Beyoncé is bringing her fans of color to country music. Will they be welcomed in?

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Dusty, worn boots. Horses lapping up water. Sweat dripping from the foreheads of every shade of Black skin as country classics blare through giant speakers. These moments are frequently recreated during Tayhlor Coleman’s family gatherings at their central Texas ranch. For her, Beyoncé’s country album, “Act II: Cowboy Carter,” was the … Read more

Luke Combs leads the 2024 ACM Awards nominations, followed by Morgan Wallen and Megan Moroney

[ad_1] Luke Combs leads the nominees for the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nods to his name, it was announced Tuesday. For a fifth year in a row, he’s up for both male artist of the year and the top prize, entertainer of the year. The 59th annual ACM Awards will take … Read more

Morgan Wallen has been arrested after police say he threw a chair off of the roof of a 6-story bar

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music singer Morgan Wallen has been arrested after police say he threw a chair off the rooftop of a newly opened six-story bar in downtown Nashville. Wallen, 30, was booked into jail early Monday on three felony counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, Metro Nashville … Read more

CMT Awards return Sunday night with host Kelsea Ballerini, tribute to late Toby Keith

[ad_1] The CMT Music Awards, celebrating the best in country music videos, are set to return on Sunday night live from Austin, Texas. Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini, the fan-voted show begins at 8 p.m. Eastern and will be broadcast from the Moody Center on CBS and Paramount+. This year, the awards are expected to feature … Read more

ABBA fans mark 50 years since ‘Waterloo’ took the world by storm

[ad_1] LONDON — It’s 50 years since ABBA won a major battle with “Waterloo.” A half-century ago on Saturday, the Swedish quartet triumphed at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with the peppy love song, which opens: “My my, at Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender, and I have met my destiny in quite a similar way.” The … Read more

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 7-13

[ad_1] Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 7-13: April 7: Country singer Bobby Bare is 89. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 86. Actor Roberta Shore (“The Virginian”) is 81. Singer Patricia Bennett of The Chiffons is 77. Singer-guitarist John Oates of Hall and Oates is 76. Drummer John Dittrich of Restless Heart is … Read more

Music Review: Beyoncé’s epic ‘Act ll: Cowboy Carter’ defies categorization, redefines American style

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Nothin’ really ends / For things to stay the same they have to change again,” Beyoncé sings on “Act ll: Cowboy Carter,” the opening lines of the opening track, “Ameriican Requiem.” “Them big ideas, yeah, are buried here / Amen.” In some ways, it is a mission … Read more

Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ reinforces her dedication to Black reclamation — and country music

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — First, Beyoncé arrived at the 2024 Grammy Awards in full cowboy regalia — making a statement without saying a word. Then, during the Super Bowl, she dropped two hybrid country songs: “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages.” All of that heralded her latest album, “Act ll: Cowboy Carter,” out Friday. As … Read more

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 31-April 6

[ad_1] Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 31-April 6: March 31: Actor William Daniels (“St. Elsewhere,” ″Boy Meets World”) is 97. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 90. Actor Shirley Jones is 90. Musician Herb Alpert is 89. Actor Christopher Walken is 81. Comedian Gabe Kaplan (“Welcome Back Kotter”) is 80. Guitarist Mick Ralphs of Bad … Read more

What to stream this week: Shakira, Paul Simon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kristen Wiig and Princess Peach

[ad_1] Chef and restaurateur Jose Andrés inviting actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Bryan Cranston and O’Shea Jackson Jr. over for dinner in a new TV special and Jake Gyllenhaal starring in an update of the pulpy cult classic “Road House” are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. … Read more