1. Chart Highlights: Pop, Rap Songs & More

    January 24, 2011 4:45 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  2. Tommy Crain, Former CDB Guitarist, Dies at 59

    January 14, 2011 5:37 PM EST John Thomas "Tommy" Crain, a guitarist in the classic Charlie Daniels Band lineup of the 1970s-'80s who enjoyed a 15 year run with the band, died Jan. 13 in Franklin, Tenn. He was 59. Crain, a Nashville native, played on more than 20 CDB albums and co-wrote more than 60 songs…

  3. Staind's Aaron Lewis Talks Tea Party, Goes Country on New EP

    October 07, 2010 5:30 PM EDT With Staind in between album cycles, frontman Aaron Lewis begins a 19-date solo acoustic tour tonight (Oct. 7) at Boston's House of Blues, in support of a five-song EP due out in the spring. Lewis tells Billboard.com the country-based effort, which marks his debut into solo waters, is a…

  4. Staind's Aaron Lewis Starts New Charity, Discusses Solo Debut

    July 06, 2010 10:58 AM EDT Staind frontman Aaron Lewis recently finished recording a country-tinged solo album, and in the coming months he'll meet with his bandmates to write the group's next album. But for now he has one main focus: to reopen his daughter's elementary school in Worthington, Mass.,…

  5. Lynyrd Skynyrd Gets Country Tribute From Eric Church, Jamey Johnson

    June 16, 2010 10:08 AM EDT Sixteen years after a group of country music's "Skynyrd Frynds" paid tribute to Southern rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd , another batch of artists is doing the same. Randy Houser , Jamey Johnson , Eric Church and Uncle Kracker are among those who have recorded tracks for "…

  6. Alan Jackson Collection Coming From Cracker Barrel

    October 23, 2009 9:53 AM EDT Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will offer the Alan Jackson Collection, a 40-plus piece assortment of lifestyle items created in conjunction with Jackson, beginning Nov. 2. The collection features menswear and womenswear, food items, collectibles, an Alan Jackson Signature Rocker and other…

  7. Lynyrd Skynyrd Video Feature: Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition

    October 09, 2009 10:05 PM EDT It's a warm, sunny Monday afternoon in August and Lynyrd Skynyrd is at DR&A Television and Film Production Studios in downtown Nashville filming a video for the single "Simple Life." Standing on the bare set, guitars blazing and hair blowing, Johnny Van Zant, Rickey…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2006 - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation in a New York nightclub. It is reported that…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album "The Rising" only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss' label, C 2002 - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which comes with a $20,000 prize, 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controversial founder of the pathfinding Southern rock label Capricorn Records and manager of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, dies of lung cancer at his 2006 - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controversial founder of the pathfinding Southern…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2006 - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation in a New York nightclub. It is reported that…

  13. Charlie Daniels To Join Grand Ole Opry

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Legendary country star and fiddler Charlie Daniels has been invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. Legendary country star and fiddler Charlie Daniels has been invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. Daniels was surprised with the invitation by Martina…

  14. Charlie Daniels, "Deuces"

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Charlie Daniels and his famed namesake band are joined here by a diverse array of duet partners, including Brooks & Dunn, Gretchen Wilson, Vince Gill, Bonnie Bramlett, the Del McCoury Band, Dolly Charlie Daniels and his famed namesake band are joined here by a diverse array of duet…

  15. The Billboard Q&A: Charlie Daniels

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At 71 years old, Charlie Daniels still sets a creative pace few can match. Whether touring, authoring a book or churning out another great album, he approaches each project with a sense of creative vi At 71 years old, Charlie Daniels still sets a creative pace few can match. Whether touring,…

  16. Tunes On TV

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 17- 23. MONDAY, Sept. 17 Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Diana Krall, Ashanti, Morgan Freeman. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Emmylou Harris, Howie Mandel, Amanda Bynes. Late Night with Conan…

  17. Music On TV: July 23 - July 29

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 23 - July 29, 2007. MONDAY, July 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Kellie Pickler, Sara Moulton, Tory Johnson. "Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lifehouse, Mario Lopez, Scott Baio. "CMA Music Festival:…

  18. Country Stars Supplement Charlie Daniels Album

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton are among the artists joining Charlie Daniels for a duets album he plans to release this fall on his Blue Hat Records labe Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton are among the…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album "The Rising" only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss' label, C 2002 - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which comes with a $20,000 prize, 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National…

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