The divorce of country music superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert might be final, but it was Lambert who came out on top at Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, copping a top prize while her ex went home empty-handed. Lambert, 31, accepting her record sixth consecutive female vocalist of the year award, made only a glancing reference to her very public breakup with Shelton, saying "I appreciate it. Earlier at the 49th annual CMAs, Shelton, 39, was a good sport, laughing heartily as hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood mined his summer divorce from Lambert for comic fodder.
Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas seem serious about the communal aspect of Roister, their not-ready-to-open restaurant that's to feature loud music shared by tables bunched close together. Now management's asking patrons to contribute to Roister's playlist, asking for songs via Spotify.
Adele's long-awaited album is leading a flurry of major releases in the coming weeks that could determine whether 2015 marks a rebound for a slow-growing recorded music industry. Two acts with ecstatic young followings, Justin Bieber and One Direction, will both put out albums on November 13, and more established chart-toppers Coldplay and Rihanna have hinted at releases in time for holiday shoppers. Industry watchers expect Adele to be 2015's crucial artist when "25," her first album in nearly five years, goes on sale globally on November 20.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coffee, guitars and buses will keep the cast and crew running behind the scenes at the 49th annual Country Music Association Awards, airing live Wednesday on ABC Television (8 p.m. Eastern) from the Bridgestone Arena.