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A new generation of Country musicians - mostly young and female - is changing the look of fashion in Music City with clothing lines designed with fans in mind. Fashion has tended to be exaggerated and designed for the screen or the stage. Consider Dolly Parton's body-hugging denim and rhinestones, Loretta Lynn's sparkly ball gowns, or Shania Twain's midriff-bearing leopard outfit. "I think Country artists, mainly women, have always really dressed well,'' said Karen Fairchild of the Grammy-winning vocal group Little Big Town. "It's been over-the-top and full of fabulous sequins and rhinestones, but it also was attractive and endearing. And that's why if you came to the Grand Ole Opry, you didn't want to see Dolly walk out in something that wasn't sparkly. You want her to be Dolly.'' But Fairchild and others are leading a new wave of fashion style.
BoingBoing
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ForPeoplemagazine 2016 was “The year of the exposed shoulder,” which seems as good an excuse as any for photos of ten female celebrities wearing off-the-shoulder gowns. It’s also been the year of the mannequin challenge, Snapchat filters, Rihanna’s pink fur shower shoes, over-the-top milkshakes, cauliflower pizza and rainbow bagels, ‘Peopletells us, all fads that by this time next year will have us all wondering what the hell we were thinking. “Loretta Lynn Goes to Pot!” screams a ‘Globeheadline, with a full page story revealing - shock, horror - that the country music queen has reportedly confessed to smoking marijuana. Once. For medicinal reasons. Shocking. Prince Harry, who can't seem to get a break from the tabloids this year, is quitting the Royal life to become an actor and “believes he’s got a hot shot at becoming the next James Bond,” claims the ‘Enquirer.
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Loretta Lynn, Pentatonix and others have released recordings. Some are debuts, some are the second time around.
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However, that hasn't stopped a handful of famous faces from publicly lending their support to Trump. While some of the endorsements will not come as a shock - it would be hard to picture country-fried stars Kid Rock and Loretta Lynn stumping for Clinton, for instance - some of the names might surprise you. Here's a look at the celebrities casting their ballot for The Donald. US People Donald Trump Kid Rock Loretta Lynch
Channel 4
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Loretta Lynn told him not to do it for that reason. James Comey owes it to the American people to say what he does have. It being Sunday in America, both candidates were in church this morning, perhaps praying for their polls to move in a favourable direction.
Radar Online
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The 66-year-old musician — who has nine children aged 1 to 40 by five different women — has apparently agreed to explore Greenidge's claim that he fathered Mathis. PHOTOS: Loretta Lynn Reunites With Lost Love Child Before I decide the course of action, I will investigate the situation further and make the right decision based on what I learn, Wonder said in a statement provided by his lawyer. As a man who is committed to family, my intention is to do the honorable thing, and I will determine what my actions will be once the whole picture is clearer. We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at tips@radaronline.com, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.
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Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82. Spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said in a news release that Shepard had entered hospice care last week and died in Nashville. "The Opry family is truly saddened by the news of Jean's passing," Opry vice president and general manager Pete Fisher said in the statement. "Although we will miss Jean's presence on the Opry stage, she has left us the wonderful gift of her music which will be remembered for generations to come." Shepard joined the cast of the Grand Ole Opry in 1955 and helped set the standard for women in country music, choosing to tour as a solo act rather than as part of a group. She presented a strong female point of view on songs like "Twice the Lovin' in Half the Time" and "The Root of All Evil (Is a Man)," influencing such key figures in country music as Loretta Lynn who came along a decade later.
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The twins got their start after playing a song they'd written to their singing teacher, Ann Bailey, who had been a session singer in Nashville. She sent some of their music to contacts there and the sisters were soon in the home of country, recording their debut album and working on new tracks for 'Cartwheels'. Who's influenced them? On their Facebook page they list country-star-turned-pop-phenomenon Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks, Kacey Musgraves and Fleetwood Mac, while in interviews they've also name checked the grand dame of country, Loretta Lynn, amongst others. How big a deal is it that they could get a Number One album? Massive. If Ward Thomas claim the top spot they'll be the first country act to do so in UK chart history. What's more, it would signal a big achievement by the pair, who are still playing tiny venues like Cambridge's Portland Arms on their upcoming October tour.
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Thanks to his latest act, Norbert Leo Butz can add a new title to his ever-expanding resume: song anthropologist. The two-time Tony-winning actor-singer, who also stars on the Netflix serial thriller, Bloodline , and the PBS medical drama, Mercy Street , returns to the New York stage this week with his acclaimed concert, Girls, Girls, Girls . While many of his contemporaries are content to revisit their Broadway hits in a concert format, Butz will opt for something radically different when he hits New Yorks Feinsteins/54 Below on Aug. 5. Featuring songs by Loretta Lynn, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash and Ray LaMontagne, Girls, Girls, Girls is a personal and heartfelt celebration of women in both classical myth and contemporary society. Along the way, hell share anecdotes about the women in his life, including his wife, Michelle Federer , their three daughters and his three sisters.
The Huffington Post
8 months
Pioneers in evey respect, it was one of the first albums that combined a studio album with a live album. The former was fantastic and contains the debut appearance of "Celluloid Heroes," which later on, tended to be truncated. The live album, was well, drunk, for better and for worse. ("Oh, Demon Alcohol") This re-release adds previously unissued studio sessions outtakes (recorded for the album in 1972) and live material (recorded March 2-3, 1972 from the Carnegie Hall shows.) Too much is just the right amount. The sound is almost as good as the SACD version, but with lots more music. 5) Clapton Crossroads and Loretta Lynn My friends at Rhino have done us all the favor of released a 3cd set of what someone considers to be the highlights of all four of Eric Clapton's Crossroads guitar festivals on cd. (Previously they were only out on DVD and bluray.
NME Blogs
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[brightcove]12850839001[/brightcove] Margo Price has not had an easy life, but her struggleslosing the family farm when she was a child, tragically losing a child later in life, encounters with the law – have proven rich inspiration for her music, which falls in the great country tradition of Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and more. ‘Tennessee Song’, which rings with a nostalgic longing to return to the simplicity of old fashioned country life, is one of the most engaging tracks on her debut album, ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter’, and the track she chose for the NME Basement Sessions. In this recording, only guitar and piano are necessary to send the listener straight back to the Nashville bars that the Illinois girl cut her teeth in. The album, released in April on Jack White’s Third Man Records, was recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, after repeat invitations from the engineer, Matt Ross-Spang.
Daily Mail - USA
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