1. Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss Book White House Gig

    July 16, 2009 2:03 PM EDT Country musicians Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss will play a high-profile gig next week at the White House. A spokeswoman for Paisley said Wednesday that he and Krauss, who had a hit duet a few years ago with "Whiskey Lullaby," will participate in the White House Music Series hosted…

  2. Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss Book White House Gig

    July 16, 2009 8:48 AM EDT Country musicians Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss will play a high-profile gig next week at the White House. A spokeswoman for Paisley said Wednesday that he and Krauss, who had a hit duet a few years ago with "Whiskey Lullaby," will participate in the White House Music Series hosted…

  3. Taylor Swift Has Big Night At CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 7:57 AM EDT Taylor Swift won video of the year at the Country Music Television awards for "Love Story," an elaborate production that features period costumes as it echoes the story of Romeo and Juliet. Swift won the fan-voted award Tuesday over Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Carrie Underwood and…

  4. Ask Billboard: Fleetwood Mac, Kristinia DeBarge, Chicago

    May 15, 2009 4:51 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BATTLE OF THE BANDS Hi Gary, I was wondering if you could help me win a bet I…

  5. Ask Billboard: 'N Sync and Gulf War Songs

    April 10, 2009 2:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TAKE TWO, TAKE TWO Hi Gary, I enjoyed last week's Ask Billboard…

  6. Marc Ribot Plans May Retrospective

    April 07, 2009 7:34 AM EDT Veteran jazz guitarist Marc Ribot will celebrate his 55th birthday this May with a career-spanning, week-long musical retrospective in New York City. Ribot will visit many of his critically acclaimed projects, including the Los Cubanos Postizos, his ode to Cuban roots music; the Young…

  7. Dolly Parton Takes '9 To 5' To Broadway

    March 25, 2009 1:28 PM EDT The jitters are starting to hit Dolly Parton a bit as she prepares "9 to 5: The Musical" for its Broadway debut. "I'm anxious about it," the country music legend acknowledged to Billboard.com. Parton, who co-starred in the 1980 film, wrote the score for the production…

  8. Swift Back To No. 1 As Plant/Krauss, Coldplay Soar

    February 18, 2009 11:37 AM EST In a chart week encompassing Grammy boosts and Valentine's Day sales, Taylor Swift's Big Machine effort "Fearless" returns to the top of The Billboard 200. The set moved 92,000 copies on a 44% sales jump, resulting in its nine non-consecutive weeks at No. 1. The last album…

  9. The Fray Topples Springsteen On Billboard 200

    February 11, 2009 11:11 AM EST The Fray earns its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with its sophomore self-titled Epic album, which sold 179,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Denver-based rock act's previous album, "How To Save a Life," peaked at No. 14 and had its best…

  10. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:21 AM EST With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' living record of 27. "I'm still amazed I…

  11. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year for "Please Read The Letter." "…

  12. Brits Dominate Grammy Pre-Telecast Awards

    February 08, 2009 7:18 PM EST Brits won big in the pop categories during the 51st annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast tonight (Feb. 8), with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" winning for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals and Radiohead's "In Rainbows" snaring best alternative music…

  13. Diamond, Wonder, M.I.A. Added To Grammys

    February 05, 2009 1:14 PM EST Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Terence Blanchard have joined the performance lineup for Sunday's Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer and Keith Urban will join forces for…

  14. Cyrus, Swift Teaming Up At Grammys

    February 03, 2009 10:18 AM EST Teen superstars Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift will perform together at the 51st Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. Also new to the lineup are Estelle and Kanye West, Adele, Chris Brown, Sugarland and a Four Tops tribute featuring surviving member Duke Fakir with Jamie Foxx and Ne…

  15. U2, Kid Rock, Plant/Krauss Added To Grammys

    January 29, 2009 10:42 AM EST U2, Kid Rock, Rihanna and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have joined the performance lineup for the 51st Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center and broadcast live on CBS. They join previously announced performers Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Jonas…

  16. Adele Plotting 'Grown Up' Second Album

    December 09, 2008 10:18 AM EST Basking in the "surreal" glory of four Grammy nominations, Adele is already working on the follow-up to her debut album, "19." "There's about three, four songs I really like that will go on the next record," the 20-year-old British singer tells Billboard.com…

  17. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 13, 2008 2:09 PM EST Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards belonged to traditionalists, with George Strait and Brad Paisley coming away the big winners last night (Nov. 12) at the Sommet Center in Nashville. Strait picked…

  18. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards belonged to traditionalists, with George Strait and Brad Paisley comi Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd…

  19. Alan Jackson Not Rushing Next Album

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST With his 15th studio album, "Good Time," still spewing out hits -- the latest is the top 20 "Country Boy" -- Alan Jackson says he's not necessarily in a hurry to start working on the next one. With his 15th studio album, "Good Time," still spewing out hits -…

  20. Led Zeppelin To Tour, Record Without Plant?

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The non-singing members of Led Zeppelin apparently aren't waiting around for Robert Plant to sign off on a reunion tour and/or album. In an interview with BBC Radio, bassist John Paul Jones said he an The non-singing members of Led Zeppelin apparently aren't waiting around for…

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