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Kris Kristofferson lines up more 'Road' dates

Kris Kristofferson will take to the road later this month for a slate of shows, with the singer/actor performing material from his latest solo set, 2006's "This Old Road."

Aimee Mann to tackle Beatles tunes during summer shows

Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann will visit a short list of venues this summer, with an Irish music festival and a fete in Hollywood celebrating The Beatles highlighting the itinerary.

Carrie Underwood again leads CMT awards

Carrie Underwood led the list of winners at the CMT Music Awards for the second year in a row, taking home two awards for the video to her hit song "Before He Cheats."

Kris Kristofferson on 'Road' to new album, tour

Country legend Kris Kristofferson is gearing up for a short run of shows in advance of his first studio album in 11 years, "This Old Road," due in March.

Briefly: Scott Stapp, The Roots, Madonna, Foo Fighters

Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp will release his debut solo set, "The Great Divide," on Nov. 22.

Briefly: Laura Branigan, Kris Kristofferson, Ray Charles, Lydia Lunch

Singer Laura Branigan, best known for her 1982 hit "Gloria," died of a brain aneurysm at her New York home on Thursday (8/26). She was 47.

Kris Kristofferson plots concerts as reissues surface

The multi-faceted Kris Kristofferson dons his touring hat for a brief spate of late-summer shows.

2004 SXSW Rewind: Kris Kristofferson, Fuzzy Control, Low Flying Owls

Admission was free, beer was flowing, the sun was still up, and--to a huge ovation--singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson ambled onstage solo, acoustic guitar slung around his neck, harmonica strapped on.

Briefly: Sting, VH1 Divas, James Brown, ASCAP Awards, Kris Kristofferson

"Sacred Love," Sting's first new studio album in four years, will hit U.S. stores on Sept. 23 (a day earlier internationally). Sting co-produced the set with Kipper.