| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Fortifying its mini-major status in the music publishing world, Spirit Music Group acquired Cal IV Entertainment, the Nashville-based independent music publisher, production and artist management company.
The move marks Spirit's expansion into Music Row,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Dr. Mark and the Sutures may be the closest thing Highland Park has to a house band.
The ensemble, now in its 27th year and with its original lineup intact, was back on its unofficial home stage at Port Clinton Square last Saturday performing in...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Though he's developed a healthy sideline over the last few years co-hosting the Country Music Assn. Awards with Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley turned up Sunday night on that show's rival broadcast, the Academy of Country Music Awards.
So far, so good,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
He can laugh about it now, but Seven Design Works co-founder LeRoy Bennett's career as a stage designer got off to a precarious start. It was 1980 and a very exacting Prince hired Bennett to design his tour.
"I worked very hard to make that show for him,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill aren't getting divorced, and they don't know where those recently reinvigorated rumors came from in the first place.
The divorce stories "seem to be running like crazy right now for some reason. It's perplexing," Hill told...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:23 PM
An artist who once held the record for the quickest sellout of an Allentown Fair show is coming back, the fair just announced. Country singer Tim McGraw, whose 2005 Allentown Fair show sold out in less than an hour and......
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Like politicians on a whistle-stop tour before a big election, this year's Academy Award nominees have flocked to TV talk shows in recent weeks. But no day may have seen as much of that flocking as Wednesday, when everywhere one looked — morning,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Every Grammy Awards telecast is a production nightmare: three-plus hours of multiple live music performances, unpredictable stage antics and rambling acceptance speeches.
But this year's production, which airs Sunday night from the Staples Center in...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:18 AM
On its penultimate night of Season 13 auditions Wednesday, "American Idol" searched for stars in Salt Lake City, where it found nine locals who made the grade and supplemented with out-of-state talent from the "Idol" audition bus tour. Thirty singers made...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Paul McGuinness could never break another hit act -- and usually the mark of a great manager is the ability to do it more than once.
One of the best managers most people have never heard of? Gary Borman. He built Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum and Keith...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Whether the country music stars who’ll be front and center at the CMA Awards show from Nashville are coming up with the songs that make the whole world sing could be debated, but they’re certainly some of the most trusted celebrities around....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:51 PM
This post has been updated. See note below for details.
Country music has never been short on sentimentality, the emotion that carried veteran singer George Strait to his thirdentertainer of the year honor at the 47th annual CMA Awards in Nashville....