1. Rewinding the Charts: 50 Years Ago, The Byrds Flew to No. 1

    June 26, 2015 8:05 AM EDT The band topped the Hot 100, gave Bob Dylan his only leader and essentially launched the 'jingle-jangle' folk-rock sound. When the Byrds released their debut single for Columbia Records, few could've guessed the scope of history that would follow. "Mr. Tambourine Man"…

  2. Chris Ethridge, Flying Burrito Brothers Bassist, Dead at 65

    April 23, 2012 9:10 PM EDT Ex-Burrito Brother Chris Hillman: "He was a joy to know" Chris Ethridge, the bass player who lent his musicianship and songwriting to country-rock pioneers the Flying Burrito Brothers , the International Submarine Band and others, has died at 65, Rolling Stone reports. Ethridge co…

  3. Stephen Stills Mines Archives For Two New Sets

    August 18, 2009 2:00 PM EDT As he continues to work on his own box set retrospective, Stephen Stills has mined his distant and recent pasts for a pair of fall archival releases. On Sept. 22 the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will release "Manassas -- Pieces," a 15-song collection of outtakes and…

  4. Vern Gosdin, Country Music's 'The Voice,' Dies At 74

    April 30, 2009 8:01 AM EDT Country singer/songwriter Vern Gosdin, known as "The Voice" for his distinctive tone and heart-wrenching way with a lyric, died Monday night in Nashville following a recent stroke. He was 74. Born in Woodland, Alabama, Gosdin's singing and writing style was influenced most by…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, …

  6. Stagecoach Festival / May 5-6, 2007 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6) in Indio, Calif. For the audience, the calculated formulas that rule country airwaves won hands down, thou It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, …

  8. Country Descending On Desert For Stagecoach Fest

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which, as previously reported, will be held May 5-6 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., the site of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fe The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which, as previously reported ,…

  9. Burrito Brothers Co-Founder Kleinow Dies

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pedal steel guitarist "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, who co-founded influential 1960s country rock group the Flying Burrito Brothers, has died from complications of Alzheimer's disease, associates said yester Pedal steel guitarist "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, who co-founded…

  10. Rhino Charts David Crosby's 'Voyage'

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT David Crosby's five-decade career will be the subject of the boxed set "Voyage," due Nov. 21 via Rhino. David Crosby's five-decade career will be the subject of the boxed set "Voyage," due Nov. 21 via Rhino. The same day, the label will also release a CD/DVD…

  11. Byrds Boxed Up On 'There Is A Season'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "There Is a Season," due Sept. 26 via Columbia/Legacy. Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "…

  12. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  13. Legacy Preps Expansive Byrds Box

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT One of the most influential American-spawned bands will be celebrated with the five-disc box set, "The Byrds: There is a Season." One of the most influential American-spawned bands will be celebrated with the five-disc box set, "The Byrds: There is a Season." Due Aug. 29…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Despite a slight mix up in introduction, Elton John is honored to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Even though he is announced as "Sir John Elton," the singer maintains "They 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "…

  15. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Mr. Tambourine Man" "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) &#149; Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Biograph/'64 (1985); The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: Live 1975—The Rolling Thunder Revue …

  16. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  17. Love Flows To The Bellamy Brothers

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It says a lot about an act when it can record an album commemorating a 30-year career and have the likes of Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Montgomery Gentry and George Jones eager to join in the fun. Then again, the Bellamy Brothers have always had…

  18. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say Yo 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a…

  19. Lynn Takes Two Americana Awards

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville. The veteran country performer was named artist of the year, while her acclaimed Jack White-produ Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in…

  20. Richards Leads Parsons Tributes

    July 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For Keith Richards, it was "another goodbye to another good friend" as the Rolling Stones guitarist headlined a pair of Los Angeles-area tribute concerts over the weekend to Gram Parsons, the late cou For Keith Richards, it was "another goodbye to another good friend" as…

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