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John Legend at Billboard Awards: 'This Is for Chrissy'

Emotional performance came amid calls to vote, big wins for Post Malone

(Newser) - Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. From the piano, Legend told viewers "this is for Chrissy" before singing "Never Break," which includes... More »

Garth Brooks' 'Sanders' Shirt Confused Some of His Fans

He was honoring Lions player Barry Sanders

(Newser) - Garth Brooks is a big Sanders fan and he doesn't care who knows it. But when he posted a photo on Instagram of himself wearing the No. 20 jersey of former Lions running back Barry Sanders after a concert Saturday, some fans thought he was supporting a different Sanders... More »

CMAs Were a Big Night for Women Until Surprise Win

Top award went to Brooks, not Underwood

(Newser) - The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music—whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years—until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks. Wednesday night’s show kicked off with a... More »

He's Singing One Garth Brooks Song for 36 Hours Straight

Cliff Satterwhite is singing 'Friends in Low Places' over and over and over again

(Newser) - As we write this, Cliff Satterwhite is in the home stretch of an epic karaoke marathon: He's singing Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" for 36 hours straight. Why? The Seattle-area karaoke host is performing the feat as part of the breast cancer awareness fundraiser he's hosting... More »

10 Highest-Paid Musicians in the World

Somehow Diddy makes the list

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is officially bigger than the Rolling Stones—at least in North America. In Forbes ' list of the 30 highest-paid musicians of 2016, Swift takes the top spot by breaking the North American touring record formerly held by the Rolling Stones. She also has endorsements in the seven... 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 »

12 Epic Celeb Engagements

Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert have company

(Newser) - Did Linda Perry stage the most romantic celebrity proposal of all time when she got engaged to Sara Gilbert ? Maybe, but People rounds up 11 more celebrity proposals that are also in the running:
  • Nick Cannon proposed to Mariah Carey on a rooftop looking out on the Empire State
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Garth Brooks Wins $1M From Hospital in Donation Flap

It didn't use his money to build center in his mother's name

(Newser) - An Oklahoma hospital in Garth Brooks' hometown must pay $1 million to the country singer because it failed to build a women's health center in honor of his late mother, jurors ruled this evening. Jurors ruled that the hospital must return a $500,000 donation to Brooks, plus pay... More »

Garth Blamed for Divorce— of Couple He's Never Met

Hubby says wife used Brooks' name to make him jealous

(Newser) - One of the pitfalls of being a lusted-after celebrity: You might find yourself in the middle of a nasty divorce…of two people you’ve never met. That’s what’s happening to Garth Brooks, ContactMusic reports, who was named the "other man" in one Connecticut couple's divorce. “... More »

11 Surprising One-Hit Wonders

We all love Norah Jones, but she's still on this list

(Newser) - You would never guess, but Jimi Hendrix was technically a one-hit wonder. Yep, the definition of the term is “an artist or band who only has one song make the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart,” regardless of album sales or performance on other charts,... More »

Brooks' Vegas Gigs Sell Out in 5 Hours

30K tickets sell briskly as country star ends retirement

(Newser) - Country music superstar Garth Brooks can still pack 'em in, selling out 30,000 tickets in five hours yesterday for a series of 20 small-scale Vegas shows that will end his retirement for the time being. The Oklahoma cowboy will put on four shows a weekend for five weekends in... More »

Garth Brooks Unretires

Don't expect a new tour or album anytime soon

(Newser) - Garth Brooks is officially out of retirement—whatever that means. The 47-year-old singer announced his return to great fanfare at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry today. “It’s a proud day for me and my family,” Brooks declared. But coming out of retirement doesn’t mean Brooks will... More »

Most Controversial Music Videos

Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, incestuous Gainsbourgs make list

(Newser) - With MTV's Video Music Awards set for Sunday (not that you'll see many videos on the channel these days), Oddee.com takes a look at some of the form’s most controversial:
  • Closer, Nine Inch Nails: To go along with the explicitly sexual lyrics, this 1994 piece includes a monkey
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Yankees Sign Crystal—for a Day

Comic actor will don pinstripes, fulfilling lifelong dream

(Newser) - He’s roped cattle and counseled gangsters onscreen, and now Billy Crystal will sign a real-life pro baseball contract and suit up in Yankee pinstripes. The pint-sized comedian is celebrating his 60th birthday with a 1-day stint with his favorite team, the AP reports. He’ll wear No. 60 for... More »

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