1. Zac Brown Band Eyes More 'Grohl Sessions'

    December 30, 2013 12:33 PM EST Titling its new EP "The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1" represents "the hope" of more to come, according to the Zac Brown Band's Clay Cook. "Vol. 1 is literally everything we recorded, but we liked the idea of adding to this at some point," Cook tells Billboard…

  2. Milk Carton Kids Aren't Buying That 'Folk Music Revival' Thing

    December 13, 2013 2:45 PM EST T Bone Burnett, a Punch Brother, half the Milk Carton Kids, Joan Baez and others celebrated the folk music that informs the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" with a screening of the Showtime concert film "Another Day, Another Time" and a Q&A. The film, which…

  3. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  4. 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…

  5. Experience Hendrix Tour Returns in 2014 With Zakk Wylde, Buddy Guy, More

    November 18, 2013 7:56 PM EST The Experience Hendrix Tour, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix that's been an on-again, off-again presence in the music world since its inception in 1995, will return in 2014, Radio.com reports . The tribute tour will feature a score of players in the rock world, including Buddy Guy, Bootsy…

  6. Bubbling Under: Gemini Syndrome's 'Stardust' Settles In At Rock Radio

    November 08, 2013 10:18 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Gemini Syndrome, Markell Clay, White Denim and OBB     GEMINI SYNDROME Gemini Syndrome scales its first Billboard songs…

  7. 615 Spotlight: Hannah Bethel Enjoys Her 'Freedom' on New EP

    November 06, 2013 6:45 PM EST With the holidays just around the corner, Hannah Bethel remembers her very first public performance. It was Amy Grant's classic "Tennessee Christmas."  "That was my very first solo when I was in fourth grade," she recalled to Billboard. "I had cowboy boots on,…

  8. Clay Walker Talks Battle With MS, Film Debut and New Music

    October 22, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Veteran country performer Clay Walker is making an appearance at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The occasion is the Fourth Annual Chords Of Hope benefit concert -- one that is for a cause that hits the singer close to home. "The show will support a…

  9. Goldfrapp Plays New Album, Fan Favorites In New York: Live Review

    September 11, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Allison Goldfrapp must have known that the songs from her cinematic new album "Tales Of Us" would be difficult to reconcile when performed alongside her band's diverse, often rhythmic catalog. So when she performed nine of the album's 10 songs in sequence on Tuesday…

  10. The Lacs' Score Career-Best Rank On Top Country Albums

    August 29, 2013 4:40 PM EDT With a career-best rank and biggest sales week on Top Country Albums (14,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan), country rap/southern rock duo the Lacs (Clay Sharpe and Brian King) draw Hot Shot Debut applause at No. 3 with their third album, "Keep it Redneck." Their previous…

  11. Jars of Clay, 'Inland': Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 20, 2013 1:17 PM EDT Jars of Clay are celebrating their independence with the release of 11th studio album "Inland" next week. The set, produced by Tucker Martine and debuting exclusively below , marks the alt-rock band's first via their own Gray Matters label. The Illinois-based combo, who…

  12. Former ‘Idol’ Clay Aiken Shines in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

    August 08, 2013 2:26 AM EDT Behold: Clay Aiken in Technicolor. The 34-year-old American Idol alum is letting it all hang out in a rainbow of glory in this new photo released by the Ogunquit Playhouse , a theater in Maine where Aiken is currently starring in the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Joseph…

  13. 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…

  14. Venerated NY Tennis Stadium to Stage a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:49 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a stirring music venue, tucked into a leafy…

  15. Hunter Hayes Talks New 'Encore' LP, Upcoming Tour

    June 27, 2013 1:30 PM EDT "We are all there to sing together -- music that is about our lives, not about anyone in particular." Hunter Hayes is, without a doubt, on top of the world these days. On Tuesday, he was celebrated at Nashville’s BMI offices for the chart-topping success of “Somebody’s Heartbreak…

  16. Craig Morgan Hypes New Single: 'It Will Be the Biggest Song of My Career'

    June 21, 2013 11:30 AM EDT “With this particular single, I’m confident that it will be the biggest song of my career.” There is something about the creative process, particularly when you feel you have something special. Craig Morgan can barely contain himself when he granted Billboard an exclusive interview…

  17. 615 Spotlight: Mike Aiken Talks 'Captains & Cowboys'

    June 13, 2013 9:55 AM EDT The subject matter of Mike Aiken's current album, "Captains & Cowboys," is very close to his heart and soul. It's also something that he knows very well.  "My wife Amy and I have lived on a sailboat for the past twenty years," he told Billboard. "We&…

  18. Goldfrapp Announces 'Tales of Us' Album

    June 11, 2013 12:53 PM EDT U.K. electronic duo Goldfrapp has announced that their sixth studio album, "Tales of Us," will be released on Sept. 10 through Mute Records. The album was recorded by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory at their studio in the "English countryside," according to the press…

  19. Hunter Hayes Announces CMT Tour, Talks 'Encore' Album Out June 18

    June 04, 2013 10:20 AM EDT "They say you have your entire life to write your first record. I feel like I've had my entire life to dream about this headline tour," says Hunter Hayes, who will top the 12th annual CMT On Tour this fall. Hayes' Let's Go Crazy Tour debuts October 10 in Knoxville,…

  20. Jennifer Hudson in Talks to Judge 'American Idol'

    May 27, 2013 5:22 PM EDT The American Idol season 13 judges panel is starting to come together. A source close to the dealings tells The Hollywood Reporter that former finalist Jennifer Hudson is in negotiations to fill one of the three seats. Vulture had previously reported that she was in the running as part of…

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