1. Allison Moorer Continues to Write What She Knows on 8th Album, 'Down To Believing'

    March 13, 2015 9:09 PM EDT Allison Moorer wishes she were better at writing in the second or third-person narrative. But that's not her strong point, she admits.  "I don't see any need about writing about anything else other than what's going on," she says. "I consider that my job. I…

  2. Singer-Songwriter Steve Earle Talks Divorce (for the Seventh Time), Fatherhood & Taylor Swift's Talent

    March 02, 2015 7:23 PM EST The title of Steve Earle 's 16th studio album  Terraplane  is a nod to Delta blues legend Robert Johnson 's "Terraplane Blues," but the similarities end there. Recorded with his crack band the Dukes, the album -- which debuted at No. 39 on the March 7 Billboard 200 --…

  3. Sisters Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer to Release Collaborative Album

    February 02, 2011 8:01 PM EST After a prolific 2010, sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer plan to record their first collaborative album this year. "We're starting to write in March and hopefully we'll put out a record next year," Lynne tells Billboard.com. "We're going into uncharted…

  4. Steve Earle Explores Mortality on New Album and Novel, Talks 'Treme'

    January 24, 2011 11:42 AM EST S teve Earle didn't intend for his new album and upcoming novel -- both titled "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" -- to connect, but in hindsight he's not surprised they did. "This is the longest I've ever taken to write a record," Earle, who'…

  5. Loretta Lynn Honored by Kid Rock, Paramore on Tribute Album

    October 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Few artists can claim as diverse or loyal a fan base as country music icon Loretta Lynn , as evidenced by the lineup of artists contributing tracks to tribute album "Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn," due Nov. 9 on Columbia Records. Among the set's…

  6. Allison Moorer "Crows" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:42 PM EST Allison Moorer, "Crows" (Rykodisc) Release Date: February 9, 2010 After exploring mostly covers on 2008's "Mockingbird," Allison Moorer decided to take wing and fly in some new creative directions on her Feb. 9 release, "Crows." "I've never been…

  7. Pete Seeger Turning 90 With Concert Celebrations

    March 18, 2009 12:49 AM EDT American music legend Pete Seeger turns 90 on May 3, but the celebrations honoring his musical legacy and social activism will go on throughout the year. Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the environmental group founded by Seeger in the 1960s, is marking the birthday and its own 40th anniversary…

  8. New York Venue City Winery Preps For Opening

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a concert by Joan Osborne. City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are…

  10. Chart Beat Chat: ABBA, Female Dance Artists, Pop-Country

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss ABBA, "Mamma Mia!", ABBA, the timelessness of dance music, ABBA, country-pop crossover and ABBA. ABBA NICE DAY Hey Fred. Thanks for your top 10 ABBA favorites, it made me rediscover and enjoy "Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother" all over…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Melinda Doolittle, Mariah Carey's "E=MC2," Jean Manuel de Scarano's birthplace and more! MELINDA/MARIAH Hi Fred, Has Melinda Doolittle already been signed to a record label? She was my favorite contestant on season six of "American Idol.…

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kinks frontman Ray Davies unveils his second solo album of the past few years, the Raveonettes rock on without superstar guests and Bell X1 gives the U.S. a spin in this week's Hot Product. Singer/songwriter Allison Moorer's "Mockingbird" (New West). A new album from Mark…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are…

  14. Arcade Fire, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Shine At ACL Fest

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The heat showed no signs of breaking at Austin's Zilker Park yesterday (Sep. 15), as the Arcade Fire, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Arctic Monkeys churned out fiery sets to massive crowds at the sixth The heat showed no signs of breaking at Austin's Zilker Park yesterday (Sep. 15),…

  15. Steve Earle Wraps Next 'Serenade'

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Steve Earle will release his New West debut, "Washington Square Serenade," on Sept. 25, Billboard.com can reveal. Singer/songwriter Steve Earle will release his New West debut, "Washington Square Serenade," on Sept. 25, Billboard.com can reveal. The 12…

  16. The Shins, Wu-Tang, Crowded House Set For Bumbershoot

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Shins, the Wu-Tang Clan, Panic! At The Disco, the reformed Crowded House and Lupe Fiasco lead the initial lineup for the 2007 installment of Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival. The e The Shins, the Wu-Tang Clan, Panic! At The Disco, the reformed Crowded House and Lupe…

  17. Young, Nelson, Mellencamp Help Farm Aid Turn 21

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young were joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the organization's 21st an Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young were joined by…

  18. Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule Round Out Farm Aid Bill

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Los Lonely Boys are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the 20th annual Farm Aid benefit. Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Los Lonely Boys are among the…

  19. Steve Earle Inks Deal With New West

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Steve Earle has signed a new deal with New West Records. His as-yet-untitled label debut will be released in the first half of next year, according to the company. Singer/songwriter Steve Earle has signed a new deal with New West Records. His as-yet-untitled label debut will…

  20. McMurtry, Cash, Crowell Top Americana Nominees

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, announced yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the yea James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards,…

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