1. ACMs Live From the Orleans: Five Things You Didn't See on TV

    April 08, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Portions of the Academy of Country Music Awards telecast were broadcast from the Orleans Arena, about a mile from the MGM Grand where the main event was held. Here are a few of the highlights of the night -- back stage and on. All Things ACMs Miranda Lambert Owns the Night Missed It? Watch…

  2. Stevie Wonder, Hunter Hayes Teaming Up at ACMs

    April 02, 2013 8:46 AM EDT Ahead of Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, show producers revealed several performance details during a conference call with reporters on Monday. Among the revelations: Taylor Swift and Keith Urban will join Tim McGraw for a performance of "Highway Don’t Care," and Hunter…

  3. Depeche Mode Get Shout-Out as Sex Gods at SXSW Q&A

    March 14, 2013 11:40 AM EDT Frontman Dave Gahan discussed past drug addiction and why the veteran band is at SXSW for the first time Just before the Mar. 26 release of Depeche Mode's 13th studio album, "Delta Machine," South By Southwest hosted a live Q&A with the band that gave insight into their…

  4. 'American Idol' Top 10 Chosen, With Few Surprises From Voters

    March 07, 2013 10:30 PM EST Leaving the futures of 20 different singers in the hands of the American voting public can be an overwhelming thought, but America pulled few surprises Thursday night as it voted in the top 10 finalists on "American Idol" 2013. In a setup that involved a long hallway, humongous…

  5. Depeche Mode To Sit For First SXSW Interview

    March 06, 2013 5:50 AM EST Depeche Mode will give a rare conference appearance this March when they sit for an on-stage interview at South by Southwest. It’ll be the veteran British alternative rock group’s first visit to SXSW, and one of their first public outings since signing a worldwide deal last year with…

  6. Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 & Frank Ocean Performing at the Grammys

    January 31, 2013 10:47 AM EST Alicia Keys and Maroon 5 will team up for a joint performance, and this year's breakout nominee Frank Ocean will also take the stage at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, the show announced today. The artists join previously announced performers Justin Timberlake, Dierks Bentley, Miranda…

  7. Justin Timberlake to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 30, 2013 9:29 AM EST Six-time Grammy winner Justin Timberlake will perform on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards telecast next weekend, the show announced today. This marks the first time in four years that Timberlake will take the Grammy stage, and it will be his debut TV performance on the eve of his first…

  8. Carrie Underwood, Jack White & the Lumineers to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 24, 2013 9:35 AM EST A burst of additional performers for next month's Grammy Awards was announced Thursday morning, with current nominees Carrie Underwood, the Lumineers and Jack White set to take the Staples Center stage on Feb. 10.   In addition, there will be duets featuring song of the year nominee Ed…

  9. Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley Kick Off 'Locked and Reloaded' Tour

    January 21, 2013 11:30 AM EST It was a big weekend for Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert as the two kicked off their "Locked And Reloaded" tour on Thursday in Columbia, South Carolina. Billboard had a chance to catch the show on Friday night, as the tour made a stop in Knoxville, Tenn.   The fans packed…

  10. Randy Houser 'Feels' Energized as Third Album Bows

    January 19, 2013 10:30 AM EST Title Track From 'How Country Feels' a Top 10 Hit on Country Charts With a new year often comes a new outlook on life and career, as well as a new energy. That description definitely applies to Randy Houser, who will release "How Country Feels," his debut for Stoney Creek…

  11. Local Natives Preview 'Hummingbirds' at Private Show

    December 17, 2012 6:50 PM EST Band talks "personal, direct album" at KCRW concert The Local Natives performed eight of the 11 songs from their upcoming second album "Hummingbirds" at a Dec. 13 private concert for Santa Monica radio station KCRW that will be broadcast Jan. 11 on the Morning Becomes…

  12. Mumford & Sons Get Some Country Love

    December 06, 2012 11:35 AM EST Lead 'Babel' single 'I Will Wait' bows on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, marking the folk-rockers' first country crossover. Fueled by airplay at five stations monitored by Nielsen BDS for the chart, on-fire British folk/rock band Mumford & Sons debut at…

  13. Ne-Yo Would 'Definitely' Make a Country Record, Fun.'s Vocal Problems + More Grammys Concert Backstage Moments

    December 06, 2012 9:25 AM EST Alabama Shakes, the Lumineers, Hunter Hayes React to Grammy Nominations Backstage at the Grammy Nominations "Concert Live!!" on Wednesday, several of the night's biggest nominees -- Hunter Hayes, Fun., the Lumineers -- dropped by to give thanks and offer some reactions on being…

  14. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  15. CMA Awards to Seek Doantions for Sandy Victims

    November 01, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Handing out trophies isn't the only mission when country music's biggest stars take the stage Thursday night for the Country Music Association Awards: They'll be reaching out to help those affected by superstorm Sandy. "Country fans are so amazing and so giving," co…

  16. Luke Bryan Tops American Country Awards Nominees

    October 10, 2012 8:10 AM EDT Luke Bryan just keeps getting hotter. The rising country music star is the lead nominee for this year's American Country Awards with seven. He beat out established stars like Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum in a field announced early Wednesday. Lady A and Zac Brown Band are next with…

  17. Songwriters Hall of Fame: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Honor the Greats

    October 08, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter among the honorees in Nashville. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Cohn, Bekka Bramlett and J. Fred Knobloch were among those paying tribute Sunday night (Oct.7) as Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tony Arata were…

  18. Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney to Perform at CMA Awards

    October 08, 2012 12:40 AM EDT Carrie Underwood , Kenny Chesney , Eric Church and the Band Perry have joined the roster of performers at the 46th Annual CMA Awards on November 1. Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean , Dierks Bentley , Luke Bryan , Kelly Clarkson , Little Big Town , Miranda Lambert , Brad…

  19. Johnny Cash Music Festival: Dierks Bentley, Willie Nelson Salute Man in Black

    October 07, 2012 11:00 PM EDT At a press conference during Friday's Johnny Cash Music Festival in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Dierks Bentley might very well have made a statement that might best sum up the legacy of the "Man In Black." "A lot of people think the Johnny Cash name stands for being bad ass, and…

  20. CMA Awards Adds Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson as Performers

    September 27, 2012 9:20 AM EDT Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson are among the first performers announced for this year's Country Music Association Awards. The two stars, who teamed to win a trophy last year at the ceremony, will be joined by Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town on the broadcast. Aldean Chats With…

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