1. Country Icon Hank Williams Receives Pulitzer

    April 13, 2010 1:49 PM EDT Hank Williams , the country pioneer who is among the most influential singer-songwriters in music, was given a special Pulitzer Prize citation. The Pulitzer board awarded the late singer for his lifetime achievement, based on a confidential survey of experts in popular music. "I don'…

  2. Country Music Hitmaker Carl Smith Dies At 82

    January 21, 2010 6:05 PM EST Seminal '50s honky tonk stylist and Country Music Hall of Fame member Carl Smith , 82, died Saturday (Jan. 16) at his home near Nashville in Franklin, Tenn. The specific cause of death was not made public. Smith was widely regarded as one of the most important and successful country…

  3. Patty Griffin Returns With Gospel Inspired 'Downtown Church'

    January 07, 2010 5:33 PM EST Country traditionalist Patty Griffin will return on Jan. 26 with "Downtown Church," her seventh studio record and her fifth for ATO. As the title suggests, the fourteen tracks were recorded at the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, with the likes of Emmylou Harris , Shawn…

  4. New Norah Jones Album Due In November

    August 20, 2009 5:36 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Norah Jones will move away from jazz roots on her fourth studio album, due in November on Blue Note Records, her label announced today (Aug. 20). Producer Jacquire King ( Kings of Leon , Modest Mouse ) is working with Jones on the as-yet-untitled project, which will also…

  5. May 26, 2009

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Xzibit’s two-week-old son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, dies from complications of premature birth. 2006 – Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and her husband, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, welcome their fist son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, born in Los Angeles. 2004 – Fantasia Barrino wins…

  6. Chart Beat: U2, Rick Ross, Miley Cyrus

    March 12, 2009 3:30 PM EDT AND THE BEAT GOES ON: After the renowned Fred Bronson's 16-year run at the helm, and fellow music expert Paul Grein's 12-year stewardship before Fred, Chart Beat will continue to be a landmark feature on billboard.com. Please look for updates each week, reported by members of…

  7. Chart Beat Chat: 'Apologize,' Mary Mary, Double-Disc Albums

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "Apologize," Mary Mary, double-disc sets and more! 'APOLOGIZE' ACCEPTED Good morning Fred! I was just checking the Adult Contemporary chart and I find it hard to believe that "Apologize" by Timbaland featuring OneRepublic was…

  8. Chart Beat: Beyonce, T.I., Josiah Leming

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart action from "At Last," T.I., Josiah Leming and more! THIS COULD BE THE 'LAST' TIME: Mack Gordon and Harry Warren wrote "At Last" for the film "Orchestra Wives" in 1942. Glenn Miller had a No. 14 hit on the Billboard pop singles…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of natural causes. He is 63. Hatfield is discovered in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he and partner Bill M 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of…

  10. Chart Beat: Carrie Underwood, Labelle, AC/DC

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from AC/DC, Carrie Underwood, Labelle and more. CARRIE'S NATION: There are only a handful of artists who can release albums titled "Number Ones" or "1s" or some variation thereof, including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Mariah Carey, Michael…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Legend "evolves" on his third album, Pink soldiers through heartbreak on "Funhouse," Brit rock titans Snow Patrol and the Cure unveil new albums and Ryan Adams finds his focus with the Cardinals The first new album bearing the Queen name since 1995, "The Cosmos…

  12. Dark And Crazy

    October 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three years after her last album was lauded by the industry but stalled at radio, Lee Ann Womack is back with "Call Me Crazy," due this week via MCA Nashville. Three years after her last album was lauded by the industry but stalled at radio, Lee Ann Womack is back with "Call Me…

  13. Deal Paves Way For Hank Williams Treasure Trove

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It took a fortuitous find and years of legal wrangling, but some of Hank Williams' lesser-known recordings will soon be available for mass consumption. It took a fortuitous find and years of legal wrangling, but some of Hank Williams' lesser-known recordings will soon be available…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects prizes f 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 2005 - Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 2004 - Pop singer Britney Spears marries her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a multimedia poetry performance in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Serie 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and…

  19. Billboard Underground: Deer Tick

    August 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some think Deer Tick is a stage name, but it's actually the work of a band fronted by John McCauley. The act's 2007 debut, "War Elephant" (Feow Records), a mostly McCauley recording, showcased such in Some think Deer Tick is a stage name, but it's actually the work of…

  20. Boz Scaggs Tackling Standards On New Album

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boz Scaggs is staying on the standards path for his next album. Boz Scaggs is staying on the standards path for his next album. Scaggs -- who's currently finalizing a label deal for the planned September release of "Speak Low" -- tells Billboard.com that the follow-up to 2003&…

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