Jussie Smollett staged hoax attack as ‘publicity stunt…to promote his career’: Police

Chicago Police Dept.(CHICAGO) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted Jussie Smollett in an emotional press conference on Thursday in which he said that Smollett’s alleged staging of a hoax attack was a “publicity stunt…to promote his career.””Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career,” Johnson said.…read more »

Sister of victim in 1973 cold case murder speaks out after suspect arrested through DNA: ‘I’ve been praying for him’

Newport Beach Police(NEW YORK) — The sister of a little girl who was strangled to death in 1973 didn’t expect to see a conclusion to the mysterious cold case, she told ABC News hours after a man’s arrest was announced on Wednesday.”I never really thought that they would actually ever find the individual responsible,” Cindy…read more »

Former Uber driver blames 2016 rampage on ‘devil’ app that ‘literally took over mind and body’ in never-before-seen interrogation tapes

Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department(NEW YORK) — In never-before-seen interrogation tapes, Jason Dalton, the former Uber driver who pleaded guilty to a 2016 shooting spree in the Kalamazoo, Michigan, area that left six dead and two severely wounded, explained in detail how he claimed the ride-sharing app had “guided” him to kill unsuspecting residents.During the 2016…read more »

Listen now: Jon Pardi does a tried-and-true take on “My Next Broken Heart,” as Brooks & Dunn reveals the “REBOOT” lineup

Arista NashvilleThe track listing is out for Brooks & Dunn’s twelve-cut REBOOT of their biggest hits, which teams them with a who’s-who of the hottest names in country music. Highlights of the set promise to be Thomas Rhett’s rendition of “My Maria,” Brothers Osborne doing “Hard Workin’ Man,” and Midland tackling “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” The full album won’t be out until April 5,…read more »

Fifteen years into his career, Dierks Bentley’s four ACM noms are “sweeter” “now more than ever”

Capitol NashvilleFor Dierks Bentley, waking up to four Academy of Country Music nods Wednesday was a great way to start the day, since he hadn’t slept particularly well the night before. “I have a dog that’s 15 years old, George,” Dierks explains, pointing out he adopted George at the same time as his beloved Jake, who passed away…read more »

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockSixty years ago this week, this legendary entertainer became the first country artist ever to have an album certified gold, for his Hymns project. Can you name the Country Music Hall of Famer? ANSWER: Tennessee Ernie Ford. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.read more »