- Once a Clinton stronghold, Appalachia now Trump country Updated: May-03-16 2:11 pm
ASHLAND, Kentucky - When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy-turned-country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit, "Achy Breaky Heart" before nearly 20,000 supporters at a riverfront re-election rally.
- Country artists condemn LGBT laws, but labels silent Updated: Apr-13-16 5:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Several country music artists and songwriters have condemned proposed laws that critics say discriminate against LGBT people, but anyone looking for reaction from the record labels and production companies on Nashville's Music Row has heard only the sound of silence.