Tag: Country music

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People

Beyonce holds moment of silence for Trayvon Martin

This publicity image released by Parkwood Entertainment shows singer Beyonce performing during her world tour on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Parkwood Entertainment, Robin Harper)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Beyonce called in a concert for a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin, rapper Young Jeezy released a song in Martin’s memory and Russell Simmons called for peace after George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury in the death of the teenager.

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National

Can you really be an 'Accidental Racist'?

ON THE SPOT– This combination of file photos shows Brad Paisley, left, in Hollywood, Calif. on Nov. 1, 2011 and LL Cool J in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013. (Photos by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) by JESSE WASHINGTON (AP)–Southern White men don’t usually drive racial dialogue. For as long as race has riven America, they have been depicted more often as the problem than the solution.

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Entertainment

Brad Paisley-LL Cool J draw ire with song on bias

IN HOT WATER–Rapper/actor LL Cool J arrives at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP) by Chris Talbott NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Brad Paisley says he was trying to foster an open discussion of race relations when he collaborated with rapper LL Cool J on “Accidental Racist.”