1. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Kathy Coleman

    September 07, 2012 6:05 AM EDT On the anniversary of the show's premiere, a visit to the 'Land of the Lost.' And, that great theme song. "Marshall, Will and Holly, On a routine expedition, Met the greaaa-test earthquake ever known. High on the rapids, it struck their tiny raft (aaah!) And plunged them…

  2. Joe South, 'Games People Play' Singer, Dead at 72

    September 06, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South , who performed hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s such as "Games People Play" and "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" and also penned songs including "Down in the Boondocks" for other artists, died Wednesday, his music publisher said. South…

  3. Marty Raybon Stays Cool Under Pressure

    August 31, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Former Shenandoah frontman talks recording two albums at once Marty Raybon possesses one of the most respected voices in country music. Josh Turner and Rascal Flatts are two acts that have claimed him as influences in their career, and Garth Brooks once cited "I Want To Be Loved Like…

  4. 3 Doors Down Pen New Songs for Greatest Hits Album

    June 19, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Chris Henderson Talks New Guitarist, New Songs: "We're still writing songs better than ever, playing better than ever" 3 Doors Down plans to include three brand new songs on a greatest hits set the group is putting out this fall. Guitarist Chris Henderson tells Billboard.com…

  5. Aerosmith 'Still Firing on All Cylinders' as Tour Lifts Off

    June 14, 2012 5:00 PM EDT A erosmith fans can expect an album that "really pays attention to all the different eras of the band" when "Music From Another Dimension!" -- the Boston bad boys' first new release in eight years -- comes out on Aug. 28 according to bassist Tom Hamilton. "It&…

  6. Josh Turner Releases 'Punching Bag,' Tries Out Nicknames

    June 13, 2012 5:45 PM EDT All throughout country music history, many artists have nicknames. George Jones is known as "The Possum." Bill Anderson is known as "Whisperin' Bill," and Josh Turner might become known by one of two different monikers that fans will hear on his new album, "…

  7. George Harrison's Widow Hopes Book Will Fill in Blanks Left by Scorsese Doc

    May 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT George Harrison's widow Olivia hopes to add more perspective on the reticent Beatle with her new digital book, and fill in the blanks left by Martin Scorsese's recent documentary. Based on Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," the multi-touch…

  8. Keith Urban Joins Grand Ole Opry

    April 23, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 'I Fully Dedicate Myself to the Future of Country Music,' He Says at Induction This past weekend, one of country music's most exclusive clubs added one more name to the list with the induction of Keith Urban into the cast of the Grand Ole Opry this past Saturday night. After…

  9. Marty Stuart Releases Churning, Twang-Filled 'Woodpile'

    April 20, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Forty years ago this fall, Marty Stuart rode a Greyhound to Nashville from the streets of Philadelphia -- Mississippi. His intention was to visit with Roland White, the mandolin player for Lester Flatt. Stuart had no idea that he would be offered a job playing in the Nashville Grass. All…

  10. Banjo Man: Remembering Earl Scruggs

    March 29, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Chet Atkins played the guitar. Bob Wills played the fiddle. Earl Scruggs played the banjo, and did he ever. Scruggs, who passed away yesterday at the age of 88, revolutionized the way that the banjo was played, influencing countless musicians in the process. Born January 6, 1924 in Shelby, NC…

  11. Rascal Flatts Return 'Changed' Men

    March 26, 2012 12:00 PM EDT The lives of guitarist Joe Don Rooney, bassist/keyboardist Jay DeMarcus and lead singer Gary LeVox-collectively, the harmonizing multiplatinum country trio Rascal Flatts-have experienced some major shifts during the past two years: on the business side, a new label and new management; on the…

  12. James Wesley Talks New Single, Touring With Taylor Swift & Ronnie Dunn

    March 22, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Much has been made of the glamour of the road life for a studio musician. If you truly want glamour, talk to Broken Bow recording artist James Wesley . "I've got a small fifteen passenger bus that we take out for some of our shorter shows with," he begins. "I've got a…

  13. Connie Smith Enjoys Her Hall of Fame Moment

    March 16, 2012 3:30 PM EDT It was just an ordinary evening in the household of Connie Smith and her husband, Marty Stuart, when they were interrupted. "Marty and I were in the kitchen about suppertime, and the phone rang," Smith recalls in an interview with Billboard. "He looked at the caller ID, and…

  14. Garth Brooks Leads 2012 Country Hall of Fame Inductees

    March 06, 2012 12:30 PM EST Connie Smith, Hargus "Pig" Robbins Also Become Members Country superstar Garth Brooks , singer Connie Smith and keyboard player Hargus "Pig" Robbins are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made Tuesday morning at a news conference at…

  15. The All-American Rejects Return: On Set at Their 'Beekeeper's Daughter' Video Shoot

    January 26, 2012 12:00 PM EST Like a Silver Lake "West Side Story," rival packs of bearded and mustachioed hipsters are squaring off in a dance battle -- and All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter's caught in the middle. As the band's new single -- "Beekeeper's Daughter" (out Jan. 31…

  16. Country Music Preview: 10 for 2012

    January 03, 2012 3:30 PM EST is only a few days old, but there are a few things that we are really looking forward to in the world of country music. There are some big tours and quite a few big albums coming down the turnpike, and it's already looking to be a banner year. Here are ten things to look forward to:…

  17. Dixie Chicks Talk "Storytellers"; Win A Prize Pack

    December 08, 2011 11:05 AM EST Dixie Chicks member Martie Maguire admits to finding herself like a lot of the trio's fans when watching their new "Storytellers" DVD, released just in time for the holiday season. "As I watch it, I get very emotional. We've been on a hiatus since 2007 -just playing a…

  18. Mindy McCready & Son Found in Empty House; Boy Returned

    December 05, 2011 9:15 AM EST By the time authorities took country singer Mindy McCready's 5-year-old son from her and into custody on Friday evening, one thing had already become apparent: her life has come to resemble a bad country song. Since her emergence in the mid-1990s as a honey-voiced success story out of…

  19. Elvis Presley's 'Real Daughter' Sues Estate for $130 Million

    November 30, 2011 10:10 AM EST A Swedish woman who for more than two decades has been trying to convince everyone that she's Elvis Presley 's real daughter and that Lisa Marie Presley has stolen her identity, has filed a lawsuit against the Presley family claiming more than $130 million in damages for defamation…

  20. Lefty Frizzell's Brother Looks to Change Singer's Wild Reputation

    November 21, 2011 2:20 PM EST There's no doubting that William Orville Frizzell was a hero. Better known as "Lefty," the singer - whose string of classic hits included "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time" and "Saginaw, Michigan," has influenced many artists of his time…

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