Country Singer/Songwriter Harley Allen Dies

Country Singer/Songwriter Harley Allen Dies

Country Singer/Songwriter Harley Allen Dies
Two-time GRAMMY-winning country singer/songwriter Harley Allen died March 30 of cancer in Brentwood, Tenn. He was 55. The son of GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass artist Red Allen, Harley Allen was raised in Ohio and began his career performing with his brothers Greg, Neal and Ronnie as part of the bluegrass band Allen Brothers. Allen relocated to Nashville to pursue a career as a songwriter, crafting songs for artists such as Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Alison Krauss, and Linda Ronstadt, among others. He appeared on the soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which won the GRAMMY for Album Of The Year in 2001, and also picked up Best Country Collaboration With Vocals honors for "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow." (4/5)

Lady Gaga Leads O Music Awards Nominations
MTV
announced nominations for the inaugural O Music Awards with GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga and rapper Tyler, The Creator leading with three nominations each, including nods for Innovative Artist and Must Follow Artist on Twitter. Additional artists garnering nominations include Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber, the Flaming Lips, Nicki Minaj, and Kanye West, among others. The O Music Awards will honor online creativity and winners will be determined by fan voting via social media platforms. The awards will be streamed online on April 28. (4/5)
 

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