Pop Music

Multiple Grammy Nominations For Country Song With Music Video Featuring Tragic Love Story Of Gay Miners

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Lawrence County native Tyler Childers leads the way for the Kentucky nominees, receiving five 2024 Grammy nominations, including Best Country Solo Performance for “In Your Love,” Best Country Song for “In Your Love,” Best Country Album for “Rustin’ in the Rain,” and Best Music Video for “In Your Love.” Author Silas House [the current Poet Laureate …

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Taylor Swift Spurs Stampede To Voter Registration Site

The Independent reports: Taylor Swift managed to drive record-breaking numbers to voter registration website Vote.org after urging her 232 million followers on Instagram to take action. On Tuesday (19 September), hours after the pop star, 32, called on her US fanbase to register to vote in honour of National Voter Registration Day, Vote.org’s communication director, Nick Morrow, announced that “our …

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Lil Nas X Film Premiere Delayed By Bomb Threat

Variety reports: The world premiere of Lil Nas X’s documentary “Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero” at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday night was delayed after a bomb threat was called in targeting the artist. The gala screening was scheduled for a 10 p.m. start at Roy Thomson Hall, one of TIFF’s premier venues. The documentary’s co-directors Carlos López …

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Smash Mouth Founder Steve Harwell Dies At Age 56

Rolling Stone reports: Steve Harwell, who cofounded the band Smash Mouth in 1994, has died at the age of 56, band manager Robert Hayes confirmed. The musician, best known for hits like “All Star” and “I’m a Believer,” died at his home in Boise, ID “surrounded by family and friends.” Harwell had been in hospice care following medical complications. The …

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Fans Storm Gates At New York City EDM Festival

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Electric Zoo Festival reached maximum capacity on Sunday night ‘due to unforeseen circumstances’ and did not let anyone else in for safety reasons. While the festival still went on, many of the people who bought tickets and planned to go were turned away. Some fans did not leave quietly when they got …

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Jimmy Buffett’s Cause Of Death Disclosed: Skin Cancer

NPR reports: The popular singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett died on Friday after living with Merkel cell skin cancer for four years, according to an announcement posted to his website on Sunday. “He continued to perform during treatment, playing his last show, a surprise appearance in Rhode Island, in early July,” the post read. Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare form of …

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Pop Singer/Restaurateur Jimmy Buffett Dies At Age 76

The Associated Press reports: Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who popularized beach bum soft rock with the escapist Caribbean-flavored song “Margaritaville” and turned that celebration of loafing into an empire of restaurants, resorts and frozen concoctions, has died. He was 76. “Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs,” a statement posted …

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Clapton To Headline Beverly Hills Fundraiser For RFK

Rolling Stone reports: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 2024 presidential hopeful, announced today that he will be joined by rocker Eric Clapton for a campaign fundraiser at a private estate in Beverly Hills on Sept. 18. Clapton will perform live at the event, with tickets starting at $3,300, up to a maximum contribution of $6,600. “We expect supporters from across the …

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Anti-Vax Brit Eric Clapton Attempted To Donate To RFK

Guitar Magazine reports: Eric Clapton has addressed his attempt to donate to Robert F Kennedy Jr.’s presidential campaign. The musician had formerly tried to donate $5,000, but his attempt was invalid as Clapton is not only an English citizen, but his donation was also over the limit of $3,300. As we reported back in July, Clapton describes himself as a …

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Mourners Pack Street In Tribute To Sinead O’Connor

The New York Times reports: Sinéad O’Connor lived her life poised between tradition and rebellion. Ireland’s farewell to her embraced both. In keeping with an old custom, her coffin was first carried past her last family home in Ireland, in Bray, County Wicklow. But many of those who gathered, or who left her tributes, brought a spirit more in keeping …

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Dancing Taylor Swift Fans Trigger Local Seismometer

CNN reports: Taylor Swift fans are in their record-breaking era. After two nights of earth-shaking dancing at Swift’s Seattle “Eras” tour concert at Lumen Field, enthusiastic Swifties caused seismic activity equivalent of a 2.3 magnitude earthquake, according to seismologist Jackie Caplan-Auerbach. The “Swift Quake” has been compared to the 2011 “Beast Quake,” when Seattle Seahawks fans erupted after an impressive …

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Irish Pop Singer Sinead O’Connor Dies At Age 56

The Daily Mail reports: Sinead O’Connor has died at the age of 56, it was reported last night. The Irish singer shot to stardom across the world in 1990 by her heartrending cover of Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U.  It comes a year after the mother-of-four’s son Shane, 17, took his own life in January 2022 after escaping hospital while …

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Aldean Rages About Cancel Culture To Ecstatic Crowd

County music star Jason Aldean raged against cancel culture last night at a concert in Cincinnati, much to the delight of his fans. ALDEAN: Well, I got to tell you guys, man, it’s been a long-ass week. It’s been a long week. And I’ve seen a lot of stuff. I’ve seen a lot of stuff suggesting I’m this, suggesting I’m …

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Pop Music Legend Tony Bennett Dies At Age 96

The New York Times reports: Tony Bennett, a singer whose melodic clarity, jazz-influenced phrasing, audience-embracing persona and warm, deceptively simple interpretations of musical standards helped spread the American songbook around the world and won him generations of fans, died on Friday in New York City. He was 96. In February 2021, his wife, Susan Bennett, told AARP Magazine that Mr. …

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Fox Host: Shooting Intruders Is “The American Dream”

“I looked at some of the lyrics, because in country music you can actually understand them. He’s taking it from the news. This is happening. This is so outrageous. There’s lawlessness everywhere. He’s trying to say, ‘In a small town — we’ve given up supporting the cops — we elect our own sheriffs, we take care of our own, and …

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Aldean’s Video Uses Old Protests From Other Countries

PolitFact reports: PolitiFact dissected the video and found that although many of the clips we were able to verify do come from news footage of real events, many of the scenes depicting crowd violence are from outside the U.S., including Ukraine, Germany and Canada, with one dating as far back as 2010. Protesters run down fiery street (1:35): We found …

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Aunt Lydia: “Woke CMT Caved To The Liberal Mob”

Little Rock’s ABC affiliate reports: Country Music Television removed Jason Aldean’s latest music video “Try That in a Small Town” from its service Monday. Though the song was released in May, it has come under fire this week over accusations the song is pro-lynching. The controversy over Aldean’s song caught the attention of Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday. …

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Watters Compares Country Star To Kyle Rittenhouse

“We were able to make whatever movie we wanted, paint any picture we want, write any song we want, write any book we want. And that’s what makes America great, right? Apparently not. “Paramount can produce movies promoting violence but country music stars can’t write songs against it? The underlying threat here is that this is a small, well-funded mob …

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CMT Pulls Country Star’s Inflammatory Music Video

Billboard Magazine reports: CMT has pulled Jason Aldean’s incendiary video for his new single, “Try That In a Small Town.” The video, which has received more than 1 million views on YouTube since its release, features Aldean performing in front of courthouse with an American flag hanging from the entrance. The performance is interspersed with footage of a flag burning, …

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Judge: Lady Gaga Doesn’t Have To Pay $500K Reward To Woman Convicted In 2021 Theft Of Her Three Dogs

TMZ reports: Lady Gaga just won a legal case over her huge dog reward offer that a woman was trying to claim — ’cause a judge just told her … ya can’t have your stolen cake and eat it too. According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, a judge tossed Jennifer McBride’s lawsuit against the singer … in which she …

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