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Taylor Dee, Texas Country Artist, Dead at 33 After Car Crash

Texas-based country singer Taylor Dee has died following injuries sustained in a rollover car wreck. She was 33 years old.According to KTVT, the crash happened 10:30PM on March 14 along State Highway 183 near Euless, Texas. Dee was reportedly driving an SUV and missed her exit, slamming into a barrier. The country singer, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries.Texas Country Music Association president Linda Wilson confirmed the tragic news, remembering Dee as a rising star and an integral part of the Texas country music...
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Dolly Parton ‘MusiCares Person of the Year’ Concert Coming to Netflix

In 2019, Dolly Parton became the first country-music artist to receive the MusiCares Person of the Year honor, following past recipients like Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and Carole King. Now fans will be able to witness the typically industry-only event: On April 7th, Netflix premieres Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute. Taped just before the Grammy Awards in February 2019, the concert features artists like Katy Perry, Leon Bridges, and Miley Cyrus — Parton’s goddaughter — paying musical tribute to the country songwriter. Chris Stapleton, Shawn Mendes, Yolanda Adams,...
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WATCH: Carly Pearce’s ‘Dear Miss Loretta’ Is a Letter to the Icon

Carly Pearce has never met Loretta Lynn, but she thinks they have some things in common. The younger country artist's "Dear Miss Loretta" is a letter of admiration to the country icon.Pearce debuted "Dear Miss Loretta" during a Saturday night (March 20) set at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. On Twitter, she explains that she has always loved and admired Lynn, but that "it wasn't until the last year that I really FELT what she's sang about all these years — and just how much we really do have in...
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See Ghostface Killah, Raekwon Face Off in Wu-Tang-Filled Verzuz Battle

Wu-Tang Clan members and longtime collaborators Ghostface Killah and Raekwon faced off in a much-anticipated Verzuz battle Saturday where both rappers delivered 20 rounds of highlights from their Wu tenure, solo careers and notable features. Over the course of the nearly three-hour livestream, fellow Wu members and associates like the RZA, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, Masta Killa and Ol Dirty Bastard’s son Young Dirty Bastard dropped in to participate in the battle. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Verzuz (@verzuztv) “You know there’s a war going on, right?…...
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Chayce Beckham Shares His ‘Hard Times’ on the ‘Idol’ Stage

Chayce Beckham is moving on to the next round of judging on American Idol after delivering a haunting performance of Tyler Childers' "Hard Times" during the Genre Challenge portion of Hollywood Week on Sunday night (March 21.)Beckham comes honestly by his gritty take on the hard-hitting Americana tune: As he shared during Sunday night's episode, he's looking back at a year full of "Hard Times" that ultimately lead him to a precipitous relationship with alcohol and a near-fatal car crash."Recently, you know, a lot of crazy things started happening in my...
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See Demi Lovato Talk Overdose, Recovery on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

Demi Lovato discussed her overdose, recovery and new documentary in a CBS Sunday Morning interview that aired days before the release of Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil. “The doctors told me that I had five to 10 minutes,” Lovato says of her 2018 near-fatal overdose. “Like, if no one had found me, then I wouldn’t be here. And… I’m grateful that I’m sitting here today.” For the interview, Lovato sat down with CBS’ Tracy Smith, the same journalist who interviewed Lovato for the same program in 2016; throughout the...
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Country Music Memories: Nickel Creek Release Their Debut Album

Twenty-one years ago today, on March 21, 2000, Nickel Creek released their self-titled debut album on Sugar Hill Records. Produced by Alison Krauss, the project spawned three singles and earned the group their first Grammy Awards nomination, for Best Bluegrass Album.Nickel Creek, a trio made up of siblings Sean Watkins and Sara Watkins, along with Chris Thile, formed in 1989 and began performing around their home in southern California; at the time, Sean Watkins was 12, Sara Watkins was eight, and Thile turned eight that year as well. Throughout the '90s, the threesome performed at...
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Aretha Franklin’s Family Blasts ‘Genius’ Film for Ignoring Them: ‘It’s About Respect’

There may be two Aretha Franklin biopics coming out this year, but only one so far is getting an endorsement from members of the Queen of Soul’s immediate family. Aretha Franklin: The Life and Career of The Queen of Soul Earlier this week, the late singer’s granddaughter, Grace Franklin, posted a TikTok of her family protesting the release of Genius: Aretha, NatGeo’s four-part series starring Oscar-nominated actress Cynthia Erivo as Aretha. The series, for which Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is showrunner, premieres on Sunday. In the clip, she’s chanting...
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Country Music Memories: Suzy Bogguss Releases ‘Somewhere Between’

On March 21, 1989, Suzy Bogguss released her major-label debut album, Somewhere Between. The full-length project followed her two earlier, independent releases -- including one that the Illinois native recorded during her tenure as a featured performer at Dollywood -- and several briefly charting singles, "Love Will Never Slip Away" and "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire."Performing at Dollywood was invaluable career prep, Bogguss told The Chicago Tribune in 1987: "At Dollywood, I got to meet a lot of hardcore country music fans and kind of learned what...
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These Wireless Earbuds Are the Best AirPod Alternatives

Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. You’ve already cut the cord when it comes to your cable, but the latest data shows that millions of people around the world have cut the cord when it comes to audio devices as well. According to a new report from Counterpoint Research, the global market for true wireless wearables will reach 238 million units by the end of...
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Carrie Underwood, Reba Join Loretta Lynn for ‘Still Woman Enough’

Loretta Lynn is still a force, even when paired with two of her most powerful contemporaries. "Still Woman Enough," from her new album of the same name, finds her singing with Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood.The new song begins with a driving acoustic shuffle and Lynn telling her story, as she does at her best. It's a gritty vocal, partially inspired by her 2002 autobiography by the same title. When it's their turn, McEntire and then Underwood have no problem keeping pace."I was raised in Oklahoma / I'm country proud to...
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Lana Del Rey, Zella Day, and Weyes Blood Deliver 21st Century Laurel Canyon Grandeur to ‘For Free’

There are many pre-pandemic concert moments that now have a mystical quality to them. Neil Young reviving “On the Beach” for the first time in 16 years. Phoebe Bridgers performing “Garden Song” just weeks before lockdown. And Lana Del Rey recruiting Weyes Blood and Zella Day for a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “For Free” in the fall of 2019, onstage in — you guessed it — Los Angeles. On Friday, Del Rey released her new album Chemtrails Over the Country Club, with the “For Free” cover as the final track....
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How Blanco Brown’s ‘CountryTime’ Inspired ‘Ginny & Georgia’

Blanco Brown's newly released "CountryTime" music video finds the singer, rapper and producer caught up in a scheme that's sure to end with dire consequences, only to choose a different path. The song itself, the lyrics of which reflect the video's story, recently inspired the writer of a Netflix series with a similar theme.Sarah Lampert, creator of the new Netflix original show Ginny & Georgia, heard "CountryTime" on a playlist "randomly," she explains in a press release. "It immediately became Georgia's song when I was writing," she says of the track, referring...
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Hair Metal Confidential: Hear Our Podcast on Eighties Hard-Rock History

From Dokken to Warrant, from Poison to Stryper, the new book Nöthin’ But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ’80s Hard Rock Explosion is full of untold tales of hard rock’s glossiest era. On a new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, authors Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock join host Brian Hiatt to share some of the best stories from the book, starting with the rise of Twisted Sister and Quiet Riot, two Seventies bands who took so long to make it that they became forever known as Eighties...
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