1. The Story Behind New Country Music Hall Of Famer Fred Foster

    October 06, 2016 1:42 PM EDT The producer and record exec was key in the careers of Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson. After the Country Music Hall of Fame announced its 2016 class, the two artists among the 2016 inductees — Randy Travis and Charlie Daniels — received the most press. The other, Fred Foster…

  2. Ian McLagan Remembered at Austin Music Awards

    March 19, 2015 4:40 AM EDT There were lots of winners at the 33rd annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday night. But it was a loss that resonated most deeply during the ceremony. Ian McLagan , the former Small Faces and Faces keyboardist and an adopted Texan who died on Dec. 3 at the age of 69, was celebrated with an…

  3. SXSW Shorts: Haim, Bear Mountain, Billy Joe Shaver Light Up Tuesday

    March 13, 2013 2:30 PM EDT So many bands. So little time. Billboard is roaming Austin this week, checking out as many acts at SXSW as possible -- and each day we'll highlight a handful of our favorites. On Tuesday night we caught Haim, Action Bronson, Bear Mountain (pictured), Shugo Tokumaru among others. …

  4. March 31, 2009

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Police issue arrest warrants for country singer Billy Joe Shaver after he shoots and wounds a man outside a Lorena, Texas bar. Shaver later turns himself in. 1995 – Tejano singer Selena dies after being shot by her former personal assistant and former fan club president, Yolanda…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is…

  6. Billy Joe Shaver Indicted In Texas Shooting

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A McLennan County grand jury in Texas has indicted country singer Billy Joe Shaver on felony charges for his alleged role in an April 2007 shooting at a Lorena bar. A McLennan County grand jury in Texas has indicted country singer Billy Joe Shaver on felony charges for his alleged role in an…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is…

  8. 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…

  9. Young, Mellencamp Star At Farm Aid's New York Debut

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After 22 years, the annual Farm Aid benefit concert finally made its way to New York yesterday (Sept. 9). And if the gritty metropolis seemed like an unlikely place to celebrate family farmers and the After 22 years, the annual Farm Aid benefit concert finally made its way to New York…

  10. Arrest Warrant Issued For Billy Joe Shaver

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Police have issued arrest warrants for country singer Billy Joe Shaver after he shot and wounded a man outside a Texas bar, the entertainer's attorney said. Police have issued arrest warrants for country singer Billy Joe Shaver after he shot and wounded a man outside a Texas bar, the…

  11. Costello, Crow, Nelson Set For June Carter Tribute

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris and Brad Paisley are among the stars appearing on the June Carter Cash tribute album "Anchored in Love," du Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris and Brad…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Country Music Hall of Fame member Kitty Wells, 81, and her husband, Johnny Wright, 86, perform their farewell show in Nashville. Appearing at the Nashville Night Life Club, they entertai 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung…

  13. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

  14. No Depression Surveys Decade Of Alt-Country

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Call it Americana, alt-country, roots music, what-have-you: The musical genre without a bin card has been defined for a decade by No Depression magazine. Call it Americana, alt-country, roots music, what-have-you: The musical genre without a bin card has been defined for a decade by No…

  15. Guests Sweeten Shaver's 'Real Deal'

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver tapped friends and compatriots to help out on "The Real Deal," his first new studio set since 2002. Veteran singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver tapped friends and compatriots to help out on "The Real Deal," his first new studio set…

  16. Chambers Planning August U.S. Tour

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Critically adored Australian artist Kasey Chambers will visit the United States next month for her first dates here since the release of her third album, "Wayward Angel." Critically adored Australian artist Kasey Chambers will visit the United States next month for her first dates…

  17. Hot Product

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from New York-based psychedelic rock outfit Mercury Rev, "The Secret Migration" (V2). An expanded reissue of influential U.K. rock quartet Gang Of Four's 1977 debut album, "Entertainment!…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quic 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung…

  19. Unearthed

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST In one of the most inspired pairings of producer and artist in recorded music history, Rick Rubin and Johnny Cash found each other at the right time for both. In this posthumous collection primarily o In one of the most inspired pairings of producer and artist in recorded music history, Rick…

  20. Acts Salute Jennings At Red River Fest

    August 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will feature like-minded musicians honoring legendary outlaw Waylon Jennings as best they know how: by playing music The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will…

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