| Apr 8, 2010
| 9:33 PM
â¢ Laura Dern has inked a deal with HBO for her first regular TV gig. She and Mike White -- who directed her in "Year of the Dog" in 2007 -- have created "Enlightened" a half-hour single-camera comedy about "a self-destructive woman who has a...
| Apr 20, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The new albums by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard represent each country veteranâs debut with a new label, but on both discs, thatâs where the novelty ends: With Nelson's âCountry Musicâ on Rounder and Haggard's âI Am What I Amâ......
| Apr 25, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Parking is a journey to the dark side for all concerned this weekend. Several acres were set aside for free parking for those coming to Stagecoach just for the day, and the three-lane-wide jam of cars and, mostly, pickup trucks......
| Apr 26, 2010
| 4:34 AM
At the desert gathering, pop-driven acts, traditional sounds and fringe performers all have a chance to please an expanded crowd. The old gag about people who brag about loving both kinds of music â country and western â gets a......
| Mar 18, 2011
Ferlin Husky, a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early 1960s who helped open the door for performers specializing in a distinctively twangy California strain of country, died Thursday. He was 85.
Husky, who was inducted into the...
| Mar 22, 2011
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...
| Dec 22, 2010
There is a down-home comfort saturating "Country Strong," in that "somebody done somebody wrong song" way, that almost carries you through when its music-drenched melodrama gets predictable. Which is pretty much as soon as the fragile, still-in-rehab...
| Apr 24, 2011
RICHARD J. DORSO
Talent agent, TV exec, boutique owner
Richard J. "Dick" Dorso, 101, whose lengthy Hollywood career ranged from talent agent to television writer and producer to haberdasher, died April 6 at his home in Los Angeles, his family said....
| 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...
| Jan 27, 2011
Charlie Louvin, the country singer whose scintillating harmonizing with his brother Ira created a distinctive template for duet singing that strongly influenced the Everly Brothers, the Beatles, the Byrds and successive generations of singers including...
| Jul 17, 2011
Don't get Dolly Parton started about end-of-the-world prognosticators. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was raised and remains devoutly religious, as she demonstrated so artfully in her biblically rooted classic song "Coat of Many Colors." But the...