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Loretta Lynn Chooses Zooey Deschanel To Play Her In Broadway's 'Coal Miner's Daughter'

May 11th, 2012 9:50am EDT
Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn has signed up Zooey Deschanel for the lead role in a new musical stage show based on the country star's life story.

The 80 year old singer has been working on a Broadway show based on her 1976 autobiography Coal Miner's Daughter, which became a 1980 biographical film and won an Oscar for its star Sissy Spacek.

Lynn has tapped Deschanel for the lead role in the new stage project and she made the big announcement by bringing the actress/singer on stage with her during a concert in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday night. The move mirrored the moment in 1979 when Lynn brought S...
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The Band's Levon Helm Dead At Age 71

April 19th, 2012 10:00pm EDT
Levon Helm
The Band star Levon Helm has lost his battle with throat cancer.

The much-loved rocker died on Thursday in New York, aged 71. Helm's longtime guitarist pal Larry Campbell announced the sad news in a statement to RollingStone.com, which reads: "He passed away peacefully at 1:30 this afternoon surrounded by his friends and band mates.

"All his friends were there, and it seemed like Levon was waiting for them. Ten minutes after they left we sat there and he just faded away. He did it with dignity. It was even two days ago they thought it would happen within hours, but he held on. It seems ...
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Garth Brooks Leads 2012 Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees

March 6th, 2012 2:27pm EST
Garth Brooks
Singer Garth Brooks is set to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.

The two-time Grammy Award winner, singer Connie Smith and session musician Hargus 'Pig' Robbins will make up the class of 2012.

Brooks will be celebrated in the Modern Era Artist category, Smith will round out the Veterans Era Artist category and Robbins, who has worked with Bob Dylan and Loretta Lynn, will be feted in the Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980 category.

And Friends in Low Places hit-maker Brooks couldn't be more thrilled.

He says, "I am astounded and honor...
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Bret Michaels To Rework 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' With Loretta Lynn

February 9th, 2012 9:12pm EST
Bret Michaels
Poison rocker Bret Michaels is set to revamp his classic ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" with country queen Loretta Lynn for a new album.

Michaels recorded the track in 2010 with Miley Cyrus and now he's eyeing another duet with the Coal Miner's Daughter singer for Get Your Rock On.

He tells RollingStone.com, "Loretta Lynn and I are gonna redo 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' together. For me, growing up in a family that loved country music... this is gonna be a really awesome time.

"I met her at Thanksgiving and it was really great. We were out at her ranch in Hurricane Mills (Tennessee) an...
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Loretta Lynn and Bret Michaels Hint At Future Duet After Spending Thanksgiving Together

November 27th, 2011 3:04pm EST
Future duet in the works?
Loretta Lynn has bounced back from a pneumonia scare to spend Thanksgiving with Bret Michaels.

The country legend was hospitalized last month after falling ill with bacterial pneumonia, prompting her to scrap two concerts.

The 76-year-old singer has recovered in time for the holidays, and she celebrated Thanksgiving by inviting the Poison frontman to her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, Michaels shared a photo of himself hugging Lynn, writing "I cannot thank Loretta Lynn and her family enough for inviting us into her home for Thanksgiving."

The rock...
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Loretta Lynn Is Hospitalized With Pneumonia

October 23rd, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Loretta Lynn
Veteran country star Loretta Lynn has canceled two shows after she was hospitalized with a bout of pneumonia.

The 76-year-old singer was due to perform in Ashland, Kentucky on Saturday and in Durham, North Carolina on Sunday, but both concerts were axed after she was taken ill and admitted to a medical facility.

A statement posted on Lynn's website confirms she is battling pneumonia and has been ordered to rest by doctors.

The message reads, "Loretta regretfully must cancel her shows for Ashland, KY, and Durham, NC for this weekend, due to illness. Doctors have diagnosed her as the begin...
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Spotlight on Summer Concerts

May 13th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Bonnaroo Music Festival
During the summer of 2011, plenty of music will be playing across this great land of ours. While by no means an exhaustive list of summer tours, we're shining our spotlight on some of the hottest tickets of the hottest season. Whatever your musical taste or monetary budget, there's bound to be something for everyone.

