Country music

Bluegrass innovator Sonny Osborne dead at 83

NASHVILLE – Sonny Osborne, the banjo player and singer who, along with his older brother, Bobby, led one of the most innovative and beloved groups in bluegrass music, died Sunday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn. He was 83 years old. His death, after a series of beatings, was confirmed …

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Roy Harper, beloved country singer, died at 96

Beloved country singer Roy Harper has passed away. Harper died in mid-October at the age of 96, on Tennessee Folklore Society confirmed. In a statement, the organization said: “We are sad to mark the passing of singer and painter Roy Harper”, remembering him as “an admired performer of early country …

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‘SNL’: Watch Brandi Carlile’s Gale-Force Debut

For her very first performance on Saturday Night Live, country singer Brandi Carlile jumped straight into her provocative heart jam, “Broken Horses,” wearing a shiny Elvis-inspired gold lamé costume. But despite all the glam, the energy of the music was pure bar rock and roll. Carlile wielded her browned guitar …

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Country Radio leaves NYC with WNSH Flip to Hip-Hop

Cumulus Media launched WNSH in New York in 2013, ending a decade of country radio programming there after WYNY-FM switched to contemporary Spanish in 2002. Audacy (formerly Entercom) took over WNSH in 2019. In September, WNSH ranked 21st in New York City marketing, capturing a 1.9% share of the local …

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