Kristin M. Hall, KLFY NEWS 10

Kristin M. Hall

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Nashville, TN, United States

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Grammy facts: Blurred genre lines and a retiree revolution

With new rules in place this year and a promise to regain trust among its members, the Recording Academy released its nominations on Tuesday for its 64th Grammy Awards. Here are some facts about this year’s nominees: A RETIREE REVOLUTION: Certainly pop music tends to cater to young teens, but this year’s record of the […] → Read More

Artists, historians examine country music’s past and future

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As country music’s biggest stars prepared to celebrate the annual CMA Awards, a group of artists, academics and historians gathered to correct the record on the genre’s past and offer ideas on how it can expand outside its typical white lines. Just steps from the show’s home at Bridgestone Arena, speakers […] → Read More

Stapleton, Church to take stage, vie for top awards at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton and Eric Church are the top nominees, Luke Combs could be in for a big night, and all three will take the stage to perform Wednesday at the CMA Awards. Stapleton and Church will be going toe-to-toe all night at the ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, with nominations in the […] → Read More

Brothers Osborne bring message of inclusivity to CMA stage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When the Brothers Osborne take the stage at the CMA Awards on Wednesday, the award-winning duo will have a powerful message for fans who sometimes feel like outsiders — an experience that they know all too well. The brothers from Deale, Maryland, opened up in recent months about their private lives […] → Read More

DJ trio Swedish House Mafia reunite with new music, tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia, known for bringing house music to the masses with their arena shows, are ready to turn the crowd up with a new collaboration with The Weeknd and a global tour on the horizon. The trio dropped a new song and music video on Friday, melding their […] → Read More

Fisk Jubilee Singers celebrate 150 years since first tour

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — The Fisk Jubilee Singers’ first tour wasn’t an immediate success, but their perseverance through financial hardship to find an audience took them around the world and kept their school afloat. Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, celebrated the singing group’s 150th anniversary on Wednesday and reflected on a legacy that was built […] → Read More

A jury convicted R. Kelly; will his music face consequences?

NEW YORK (AP) — Will a criminal conviction do to R. Kelly’s music what years of ugly allegations couldn’t? It’s unlikely that Monday’s moment of justice — when a federal jury in New Yorkfound the 54-year-old R&B superstar guilty of all nine counts in a sex trafficking trial — will mean much for his fans, […] → Read More

Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson win top Americana awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile added another trophy to her shelf as she won artist of the year at the 2021 Americana Honors and Awards show, while country singer Sturgill Simpson took home the album of the year award. The annual awards show returned in-person on Wednesday at the Ryman Auditorium in […] → Read More

Chris Stapleton, Eric Church share top CMA nominations

Country stars Chris Stapleton and Eric Church will go toe-to-toe with each other at this year’s Country Music Association Awards, with both vying in the same five categories, including entertainer of the year. In nominations announced on Thursday, Stapleton leads with seven nominations including male vocalist, album of the year, single and song of the […] → Read More

Fisk Jubilee Singers get $1.5M gift to start endowment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Fisk Jubilee Singers, a vocal group at Fisk University whose tradition dates back 150 years, received a $1.5 million anonymous donation to establish a permanent endowment. The university in Nashville, Tennessee, announced Thursday that the gift was one of the largest donations ever made to the Fisk Jubilee Singers, who […] → Read More

Heavy rain from Ida forces Bonnaroo music fest to cancel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Heavy rains from Hurricane Ida have forced Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee to cancel as organizers say the waterlogged festival grounds are unsafe for driving or camping. The annual festival was scheduled to start Thursday on the site of a former farm in Manchester, about an hour southeast of […] → Read More

Kenny Malone, drummer on on Dolly, Dobie Gray hits, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drummer Kenny Malone, a prolific session player who played on hits for Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and many others, has died. He was 83. Malone’s friend and former bandmate Dave Pomeroy said he died Thursday after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Malone is credited on hundreds of records made in Nashville, including […] → Read More

Music industry weighs vaccine mandates, but politics collide

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The coronavirus vaccine gave the live entertainment industry hope for a rebound in 2021. Now, as COVID-19 cases surge and hospital beds fill up, it feels like March 2020 all over again. Tom DeGeorge runs the popular Crowbar club in Tampa, Florida, that once hosted about 300 concerts a year, mostly […] → Read More

Luke Combs, Dan + Shay celebrated by peers at ACM Honors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Rascal Flatts and more country artists were celebrated alongside prominent songwriters, producers and industry leaders at the Academy of Country Music Honors awards show. In front of a limited crowd at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, artists paid tribute to other writers, bands and even a […] → Read More

Don Everly of early rock ‘n’ roll Everly Brothers dies at 84

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Don Everly, one-half of the pioneering Everly Brothers whose harmonizing country rock hits impacted a generation of rock ‘n’ roll music, has died. He was 84. According to the Los Angeles Times, a family spokesperson said Everly died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday. His brother, Phil Everly, died […] → Read More

Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tom T. Hall, the singer-songwriter who composed “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and sang about life’s simple joys as country music’s consummate blue collar bard, has died. He was 85. His son, Dean Hall, confirmed the musician’s death on Friday at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. Known as “The Storyteller” for his unadorned […] → Read More

Amazon to stream Academy of Country Music Awards in 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music Awards is making the streaming switch, moving from a TV network to Amazon Prime Video and marking the first time the streaming service will exclusively air an awards show. In the announcement on Thursday, the ACMs move from CBS, which previously announced that it would be […] → Read More

Ray Charles, The Judds to join Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Ten.. (AP) — R&B legend Ray Charles and Grammy-winning duo The Judds will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame on Monday announced their new members, who will be formally inducted in a ceremony in 2022. Charles showed the commercial potential of country music when he released “Modern […] → Read More

Grammy-winning folk singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nanci Griffith, the Grammy-winning folk singer-songwriter from Texas whose literary songs like “Love at the Five and Dime” celebrated the South, has died. She was 68. Her management company, Gold Mountain Entertainment, said Griffith died Friday but did not provide a cause of death. “It was Nanci’s wish that no further […] → Read More

Yola embraces wide musical range on empowering new record

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — British-born singer Yola broke through in 2019 with her critically acclaimed solo record “Walk Through Fire” that earned her four Grammy nominations after decades working as a singer and songwriter. But the album that earned her praise from the likes of Elton John and Brandi Carlile was just a first glimpse […] → Read More