A stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the stage at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, after a Nelson concert last Thursday, theater general manager Tom Bailey said.
Backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday (Sept. 21), the group of siblings expressed interest in loading their upcoming live show with pyrotechnics -- if only their mother would help them out.
In the course of her long and illustrious career, Lynn Anderson has been involved with many interesting and fulfilling projects. However, her latest is something very different for the legendary singer. Anderson has a pair of cuts on the new collection, "The Betty Swain Project."
Steven Curtis Chapman returns with "The Glorious Unfolding," the Christian music star's third album in less than a year. Chapman talks to Billboard about the project, plus he debuts a new song called "Something Beautiful."
"Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Tim McGraw may have just released his latest album, "Two Lanes of Freedom," in January -- and capped off its accompanying tour with a performance at iHeartRadio Saturday night. But he's already begun work on the next record.
While introducing her chart-topping "Begin Again" on Thursday night at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, Taylor Swift spoke of how the process of writing a song about love has changed over time. Evolution takes place in an artist's life, as well as career, and night one of her three-show stint in Music City was great proof of this in her career path.
Get to know Kacey Musgraves. Her penchant for salty, "real talk" narratives has cast her as a sort of anti-Taylor Swift. The country world has embraced her, though she's still known as the favorite country singer of those who don't listen to much country
Keith Urban debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with "Fuse," which arrives with 98,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his fourth top start on the country tally and his second on the Billboard 200. He'd most recently led both lists with "Defying Gravity" in 2009.
The power of two voices raised in harmony was on display Wednesday night at the Americana Music Honors & Awards as Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and the husband-wife duo Shovels & Rope earned top honors.
Country star Keith Urban debuts at No. 1 with "Fuse," edging out the also-arriving "Kiss Land" by the Weeknd at No. 2. Less than 3,000 copies separate the albums, which enter the chart with rounded figures of 98,000 and 96,000, respectively, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
If, after listening to Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight" album you are singing along with the lyrics with a smile, then the singer says he has accomplished his job. "I wanted to keep it positive," he told Billboard. "I think this album will make people happy. I didn't want to bring anyone down."
Before there can be three minutes of audio bliss in an MP3 or CD form, there needs to be the magic that comes from the experience of putting words into music. Fans in the Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee area have a chance to witness that first hand next weekend with the 12th Annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert Songwriters in the Round Show, held in Gainesville, GA.