Folk music

John Prine, left, and Pat McLaughlin accept the Song of the Year Award for "Summer's End" at the Americana Honors & Awards show Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
September 11, 2019 - 10:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Prine's winning streak has continued at the Americana Music Association's annual awards ceremony in Nashville, though his two-year reign as Americana artist of the year has ended. The 72-year-old folk singer-songwriter took home two major honors on Wednesday at...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, Lil Nas X arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Lil Nas X created a musical phenomenon with his song “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, but many in Nashville are trying to decide whether to nominate it for a country music award. Voting is under way now for nominations for the Country Music Association Awards, held on Nov. 13, but the song faces an uphill challenge. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 1:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA award. Ballots have gone out for nominations for the Country...
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TAKES OUT REFERENCE TO PIONEERING COMPOSER - FILE - In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, file photo, Rhiannon Giddens performs during rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston. Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, the leader of a 19th century black brass band, will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award, on Sept. 11, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 07, 2019 - 10:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, the leader of a 19th century black brass band, will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award. The Americana Music Association announced the new award on Wednesday...
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FILE - This June 15, 2019 file photo shows John Prine performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Prine is postponing several shows this summer as he plans to have surgery to insert a stent to prevent a stroke. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
July 23, 2019 - 4:47 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Americana singer-songwriter John Prine is postponing several shows this summer so he can have surgery to insert a stent to prevent a stroke. A statement on Prine's website on Tuesday said Prine's doctors told him he had an elevated risk of stroke and he plans to have the...
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Tens of thousands of choir singers gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Estonia marked the 150th anniversary of a tradition crucial to the national awakening movement and that inspired the defiant "Singing Revolution" in the late 1980s that helped the nation to break free from nearly fifty years of Soviet occupation. The four-day event held every five years unites the small Baltic nation of 1.3 million people in the celebration of their language and culture. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
July 07, 2019 - 3:03 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia has reveled in the 150th anniversary staging of a choral music festival that has been recognized by the U.N.'s cultural agency. The four-day Estonian Song and Dance Celebration attracted 35,000 singers, more than 1,000 choirs and 700 dance groups. The event is held...
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May 14, 2019 - 4:51 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In contrast to other country music award shows, the artist of the year nominees at this year's Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards are all female, including Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, Kacey Musgraves and Rhiannon Giddens. The Americana Music Association...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018 file photo, Donald Glover, creator and star of the FX series "Atlanta," and a musician who performs under the name Childish Gambino, poses at a private cocktail party to celebrate the FX network's Emmy nominations in Los Angeles. Glover won four Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, but did not attend the awards ceremony. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
February 11, 2019 - 1:21 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Even Childish Gambino's collaborators say they aren't sure of his whereabouts on Grammy night. Gambino won four trophies on Sunday, but...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2018 file photo, Missy Elliott performs at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine. The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
January 12, 2019 - 7:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine. The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday. Other...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2016 file photo, Marty Balin arrives at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Singer Balin of the Jefferson Airplane has died at age 76. Spokesman Ryan Romenesko said Balin died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Tampa, Fla., where he was on the way to the hospital. The cause of death was not immediately available. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 28, 2018 - 7:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Marty Balin, a patron of the 1960s "San Francisco Sound" both as founder and lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane and co-owner of the club where the Airplane and other Bay Area bands performed, has died. He was 76. Balin died Thursday in Tampa, Florida, on the way to the hospital,...
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Rosanne Cash performs during the Americana Honors and Awards show Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
September 12, 2018 - 9:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards, which is being presented at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Folk singer-songwriter John Prine won artist of the year for the second time in a row at the Americana Music Honors and Awards...
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