1. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  2. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  3. Simple Minds Ready for Rare U.S. Trek, Jim Kerr Says Band's in 'Tremendous Form'

    October 16, 2013 4:09 AM EDT “Eleven years? That’s an embarrassing gap.” So says Jim Kerr, lead singer and mainstay of Scotland’s Simple Minds of the group’s lengthy absence from North American shores. Following the March release of hits compilation "Celebrate," the band, which for the past couple of decades…

  4. Marshall Tucker Band Looks Back to 1995 for 'Live! From Spartanburg' Album

    October 07, 2013 7:00 AM EDT The latest release from the Marshall Tucker Band is definitely a slice of history. "Live! From Spartanburg, South Carolina" is a recording that documents the group's 1995 induction into the South Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Early reviews have been positive, and lead singer…

  5. 615 Spotlight: Brandon Rhyder 'Always Searching, Always Working' in Texas

    September 25, 2013 9:00 PM EDT Over the past several years. Brandon Rhyder has established himself as one of the top artists of the Texas / Red Dirt Music scene. His newest album, "That's Just Me" – released last month, will keep him very popular inside the Lone Star state, but he admits there were some…

  6. Kendrick Lamar In the Running for Six Soul Train Awards

    September 18, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris…

  7. George Strait, Miranda Lambert Added to George Jones Tribute Concert

    September 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT More star wattage has been added to the upcoming sold-out tribute concert for the late, great George Jones.  The country singer's widow, Nancy Jones, announced on Monday morning that George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, and Alabama will all perform…

  8. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  9. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first TV airing on BET later this month. The show…

  10. Rising Brother-Sister Trio Taylor Made Keep Music in the Family

    June 26, 2013 10:00 AM EDT “A huge part of the reason I do what I do is for my family” Family harmony is something that has long had a place in the pages of country music history -- going back to its beginnings. One act that is doing their part to carry that tradition forward is brother-sister trio Taylor Made.…

  11. George Jones Tribute Concert to Feature Garth Brooks, Kid Rock and More

    May 07, 2013 4:15 PM EDT November 22 was slated to be one of the biggest farewell concerts of all time, with well over 40 acts scheduled to appear at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for what was to be the final concert of George Jones's career. Following the singer's death on April 26, the sold-out…

  12. George Jones Funeral: Alan Jackson, Wynonna, Kid Rock, Laura Bush and More Say Goodbye at Opry Memorial

    May 02, 2013 2:08 PM EDT George Jones performed hundreds of times at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House – whether on the WSM Radio show, or appearing on such shows from the auditorium like the CMA Awards, so it's only appropriate that this morning's funeral has turned out to be a farewell fit for a…

  13. George Jones Mourned on Twitter by Country Stars & More

    April 26, 2013 12:40 PM EDT When the sad news about the death of country icon George Jones broke today (April 26), stars from Nashville and beyond took to twitter to mourn the loss and share memories of the music legend. Here's a smapling of what Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Martina…

  14. George Jones, Country Music Icon, Dead at 81

    April 26, 2013 10:27 AM EDT George Jones – the singer who defined an era of country music and along the way, influenced almost every artist that followed into the format – died this morning at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 81. Jones entered the hospital on April 18 with fever and…

  15. Charlie Daniels Has Successful Pacemaker Surgery

    March 28, 2013 8:47 PM EDT The 76-year-old singer says he's feeling better after a pneumonia diagnosis. A representative for Charlie Daniels says the 76-year-old country singer is recovering after having a pacemaker implanted Thursday. Daniels was diagnosed Monday with "a mild case of pneumonia." Tests…

  16. Zac Brown Band Chips Away at Bucket List at Madison Square Garden

    November 18, 2012 6:05 PM EST Group Uncages Two-Hour Set of Originals & Surprising Covers at Sold-Out NYC Show "It's a big night for us. Playing Madison Square Garden has definitely been on our list of things to do," Zac Brown said during the band's Eat & Greet Saturday night in New York.…

  17. Charlie Daniels Talks 'Christmas Time Again': Video

    November 10, 2012 10:55 AM EST Charlie Daniels has a new holiday album out, "Hallelujah, It's Christmas Time Again," and Billboard caught up with the "Devil Went Down to Georgia" star to talk about the release, plus his upcoming Christmas for Kids concert in Nashville. The 615 Chuck Dauphin Charlie…

  18. Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Fests: Avett Brothers, Grace Potter + More

    August 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 21-22, and returning to Charleston, S.C.'s…

  19. No Longer a 'Bored' Kid, Hunter Hayes Adjusts to the Hype

    March 12, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Over the past several months, there has been a considerable amount of hype concerning Louisiana native Hunter Hayes. He not only co-produced his debut Atlantic album with Dann Huff, but he plays every instrument on the set. After seeing Hayes at the CRS New Faces Show last month, we'd…

  20. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy's Facebook and Twitter pages. Awards co…

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