Family musical groups are as common as cowboy boots at the Grand Ole Opry. The Band Perry joins a long list that includes the Jackson 5, the Bee Gees, the Pointer Sisters, even the Von Trapp Family Singers.
The irony of a newswoman doing a country remake of Don Henley's 1980s hit "Dirty Laundry" was not lost on Robin Meade. "Instead of avoiding what I do for a living and why people know my name," the HLN host told CNN, "I said 'Let's just come at it straight on', and to me it's kind of like a tongue-in-cheek nod at what I do for a living."
Country music pioneer Charlie Louvin, whose duets with brother Ira swung from murder ballads to earnest warnings about Satan and the atomic bomb, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer, his manager said. He was 83.
Like the flood waters that covered its historic stage nearly five months ago, the Grand Ole Opry House reopened Tuesday night with Country music stars of the past and present inundating the stage of the Nashville, Tennessee, landmark.
The Grand Ole Opry House is closed for repairs after record amounts of rain sent water 2 feet above its historic stage, damaging instruments, memorabilia and archival tapes at the country music landmark.
Jessica Simpson and Dolly Parton have found more to bond over than their blonde locks and country crooning. The famously busty pair found common ground this week over the difficulties of having an ample bosom.
Porter Wagoner looks right at home in the marble lobby of Manhattan's Roosevelt Hotel. He wears a dark Western suit and tie and holds a shiny black cane. The glare from the crystal chandelier reflects off his eyeglasses as he tilts his head back, trying to remember the last time he played Madison Square Garden.