Viewers of Saturday's Kentucky Derby may think race horses lead lives of pampered luxury. The truth is often closer to years of abuse and a brutal end at a foreign slaughterhouse. Kentucky has too much pride to let Thoroughbreds become menu items or pet food.
Brad Paisley (l.) accepts the Entertainer of the Year award as Carrie Underwood waves during the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 10.
CMA Awards night was Miranda Lambert's night as the 2010 female vocalist, song of the year, album of the year, and video of the year. Blake Shelton, her finance also took home two top awards from the Country Music Association.
Willie Nelson, Tupac Shakur, and Creole Jazz were included by the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry, highlighting 'diverse beauty, humanity and artistry" of the American soundscape.
Four to 6 feet of water flooded the celebrated stage of Grand Ole Opry as 13 inches of pounding rain cause havoc in Nashville.