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Keith Urban and Post Malone Connect Over Elvis

“I love him because he’s such a unique fusion,” Urban said of the rapper-singer in a new Hot 20 Countdown interview. “He’s got a lot of country in him. He knows so much about country music, hip hop, rap, soul, blues, just everything. It’s incredible.”

ACM Awards: Adds Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson

Performers Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and Ashley McBryde join the 54th annual ACM Awards airing live from Las Vegas on April 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Carrie Underwood’s Post-Baby Reality, Explained

A complete breakdown of the most honest Instagram confession country music fans have ever heard. All about Carrie Underwood's inability to be back in her skinny jeans eight weeks after giving birth to her second son Jacob.

Maren Morris’ Girl Debuts as Top Country Album

Women may be scarce on Billboard’s country charts, but this week one of them boasts the genre’s bestselling album. And it’s about damn time.

Brad Paisley on Playing for the Empty Seats

Every country artist seems to remember those first brutal shows when they’d look out into the crowd and see empty seats. That hasn’t happened to Brad Paisley in a very long time, if ever. Maybe right after he graduated from Belmont University in 1995 and was playing shows around Nashville. But on Saturday night (March... Read more »

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Funeral services announced for Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie's younger sister

By Brandy McDonnellMary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie’s younger sister and one of the Oklahoma folk icon’s most dedicated cheerleaders and champions, died Saturday at the Regency Skilled Nursing Facility in Shawnee.She was 96.“Nobody loved Woody Guthrie as much as his baby sister Mary Jo did.

Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

NEW YORK (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, for fraud in his personal business dealings and for potentially acting as an unregistered foreign agent at least nine months before FBI agents in New York raided his home and office, according to documents released Tuesday.The series of heavily redacted search warrant applications and other documents revealed new details about the timing and depth of the probe into Cohen, who ultimately pleaded guilty to tax fraud, bank fraud, campaign finance violations and lying to Congress.The records show the inquiry into Cohen had been going on since July 2017 — far longer than previously known— and that a big part of its focus was Cohen's taxi businesses and misrepresentations he made to banks as part of a scheme to relieve himself of some $22 million in debt he owed on taxi medallion loans.Prosecutors were also interested in money that was flowing into Cohen's bank accounts from consulting contracts he'd signed after Trump won office.

Ex-USD football player accused of rape gets plea deal

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A former University of South Dakota football player who was accused of raping a woman in a dorm room has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and been sentenced to 10 years of probation.Dale Williamson Jr., of Texarkana, Texas, entered the plea Monday.

Chess victory is ticket out of shelter for 8-year-old boy

NEW YORK (AP) — An 8-year-old boy's victory as New York state chess champion will be his family's ticket out of a homeless shelter.The New York Times reported that Tani Adewumi (TAH'-nee ah-deh-WOO'-mee) won the state chess title for his age group this month even though he learned to play only about a year ago.Tani and his family have lived in a New York City shelter since fleeing Nigeria in 2017.

Authorities release names of victims of airplane crash in Oklahoma City

Staff reportsThe names of two local aviators killed Monday in an airplane crash at Sundance Airpark have been released by the state medical examiner's office.Doug Durning, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene Monday and Britton Lee, 43, died after being taken to a hospital from the crash on the runway.

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