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  • Frances Williams Preston dies at 83; president, CEO of BMI

    She was an ambitious, well-connected former Nashville radio station receptionist when the performing rights organization BMI hired her to open a southern regional office in the Tennessee capital in 1958. By the time Frances Williams Preston retired as...
  • Ralph Mooney dies at 82; influential steel guitarist played with Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard

    Ralph Mooney dies at 82; influential steel guitarist played with Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard
    Ralph Mooney, the influential steel guitarist whose crisp, melodically rich and rhythmically buoyant sound bolstered dozens of country music hits by artists including Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart and Wanda Jackson before he joined Waylon...
  • Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist

    Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist
    Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the...
  • Ben Keith dies at 73; steel guitarist known for work with Neil Young

    Ben Keith dies at 73; steel guitarist known for work with Neil Young
    Ben Keith, a veteran steel guitarist who played on Patsy Cline's 1961 hit "I Fall to Pieces" before befriending Neil Young and going on to play on more than a dozen of the Canadian rocker's albums, has died. He was 73. -------------------- FOR THE...
  • Billy Strange dies at 81; guitarist, arranger for Presley, Nancy Sinatra

    Billy Strange dies at 81; guitarist, arranger for Presley, Nancy Sinatra
    Guitarist Billy Strange once took the kind of phone call that thousands of musicians receive only in their best and wildest dreams. "I was staying at a hotel in Nashville in 1965 when my telephone rang and this unmistakable voice said, 'Billy, this is...
  • Farm-raised spoof of 'I'm Sexy and I Know It' video goes viral

    Farm-raised spoof of 'I'm Sexy and I Know It' video goes viral
    Cattle and crops are giving Magic Mike a run for his money in a new video parody of the LMFAO hit “I’m Sexy and I Know It” — except now it’s “I’m farming and I grow it” and the stars are a trio of farm-...
  • Don Meredith, who infused 'Monday Night Football' with humor for 12 seasons, dies at 72

    Don Meredith, who infused 'Monday Night Football' with humor for 12 seasons, dies at 72
    Don Meredith, an accomplished Dallas Cowboys quarterback who brought humor and high jinks to the "Monday Night Football" broadcasts for 12 years, died Sunday night in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 72. Meredith died of a brain hemorrhage, according to his third...
  • Ryan Adams is out of the fire

    Ryan Adams is out of the fire
    Ménière's disease is an inflammation of the inner ear. Specifically, a swelling in the tubes of the ear canal that control the body's balance. No one knows its cause, but stress, exhaustion and substance abuse are among the factors thought to contribute....
  • Quincy Jones' long and restless song

    Quincy Jones' long and restless song
    It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...
  • Willie Nelson Arrested For Pot Possession

    Willie Nelson Arrested For Pot Possession
    SIERRA BLANCA, Texas -- A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says country singer Willie Nelson was charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found aboard his tour bus in Texas. Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says the bus pulled into the Sierra Blanca,...
  • Allentown Fair won't have concert tickets for Christmas gift this year

     
    For the first time in three years, tickets for a concert at Allentown Fair won’t be a present under Christmas trees in the Lehigh Valley. Big Time Rush, whose Allentown Fair concert tickets made it under a lot of Christmas......
  • Time for Mitt Romney to change his tunes

     
    The bigger the campaign, the lamer the playlist. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released a 19-song Spotify playlist on Friday, and in the grand tradition of presidential candidates, it was chock full of inoffensive hits. Not that the songs were bad.....