News

Taylor Swift forming ‘super-group’ for Country Music Awards

Taylor Swift forming ‘super-group’ for Country Music Awards

SWIFT'S SUPER-GROUP: Taylor Swift is forming a "super-group" for the CMA Awards next month. Photo: Associated Press

Taylor Swift has recruited fellow musicians Vince Gill and Alison Krauss to form a super-group for a one-off performance at the upcoming Country Music Association Awards.

The country star, 23, will also team up with Sam Bush, bassist Edgar Meyer and percussionist Eric Darken to play a unique rendition of her hit single “Red” at the ceremony, although she is keeping all other details about the gig under wraps.

All will be revealed on Nov. 6, when the singer heads to the ceremony in Nashville as a six-time nominee, competing for a slew of top honors, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year title.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will co-host the CMA ceremony for the sixth consecutive year, while Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and George Strait are also due to perform.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Evil clown returns for “Poltergeist” reboot

Fresh
18-overlay4

Just when you felt it was safe to look under the bed, we're given another "Poltergeist" movie.

in Sports

Brewers’ Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith (13) is ejected during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves for allegedly using pine tar, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta.

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith has been suspended for eight games for having a foreign substance on his pitching arm during a game at Atlanta.

in Sports

Harlem Globetrotter great Marques Haynes dies at 89

** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, FEB. 16-17 ** Former Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes holds a photo circa 1951 of himself in his Globetrotters uniform Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Plano, Texas. Haynes played in the legendary game 60 years ago, Feb. 19, 1948, when the Globetrotters beat the Minneapolis Lakers and their big man, George Mikan, 61-59 at Chicago Stadium.

The Globetrotters will dedicate their 90th anniversary tour in 2016 to Haynes and will wear a uniform patch in tribute.

Bellingham Traffic