1. Sammy Kershaw 'Cried Like a Little Baby' Recording George Jones Tribute Album

    July 18, 2014 6:20 PM EDT When it comes to his favorite singers, Sammy Kershaw says he has a very short list. “I have four heroes – Hank Williams,  George Jones, Mel Street, and the late Ronnie Van Zant,” he admitted to Billboard, though he stressed “If someone made me put them in order, it would be George Jones…

  2. 615 Artist Spotlight: Jimmie Van Zant

    September 05, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Jimmie Van Zant knows that upon meeting fans, the question is always going to be asked -- about his famous family tree. The singer smiles when discussing this with Billboard, saying that he definitely doesn't shy away from it. In fact, it's something he is very proud of. "First…

  3. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS Hi Gary,…

  4. Kid Rock: The 'Born Free' Cover Q&A

    October 29, 2010 12:57 PM EDT Kicked back on the sofa at his Nashville condo as an October storm rumbles through town, sipping on a cup of tea and puffing a stubby cigar, a relaxed The leadoff single "Born Free" is unabashedly patriotic, but you've always been patriotic. It's bigger than that. I read…

  5. Lynyrd Skynyrd Gets Country Tribute From Eric Church, Jamey Johnson

    June 16, 2010 10:08 AM EDT Sixteen years after a group of country music's "Skynyrd Frynds" paid tribute to Southern rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd , another batch of artists is doing the same. Randy Houser , Jamey Johnson , Eric Church and Uncle Kracker are among those who have recorded tracks for "…

  6. Lynyrd Skynyrd Video Feature: Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition

    October 09, 2009 10:05 PM EDT It's a warm, sunny Monday afternoon in August and Lynyrd Skynyrd is at DR&A Television and Film Production Studios in downtown Nashville filming a video for the single "Simple Life." Standing on the bare set, guitars blazing and hair blowing, Johnny Van Zant, Rickey…

  7. Lynyrd Skynyrd Bassist Donald "Ean" Evan Dies At 48

    May 08, 2009 7:01 AM EDT Bassist Donald "Ean" Evans of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has died after a battle with cancer. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said Evans died Wednesday at his home in eastern Mississippi. He was 48. In a statement posted on lynyrdskynyrd.com the band said, "It…

  8. Lynyrd Skynyrd Set For New Album, Kid Rock Tour

    March 17, 2009 1:00 PM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd have signed with a worldwide record deal with Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records, and will release a new album later this year. Skynyrd are also heading back out on the road with Kid Rock for a second summer of the "Rock and Rebels" tour. The band is currently…

  9. February 13, 2009

    February 13, 2009 5:49 PM EST - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $500 bail each. 2002 - Country outlaw Waylon Jennings dies in his Arizona home after a long battle with…

  10. Lynyrd Skynyrd Keyboardist Billy Powell Dies

    January 28, 2009 1:32 PM EST Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell died this morning (Jan. 28) at his home in Orange Park, Fla. He was 56. According to the Associated Press, Powell called 911 around 12:55 a.m. this morning, saying he was having trouble breathing. Rescue crews arrived at the home but Powell was…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock's tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officers find 2002 - A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Arthur Lee, the singer and guitarist for psychedelic rock pioneers Love, dies) at the Methodist University Hospital in his hometown of Memphis after battling leukemia. He is 61. 2006 - Arthur Lee, the singer and guitarist for psychedelic rock pioneers Love, dies) at the Methodist…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Diana DeGarmo suffers a fall on stage in Grand Rapids, Mich., during the "American Idol" summer tour. The televised talent competition's third-season runner-up is singing Beyonce's "Crazy in Lo 2004 - Diana DeGarmo suffers a fall on stage in Grand Rapids, Mich.…

  14. Vintage Tune May Grace New Skynyrd Album

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A previously unreleased song featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd's original lineup may surface on the Southern rock band's next studio album, which is expected out in early 2009. A previously unreleased song featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd's original lineup may surface on the Southern rock band&…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $500 bail 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after…

  16. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Skynyrd, Buckinhgham

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST A commercial for SoBe Life Water, which features Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and debuted during the Super Bowl, will be re-aired following the "Thriller" 25th anniversary tribute segment at Sunday's A commercial for SoBe Life Water, which features Michael…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock's tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officers find 2002 - A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Arthur Lee, the singer and guitarist for psychedelic rock pioneers Love, dies) at the Methodist University Hospital in his hometown of Memphis after battling leukemia. He is 61. 2006 - Arthur Lee, the singer and guitarist for psychedelic rock pioneers Love, dies) at the Methodist…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Diana DeGarmo suffers a fall on stage in Grand Rapids, Mich., during the "American Idol" summer tour. The televised talent competition's third-season runner-up is singing Beyonce's "Crazy in Lo 2004 - Diana DeGarmo suffers a fall on stage in Grand Rapids, Mich.…

  20. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $500 bail 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after…

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