1. Dierks Bentley on His Success: 'I Don't Know How the Hell I'm Here'

    August 20, 2014 5:17 PM EDT “What are all these people doing here?” Dierks Bentley wonders as he looks out at the rapidly filling lawn at the Verizon Amphitheatre in St. Louis. “Don’t they know this is an almost 40 year-old married guy with three kids?”  Bentley, 38, will take the stage in about three hours on this…

  2. Nickel Creek Reunites to Salute 'Inside Llewyn Davis'; New Album Coming

    November 14, 2013 2:15 PM EST The three members of Nickel Creek reunited onstage Wednesday as part of CBS Films' celebration of the Coen brothers' folk music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis" and there should be more to come. Mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins are…

  3. Elliott Smith Giving Back on What Would've Been His 44th Birthday

    July 01, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Elliott Smith never turned down an invitation to play a benefit show. About a year before his death in 2003, Smith was the main attraction at a fund-raiser at the Echo in Los Angeles to help pay for the medical bills of the club's booker, Jennifer Tefft. Smith's sister Ashley…

  4. Mumford & Sons Win Top Prize at Fun.-filled Grammy Awards

    February 10, 2013 11:34 PM EST Artists responsible for two of the biggest-sellers of 2012 were rewarded with Grammy Awards on Sunday night at Staples Center, a rare moment in which public taste and the ballots of Recording Academy voters were in sync. CLICK FOR WINNERS Fun. was named best new artist and their "We…

  5. Black Keys, Drake, Gotye Among Grammys Pre-Telecast Winners

    February 10, 2013 7:57 PM EST The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach had three Grammys in his possession before the 55th annual Grammy Awards telecast began Sunday night. Auerbach was named producer of the year, non-classical, and the Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" was named best rock song and "El Camino"…

  6. Punch Brothers' Chris Thile Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

    October 01, 2012 9:25 PM EDT Musician Chris Thile has fretted his way to a MacArthur "genius" grant. The mandolinist is best known for his work with the Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek . He told the Associated Press he thought the foundation's calls were a political robocall before his tour manager looked…

  7. Jason Aldean 'Flying High' After Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2011 12:00 PM EST The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards reflect a mix of cutting-edge sounds and old favorites in the country field. In the Best Country Solo Performance slot,| SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED "I'm flying pretty high right now," Aldean told the press backstage at the Grammy…

  8. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Lead Nominations

    November 30, 2011 11:10 PM EST Bruno Mars Up for Biggest Awards; Bon Iver & Skrillex Huge Surprises | SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED MAJOR NOMINEES LIST Album Of The Year: "21" -- Adele "Wasting Light" -- Foo Fighters "Born This Way" -- Lady Gaga "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" -- Bruno Mars …

  9. Yo-Yo Ma Trades Bach for Bluegrass in 'Goat Rodeo Sessions'

    October 27, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Their schedules are hard to mesh and match, but the four bluegrass and classical musicians who made "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" are hoping their collaboration will continue in the future. "We had a really great time doing it, but there's a lot more depth there that we could…

  10. Punch Brothers, "Antifogmatic"

    July 09, 2010 11:06 AM EDT Singer/mandolinist Chris Thile is best-known as a member of progressive blue-grass band Nickel Creek , which is on indefinite hiatus. But Thile's new band Punch Brothers is building a case for bigger fame with the release of its second album, "Antifogmatic." The new set…

  11. Joshua Bell, "At Home With Friends"

    September 25, 2009 2:28 PM EDT The Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell returns with "At Home With Friends," a star-studded album of marquee-level duets with guest artists like Sting , Josh Groban and Chris Botti . If the term "classical crossover" sends you running for cover, fear not: This is…

  12. Sting, Spektor, Groban Join Joshua Bell 'At Home'

    September 02, 2009 9:04 AM EDT Sting, Regina Spektor, Josh Groban and jazz trumpeter Chris Botti are among the guests who join violin virtuoso Joshua Bell on his new album, "At Home With Friends." The sixteen song set, which also features appearances by Dave Grusin and Anoushka Shankar, was born out of the…

  13. Hold Steady, Spektor Tapped For Tribeca Film Fest

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Hold Steady, Regina Spektor, Nick Lowe and Ingrid Michaelson are among the artists set to perform during the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, Billboard.com can reveal. The Hold Steady, Regina Spektor, Nick Lowe and Ingrid Michaelson are among the artists set to perform during the 2008 Tribeca…

  14. Punch Brothers See The Light On 'Blind'

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mandolinist Chris Thile has been rather busy since the disbanding of his former project Nickel Creek last year. First among several new projects is an album with his new band, Punch Brothers, due Feb. Mandolinist Chris Thile has been rather busy since the disbanding of his former project…

  15. Nickel Creek's Thile Inks With Nonesuch

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nickel Creek may be on an indefinite hiatus, but that won't keep mandolin player Chris Thile from the stage. Nickel Creek may be on an indefinite hiatus, but that won't keep mandolin player Chris Thile from the stage. Nonesuch has signed the bluegrass songwriter and his band the…

  16. Spoon, New Pornographers Rock The 'River'

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Acts like Spoon, Booker T. & the MGs, Drive-By Truckers, the New Pornographers and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have signed on for the summer-long River to River concert series in New York. Acts like Spoon, Booker T. & the MGs, Drive-By Truckers, the New Pornographers and Sharon…

  17. Nickel Creek Going On Hiatus, Just Not Yet

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nickel Creek will begin an indefinite hiatus in late 2007, Billboard.com has learned. The bluegrass-leaning trio will remain active on the road up until that point, but will amicably part ways afterwa Nickel Creek will begin an indefinite hiatus in late 2007, Billboard.com has learned. The…

  18. Flecktones Revisiting Acoustic Planet Tour

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck & the Flecktones will team with artists like Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, the Del McCoury Band, Umphrey's McGee and Chris Thile of Nickel Creek for their upcoming Acous Bela Fleck & the Flecktones will team with artists like Yonder Mountain String Band…

  19. Nickel Creek / Nov. 19, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have played together since they were preteens in San Diego, long ago apparently decided not to decide. In terms of art Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have…

  20. Hot Product

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nickel Creek 'Fire' Flies Eclectic bluegrass-influenced outfit Nickel Creek bottles the energy of its acclaimed live shows on "Why Should the Fire Die?," due this week via Sugar Hill. The 14-track set was produced by Tony Berg and Eric Valentine, the recent co-founders of…

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