1. Chester Bennington Releases First EP With Stone Temple Pilots, Plots Future With Linkin Park

    October 07, 2013 11:37 AM EDT STP's new EP "High Rise" figures to be the first of many Bennington releases, but the singer's priority is still Linkin Park Stone Temple Pilots plan is that "High Rise," the group's first EP with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, will be the first of…

  2. Kenny Rogers' Ten Biggest Billboard Country Hits

    October 07, 2013 10:00 AM EDT This week, we at The 615 look back on the legendary career of Kenny Rogers. As the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee prepares to release "You Can't Make Old Friends" for Warner Brothers on Tuesday (Oct. 8), we highlight his career with a three-part series. Today, we…

  3. Third Man Records Announce New Dead Weather, Raconteurs Releases

    October 02, 2013 9:43 PM EDT Two of Jack White's bands are back with new releases coming down the line. White's Third Man Records announced today the newest of its Third Man Vault packages, including material from The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs, two bands of which the alt-rocker claims membership. The…

  4. Michael Brun's Alicia Keys and Maxwell Mix, 'Fire We Make': First Listen

    October 02, 2013 4:06 PM EDT After a victorious set at TomorrowWorld’s Gathering after party, Michael Brun quietly dropped his official remix of Alicia Keys and Maxwell’s “Fire We Make.” The track is the latest in a series of high profile remixes from the Haitian DJ (including Calvin Harris’s “Thinking About You” and…

  5. Logan Brill, 'Scars': Exclusive Video Premiere

    September 30, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Billboard is excited to premiere the video for "Scars," a cut from singer-songwriter Logan Brill's debut album "Walking Wires," coming Oct. 15 via Carnival Music. Brill says she and co-writer Jordan Dean approached the song with a break-up in mind. "Jordan came…

  6. 'Chasing Nashville' TV Series to Follow Aspiring Stars From Appalachia

    September 18, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Each day, there's at least a handful of aspiring artists that cross the Davidson County border in search of fame and stardom. Some of those stories will soon be documented in a brand new Lifetime weekly series that will show the highs, lows, and heartbreak that comes with the search…

  7. Priyanka Chopra Talks Explosive Thursday Night Football Theme Song

    September 13, 2013 1:32 PM EDT "I learned all about special effects having worked on movies in India," says Priyanka Chopra on the explosion-filled video (below) for her first single "In My City," the theme song to the 2013 season of the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. The show’s video for the…

  8. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum Embrace ACM Honors

    September 12, 2013 4:00 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music paid a rare visit to Music City on Tuesday night for the 7th Annual ACM Honors show at the Ryman Auditorium. A program designed to salute those ACM Award winners who are not awarded during the CBS telecast this past April, the night was a balanced mix of winners…

  9. CMA Awards 2013: Full Nominees List

    September 10, 2013 10:26 AM EDT It's an early morning in the Big Apple, but Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line were early risers, as the two acts announced nominees in all categories for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards. Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift stand out with six nominations apiece,…

  10. 615 Spotlight: Branch & Dean, 'The Dash'

    September 04, 2013 7:24 PM EDT Country duo release touching tribute to member Steve Branch's son, who died this year after battling Cystic Fibrosis Country music is at its most potent level when its songs are about real life. And the current single from newcomers Branch & Dean is about as real and heartbreaking…

  11. Night Ranger and Loverboy Workin' to Unleash New Music Next Year

    August 30, 2013 2:00 PM EDT A pair of the 80s most successful mainstream rock acts, Night Ranger and Loverboy, are planning to add to their legacies with new material in the coming year. Night Ranger singer-bassist Jack Blades tells Billboard that his band is "about 12 songs into a new album," which will…

  12. Travi$ Scott Talks Working With Kanye West, Jay Z; Performs Two Songs

    August 29, 2013 3:55 PM EDT Travi$ Scott has had one hell of a year. The rapper and producer, born in Houston, Texas, has worked on two Billboard 200 No. 1 albums this year: Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" and Kanye West's "Yeezus." Photos: Travi$ Scott Billboard Session Apart from…

  13. Stone Temple Pilots Announce 'High Rise' EP

    August 29, 2013 3:17 PM EDT Three months after adding Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington to the group, alt-rock veterans Stone Temple Pilots announced on Thursday that they'll release a five-song EP next month... under a slightly altered moniker. Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington will release "…

  14. George Strait Saluted as Country's Hit Machine at Nashville Event

    August 29, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Just like Merle Haggard with Capitol Records, or Elvis Presley’s legendary run with RCA, the label-to-artist marriage between MCA Nashville and George Strait has been one of the most successful in not just country -- but music history. Last night, Universal Music Group threw what amounted…

  15. MTV Video Music Awards 2013: 10 Things You Didn’t See On TV

    August 26, 2013 2:40 PM EDT The VMAs descended upon Brooklyn New York, bringing legions of folks from the surrounding neighborhood to the corners surrounding Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues hopeful to catch a glimpse of some of music’s biggest stars. 

 I happen to live nearby, and it was quite surreal seeing the…

  16. Phillip Phillips Scores Second AC No. 1

    August 26, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The 2012 'American Idol' champ becomes just the ninth male soloist to send his first two Adult Contemporary entries – 'Home' and 'Gone, Gone, Gone' – to the top Fittingly for a man with (almost) two identical names, Phillip Phillips joins an exclusive club…

  17. Dove Awards Nominees Include Chris Tomlin, Lecrae and Colton Dixon

    August 21, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The nominations for the 44th Annual Dove Awards were announced this morning, with a diverse slate of top artists including Steven Curtis Chapman, Lecrae and TobyMac all in the mix for inspirational music's biggest night. Chris Tomlin, who topped the Billboard 200 chart in January with…

  18. Gloria Estefan Readies New, Multi-Lingual Take on the Standards Album

    August 20, 2013 4:45 PM EDT "Recording this album was like coming home, and I hope to do it again" On Sept. 2, 1978, at an intimate celebration in his parents' home, newlyweds Emilio and Gloria Estefan danced their first dance as husband and wife. It was to "El Dia Que Me Quieras," the…

  19. Darryl Worley Is Happy to Let Ronnie Milsap Headline His Tennessee River Run Concert

    August 15, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Darryl Worley is gearing up for an exciting weekend of fun in his hometown of Savannah, TN next month – and it's all for a great cause. The singer announced the lineup of events for September 12-14, which will culminate with the 12th Annual Tennessee River Run. This year, Worley will…

  20. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

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