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U2 - One of this summer's most highly-anticipated events is U2's 360º Tour, especially considering that many fans have been waiting with tickets in hand since last summer, when the North American leg of the tour was postponed due to Bono's back injury. The tour begins wit...
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Miranda Lambert Receives 7 Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominations

February 1st, 2011 1:01pm EST
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert is set to lead the way at the upcoming Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards after scoring a massive seven nominations.

The 27-year-old singer has landed a number of top nods, including ACM Entertainer Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Single Record of the Year for "The House That Built Me" and Top Female Vocalist - the award she scooped last year.

Lambert will compete in the vocal event of the year category for her collaboration with Sheryl Crow and Loretta Lynn on "Coal Miner's Daughter," and has also received two nominations for Video Of The Year - for "Only Prettier" a...
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Miranda Lambert Triumphs At Country Music Awards; See Full List Of Winners

November 11th, 2010 8:13am EST
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert had a very special 27th birthday at the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday - she took home Song, Video and Album of the Year honors and was named Female Vocalist of the Year.

Her fiance Blake Shelton was also a big winner, claiming the Male Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year awards.

Lady Antebellum were the only other multiple winners, picking up accolades for Vocal Group and Single of the Year, and it was a huge night for event co-host Brad Paisley, who claimed the Entertainer of the Year prize.

Lambert, who was nominate...
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Kelly Clarkson Quits Lilith Fair

July 7th, 2010 12:06am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
The Lilith Fair dates are in big trouble - headliner Kelly Clarkson has scrapped her shows on the touring festival.

Organizers of the all-female roadshow have already lost Norah Jones for some gigs and they've been forced to scrap more than 10 dates due to poor ticket sales - and now Clarkson has quit the tour.

She has announced that she is skipping her previously scheduled Lilith dates to complete work on her upcoming studio album.

Lilith Tour co-founder Sarah McLachlan and rotating headliners Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Emmylou Harris and Loretta Lynn will continue with the remaining 24 da...
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Sarah Mclachlan's First Studio Album In 7 Years, 'Laws Of Illusion,' Out June 15

May 8th, 2010 3:15pm EDT
Sarah McLachlan
Multi-platinum and Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan is scheduled to release her first studio album of new material in 7 years "Laws Of Illusion" on June 15th on Arista Records. The album was recorded in Montreal and Vancouver with Sarah's longtime collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand. Sarah's new album "Laws Of Illusion" will be released just weeks in advance of the kick off to Lilith Fair 2010, the historic all women touring festival, founded by McLachlan, which became one of the highest grossing touring festivals in the world.

The album's first single "Loving You i...
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Rihanna Joins Lilith Fair

April 12th, 2010 10:22pm EDT
Rihanna
Rihanna has added her name to music's biggest show of girl power - she'll be part of this summer's Lilith Fair festival tour.

The R&B star will make a special appearance at Lilith's Salt Lake City concert in Utah on July 12.

The 36-city tour will commence in Calgary, Canada on June 27 feature acts including Lilith Fair co-founder Sarah McLachlan, Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, Beth Orton, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige and Sheryl Crow.

Rihanna's Lilith date will come during her upcoming Last Girl On Earth North American tour.

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Universal Music Group And Elvis Costello Team Up For A Great Cause

June 13th, 2009 1:45pm EDT
Elvis Costello
On the UniversalMusicStore.com they are auctioning off a signed Elvis Costello guitar where 100% of the proceeds go to City of Hope. The City of Hope is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer as well as other life-threatening diseases. The auction will run until Monday, June 15th.

Elvis Costello has a brand a new record out, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane" that was released on 6/2/09. This amazing new signed acoustic guitar is a must have for any Costello fan!

Elvis Costello's new album 'Secret, Profane & Sugarcane' was released by Hear Music on June 2nd.

