1. SXSW 2014: A Look Back at the Fest's Top Films

    March 15, 2014 3:44 PM EDT Credit the last two editions of the South By Southwest Film Festival with raising the bar on music documentaries, screening the Oscar winners "Searching for Sugar Man" and "20 Feet From Stardom" early in their film festival travels. But it also offered homes for "…

  2. RIP Harold Ramis: Top Music Moments From the Comedy Legend

    February 25, 2014 8:45 PM EST As a writer, director, producer and actor, Harold Ramis' films had significant musical moments that live on decades after their initial release, oftentimes creating associations with certain songs that remind one of Ramis' work just as much as a given film's featured song&…

  3. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  4. 615 Spotlight: JT Hodges Ready to Launch Debut Album

    August 15, 2012 5:00 PM EDT JT Hodges is enjoying life right now -- as well he should. The performer is less than a week away from the release of his self-titled debut for Show Dog -- Universal. It's a release that has a lot of people excited for its' diverse collection of soulful ballads, uptempo cuts and…

  5. Joss Stone's 'Power to the People': Exclusive First Listen

    June 12, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Revealed: Tracklist for 'The Soul Sessions Volume 2,' Out July 31 Joss Stone will return with "The Soul Sessions Volume 2," marking a decade since the singer made her 2003 debut with the first volume. The sequel will land July 31 on S-Curve Records and Stone's own…

  6. Various Artists, "Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection"

    March 18, 2011 10:51 AM EDT Properly chronicling the history of a long-lived label is a tricky prospect and usually requires a substantial boxed set. But fiercely independent Chicago-based Alligator Records, the home of "Genuine Houserockin' Music," has limited itself to a two-disc, 38-track snack-sized…

  7. Doug Sahm Remembered At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 9:32 AM EDT With a tribute album coming Tuesday (March 24), the late Doug Sahm was the subject of two live homage's this week at South By Southwest. A Texas Tornados set highlighted a two-hour show on Thursday night at Antone's, which featured several of the artists who contributed tracks to…

  8. Rock Vets Remember 'The Day The Music Died'

    February 03, 2009 1:21 PM EST Fifty years after Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played their final gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the Day the Music Died became the Day the Music Went On and On. Last night's tribute concert at the original Surf raved on for six hours with a contingent of…

  9. 45OnTV

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 6-12, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 6 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Delbert McClinton. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Sugarland, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora (also scheduled: Russell Crowe, Sam Champion. "…

  10. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a light week for new albums, the shining star is Johnny Cash's "American V: A Hundred Highways" (American Recordings/Lost Highway). The set features "Like the 309," the last song Cashed penned b Rock act Rise Against's "The Sufferer and the Witness" …

  11. McMurtry, Cash, Crowell Top Americana Nominees

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, announced yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the yea James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards,…

  12. Billboard Bits: JAS Fest, 'Imaginational Anthem,' Sub Pop

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on JAS Fest, 'Imaginational Anthem,' Sub Pop Trey Anastasio, Elvis Costello and the Imposters and Diana Krall lead the lineup for the 2006 Jazz Aspen Snowmass festival, to be held June 22-25 in Aspen's Rio Grande Park. The event will kick off June 22 with shows by Jamie…

  13. John Rich Revives Lost Solo Album

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Underneath the Same Moon," a previously unreleased 1999 solo album from Big & Rich's John Rich, will finally hit stores March 14 via BNA/Legacy. "Underneath the Same Moon," a previously unreleased 1999 solo album from Big & Rich's John Rich, will finally…

  14. B&E: Luke Stricklin

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Luke Stricklin. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. While serving in Iraq, National Guardsman Luke Stricklin wrote and recorded a…

  15. Billboard Bits: LaToya London, Summer Storm, McClinton

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on LaToya London, Summer Storm, McClinton Third-season "American Idol" finalist LaToya London will release her debut album, "Love & Life," Sept. 20 via Concord. First single "Appreciate" features a guest spot from the Roots' Black Thought and will…

  16. Heard It on the X

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Los Super Seven's third album is named after the ZZ Top anthem, which paid homage to Mexican border radio's "country Jesus-hillbilly-blues" of the 1960s. Los Super Seven's third album is named after the ZZ Top anthem, which paid homage to Mexican border radio's …

  17. Billboard Bits: Ben Lee, Sasha, Cam'ron/Diplomats

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Ben Lee, Sasha, Cam'ron/Diplomats New West Records has signed singer/songwriter Ben Lee and will release his next album, "Awake Is the New Sleep," Feb. 22. It was produced by Brad Wood, who also helmed Lee's first two sets, 1994's "Grandpaw Would"…

  18. Roots Rockers Bolster Los Super Seven

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists on its third studio album, "Heart It on the X." The set is due March 22 as the first release in a new deal with Telar Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists…

  19. 37TunesOnTV

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Wolfgang Puck, Wayne Brady). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Jill…

  20. My Honky Tonk History

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis Tritt is one of country music's most soulful and versatile vocalists, equally adept at Southern rock swagger and understated ballads. Travis Tritt is one of country music's most soulful and versatile vocalists, equally adept at Southern rock swagger and understated ballads.…

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