| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:28 AM
To Merle Haggard, his songs are like children.
“They all have different personalities, and different life spans,” he said, during a recent telephone interview from his office in Redding, Calif.
And he should know. The 75-year old wrote...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:29 PM
This is no time to politicize and legislate personhood
To the editor:
Nearly 50 years ago, the Supreme Court in the Griswold case indicated individuals were entitled to privacy in their most intimate relations into which government might not intrude. I...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Charlie Daniels is a man who doesn’t like to pigeonhole his music.
During his more than 50 years as an entertainer, his music has been defined as country, Southern rock, folk and bluegrass.
“I call it American music,” Daniels said...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Country music legend Charley Pride never intended on breaking color barriers when it came to country music.
He wanted to a break a different kind of record.
One of 11 children who was born to sharecroppers in Sledge, Miss., Pride had dreams of being...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Musician Jimmy Fortune is bringing his talents to the Richland Performing Arts Center stage, and for a good cause.
Fortune will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 to help raise money for the Kiersten Robertson Memorial Scholarship. Robertson, a...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Drama is not exactly something the networks do well any more -- especially drama that has any kind of cultural resonance.
But "Nashville," which debuts at 10 p.m. Wednesday on ABC, is the one new network drama that pretty much has it all.
In the world...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 7:11 AM
If it weren't for a Whammy, "General Hospital" star Scott Reeves' life might have taken a different route.
Reeves is best known for roles as Steven Webber on "GH" as well as Ryan McNeil on "The Young and the Restless." But his first TV appearance was...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Carrie Underwood’s choice of a tornado as the central image for her current "Blown Away" album and tour became something of a double-edged sword as her show unfolded Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
On one hand, it’s a powerful...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:05 PM
I'm not much of a country music fan, but at this point I'm in favor of anything happening at Wrigley Field that gets people excited.
On Thursday, country music star Jason Aldean (a nominee for Entertainer of the Year at the Country Music Association...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Brad Paisley estimates that he and his family spend a third of their time in Los Angeles -- most of it scheduled, he says, to "get away from the unbearable heat and the cold of winter" in their other home in Nashville. Even so, the country star has...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 1:52 PM
You haven't heard of a "guitar pull"? That's OK, lots of folks haven't.
Of course, it's a country music term, with undocumented origins. Basically, it means "let's-sing-and-share-and-take-turns."
Five country stars will take the stage at Hard Rock...