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Bruce Springsteen Won't Sing In North Carolina. Here's A List Of Bands Scheduled To Play There This Summer. Who's Next?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

More big-name musicians must step forward and say: "There's always more money, but I only have one name. And I won't have people shouting my name in states where there are citizens who have no rights."

Luke Bryan And Little Big Town Lead Route 91 Harvest Festival Lineup

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment

Get ready for some fun, Las Vegas, because country's biggest stars are coming to Sin City. Route 91 Harvest returns for its third year with Luke Brya...

The American Way?

Charles Kolb | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics
Charles Kolb

A few months after the 9/11 tragedy, country music star giant Toby Keith released a stirring, patriotic song called, "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American)."

How Country Music Reconciles Its Love For Jesus With Its Love For Beer

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.25.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Picture country music on a spectrum of song themes. On one end, there's the conservative values stereotypically associated with the simple life: Do yo...

New Gov. Bruce Rauner Calls on Illinoisans to Make Sacrifices in Inaugural Address

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.15.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois' new Gov. Bruce Rauner began his term with an inaugural address that called on all Illinoisans to work hard to make their state better, even ...

After Topinka, who will keep Illinois politicians honest?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.22.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois government still is experiencing a void where the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's frank voice used to be. Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Dou...

Taylor Swift Left Nashville a Long Time Ago Folks

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

It seems Taylor Swift is everywhere these days except Nashville. The guy selling newspapers on the corner in the nation's capital listening to gospel tunes through his ear buds has heard her newest ditty "Shake It Off," even if it was a muffled version in a passing car.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "All" In on Lucy Scholl; "Crash" into Shayna Leigh

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In 1985, Annie Lennox/The Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin teamed up for the ultra-cheesy single "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves." It was meant to...

The Highest-Paid Country Stars Are ...

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment

Courtesy of the red, white and blue, Toby Keith is once again the highest-paid country star in America. His $65 million income puts Keith $1 million a...

Toby Keith's New Restaurant Displays 'No Guns Permitted' Sign, Angers Gun Fans

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

Country music star Toby Keith’s new restaurant in Woodbridge, Va., has outraged some Virginia gun-rights advocates by posting a “NO GUNS PERMITTED...

July's #1 Reason to Whoop It up in Wyoming

Laura Manske | Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel
Laura Manske

You don't have to know the difference between a hooey and a honda (rope knotting/looping terms) to appreciate cowboys' and cowgirls' athletic prowess. The Cheyenne Frontier Days -- the world's largest outdoor rodeo competition -- runs July 19th to 28th.

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 11.03.2012 | Entertainment

It's a new week and time for another round of reviews from the critics. And with the number of high-profile releases this week, no film or album was s...

Toby Keith Turned Down 'American Idol'

Posted 07.27.2012 | TV

Though many celebrities are allegedly fighting to join the "American Idol" judging panel, Toby Keith is not one of them. According to an upcoming I...

Attention Justin Bieber: Singers Who Can Teach You a Thing or Two About Career Longevity

Pat Gallagher | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Pat Gallagher

There are a boatload of artists who play to packed venues in the here and now. It's rare that pop singers, country singers -- or any genre of artists for that matter -- have a long shelf life when it comes to maintaining a high-profile career.

Obama And Romney Finally Agree -- On Who Should Host The CMT Music Awards

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

If there is one thing President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney can agree on, it's that two people can host the CMT Music Awards. Or so they said during ...

A Brief History of Loving or Leaving America

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

"America: Love It or Leave It" exemplifies the "either-or" (or "black and white") fallacy. Like another '50s/'60s slogan, the anti-Communist "Better dead than red," there are obviously more than two choices.

The Wayman Tisdale Story and Scars & Stories: Conversations With Director Brian Schodorf and The Fray's Isaac Slade

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Suburban Kids Make Cameo In Patriotic Toby Keith Video

Shorewood, WI Patch | Posted 09.02.2011 | Chicago

Getting kids to show up for school on a Saturday -- in the summer, no less -- usually isn't an easy task. But when word got out that country music ...

"For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)": A Playlist for VH1 Divas Salute The Troops

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

There is so little agreement in America right now, but this playlist is dedicated to the thought that we should all agree to be respectful and thankful to our service people. I wholeheartedly salute our troops tonight. Thank you for your extraordinary service.

"Who's Your Daddy!": A Playlist For Today's Rock & Roll Fathers

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Four talented dads in my neighborhood, men with distinguished credits in music, as well as film and television, have formed an acapella group that's fittingly called Who's Your Daddy!

Hickenlooper Wants to Have a "Conversation" (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper said he wants his campaign for governor of Colorado to be a "conversation." That reminds me of another politician a few...

Heavy Reading

Barry Bortnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Barry Bortnick

I'm inspired, transformed in anticipation of part-time, kinda sorta Gov. Sarah Palin's upcoming tome. My Lady of the North is a regular Stephen King ...

Toby Keith Racist? Uproar Over Asian Hand Gesture (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Toby Keith may have offended Asian Americans while in Norway for the Peace Prize Concert. Dancing along as Will Smith did a version of "Rapper's Del...

Forget the Academy's Best Films, Netflix Should Reward the Worst

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

But wasn't the whole point of Netflix and every other me-based entertainment platform to help people avoid the snickering video store clerks? Hasn't bad taste become every American's basic human right?

11 Best Obama Songs

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

While prowling the Internet for songs about Barack Obama, I was impressed by the variety of musical genres that have taken to the Democratic candidate.