DONALD & KANYE

Kanye West is from Georgia. Like many musical talents, he left college to pursue music and left his academics behind. He began by producing tracks for Jay-Z while building his own demo and THE COLLEGE DROPOUT...

LUKE RECORDS LATIN MUSIC

LUKE RECORDS RETURNS WITH A BRAND NEW “LATIN DIVISION” TO BE HEADED BY ANGEL RODRIGUEZ FROM AER MANAGEMENT Internationally known rap artist and entrepreneur, Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, relaunches...

BEYONCE GOES COUNTRY

Fans were not happy when pop superstar Beyonce showed up to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Awards' with a secret and boisterous performance of her song "Daddy Lessons" with the Dixie...

TUPAC

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates a uniquely American genre, one that's taken many forms over the decades — in Chuck Berry's soul, Bob Marley's reggae protest songs, Prince's flamboyant pop, and as...

Hal Linden still performing with his band

Linden started out his career in the city as a musician, but transitioned to musical theater, working his way up from understudy to lead. He got his big break when he appeared on Broadway in the late ’50s in the hit show Bells Are Ringing, but Linden told me that back then he was more a natural performer than a trained actor.

FOOTBALL TO OPERA

Robinson grew up in Atlanta, the son of a Baptist minister and a mother who spent a lot of time making sure her children played musical instruments and did well in school. His earliest memory of singing was being "in the kiddie choir," standing on a chair in church and singing the hymn "Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus." He got a lot of applause. "Then I realized I wanted to play the drums, which is a lot more exciting than singing. So I ended up being the church drummer."

LADY GAGA’S NEW CD

Little monsters rejoice. Lady Gaga announced on Apple Radio’s Beats 1 that new fifth album, Joanne, will be out Oct. 21. Gaga, who released the collection’s first track “Perfect...

PAT NASON

This music is called "relaxed-fit" Americana. It's rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, country, folk, pop, Tin Pan Alley, showtunes, jazz, even comedy -- my own blend of everything I heard in the house or on the...

THIN BLUE LINE: HANS OLSON

It is rare in today's music that the singer addresses sensitive topical subjects. Hans Olson, great blues guitarist/songwriter from Tempe, AZ, does that in a manner that makes the listener consider both...

BEST OF CMA 2016

John McEuen stood on Ernest Tubb Record Shop's modest stage and observed, "There were more people on my bus this morning!" But his deep smile lines suggested he was more amused than disappointed. Then...