Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn Breaks Hip

Country legend Loretta Lynn is recovering after breaking her hip.

Lynn’s younger sister and fellow singer Crystal Gayle took to her Instagram to break the news of the injury, which happened last week.

#birthdayweek #birthdaywish #prayers @lorettalynnofficial ❤️🎶❤️

A post shared by Crystal Gayle (@thecrystalgayle) on

Gayle says her sister is in “good spirits” and “is doing as well as expected with this type of injury.” (more…)

Read More

Roy Orbison In 20 Songs

On this day in 1988, Roy Orbison died of a heart attack. He was 52.

The iconic singer was born in 1936 in Vernon, Texas. He scored 22 Top 40 hits between 1960 and 1964 thanks to his distinct vocals and emotionally-charged songs.

Other honours include:

– Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in the same year, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989

– #37 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “Greatest Artists of All Time” and number 13 on their list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time’

– #74 on Billboard Magazine’s Top 600 recording artists list

To celebrate this legendary force, we’re looking at his Top 20 most essential songs. Let us know if we missed your favourite in the comments below!

20. “Crawling Back”

19. “Ride Away”


Read More

David Bowie Bing Crosby

Watch: Bing Crosby & David Bowie Ring In The Holidays 40 Years Ago

Bing Crosby and David Bowie might not seem like the perfect collaboration on paper, but the pair proved to be very charming on the former’s television show.

40 years ago, Bowie appeared on Merrie Olde Christmas special. Crosby joined him for “Peace On Earth” before segueing into “Little Drummer Boy.”

Watch the performance below:

Bing’s daughter Mary recalled to Billboard that everybody was stunned by Bowie’s rock star presence.


Read More

Shania Twain dog

Shania Twain Cruises On Dog Sled For Grey Cup Half-Time Performance

(Image Credit: Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Does it get more Canadian than this?

Shania Twain‘s half-time performance at Sunday’s Grey Cup was a picturesque winter wonderland, thanks to a grand entrance on a dog sled.

The country icon played in front of 36,000 fans for the CFL championship game at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario.

Opening with “That Don’t Impress Me Much” before segueing into her 2017 hit “Life’s About To Get Good” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”, Twain warmed up the crowd battling frigid temperatures. (more…)

Read More

Gordon Lightfoot’s 20 Best Songs

Today marks the 79th birthday of Canadian icon, Gordon Lightfoot.

The singer-songwriter has had his songs covered by the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Barbara Streisand, and more. Bob Dylan famously said that when he heard a Lightfoot song, he wished “it would last forever”.

Lightfoot has received plenty of accolades over his long career including:

  • The Companion of the Order of Canada (Canada’s highest civilian honour)
  • The Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts
  • The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • To honour Lightfoot on his birthday, we’re counting down 20 of his best songs.

    20. “That Same Old Obsession”

    19. “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”


    Read More