1. Rock Exhibit Coming to Country Hall of Fame

    October 13, 2014 5:53 PM EDT While country music has long been synonymous with Nashville, rock and folk musicians in the late '60s and early '70s made the Southern city the new hip spot to record. The city's talented session musicians helped create some of the seminal country-influenced rock albums of…

  2. Hello Strangers Talk Self-Titled Debut, Tour & Doris Day

    September 24, 2014 6:19 PM EDT You might take a listen to the folkish harmonies of sister duo the Hello Strangers and put them in the Americana brand. That would be the correct classification, given today's musical climate. However, if you listen very closely, you will hear a sound that is similar to that of Emmylou…

  3. Sweethearts of the Rodeo Rope First Album in 16 Years

    October 23, 2012 5:10 PM EDT It's been sixteen years since they released new music, but the Sweethearts of the Rodeo are back this week with "Restless." Why the long wait for Kristine Arnold and Janis Oliver? "Life just got in the way," Arnold explained to Billboard. "We were focusing on…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Greg Laswell, Adele, Justin Bieber

    December 08, 2011 4:45 PM EST The "Glee" cast isn't the first act to to turn Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" into a ballad. Singer/songwriter Laswell first stripped the song down in 2007. 'GIRLS' POWER: For the first time this TV season, the A VERY SHE & HIM '…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in Memphis, Tenn. at the age of 71. 2006 - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in…

  6. Chart Beat

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Carrie Underwood, the Beatles, Sean Kingston and more! 'SMALL' IS BIG: You already knew that country radio couldn't wait to play the first Carrie Underwood single from her second album. So you shouldn't be surprised that "So Small" (Arista) blasts…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in Memphis, Tenn. at the age of 71. 2006 - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Raimundo Amador, Spain's premier exponent of gypsy flamenco-blues, records a live album alongside his idol, B.B. King, in front of a capacity audience of 20,000 at Madrid's Las Ventas bu 2005 - Eugene Record, a founding member and creative force behind R…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Singer Tamara Danz dies at the age of 43.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67. 1999 - In an unfortunate case of history…

  10. Posies Shine 'Light' On New Album

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based power pop veterans the Posies will break a seven-year new album drought with "Every Kind of Light," due Tuesday (June 28) via Rykodisc. Seattle-based power pop veterans the Posies will break a seven-year new album drought with "Every Kind of Light," due…

  11. Jones' 'Special Guests' Expanded, Reissued

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia/Legacy. The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia…

  12. Sweethearts of the Rodeo

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Released in 1968, "Sweethearts of the Rodeo" was a landmark album for the Byrds and rock music as a whole. Released in 1968, "Sweethearts of the Rodeo" was a landmark album for the Byrds and rock music as a whole. Underappreciated at the time, it has since been hailed for…

  13. Hot Product

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week: -- An album of B-sides and remixes from U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton, "The Other Side of Daybreak" (Heavenly/Astralwerks). -- Danish rock act the Raveonettes' "Chain Gang of Love" (Columbia). -- A DVD…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67. 2002 - Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67. 1999 - In an unfortunate case of history…

  15. Buckley, Byrds Launch Legacy Reissue Series

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several revered recordings, in step with Universal Music Enterprises' (UME) revered "Deluxe Editions." Sony catalog label Legacy is launching a line of two-disc reissues, expanding on several…