After Kenny Chesney won his fourth "Entertainer of the Year" award at the 2008 Country Music Association Awards, he came backstage and said very candidly, "I didn't think we were going to win one of these tonight."
Chrissie Hynde is an intimidating presence. Maybe it's her unflinching gaze and unapologetic swagger. Maybe it's the fact that she's the iconic lead singer of the Pretenders and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The famed Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California, is filled to capacity on a Wednesday night, and it's only 8:30 p.m. What kind of star could bring out this kind of crowd -- and at such an L.A. early hour?
Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will reunite on stage next month to raise money to teach transcendental meditation to children around the world to "help provide them a quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world," McCartney said.
The day I interviewed Neil Diamond, he was sitting in a little room to the side of a studio, and a makeup artist was smacking him in the face with a powder puff. He was wearing a white wife-beater T-shirt and looked like he wanted to flee.
Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, whose '70s and '80s soft-rock hits, such as "Leader of the Band" and "Same Old Lang Syne," combined poignant lyrics with his tender delivery, died Sunday, his family announced. He was 56.
The Dixie Chicks may have been "Not Ready to Make Nice," but the Recording Academy was nice to the country-pop trio, giving them nominations in the top three categories for the 49th annual Grammy Awards.
Such a variety of transportation devices are name-checked on "Highway Companion," Tom Petty's third solo album, that you half expect the final track to be about Jet Skiing. (Almost: The song, a beautiful lament named ''The Golden Rose,'' actually concerns a boat trip.)