1. Country Music Hall of Fame: Class of 2012 Cheat Sheet

    January 26, 2012 8:15 AM EST In February, the Country Music Hall of Fame typically announces the name of three new inductees into the ranks of the genre's most exclusive class. With that in mind, we'd like to offer our thoughts on who might be the honorees in the individual categories this year. In the Modern…

  2. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as "Lover, Lover" lifts 3-1. With the…

  3. Actor, Country Star Jerry Reed Dies At 71

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like "Smokey and the Bandit," has died of complications from emphysema at 71. Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like "Smokey and the Bandit," has died…

  4. Keith Busy With Film, Soundtrack, New CD

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Keith plays Bo Price, whom he describes as a "broke-down songwriter/singer for about 17 years, pretty much borderline alcoholic." A fall release is being planned for the drama tentatively titled "Angel From Montgomery," which, as previously reported , features the film…

  5. Billboard Bits: Toby Keith, Coldcut, Carlos Ponce

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Toby Keith, Coldcut, Carlos Ponce Shooting has begun in Atlanta on Toby Keith's first feature film, "Angel From Montgomery," which is being produced by Paramount and MTV Networks' new CMT Films division. Noted country music video director Steven Goldmann is…

  6. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Dukes of Hazzard" soundtrack Paging Roscoe P. Coltrane... Led by Jessica Simpson's soon-to-be ubiquitous rendition of Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots are Made for Walkin'," Columbia this week releases the soundtrack to the upcoming film "The Dukes of…

  7. Simpson, Southern Rock Lead 'Hazzard' Soundtrack

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Led by Jessica Simpson's rendition of Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots are Made for Walkin'," Columbia will on July 19 release the soundtrack to the upcoming film "The Dukes of Hazzard." Led by Jessica Simpson's rendition of Nancy Sinatra's "These…