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Ramón Ayala farewell tour added to Nebraska State Fair lineup

Feb 27, 2024 / Nebraska State Fair

A Hispanic artist will return to the Nebraska State Fair’s main stage lineup, as Ramón Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte is the latest addi...
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U.S. casinos won $66.5B in 2023, their best year ever as gamblers showed no economic fear

Feb 22, 2024 / Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New figures from the gambling industry show America's commercial casinos won more than $66 billion from gamblers i...
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Beyoncé becomes first Black woman to claim top spot on Billboard's country music chart

Feb 22, 2024 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé is making history once again: The superstar singer became the first Black woman to top Billboard’s co...
Riley Green Adds Modern Country to the Nebraska State Fair Lineup

Riley Green Adds Modern Country to the Nebraska State Fair Lineup

Feb 6, 2024 / Nebraska State Fair Press Release

(Grand Island, NE) - Country music rising star Riley Green is the latest addition to the Nebraska Lottery Concert Series at the Nebraska State Fair...
 In this April 7, 2014, file photo shows Toby Keith performs at ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops in Las Vegas. “Beer For My Horses” singer-songwriter Toby Keith has died. He was 62. Keith passed peacefully on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 surrounded by his family, according to a statement posted on the country singer's website.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Country singer-songwriter Toby Keith has died after battling stomach cancer

Feb 6, 2024 / Ap

Toby Keith, a sometimes polarizing figure in country music who crafted an identity around his macho, pro-American swagger, has died. He was 62. Th...
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WWE's 'Raw' is moving to Netflix next year in a major streaming deal worth more than $5 billion

Jan 23, 2024 / Associated Press

WWE’s weekly television show, “Raw,” will be moving to Netflix next year as part of a major streaming deal worth more than $5 bil...
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'Not rock 'n' roll's little sister': Inside country music's new golden era — and what comes next

Jan 19, 2024 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was an unexpected musical success story last year, one that has only continued to snowball. Country music, with its loy...
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Adan Canto, known for his versatility in roles in 'X-Men' and 'Designated Survivor,' dies at 42

Jan 10, 2024 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adan Canto, the Mexican singer and actor best known for his roles in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “A...
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135th Rose Parade boasts floral floats, sunny skies as California tradition kicks off the new year

Jan 2, 2024 / Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Floral floats, marching bands and equestrian units took to the streets under a sunny California sky as the 135th Rose...
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'Wonka' ends the year No. 1 at the box office, 2023 sales reach $9 billion in post-pandemic best

Jan 2, 2024 / Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood closed out an up and down 2023 with “Wonka” regaining No. 1 at the box office, strong sales for “...
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Comedian Tom Smothers, one-half of the Smothers Brothers, dies at 86

Dec 27, 2023 / Associated Press

Tom Smothers, half of the Smothers Brothers and the co-host of one of the most socially conscious and groundbreaking television shows in the histor...
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Matthew Perry died from the effects of ketamine, autopsy report says

Dec 19, 2023 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report on “Friends” star Matthew Perry says he died from the acute effects of the drug ketamine. Th...
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Why Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas is You' became so popular — and stayed that way

Dec 11, 2023 / Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — “All I Want for Christmas is You,” Mariah Carey’s hit from 1994, has grown over the last three decades into...
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Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ is No. 1 at the box office with $21 million debut

Dec 4, 2023 / Associated Press

Beyoncé ruled the box office this weekend. Her concert picture, “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé,” opened in first place w...
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Turkey rules the table. But an AP-NORC poll finds disagreement over other Thanksgiving classics

Nov 22, 2023 / Associated Press

Thanksgiving may be a time for Americans to come together, but opinion is divided over what’s on the crowded dinner table. A new poll from Th...
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ESPN Bet, a rebranded sports gambling app from Penn Entertainment, is here

Nov 16, 2023 / Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN Bet, a rebranded sports-gambling service owned by Penn Entertainment, has launched. Penn signed a $1.5 billion deal with...
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Jimmy Kimmel to host the Oscars for the fourth time

Nov 16, 2023 / Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel is returning as host of the Academy Awards for the second straight year and fourth time overall. The Academy of ...
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Matthew Perry's 'Friends' co-stars reminiscence about late actor

Nov 16, 2023 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew Perry’s “Friends” co-stars are sharing more remembrances of the star in their first personal soc...
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Lainey Wilson wins 5 CMA Awards including entertainer of the year, album of the year

Nov 9, 2023 / Associated Press

Lainey Wilson took home five trophies including entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards. The 31-year-old Louisiana singer a...
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World Series averaged 9.11 million viewers, making it the least-watched Fall Classic in TV history

Nov 7, 2023 / Associated Press

The Texas Rangers' 5-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks for their first championship on Wednesday night drew the largest audience of this Worl...
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Matthew Perry, Emmy-nominated 'Friends' star, dead at 54

Oct 30, 2023 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew Perry, who starred as Chandler Bing in the hit series “Friends,” has died. He was 54. Coroner's record...
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Keith Urban shares the secret to a great song ahead of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

Oct 12, 2023 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keith Urban and Kix Brooks of powerhouse duo Brooks & Dunn will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fam...
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Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood talk working with the Carters for Habitat for Humanity and new music

Oct 6, 2023 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On Sunday, Habitat for Humanity's 2023 annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Week Project kicked off on the President's 99...
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Taylor Swift watches Travis Kelce's Chiefs take on the Jets at MetLife Stadium

Oct 2, 2023 / Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Taylor Swift couldn’t just shake off another chance to watch Travis Kelce on the football field. The 12-ti...
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$1.04 billion Powerball jackpot tempts players to brave long odds

Oct 2, 2023 / Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An estimated $1.04 billion Powerball jackpot will be up for grabs, tempting players to spend a couple dollars on a lo...