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These Black Artists, Songwriters Make a Mark in Modern Country Music

Although the African American presence has been part of country music from the very beginning, many black artists, songwriters, musicians and producers have established themselves solidly in the modern country music community, too

LISTEN: Kane Brown Thanks God Repeatedly for “Worldwide Beautiful”

Embedded from www.youtube.com. When Kane Brown sat down with Shy Carter, Ryan Hurd and Jordan Schmidt to write “Worldwide Beautiful” a year or so ago, he probably had no idea that what would come out of that songwriting session would be such an honest and powerful and poignant way to change the way we all... Read more »

CMT Celebrates Our Heroes Honors Americans Who Keep Us Safe and Keep Us Going

'CMT Celebrates Our Heroes' honors Americans who keep us safe and keep us going.

Why the Country World Suddenly Has Rachel Berry’s Back

In an Instagram post that quickly went viral, Rachel Berry shared her story about how much she loves country music. And as it turns out, country music loves her right back. Berry poured her heart out on Tuesday (June 2) even though she didn’t know if anyone would take the time to read her story.... Read more »

CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: How You Can Give Back

Inspired by CMT Heroes? Learn about these six charitable organizations for ways to give.

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After historic casino closure, gambling returns to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino coronavirus closure has ended. Cards are being dealt, dice are rolling and slot machines flashed and jingled for the first customers who started gambling again early Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada.“The past few months have presented our city with an unprecedented challenge," said Derek Stevens, owner of two downtown Las Vegas casinos that were shuttered along with all gambling establishments in March.

Police think Madeleine McCann is dead; parents still hope

PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal (AP) — German police said Thursday they presume a British girl who went missing in southern Portugal 13 years ago is dead, but Madeleine McCann's parents still nurture hope their daughter will be found alive.McCann was 3 at the time of her disappearance from an apartment while her family vacationed in the seaside town of Praia da Luz, in Portugal’s Algarve region, in 2007.Police in Germany reported Wednesday they had identified a suspect, a 43-year-old German citizen currently imprisoned in his home country for a sexual crime.

Coronavirus in Oklahoma daily update: 102 new cases; 3 new deaths

By Ryan SharpOklahoma's number of positive COVID-19 cases now stands at 6,907, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The Health Department also reported three additional coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday -- one of which occurred in the past 24 hours and the others occurring between May 22 and June 2: Two in Tulsa County, one female in the 36-49 age group and one female in the 65 and older age group.One in Oklahoma County, a male in the 65 and older age group.OSDH has also released a list of COVID-19 testing sites in Oklahoma.

'It’s getting harder and harder': OKC Dodgers' Zach Reks finding ways to pass time without baseball

By Jacob UnruhStaff writerjunruh@oklahoman.comZach Reks’ first reaction was to pick up his iPhone, find the video app and hit record.After a few minutes of recording his message of gratitude, Reks found the contact information for David Price in his phone.

John Lewis says video of George Floyd's killing made him cry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights icon John Lewis said Thursday that the video of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minnesota “made me cry.”“I kept saying to myself: How many more?

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