As an award-winning journalist and author, Deborah Evans Price has interviewed just about every major recording artist in the business. However, her latest project, the book "Country Faith," offers her a chance to stray from the normal questions she might ask, as she talks with 56 performers about their faith -- and their favorite Bible verses.
When British guitarist Albert Lee helped bring the Everly Brothers back together in 1983, he was satisfied with the prospect of a one-off concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. That the reunion lasted for another 26 years was an unexpected, but pleasing, bonus.
January 04, 2014 12:14 PM EST
In honor of the Everly Brothers, following the passing yesterday (Jan. 3) of Phil Everly, Billboard has ranked the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo's 20 biggest Billboard Hot 100 chart hits.
With a fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, Garth Brooks' box set "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences" marks the most weeks atop the tally for the Oklahoman in a dozen years.
Before we put 2013 in the back of the closet, we at The 615 thought it would be a great idea to look back at ten things that we won't forget about the country music industry in 2013... and maybe a sneak peek into the crystal ball.
Much has been written about the career and life of Buck Owens over the years. However, not much has been stated from the words of the man himself. Until the release of the new autobiography, "Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens," it looked like that might never happen. However, co-author Randy Poe tells Billboard that fate had a strange way of putting him in "contact" with the musical legend, who died nearly eight years ago.
Brantley Gilbert makes his highest debuts on three Billboard song charts and posts his first No. 1 and best sales week on Country Digital Songs with "Bottoms Up," the lead single from his upcoming third album.
December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST
It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones.
On February 4, Suzy Bogguss will release "Lucky," a collection of songs from the pen of country music legend Merle Haggard. However, don't tell her that it is a tribute record. She looks at it a little differently.
December 20, 2013 4:55 PM EST
With best singles established, it's time for The 615 to shine a spotlight on 2013's best albums. This year featured a little bit of something for everyone, with some dazzling performances all around.
It seems impossible to imagine Kacey Musgraves' breakout debut album, "Same Trailer Different Park," without "Follow Your Arrow," a button-pushing song about having a good time in one's own skin. But the track barely made the album, stemming from a last-minute writing session in January.
The controversy swirling around comments made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson hasn't seemingly negatively impacted the sales of the show's hit album "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas."