1. Does Country Music Need An Alcohol Intervention?

    July 29, 2014 5:42 PM EDT The stewardess in Dierks Bentley 's "Drunk on a Plane" is "leanin', pourin' Coke and whiskey." The woman in Lady Antebellum 's "Bartender" is ordering a double shot of Crown. The guy in Brad Paisley 's "River Bank" is hauling a…

  2. John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas & Gretchen Peters Picked for Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

    July 08, 2014 5:05 PM EDT The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2014 inductees, with four of Music City’s top tunesmiths being selected for induction this October. Being named to the Hall of the “Class of 2014” are John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas, and Gretchen Peters. "Here in…

  3. Latin Grammy Academy Honoring Willy Chirino, Los Lobos and Others

    July 01, 2014 7:27 AM EDT Cuban singer/songwriter Willy Chirino, Chicano rock band Los Lobos and Argentinean songstress/actress Valeria Lynch are among the honorees receiving special lifetime achievement awards by the Latin Recording Academy.   The special awards will be given during Latin Grammy week on Nov. 19, a…

  4. Jamie Lynn Spears, Florida Georgia Line Crack Hits at City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game

    June 08, 2014 9:54 AM EDT Team Opry edges Team iHeart with 13-11 victory at the 24th annual match during the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. Chase Rice, Scotty McCreery, Jana Kramer and Bobby Bones also hit the field Chase Rice is currently making waves these days with his current EP Ready Set Roll, but should he…

  5. Joan Osborne, 'Mongrels': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 04, 2014 3:45 PM EDT On April 8, singer-songwriter Joan Osborne will treat her devoted fans to a new studio album called "Love and Hate." Billboard has an exclusive first look at its new song "Mongrels." "Love and Hate" is the eighth studio album and Entertainment One Records debut…

  6. Chart Highlights: KONGOS No. 1, Black Keys Blast In At Alternative Radio

    March 31, 2014 4:05 PM EDT KONGOS' 'Come With Me Now' crowns Alternative Songs, while the Black Keys make a splashy return with 'Fever.' Plus, new No. 1s for Kylie Minogue, Blake Shelton and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  7. Grand Ole Opry House Turns 40: Watch President Nixon Perform on Opening Night

    March 15, 2014 8:00 AM EDT A little lesson in country music history -- it's all about perspective. The Grand Ole Opry -- the radio show made famous by WSM since 1925 -- has had several homes over the years, with possibly the most iconic one being the Ryman Auditorium, which housed the show from 1943-1974, as well…

  8. Bonnie Raitt & David Lindley, 'Everywhere I Go': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 31, 2014 11:00 AM EST This April, Bonnie Raitt will join an all-star cast of musicians -- including Bruce Springsteen and Don Henley -- paying homage to Jackson Browne on a new full-length tribute album. Just under two months before the album's official release, Billboard has the exclusive premiere…

  9. Country GRAMMY: Kacey Musgraves Wins Big, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Perform

    January 27, 2014 1:22 AM EST The country music portion of the 56th GRAMMY Awards featured some strong performances and winners that definitely didn’t push the shock button, but featured some deserving recipients nonetheless.  The big winner of the night was Kacey Musgraves, who continues to impress the critics. The…

  10. 56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List

    January 26, 2014 11:30 PM EST Winners for the 56th GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. GRAMMYs | NEWS, PHOTOS, WINNERS & MORE GRAMMYs Best & Worst Dressed Macklemore & RL, Daft Punk Win 16 Things Seen & Heard Macklemore & Madonna Perform Daft…

  11. Black Crowes' Steve Gorman: Sports Radio Host By Day, Rock Drummer By Night

    January 26, 2014 12:00 PM EST Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman couldn't ask for a platform to launch his new national sports talk radio show. "Steve Gorman Sports!" begins Monday (Jan. 27) on the Fox Sports Radio network to take advantage of the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 2 in New Jersey.…

  12. Vince Gill, Paul Franklin Return to 'Bakersfield' With Expanded Edition

    January 21, 2014 3:05 PM EST Vince Gill and Paul Franklin's "Bakersfield" - which was originally released this past July has definitely made an impact with traditionally minded country music fans, as the set made many "Best of" lists for 2013. One group of people that definitely took notice of…

  13. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  14. Black Sabbath, Converse Kick-Off New Line of Sneakers

    January 10, 2014 12:30 AM EST Converse has just announced a Black Sabbath collection based on its classic Chuck Taylor All-Star sneaker design, which may be more of a brilliantly synergistic marketing concept than anyone could have ever guessed. A quick look at the lives of Chuck Taylor and Ozzy Osborne would seem to bear…

  15. Mexican Pop Icon Gloria Trevi Moves to Block Planned Biopic

    December 11, 2013 6:30 PM EST Lawyers representing Mexican pop icon Gloria Trevi have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the producers of the Mexican biopic Gloria for use of an "unauthorized" script about the singer-songwriter's life. Shooting on Gloria (working title) began on Nov. 29, several weeks after…

  16. 'Simply Bluegrass' DVD Takes Flight After Ricky Skaggs Gets On Board

    December 10, 2013 11:40 AM EST Fans of bluegrass music will be excited about the recent taping of "Country’s Family Reunion: Simply Bluegrass," a DVD collection that will feature many of the masters of the genre – as well as many of the format's most exciting newcomers like super duo Dailey & Vincent and…

  17. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  18. Gloria Trevi Biopic To Go Ahead Without Authorization

    November 17, 2013 11:42 PM EST Shooting begins later this month on "Gloria," a biopic about Mexican pop singer Gloria Trevi from Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings" producer Barrie Osborne. Osborne is producing alongside Alan Curtiss ("Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"), Mexico&…

  19. Kendrick Lamar In the Running for Six Soul Train Awards

    September 18, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris…

  20. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'Gorilla' Swings Onto Pop Songs

    September 16, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Mars looks to continue his perfect top 10 streak on Pop Songs with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Selena Gomez, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias and Mandisa Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

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