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Hank Williams Wins Pulitzer

Late country star wins citation for lifetime achievement

(Newser) - Late country music legend Hank Williams is among this year's Pulitzer winners. The singer, who died in 1953, "expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life," the board wrote, awarding the... More »

Hank Williams' Grandkid Jumps Outside Country Box

Second album has a twang, but don't typecast her: She likes Radiohead, too

(Newser) - Holly Williams is a descendant of country legends—Hank Williams was her grandfather, Hank Williams Jr. her father—but she’s no “cowboy hat-wearing country girl,” she tells the Telegraph. The singer and boutique owner, who admires artists from Dolly Parton to Radiohead, releases her second album Tuesday,... More »

Beatles Fight to Stop Historic Bootleg

Group sues to prevent release of 1962 tape; Ringo's first gig

(Newser) - The Beatles are fighting to stop the release of recordings made at a German club just before they became the world's most famous band, the Miami Herald reports. The 1962 gig is historic for music buffs because it's the first time Ringo Starr played live with the band. A Miami... More »

Critics Split on Jukebox

Some love Cat Power's 2nd covers record; others dismiss it

(Newser) - Indie crooner Cat Power's second album of covers is dividing critics. Many agree that Jukebox is a state-of-the-career effort, but they part ways on where the musician (real name: Chan Marshall) stands. After transforming from blues folkie to soul singer and overcoming depression, the Marshall who “savored” her songs... More »

The Name's Bonds, Barry Bonds

HBO plans to make a movie about the scandal-prone slugger

(Newser) - HBO is planning a movie about the recently indicted Barry Bonds, to be written and directed by Ron Shelton—the man responsible for Bull Durham, Tin Cup, and White Man Can't Jump. HBO has acquired the rights to the nonfiction book Game of Shadows, which detailed the unfolding scandal over... More »

Top 10 Country Music Rebels

From Hank to the Man in Black, these are country music's biggest tough guys (and gals)

(Newser) - And the roughest toughest country singer is...
  1. Hank Williams
  2. Johnny Cash
  3. Willie Nelson
  4. Merle Haggard
  5. Loretta Lynn
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