| Jul 16, 2010
Hank Cochran, the esteemed country music songwriter revered for the poetic economy and power of such enduring hits as Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" and Eddy Arnold's "Make the World Go Away," died Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., after...
| Oct 1, 2011
Philip Matthew Hannan
Cleric gave the eulogy for President Kennedy
Retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, 98, who sought to console a grieving nation in his eulogy for President Kennedy, died Thursday in New Orleans after a long period of...
| Nov 12, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Taylor Swift made history at Wednesday night's Country Music Assn. Awards by becoming the youngest person, at only 19, to win the coveted entertainer of the year title. Only five women -- Loretta Lynn (1972), Dolly Parton (1978), Barbara Mandrell (1980,...
| Oct 15, 2008
Kenny Chesney "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA)
* * 1/2
This is the one Kenny Chesney watchers have been waiting for ever since the cuddle-bunny country superstar's 2005 marriage to Renee Zellweger flamed out so spectacularly.
Last year's "Just Who I Am: Poets and...
| May 5, 2008
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...
| May 27, 2008
Last week's announcement that Shania Twain and hubby-producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange are splitting up is sad, if not utterly a shock. After all, if anything is part and parcel of country music tradition, it's D-I-V-O-R-C-E.
Nevertheless, it's always...
| Jul 15, 2008
| 1:37 PM
As a rule, I'm skeptical of cities that bill themselves as "The [fill in the blank] Capital of the World."
Such claims seem boastful, dubious or, at best, a weak gimmick. Has anyone actually traveled to Ft. Payne, Ala., because it's crowned itself "The...
| Mar 12, 2009
Jack White took the wraps off his new band here Wednesday night, launching phase three of his ever-evolving career with a 20-minute live performance by Dead Weather, fronted by the Kills singer Alison Mosshart, at the site of his new Third Man Records...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:05 AM
FRESNO, Calif. All 325 episodes of the TV series "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" are available in one DVD set on Tuesday. Starring Louise Lasser, Dabney Coleman and Mary Kay Place, "Mary Hartman" was a syndicated series that aired from January 1976 to May...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Seventeen-year-old Helena Hunt is the lanky wisp of a hippie girl with a sweet voice and a penchant for playing the banjo whose steadfast commitment to her own laid-back style made her an instant fan favorite on Lifetime’s new docuseries Chasing...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:39 PM
If they made a Mount Rushmore for country music, founding fathers such as Hank Williams and George Jones would have to make room for a few ladies, too.
One of the obvious choices is Loretta Lynn, who persevered through obvious pain to deliver an...