1. Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley Teams With Cracker Barrel for 'Man of Constant Sorrow'

    January 27, 2015 5:49 PM EST Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has just partnered up with Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley for the new collection Man of Constant Sorrow: Ralph Stanley & Friends, and the singer told Billboard that he's very humbled to be working with the Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant chain. …

  2. ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Mourned by the Music Community

    January 04, 2015 11:20 AM EST The music community is mourning the loss of veteran ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, who died on Sunday (Jan. 4) at the age of 49. Scott, a longtime anchor for the network's SportsCenter , had been fighting cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, according to the Associated Press .…

  3. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best R&B Song and Best Urban Contemporary Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 5:19 PM EST BEST R&B SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "Drunk In Love" Performers: Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z Songwriters: Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosley, Andre Eric Proctor, Brian Soko Publishers: Andre Eric Proctor Publishing Designee,…

  4. 'Side Show' Packs Up Its Tent Early on Broadway

    December 12, 2014 11:12 AM EST Seventeen years to the day since its original production closed after a commercially disastrous run of just three and a half months, the lavish Broadway reboot of Side Show will make an even swifter exit. Producers have confirmed a Jan. 4 closing date for the bio-musical about the search…

  5. Book Author Recalls the 'Genuine Heroes' Who Were Murdered the Night 'Dimebag' Darrell Died

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Jeff Thompson. Erin Halk. Nathan Bray. These three men aren’t famous like “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott , but Dec. 8 is a day to honor their memories as well. Thompson, Halk and Bray are the other victims who were killed at Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. In the aftermath of the murders, their…

  6. Wrong Direction: Why The Wanted Never Reached The Boy Band Stratosphere

    November 12, 2014 5:35 PM EST There were sonic missteps and album delays, but the boy band war of 2012 was over before it began. In March 2012, there were not one but two U.K. male pop groups on the cover of Billboard magazine , with a story written by Steven J. Horowitz about the impending boy band boom that the…

  7. Steve Aoki, Disco Donnie to Speak at Electronic Music Conference

    August 26, 2014 3:06 PM EDT Asia-Pacific's Electronic Music Conference has unveiled a first round of speakers, as well as other details, for this year's event taking place in Sydney on Dec. 2-4.   The announcement features over 40 speakers, most notably Steve Aoki , who'll deliver the conference's…

  8. Robert Christgau on 'Get On Up': Putting James Browns' Music First

    August 22, 2014 2:00 PM EDT In his 2006 Rolling Stone profile "Being James Brown," the great lost rock critic Jonathan Lethem made sense of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, the Minister of Super Heavy Funk, the Augusta Akhenaten, and all the other honorifics Mr. Brown has and will earn by declaring…

  9. Anberlin, 'Stranger Ways': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 15, 2014 8:56 AM EDT Anberlin is determined to go out with one final bang. After 12 years and six studio albums, the alternative rock outfit's members have decided their upcoming album release, "lowborn," is to be the last.  The set manages to bring  Anberlin  back to where it all began, as "…

  10. Rixton's 'Heart' Breaking In The U.S.

    April 22, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The Brit band is scaling the Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts with 'Me and My Broken Heart,' with help from Scooter Braun, Benny Blanco and Rob Thomas You may not know Rixton, but you're probably familiar with the big names behind it. The British pop-rock band is managed by…

  11. Play Ball: Gaslight Anthem Talks New York Yankees' 2014 Season

    April 15, 2014 3:28 PM EDT Gaslight drummer Benny Horowitz takes time from recording his band's new album to talk baseball April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by…

  12. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 29, 2014 10:46 AM EST The nominations were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29), and two of the format's veteran performers found at the top of the nominations list. ACM AWARDS: FULL COVERAGE 2014 ACM Awards! Billboard's ACM Awards Live Blog! ACM…

  13. GRAMMYs Hall of Fame: The Stories Behind 2014's Inductees

    January 17, 2014 6:04 PM EST The backstories to this year's GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees -- including music by Sam Cooke, Dolly Parton, The Drifters, and B.J. Thomas -- are as memorable as the music itself.  The legends behind some of those 27 recordings revisit their sessions chapter and verse. 56th GRAMMYs:…

  14. 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…

  15. The Wanted Turns Serious in 'Show Me Love (America)' Video: Watch

    October 14, 2013 5:50 PM EDT The Wanted boys are no strangers to fun -- remember when they were "Chasing The Sun," or informing us that they are glad we came to their party on "Glad You Came"? However, the vocal group is smile-free in its new music video for "Show Me Love (America)," a…

  16. Kings of Leon: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 20, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The Followill family band embark on what could be a career-defining album cycle This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. As another oppressive Tennessee summer begins to give way to fall, Kings of Leon are in the early stages of turning up…

  17. Krewella Launches 'Get Wet' Tour This Week With Insane Set Production: First Look

    September 05, 2013 1:13 PM EDT The Chicago trio taps Lady Gaga’s choreographer and an all-star production team for their first headlining tour. “You know I’ll sleep when I am dead” sings Jahan Yousaf on “Live For The Night,” the opening performance of Krewella’s “Get Wet” tour and a song of declarative credos…

  18. Ariana Grande, 'Yours Truly': Track-By-Track Review

    September 04, 2013 5:56 PM EDT ARIANA GRANDE "Yours Truly" Producers: various Republic Records Release Date: Sept. 3 Ariana Grande was never in danger of being a one-hit wonder. Anyone who heard "The Way," her Top 10 debut single featuring Mac Miller, when the song was first released last…

  19. Fantasy Boy Band Draft 2013: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    August 21, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of boy band members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! The NFL football season is fast approaching, which means that it's currently the season for fantasy football drafts. Across the globe, friends…

  20. Ariana Grande, Nathan Sykes Share Studio Time in 'Almost Is Never Enough' Video: Watch

    August 19, 2013 12:40 PM EDT The golden voices of Ariana Grande and The Wanted's Nathan Sykes have joined forces for the ballad "Almost Is Never Enough," which will be featured in the upcoming film "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" and has been given a delicate music video. The official…

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