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‘We want you to feel overwhelmed by hope’: music, marriage and mortality with the War and Treaty
He was a wounded Army veteran, she was a failed R&B star. Together they’ve transmuted trauma into powerfully uplifting gospel and country music – and John Legend is set to film their love story

Emma John

20, Mar, 2023 @2:14 PM

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The rise of Morgan Wallen, America’s controversial country music star
The singer’s record-breaking success spotlights the divide between coastal city culture and what’s played elsewhere

Adrian Horton

16, Mar, 2023 @2:57 PM

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‘I’m a little hard to pin down’: country star Brad Paisley becomes unlikely Ukraine advocate
The three-time Grammy winner appeared at the White House to perform his new, pro-Ukraine song – which has a cameo from Zelenskiy

David Smith in Washington

14, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Lauren Boebert will be a grandmother at 36. This is what conservatives want for us | Arwa Mahdawi
This shouldn’t need to be said in 2023, but forcing teenagers to become parents isn’t good for the teenagers, the baby or society in general

Arwa Mahdawi

11, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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LeAnn Rimes looks back: ‘I hadn’t been to bars before, let alone danced on them’
The singer on the strange world of being a child star and how Coyote Ugly spelled the end of her ‘wholesome’ image

Harriet Gibsone

11, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Grammys 2023: If someone had to pip Beyoncé, you could do worse than Harry Styles
The queen of pop broke records – though not for the big gongs, again. But if the Recording Academy has a history of unexpected choices, this year’s wins for Styles, Bonnie Raitt and Lizzo had substance behind them

Alexis Petridis

06, Feb, 2023 @2:20 PM

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Three things with Lee Kernaghan: ‘You can’t put babies in a tray back!’
In our weekly interview about objects, the country music star tells us about his favourite instrument (it’s not a guitar) and the beloved ute he regrets selling

As told to Katie Cunningham

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Grammy awards 2023: who will win – and who should?
Will Adele’s Grammy dominion continue and Harry Styles steal more limelight? Or could Kendrick Lamar or Beyoncé finally take one of the headline prizes?

Shaad D'Souza and Laura Snapes

31, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘My education was in a bar’: Shania Twain on childhood, stardom, divorce and survival
The record-breaking singer is back with her sixth album. She discusses deprivation, domestic violence and feeling triumphant after stage fright and surgery

Zoe Williams

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Lucinda Williams review – dirt mixed with tears in an evening of consummate Americana
The singer-songerwriter leaned in to the precariousness of life as she paid tribute to lost friends, including Jeff Beck and Tom Petty

Laura Barton

22, Jan, 2023 @12:49 PM

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Margo Price: Strays review – a magic mushroom-fuelled trip that packs a lyrical gut-punch
The Nashville star brilliantly rattles through country, psych and Patti Smith-style poetic rock’n’roll on a fourth album that creates a feeling of wild landscapes

Dave Simpson

13, Jan, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Ian Tyson obituary
Folk-rock and country musician who wrote Four Strong Winds, often described as the unofficial national anthem of Canada

Michael Carlson

09, Jan, 2023 @5:55 PM

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