Taking a cue from NPR's Best Music of 2023 lists, members of the GPB News staff have compiled their favorite Georgia gems, Southern sounds, musical moments and international hits from the past 12 months.
Lainey Wilson won album of the year for Bell Bottom Country and Chris Stapleton was named entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The music star talks about writing for children, standing up to bullies, and why her program to deliver books to children meant so much to her dad.
Administrators at Heyer Elementary School in Waukesha stopped a class from performing a Miley Cyrus-Dolly Parton duet promoting LGBTQ acceptance because the song "could be perceived as controversial."
The 2022 concert also honored Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Eurythmics, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Carly Simon and Judas Priest. It premieres on HBO Nov. 19.
The singer and entrepreneur famously has used her success to help others, especially in areas of education. The gift matches two by Bezos last year to chef Jose Andrés and activist Van Jones.
Parton says that although she has no intention of ever going on a full-fledged tour again, she plans to perform at special shows and festivals in the future.
The line features fringe-trimmed cowgirl dresses, rhinestone-bejeweled harnesses, gingham shirts and bandanas, concert T-shirts, toys and even a blond wig inspired by the singer.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2022 class leans heavily on pop hitmakers from the 1980s, but also includes rapper Eminem and country star Dolly Parton, who initially rejected her nomination.
Parton didn't just co-write the novel, she also recorded a whole album to go with it. Run, Rose, Run is about an aspiring country singer trying to shake a dark past and make it big in music.
Earlier this week, the county music legend posted on her social media accounts that she didn't think she'd necessarily earned the right to be nominated.
The artist said that her nomination could inspire her to put out "a hopefully great rock 'n' roll album at some point in the future."
The Dolly Parton amusement park's parent company will fund all tuition and fees for select programs. "Their futures should be grown with love, not loans," Herschend Enterprises CEO Andrew Wexler says.
The limited-edition collections from Dolly Parton and Duncan Hines have been snapped up, but their Southern-inspired cake and frosting mixes are expected to hit grocery store shelves in March.
"It was mostly just Black families and people that lived around there," Dolly Parton said. "And I thought, 'This is the perfect place for me to be, considering it was Whitney.' "