1. Musicians Hall of Fame Induct Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton & Others

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in Nashville were Randy Bachman from The Guess Who…

  2. Taylor Swift On Songwriting, Nashville & the Thrill of Spontaneous Music Making

    October 15, 2013 5:16 AM EDT Songwriting is the topic of the moment for Taylor Swift. The 23-year-old pop star was honored for a record sixth time as songwriter-artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, surpassing guys like Vince Gill and Alan Jackson. She earned the award with 14 hits…

  3. Carrie Underwood Builds An Uncertain Future On Classic Past

    August 07, 2013 4:16 PM EDT "I'm too proud to drop keys," says country superstar as she prepares to release "The Blown Away Tour: Live" DVD A blonde country singer in her late 20s sits nearly motionless, knees crossed while she belts out a from-the-gut power ballad. If you closed your eyes,…

  4. 615 Spotlight: Lisa Matassa Shows Her Edge With 'Somebody's Baby'

    December 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST Lisa Matassa has got a lot to be thankful for these days. She's just released a new EP titled "Somebody's Baby," with a single by the same name that has recently broken into the Billboard's Country Indicator chart (which measures airplay on non-Nielsen BDS-monitored…

  5. Charlie McCoy Honors Hank Williams on 'Lonesome Whistle'

    July 26, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Charlie McCoy remembers getting the call some three years ago that he would be one of three new inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. It's an honor that he still can't believe at times, even today. "It's amazing," says McCoy. "Some days I wake up, and go…

  6. Bob Henry, Producer of Pioneering 'Nat King Cole Show,' Dies at 92

    March 21, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Helmed Variety Shows for Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and The Carpenters, Among Others Bob Henry, a producer and director of television variety shows including "The Nat King Cole Show" and "The Flip Wilson Show," has died. A Tuesday statement from the Pageant of the…

  7. 615 Spotlight: Corey Wagar Hopes You 'Hate My Boyfriend'

    December 14, 2011 6:30 PM EST Country newcomer Corey Wagar has been getting an education over the past few months -- but not in the classroom. The singer-songwriter, 18, has been touring the United States promoting her album "On The Edge," as well as her current single "I Hate My Boyfriend." She tells…

  8. CMAs Preview & Predictions: Entertainer of the Year

    November 09, 2011 4:40 PM EST It's a man's world, especially for the entertainer of the year category at tonight's CMAs. It's a near-carbon copy of the male vocalist nominees, save for a Taylor Swift-Kenny Chesney swap. To get you ready for the big show (Tonight on ABC at 8/7c) The 615 is offering our…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift, Adele, Richard Marx

    May 05, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 'MEAN' STREAK: Taylor Swift is having the last laugh on the brand of critic she skewers in her latest Country Songs top 10, "Mean." As the song lifts 12-9, Swift has reached the chart's top 10 with all 13 of her singles (excluding holiday fare) promoted to country…

  10. Reba McEntire Extends Country Songs Record

    November 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'RADIO' ROYALTY: While Taylor Swift dominates headlines on the Billboard 200, as her "Speak Now" blasts in at No. 1, logging the largest sales week since 2005 , according to Nielsen SoundScan, another country queen continues rewriting history on Country Songs. Reba…

  11. Chart Beat Wednesday: Muse, Billy Currington, Mariah Carey

    March 10, 2010 1:15 PM EST TWO OUT OF THREE AIN'T BAD: Muse makes history on the Alternative Songs chart, "Resistance" charges 6-1. With the British band's former 17-week No. 1 "Uprising" at No. 3, the group becomes the first act in the survey's 21-year archives to claim two of the…

  12. Video Q&A: Reba McEntire "Keeps On"

    August 17, 2009 3:26 PM EDT For 25 of the more than 30 years that Reba McEntire has been in the music business, she recorded for MCA Nashville. Now the veteran Country hitmaker has a few new moves up her sleeves -- not only is she back with "Keep On Lovin' You," her first major solo studio album in six…

  13. Chart Beat: 3OH!3, Bob Dylan, Jason Aldean

    May 07, 2009 2:19 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. 3'S…

  14. Chart Beat: Jason Aldean, Michael Damian, Maxwell

    May 06, 2009 2:48 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. Carrie Underwood Takes Top Prize At ACM Show

    April 06, 2009 9:08 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was named entertainer of the year at the 44th Academy of Country Music awards, securing her status as country's hottest star on a night that felt like a changing of the guards. Underwood became only the seventh woman in 39 years to win country entertainer of the year,…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed 20th-century music, dies in Atlanta of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He i 2006 - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 1998 - It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed 20th-century music, dies in Atlanta of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He i 2006 - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 1998 - It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven…

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