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Country Music's Entertainer of the Year Repeats

Singer Luke Combs wins CMA honor 2nd year in a row; Chris Stapleton, Lainey Wilson also win big

(Newser) - Luke Combs was crowned entertainer of the year at Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, the second year in a row that he's taken home the night's top honor. "I want to thank country music for making my dreams come true," Combs said, dedicating the award...

'True Legend' Loretta Lynn Takes Her Final Bow
'True Legend'
Loretta Lynn Takes
Her Final Bow

'True Legend' Loretta Lynn Takes Her Final Bow

Trailblazing country singer died at home in Tennessee on Tuesday at the age of 90

(Newser) - The "Coal Miner's Daughter" has sung her last tune. Country singer Loretta Lynn died "peacefully ... in her sleep" Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., family members tell the AP . The 90-year-old, who suffered a stroke in 2017, died from natural causes, a rep tells TMZ...

Loretta Lynn Clarifies Kid Rock Marriage Rumors

It was all a good-hearted joke

(Newser) - So, did Loretta Lynn and Kid Rock really tie the knot over the weekend? Turns out ... no. The 88-year-old Lynn, who jokingly hinted on Facebook on Sunday that they'd done just that at her son and daughter-in-law's vow renewal ceremony, clarified on Monday that the pair of good...

Loretta Lynn: They've Killed Country Music
Loretta Lynn:
They've Killed
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Loretta Lynn: They've Killed Country Music

But 'I'm here to start feeding it,' says 87-year-old

(Newser) - Country music is dead, according to a legend of the genre. "I think it's dead. I think it's a shame," Loretta Lynn tells fellow country singer Martina McBride on the latter's podcast Vocal Point , per People . "I'm getting mad about it. I am....

Country Star, 85, Cancels Tour Dates After Stroke

Loretta Lynn expected to make full recovery

(Newser) - The country music world is sending its best wishes to singer Loretta Lynn, who was hospitalized in Nashville after suffering a stroke at her Tennessee home Friday. She is "responsive and expected to make a full recovery," according to her website . The star is 85 and still very...

4 Stars Who Lived in Haunted Houses

Are you really surprised Nicolas Cage is one of them?

(Newser) - It's officially Halloween season, at least according to the candy aisle in your local supermarket, so to get in the spirit, the Stir offers up this list of seven celebrities who've lived in haunted houses. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the full list...

And the Medals of Freedom Go to...

Oprah, Clinton, Steinem among this year's recipients

(Newser) - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the executive order, signed by President Kennedy, establishing the highest US civilian honor. "The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours," President Obama said. "This year's honorees have...

What to Play When You're Poor
 What to Play When You're Poor

What to Play When You're Poor

LA Times delivers the perfect soundtrack for financial woe

(Newser) - No matter how bad the current financial situation gets, popular music offers something to ease your woes. Hope you haven't pawned that iPod just yet: the LA Times brings you the best in recession-tastic classics:
  • "Can't Buy Me Love" (Beatles): Single, former Lehman Bros workers will be spinning this

Top 10 Country Music Rebels
Top 10 Country Music Rebels

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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