Americana-flavored performer Lauren Shera is a recent transplant to Tennessee, having moved to The 615 a couple of years ago from her native California. She stands amazed at how the city has grown in those 24 months.
Fans of Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White have been asking about a possible duets record about as soon as the couple were married in 1981. Both of their stars were on the rise at the time -- he as a solo act, and Sharon as a member of The Whites with sister Cheryl and father Buck. 1987's top 10 single "Love Can't Ever Get Better Than This" whetted fans' appetites even more for a duets project. Skaggs tells Billboard the fans weren't alone.
Rap duo Calle 13 got nine Latin Grammy nominations for their alt/rap album Multi_Viral. But what about those artists who put out great product, and walked away empty-handed? Here are the top 5 acts ignored in the Latin Grammy nominations.
Yesterday (Sept. 30), news broke about a lawsuit filed by former Krewella producer/DJ Kris Trindl against his ex-bandmates, sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf. Trindl seeks at least $5 million in damages for allegedly kicking him out of the EDM group unfairly.
Mary J. Blige doesn't need to wait for a DJ to remix her latest song; the R&B singer went ahead and remixed it from the start. "Nobody But You" features the yearning, soulful lyrics we're used to from Blige, but this time it comes with a pulsing dance beat.
Dillon Francis stopped by Billboard's offices to talk about his debut studio album, "Money Sucks, Friends Rule," which is out Oct. 27 on Columbia. It sees the moombahton DJ step into new territory: pop music.
On Sept. 30, guitarist and composer Leo Nocentelli sued Travelodge Hotels, Inc. for race discrimination. Nocentelli, a member of New Orleans instrumental outfit the Meters who has won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and recorded with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Paul McCartney, and Mavis Staples, alleges that San Francisco's Market Street Travelodge denied him a room that he had he reserved because he was black.