1. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame to Honor the 'Timeless' Work of the Late Townes Van Zandt

    October 07, 2016 11:44 AM EDT This Sunday, his peers will honor the late, legendary Texas songwriter. "Townes Van Zandt ranks alongside Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan,” says Grammy-winning country artist Rodney Crowell of the late singer-songwriter. “He inspired so many songwriters to shoot for something that’s…

  2. 'Humble And Kind' Writer Lori McKenna Targets Life, Love With 'The Rifle'

    July 28, 2016 9:12 AM EDT Her Little Big Town hit 'Girl Crush' was a song of the year winner in 2015. When the Country Music Association (CMA) solicited first-round submissions in July for its 50th annual awards, it seemed a no-brainer that “Humble and Kind,” a Tim McGraw single that offers a cultural primer…

  3. Kenny Chesney Pays Tribute to Country Songwriter Guy Clark: 'If Nashville Had a Hemingway' It Was Him

    May 19, 2016 1:49 PM EDT Guy Clark , a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash , Emmylou Harris , George Strait, Willie Nelson , Kenny Chesney and many others, died May 17 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 74. Chesney, who covered Clark's "Hemingway…

  4. Guy Clark Hospitalized Before ACL Hall of Fame Induction

    June 19, 2015 2:26 AM EDT Nashville singer-songwriter Guy Clark came to Austin Thursday night to join the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame alongside his best friend the late Townes Van Zandt , country legend Loretta Lynn , Texas accordion master Flaco Jimenez and Western swingsters Asleep At the Wheel . But…

  5. The Civil Wars, Bonnie Raitt Highlight Americana Awards

    September 13, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Gillian Welch and her partner Dave Rawlings, The Civil Wars and Alabama Shakes took home trophies, but Music City was the big winner at Wednesday night's Americana Honors & Awards. Five of six winners at the Ryman Auditorium event are based in Nashville, further cementing the city&…

  6. Wade Bowen's Next Release a 'Given' for Patient Fans

    May 07, 2012 12:20 PM EDT W ade Bowen , who earlier this year made it to the top 40 on the Country Songs chart with "Saturday Night," has some very loyal fans. Nobody knows that any more than him. He laughs just a little bit when he is reminded that it has been four years since he last released a studio…

  7. Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin Pay Tribute to Guy Clark

    November 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST He's one of the most revered writers to ever roam Music City, and the cream of the musical crop will be paying tribute to the great Guy Clark with the release of "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark." "Guy's songs are literature," says Lyle Lovett,…

  8. Kenny Chesney's 'Hemingway's Whiskey': Track-By-Track Preview

    August 20, 2010 10:11 AM EDT Kenny Chesney 's new album "Hemingway's Whiskey" isn't out until Sept. 28, but the Country chart-topper gave Billboard an in-depth preview, discussing the record's 11 songs track by track, and in the process revealing how he sees himself in his fans, his thoughts…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects prizes f 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic…

  10. Lyle Lovett Looks Toward The Future

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lyle Lovett is starting to think about the future, including a follow-up to his 2007 album "It's Not Big It's Large," but he's in no hurry. Lyle Lovett is starting to think about the future, including a follow-up to his 2007 album "It's Not Big It's…

  11. Willie Nelson's World

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST When superstar Kenny Chesney and veteran producer Buddy Cannon were approached about producing the iconic Willie Nelson, Chesney says he had two goals in mind. "I wanted to keep the element of Willie When superstar Kenny Chesney and veteran producer Buddy Cannon were approached about…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects prizes f 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic…

  13. 41OnTV

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 9 - 15, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 9 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): James Blunt (also scheduled: Donald Trump, John Cena. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also scheduled: Robin…

  14. After Four-Disc Set, All Gill Has Left To Try Is Polka

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Years ago, Vince Gill remembers, he went to his record company and proposed the idea of doing "a box set of all new music. Everybody said 'We don't think that's a good idea.' Okay. But it's always bee Years ago, Vince Gill remembers, he went to his record company…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>"Reverb," HBO's live music show, debuts with performances from Alanis Morissette and Everlast.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video…

  16. Gill Drafts Top Stars For Quadruple Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill is readying an unusual boxed set for fall release. While most such sets are career retrospectives, Gill's ambitious, four-CD package, "These Days," will feature only new material. Vince Gill is readying an unusual boxed set for fall release, Billboard.com has learned…

  17. Petty, Morrison, Nelson Top 'Austin City Limits' Bill

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Massive Attack and Gnarls Barkley are among those lined up to play the 2006 Austin City Limits Festival. The Sept. 15-17 event will present 130 artists on eight Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Massive Attack and Gnarls Barkley are among those…

  18. Merlefest Unveils 2006 Lineup

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Pete Seeger are among the dozens of acts confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Americana-dominated Merlefest, which will Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Pete Seeger…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>"Reverb," HBO's live music show, debuts with performances from Alanis Morissette and Everlast.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video…

  20. Prine, Miller Top Americana Awards

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the Americana Music Association's fourth annual Americana Honors & Awards, held Sept. 9 at Nashville's Ryman Auditori Veteran roots music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the…

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