Country music

February 28, 2020 - 3:23 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Leave it to the internet to interpret Garth Brooks wearing a Barry Sanders jersey during a concert in Detroit as a political endorsement of a certain liberal presidential candidate. The more than 70,000 fans who attended the country music star’s Feb. 22 show at Ford Field understood...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1999, file photo, drivers in the first 125-mile Daytona 500 qualifying race start the race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach became the unofficial "Birthplace of Speed" in 1903 when two men argued over who had the fastest horseless carriage and decided things in a race on the white, hard packed sand along the Atlantic Ocean.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
February 13, 2020 - 7:17 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fifth consecutive year. Daytona International Speedway announced Thursday that all reserved grandstand seats have been purchased for the 62nd running of "The Great American Race." Track president Chip Wile says “we have the most loyal...
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FILE - In a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, singer J Balvin performs during the Coca-Cola Flow Reggaeton festival in Mexico City. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will bring Latin music to the 2020 Super Bowl stage with two stars dominating the genre: J Balvin and Bad Bunny. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme, File)
February 02, 2020 - 8:57 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Coverage of entertainment and celebrity happenings at Super Bowl 54 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami: ________ THE SUPER BOWL IS GRAMMYS 2.0 Beyoncé is back at the Super Bowl. The pop icon, dressed in green, attended the game with hubby Jay-Z, who is one of the co-producers of this...
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FILE - This Feb. 1, 1993 file photo shows Pop superstar Michael Jackson performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Regardless of your musical tastes, it seems the Super Bowl halftime show has gone there. From the sublime (Tony Bennett) to the ridiculous ( Janet Jackson's ``uncovering''), and from Michael Jackson's moonwalks to U2's majestic remembrance of the 911 victims, the halftime presentations have drawn nearly as much attention as the NFL championship game itself. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)
January 30, 2020 - 11:31 am
MIAMI (AP) — Regardless of your musical tastes, it seems the Super Bowl halftime show has gone there. From marching bands to New Orleans jazz, from Latin and Caribbean vibes to Motown. From classic rock to country, pop to hip hop and rap. From the sublime (Tony Bennett) to the ridiculous (Janet...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 16, 2019 - 12:47 pm
A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2019, file photo, Darius Rucker performs during the Group Therapy Tour at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rucker will perform a pre-race concert before the Daytona 500 in February. It will be Rucker’s fourth appearance at Daytona International Speedway and first at the “Great American Race,” which will again serve as NASCAR’s Cup Series season opener. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
December 03, 2019 - 10:00 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker will perform a pre-race concert before the Daytona 500 in February. It will be Rucker’s fourth appearance at Daytona International Speedway and first at the “Great American Race,” which will again serve as NASCAR’s Cup Series...
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This July 25, 2019, photo provided by Jon-Paul Bruno shows Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels shooting a music video at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL players’ dreams usually center on scoring touchdowns and making game-saving tackles. Then they watch videos of their performances. It’s not that much different for musicians, particularly the husband/wife country duo of Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels. Their big play occurred in Levi’s Stadium, home of their longtime favorite team, the 49ers. (Jon-Paul Bruno via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 3:24 am
NFL players' dreams usually center on scoring touchdowns and making game-saving tackles. Then they watch videos of their performances. It's not that much different for musicians, particularly the husband/wife country duo of Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels. Their big play occurred in Levi's Stadium...
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In this photo provided by NBC Sports, Joan Jett, left, and Carrie Underwood pose with a 100th anniversary NFL football. NBC's Sunday Night Football open will return to the original Waiting All Day for Sunday Night song, but this time Carrie Underwood will be joined by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett. Her band, the Blackhearts, also perform in the open, which features NFL stars. (Virginia Sherwood/NBC Sports via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 2:10 pm
Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener given this is the NFL's 100th anniversary. It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something as Carrie Underwood came up with the perfect idea. This season,...
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