The record was produced by T...
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Muppets Forever: The House That Henson Built

September 30th, 2008 11:46am EDT
Sesame Street
For nearly 40 years Jim Henson’s Muppets have captivated audiences young and old, whether down the block on Sesame Street, from backstage on their own syndicated variety show, or even on the big screen. They’ve earned fans in Kanye West, Feist, Weezer, and Jason Segel, who’s been commissioned to bring them back to the moviehouse. This is the story of Jim Henson and how he built his beloved empire from a discarded housecoat and a pair of ping-pong balls.

When I lived in L.A., one of my favorite pastimes was walking up La Brea Avenue toward Hollywood Boulevard. Amid the hip boutiques, ch...
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Crystal Gayle Releases New 25-Track Collection Featuring 21 Top Ten Hits

September 16th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Crystal Gayle
Hollywood, California - July 19, 2007 - A worldwide music star, Crystal Gayle has won audiences with her recordings, concerts and television performances for the last thirty years.

2007 marks the 30th anniversary of Gayle's chart-crossing smash, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," recognized by ASCAP as one of the ten most often performed country songs of the 20th Century. On August 28, Capitol Nashville/EMI Music Catalog Marketing released Crystal Gayle: Greatest Hits, a new 25-track collection of Gayle's top hits, including 21 Top 10s and 16 #1s.

Singing came as naturally as br...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 14

April 14th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Happy Birthday To Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977), WWE wrestler Amy Dumas a.k.a. 'Lita' (1975), rapper Shawntae Harris a.k.a. 'Da Brat' (1974), "King Kong" actor Adrien Brody (1973), "The Dead Zone" star Anthony Michael Hall (1968), Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux (1966), baseball announcer David Justice (1966), "Trainspotting" actor Robert Carlyle (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor Brad Garrett (1960), "Lois & Clark" actor John Shea (1949), Deep Purple/Blackmore's Night guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (1945), notorious baseball player Pete Rose (1941), Briti...
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Billy Ray Cyrus Rocks Country Again With "Wanna Be Your Joe"

August 21st, 2006 12:54pm EDT
Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus took the music world by storm with his rockin' country. Now, on his newest album, he returns to those Southern rock roots. "Wanna Be Your Joe" celebrates the joys, heroes and music of a generation that brought together rock and country.

From "Country Music Has The Blues" featuring greats George Jones and Loretta Lynn, "The Freebird Fell" penned with Lynyrd Skynyrd's Artemis Pyle and Ed King, and "The Man," a tribute to NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, to the tongue-in-cheek "I Want My Mullet Back," Wanna Be Your Joe is about the life and loves of the average Joe. In fac...
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Billy Ray Cyrus' New Album Drops July 18

June 12th, 2006 1:29pm EDT
Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus took the music world by storm with his rockin' country. Now, on his newest album, he returns to those Southern rock roots. "Wanna Be Your Joe," which will be released July 18, celebrates the joys, heroes and music of a generation that brought together rock and country. Interested in concert tickets? Go here.

From "Country Music Has The Blues" featuring greats George Jones and Loretta Lynn, "The Freebird Fell" penned with Lynyrd Skynyrd's Artemis Pyle and Ed King, and "The Man," a tribute to NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, to the tongue-in-cheek "I Want My Mullet Back," "W...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 14

April 14th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Happy Birthday To "The Grudge" actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977), WWE wrestler Amy Dumas a.k.a. 'Lita' (1975), rapper Shawntae Harris a.k.a. 'Da Brat' (1974), "King Kong" actor Adrien Brody (1973), "The Dead Zone" star Anthony Michael Hall (1968), Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux (1966), baseball announcer David Justice (1966), "Trainspotting" actor Robert Carlyle (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor Brad Garrett (1960), "Lois & Clark" actor John Shea (1949), Deep Purple/Blackmore's Night guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (1945), notorious baseball player Pete Rose (1941), British actress J...
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