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Earth, Wind & Fire drummer Fred White dead at 67

Drummer Fred White, who played alongside his brothers Maurice and Verdine White in the Grammy-winning ensemble Earth, Wind & Fire, has died. He was 67.

Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter singer and country music icon, dead at 90

Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner's daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90.

Historic venue Grand Ole Opry criticized for Morgan Wallen performance

Morgan Wallen stepped on country music's most historic and storied stage over the weekend, a sign that many interpreted as the Grand Ole Opry giving the troubled star its blessing and a path to reconciliation after he used a racial slur on camera.

Mac Davis, country star and Elvis Presley songwriter, dies at 78

Country star Mac Davis, who launched his career crafting the Elvis hits A Little Less Conversation and In the Ghetto, and whose own hits include Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me, has died. He was 78.

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

Country music has long been hesitant to address its long and complicated history with race, but after the death of George Floyd in police custody and the protests it sparked worldwide, Black artists say the industry still needs to address the systematic racial barriers that have been entrenched for decades.

Country stars salute Randy Travis with song in Nashville

A near fatal stroke couldn't take away the signature baritone of country star Randy Travis, and dozens of his friends, from Garth Brooks to Kenny Rogers, used their voices and his songs to honour the legend.

Soul artist Sam Moore to sing at Trump inaugural event

Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam and Dave has been added to the list of performers for President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural events.

Lady Gaga premieres new songs at Nashville club

Lady Gaga showed that she could rock a small Nashville club just as hard as arenas as she showcased songs from her new album Joanne for a small crowd of fans and guests.

Lynn Anderson, singer of Rose Garden, dies in Nashville

Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, has died. She was 67.