CMT Awards Makeover: Today's Stars with Throwback Hair

Like peanut butter and jelly or, say, the Internet and cat videos, country music and major hair just go together.

And while today’s crop of Nashville regulars put plenty of time (read: hairspray) into their dos, we’d really like to see these singers return to the genre’s roots (pun intended).

Singer John Raitt, Bonnie's Dad, Dies

Booming Broadway baritone John Raitt, more recently known as the handsome and loving father of singer Bonnie Raitt, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at his Pacific Palisades home, his manager, James Fitzgerald, said in a statement. Raitt was 88.

Rockers Kick Off Vote for Change Tour

Before 3,000 fans Monday night, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Keb’ Mo’ headlined the initial Vote for Change concert in Seattle, kicking off a series of musical shows that later will spotlight Bruce Springsteen.

“A vote for change is a vote for a stronger, safer, healthier America,” Raitt, 54, said in a statement after her performance. “It is our duty to this beautiful land to let our voices be heard. That’s the reason for the tour.”


Bonnie Raitt and Michael O’Keefe, following an eight-year marriage. Raitt’s record company announced that the Grammy-winning singer and actor husband (“Roseanne”) have already separated.