Reba McEntire

HOUSTON | Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Bush’s Texas funeral

HOUSTON— Reba McEntire has sung “The Lord’s Prayer” at the Houston funeral service of former President George H.W. Bush. The Grammy winner on Thursday followed the Oak Ridge Boys, who were one of the president’s favorite musical acts and who sang “Amazing Grace” during the service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Celebrities, including … Continue reading HOUSTON | Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Bush’s Texas funeral

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kennedy Center honors co-creators of ‘Hamilton’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors program (all times local): 9:20 p.m. This year’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony contains an unprecedented break with tradition. Normally the honor is meant as a lifetime achievement award for late-career artists. But this year, the center chose to honor an actual contemporary work of art: the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kennedy Center honors co-creators of ‘Hamilton’

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Honors ceremony gives standing ovation for Bush

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors program (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Sunday night’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony started with a standing ovation for late President George Bush, as host Gloria Estefan recounted her memories of the former president. She recalled being invited to the White House when Bush was president and … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Honors ceremony gives standing ovation for Bush

DES MOINES, Iowa | Top 2020 Democrats missing in Iowa but working backchannel

DES MOINES, Iowa  — The Iowa State Fair opens this week, complete with its signature deep-fried Oreos and prize hog judging. Country star Reba McEntire will be on the grandstand, but another type of celebrity will be missing: marquee names eyeing the White House. The fair’s time-honored mix of late-summer family fun and high-wattage political … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Top 2020 Democrats missing in Iowa but working backchannel

WASHINGTON | Cher, Reba McEntire are among new Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON  — Cher, composer Phillip Glass, country music star Reba McEntire and jazz legend Wayne Shorter will be honored for lifetime achievements in the arts at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. The national arts center also announced Wednesday a special award for the genre-bending musical “Hamilton,” as part of the gala set for Dec. 2. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Cher, Reba McEntire are among new Kennedy Center honorees

Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar win 3 Grammys each before show

NEW YORK /January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar are walking into Grammy Awards with three wins each, putting them as favorites for top awards like album and record of the year. Mars won best R&B album, best R&B performance and best R&B song in the pre-telecast Sunday in New York City. Lamar picked … Continue reading Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar win 3 Grammys each before show

Musical Colonel: Reba McEntire to play KFC chain’s founder

NEW YORK/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The next Colonel Sanders is giving the character a little bit of “country music flair.” KFC has picked singer Reba McEntire to play the founder of the fried chicken chain, the first female celebrity in the role. In commercials starting next week, McEntire dons the Colonel’s famous white suit and … Continue reading Musical Colonel: Reba McEntire to play KFC chain’s founder

George Strait, Dolly Parton, late Glen Campbell given honors

NASHVILLE, TN/August 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The country music community honored the late Glen Campbell during the 11th annual Academy of Country Music Honors in Nashville, Tennessee, following his death this month at the age of 81. Campbell’s family was in attendance Wednesday night to watch the performance by Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Maren Morris … Continue reading George Strait, Dolly Parton, late Glen Campbell given honors