1. John Mellencamp, Kacey Musgraves and More on Willie Nelson Making a Difference With 30 Years of Farm Aid

    October 16, 2015 3:35 PM EDT Willie Nelson 's Farm Aid celebrated its 30th birthday this year with a concert held at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, Ill.,  on Sept. 19. To help fete the milestone,  Billboard spoke with several of this year's performers as well as Nelson's…

  2. Ed Sheeran, Aloe Blacc & More Celebrate Bill Withers' Legacy at Carnegie Hall Tribute

    October 02, 2015 3:16 PM EDT The idea of the tribute concert is one that sounds practically infallible: celebrate the career of some music legend or another by gathering some of their successful artistic progeny to perform the songs that made them legendary in the first place. In practice, though, it’s trickier to pull…

  3. 'Descendants' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 09, 2015 3:00 PM EDT (Editor's note: Nielsen Music revised its data on Aug. 9, after our initial story was posted. The unit totals for a few titles have since changed, as have the rankings of two albums in the top 10.) The soundtrack to Disney Channel's Descendants debuts at No. 1 on the…

  4. Bob Thiele & The Forest Rangers' 'Land Ho!': Exclusive Album Premiere From 'Sons of Anarchy' Band

    July 06, 2015 12:50 PM EDT Bob Thiele, Jr., the musical director of the hit FX series Sons Of Anarchy , didn't come to  LAND HO! , the debut album from the musicians behind the show's soundtrack, by accident. "In 1979, I had the idea to make a record," Thiele tells Billboard. "A few things…

  5. Jack Johnson Announces 'From Here to Now to You' Tour

    January 27, 2014 8:40 PM EST Along with a slew of U.S. festival appearances, Jack Johnson will be hitting the road across multiple continents in a tour that will stretch from March to September. According to Rolling Stone , the singer-songwriter will play dozens of 2014 shows, including a large chunk of concerts during…

  6. Amos Lee on Crafting 'Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song'

    October 10, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Amos Lee enjoys the recording process. The respected singer-songwriter explains it's a place where one never knows what can happen creatively. "I enjoy the unplanned things that happen in the studio," he said. "The shapes that things take, the manipulation of sounds --…

  7. Life Is Good Festival: Jack Johnson, Hall & Oates, Yo Gabba Gabba! to Headline

    June 17, 2013 10:01 AM EDT Jack Johnson, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and Yo Gabba Gabba are among the big names confirmed for the Sept. 21-22 Life Is Good Festival, a family-friendly event which raises funds for a good cause. Organizers expect to draw more than 30,000 "fundraisers" to the show at Prowse…

  8. Amos Lee Sets Date for 'Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song' Album

    June 05, 2013 9:25 AM EDT After scoring a No. 1 album  on the Billboard 200 chart with 2011's "Mission Bell," folk rock singer-songwriter Amos Lee has set the date for a follow-up, "Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song," to be released on Oct. 1. For the new record, Lee teamed up with…

  9. Bubbling Under: Rudimental's 'Love' Takes Over

    November 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rudimental, Liz Longley, One Night Rodeo and Sean Riva. Rudimental Dance collective Rudimental made a splash earlier this year on…

  10. Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Fests: Avett Brothers, Grace Potter + More

    August 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 21-22, and returning to Charleston, S.C.'s…

  11. Zac Brown Band, 'Uncaged': Track-by-Track Review

    July 10, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Since breaking through less than four years ago, the Zac Brown Band has established themselves as one of the biggest and most dynamic acts in country, and one listen of their new album, "Uncaged," proves that the acclaim is very much deserved. The Georgia-based combo are leaving…

  12. Adam Lambert Snags First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart as Adam Lambert 's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week's leader, Carrie Underwood 's …

  13. 'Idol' Hollywood Week Begins: A Whole Lot of Ups & Downs (Literally)

    February 09, 2012 11:40 AM EST Soooo... how about the ending of last night's "Idol"? It wouldn't have mattered if the performances on last night's first edition of Hollywood Week had featured the most talented crop of young singers the show had ever seen (for the record: it didn't), all thanks…

  14. Adele's '21' - Biggest No. 1 Album Since 'Bodyguard'

    January 25, 2012 11:00 AM EST It seems that every week, there is a new Adele -related accolade to tout. And this week is no different, as her "21" album hits its 17th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (95,000; down 9%). "21" has been No. 1 longer than any other album since "The Bodyguard…

  15. Adele's '21' Claims 14th Week Atop Billboard 200

    January 04, 2012 11:00 AM EST As predicted, Adele 's "21" album jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking its 14th non-consecutive week at the top of the tally. The set sold 144,000 copies last week (down 64% according to Nielsen SoundScan) and continues to be the album with the most weeks at…

  16. Drake's 'Take Care' Blasts Onto Billboard 200

    November 23, 2011 11:00 AM EST As expected, Drake nets the third-largest sales week of 2011 for an album, as "Take Care" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 631,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. While that's a slightly smaller number than initially expected, it's…

  17. Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean Kick Off CMA Music Fest

    June 10, 2011 5:48 PM EDT Forget email or a handwritten note. Country stars thank their fans with an entire festival. Brad Paisley , Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band are some of the artists who helped kick off the Country Music Association Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday night (June 9) with…

  18. Priscilla Ahn, TV/Film Synch Star, Gets Ready To 'Grow Up'

    May 05, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Folk singer/songwriter Priscilla Ahn is more than a cute girl with a guitar. She's also a "guilty pleasure for indie rock dudes" (or so says her label's senior VP of marketing Zach Hochkeppel), a rising star in Japan, and a new wife. But perhaps most important, she's…

  19. Dave Matthews Band Sets Chicago 'Caravan' Dates, Lineup

    April 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The second Dave Matthews Band Caravan fest has just been announced for July 8-10 at Chicago's Lakeside on the south shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to DMB's only Midwest concert performances of the year, the lineup includes David Gray , Ray LaMontagne , O.A.R. , Kid Cudi , the…

  20. Dave Matthews Band Reveals Summer Mini-Festival Details

    March 09, 2011 10:15 AM EST As tipped here Feb. 22, Dave Matthews Band will stage four regional destination festivals this summer under the Dave Matthews Band Caravan banner, the first of which is set for June 24-26 at Bader Field, former site of the Atlantic City (N.J.) Municipal Airport, the band announced this…

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