• Sam Hunt: Playing Super Bowl blends love for music, sports

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As a kid, Sam Hunt dreamt of playing in the Super Bowl. And he was on the right path as a quarterback for both Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

  • Neil, Kimberly and Reid Perry of The Band Perry perform at The City Stage in Super Bowl City in San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 (Photo by Peter Barreras/Invision/AP)

    Band Perry on Denver Broncos, Lady Gaga and Grammys

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Returning to perform ahead of the Super Bowl is good and (sort of) bad for country trio The Band Perry, who last performed around the 2014 game.

  • Jonny Buckland, left to right, Guy Berryman, Chris Martin and Will Champion of Coldplay answer questions during a halftime news conference for the upcoming NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Coldplay to honor past present and future at Super Bowl

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says the band’s Super Bowl halftime show will try to honor the past, present and future.

  • In this Jan. 25, 2016 photo, multiple Grammy nominee Bob Ludwig poses in his sound engineering studio in Portland, Maine. Ludwig could make history by winning the Grammy for album of the year for his work on Alabama Shakes’ critically acclaimed “Sound & Color” at the Feb. 15 awards show. He has won the award for the past three years. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    The 10-time Grammy winner you don’t know about but should

    NEW YORK (AP) — His role is at the finish line of an album — helping it sound as perfect as possible before it’s available to the masses. He’s won 10 Grammys, including three consecutive wins for album of the year from 2013-2015. And he’s collaborated with contemporary leaders like Pharrell and Daft Punk to iconic acts like Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen.

  • In this Nov. 23, 2015 file photo, Lady Gaga poses for photographers upon arrival at the British Fashion Awards 2015 in London. NFL said, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, that Gaga will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., where the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)

    APNewsBreak: Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday.