Stories by Chris Talbott

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Singer re-emerges twice as busy with new album, cooking show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Once intent on scaling back her career to focus on family, country singer Trisha Yearwood now finds herself with two careers - platinum-selling musician with a new album on the ...
By Chris Talbott

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Brantley Gilbert's latest country album has proven formula

Everybody in Nashville, Tenn., has been predicting Brantley Gilbert will be the next big thing in country music for a couple of years now. His new album, Just as I Am, is engineered to make that a ...
By Chris Talbott

Monday, April 7, 2014

Artists remember Cobain's impact

Kurt Cobain changed Win Butler's world. Billie Joe Armstrong thought the Nirvana frontman was his generation's John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
By Chris Talbott

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Orbison's sons create song for album re-release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Roy Orbi­son's three sons are all musicians but never really got to play music with their dad - until now.
By Chris Talbott

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Comedian is serious about musical career

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Steve Martin has found a lot of inspiration from very talented people over the years: actors such as Diane Keaton and Martin Short, and writers including David Mamet and Dennis ...
By Chris Talbott

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Beck's 'Morning Phase' is first of two planned 2014 album releases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Beck Hansen really doesn’t believe a musician has the right to complain. It’s something of an occupational requirement. “Nobody wants to hear it,” he said.
By Chris Talbott

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

Mars puts on otherworldly performance at Super Bowl

Anybody worried about how Bruno Mars would do on one of the world’s largest stages had obviously never seen the young star perform live.
By Chris Talbott

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New Myspace takes it back to the future

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tim and Chris Vanderhook unveiled the new Myspace.com on Wednesday, revealing a site focused on entertainment that combines social networking with streaming music.
By Chris Talbott

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Lady A returns to basics in album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Lady Antebellum's last album, Own the Night, opened on top of the charts, spawned two No. 1 hits and has sold more than 1.8 million copies.
By Chris Talbott

Friday, April 26, 2013

Willie Nelson on the road again as he nears 80

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - America loves its outlaws, and few are as admired and lionized as Willie Nelson.
By Chris Talbott

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Lady A plans Christmas album release

"On This Winter's Night" will be released Oct. 22.
By Chris Talbott

Monday, July 16, 2012

First female superstar of country music, Kitty Wells, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Without Kitty Wells, there might be no Taylor Swift. Or Miranda Lambert. Or Loretta Lynn. She was the pioneer, the first female singer with enough spunk and fire to get noticed ...
By Chris Talbott

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

Lady Antebellum nominated for five country music awards

Lady Antebellum will compete for its third straight vocal group of the year win.
By Chris Talbott

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010

One last fling for C. Michigan QB at GMAC Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. - The feeling hit Dan LeFevour like a blitzing linebacker.
By Chris Talbott

Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

S. Miss New Orleans-bound again, to play M. Tenn.

Southern Miss is headed back to the New Orleans Bowl for the second straight season and will face one of the nation's hottest teams, Middle Tennessee.
By Chris Talbott

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008

Return helps upset Tulsa

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. --- Dennis Johnson returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown in the final minute of the third quarter, and Arkansas snapped No. 19 Tulsa's unbeaten run with a 30-23 victory ...
By Chris Talbott

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008

Gamecocks find QB in win

OXFORD, Miss. --- If there was any question who South Carolina's starting quarterback is, Chris Smelley gave an emphatic answer on Saturday.
By Chris Talbott

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008

'Battlestar' faux curse word goes mainstream

NEW YORK --- Lee Goldberg thinks Glen A. Larson is a genius, and not because the prolific television writer and producer gave us Knight Rider and B.J. and the Bear .
By Chris Talbott
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Stormwater fee to fund Columbia County repairs

Columbia County is set to invest an additional $600,000 in its aging stormwater system next year, with the hope that more money and manpower will result in half as many repair orders and fewer ...
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