Shelton roasts Bryan at CMT Artists of the Year show
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Shelton roasts Bryan at CMT Artists of the Year show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Blake Shelton interrupted the lovefest on the CMT Artists of the Year show with a slightly profane mini-roast of his good friend Luke Bryan. Both Shelton and Bryan picked up honors at the awards show aired live on CMT on Wednesday night in Nashville, Tennessee. But when it was … Continue reading

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Music Review: New Chris Young album likable, not memorable
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Music Review: New Chris Young album likable, not memorable

Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over” (RCA Nashville) Chris Young ends his fifth album with “What If I Stay,” a sparse, tenderly swaying ballad that shows off the Tennessee-born country singer’s rich baritone, wide range and seductive phrasing. For most of “I’m Comin’ Over,” 30-year-old Young hitches his truck to rhythm-driven contemporary country music. He clips … Continue reading

Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson pay tribute to Toussaint
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Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson pay tribute to Toussaint

NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger and Robbie Robertson are paying tribute to the late Allen Toussaint, the New Orleans musician who wrote “Southern Nights,” ”Lady Marmalade” and many other hits. “He was such an influential songwriter and performer,” Jagger tweeted Wednesday. Early in their career, the Rolling Stones covered Toussaint’s “Pain in My Heart” … Continue reading

Music Review: Trey Anastasio finds groove on ‘Paper Wheels’
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Music Review: Trey Anastasio finds groove on ‘Paper Wheels’

Trey Anastasio, “Paper Wheels” (Rubber Jungle/ATO Records) When Phish frontman Trey Anastasio settles into a groove, his latest solo record “Paper Wheels” shines. Anastasio, on his first solo record in three years and 10th of his career, produces a tune, aptly titled “The Song,” that is not only the best track on “Paper Wheels” but … Continue reading