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CMA Faces Backlash Over Beyonce-Dixie Chicks Duet

Beyonce wasn't country enough for some critics

(Newser) - The surprise collaboration of Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks at the Country Music Association Awards was still rocking the music world on Thursday, but not all were impressed by the electric performance—and some country fans unleashed their anger on social media. The Beyonce-Dixie Chicks performance, which can be seen... More »

Garth Brooks Wins Big at CMAs

Beyonce appeared for a surprise duet

(Newser) - Garth Brooks, who lost entertainer of the year at last year's Country Music Association Awards when he returned to music after a 13-year break, won the top prize at the show Wednesday, the AP reports. Brooks beat out Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, and last year's winner,... More »

Spring's Most Exciting Albums

Courtney Love is just one of many making a comeback

(Newser) - Perhaps you don’t care about Justin Bieber’s upcoming second album, hot on the heels of his first, but you might be a bit more interested in the rest of Rolling Stone includes in its spring music preview. A sampling:
  • Meth, Ghost, and Rae: Wu-Massacre, March 30. Ghostface Killah
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Dixie Chicks Sued for Libel in Murder Case

Lead singer accused plaintiff of murdering 3 boys

(Newser) - Outspoken country music stars the Dixie Chicks are being sued for libel and defamation by the stepfather of one of three 8-year-old Arkansas boys murdered 15 years ago. Plaintiff Terry Hobbs claims Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines accused him of the murders at a Little Rock rally in support... More »

Singing Marine Sounds Off at Dixie Chicks

Iraq vet takes war at home to the studio with hawkish hit

(Newser) - A Marine back from Iraq and Afghanistan has fired a musical rebuke at the Dixie Chicks for their anti-war hit, "Not Ready to Make Nice."  Cpl. David Thibodeaux's "Not Ready to End the Fight" is hitting America's country dials—including some that shunned the Nashville trio's... More »

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