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Kristin M. Hall

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Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Kristin:

The Judds join the Country Music HOF in a ceremony filled with tears, music and laughter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ray Charles and The Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in a ceremony filled with tears, music and laughter, just a day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly. The loss of Naomi Judd altered the normally celebratory ceremony, but the music played on, as the genre’s singers and musicians mourned the country legend while also celebrating the four inductees:… → Read More

Judds, Ray Charles to be inducted into Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Hall of Fame will induct Ray Charles and The Judds into its ranks on Sunday night, though the death of Naomi Judd a day earlier will undoubtedly alter the normally celebratory ceremony. → Read More

Grammy Award-winning singer Naomi Judd, of duo The Judds, dies at 76

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76. FILE - Naomi Judd poses at the Hero Dog Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. , Oct. 6, 2012. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided to The… → Read More

These iconic songs, albums have just been added to the National Recording Registry

Here are the 25 songs, albums, historical recordings and even a podcast that will be preserved as important contributions to U.S. culture and history. → Read More

Songs by Wu-Tang, Alicia Keys added to Recording Registry

The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the 25 songs, albums, historical recordings and even a podcast that will be preserved as important contributions to American culture and history. → Read More

Songs by Wu-Tang, Alicia Keys added to Recording Registry

The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the 25 songs, albums, historical recordings and even a podcast that will be preserved as important contributions to American culture and history. → Read More

Songs by Wu-Tang, Alicia Keys added to Recording Registry

The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the 25 songs, albums, historical recordings and even a podcast that will be preserved as important contributions to American culture and history. → Read More

Songs by Wu-Tang, Alicia Keys added to Recording Registry

The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the 25 songs, albums, historical recordings and even a podcast that will be preserved as important contributions to American culture and history. → Read More

Songs by Queen, Wu-Tang Clan, Alicia Keys added to National Recording Registry

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Critically acclaimed debut albums by Wu-Tang Clan and Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin's Latin pop megahit "Livin' La Vida Loca," and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" are among the recordings being inducted this year into the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the 25 songs, albums, historical recordings and even a podcast that will be… → Read More

Amazon places bet on streaming, fast-paced music awards show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amazon has seen solid returns from its investment in streaming live sports, but its upcoming experiment with its first live music awards show is more of a gamble.The 57th annual Academy of Country Music Awards from Las Vegas will air exclusively on Prime Video Monday night in a sped-up, concert-like format without commercials. → Read More

The Chicks head back on tour in 2022 after long break

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirteen-time Grammy winners The Chicks are heading back on tour, their first major outing since 2017 and first shows since releasing their fifth studio album "Gaslighter. "The multi-platinum female trio behind hits like "Wide Open Spaces" announced on Monday that The Chicks Tour will hit 27 North American cities starting in June and running through August. → Read More

Bobbe ‘Beegie’ Adair, jazz pianist, dies in Tennessee

Jazz pianist, session musician and bandleader Bobbe Long “Beegie” Adair, who played on over 100 records throughout her six decade career, has died. She was 84. Her manager, Monica Ramey, said Adair died Sunday in Franklin. A cause of death was not immediately released. Adair, raised in Cave City, Kentucky, began playing at age 5, attended college in Kentucky and then moved to Nashville to work… → Read More

New Reforms Target US Military's Missing Weapons Problem

The Department of Defense is overhauling how it keeps track of its millions of guns and mountains of explosives, and Congress is requiring more accountability... → Read More

AP: US military explosives vanish, emerge in civilian world

Hundreds — and possibly thousands — of armor-piercing grenades, hundreds of pounds of plastic explosives, as well as land mines and rockets have been stolen from or lost by the U.S. armed forces over the past decade, according to an ongoing Associated Press investigation. → Read More

AP: US military explosives vanish, emerge in civilian world

Hundreds — and possibly thousands — of armor-piercing grenades, hundreds of pounds of plastic explosives, as well as land mines and rockets have been stolen from or lost by the U.S. armed forces over the past decade, according to an ongoing Associated Press investigation. → Read More

AP: US military explosives vanish, emerge in civilian world

Hundreds — and possibly thousands — of armor-piercing grenades, hundreds of pounds of plastic explosives, as well as land mines and rockets have been stolen from or lost by the U.S. armed forces over the past decade, according to an ongoing Associated Press investigation. → Read More

AP: US military explosives vanish, emerge in civilian world

Hundreds — and possibly thousands — of armor-piercing grenades, hundreds of pounds of plastic explosives, as well as land mines and rockets have been stolen from or lost by the U.S. armed forces over the past decade, according to an ongoing Associated Press investigation. → Read More

AP: US military explosives vanish, emerge in civilian world

Hundreds — and possibly thousands — of armor-piercing grenades, hundreds of pounds of plastic explosives, as well as land mines and rockets have been stolen from or lost by the U.S. armed forces over the past decade, according to an ongoing Associated Press investigation. → Read More

AP: US military explosives vanish, emerge in civilian world

Hundreds — and possibly thousands — of armor-piercing grenades, hundreds of pounds of plastic explosives, as well as land mines and rockets have been stolen from or lost by the U.S. armed forces over the past decade, according to an ongoing Associated Press investigation. → Read More

AP: US military explosives vanish, emerge in civilian world

The Marine Corps demolition specialist was worried — about America, and about the civil war he feared would follow the presidential election. And so, block by block, he stole 13 pounds (6 kilograms) of C4 plastic explosives from the training ranges of Camp Lejeune. → Read More