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Review: Nashville band Paper Route release their third album

Nashville - The alt-rock trio put out the 16-track 'Real Emotion' on September 23 on Kemosabe Records/Sony Music Ent. Digital Journal listened to it.

Alt-pop duo The Brinks on the success of their debut EP Special

Los Angeles - Busy promoting their debut EP (released in December last year), the LA-based duo consisting of New York City producer, songwriter and keyboardist Matt Friedman and Australian singer, guitarist and songwriter Scott Mellis made time for Digital Journal.

Actor John Schneider helps out victims of the Louisiana floods

Branson - The actor, musician and filmmaker, currently starring in popular soap opera 'The Haves and the Have Nots,' is doing his bit to raise money for flood relief by staging a concert in Branson, Missouri.

Kerry warns against crackdowns as Nigeria claims Boko Haram leader 'wounded'

Sokoto - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday praised Nigeria for its recent gains against Boko Haram Islamists but did not confirm military claims that the group's leader Abubakar Shekau has been wounded.

Review: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry share a stage at intimate London gig Special

English singer/songwriter Bragg and American folk musician Henry played songs off their forthcoming collaboration — as well as some of their solo material — to around 100 fans at St. Pancras Old Church in London.

Brazilian judge orders seizing of Ryan Lochte passport

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered that US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and teammate James Feigen be prevented from leaving the country after doubts emerged over their claim to have been mugged at gunpoint.

Review: Florida Georgia Line revisit their roots on album number three

One of bro-country's hottest double acts, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are about to enter the fray once again with 'Dig Your Roots,' released worldwide on August 26. How does this record compare to its predecessors? Digital Journal found out.

Review: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry to release an album of country songs

English singer, songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg has teamed up with American musician Joe Henry to record songs made famous by the likes of Hank Williams, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Glen Campbell.

U.S. judo star eyes more gold after personal hell

Los Angeles - Four years after emerging from the horrors of childhood abuse to win America's first Olympic judo gold, Kayla Harrison is a woman on a mission as she returns to defend her crown in Rio.

80 years after Owens stole Hitler's Berlin show

Berlin - Eighty years after Jesse Owens won four medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, his daughter says Germany's Nazi leader Adolf Hitler refused to shake her father's hand.

Madi Wolf: Stepping out into the glare of the spotlight Special

Los Angeles - The 18-year-old pop starlet from Fredericksburg, Virginia, now based in California, is set to make a splash next month with her debut EP, 'Glare.' She has already released two tracks off the EP, the most recent of which was "Hollywood Boulevard."

Singer Mark Chesnutt keeps things traditional on his latest album Special

Released earlier this month, some critics are already hailing the country star's first album in six years as one of his best. He talked to Digital Journal about the project and shared his thoughts on the music he loves.

Jon Pardi: Basking in the glory of his first number one album Special

That album is 'California Sunrise,' given a glowing review by Digital Journal upon its release back in June. We spoke to the 31-year-old Californian about the record and about what he's up to for the rest of 2016.

Groovy indie outfit The Northcoast release new single, 'With You' Special

Playing a pleasing, modern style of music that recalls the synth-heavy sounds of the 1980s, the future looks bright for this talented American three-piece.

Singer/songwriter Josh Kelley keeps on keeping it country Special

The southern boy "went country" in 2009 when he signed with MCA Nashville, after having begun his career playing rock and blues. His latest album is the follow-up to his country debut, 2011's 'Georgia Clay.'

Interview: Country Hall of Famer Bill Anderson is as busy as ever Special

With a second autobiography, an audio book and a new album due out soon, the next few months look set to be a very hectic time for "Whisperin' Bill." Digital Journal spoke to him.

Mark Wills to join other country stars for benefit concert Special

'Stars Behind the Stars: A Benefit for the Blue' is a charity fundraiser set to raise money for the Dallas Police Association's Assist the Officer Foundation, following the recent killing of five police officers in the city.

Vivian Reed: Singing star, actress and Broadway icon Special

New York City - The star of musical theatre, and a two-time Tony Award nominee, will return with her acclaimed concert 'Standards and More' at The Metropolitan Room on July 21 - her fourth New York performance of the show this year.

Deranged to Divine: Singer Carina Round to release compilation Special

The Wolverhampton-born singer/songwriter is to put out a brand new 18-track collection containing some of her greatest hits and some previously unheard material. Digital Journal asked her a few questions.

Review: Mark Chesnutt returns with new album 'Tradition Lives'

It's been a while since the Texan country star released an album (it was 2010's 'Outlaw', in case you're wondering), but now's he back with a new effort celebrating his honky tonk roots.

Review: Jon Pardi's new album invites us to enjoy the California Sunrise

The 31-year-old Californian deservedly received plaudits for his outstanding debut, 'Write You a Song,' in 2014. Now he's back with 'California Sunrise,' the much-anticipated follow-up. Digital Journal gave it a listen.

Muhammad Ali cheered in Louisville as world says goodbye

Louisville - Muhammad Ali's hometown Louisville on Friday said farewell to the boxing legend and civil rights hero, with thousands lining the streets for an emotional procession and thousands more packing a sports arena for a star-studded memorial service.

Erdogan cuts short U.S. trip, to skip Ali funeral

Istanbul - Turkey's President has cut short his trip to the US and will not attend the funeral of boxer Muhammad Ali, his office said Friday, amid reports of a rift with the ceremony's organisers.

Muhammad Ali to be laid to rest

Louisville - Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest on Friday, the culmination of a two-day farewell for the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero who electrified crowds the world over.

Thousands bid farewell to boxing legend Ali

Louisville - Thousands of people came together across creeds and nationalities for a Muslim prayer service in remembrance of Muhammad Ali on Thursday, the start of a two-day farewell to the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero.

Thousands to bid farewell to boxing legend Ali

Louisville - Two days of ceremonies bidding a poignant last farewell to Muhammad Ali got underway Thursday in his American hometown with thousands set to attend a Muslim prayer service for the late boxing legend.

Long lines for tickets to Muhammad Ali's memorial service

Louisville - People formed long lines Wednesday for a chance to get tickets to the memorial service honoring Louisville's most famous native son, boxing and civil rights legend Muhammad Ali.By 7 am the line snaked around the KFC Yum!

Shoe shopping with Muhammad Ali in Zurich

Geneva - Nearly half a century ago, a six-foot-three (1.91-metre) black man walked into a shoe store in the overwhelmingly white Swiss city Zurich and asked for size-47 boots.

Louisville plans Ali funeral, his 'last statement' to world

Louisville - The family of late boxing legend Muhammad Ali and the city of Louisville prepared Monday for his public funeral later this week, which organizers said "The Greatest" helped plan himself as a "last statement" to the world.

Turkish president Erdogan to attend Muhammad Ali funeral

Louisville - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend the public memorial service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali on Friday in Louisville, a spokesman for Ali's family said Monday.
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