1. Ray Benson Kicks Off SXSW With Birthday Bash

    March 14, 2012 10:15 AM EDT In his characteristically droll manner. Ray Benson told a crowd at Austin's Rattle Inn on Tuesday night that "this has become a yearly thing, having a birthday." But Benson has, in fact, turned his yearly celebration into one of the opening -- and overall -- highlights of the…

  2. Doc Pulls Haggard Off The Road

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard has canceled the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard, who has a history of coronary artery disease, complained last Thursday of tigh Under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard has canceled the balance of his U.S. touring…