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ABBA, Biggie, Blondie All Have Something New in Common

More than 2 dozen performers are added to Library of Congress' National Recording Registry

(Newser) - Songs and others recordings that are at least a decade old are eligible to ascend to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, "based on their cultural, historical, or aesthetic importance in the nation's recorded sound heritage," per a release . This year, the registry welcomes 25 new...

Founding Dixie Chicks Member Laura Lynch Is Dead
Founding Dixie Chicks Member
Laura Lynch Is Dead

Founding Dixie Chicks Member Laura Lynch Is Dead

The 65-year-old was killed in a car crash in Texas

(Newser) - One of the original members of the Dixie Chicks was killed in a car crash in Texas on Friday, reports USA Today . Laura Lynch, 65, died in a head-on collision just after sunset on Highway 62, per WFAA and TMZ . Lynch formed the band in 1989 with Martie Maguire, Emily...

The Dixie Chicks Change Their Name
The Dixie Chicks
Change Their Name

The Dixie Chicks Change Their Name

From now on, they are The Chicks

(Newser) - The Dixie Chicks are no more. But the band lives on as The Chicks. The famous trio changed its name to ditch the Confederate connotations of "Dixie," reports USA Today . "We want to meet this moment," reads a message posted on their rebranded website, thechicks.com...

Here's the First Dixie Chicks Song in 14 Years

"Gaslighter" is from forthcoming album, out May 1

(Newser) - For the first time since 2006, a new Dixie Chicks song: The country trio released "Gaslighter" Thursday, the first single off their upcoming and long-awaited album, also titled Gaslighter. After two years of teasing the album, they announced it will be released May 1. As NPR reports, the band...

CMA Faces Backlash Over Beyonce-Dixie Chicks Duet

Beyonce wasn't country enough for some critics

(Newser) - The surprise collaboration of Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks at the Country Music Association Awards was still rocking the music world on Thursday, but not all were impressed by the electric performance—and some country fans unleashed their anger on social media. The Beyonce-Dixie Chicks performance, which can be seen...

Garth Brooks Wins Big at CMAs
 Garth Brooks Wins Big at CMAs

Garth Brooks Wins Big at CMAs

Beyonce appeared for a surprise duet

(Newser) - Garth Brooks, who lost entertainer of the year at last year's Country Music Association Awards when he returned to music after a 13-year break, won the top prize at the show Wednesday, the AP reports. Brooks beat out Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, and last year's winner,...

Spring's Most Exciting Albums

hole, slash, STP, and more

Spring's Most Exciting Albums

Courtney Love is just one of many making a comeback

(Newser) - Perhaps you don’t care about Justin Bieber’s upcoming second album, hot on the heels of his first, but you might be a bit more interested in the rest of Rolling Stone includes in its spring music preview. A sampling:
  • Meth, Ghost, and Rae: Wu-Massacre, March 30. Ghostface Killah

Dixie Chicks Sued for Libel in Murder Case

Lead singer accused plaintiff of murdering 3 boys

(Newser) - Outspoken country music stars the Dixie Chicks are being sued for libel and defamation by the stepfather of one of three 8-year-old Arkansas boys murdered 15 years ago. Plaintiff Terry Hobbs claims Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines accused him of the murders at a Little Rock rally in support...

Singing Marine Sounds Off at Dixie Chicks

Iraq vet takes war at home to the studio with hawkish hit

(Newser) - A Marine back from Iraq and Afghanistan has fired a musical rebuke at the Dixie Chicks for their anti-war hit, "Not Ready to Make Nice."  Cpl. David Thibodeaux's "Not Ready to End the Fight" is hitting America's country dials—including some that shunned the Nashville trio's...

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