Grammys to honor Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, McVie
LOS ANGELES — (AP) — The Grammys will pay homage to lives of Loretta Lynn, Migos rapper Takeoff and Christine McVie with star-studded performances during Sunday's ceremony. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the ceremony will honor the three musicians who died last year with special performances during its in memoriam segment. Kacey Musgraves will perform “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in tribute to Lynn. Quavo and the Maverick City Music will hit the stage to honor his nephew Takeoff with the song “Without You.” Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt will collaborate to perform “Songbird” to remember McVie. The ceremony will include performances by Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, Lizzo, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs and Steve Lacy.wftv.com
Remembering Loretta Lynn: 6 unforgettable performances from the ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’
A few of her most storied performances can be viewed below. Lynn performed a heart-wrenching medley Patsy Cline’s biggest hits, offering the audience an intimate glimpse at her struggle to perform her late friend’s most enduring songs. On Jan. 21, 2017, Lynn’s younger sister, country singer Crystal Gayle, was also inducted into the Opry. Sisters Lynn, Gayle and Peggy Sue performed a rousing family rendition of Lynn’s iconic “Coal Miner’s Daughter” for the occasion. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 20 Photos: Loretta Lynn through the years AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 02: Loretta Lynn performs in concert during Rodeo Austin at the Travis County Expo Center on March 2, 2014 in Austin, Texas.wftv.com
Remembering Loretta Lynn: Tributes to the coal miner’s daughter
Celebrities, politicians and music fans around the globe took to social media to honor country music legend Loretta Lynn, who died Tuesday at age 90. RIP sweet angel.”My heart is broken with the news of my sweet friend Loretta Lynn passing. We love you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/NnLMzTRIWE — Grand Ole Opry (@opry) October 4, 2022Politicians from Lynn’s native Tennessee offered tributes to the singer. #RIP singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn who passed away today at the age of 90. Naval Institute (@NavalInstitute) October 4, 2022Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 20 Photos: Loretta Lynn through the years AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 02: Loretta Lynn performs in concert during Rodeo Austin at the Travis County Expo Center on March 2, 2014 in Austin, Texas.wftv.com
Loretta Lynn, queen of country music and Coal Miner’s Daughter, dies at 90
Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90. https://t.co/ATdwml7dpAwftv.com
Luke Combs, Dan + Shay celebrated by peers at ACM Honors
14th Annual ACM Honors Luke Combs accepts the Gene Weed Milestone Award at the 14th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP) (Amy Harris)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Rascal Flatts and more country artists were celebrated alongside prominent songwriters, producers and industry leaders at the Academy of Country Music Honors awards show. Carly Pearce, Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack sang tributes to country icon Loretta Lynn, who received the Poets Award. PBS filmmaker Ken Burns accepted the Tex Ritter Film Award for his multipart series called “Country Music” that aired in 2019. “And we were especially gratified that our film reached so many people who previously thought they didn't like country music, but quickly became fans." Toby Keith was also given a Poet's Award, and Trace Adkins performed Keith's hit “Love Me If You Can.”Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Tennessee flooding: Loretta Lynn’s ranch inundated by floodwaters
Loretta Lynn’s ranch inundated by floodwaters FILE PHOTO: Country star Loretta Lynn's ranch was not immune to the intense flooding that has inundated parts of middle Tennessee. (Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. — Country star Loretta Lynn’s ranch was not immune to the intense flooding that has inundated parts of middle Tennessee. >> Read more trending newsThe main road to the Lynn’s ranch in Humpreys County is washed out, and residents there said it’s the worst flooding they’ve ever seen, WZTV reported. “This is Barb,” the family shared on Tayla Lynn’s Facebook page. >> Authorities: At least 10 dead after flooding in Middle Tennessee“Tennesseans, please stay cautious of rising floodwaters caused by heavy rainfall in parts of Middle TN,” Gov.wftv.com
Keith Urban, Carly Pearce to play ACM Honors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — Country stars Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Carly Pearce and Jamey Johnson will perform at the Academy of Country Music Honors, which will honor Loretta Lynn, Dan + Shay and Luke Combs among others. Lynn, 89, will receive the Poet's Award along with Gretchen Peters and the late Curly Putman, while the country duo Dan + Shay will get the Jim Reeves International Award. Combs was named the Gene Weed Milestone Award honoree, while Toby Keith will get the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. Pearce, who is the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry after her induction on Tuesday, will host the show. Lee Ann Womack, Chris Janson, Lady A, Lauren Alaina, Sara Evans and others are scheduled to perform.wftv.com
New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the Netflix series Country Comfort, debuting on Friday, left, "Zack Snyders Justice League," premiering March 18, center, and Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17 on Netflix. (Netflix/HBO Max/Netflix via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences, filmmaker Zack Snyder has come back to finish what he started. — Loretta Lynn’s new album is a celebration of women in country music and it features collaborations with Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Margo Price. — Katherine McPhee, of TV’s “American Idol” and “Smash,” plays an aspiring country singer, Bailey, who’s suffered career and personal setbacks in the Netflix series “Country Comfort,” debuting Friday.
Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May
(Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON – Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming back in May, possibly in a series of small events, organizers announced Wednesday. The centerpiece event for Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts normally happens in December, but it was postponed last year amid the pandemic. But even with COVID-19 vaccines gradually rolling out across the country, Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter knew the usual concert would not be possible in May. “It's normally such a festive event, and I'm sure that will come across.”Brooks is no stranger to the Kennedy Center Honors process. Trump and first lady Melania Trump generally stayed away from Kennedy Center events, but Rutter hopes to get President-elect Joe Biden involved this year.
Michael Apted, director of ‘Up’ documentary series, dies
A representative for the Directors Guild of America said his family informed the organization that he passed Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)Michael Apted, the acclaimed British director of the “Up” documentary series and films as diverse as the Loretta Lynn biopic “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and the James Bond film “The World Is Not Enough,” has died. A representative for the Directors Guild of America said his family informed the organization that he passed Thursday night. Apted served as a researcher on the first film and took over as director seven years later, continuing to check in with the subjects every seven years. “The series was an attempt to do a long view of English society,” Apted told Slant Magazine in 2019.
Charley Pride overcame racial barriers as country music star
And he did it by winning over millions of country music fans. Until the early 1990s, when Cleve Francis came along, Pride was the only Black country singer signed to a major label. “Then it was ‘first Negro country singer;’ then ‘first Black country singer.’ Now I’m the `first African-American country singer.′ That’s about the only thing that’s changed. Throughout his career, he sang positive songs instead of sad ones often associated with country music. Even a country singer,” said country singer Rissi Palmer on Twitter.
Americana pioneer Lucinda Williams returns to Orlando's Plaza Live
Going all the way back to Mother Maybelle Carter, country music has historically fostered singular empowered women who created a niche unto themselves. Lang all obviously come to mind, but also deserving a spot in that company is the powerful dark horse of Lucinda Williams. Many Grammy awards, accolades and Lincoln Center performances later, Lucinda Williams is still bringing a masterfully intimate touch to popular music with her songwriting. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com