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  • Country Music Awards (CMAs)

  • Stagecoach Festival takes the stage

    Stagecoach Festival takes the stage
    ONE OF those golden moments you hope for at gargantuan music gatherings like the weekend Stagecoach Festival in Indio came Saturday night, when the Judds, Naomi and daughter Wynonna, resuscitated their monstrously successful '80s act in what was billed as...
  • Country crooners vs. honky-tonk: Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves, George Jones

    Country crooners vs. honky-tonk: Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves, George Jones
    If Eddy Arnold really is the most successful country music hit maker of all time, why haven't we heard more about him in recent years? I've heard that question a lot in the days since the Tennessee native, who helped broaden the appeal of country music...
  • Stagecoach 2010: Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Sugarland and more

     
    Stagecoach 2010 presents something of a battle of the Keiths and country duos, with headliners Keith Urban and Toby Keith making their first appearances next April at the two-day country festival in Indio, while Brooks & Dunn return for a......
  • CMAs and ACMs are country cousins

     
    Even the most die-hard country music fans have a tough time explaining the difference between the Country Music Assn. (CMA), which handed out awards Wednesday night, and the Academy of Country Music (ACM), which passes out honors every May. The only...
  • Garth Brooks bypasses glitz and shows genius in Vegas

     
    Every showroom owner in town here has to be kicking himself or herself after Garth Brooks' return to public performance over the weekend. "You mean instead of pumping 12 gazillion dollars into a blowout production," they're surely asking today, "I......
  • Scott Cooper: The body and soul behind 'Crazy Heart'

     
    The critics have been raving nonstop, and rightfully so, over Jeff Bridges' peerless performance in "Crazy Heart" as Bad Blake, the burned-out country music star who finds himself running on empty, reduced to playing bowling alleys as he tries to......
  • The 42 most memorable pop music moments of 2009: Part V

     
    And we're back from the holidays with more pop moments, to be concluded before 2010... Best dad rock trend: Did fans at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival really want to hear Public Enemy perform tracks from its......
  • Hank Thompson: 'Crazy Heart's' real-life Bad Blake

     
    Jeff Bridges' star turn in "Crazy Heart" as downtrodden country music legend Bad Blake has been earning the veteran actor some of the most glowing reviews of his career, from writers who have invoked the names of many real-life musicians......
  • Album review: Preservation Hall Jazz Band's 'Preservation'

     
    The unique place the Crescent City holds in American music is evident in the breadth of guests and the utter commitment in their performances with the Preservation Hall band on this project, designed to raise money to support training and......
  • Hey Buckaroos: Bakersfield's favorite son will be celebrated at annual Buckfest

     
    The "Bakersfield sound" describes a sub-genre of rawer-sounding country music, a reaction against the slick-sounding orchestrations coming out of Nashville since the late 1950s. Buck Owens and Merle Haggard are the most notable artists of the original...
  • Dwayne Johnson is happy to go to prison after 'Tooth Fairy'

     
    Dwayne Johnson talks about his return to R-rated action, the enduring appeal of prison tattoos and his desire to become a superhero on screen....