-style plastic mesh, which carries over to the side vents as well. A “Quattro” logo is displayed prominently on the front fender, as is the new RS badge on the […]

2019: Making the votes count

The insecurity in the country has been a source of great concern to most Nigerians and the international community. Thousands of people have been killed and billions of naira worth of property destroyed in the North-East region by the terrorist religious sect known as Boko Haram. This sect claims to be against western education and […]