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  • Garth Brooks roars back on the music scene with concerts, GhostTunes

     Garth Brooks roars back on the music scene with concerts, GhostTunes
    Four songs into Garth Brooks' opening-night show of his first world tour in 17 years, the country superstar screamed at about 17,500 fans packed into the sold-out Allstate Arena outside Chicago. "You came back!" he shouted, then repeated: "You came back!"...
  • Sawdust Festival turns country

    Sawdust Festival turns country
    Patty Booker may have grown up half a continent away from Nashville, but as a child in Southern California, she had no trouble finding country legends in the neighborhood. On weekends, Booker's mother often took her and her sisters to sit in the...
  • Black, white and redneck: The ballad of Ashmore's Store

    Black, white and redneck: The ballad of Ashmore's Store
    “Ashmore’s Store,” an album of uncommon ambition, is named for a small pharmacy, opened in 1946, that served folks in the black area of Tallahassee called Frenchtown, where a teenage Michael Koppy developed his music and the courage to...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Print the Legend'

    A technology that promises (some would say threatens) to permanently transform our lives and businesses gets compelling behind-the-scenes treatment in "Print the Legend," Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel's skillful overview of the major players in the 3D...
  • Vince Gill, Paul Franklin take 'Bakersfield' album to Bakersfield

    Vince Gill, Paul Franklin take 'Bakersfield' album to Bakersfield
    When I spoke to Vince Gill earlier this year about “Bakersfield,” his album saluting the songs of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, he mentioned that the supporting tour would bring him and his collaborator on the album, steel guitarist Paul...
  • Green Wheels: Classic Stories

    Green Wheels: Classic Stories
    WESTON — I consider myself a friend of Alden Sherman, the 94-year-old Westonite and innovative engineer who owns three Bugattis, a Ferrari, a Jaguar and even an Amilcar. I wrote about him in this column last year, but unfortunately missed last year'...
  • Frank Peppiatt dies at 85; co-creator of 'Hee Haw'

    Frank Peppiatt dies at 85; co-creator of 'Hee Haw'
    Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85. Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...
  • Cal Worthington dies at 92; car dealer known for wacky 'dog Spot' ads

    Cal Worthington dies at 92; car dealer known for wacky 'dog Spot' ads
    If you watched television in Southern California in the 1970s and beyond, it was impossible to miss Cal Worthington, the lanky pitchman in the cowboy hat touting deals on a sprawling car lot with his "dog Spot." "Spot," however, was anything but a dog...
  • Brad Paisley takes sonic twist on new album, explains 'Accidental Racist'

    Brad Paisley takes sonic twist on new album, explains 'Accidental Racist'
    “For me it's no fun to be a predictable guy in music,” says Brad Paisley. Indeed, the country star delivers the unexpected with his ambitious new release “Wheelhouse” (Arista Nashville). The 17-track album is crammed with the...
  • Ferlin Husky dies at 85; singer helped open doors for California strain of country music

    Ferlin Husky dies at 85; singer helped open doors for California strain of country music
    Ferlin Husky, a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early 1960s who helped open the door for performers specializing in a distinctively twangy California strain of country, died Thursday. He was 85. Husky, who was inducted into the...
  • Stagecoach: Secret Sisters find that word travels fast

    Stagecoach: Secret Sisters find that word travels fast
    Not so long ago it would have been a dream come true for sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers of Muscle Shoals, Ala., to find themselves sitting in the balcony of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and looking down upon their country music heroes onstage...
  • CMA Awards 2010 live: All the performances as they happen

     
    What follows will be instant grades of every performance at tonight's Country Music Assn. Awards. This post is written off-site from the CMAs at the LAT HQ, and strives to be as fast and accurate as possible. This will be......