Nashville legend Marshall Grant, the last surviving member of Johnny Cash‘s original band, passed away on Sunday after suffering an aneurysm. He was 83 years old.
Grant’s bass playing helped anchor the Cash combo known as the ‘Tennessee Two,’ and was a signature part of his early sound. Just as importantly, Grant, in the picture above on the right, served as the band’s road manager, working with Cash from 1954-1980.
Swift is this year’s Ultimate Choice winner at the Teen Choice Awards, held Sunday, August 7. The award, presented for “extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry,” has previously gone to Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Reese Witherspoon, among others.
Taylor Swift’s confessional lyrics have inspired countless fans and helped her become one of the top-selling artists in the world — and now she’s using her current tour to pay tribute to the songwriters who’ve inspired her, in a most personal and unusual way.
During her most recent string of live dates, Swift has scrawled lyrics on her left arm with a Sharpie marker, but not from her own songs; instead, she’s chosen lines from songs and artists she’s found meaningful.
A great song is capable of moving the listener on a pretty intimate emotional level, so it’s only natural that fans often try to find ways of showing their appreciation for an artist’s music — even if the artist is successful enough that gifts are clearly unnecessary.
He got married to Miranda Lambert, he’s a judge on NBC’s hit competition series ‘The Voice,’ he has a number one country single and one of the year’s best-selling albums — and now he’s a tour guide for the Grand Ole Opry.
Montgomery is planning a musical collaboration — with a book to follow — with his big brother and fellow country singer Eddie Montgomery, best known as one half of the bestselling duo Montgomery Gentry.
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