Even cynics will find themselves dancing in its aisles
Surgeons say the problem may be difficult to fix
The rapper shouted at his technical crew before temporarily halting the show
Raised as a boy in Dolly Parton country, Tommy Seymour aims to be a big hit against Springboks
With no criticism of Spencer Leigh's well detailed Slim Whitman obituary (20 June), one item overlooked was the accomplishment that the singer didn't receive – a place in Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame, writes Tony Byworth.
The neon-lit guitars and honky tonks of Music City have already lured Nicole Kidman and Jack White. Now Ed Sheeran has swopped Suffolk for a Ford pick-up and ten-gallon hat after becoming the latest star to move to Nashville.
Sam Palladio is the latest in a string of actors to fool the US
Britain is preparing for a rhinestone invasion as Nashville’s stars launch a bid to inject country music’s whisky-soaked anthems into the nation’s musical mainstream.
There's never been a better time than now to be a gourmet traveller. The globalisation of food trends and culture may have led to a certain homogenisation at the very top end of the market, but it also means that chefs and restaurateurs are keener than ever to rediscover what's local and authentic. Foodie destinations are more accessible and Michelin-starred chefs continue to expand their empires into new and sometimes unexpected locations, helping to increase the quality of dining out around the world.
In 1996 Mindy McCready burst on to the American country music scene with her album Ten Thousand Angels, and a No 1 single, "Guys Do It All the Time". She was a troubled individual and the pressures of success only compounded her problems. She described her own existence as "a whirlwind of chaos" – and after a life as dramatic as any of her songs, McCready apparently took her own life on 17 February.
The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person has died in a Georgia nursing home at age 116.
Gillian Welch has joined a list of musicians – including The Smiths, Lana Del Rey and Band of Horses – unfortunate enough to get the seal of approval from David Cameron.
'It was like a dance where I knew I could lead her, but she could lead me, too'
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The gritty blues-rock duo have sold out their British tour. Andy Gill meets them at their studio in Nashville
Drums - John Bonham
For the fact that he was such a musical badass, inventive, intense and our drummer, Matt, will have a real problem with me if I pick another drummer that's not Bonham.