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  • Obama's 1st visit to Indian Country as president

    June 13, 2014 2:18 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is making his first visit to Indian Country as president for an in-person look at the often bleak conditions on tribal lands. The president and first lady are scheduled to visit Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Friday during an annual event known as the... more »
  • Hotels fill quick for Bayou Country Superfest

    April 7, 2014 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge hotel vacancies are quickly disappearing for the May 23-25 weekend when country music superstars will entertain thousands at the Bayou Country Superfest. Tourism officials and event planners are hoping for record-setting attendance for the now three-day event, which drew about 70,000 last year when it... more »
  • BC Superfest now 3 days, George Strait headlining

    September 9, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - George Strait will headline the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest on May 23 as part of the final leg his "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour," which is also his final concert tour. Event organizers say the George Strait concert will include another major country superstar yet to... more »
  • Country singer Randy Travis hospitalized in Texas

    July 8, 2013 4:42 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music star Randy Travis has been hospitalized in Texas with viral cardiomyopathy. A news release from the singer's publicist says Travis was admitted to the hospital Sunday in Dallas. No other details were released. The "Three Wooden Crosses" singer is listed in critical condition. Viral cardiomyopathy... more »
  • Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert at country fest

    May 24, 2013 2:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The sounds of country music take over the City of Baton Rouge as the Bayou Country Superfest brings some of the genre's biggest names to LSU's Tiger Stadium for a Memorial Day holiday jamfest. Headlining Saturday are Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Aaron Lewis, the... more »
  • George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81

    April 26, 2013 10:35 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81. Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville... more »
  • Miss. man in ricin case: 'I love my country'

    April 23, 2013 5:45 PM

    TUPELO, Miss. - A Mississippi man is speaking out now that charges have been dropped against him in an investigation of ricin-laced letters. Paul Kevin Curtis says he respects President Barack Obama, loves his country and that he "would never do anything to pose a threat." Curtis says this week... more »
  • Private funeral for Mindy McCready

    February 22, 2013 11:15 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country star Mindy McCready's funeral has been scheduled for Tuesday in her hometown of Fort Myers, Fla. The funeral will be private. A memorial organized by friends and the music community is tentatively scheduled for March 6 at Cathedral of the Incarnation. McCready committed suicide Sunday at... more »
  • Randy Travis to enter drunken driving plea

    January 31, 2013 2:41 AM

    SHERMAN, Texas - Country music star Randy Travis is scheduled to appear in a North Texas court, where prosecutors say he is expected to plead guilty to driving while intoxicated. The hearing in state district court in Sherman would end a drunken driving case that began last summer when Travis... more »
  • Christian group lists the world's worst persecutors

    January 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by... more »
  • Lineup announced for 2013 Bayou Country Superfest

    November 27, 2012 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the fourth Bayou Country Superfest released the lineup of musicians scheduled to cross Baton Rouge stages next year. The list includes Lady Antebellum, the Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry, and other big-name groups. The two-day country... more »
  • Country star Randy Travis accused of DWI in Texas

    August 8, 2012 10:54 AM

    SHERMAN, Texas- Country singer Randy Travis has been charged with driving while intoxicated. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says Travis was being jailed without bond Wednesday pending an appearance before a judge in Sherman, about 60 miles north of Dallas. Sgt. Rickey Wheeler says Travis also faces a charge of... more »
  • Singing leads to shooting

    July 18, 2012 7:51 PM

    A man in California was arrested for shooting his 50-year-old son because he didn't like his country karaoke singing. William Oller is 70 and a judge ordered him to stand trial for attempted murder and assault. His son, William Oller, Jr. was shot in the arm and had other injuries.... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest kicking off, click to view lineup

    May 25, 2012 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers with the Bayou Country Superfest gathered today to kick off the Memorial Day weekend event. The two-day country music festival runs Saturday and Sunday at LSU's Tiger Stadium. This year's headliners include Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts. Events start Saturday with the... more »
  • F. S. Williams Country Store catches fire Play Video

    November 21, 2011 4:06 PM

    ETHEL- The owners of a well-known local general store vow to re-open the business after a fire gutted the building that's been open in East Feliciana Parish for more than 80 years. The F. S. Williams Country Store located at 5949 Highway 19, suffocated in smoke for hours Monday... more »
  • 26 new citizens naturalized in BR ceremony Play Video

    November 18, 2011 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than two dozen people became U. S. citizens today in a naturalization ceremony in Baton Rouge. Some of the new Americans have been living in the country for decades, while others said they fled to the U. S. to escape turmoil in their own countries.... more »
  • Country fans disappointed at crowd size

    May 29, 2011 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As the city's largest music festival winds down country music fans are already disappointed in the turnout compared to last year. "Not as many people, it's not as successful as last year, it's gonna be fun, I can't wait to see Kenny Chesney, but I don't think... more »
  • Lack of local money puts Superfest's future in question

    May 27, 2011 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lack of local money could make this the last year the Bayou Country Superfest is in Baton Rouge. The Parish Metro Council voted not to include $300,000 in matching funds for the festival in this year's budget. Today, festival director Quint Davis told News... more »
  • Superfest: Show will go on despite funding crisis

    December 9, 2010 1:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A day after the Baton Rouge Metro Council voted to withdraw parish funding for the 2011 Bayou Country Superfest, organizers said they’re still committed to putting the concert on with the community’s help. A statement from the concert’s organizers said they were disappointed in the Council’s vote,... more »
  • Library in, Bayou Country money out of EBR budget

    December 8, 2010 8:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An action to remove the downtown library from the 2011 budget for East Baton Rouge Parish has failed, but moving money that was intended to help the Bayou Country Superfest has been approved by the Metro Council. Council members voted 7 to 5 in favor of... more »
  • Headliners announced for 2011 Bayou Country Superfest

    October 27, 2010 11:14 AM

    Organizers of the second Bayou Country Superfest announced that Kenny Chesney would return for a second appearance at the music festival this Memorial Day. The list of acts includes Chesney, Tim McGraw, Sugarland, the Zac Brown Band, Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Luke Bryan, Jason Michael Carroll, Josh Thompson, and... more »
  • Eminem, Lady Antebellum lead American Music picks

    October 12, 2010 1:03 PM

    Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead nominees for the 38th annual American Music Awards with five nods each. Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has four nominations, while Katy Perry, Ke$ha, B.o.B. and Usher have three each. Singers Demi Lovato and Taio Cruz made the announcement Tuesday in Los Angeles. ... more »
  • Cyclist raising money for oil spill killed in crash

    October 8, 2010 3:19 PM

    Although a former LSU administrator's cross-country bike ride to raise awareness about the Gulf Coast oil spill ended in tragedy, his quest to help those harmed by the spill continues. Roger Grooters, 66, began his ride Sept. 10 in Oceanside, Calif. He was just days from finishing his 3,200-mile journey... more »
  • Iraq veteran: 'Operation may be over, but war isn't'

    August 31, 2010 10:33 PM

    More than 4,400 troops died in the seven-year war in Iraq out of more than a million and a half that served. One survivor, a Baton Rouge native, said he's relieved the combat mission is over but does not think this is the end of the war. After six... more »
  • David St. Romain concert

    July 29, 2010 6:15 AM

    David St. Romain has a new album out. He sat down with Whitney Vann to discuss his new music. David St. Romain Show Cadillac Rock 'n' Country Saloon - LaPlace Friday, July 30th 10:00 p.m. more »

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