1. Paul McCartney Ready For White House Gig

    June 02, 2010 5:51 PM EDT After all those hits along the long and winding road to fame, you'd think nothing would fluster Paul McCartney . Think again. Sir Paul confessed he was "slightly nervous" in the leadup to Wednesday's big concert at the White House, where President Barack Obama was…

  2. Jonas Brothers, Other Stars To Honor Paul McCartney

    May 24, 2010 7:18 PM EDT The Jonas Brothers , Faith Hill, Stevie Wonder and Jerry Seinfeld are among an all-star lineup that will honor Paul McCartney next month at the White House. McCartney will receive the third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress. It will be presented at a concert June 2…

  3. Sarah McLachlan Wraps 'Illusion,' Preps For Lilith Fair Return

    May 17, 2010 12:08 PM EDT After wrapping "Laws of Illusion," her first album in seven years, last week for a June 15 release, Sarah McLachlan is turning her attention to preparations for Lilith Fair's return o the road after an 11-year break. "We talked about it every once in awhile, but the mood…

  4. Dave Rawlings Tops Americana Awards Nominations

    May 12, 2010 2:13 PM EDT D ave Rawlings is the top nominee for this year's Americana Music Association Awards. Rawlings, long happy to stand in the shadows as a producer and longtime collaborator with Gillian Welch , received four nominations, including album of the year for his debut, "A Friend of a Friend…

  5. Sarah McLachlan Announces First Album In Seven Years

    March 19, 2010 12:25 PM EDT Lilth Fair founder and singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan has announced that she will release her first album in seven years, "The Laws Of Illusion," on June 15 via Arista Records. A download of McLachlan's new song "One Dream" and premium access tickets to Lilith Fair…

  6. Norah Jones, Heart, Loretta Lynn Added To Lilith Fair Lineup

    January 21, 2010 4:29 PM EST Norah Jones , Heart , Loretta Lynn , Gossip and Cat Power are among the top female artists who have just been added to the lineup for Lilith Fair 2010, organizers announced today (Jan. 21). The revived touring music festival also added 15 more cities -- including Detroit, Nashville, Phoenix,…

  7. Canadian Folk Singer Kate McGarrigle Dies At 63

    January 19, 2010 11:56 AM EST Canadian folk singer and songwriter Kate McGarrigle , best known for performing with her sister Anna, has died of cancer. She was 63. McGarrigle's brother-in-law, Dane Lanken, said the singer died at her Montreal home Monday night surrounded by her sisters, Jane and Anna, and her…

  8. Patty Griffin Returns With Gospel Inspired 'Downtown Church'

    January 07, 2010 5:33 PM EST Country traditionalist Patty Griffin will return on Jan. 26 with "Downtown Church," her seventh studio record and her fifth for ATO. As the title suggests, the fourteen tracks were recorded at the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, with the likes of Emmylou Harris , Shawn…

  9. Sarah McLachlan, Mary J. Blige To Headline 2010 Lilith Tour

    December 10, 2009 1:21 PM EST S arah McLachlan will headline the main stage at Lilith 2010, the reborn touring music festival which highlights women in music that she co-founded in the 1997. Among the artists joining Mclachlan on the road will be Mary J. Blige , Sheryl Crow , Erykah Badu , Colbie Caillat , Ke$ha , Tegan…

  10. Elvis Costello Launching 'The Costello Show Series'

    September 11, 2009 1:30 PM EDT There's just no slowing down Elvis Costello . After launching his "Spectacle" TV series last December and releasing his latest studio effort, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," this past June, the punk icon is set to debut "The Costello Show Series," a…

  11. Elvis Costello Reveals 'Secret' New Album

    May 15, 2009 7:56 AM EDT Being able to revisit pieces from his unfinished opera about the life of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen was a welcome "surprise" for Elvis Costello on his new album, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane." The set, due out June 2 on Hear Music and produced by T-Bone…

  12. Jack White, Emmylou Harris Join Nashville Mayor's Council

    May 13, 2009 8:42 AM EDT Country music stars Emmylou Harris and Kix Brooks, along with guitarist Jack White, will soon be giving advice to Nashville's mayor. The three have joined the 46-member Music Business Council, which the mayor says will help protect Nashville's brand name as "Music City." …

  13. Bon Jovi Helps Boost Jazz Fest Attendance

    May 11, 2009 6:43 AM EDT The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival drew more than 400,000 this year, up from the approximately 375,000 reported last year, according to festival producers. The event’s final Saturday (May 2) drew a crowd of 90,000. Jazzfest was held April 24-26 and April 30-May 3. "Bon Jovi'…

  14. Springsteen Honors Pete Seeger At Madison Square Garden

    May 04, 2009 8:53 AM EDT A star-studded medley of musical guests played tribute to Pete Seeger at a benefit concert for the legendary folk singer's 90th birthday. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, Ani DiFranco and John Mellencamp were among the 40 musicians performing in Madison Square Garden for…

  15. Peter Wolf Preps Solo Record, J. Geils Reunion

    April 14, 2009 3:08 PM EDT It's been seven years since Peter Wolf last released a solo album, but the J. Geils Band frontman is planning to end that drought later this year. Wolf tells Billboard.com that his as-yet-untitled album, his first since "Sleepless" in 2002, will be out "sometime during the…

  16. Ani DiFranco Readies New Songs For Tour, Album

    April 09, 2009 11:50 AM EDT It's a new day in Ani DiFranco's world as the singer-songwriter looks ahead to following up her 2008 effort "Red Letter Year." "I have a bunch of new songs that I've been playing and kind of workshopping on stage because at the end of this tour I'm going…

  17. Charlie Louvin Returns At 81 With Two New Albums

    April 03, 2009 4:36 PM EDT "I was going to call these albums 'Heaven' and 'Hell,' " Charlie Louvin says in his smooth Southern drawl. He's talking about his two most recent projects, which he recorded last year at the age of 81: the gospel collection "Steps to Heaven" and…

  18. Salvation and Sin

    April 03, 2009 4:00 PM EDT At 81, Charlie Louvin Returns With A Pair Of Albums "I was going to call these albums 'Heaven' and 'Hell,' " Charlie Louvin says in his smooth Southern drawl. He's talking about his two most recent projects, which he recorded last year at the age of 81: the…

  19. Elvis Costello Teams With T Bone Burnett For New Acoustic Record

    March 23, 2009 11:15 AM EDT Elvis Costello's newest album, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," sees the prolific singer-songwriter-composer returning to acoustic American roots music for the first time since his 1986 album "King of America." "Sugarcane" will be released June 2 on Hear…

  20. Springsteen Leads Seeger 90th B-Day Tribute

    March 18, 2009 10:42 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May 3. The event, dubbed "The Clearwater…

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