1. Bubbling Under: Unsigned Steve Grand Scores Viral Hit With 'All-American Boy'

    July 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Steve Grand, Fifth Harmony, Chris Stapleton and Rich Homie Quan STEVE GRAND He has no label, no manager and no publicist, but…

  2. 615 Spotlight: Mike Aiken Talks 'Captains & Cowboys'

    June 13, 2013 9:55 AM EDT The subject matter of Mike Aiken's current album, "Captains & Cowboys," is very close to his heart and soul. It's also something that he knows very well.  "My wife Amy and I have lived on a sailboat for the past twenty years," he told Billboard. "We&…

  3. Nanci Griffith's 'Hell No' Connects With Occupy Movement

    March 16, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Nanci Griffith says her forthcoming new album, "Intersection," is perhaps "the most personal" of her career. But she's finding that at least one of its songs -- the buoyant protest anthem "Hell No (I'm Not Alright)" -- already has universal appeal. …

  4. 'Idol' Alum Kellie Pickler Toughens Up With '100 Proof'

    January 23, 2012 2:10 PM EST It's been more than three years since Kellie Pickler's self-titled sophomore album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart (No. 9 on Billboard 200), but the "American Idol" alumna has hardly been idle. "I jumped, not giving a shit whether my…

  5. Adele Announces 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall' CD/DVD

    October 26, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Adele fans won't be seeing the British singer unfurl her tales of heartbreak in person anytime soon, as the 23-year-old is in the middle of "an extended rest period" due to a hemorrhaged vocal chord. In the meantime, Adele's live show will be captured in "Live At The…

  6. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will be Springsteen's only North American…

  7. Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Already on track to have the best-selling album of 2008, rapper Lil Wayne leads the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with eight, including album of the year and best rap album for "Tha Carter III," best rap song for "Lollipop" and best rap/sung collaboration…

  8. Q&A: Pete Seeger

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Like a train in a Woody Guthrie song, Pete Seeger just can't stop. Activist and pacifist, preacher and congregant, teacher and student, Seeger, 87, still believes that a song can change the course of Like a train in a Woody Guthrie song, Pete Seeger just can't stop. Activist and…