1. Justin Bieber's Mom Producing Pro-Life Short Film: Video

    January 20, 2013 6:40 PM EST Pattie Mallette, mother of Justin Bieber, is hoping to bring her pro-life short film to a theater near you.   Mallette is promoting screenings of 'Crescendo' as a fundraising opportunity for pregnancy centers around the world. According to the film's website , it will be shown…

  2. Michael Jackson Hackers Handed Community Service

    January 15, 2013 12:40 PM EST Sony Music Entertainment has won a legal case against two British hackers who downloaded unreleased Michael Jackson songs. James Marks, 27, and James McCormick, 26, were arrested in 2011 after Sony Music reported breaches of its U.S. servers. They pleaded guilty to two counts of unauthorized…

  3. Bobby Womack Says He Has Alzheimer's

    January 02, 2013 1:05 PM EST "How can I not remember songs that I wrote? That's frustrating," soul legend says Bobby Womack, the soul singer behind such songs as "Lookin' for a Love," says he's been diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer's. In an interview with the BBC's…

  4. 615 Picks: Top 10 Country Songs of the Year

    December 21, 2012 6:05 PM EST It's that time of year again. Time to look back at the best that country music had to offer in 2012. We looked at top albums yesterday, now let's track the genre's best singles, from odes to The Boss and water sports to great bar ballads to ear candy from a true "Idol.…

  5. 615 Picks: Top 10 Country Albums of the Year

    December 20, 2012 1:15 PM EST It's that time of year again. Time to look back at the best that country music had to offer in 2012. We'll look at top singles tomorrow (Dec. 20), but first let's nail down the best albums in the genre -- from a former TV star to an 80s pop icon to a tribute album to one of…

  6. Amy Grant Honored for Charity Work at Governor's Mansion

    December 17, 2012 12:35 AM EST On an afternoon that qualified as one of the coldest of the fall and winter season, Music City celebrated one of its' warmest hearts at the Governor's Mansion this past Tuesday. Amy Grant was presented with the 2012 Cecil Scaife Visionary Award by Tennessee First Lady Chrissy Haslam…

  7. Australian 'Dumb Ways to Die' Ad Goes Viral, Song Gains Sales

    December 10, 2012 1:45 PM EST A public safety video for an above­ground railway system in Australia has found some unexpected traction after becoming a viral hit on YouTube. Since debuting Nov. 14, the clip, titled "Dumb Ways to Die," has racked a staggering 30 million views, leading to dozens of user-created…

  8. 10 Hottest Holiday Albums of 2012

    November 28, 2012 3:35 PM EST If it seems like everyone is putting out a Christmas album this year, it's no coincidence: holiday albums have become one of the few surefire ways to still sell music. Not only was Michael Buble's "Christmas" the second biggest seller last year, the top 200 holiday albums…

  9. Kelly Clarkson Has Some 'Bowie Meets U2' Music in Her Back Pocket

    November 20, 2012 1:50 PM EST Getting some new songs together for her upcoming greatest hits album may have put Kelly Clarkson on the path for her next set of all-new material. The inaugural "American Idol" champ tells Billboard that she recorded six new songs for "Greatest Hits -- Chapter One," out…

  10. Kelly Clarkson's 'Catch My Breath' Video: Water, Fire, Earth and Hair

    November 12, 2012 12:50 PM EST Kelly Clarkson conjures explosions while hitting some explosive notes -- and letting her hair shimmer in slow-motion -- in the official video for "Catch My Breath," which was released on Monday (Nov. 12). The clip finds Clarkson tiptoeing over water, with gorgeous blonde locks…

  11. Chart Highlights: Tegan And Sara Get 'Closer' With Alternative

    November 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST Almost eight years after first appearing on Billboard charts, the twin sister duo scores its first Alternative Songs entry with 'Closer.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on…

  12. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Find Bliss at CMA Awards

    November 01, 2012 11:35 PM EDT Shelton-Lambert Household Takes Home Entertainer, Female, Male and Song of the Year Honors Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved to be "Nashville's Night With The Stars." The ABC network telecast, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie…

  13. Minnie Pearl's 100th Birthday Brings Out Vince Gill, U.S. Senator

    October 25, 2012 6:10 PM EDT It was a star studded crowd this past Monday at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, as the The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation held a very special fundraiser titled Center Stage At The Opry. Held to coincide with the 100th anniversary of her birth in Centerville, TN, the evening brought…

  14. Sweethearts of the Rodeo Rope First Album in 16 Years

    October 23, 2012 5:10 PM EDT It's been sixteen years since they released new music, but the Sweethearts of the Rodeo are back this week with "Restless." Why the long wait for Kristine Arnold and Janis Oliver? "Life just got in the way," Arnold explained to Billboard. "We were focusing on…

  15. Garth Brooks Gets Teary During Country Hall of Fame Induction

    October 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT George Strait, Bob Seger and James Taylor were among the legends who honored Brooks on Sunday night. Garth Brooks promised he'd be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way into the building. Reflecting on personal…

  16. ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards 2012: The Roys, Vince Gill Win Big

    October 19, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Vince Gill , Chuck Day , Laura Dodd, Chuck Hancock and Complete list of ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards winners: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Chuck Day MALE VOCALIST: Chuck Hancock FEMALE VOCALIST: Laura Dodd LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Johnny Lee Cook VOCAL DUO/VOCAL DUO PERFORMANCE: Branded…

  17. Ricky Skaggs and Barry Gibb Pair Up on New Album

    September 26, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Unlikely Duo Sing 'Soldier's Son,' Off Bluegrass Icon's 'Music to My Ears' Not too long before Bill Monroe passed away in September 1996, Ricky Skaggs made the "Father of Bluegrass" a promise -- that he, along with acts such as Vince Gill and Alison…

  18. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  19. Alison Krauss, Russell Moore Lead Bluegrass Nominations

    August 17, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Many of the top stars in bluegrass music were in attendance Wednesday at Nashville's Loveless Barn as the nominations were announced for the 23rd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. Figuring prominently in the mix were Russell Moore & Third Tyme Out, who tallied nine…

  20. Keith Urban Talks Love of Nashville

    August 16, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Keith Urban has made no secret of his love for Nashville -- past and present, and those emotions shine through loud and clear as the Capitol Nashville recording artist recently took viewers around Music City for an episode of "Going Home" on Ram Country on Yahoo! Music . In his…

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