Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" music video director Joseph Kahn is not taking accusations of whitewashing lightly. And following a statement to the press Wednesday, he's continued to defend himself on Twitter.
Alabama -- one of the most iconic acts in country music history -- is back. The Country Music Hall of Fame members will issue 'Southern Drawl' -- their first studio album since 2001 -- on September 18, and Billboard.com is excited to bring you a sneak peek to the project with a premiere of the title track.
The world of Americana music has been buzzing about The Black Lillies since the band first issued Whiskey Angel, their 2009 debut. In 2013, the band's Runaway Freeway Blues hit the Billboard country charts, and dominated Americana radio, spending three months in the top 5. But, their growing legion of fans has been hungry for new music. On Oct. 2, they will deliver, releasing Hard to Please, their fourth disc via Attack Monkey/Thirty Tigers.
An organization that ran anti-cigarette smoking ads during the Video Music Awards has complained to MTV's parent company about the program's multiple references to marijuana and said it sent the wrong message to young viewers.
Giving back to fans isn’t something that singer Miguel shies away from. The “Coffee” singer recently partnered with Make Room, a campaign that works to “end the rental housing crisis in America,” according to its website.
In a wide-ranging interview with Billboard’s Ray Waddell, Meat Loaf weighs in on the new album, Donald Trump (on whose show Celebrity Apprentice Loaf appeared on in 2011), and the wild ride that has been his career.