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2 country stars help shape Will Chase's TV persona

People-Will Chase

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Will Chase's character on ABC's "Nashville" is the quintessential superstar. Read more

Perry, Cruz, Bush hitting same election night bash

Republicans 2016 Austin Party

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If the 2016 presidential race unofficially begins with the end of the midterm elections, a party featuring three possible Republican White House hopefuls together at a hip Austin concert hall could be the kickoff bash. Read more

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending October 27, 2014: Read more

Phil Collins gives vast Alamo collection to Texas

Phil Collins Alamo


British pop star Phil Collins on Tuesday handed over his vast collection of artifacts related to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the state of Texas. Read more

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. Read more

Madame Tussauds DC to add figure of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is getting double the love from Madame Tussauds wax museum with her figure being unveiled in both Washington and Hollywood. Read more

Taylor Swift: Growing up and going pop

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When Taylor Swift released the Grammy-winning, banjo-tinged "Mean" in 2010, haters fired shots at the then-20-year-old. Read more

Singer Aaron Lewis apologizes for botching anthem

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Aaron Lewis has apologized for botching the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during his performance before Game 5 of the World Series. Read more

Beyonce, Topshop team up to launch athletic wear


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Want a body like Beyonce's? Now you can buy clothes she's designed for exercising. Read more

Long road from metal to country pays off for band

"So I started this damn country band, cause punk rock was too hard to sing." Read more

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordination Read more

Review: Sam Hunt's 'Montevallo' romantic, relaxed

A former college football quarterback, Sam Hunt might be expected to huddle up with all the macho, in-your-face male country singers currently filling the radio airwaves. But the Georgia native takes a more relaxed, romantic stance on "Montevallo," his R&B-influenced country music debut. Read more

Taylor Swift to headline New Year's in NYC

We Can Survive Concert

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Taylor Swift will be shakin' it up in New York City's Times Square on New Year's Eve. Read more

Signed Rolling Stones book offered for $5,000

The next Rolling Stones project will cost you a lot more than the average concert ticket. Read more

Bruno Mars joins Rock in Rio; Vegas venue revealed

Music Festival Vegas

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MGM Resorts International and the organizers of Rock in Rio USA announced additions to the music festival's lineup Monday and offered a glimpse of what to expect when the event comes to Las Vegas next year. Read more

From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

Final Shift

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The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition. Read more

Russian crooner sings in Ukraine with rebel leader


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In defiance of Ukraine, a revered Soviet-era crooner has traveled from Russia to the rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine to perform in support of separatists fighting the Ukrainian government. Read more

Missy Elliott, Lil Kim to reunite at awards show

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Missy Elliott, Lil Kim and Da Brat will reunite at next month's Soul Train Awards. Read more

Singer Aaron Lewis stumbles in national anthem

World Series Royals Giants Baseball

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There was an error at Game 5 of the World Series even before the first pitch. Read more

Ala. Band Director Rip Reagan mentored generations

Of all the stories of Rip Reagan following his recent death at 84, and the impact he had on young lives, Kevin Meads' might be the best. Read more

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