1. Blackmail, Risk & Untested Waters: Inside the Coming Out of Country Radio's Blair Garner, Cody Alan

    January 25, 2017 1:57 PM EST National jocks break new ground in a historically conservative format. In 1994, a year after Premiere Networks launched the overnight radio show After MidNite , host Blair Garner faced a crisis behind the scenes. A disgruntled former employee blackmailed Garner, threatening to “out” him in a…

  2. Best Performances From 'The Voice' Season 11

    December 16, 2016 5:46 PM EST The latest season of  The Voice  has come and gone. Before the NBC reality show returns for another round in February,  Billboard  is taking a look back on the best performances from season 11. We McDonald: "Don't Rain on My Parade" by Barbra Streisand She was a front-runner…

  3. Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande Set for Season Finale of 'The Voice'

    December 12, 2016 10:21 PM EST Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande are set to perform on the Tuesday night (Dec. 13) season finale of NBC's The Voice . Wonder and Grande join Bruno Mars, Sting and The Weeknd for the two-hour show, which airs from 9 p.m ET. [readmore:7617846] One of the four finalists -- Josh Gallagher…

  4. 'The Voice' Recap: Final Four Sing in Season 11 Finals

    December 12, 2016 10:07 PM EST In part one of The Voice Season 11’s two-part finale, the top four artists of the season sang one last time for America’s vote. Adam Levine had Billy Gilman and Josh Gallagher representing Team Adam. Blake Shelton had country singer Sundance Head. Alicia Keys had 16-year-old artist Wé…

  5. 'The Voice' Season 11 Final Four Revealed

    December 06, 2016 9:40 PM EST After Monday night’s powerful performances, season 11’s final four artists were announced on The Voice on Tuesday (Dec. 6). Four semifinalists went home, while four moved on to the last week of the competition. First-time coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys as well as longtime coaches Adam…

  6. The Country Music Industry in 2014: Garth's Return, Taylor's Exit

    December 18, 2014 2:49 PM EST With country music at a peak in popularity, the comings and goings in the format seemed more crucial than ever. And there were plenty -- Garth Brooks came back, George Strait decided it was time to go, two guys from a different era came out, and a few stars chose to go out. On the road. In…

  7. Country Singer Billy Gilman Comes Out As Gay in Personal YouTube Video

    November 20, 2014 8:55 PM EST Country singer Billy Gilman came out as gay online Thursday, hours after fellow country act Ty Herndon revealed he was gay as well .  The former child country star -- best known for 2000's tender "One Voice" -- broke the news in a personal video posted to YouTube, addressing…

  8. Billy Gilman Enlists A-Listers for 'Choice' Charity Single

    April 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Keith Urban, Reba McEntire & Kenny Rogers Join Soles4Souls Project One of the more rich traditions in the history of country music is the trait of giving back. Billy Gilman knows this and appreciates it. Best known to audiences for songs like the powerful "One Voice" and the…

  9. May 24, 2009

    May 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Taylor Hicks wins Season Five of “American Idol.” 1991 – Gene Clark of the Byrds and Dillard and Clark dies of a heart attack at the age of 46 in Sherman Oaks, Calif. 1988 – Country singer-songwriter Billy Gilman is born in Westerly, R.I. 1984 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Let’s Hear It…

  10. Nov 23rd 2008

    November 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST – Jazz vocalist Anita O’Day, whose “Let Me Off Uptown” was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2004 - Sony Classical releases Robert Downey Jr's "The Futurist," which includes eight songs penned by the actor. 2001 - 51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose "Let Me Off Uptown" was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2006 - Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose "Let Me Off Uptown" was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2004 - Sony…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2006 - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2003 -…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, dies in New York. Mardin is 74 and had been suffering 2006 - Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose "Let Me Off Uptown" was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2006 - Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose "Let Me Off Uptown" was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2004 - Sony…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2006 - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2003 -…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, dies in New York. Mardin is 74 and had been suffering 2006 - Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>A businessman convicted of second-degree murder in the drowning of the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Donald Bohana, 61, listens as 2004 - Sony Classical releases Robert Downey Jr's "The Futurist,"…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country singer Chalee Tennison marries guitarist Mark Gillespie following a three-year courtship. The marriage is Tennison's fourth and Gillespie's first.<br clear="none"/><br clear="non 2003 - The paperback edition of late Nirvana…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Pearl Jam cancels their current tour, citing their ongoing war with Ticketmaster as the reason.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Tim McGraw stages a benefit concert in Gulfport, Miss., at the Grand Casino Events Center.…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>A businessman convicted of second-degree murder in the drowning of the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Donald Bohana, 61, listens as 2004 - Sony Classical releases Robert Downey Jr's "The Futurist,"…

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