1. OilPatch Festival Brings Thousands to Oklahoma Small Town for Free Music

    July 10, 2014 4:08 PM EDT Drumright, Okla. may not be known as the center of the universe. However, the town -- located just an hour outside of Tulsa -- undergoes a metamorphosis on July 4 each year, with as the OilPatch Festival attracts thousands to the area. While the normal population of the city is 2,907, the oil…

  2. EXO Wins MTV EMAs Best Korea Act, Battles Justin Bieber and One Direction Fans for Worldwide Act

    November 01, 2013 6:54 PM EDT 0 Fans of the 12-member boy band battle Beliebers, Directioners and more to snag the MTV European Music Award for EXO. Quickly-rising K-pop boy band EXO are nominated alongside fellow pop darlings like Justin Bieber, One Direction, Cody Simpson and more in the 2013 MTV European…

  3. Taylor Swift To Present At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 06, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Taylor Swift will present an award at the upcoming MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The country star will make the appearance during her 'Red' tour. And added to the performers lineup at the MMVAs on Wednesday was Aussie singer Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone and punk rockers Billy…

  4. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  5. Ask Billboard: What Did Other Duos Do?

    May 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becoming the first duo to top the Hot 100 on its first two attempts, how did other twosomes start their chart careers? Readers check in on that and more. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

  6. Cody Simpson Talks New Album, 'Fun' New Single 'Pretty Brown Eyes'

    April 29, 2013 9:31 PM EDT The singer says his upcoming album will shoot for a "mellow acoustic vibe." Fresh off the release of Cody Simpson's new single and video for "Pretty Brown Eyes," Billboard caught up with the pop star at the Radio Disney Music Awards on April 27.  "Pretty Brown…

  7. Cody Canada & The Departed Song Exclusive: "Set It Free"

    October 24, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Listen to an exclusive stream of "Set It Free" from The Departed's upcoming album, "Adventus." Cody Canada , the former singer of Cross Canadian Ragweed , has been rocking with new band The Departed for just two years, and he's proud of the way it has gelled.…

  8. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. Will the proverbial "they" find…

  9. Hinder: Fighting For Their Right To Party

    November 07, 2008 6:07 PM EST Hinder drummer Cody Hanson and his bandmates just bought 120 bottles of Jägermeister. The Oklahoma City rock quintet recently installed a Jägermeister machine on its tour bus. "It's just a machine with three bottles that go in upside down," Hanson says. "It keeps them at…

  10. Hinder: Fighting For Their Right To Party

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Hinder drummer Cody Hanson and his bandmates just bought 120 bottles of Jägermeister. Hinder drummer Cody Hanson and his bandmates just bought 120 bottles of Jägermeister. The Oklahoma City rock quintet recently installed a Jägermeister machine on its tour bus. "It's just a machine…

  11. Acts Salute Jennings At Red River Fest

    August 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will feature like-minded musicians honoring legendary outlaw Waylon Jennings as best they know how: by playing music The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will…

  12. Purple

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cross Canadian Ragweed purposefully blends big, crunchy rock guitars, crisp acoustic strumming, accessible melodies, and insightful lyrics, rendered with Texas-sized heart and an endearing mean streak Cross Canadian Ragweed purposefully blends big, crunchy rock guitars, crisp acoustic…