1. Uncle Kracker Can't Classify New Album: 'Put It In the Super Fun Section'

    August 16, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Uncle Kracker gets "greasy and fun" on his fifth studio album, "Postcards From Home," which he plans to release in early 2012 after putting out a first single this fall. "I don't know how to describe it, to be honest with you," he tells Billboard.com, adding…

  2. Barry Beckett, Famed Producer And Keyboard Player, Dies At 66

    June 12, 2009 6:49 PM EDT Producer and keyboard player Barry Beckett, who recorded and accompanied singers Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Paul Simon and numerous country music stars, has died, his family said on Friday. Beckett, 66, died at his Hendersonville, Tennessee, home on Wednesday, his family said. He…

  3. 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Below is the complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.…

  4. Historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios Closes

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, at which artists including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bob Seger recorded classic songs, has closed. Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, at which artists including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan,…

  5. Believe

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Since he first cracked the top 40 in 1966 with "Tell It Like It Is" (a No. 1 R&B hit; top five on the Hot 100), Aaron Neville's gossamer tenor has been one of nature's great wonders. And on his se Since he first cracked the top 40 in 1966 with "Tell It Like It Is…

  6. Tanya Tucker Returns On Her Own Label

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When a co-writing session begins with one collaborator angrily wielding a shotgun and a bottle of Crown Royal, one wouldn't expect the pairing to end in an engagement and an impressive new album. But then again, Tanya Tucker has never been a…