It’ll be a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll onstage at next month’s American Music Awards.

Organizers announced Wednesday that Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Linkin Park will perform at the 40th annual ceremony on Nov. 18, live on ABC.

All are also up for awards.

Minaj is the night’s leading nominee, along with Rihanna, with four bids each. Swift is nominated for favorite female country artist and Linkin Park is in the running for alternative artist. Fans can pick the winners by voting online.

Christian sister trio Barlowgirl is retiring after about eight years of chart-topping success.

Alyssa, Lauren and Rebecca Barlow are releasing their final song, “Hope Will Lead Us On,” on Oct. 30. They will hold an online chat with fans Oct. 29 on Ustream.

No reason was given for the decision to retire.

Barlowgirl has sold over a million copies of their self-titled debut album released in 2004. They earned four No. 1 hits, including 2005’s “I Need You to Love Me.”

Bobby Brown has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving for the second time this year.

Los Angeles police spokeswoman Venus Hall said Brown’s car was stopped around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police said he was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence at the Van Nuys jail, and was later released.

A representative for Brown could not be reached.

Brown, 43, pleaded no contest to DUI this year following a March arrest in Los Angeles. Under a plea agreement, Brown checked himself into a rehabilitation center in August.

An attorney for Tom Cruise says he has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against the publishers of Life & Style magazine for articles that said the actor has abandoned his 6-year-old daughter Suri.

Bert Fields said the lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court. Fields said Cruise doesn’t like to file lawsuits but that the assertion that the actor has abandoned his daughter is a “vicious lie.” If Cruise prevails, Fields said his client would give the money to charity.

An email message left for a spokeswoman for Bauer Publishing, which produces Life & Style, was not returned.

Wire reports