| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:31 PM
As life becomes faster and attention spans of readers grow shorter, we have to adjust. I am doing so with this column, as from now on each week it will follow a new format that will feature three segments: one significant, one sentimental and one sassy....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:21 AM
George Jones, widely recognized as one of the greatest honky-tonk singers of his time and also one of the most self-destructive, died Friday in Tennessee at age 81.
The County Music Hall of Fame vocalist had been taken to Vanderbilt University Medical...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have taped cameos for tonight's 2012 CMT Music Awards. President Obama and Mitt Romney will appear in what is billed as "a comedic opening segment" on the CMT Awards show....
| May 27, 2012
| 9:36 PM
CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Merle Haggard; Bobby Brown performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With......
| May 15, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Willie Nelson's new album 'Heroes' is being released May 15. The new album includes Willie Nelson's version of Pearl Jam's song 'Just Breathe.'...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 9:37 PM
It took two years of behind-the-scenes wrangling, but the members of the '80s Inland Empire cowpunk-metal band the Unforgiven were rounded up for their first concert performance in more than a quarter century Sunday at Stagecoach in Indio, Calif....
| May 8, 2012
| 10:07 AM
To understand why the hiring of Brian Bannon as Chicago's public library commissioner caused a more-than-ordinary stir, let us quote a learned cultural authority.
That authority is not Socrates.
It is not Shakespeare.
It is not Goethe.
Nor is it...
| May 25, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Bakersfield country singer-songwriter Red Simpson, 78, has enjoyed a long, distinguished career. A key architect of Bakersfield's crackling, regional musical style, he's had his songs recorded by the biggest names in the business — Merle Haggard,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:35 AM
In Portsmouth on Sunday night, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson gave music fans a taste of what country sounded like before arena-rock bombast and Jimmy Buffett-inspired cheer invaded Nashville.
Their show at nTelos Pavilion amphitheater was...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 5:51 PM
I spent last week catching rides across the Midwest, from Chicago to Columbus to Cleveland to my hometown to Columbus to St. Louis back to Chicago, and no, I’m not ashamed that despite being a cool, sophisticated, cosmopolitan, urbanite, refined...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Country-music iconoclast Willie Nelson filled Hard Rock Live with familiar hits and ageless swagger Thursday night. Here are five things that resonate about the show.
I am embarrassed to say that I waited until Willie Nelson was nearly 80...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Aaron Lewis is the tatted-out frontman for the multiplatinum-selling rock outfit Staind. You can now add "authentic country artist" to his description.
Moonlighting from his hard-rock day job, Lewis made a splash in the country world when his 2011...