THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Comment Mark Humphrey/AP Taylor Swift speaks at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday. The singer opened the $4 million center in Nashville. It might as well be Taylor Swift weekend in Music City. The pop star opened her $4 million Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday morning, and will accept her record sixth songwriter-artist of the year award from Nashville Songwriters Association International on Sunday. RELATED: TAYLOR SWIFT SETS SONGWRITING RECORD Mark Humphrey/AP Swift posed with fans at the center. The facility will have classrooms, instrument rooms, and education opportunities for kids. Swift cut the ribbon on the new education center she donated to the museum as part of its expansion campaign and showed reporters and area high school students the new classroom and exhibit space before the museum opened. “I’m really excited about this music education center and the fact that right now they have three different classes going on today,” Swift said in an interview after the ceremony. “It’s really exciting that we can be here on a day when they’re not only unveiling it, but they’re starting to actively use it today.” RELATED: TAYLOR SWIFT MAKES 7-YEAR-OLD GRACE MARKELS DREAM COME TRUE AFTER YOUNG FAN WAS HIT BY SPEEDING MOTORIST Mark Humphrey/AP Swift cut the ribbon on the new education center she donated to the museum as part of its expansion campaign. The center will have classroom space, a hands-on instrument room and ongoing education opportunities. Museum officials say the new center will increase educational opportunities sevenfold going forward. And who knows? Maybe users will find the 23-year-old Swift hanging around some day.
Music Review: Timeless doom and gloom from Linda Thompson on latest, and it sounds lovely
The Taylor — education center is officially open now at the country music hall of fame — museum. Slips four million dollar gift to unless center in the largest contribution from an individual artists in the museum’s history. Here’s a — from the ribbon cutting ceremony October 12. Our classrooms and a learning lab — an interactive exhibit gallery is set to open in March while they’re — also presented them a special guitar to display. This is. The first guitar that I accessed over and ended up buying and I — some of my earliest songs on it when I was thirteen and fourteen. As we gear up for those CMA awards we bring news of a special tribute. It’s been announced that the two top nominees in CMA awards history Alan Jackson and George Strait. Are set to perform a tribute to the late George Jones during the show. In addition reigning CMA outcome of the year winner Eric church has been added — list of those set to perform. As well as new — nominees Casey — grades and Florida Georgia line. Plus Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood who will host the Country Music Association awards November 6 in Nashville.
Post to Facebook ‘All That Matters’ for Justin Bieber is music on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1gf2xkq Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 12 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs ‘All That Matters’ for Justin Bieber is music Korina Lopez, USA TODAY 1:47 p.m. EDT October 14, 2013 He released his new single Monday, celebrating a R&B Canadian Thanksgiving. Justin Bieber performs in Singapore. (Photo: Nicky Loh, Getty Images) Story Highlights Justin Bieber releases his new single, ‘All That Matters’ He’ll release a new single every Monday for 10 weeks until his movie, ‘Believe,’ comes out around Christmas SHARE 72 CONNECT 48 TWEET 12 COMMENTEMAILMORE In another attempt to add to his new sexy, manly image, Justin Bieber releases his new single, All That Matters. He plans to release a new single every “Music Monday” over the course of 10 weeks until the release of his film, Believe, slated to come out around Christmas. (Last week’s Heartbreaker was the first one.) Working with Miguel and The Weeknd, the singer shows he’s evolving into a R&B singer. Diplo produced the single. According to his manager Scooter Braun, the album was made for Beliebers: “You know he wants to show growth, but he wants to speak for himself,” he told MTV.
By Associated Press, Linda Thompson, Wont Be Long Now (Pettifer Sounds) Linda Thompson briefly plays the role of proud parent on her new album, happily slipping into the background while her children sing Anna McGarrigles As Fast As My Feet. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Its a rousing rendition and a rare moment of peppy pop on Wont Be Long Now. With Thompson front and center, doom and gloom dominates the rest of the record no surprise to longtime fans of Thompson and her ex-husband, Richard. She sings of war, fear, domestic abuse, loneliness and death, and like the gray sky on the cover, theres a bleak beauty to the music. Thompsons bracing, unvarnished alto remains a wonder despite her history of career-curtailing voice trouble. She chooses her material wisely, mixing traditional British and Irish folk with songs she wrote that have the same timeless feel. The family provides plenty of help. Daughter Kami takes the lead on As Fast As My Feet, and son Teddy contributes as a composer on four songs, including the wry title cut. Even Richard lends a hand, with his acoustic guitar the only backing instrument on the lovely opener Loves for Babies and Fools. It sounds like something they might have performed together 40 years ago again, timeless. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.