Dolly Parton on her 50th Grammy nod: 'It's always special'
FILE - Dolly Parton performs in concert on May 27, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor. Parton's first Grammy nomination was at the 1970 show for “Just Someone I Used to Know,” a duet with Porter Wagoner. An updated version of “Jolene" won Parton and a cappella group Pentatonix a trophy.
Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart condition
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A publicist for Amy Grant says the contemporary Christian singer had open heart surgery on Wednesday to fix a heart condition she has had since birth. Doctors discovered Grant had a heart condition called partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) during a routine checkup. Grant, who is married to country singer Vince Gill, is six-time Grammy winner with well known crossover pop hits like Baby, Baby, Every Heartbeat and That's What Love is For."
Oklahoma City marks bombing anniversary with artistic events
FILE - This Wednesday, April 19, 1995 file photo shows the north side of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. (AP Photo)OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma City honors victims of the 1995 bombing that shocked the nation in what remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history through a memorial and museum, annual remembrance ceremonies and a marathon. In February, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic performed “Of Thee I Sing,” a symphonic and choral presentation it commissioned. The Oklahoma City Ballet is planning multiple performances, including one choreographed to songs by country singer Vince Gill, a native of Oklahoma. Other commemorations this year include the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder providing free admission once monthly to the museum and wearing special uniforms at some games.
The Eagles announce full-album 'Hotel California' tour
Don Henley of The Eagles performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (CNN) - The Eagles are embarking on a nationwide tour in 2020 where they'll play the entire track list of "Hotel California" from beginning to end. The tour will kick off in Atlanta in February 2020, and then the iconic rock group will hit New York, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. If hearing the whole album live wasn't already good enough, the group will also be featuring an additional set of the band's greatest hits. "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975," their other album released in the same year, holds the top spot as the #1 best-selling album of all-time.