• 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.

  • Tahoe celebrity golf fan arrested after touching Timberlake

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A California man was arrested for disorderly conduct after Justin Timberlake said he got too physical with him last weekend during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

  • In this Dec. 4, 2015, file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs at Power 106's 'Cali Christmas' 2015 in Inglewood, Calif. Lamar, Rihanna, Metallica, Major Lazer and Selena Gomez will headline the 2016 Global Citizen Festival Sept. 24 on the Great Lawn in New York's Central Park.  (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

    Rihanna, Metallica set for Global Citizen Festival

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna, Metallica, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Selena Gomez will headline the 2016 Global Citizen Festival this fall.

  • 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.

  • This July 21, 2016 image taken from video shows Allison Semmes, who plays Diana Ross in "Motown: The Musical" on Broadway, during an interview in New York. (AP Photo)

    ‘Motown’ star Allison Semmes credits show with 1st big part

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of the best moments in the carefully crafted Broadway show “Motown: The Musical” is when the unpredictable happens.

  • This June 8, 2012 file photo shows soul singer Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings performing during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Jones is the focus of a new documentary, "Miss Sharon Jones!" that captures the stark difference between life on and off stage for the dynamic soul singer most often compared to James Brown. In 2013, Jones was diagnosed with stage-two pancreatic cancer. The film documents her transformation into cancer patient and, ultimately, back into a full-throated force. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

    The show goes on for cancer-stricken Sharon Jones

    NEW YORK (AP) — Preparing to go on stage for the first time in months after intensive rounds of chemotherapy, an atypically nervous Sharon Jones sat backstage at New York’s Beacon Theatre, clutching a cup and shaking.

  • In a  Sunday, May 22, 2016 file photo, Britney Spears performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas. U2, Drake, Britney Spears and Sting will perform at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in September during the two-day event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 23-24, iHeartMedia announced Monday, July 25, 2016. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    U2, Drake, Britney Spears to perform at iHeartRadio festival

    NEW YORK (AP) — U2, Drake, Britney Spears and Sting will perform at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in September.

  • Police officers leave a former hotel where a Syrian man lived before the explosion in Ansbach, Germany, Monday, July 25, 2016. Bavaria's top security official says a man who blew himself up after being turned away from an open-air music festival in the southern German city was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    The Latest: Woman killed in knife attack was Polish citizen

    ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany in the past week (all times local):

  • TV cameras stand behind a police tape in Ansbach, Germany, Monday, July 25, 2016, near the site where a failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 15 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany. The man recorded a cell phone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried to get into the outdoor concert with a bomb-laden backpack. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

    Germany: Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

    ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and vowed the nation’s people “won’t be able to sleep peacefully anymore” in a cell phone video before blowing himself up outside a wine bar, wounding 15 people, authorities said Monday.

  • GERMANY OUT - In this image taken from video fire trucks and ambulances stand in the city center of Ansbach near Nuremberg, southern Germany, Monday morning, July 25, 2016, after a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 10 others. (News5 via AP)

    Police: Bavarian official says attacker was denied asylum

    ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — A man who blew himself up and injured 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum, Bavaria’s top security official said early Monday.