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Country Legend Don Williams Has Died at 78!

Nicknamed The Gentle Giant for his trademark soft spoken, laid back performances, country music legend Don Williams has died.

Williams was a renowned singer/songwriter and performed, first as part of the folk group the Pozo Seco Singers (which he co-founded) and then as a solo act.

His career spanned the better part of six decades. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Barron Ryan Cracks Tiger Rag for Its 100th Anniversary!

Barron Ryan – Photo by Daniel Folkers

On the 100th anniversary of its debut, played by the Original Dixieland Jass Band, Barron Ryan has released Tiger Rag as a single on his eponymous label.

Tiger Rag is one of the most complex pieces of popular music ever composed and it took Ryan 18 months to crack it. Watch him play it and talk about the journey to mastering it.

Tiger Rag is featured on Ryan’s new album, The Master’s Apprentice.

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Teen Choice 2017: Teens Exhibit Wide Range of Favorites!

TEEN CHOICE 2017: French Montana performs onstage at TEEN CHOICE 2017 – Photo by Frank Micelotta/Courtesy of FOX.

North America’s adolescents have made their voice heard – Teen Choice 2017 surfboards were handed out to a host of movies, TV shows, actors, actresses, digital stars, singers and musicians during the two-hour special on FOX.

Some of the winners came as a surprise: Riverdale (Choice TV Drama, Choice Breakthrough Series), Dwayne Johnson (Choice Fantasy Movie Actor); while some did not: Wonder Woman (Choice Action Movie), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Choice Sci-Fi Movie).

More than 63,000,000 votes were cast via Twitter and FOX.com.

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Bruno Mars To Receive Visionary Award at Teen Choice 2017!

Bruno Mars will be honored for his innovation and contributions to contemporary music with the Teen Choice 2017 Visionary Award at Teen Choice 2017, broadcast live Sunday, August 13th on FOX (8/7C).

Fifth Harmony, Anthony Anderson and Logan Paul have been confirmed as special presenters and will ‘multiple acts in the show and will be announcing some of the most anticipated performances and honorees of the night.”

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Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris LeadPerformers Named for 11th ACM Honors®!

Kelesea Ballerini, Vince Gill and Maren Morris are among the performers announced for the 11th ACM Honors.

The show, dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, will tape on Wednesday, August 23 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ will be broadcast Friday, Sept. 15 (CBS, 9/8C).

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Final Wave of Nominees Announced for Teen Choice 2017!

 

The final wave of nominees for Teen Choice 2017 have been announced and the number of categories now includes Choice Gamer, Choice Changemaker, Choice Latin Song, Choice TVShip and Choice MovieShip.

Selena Gomez leads the second wave with eight noms; Justin Bieber follows with seven; Beauty and the Beast, Teen Wolf and Riverdale each earned six nods.

Teen Choice 2017 will be broadcast live on FOX, on Sunday, August 13th.

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Univision To Broadcast 18th Annual Latin Grammys® In November!

The biggest night in Latin music® will be Thursday, November 16th. That’s when Univision will broadcast the 18th Annual Latin Grammys® live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Nominees will be announced on September 20th.

The Latin Recording Academy will honor The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and Special Awards (Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Awards) recipients during special presentations on Wednesday, November 15th.

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The Voice: Chris Blue Takes The Championship!

THE VOICE —  (l-r) Alicia Keys, Chris Blue — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Team Alicia’s Chris Blue was crowned champion of this season of The Voice. His win earned him a recording contract.

CHRIS BLUE NAMED CHAMPION OF ‘THE VOICE’

Popular Member of Team Alicia Earned America’s Top Vote 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — May 23, 2017 — Chris Blue was crowned champion of NBC’s three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” tonight, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named winner of season 12.

Blue, 26, from Knoxville, TN, was a member of Team Alicia. Follow him on Twitter @Chrisbluelive.

Blue grew up in a family of seven in a tiny house. His mother decided to put the family in a band called the Blue Family, where they sang at local churches. The band later became known as the Blue Brothers and performed across the Midwest. For the past six years, Blue has worked as a worship leader, where he met his fiancée, a cancer survivor.

The current cycle of “The Voice” is averaging a 3.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.6 million viewers overall on Mondays and a 2.9 in 18-49 and 12.5 million viewers on Tuesdays in “live plus seven day” averages from Nielsen Media Research, keying regular NBC wins on both nights. So far this cycle, both “Voice” editions have ranked in broadcast television’s “live plus same day” weekly top 10 in adults 18-49 and total viewers each week the show has aired.

“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Lee Metzger, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Jay Bienstock.

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Coheed and Cambria Rocks MD! By Sean Heintzelman

Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria at Filmore Silver Spring, MD. Photo by Sean Heintzelman

If the nostalgia of a new Dave & Busters in downtown Silver Spring wasn’t enough, then the local concert venue usually has you covered.  On May 6th the Fillmore hosted Coheed and Cambria’s “Good Apollo: I’m Burning Star IV Neverender” tour, dedicated to their 2005 album of the same name.  It’s amazing when a rock band has lasted so long in this day and age, let alone sells out a venue within hours.

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