Cindy Watts Nashville Tennessean Published 12:11 PM EDT Apr 18, 2019 Slow-danced is how Ronnie Dunn describes the first reaction he and duo partner Kix Brooks had when pitched the idea of their now chart-topping “REBOOT” collaboration project. The men comprise Brooks & Dunn, a Country Music Hall of Fame-bound duo that boasts more album sales than any duo in music history. With hits that range from “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” to “I Believe,” their ability to musically swing from heartfelt and insightful to boot-stomping ushers of the party crowd bridged their way to decades of relevance and made them a leading influence on today’s generation of country singers. "Brooks & Dunn … those were guys growing up, and they still are," said multi-platinum selling country singer Luke Combs. "Their influence is one of the main reasons I'm doing this to this day. The guys are living legends. It's like hamburgers. Everybody loves … [Read more...] about How Luke Combs and Kacey Musgraves nudged Brooks & Dunn to make \
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By Jerry Rice | [email protected] | Daily BulletinPUBLISHED: January 10, 2019 at 8:37 am | UPDATED: January 10, 2019 at 8:38 am In 2019, there are so many fun things to do in Southern California it will take 52 weeks to fit them all in. Whether you’re into art, beer and wine, classic cars, food, movies, music, sports or something else, here’s our annual guide to dozens of the best events happening during the next 12 months. Jump to a month: February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December JANUARY Palm Springs International Film Festival One of the largest film festivals in North America features more than 200 films from nearly 80 countries. Regular screenings continue through Jan. 13, with Best of the Fest presentations happening Jan. 14. When: Through Jan. 14 Where: Six theaters in the Palm Springs area, including Regal Cinemas Stadium 9 and Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets: $13 individual screenings, $69 for six Information: … [Read more...] about 2019 list of festivals, fairs and special events in Southern California
The nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards were revealed today in Los Angeles, with multiple nominations going to Drake, Brandi Carlile, Cardi B and the soundtracks to “Black Panther” and “A Star is Born.” The 61st Grammy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is the complete list of nominees: Album of the year: “Invasion Of Privacy” – Cardi B “By The Way, I Forgive You” – Brandi Carlile “Scorpion” – Drake “H.E.R.” – H.E.R. “Beerbongs & Bentleys” – Post Malone “Dirty Computer” – Janelle Monáe “Golden Hour” – Kacey Musgraves “Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By” – Various Artists Record Of The Year: “I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “The Joke” – Brandi Carlile “This Is America” – Childish … [Read more...] about 2019 Grammy Awards: Full list of nominees
Dave Paulson Nashville Tennessean Published 11:34 PM EST Nov 11, 2018 A Kane Brown hit was the common thread between all of the biggest wins at the 2018 SESAC Nashville Music Awards. The chart-topping “Heaven” was named Song of the Year at Sunday night’s ceremony, held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. One of its writers, Matt McGinn, was named Songwriter of the Year, and “Heaven” also helped Nashville-based SMACKWORKS Music earn its first ever Publisher of the Year award. Performing rights organization SESAC — which collects royalties for songwriters, alongside BMI and ASCAP — holds the annual awards show to celebrate its most successful country and Americana songwriters. McGinn came to Nashville in 2011, and told The Tennessean he almost hung up his songwriting dream two years later. “I don’t know if I ever believed I could do it until this year, honestly,” he said. Crossing paths … [Read more...] about SESAC Nashville Awards: Matt McGinn named Songwriter of the Year
The Cunninghams said they feared for the safety of their two shared young children. Sanaa was Germayne’s youngest daughter by his previous marriage. A stream of social workers and police visited the Cunninghams, amid a string of reports they had mistreated the troubled child. Doctors had prescribed a strong anti-psychotic to calm Sanaa. Evidence suggests Germayne and Lisa followed the instructions on the label precisely: Give one pill a day, up to three, as needed. Don’t discontinue without consulting a physician. But now, looking at the vision of horror in the playpen, they wondered if the drug was doing more harm than good. They called Sanaa’s doctor, whose staff advised the parents to bring her in on Monday. The next day, she turned catatonic. Her body was cold to the touch. Lisa Cunningham couldn’t get a reading from the thermometer. After waiting 14 hours, the couple took Sanaa to urgent care. Within hours, she died, on Sunday, February 12. How and why she … [Read more...] about The Death of Sanaa Cunningham: Murder or Medical Tragedy?