1. Bucky Covington Talks 'Good Guys,' First Album in 5 Years

    September 10, 2012 4:05 PM EDT It's been a long wait for Bucky Covington, but with this week's release of "Good Guys," he finally has new music out. After hitting on Lyric Street Records with hits like "A Different World" and the touching "I'll Walk," the label closed -- putting…

  2. Taylor Swift Inks Sixth No. 1 Country Song With 'Ours'

    March 22, 2012 12:20 PM EDT On Country Albums, Shooter Jennings Logs His Highest Debut Ever With 'Family Man' T aylor Swift claims her sixth No. 1 and completes her second set of two straight leaders on Country Songs, as "Ours" piles 34.1 million audience impressions and steps 3-1 in its 17th chart…

  3. Stars to Celebrate Johnny Cash's 80th With Concert

    February 28, 2012 8:50 AM EST A diverse all-star lineup will celebrate the 80th birthday of Johnny Cash with an April concert. Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Ray LaMontagne and Jamey Johnson are among the performers scheduled to appear in "We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny…

  4. Shooter Jennings Tones Down His 'Outlaw' Side w/ 'Family Man'

    February 27, 2012 5:45 PM EST When one speaks of Shooter Jennings, some call him a modern-day outlaw. Some might even refer to him as a "badass" because of what some term his outspoken style. However, you'd be hard-pressed to run across a more polite individual than Shooter, who delves into his…

  5. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  6. Waylon Jennings Tribute Album Attracts Family, Fans Like Jewel & Dierks Bentley

    January 05, 2012 4:45 PM EST Shooter Jennings on Dad's Legacy: 'He Doesn't Need Any Help From Me at Keeping It Alive' Friends and family of the late Waylon Jennings recently came together at the Nashville studios of Sirius/XM for a special taping to promote the Jan. 24 Feb. 7 release of "Waylon:…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, rises 2-1 to become Iglesias' eighth…

  8. Lynyrd Skynyrd Gets Country Tribute From Eric Church, Jamey Johnson

    June 16, 2010 10:08 AM EDT Sixteen years after a group of country music's "Skynyrd Frynds" paid tribute to Southern rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd , another batch of artists is doing the same. Randy Houser , Jamey Johnson , Eric Church and Uncle Kracker are among those who have recorded tracks for "…

  9. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 10:25 AM EST J ay-Z , Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem , Faith No More , Thom Yorke , Pavement and the Specials . Other bands and DJs confirmed for the…

  10. Shooter Jennings Recruits Stephen King For Concept Album

    January 07, 2010 12:48 PM EST Stephen King is a master at creating characters, but when Shooter Jennings came calling, the best-selling author decided to become one, playing a central figure in the musician's upcoming concept album, "Black Ribbons." King is the voice of Will o' the Wisp, a radio talk…

  11. Post-'Idol,' Brooke White's Got 'High Hopes'

    July 24, 2009 2:20 PM EDT American Idol finalist Brooke White is more than humbled and pleased by the warm reception to her first post-'Idol' album High Hopes & Heartbreak. Though she co-wrote nearly all of the July 21 album's twelve tracks, White says it took plenty of help to bring it to fruition.…

  12. Eminem, Kiss, Flaming Lips To Headline Voodoo Experience

    June 25, 2009 10:00 PM EDT Eminem -- in his first full-scale concert performance in four years -- Kiss, Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips are among the headliners at the 11th annual Voodoo Experience music festival, taking place Halloween weekend in New Orleans. Widespread Panic was previously announced as…

  13. Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A. Lead San Diego Street Scene Bill

    June 02, 2009 8:38 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, the Dead Weather and Cake lead the lineup for the 2009 Street Scene festival, to be held Aug. 28-29 in downtown San Diego. The festival will be set up in San Diego's East Village, including Tailgate Park near Petco Park…

  14. Chart Beat: Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Oak Ridge Boys, Hannah Montana

    April 30, 2009 3:31 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. '…

  15. Warped Tour 2009 Schedule, Lineup Confirmed

    March 25, 2009 3:24 PM EDT The 2009 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by Bad Religion, NOFX, Underoath, Thrice, 3OH!3, Black Tide, Flogging Molly, Bayside, Less Than Jake, Flipper, Shooter Jennings and the Gallows, among others. The 15th edition of the 46-date traveling punk rock festival begins June 26 at the…

  16. Morello Returns As Nightwatchman On New Album

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is readying the release of his next solo album, "The Fabled City," due Sept. 30 via Epic. Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is readying the release of his next solo album, "The Fabled City," due Sept. 30 via Epic.…

  17. Morello Trek To Feature Harper, Slash, Keenan

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The New York show is a previously announced show benefiting Road Recovery and will feature Slash, Jerry Cantrell and Wayne Kramer of MC5. As was tipped here earlier this month, Tom Morello is once again combining politics and music on the road with his upcoming Justice Tour. The long-time…

  18. Stagecoach Snags Judds, Coachella Sets Date

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back onto the stage at his Coachella festival each spring, and he's worked that magic yet again for the second Stagecoac Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back…

  19. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood ramps back up for her sophomore album, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss cement an unlikely creative partnership, Ween is weirder than ever on its Rounder debut and Neil Young stretches The solo debut from System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian, "Elect the Dead" …

  20. Underwood, Chicks, Chesney Top CMT Nominations

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood, the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland scored a leading three nominations each for the 2007 CMT Music Awards, to be held April 16 at Nashville's Curb Event Cent Carrie Underwood, the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland scored a…

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