1. Friday Flashback: 10 Years Without Waylon

    February 17, 2012 10:35 PM EST This week marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of Waylon Jennings (Feb. 13 2002). An undeniable force in the history of country music, Jennings earned a legend for making his music his way. While some called him an "Outlaw," most in the industry that knew the man claimed he…

  2. Kix Brooks' New Single a 'Freedom of Sorts'

    February 17, 2012 5:40 PM EST Last year, Ronnie Dunn released his first solo project since Brooks & Dunn walked away on top in the summer of 2010. While Dunn was climbing the charts with "Bleed Red" and "Cost Of Livin," many fans wondered about the solo plans of Kix Brooks - who spent the year…

  3. 615 Spotlight: Remember Traci Ann Stanley

    February 15, 2012 5:40 PM EST When you hear Traci Ann Stanley sing, it's something you remember. Her voice is as pure as the West Virginia Mountains where she grew up. Stanley's new single, "Remember The Whiskey," has been gaining much attention at various radio stations around the Eastern U.S., and…

  4. Museum Offers 'Spirit' of Johnny Cash, Says Son

    February 15, 2012 3:15 PM EST There were few musical artists - in any genre - to have the worldwide impact that Johnny Cash had on music and popular culture. Almost a decade after his passing, his music still captivates audiences from all over. Later this year, that audience can feel the vision, spirit and music of the …

  5. Public Enemy Headlining Movement Electronic Music Festival

    February 15, 2012 2:45 PM EST Rap legends Public Enemy will preview their upcoming album "Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp" at this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival held over Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The troupe will join Chicago house music DJ/producer Lil' Louis,…

  6. Country Music's Very Good Grammy Night

    February 13, 2012 4:20 PM EST Emotion reigned supreme at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, from the dramatic return and triumph of Adele to Jennifer Hudson's stunning tribute to Whitney Houston. Nashville was well represented as well, with some of the biggest stars in country music making appearances. All About the…

  7. Friday Flashback: Carrie Takes the Wheel

    February 10, 2012 10:50 PM EST Since she first hit the top of the charts back in 2005, Carrie Underwood has released some of the most compelling songs in the country music genre. Five years ago tomorrow, the singer received a Grammy Award for the song that also became her very first number one hit, "Jesus, Take The…

  8. Jason Aldean Has 'Fingers & Toes Crossed' for Grammy Wins

    February 10, 2012 5:00 PM EST J ason Aldean has a lot to be excited about these days. He will be heading out to Los Angeles for Sunday's Grammy Awards, where he is a three-time nominee, and will also perform "Don't You Wanna Stay" with Kelly Clarkson. He recently kicked off the 2012 portion of his …

  9. Brantley Gilbert Soaks Up ACM Nomination: 'Feels Great'

    February 10, 2012 4:05 PM EST Yesterday was a big day for Brantley Gilbert. The singer received the news that he -- along with Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery -- was a nominee for the ACM Top New Artist award. "It feels great," he told Billboard. "I couldn't be more excited." Gilbert said that he…

  10. Andre 3000, Gorillaz, LCD's James Murphy Team Up for Converse Track

    February 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST James Murphy Calls Creating Song 'A Bunch of Kids Playing with Toys' As part of Converse Inc.'s continuing "Three Artists. One Song" campaign, Gorillaz , former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and Outkast rapper Andre 3000 have teamed up for an original track. …

  11. 615 Spotlight: 'Idol' Star Casey James an 'Impostor' No More

    February 08, 2012 5:55 PM EST Casey James has March 20 circled on the calendar -- that's the release date of his self-titled debut album. The Texas native and "American Idol" alum feels that having a record out will make him feel a little more legitimate in the music business. "I am so excited to have…

  12. David Nail on 'Rain's Ride, Touring With Gavin DeGraw

    February 07, 2012 4:00 PM EST While he was backstage at a recent show, David Nail saw a copy of Billboard Magazine. He began to wonder as he picked it up if this could be the issue that his "Let It Rain" would be listed as the No. 1 song on the country charts. "I could feel the suspense coming up,"…

  13. Craig Morgan: High Hopes for 'This Ole Boy'

    February 07, 2012 1:00 PM EST Country Star Goes Indie, Talks Starring in Music Video With Angie Harmon: 'It Was Tough, But I Did My Job' The career of Craig Morgan has seen more twists and turns than the Highway 49 near Vanleer, TN that he calls home. Even so, the Black River recording artist told Billboard in…

  14. Tom T. Hall Stands Up for 'Country Music Highway' in Native Kentucky

    February 02, 2012 10:30 PM EST Travel down U.S. Highway 23 in Eastern Kentucky, and you will see some of the most beautiful country on God's green earth. But there's more to the area than just the visual scenery. The area, saluted in song by Dwight Yoakam's "Readin, Rightin, Rt. 23" a few years…

  15. Man Proposes, With Brad Paisley's Help: Watch

    February 02, 2012 12:55 PM EST Brad Paisley has recorded some very powerful love songs during his career. From "Then" to "Waitin' On a Woman" to "She's Everything," Paisley's romantic hits have touched many a couple. One such couple is Jason Davis and Vanessa Pritt from…

  16. Carrie Underwood Sets Release Date for New Album

    February 02, 2012 9:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood fans, your wait is almost over. The country chart-topper has announced that she will release her much anticipated fourth studio album on Tuesday, May 1. The as yet untitled 19 Recordings / Arista Nashville release will be produced by Mark Bright, who also worked on Underwood&…

  17. 615 Spotlight: Dustin Lynch Sings for the 'Angels'

    February 01, 2012 8:29 PM EST miles separate Tullahoma, Tenn., from Music City. With that close proximity to Nashville, it's no wonder that Broken Bow recording artist Dustin Lynch became so enamored with the sounds he was hearing on the radio growing up. "Nashville was obviously the big city for me growing…

  18. Chris Young Amazed By 'You': Talks Chart, Tour Highs

    January 31, 2012 6:00 PM EST Scores Fifth No. 1 on Country Songs... Tells Billboard It 'Feels Amazing' C hris Young has fans. There's no doubting that, as the RCA recording artist has steadily built one of the most successful careers by appealing to fans from all over. Some of his fans are artists…

  19. Newt Gingrich Sued for Having 'Eye of the Tiger' at Rallys

    January 31, 2012 1:05 AM EST In the past few years, there's been growing animosity over the way that Republican candidates for public office use music in campaigns. Today comes word of a new lawsuit filed against Newt Gingrich's campaign for using "Eye of the Tiger," the Grammy-winning song from "…

  20. Friday Flashback: A Double Shot of Buck Owens

    January 27, 2012 7:00 PM EST This weekend in 1964, Buck Owens had a very historic recording session, and the success he enjoyed with the material will not likely be duplicated by any other artist. At the session, he recorded "My Heart Skips A Beat" and "Together Again." Later that year, Buck was…

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