Ringo calling! If he wants you to sing, who could say no?
FILE - Ringo Starr attends Ringo's 11th Annual Peace and Love birthday celebration on July 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, FILE)LOS ANGELES – If Ringo Starr calls to ask if you'll sing on a song for him, who could possibly say no? “Here's to the nights we won't remember, with the friends we won't forget,” they all sing. Ringo won't reveal who, but they must have been REALLY busy. “It was a super-incredible connection of peace and love,” Starr said.
New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the Netflix series Country Comfort, debuting on Friday, left, "Zack Snyders Justice League," premiering March 18, center, and Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17 on Netflix. (Netflix/HBO Max/Netflix via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences, filmmaker Zack Snyder has come back to finish what he started. — Loretta Lynn’s new album is a celebration of women in country music and it features collaborations with Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Margo Price. — Katherine McPhee, of TV’s “American Idol” and “Smash,” plays an aspiring country singer, Bailey, who’s suffered career and personal setbacks in the Netflix series “Country Comfort,” debuting Friday.
Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton lead ACM Awards nominations
Morris and Stapleton lead the nominations for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The academy announced on Friday that Morris and Stapleton both had six nominations ahead of the April 18 awards show, which will air on CBS from Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton are the leading nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards, but only Stapleton joined the all-male ballot for the top prize of entertainer of the year. The academy announced on Friday that Morris and Stapleton both had six nominations ahead of the April 18 awards show, which will air on CBS from Nashville, Tennessee. AdMiranda Lambert, who is already the most nominated artist in ACM history, stretched her streak with five nominations.
New this week: 'I Am Greta,' Chris Stapleton & CMA Awards
This image released by Hulu shows activist Greta Thunberg, center, in a scene from the documentary "I Am Greta" the story of Thunberg, the teenage Swedish schoolgirl who is leading the global school strike for action on climate change. The film premieres Friday on Hulu. (Hulu via AP)
New this week: 'I Am Greta,' Chris Stapleton & CMA Awards
This image released by Hulu shows activist Greta Thunberg, center, in a scene from the documentary "I Am Greta" the story of Thunberg, the teenage Swedish schoolgirl who is leading the global school strike for action on climate change. (Hulu via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— When Greta Thunberg began protesting outside Swedish Parliament two years ago, it only took days for director Nathan Grossman to start trailing her in her mission to prod government leaders on the climate crisis. “I Am Greta,” which premieres Friday on Hulu, documents the enormous movement fueled by Thunberg’s one-person school strike, and a few very surreal years for the Swedish teenager. — After releasing two chart-topping albums in 2017, superstar country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton is back with a new collection of songs coming out Friday.
WATCH: Willie Nelson hosts 35th annual Farm Aid Concert
SAN ANTONIO – This year, Willie Nelson fans in San Antonio will have to go no further than their living room to attend the country music legend’s 35th annual Farm Aid Concert. The show will be entirely virtual and available on Farm Aid’s YouTube channel and multiple other platforms. You can watch the live event in the video below:The goal is to raise money for American farmers and to raise awareness of their plight. In addition to the performers, the show will showcase stories from farmers from across the country. Farm Aid has raised over $60 million to support programs that help farmers thrive.
Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart to join Country Hall of Fame
This combination photo shows, from left, songwriter Dean Dillon, singer Hank Williams, Jr., and singer Marty Stuart, who are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. (AP Photo)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and songwriter Dean Dillon are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Announced by the Country Music Association on Wednesday, Williams, who often is referred to as Hank Jr. or the nickname Bocephus, will join his father, country legend Hank Williams Sr., in the Hall of Fame's rotunda. 1 Billboard Hot Country songs with his first one coming at the age of 21 in 1970. To be officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame is beyond words.
Willie Nelsons July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era
SPICEWOOD, Texas Willie Nelsons annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual. Other performers expected to play include Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley, Steve Earle and Nelsons fellow Texas-based singers Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen and Kinky Friedman. Some of the artists will perform at Nelsons Luck Ranch in Spicewood, northwest of Austin. Nelsons event started in 1972 and has been held most years since, moving around Texas and occasionally outside the Lone Star State. First Rose of Spring features two new tunes plus Nelsons take on songs by Toby Keith and Chris Stapleton.
Home Town Takeover' Stars Ben and Erin Napier Show Off Their Celeb-Gifted Airstream (Exclusive)
For Home Town stars Ben and Erin Napier, hosting their own hit HGTV series has been a life-changing journey. The Airstream will come in handy for the pair, as their HGTV series, Home Town, just got picked up for a fifth season, and their six-part special, Home Town Takeover, kicks off in 2021. The special will follow the Napiers as they makeover the entire small town of Wetumpka, Alabama. RELATED CONTENT:'Home Town' Stars Ben and Erin Napier on How Their Daughter Has Impacted the Show (Exclusive)'Home Town' Stars Ben and Erin Napier Welcome Baby Girl -- Find Out Their Nursery Details! (Exclusive)'Flip or Flop' Star Tarek El Moussa Is Getting His Own HGTV Series
New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'
This cover image released by Legacy Recordings shows "First Rose of Spring," the latest album by WIllie Nelson, available on July 3. The PG-13 film was shot in summer 2016 over two Hamilton performances with the original cast, and it comes complete with an intermission. The legend Willie Nelson will release his 70th studio album, First Rose of Spring, on Friday. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONAlicia Keys hosts Kids, Race and Unity, a Nick News special aimed at helping children understand the crisis facing America. The special debuts 7 p.m. EDT Monday on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and Nicktoons and online on sites including Nickelodeon YouTube.
CMA Awards 2019 nominations announced
(CNN) - The Country Music Association announced the nominees for "The 53rd Annual CMA Awards" on Wednesday, with Maren Morris topping the list with six. Those nods add to her previous 10 nominations and one win in years past. The following is a list of the nominees:ENTERTAINER OF THE YEARGarth BrooksEric ChurchChris StapletonCarrie UnderwoodKeith UrbanSINGLE OF THE YEAR*Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s), and Mix Engineer- "Burning Man" -- Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne)Producers: Maren Morris, busbee- "Brand New Man" -- Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs)Producer: Dann Huff- "Dive Bar" -- Garth Brooks & Blake SheltonProducer: Garth Brooks- "Old Town Road (Remix)" -- Lil Nas X feat. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.