The Secret Sisters -- siblings Laura and Lydia Rogers -- may be a country duo, but their eclectic musical background filters into their music.
“I think a lot of it comes down to the fact that we can’t choose just one kind of music. We grew up listening from everything to classic country to bluegrass to gospel to pop," Laura tells Billboard.
From hearing her debut single "Trippin' On Us" on the airwaves to sharing the stage with the Band Perry and Keith Urban, 2014 has been one incredible moment after another for Canada-born songstress Linsday Ell.
Chase Rice, singer/songwriter and 2010 runner-up on CBS' Survivor: Nicaragua, storms in at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with Ignite the Night, his second full-length album and first powered by major-label muscle. The set starts with 44,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, also good for a No. 3 start on the Billboard 200.
This week, we go in a different direction with the 615 Spotlight. Rather than showcase a brand new artist, we update you on Tim Menzies, a singer-songwriter so highly respected in Music City that demo versions of songs he's written for big-name artists -- such as Reba McEntire, Mark Chesnutt and Trisha Yearwood -- are just as beloved as the final studio recordings.
Meghan Linsey, the charismatic singer best known for her stint in Steel Magnolia, is doing things on her own musically these days, and her first single, "Try Harder Than That," is beginning to make an impact at radio stations -- especially SiriusXM.
Nashville is a place where dreams have a magical way of coming true, and for a select group of music fans on Saturday night, Kellie Pickler delivered a too-good-to-be true performance for an intimate crowd just south of Music City. In addition to performing, Pickler chatted with Billboard and shared how excited she is to be creating some new music.
On Brad Paisley's latest album, he cranks up the fun and goes all out to entertain. He succeeds on every level from the clever songwriting to his signature tasty guitar licks and personality-packed vocals.
This year's Americana Music Festival will feature more than 175 acts and the annual awards ceremony will include performances by Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Sturgill Simpson, Loretta Lynn and more.