MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
Walker Hayes is hoping to make a bigger name for himself in country music. And since dropping his latest album ``boom,'' there's a good chance that will happen. His first single, ``You Broke Up with Me,'' is in the top 15 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Hayes writes music that reflects his life.
He's a dad with six kids _ and another on the way. He has done songs about taking his kids to shop at the dollar store.
KENDRICK LAMAR - COLLEGE FOOTBALL TITLE GAME
Kendrick Lamar will be performing the halftime show for the College Football Playoff national championship game next month. But he won't be performing at the College Football Playoff national championship game. Let us clear up the confusion.
Lamar is, indeed, doing the halftime show in Atlanta. But the show won't be at the same stadium where the game is being played. The game will be at Mercedes Benz Stadium, while the halftime show will be at Centennial Olympic Park. Lamar's latest album ``Damn'' is up for seven Grammys.
LADY GAGA - LAS VEGAS
Lady Gaga says it has been her ``life-long dream'' to perform in Las Vegas. She will get to realize that dream, when she kicks off a two-year residency in Vegas. She joins a list of stars like Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to play Vegas. Gaga will be at the Park Theater at the M-G-M Resorts International. It used to be known as the Monte Carlo and was home to acts like Cher and Ricky Martin. No word on specific dates for the shows, which will begin next December.
INSANE CLOWN POSSE - FANS
The Juggalos have lost another court battle. Fans of the rap-metal music group Insane Clown Posse have failed in an appeal to have an F-B-I report purged of language that brands them gang-bangers. An appeals court in Michigan has ruled the ``gang''
language doesn't need to be removed because it carries no legal weight. Insane Clown Posse fans say ever since the report came out in 2011, they've been hassled by the police.
(The Associated Press)