Bonnie Brown, Part of Sibling Country Trio, Dies at 77

The Browns, which Ms. Brown formed with her sister and brother, helped define the Nashville sound of the 1950s and ’60s.

The Browns, which Ms. Brown formed with her sister and brother, helped define the Nashville sound of the 1950s and ’60s.

Garth Brooks Is Returning to New York to ‘Shake Things Up’

Mr. Brooks, the top-selling solo artist in United States history, will come back to the city after nearly 20 years to perform at Yankee Stadium this weekend.

Mr. Brooks, the top-selling solo artist in United States history, will come back to the city after nearly 20 years to perform at Yankee Stadium this weekend.

Snapshot: Dolly Parton Is Proud of Her Gay Fans and Hillary Clinton

Ms. Parton takes a break from her 60-city tour to also talk about her new album, a TV series based on her life, female country singers and more.

Ms. Parton takes a break from her 60-city tour to also talk about her new album, a TV series based on her life, female country singers and more.

Here Comes Dolly Parton Again

As part of a North American tour, Ms. Parton will perform in Queens and New Jersey.

As part of a North American tour, Ms. Parton will perform in Queens and New Jersey.

The Dixie Chicks, Long Past Making Nice

The band, on its first American headlining tour in 10 years, seems to shrug off “the incident.”

The band, on its first American headlining tour in 10 years, seems to shrug off “the incident.”

Merle Haggard, Country Music’s Outlaw Hero, Dies at 79

Mr. Haggard wrote about his scuffling early life and defied the conventions of the Nashville establishment in building the twangy Bakersfield sound.

Mr. Haggard wrote about his scuffling early life and defied the conventions of the Nashville establishment in building the twangy Bakersfield sound.


An Appraisal: Merle Haggard and ‘Okie From Muskogee,’ the Hit That Helped and Hurt Him

The song made Mr. Haggard the voice of a silent majority concerned by the rise of the counterculture and left him with a scar that never quite healed.

The song made Mr. Haggard the voice of a silent majority concerned by the rise of the counterculture and left him with a scar that never quite healed.


Red Simpson, Singer-Songwriter Who Helped Define the Bakersfield Sound, Dies at 81

Mr. Simpson, who wrote songs recorded by Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and others, had his first Top 10 country hit with 1971’s “I’m a Truck.”


Mr. Simpson, who wrote songs recorded by Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and others, had his first Top 10 country hit with 1971’s “I’m a Truck.”