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Recent articles by Randy:

Willie Nelson’s 70th studio album, ‘First Rose of Spring,’ is coming soon

Willie Nelson will release his 70th studio album, "First Rose of Spring," on April 24, just five days ahead of his 87th birthday. → Read More

Willie Nelson's 70th album is due out days before he turns 87

Listen to the title track from Willie Nelson's 70th studio album, which features contributions from Chris Stapleton, Toby Keith and others. → Read More

Discover a living legend: Singer, songwriter, visual artist, Texas outlaw Terry Allen

Texas Renaissance man Terry Allen may be better known for his visual art than his poetic country-folk songs, which he'll perform this weekend in L.A. → Read More

Joseph Shabalala, founder of famed vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, dies at 78

Joseph Shabalala founded Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the South African vocal group that rose to fame when it was featured on Paul Simon's 'Graceland' album. → Read More

Brian Wilson disavows Beach Boys performance at hunting convention featuring Donald Trump Jr.

The Beach Boys featuring Mike Love will perform at a trophy-hunting convention where Donald Trump Jr. will speak. Band co-founder Brian Wilson disavows the gig. → Read More

Super Bowl 2020 opens with Demi Lovato singing the national anthem

Pop star Demi Lovato cemented her return to the public spotlight Sunday with a potent and relatively unfussy performance of the National Anthem before Super Bowl LIV in front of more than 60,000 fans on hand at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium and a global audience of millions who tuned into the telecast. → Read More

Ousted Grammy CEO Deb Dugan calls investigation 'biased'

In a letter to the Recording Academy, ousted CEO Deborah Dugan alleges that the investigation into her alleged misconduct is neither independent nor neutral. → Read More

Billie Eilish sweeps 2020 Grammys, winning album, record, song and best new artist

Young star Billie Eilish shines at the 2020 Grammy Awards, but the death of Lakers star Kobe Bryant still sets the tone. → Read More

Billie Eilish and Finneas, Lizzo, Gary Clark Jr. lead early Grammy winners

Guitarist Gary Clark Jr. won 3 Grammys at the premiere ceremony, and Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Lizzo were off to strong early starts. → Read More

Recording Academy proposes new diversity initiatives after outcry over Dugan allegations

The Recording Academy promises substantive change in new statement, eliciting skeptical response from ousted CEO Deborah Dugan's lawyer. → Read More

Ousted Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan says 'I had to defend myself'

In an interview, former Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan decries the "culture of secrecy" at the Grammys organization and says "change must happen." → Read More

Grammys diversity task force states support for Deborah Dugan

In a statement, the Grammys' diversity task force said that "those seeking to make... reforms need to be supported, not impeded." → Read More

Deborah Dugan alleges sexual harassment and gender discrimination against Recording Academy

In complaint filed to EEOC, former Grammys boss Deborah Dugan accused the Recording Academy of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and financial misconduct. → Read More

New study shows some gains for women in music, but men still dominate pop charts

The third edition of the study was announced Tuesday, revealing that for 2020, the percentage of female nominees in five of the highest-profile Grammy categories has hit an eight-year high. → Read More

New study shows some gains for women in music, but men still dominate pop charts

Women are still vastly outnumbered by men on the pop music charts and at the Grammy Awards, a new USC study shows. → Read More

Recording Academy alleges Deborah Dugan demanded "millions"

In a letter sent to members, Recording Academy board Chairman Harvey Mason Jr. alleges Deborah Dugan demanded payment in exchange for her resignation. → Read More

Recording Academy alleges Deborah Dugan demanded "millions"

In a letter sent to members, Recording Academy board Chairman Harvey Mason Jr. alleges Deborah Dugan demanded payment in exchange for her resignation. → Read More

How the Grammys went through 3 bosses in 6 months

Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow's remark that female artists needed to "step up" triggered actions leading to the hiring and ultimate ouster of successor Deb Dugan. → Read More

Sexism? Cronyism? Mismanagement? After sudden ouster of Grammys chief, spin and finger-pointing begin

The Recording Academy places President and CEO Deborah Dugan on administrative leave with the Grammy Awards fast approaching. Insiders trade accusations. → Read More

New Grammys chief Deborah Dugan exits post, just 10 days before awards show

Just 10 days before the 62nd Grammy Awards, Recording Academy President and Chief Executive Deborah Dugan has exited her position, the organization confirmed Thursday. Dugan took over on Aug. 1 as the first female president of the Recording Academy, which oversees the Grammy Awards. Dugan replaced longtime Recording Academy chief executive Neil Portnow, who suggested in 2018 that female artists… → Read More