March 29, 2014 |
The characters in Brandy Clark's songs aren't necessarily where they thought they'd be in life. There's the woman buying pharmaceuticals out of some guy's trunk in "Take a Little Pill. " There's the woman living for religion and lotto-winning dreams in "Pray to Jesus. " And there's the married woman, in "What'll Keep Me Out of Heaven," standing in front of a hotel elevator, contemplating a rendezvous with a married man. "Ten floors up he's waiting with Champagne and candlelight," Clark sings, her voice leaking both hope and preemptive regret, "What'll keep me out of heaven will take me there tonight.
January 29, 2014 |
Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban lead the pack of nominees at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert and McGraw each earned seven nominations. Lambert is competing in the female vocalist of the year category for her eighth consecutive year, and entertainer of the year for the third time. McGraw is up for album of the year and single of the year. Keith Urban is also a major contender with six nominations, including nods for male vocalist of the year and single of the year.
October 10, 2013 |
Country crooner Dierks Bentley now has a baby boy. The "What Was I Thinkin'" singer and his wife, Cassidy, welcomed son Knox on Wednesday in Nashville, his rep told People. The little guy, who joins older sisters Evalyn Day, 5, and Jordan Catherine, 2, weighed in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces, the rep said. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "Knox met his big sisters Thursday morning. Cassidy is doing great!" the singer's rep added. Bentley, 37, and his wife married in 2005, and announced the baby news last April.
May 31, 2013 |
Aerosmith, James Taylor and Carole King, the Dropkick Murphys and the band Boston were among performers serving up solace and inspiration to a crowd of thousands at TD Garden during Thursday night's Boston Strong concert benefiting victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombings. “Boston got its heart broken,” Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler said, “but if they think they can keep us down, they can 'Dream On,' ” before he and the band launched into that career-establishing 1973 hit. The group also trotted out its 1978 version of the Beatles' “Come Together,” using it as a theme for the evening.
May 30, 2013 |
Introducing Miranda Lambert at Wednesday night's "Healing in the Heartland" benefit concert, Blake Shelton described the country star as "an amazing woman, a compassionate human being, a great talent -- oh, and by the way, an amazing wife. " A solid list of traits, to be sure, though Shelton might've added "expert channeler of grief. " Singing her song "The House That Built Me," Lambert broke down halfway through her performance, evidently overwhelmed by the emotion triggered by last week's devastating tornado in Oklahoma, where she and Shelton live.
May 25, 2013 |
When John Fogerty's wife, Julie, suggested over dinner one night that he revisit his catalog of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs with artists he admires today, he wasn't about to let the music take a back seat to technology. "I realize nowadays with the ease of digital that a lot of stuff gets made by emailing files around," said Fogerty, who turns 68 on Tuesday, the same day his new album, "Wrote a Song for Everyone," is released and he headlines a show at the El Rey Theatre. "I wanted it all to take place in the same room, kinda old school, as it were.