Before Farm Aid pulled off its annual benefit concert in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sept. 24, featuring performances by Sheryl Crow, Chris Stapleton, Farm Aid co-founders John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson, board members Dave Matthews, Margo Price and more, the organization revealed its plan for “a major farmer mobilization” in Washington D.C. in March 2023 […]
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Paul McCartney is many things. He’s one of the four legendary Beatles. He’s a lead singer. A frontman. A businessman. He also just recently concluded his Got Back Tour. Well, McCartney is also apparently a good friend, too. The former Mop Top took to Twitter on Wednesday (September 21) to wish one of his compatriots […]
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Jim Croce is one of those artists that, despite their relatively short careers, have found a space in the annals of music history. Delivering folk gems and soft rockers, Croce was a colossal force between 1966 and 1973, before he died in a plane crash just days before his fifth album, I Got a Name, […]
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“We were writing about exactly what I was experiencing in my life,” pop-rock artist Ben Rector explained of his latest release, reflecting on the creation of “Wonderful World.” “I wrote ‘Wonderful World’ with Jordy Searcy and Andrew Tufano at Andrew’s house,” the singer-songwriter said, recalling it as “one of those special days where it felt […]
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Doja Cat has set the record straight about her new music … by contradicting everything she says. Earlier this month, rap star Doja Cat revealed that her next album would be ’90s German rave-inspired. “I can’t really tell much. I just know there’s a lot going on,” the “Kiss Me More” singer shared when asked […]
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In 2019, Missy Elliott made history. The five-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and producer was the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Even before debuting with Supa Dupa Fly in 1997, Elliott was already writing for and producing other artists. Credited by her real name Melissa A. Elliott, the rapper has written […]
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The only thing more iconic than Jim Croce’s mustache was his music. The folk star left behind a rich catalog of bright, vibrant music made up of songs that drew from his personal life and experiences. He sang about the everyday, immortalizing the common man, making even the simplest theme extraordinary. Dive into the essentials […]
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Metallica is bringing back their Helping Hands Concert & Auction. On Monday (Sept. 19), The hard rocking band announced plans for their third benefit concert and auction. The event will feature performances from the band along with currently unknown “special guests.” Set to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Dec. […]
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Mid-way through his performance at Boots in the Park in Tempe, Arizona, country singer Tim McGraw tumbled off the stage but quickly came back to his feet to finish his performance. Bending down to gesture to his guitar player during a solo, McGraw lost his balance and fell backward when trying to back up. Security quickly came […]
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Legendary hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will soon perform as a five-piece no more. The ’90s icons recently announced their final show with the five original members—Krayzie, Layzie, Bizzy, Wish, and Flesh—performing all together one last time as a part of Bobby Dee and Snoop Dogg’s High Hopes Concert. Bizzy Bone announced his retirement from performing live with the group, posting […]
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