This weekend marks the Second Annual Bone Appetit -- an event that benefits Downtown Dogs Group, a no-kill animal rescue organization based in Jackson, Tenn. In addition to celebrating our furry friends, the event also features a lot of food and a lot of music, with Cody Ray Slaughter and a few other performers from the stage production of "Million Dollar Quartet" entertaining those in attendance.
Tim McGraw can put a time stamp on the moment his hustle began. Twenty years ago, the country kingpin, now 47, scored his first Billboard 200 No. 1 with Not a Moment Too Soon (Curb), and he hasn't let up since - even four of his greatest-hits albums crowned the Country Albums chart
Lucinda Williams has raised some eyebrows by coming up with her first-ever double album, "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone," due Sept. 30. Listen to a cover of JJ Cale’s “Magnolia,” from the upcoming release, premiering on Billboard.com.
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Sonia Leigh has returned with a new single, "Put It in Your Pocket," and she tells Billboard that getting to share new music with her fans is a very rewarding feeling. "I love sharing how I've grown as an artist, and sharing new music. One of my favorite things to do is to get new music to the fans."
There is no false advertising with the title of Mac Wiseman's latest album, "Songs From My Mother's Hand." "All of the material on this CD are from old composition books where my mother copied lyrics from listening to a live radio program back in the late '20s and early '30s," recalls the 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee.
Leading all acts with nine nominations for the 2014 CMA Awards (announced Sept. 3), Miranda Lambert flies 7-1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with Platinum. With Greatest Gainer honors, the set scores a sixth week at No. 1 with a 94 percent blast to 17,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's sold 455,000 to-date.