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February 20, 2013 11:17 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country| Wendy Geller
The country music world reeled in shock over the weekend when long-troubled singer Mindy McCready apparently committed suicide on Sunday, one month after her boyfriend David Wilson allegedly did the same. However, those who have been following the country star's tumultuous history over the years know that she has weathered a string of seemingly never-ending personal issues since emerging on the music scene in the mid-'90s. Here's a look at the tragic path to the 37-year-old... | More »
February 19, 2013 2:20 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop| Billy Johnson, Jr.
Grammy nominated rapper 2 Chainz was arrested on Valentine’s Day for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, Maryland State Police Sgt. Marc Black confirmed to Yahoo! The “I’m Different” rapper was en route to a performance at the University Of Maryland Eastern Shore when he was pulled over at 9:15 p.m. for speeding. Sgt. Black said 2 Chainz, born Tauheed Epps, was stopped on Route 50 on Rabbit Hill Road in Talbot. “A trooper observed [the vehicle driving] o... | More »
February 18, 2013 2:30 PM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks| Lyndsey Parker
A couple weeks ago, on what was THE weirdest episode in "American Idol" history, a bug-eyed, big-haired, booty-poppin' lady named Zoanette Johnson delivered perhaps the most controversial televised National Anthem performance since Roseanne Barr's...and somehow, against all odds and logic, she was granted a golden ticket to Hollyweird. And this Thursday, zany Zoanette wowed America again, when she shockingly advanced to this season's top 40. Yes, dear readers, Zoanette Johnson... | More »
February 15, 2013 11:50 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country| Wendy Geller
Tim McGraw is no doubt enjoying Valentine's Day this year for the obvious reasons--16 years of marriage to his sweetie, Faith Hill--but also his No. 1 debut on the country albums chart this week for new set Two Lanes Of Freedom. Still, even with all of this exciting stuff to consider, McGraw insists that he prefers a low-key family-oriented approach to the holiday. "For us, having an evening at home with the kids, a quiet evening is probably the best Valentine’s we can have," he t... | More »
February 14, 2013 9:55 AM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop| Billy Johnson, Jr.
J. Cole’s “Tears For ODB” from his new Truly Yours mixtape is more than just a tribute to the late Wu-Tang Clan member who died of a drug overdose in 2004. “Tears” is a nod to anyone struggling to make it. The Roc Nation/Columbia artist raps about having a father on drugs and growing up with a single mother. But he acknowledges that his purpose as an MC transcends simply entertaining. “I’m here for more than to just kick some witty metaphors,”... | More »