1. Allman Biopic Shuts Down Production After Train Crash Kills Crew Member

    February 27, 2014 8:06 PM EST Filmmakers have shelved production on a movie about the life of Gregg Allman a week after a freight train collided into the production team and its equipment, killing one crew member and injuring seven others. Savannah Film Office director William Hammargren said Thursday film producers had…

  2. Thomas Rhett Gears Up for New Faces Show

    February 20, 2014 11:00 AM EST As Billboard continues to shine the spotlight on the five artists selected by country radio for tomorrow night's New Faces Show at CRS, Thomas Rhett took time to reflect upon the groundwork he laid at stations late in 2011.  "It feels like it was yesterday rather than it being two…

  3. Gregg Allman Biopic Adds Three More Actors

    February 17, 2014 3:39 AM EST Charles Dutton, Aldis Hodge and Kathy Baker have joined the cast of "Midnight Rider," the Gregg Allman biopic being made by Unclaimed Freight Productions' Randall Miller and Jody Savin. The trio join a production that sees Tyson Ritter and William Hurt portraying Allman young…

  4. Vince Gill, Jackson Browne Honor Gregg Allman at Tribute Concert

    January 11, 2014 3:19 PM EST Zac Brown, Taj Mahal, more also joined festivities at Atlanta's Fox Theatre An all-star lineup of musicians feted Gregg Allman Friday night at a tribute concert heralding the southern rock luminary and the blues rock that influenced many artists to follow his band's early 1970s…

  5. Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks Departing Allman Brothers Band After 2014

    January 08, 2014 9:11 PM EST The Allman Brothers Band will lose two of its prominent members when 2014 draws to a close. At the end of the year, guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will depart the band. The duo's departure was announced in a release today (Jan. 8), noting that Haynes and Trucks would honor…

  6. 615 Spotlight: Sam Riggs Ready to Bust Out of the Lone Star State

    January 08, 2014 3:45 PM EST Sam Riggs has a lot to be excited about as 2014 begins. His new album, "Outrun The Sun," recorded with his band The Night People, has been garnering some very strong reviews of late and the video for "When The Lights Go Out" rose to No. 1 on the CMT's "Pure 12…

  7. William Hurt to Play Modern-Day Gregg Allman in 'Midnight Rider' Biopic

    January 06, 2014 11:18 PM EST William Hurt will play current-day Gregg Allman in the biopic “Midnight Rider” that is scheduled to begin shooting in February in Savannah, Ga. Tyson Ritter, lead singer of the All American Rejects, is playing young Gregg Allman with Wyatt Russell as guitarist Duane Allman. Hurt, most…

  8. Top Breakout Stars of 2013: 10 Artists With Unforgettable Years

    December 30, 2013 4:38 PM EST Had you heard of Lorde at the end of 2012? Could you rattle off a Chance The Rapper verse this time last year? Did you know that the No. 1 Hot 100 song of 2013 would be a debut single that included the phrase "dookie brown leather jacket"? That's the beautiful part of…

  9. Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley Gets Hitched

    December 18, 2013 6:01 AM EST Brian Kelley of the country duo Florida Georgia Line capped off a year full of awards and broken records by marrying his girlfriend Brittney Marie Cole at an intimate ceremony in Nashville. The wedding on Monday was first reported by People magazine. The band's publicist said the…

  10. All-American Rejects' Tyson Ritter Cast as Gregg Allman in Biopic

    December 13, 2013 10:30 PM EST The All-American Rejects frontman will be joined by Wyatt Russell as Duane Allman in "Midnight Rider." Randall Miller and Jody Savin’s adaptation of the Gregg Allman memoir "My Cross to Bear" has found its Allman Brothers. Tyson Ritter, the lead singer-songwriter of pop…

  11. The Year In Country 2013: Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise' to the Peak

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST A duo that wasn't even signed to a major label two years ago dominates Billboard's year-end country charts Florida Georgia Line-the duo of Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Ga.) not only top several year-end recaps but also bring their label…

  12. The Year In Touring 2013: Beyond The Numbers

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Live and on fire in 2013, the touring business is hottest it has been in years. For the touring industry, these are now —officially— the best of times. "The concert business is basically on fire," says veteran agent Dennis Arfa, president of Artists Group International (AGI). TOP 25…

  13. Beach Boy Biopic 'The Drummer' Back On The Shelf

    December 12, 2013 2:04 AM EST Aaron Eckhart was too exhausted from shooting "I, Frankenstein" in Australia to portray Dennis Wilson -- the Beach Boys drummer who drowned 30 years ago this month -- in a film about the musician’s final years, and left the production just before shooting was to begin in June 2012.…

  14. Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Win Big At American Country Awards

    December 11, 2013 1:51 AM EST The fans of country music love Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line and they proved it again Tuesday during the American Country Awards. Bryan was named artist of the year and Florida Georgia Line was the top winner, with six trophies, including new artist and single of the year for the "…

  15. Grammy Nominations 2014: 10 Big Surprises

    December 06, 2013 11:31 PM EST From Sara Bareilles to Ariel Rechtshaid, see which artists offered the biggest shocks. This year's Grammy nominations -- unveiled live Friday night (Dec. 6) during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown To Music's Biggest night" show in Los Angeles --…

  16. CMT's 'Artists of the Year' Special Honors Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & More

    December 04, 2013 1:54 AM EST CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest. Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the…

  17. Recipe For A Thanksgiving Soundtrack

    November 27, 2013 1:35 PM EST Never mind the meal. What's on the musical menu for Thanksgiving? Billboard has all the ingredients for a satisfying Turkey Day soundtrack We trust that, at this point, you've planned the details of cooking your Thanksgiving dinner. (Or, perhaps smarter, that you have secured…

  18. Devon Allman Eyes 'Ragged and Dirty' Album

    November 25, 2013 8:00 PM EST When you're a Allman, the road seems to go on forever. But it does have some intriguing twists and turns along the way. Devon Allman -- son of Gregg, leader of the group Honeytribe and member of the all-star Royal Southern Brotherhood -- released his first "solo" album, "…

  19. Florida Georgia Line Looks to Stay on Top in 2014: 'It's Going to Be a Big Year'

    November 22, 2013 6:00 PM EST The week of Thanksgiving traditionally is always one of the biggest weeks for music releases of all genres. Representing the world of country music is CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line, who will release "Here's To The Good Times...This Is How We Roll," a deluxe…

  20. Florida Georgia Line Heats Up NYC at Billboard Concert

    November 14, 2013 3:00 PM EST Surging country duo Florida Georgia Line, who took "Cruise" on a record-breaking, 24-week ride atop Billboard's Top Country Songs chart earlier this year, got its shine on in big bad New York City on Wednesday night at a sold-out concert celebrating Billboard's 10th…

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