1. Milk Carton Kids Aren't Buying That 'Folk Music Revival' Thing

    December 13, 2013 2:45 PM EST T Bone Burnett, a Punch Brother, half the Milk Carton Kids, Joan Baez and others celebrated the folk music that informs the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" with a screening of the Showtime concert film "Another Day, Another Time" and a Q&A. The film, which…

  2. 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…

  3. 'Whispering Bill' Anderson Gets Help From War Veteran in Naming His New Album

    November 22, 2013 12:30 PM EST Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson tells Billboard that he had a fun time recording the song "Whisper" with Joey+Rory for his new album "Life!". After all, he's been known as "Whispering Bill" for almost five decades now, thanks to his soft…

  4. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  5. 615 Spotlight: Heidi Feek Takes Different Path Than Her Famous Parents

    November 13, 2013 5:30 PM EST There has been a big buzz going on around Nashville as of late concerning Heidi Feek and her new album, "The Only." Feek is the daughter of country duo Joey+Rory, and she admits that her R&B / Blues edge might take some by surprise given the traditional lean of her parents.  …

  6. Chart Highlights: Cage The Elephant Returns To No. 1 On Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs

    November 11, 2013 7:30 PM EST Cage the Elephant hits No. 1 on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs, One Direction debuts on Pop Songs and more 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 the surveys listed below. All…

  7. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Tops Dance Club Songs, Young The Giant Returns, Lorde Adds Latin Airplay

    November 04, 2013 4:05 PM EST Rihanna notches her latest No. 1, Young the Giant returns to rock airwaves and Lorde's 'Royals' crosses to Latin radio. Plus, Donald Lawrence takes over atop Gospel Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

  8. Joey + Rory Blaze Their Own Path on 'Made To Last'

    October 29, 2013 3:45 PM EDT No longer chasing the mainstream, married traditionalists talk new album, their TV show and a new addition to the family This is proving to be quite the memorable year for husband and wife duo Joey + Rory. Their popular RFD-TV series is performing well, as is their weekly radio program on…

  9. Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash Talk Hounds of Hell tour

    October 28, 2013 6:03 PM EDT “Just quote him saying ‘blah blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah,’” Tommy Trash says, mocking his Hounds of Hell tourmate Wolfgang Gartner. The two have been storming the continent over the last month, delivering a decisively devilish and unabashedly brash audio assault to anyone who dared…

  10. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  11. Cashius Green, 'Right Now': Exclusive Album Stream

    October 14, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Cashius Green continues to prove he's an artist to watch. Months after the release of his "Pisces" EP, the rapper comes with an addictive release titled " Right Now ." The five-song effort, "Right Now," to debut tomorrow (Oct. 15), features Cashius Green…

  12. Pitbull & Ke$ha's Tour of Australia Canceled

    October 14, 2013 12:04 AM EDT Pitbull & Ke$ha’s planned tour of Australia has been scrapped a little more than two weeks out from the first show. The five-city trek had been billed as the year’s “hottest double-act,” but it won’t be happening. Promoter Dainty Group today confirmed the run was off. The “Pitbull &…

  13. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

  14. Midnight Red Puts 'Finishing Touches' on RedOne-Produced Debut Album

    October 08, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Fresh off the Backstreet Boys/NKOTB tour, the "All American Boy Band" looks ahead When discussing Midnight Red, member Joey Diggs, Jr. describes the five-man ensemble as the "All American Boy Band." When you look at the geographic representation of the members, you…

  15. Go Behind Badfinger's 'Breaking Bad' Moment

    October 02, 2013 1:00 PM EDT "Baby Blue" songwriter Pete Ham's tragic story played role in how the song was used on the hit AMC show "Baby Blue," the Badfinger song that closed out the finale of AMC's "Breaking Bad" on Sept. 29, sold 5,000 copies in handful of hours after it…

  16. 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Shine At 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    September 29, 2013 4:30 PM EDT On Saturday afternoon (Sept 28), the BET Hip-Hop Awards commenced at Atlanta’s Civic Center for another year of cyphers, performances and fashion faux pas. The energy could be felt from the red carpet as stars like Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, this year's host Snoop Dogg and more made their…

  17. 21 Under 21: Music's Hottest Minors 2013

    September 25, 2013 12:26 PM EDT 0 They've got hit records, millions of fans, and the kind of success most musicians only dream of -- and they can't even legally uncork a bottle of champagne to celebrate their success. Welcome to Billboard.com's 2013 edition of 21 Under 21, our annual ranking…

  18. 15. Joey Bada$$: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 12:01 PM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: January 20, 1995 (Age 18) Why He's Hot: Joey Bada$$ turned heads in 2013 when the Broooklyn rapper released his critically acclaimed debut mixtape, "1999." Him and his crew, Pro Era, have breathed a fresh of breath air to New York. He&…

  19. 16. Tori Kelly: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 10:20 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: December 14, 1992 (age 20) Why She's Hot: Victoria Kelly's ascent began with a slew of popular YouTube clips featuring her covering both current and classic cuts. (Her takes on Bruno Mars' "Grenade" and Michael Jackson's …

  20. 14. Miguelito: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 9:34 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: Jan. 6, 1999 (age 14)   Why He's Hot: At 14 years old, Puerto Rican singer Miguelito already boasts a Latin Grammy and a multi-million dollar branding business that includes "Miguelito" vitamins, clothing line, videogame, summer camp,…

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