Merle Haggard - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Merle Haggard Sound Emporium studio given as gift to Lipscomb University NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lipscomb University will become the new owner of the iconic Nashville recording studio called Sound Emporium, which was originally built in 1969 by legendary Nashville producer "Cowboy" Jack Clement. The university announced Monday that the studio is a gift from former Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn as part of a p... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:43:00 GMT 2017-05-15T17:43:00Z Legend of 1977 Grateful Dead show at Cornell lives on ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — The Grateful Dead performed thousands of concerts, none acclaimed quite like their May 8, 1977, show at a Cornell University field house on a freakishly snowy night. Revered by Deadheads and honored by the Library of Congress, the Barton Hall show is back in the psychedelic spotlight on its 40th anniversary. On Monday, "Grateful Dead Day" will be rung in,... Sun, 07 May 2017 15:19:00 GMT 2017-05-07T15:19:00Z Shunned by radio, women in Nashville embrace outlaw status NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As a member of the country trio Pistol Annies, singer-songwriter Angaleena Presley often got questions about the lack of women on country radio, which she responded to with a safe sound bite about musical trends being cyclical and being hopeful for change. But privately, she didn't believe it. "Every time I would say those things, ... Thu, 04 May 2017 15:42:00 GMT 2017-05-04T15:42:00Z Willie Nelson back with new songs on 'God's Problem Child' Willie Nelson, "God's Problem Child" (Legacy Recordings) Willie's back, thank goodness. "God's Problem Child " is Willie Nelson's first CD of completely new material in three years, and his advanced age (Don't look now, he turns 84 on April 29) hasn't dulled his pen, his voice, or his simple, eloquent guitar. Strip away the mythology, ... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:50:00 GMT 2017-04-24T14:50:00Z Chemistry onstage makes Faith Hill and Tim McGraw a top tour LAS VEGAS (AP) — The love story of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill started on a tour two decades ago and that sparkling chemistry onstage has made them one of the genre's biggest headliners. The country couple with movie star glamour has sold over 63 million albums in the U.S. between their two careers, has earned two Grammys for duets they sang together and has three children. Th... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:02:00 GMT 2017-04-12T13:02:00Z Dylan gives rare interview, talks Sinatra, Elvis NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted exclusively to his website Wednesday. In the Q&A with author Bill Flanagan , Dylan recalled Sinatra telling him, "'You and me, pal, we got blue eyes, we're from up there ...... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:04:00 GMT 2017-03-23T20:04:00Z Jaime Wyatt: An authentic new voice lives to sing about it Jaime Wyatt, "Felony Blues" (Forty Below) Jaime Wyatt didn't have to sing a flawless cover of the Merle Haggard classic, "Misery and Gin," at the end of her new album to prove that she's lived a little bit. But she did, and she has. It's written all over everything she does. It isn't just the seven songs the 31-year old delivers with gu... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:03:00 GMT 2017-02-27T17:03:00Z Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, more to honor Merle Haggard NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The late country star Merle Haggard will be honored a year after his death with an all-star concert featuring his longtime friend and duet partner Willie Nelson as well as Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp and more. "Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard" will be held in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on April ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:01:00 GMT 2017-02-27T15:01:00Z Little Big Town's momentum grows with Ryman residency NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At the close of the first-ever residency at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday, country vocal group Little Big Town gave the audience a glimpse of how some of the first performers on that stage sounded like. "We're going to try to sing without mics. That's the way it used to be here," said singer Karen Fairchild before the four-piece v... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:56:00 GMT 2017-02-25T05:56:00Z Music Review: An Americana icon ranges into new territory Son Volt, "Notes of Blue" (Thirty Tigers) If Merle Haggard is the defining voice of country music, Jay Farrar might be the artist you'd turn to if you had to explain the Americana genre through the work of just one singer. Farrar is the creative force behind Son Volt, a band he put together in the mid-1990s after he and Jeff Tweedy diss... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:18:00 GMT 2017-02-15T17:18:00Z Country rebel Sturgill Simpson awed by Grammy nom NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sturgill Simpson's records have defied easy characterization (Country? Americana? Experimental Southern rock?), but this year The Recording Academy decided whatever genre he was, he made one of the best records of the year. And that's enough for him. "The fact that there are a million people around the world Googling my name and tr... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:50:00 GMT 2016-12-07T15:50:00Z Grammy noms: 9 for Beyonce, 8 each for Drake, Rihanna, Kanye NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyonce's lemonade. The pop star leads the 2017 Grammys with nine nominations, including bids for album of the year with "Lemonade," and song and record of the year with "Formation." The singer, who already has 20 Grammys and is the most nominated woman in Grammy history with 62 nods over the course of her career, is also ... 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