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Billie Lourd Pays Tribute to Late Mother Carrie Fisher on Sixth Anniversary of her Death

  Billie Lourd wrote a tribute post to her late mother Carrie Fisher six years after Carrie’s death. In a Tuesday Instagram post, the Ticket to Paradise star acknowledged the six-year anniversary of her mother Carrie Fisher’s death. Captioning a photo of herself and her late mother together, Billie wrote, “It has been 6 years since my Momby died (feels like 2 but also like 705 at the same time?). And unlike most other years since she’s died, this year, these past two weeks have been some of the most joyful of my life.” Billie and her husband Austen Rydell welcomed their second child, Jackson, on 12 December. They also share two-year-old Kingston. “My mom is not here to meet either of them and isn’t here to experience any of the magic. Sometimes the magical moments can also be the hardest,” the actress shared in her post. “For anyone out there experiencing the reality of grief alongside the magic of life, I see you. You are not alone.” She advised anyone experiencing both “magical” and

Kacey Musgraves Calls Out At Grammys Over Country Album Snub

 

Kacey Musgraves has blasted the Grammy Awards for ruling her new album ineligible for the Best Country Album prize.


The 33-year-old singer's latest record 'star-crossed' won't be on the shortlist in the country category for next year's ceremony, and she has hit out at the decision.


She wrote on social media: "You can take the girl out of the country (genre) but you can't take the country out of the girl."


She also shared a photo of herself as a child in a pink cowboy hat, as well as snaps with country legends like Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, George Strait and more.


She captioned one: "Ain't that right, Loretta Lynn?"


And alongside picture with the 'Jolene' hitmaker, she added: "What about you, Dolly?"


Kacey's 2018 record 'Golden Hour' won both the all-genre and country album of the year Grammys, while the LP's tracks 'Butterflies' and 'Space Cowboy' were honoured in country categories.


She also won best country album in 2014 for 'Same Trailer' Different Park', and collaborated with 'Golden Hour' co-writers and co-producers Daniel Tashian on 'star-crossed'.


This week, Cindy Mabe - president of UMG Nashville - also hit out at the Recording Academy over the country genre screening committee's decision.


In a letter published by Billboard, she said: "Sonically, it’s got more country instrumentation than Golden Hour which won Country Album of the Year in 2019.


"To compare 'Golden Hour' to 'star-crossed', both albums were produced by Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian and Kacey Musgraves. Both albums were mixed by Shawn Everett."


She added: "Both albums complete each other with 'Golden Hour' telling the story of falling in love and 'star-crossed' telling the conclusion of the breakup. There is no departure in sound from these two projects.


"This album was consistently classified as country throughout it’s metadata and overall labeling across the DSP accounts and partners. star-crossed appeared on every major country playlist of every DSP. (sic)"

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