Haggard took time Tuesday to talk about his early influence and longtime friend, a day after his fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member passed away at 87 at his Texas home. Haggard says Price's music, and his independent spirit, were always inspirational.
K-pop acts like PSY, BIGBANG, Girls' Generation, 2NE1, CL, EXO and more may have felt sales spurts from TV placements, high-profile award wins and, of course, general fanfare in 2013's Top 10 biggest-selling K-pop songs in America.
Restless Heart have been celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and the veteran group recently crossed off an item on their career bucket list, by releasing their first-ever Christmas album, A Restless Heart Christmas. Lead singer Larry Stewart told Billboard that releasing the album definitely qualifies as a highlight.
Kiss is letting bygones be bygones with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After years of some charged rhetoric from the band members over Kiss' exclusion, Paul Stanley tells Billboard that news the group will be inducted as part of the class of 2014 is "terrific" and indicates "a changing of the guard and a different point of view" in the institution.