March 28, 1994 |
For Reba McEntire, there is no ploy too crass, no gimmick too shamelessly hokey, no gesture too ridiculously over the top. The woman will stop at nothing. "Tonight I'm getting to do the very thing I love the most," said country music's bestselling female artist from the Spectrum stage Saturday night. "And that's entertaining nice folks like y'all. " You couldn't say she didn't put all her guile and showmanship into the task. (The question of whether her heart was in it was another matter.
May 1, 1988 |
Reba McEntire, the pint-size strawberry blonde who's been named top female vocalist four times running by the Academy of Country Music, is an Oklahoma cowgirl with big-city ambitions. "Whoever's in New England," a 1986 "countrypolitan" ballad sung from the perspective of a wife suspicious about her husband's frequent business trips to Massachusetts, broke new ground for McEntire. As expected, Northerners identified with the scenario and the locale. Increasingly, her tour bus traveled the Northeast.
August 19, 1986 |
The Judds and Reba McEntire got five nominations each for the 1986 Country Music Association awards, it was announced yesterday, and George Strait and Randy Travis were nominated for four awards each. The announcement of the five finalists in each of 12 categories was made at a news conference at the Grand Ole Opry. The winners, chosen by vote of the membership of the industry organization, will be announced during a nationally telecast show in October. The Judds, daughter Wynonna and Naomi, were nominated for awards as entertainer of the year, the top award, plus vocal group, single, album and video.
November 2, 2012
* MALIBU COUNTRY. 8:30 p.m. Friday, 6 ABC. I'M NOT sure what it is about Reba McEntire that screams "wronged wife," but the singer-actress embarks on her second sitcom Friday in a role that once again has her starting over after marriage to a cheater. In ABC's "Malibu Country," she's doing the leaving, taking her kids and her mother (Lily Tomlin) and fleeing Nashville, Tenn. - and her country star husband - for the Malibu, Calif., house she never even knew she had, hoping to restart the singing career she put aside years earlier.
September 1, 2010
8 tonight CHANNEL 6 Highlights of the annual four-day event in Nashville, Tenn., are scheduled to include performers Tim McGraw (right), Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, and Reba McEntire, among others.
August 17, 1994 |
It's a Reba McEntire world. The red-headed entertainment empress was the top nominee-getter when the contenders for Country Music Association awards were announced yesterday by George Jones and Pam Tillis at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. McEntire - whose current Read My Mind and double platinum Greatest Hits Volume Two are both in the Billboard Country Top 20 - snagged six nominations, including the prestigious Entertainer of the Year, which she won in 1986. And the unremittingly perky Oklahoman's further nominations in the Female Vocalist, Album, Single, Music Video and Vocal Event categories (the latter three for "Does He Love You," her catfight duet with Linda Davis)
July 1, 1988 |
It's getting to be that Bob Dylan is as consistent a summer attraction as the Beach Boys. (The Boys, incidentally, are playing Great Adventure on Sunday.) For the last two years, Dylan has played Philadelphia backed by bands with contemporary clout - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and the Grateful Dead. Wednesday at the Mann Music Center, he'll be fronting a guitar-bass-drums trio headed by G. E. Smith of the Saturday Night Live band. (Marshall Crenshaw, originally slotted to play bass, reportedly dropped out of the tour to begin writing his next album.
July 13, 2013
Jim Foglesong, 90, a record label executive and music producer who helped launch Garth Brooks' career and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died in Nashville. Kristin Whittlesey, a spokeswoman at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music, where Mr. Foglesong had been a faculty member since 1991, said Mr. Foglesong died Tuesday morning. A statement from his family released through the Country Music Hall of Fame said Mr. Foglesong died at a hospital after a brief illness.
April 22, 2011
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 p.m., NBC10) - Gwyneth Paltrow; Darren Criss & the Warblers perform. The Oprah Winfrey Show (4 p.m., 6ABC) - Chris Rock. Friday Night Lights (8 p.m., NBC10) - The Lions are off to a good start, but Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) is surprised to learn not everyone is happy. Vince (Michael B. Jordan) discovers stardom has perks, but Luke (Matt Lauria) learns his aggressive playing style has consequences. Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country (9 p.m., CBS3)
September 18, 2013 |
For a guy who claims that his musical awakening came when hearing Don McLean's poignant "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)" on an episode of The Simpsons , there's nothing cartoonish about Jake Bugg. The 19-year-old from Nottingham, England, old for his age, makes music and writes lyrics too bracing and swaggeringly working-class to be dippy. Animated and cocksure, yes, but never comical. From the erstwhile sound of Sunday's way-sold-out World Cafe Live gig, filled with young teens and elder punks, Bugg pulls inspiration from Bo Diddley, Massachusetts -era Bee Gees, early Dylan, Buddy Holly, and the folksy Marc Bolan (a la Tyrannosaurus Rex )