James Reed is the Los Angeles Times entertainment news editor, overseeing early morning coverage across all genres of the arts. Before joining The Times in 2016, he spent 12 years at the Boston Globe as a pop music critic and assistant arts editor. A Midwestern native, he holds degrees in journalism and Spanish from the University of Missouri-Columbia and lives amid far too many vinyl records.
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At 65, Leslie Jordan is an Instagram star with a new TV show, book and debut album of old hymns featuring Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile and Eddie Vedder.
They were the Grammy nominee few knew last year, but the Texas-based soul-funk duo Black Pumas could clean up at 2021’s ceremony with its three nominations.
From her Oscar-winning turn as Judy Garland in 2019’s “Judy,” Renée Zellweger is nominated for her first Grammy Award, for traditional pop vocal album.
Carly Rae Jepsen is celebrating the fifth anniversary of “Emotion,” the album that catapulted her from “Call Me Maybe” hitmaker to enduring pop artist.
Yola, who’s redefining Americana’s boundaries with her graceful blend of country, soul and pop, is up for four Grammy Awards, including best new artist.
Brandi Carlile has worn her love and respect for Joni Mitchell like a flower on her blazer’s lapel.
Kacey Musgraves is now at the point in her career where you probably won’t hear her sing alone in concert anymore.
Brandi Carlile sent a powerful message at the Grammy Awards on Sunday: Sometimes less really is more.
Even Dolly Parton is astonished by the new exhibit of her glitz and glamour on view at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.