• In this July 19, 2016, photo, Hillary Scott, of the band Lady Antebellum, poses in Nashville, Tenn. After suffering a miscarriage, Scott turned to songwriting to have a conversation with God. “Thy Will” became the focal point of the deeply personal family faith album called “Love Remains,” released Friday, July 29. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Hillary Scott’s conversation with God resonates with fans

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country trio Lady Antebellum announced a hiatus last year, singer Hillary Scott thought it was a good opportunity to finally work on an album of hymns with her equally talented musical family.

  • In this June 21, 2016 photo, Country music star Jake Owen poses in his boat on the Cumberland River near Nashville, Tenn. Owen's latest album, "American Love," comes out on Friday, July 29. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Singer Jake Owen focuses on positivity after a tough year

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On a recent hot summer morning in Nashville, Tennessee, country singer Jake Owen steered his boat down a quiet stretch of the Cumberland River and kicked up a wave curl just perfect for one of his favorite sports: wake boarding.

  • In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, Lori McKenna appears at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Over her career, which spans back into the late ‘90s, she’s written songs for Faith Hill, Reba, Alison Krauss, Hunter Hayes and Keith Urban in her basement just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, between loads of laundry and making meals. But recently she’s been on a successful streak, winning a Grammy this year for Best Country Song for co-writing the Little Big Town hit with Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    Family keeps hit songwriter Lori McKenna grounded, inspired

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna now has a Grammy trophy sitting on her piano at her home in Massachusetts, thanks to Little Big Town’s hit song “Girl Crush,” but her five kids still don’t think that makes her cool.

  • In this July 21, 2016, photo, singer Joy Williams poses in Nashville, Tenn. Williams, former member of the Civil Wars, has a recurring role in the Showtime series "Roadies," about the touring crew of a major rock band. She’s also releasing a new album of acoustical songs. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Singer Joy Williams gets acting bug after Showtime role

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ex-Civil Wars singer Joy Williams doesn’t want to be that cliche of a musician-turned-actor, but after getting her first role in the Showtime series “Roadies,” she admits she’s got the acting bug.