Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen have been friends for about 15 years, and the Texas performers have shared many a stage in the Lone Star State. Recent changes in their label status led them to start conversations about recording a duets album. Rogers told Billboard that they were able to do it their way. "Both of us were recently dropped by our record labels, so were allowed to make this record the way we wanted. It was perfect timing."
Contrary to reports, Billboard checked in with a dozen prominent radio programmers from across the country and found most are reporting few to no complaints about Little Big Town's latest single, "Girl Crush."
The Country Music Hall of Fame welcomed three new inductees Wednesday: The Oak Ridge Boys in the Modern Category, Jim Ed Brown and The Browns in the Veteran Category and Grady Martin in the Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980 category.
If you're only going to have one original on an album filled with classics, it better measure up. And Boz Scaggs felt that "Hell To Pay," his sole songwriting credit on his forthcoming 'A Fool to Care' album certainly did. Billboard has the exclusive premiere of the duet with Bonnie Raitt.
Ray Stevens -- the country legend responsible for past funny songs about "Ahab The Arab," "Gitarzan," and "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival" -- is at it again. His new song is called "Taylor Swift Is Stalkin' Me" and is pretty self-explanatory with a title like that.
Even though Taylor Swift has officially gone pop, she still has a special place with the Academy of Country Music, which will be giving her and superstars like Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Miranda Lambert and Garth Brooks a special honor at next month's ACM Awards.
Listening to Sunny Sweeney and Will Hoge's new single, "My Bed," one has to admit the two artists' musical marriage was a natural fit. But Sweeney says that pairing wasn't as organic as it may seem -- though she's not complaining.
Wynonna Judd performed her first SXSW show on Saturday (March 21) at the at the Bethel Hall in St. David's Episcopal Church, where less than 250 faithful witnessed an intimately soulful and soul-baring performance that was loose and heartfelt.
After making a mockery of music fans on the streets of Austin, Texas, with a special South by Southwest edition of "Lie Witness News," 'Jimmy Kimmel! Live' has returned to the music mega event to quiz the city's stoners, including local hero Willie Nelson.