Garth Brooks & Taylor Swift: A Study in Country Contrasts

Garth Brooks & Taylor Swift: A Study in Country Contrasts

It's an interesting time in country music. The format's biggest-selling star of the last decade, Taylor Swift, has departed for pop music. Meanwhile, Garth Brooks, who has sold more albums than any artist since 1991, is back. Brooks' return, however, has been greeted with a fairly lukewarm reception.
One Direction at iHeartRadio 2014

One Direction Seduces The Viewer in ‘Night Changes’ Video

Have you ever watched a One Direction performance or video and felt like the guys are singing just for you, and not for anyone else in the whole world? Well, 1D’s clever “Night Changes” music video, which was released on Friday morning (Nov. 21), is designed make you feel all kinds of unique, with the five guys essentially romancing the camera and treating their fair viewers to a point-of-view potpourri of charming adventures.
Robert Bell

Kool & the Gang on 'Keeping the Brand Alive,' the Origin of 'Celebration' and Being the Most-Sampled Band in History

At Billboard's 11th annual touring awards, the "Spirit of the Boogie" panel -- a conversation with Kool & the Gang -- showed the importance of flexibility. Often bands tend to solidify as they get older: they settle in and clamp down. In an increasingly uncertain music world, Kool & the Gang manage to maintain their youthful malleability.