1. Lonestar at Full Strength as Acoustic Tour Revs Up

    February 11, 2014 6:00 PM EST In 2008, Richie McDonald – longtime lead singer of the group Lonestar parted ways with the group to concentrate on a solo career. Though the band pressed on with Cody Collins taking over the main vocals, McDonald's return in 2011 gave the band a well-needed shot in the arm. "It'…

  2. Gloriana Album Premiere and Track-By-Track

    July 27, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Nashville trio Gloriana has emerged as one of the country music's biggest success stories of 2012. The group -- consisting of brothers Tom and Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinert -- has bounced back after the abrupt departure of former member Cheyenne Kimball in 2011 and returned with their…

  3. Ask Billboard: What Are The Best-Selling Holiday Albums?

    October 16, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. IT'S…

  4. Famed Pianist Roger Williams Dies at Age 87

    October 09, 2011 9:04 AM EDT Roger Williams , the virtuoso pianist who topped the Billboard pop chart in the 1950s and played for nine U.S. presidents during a long career, died Saturday. He was 87. Williams died at his home in Los Angeles of complications from pancreatic cancer, according to his former publicist Rob…

  5. Hank Williams, "The Complete Mother's Best Recordings . . . Plus!"

    October 08, 2010 5:13 PM EDT In Merle Haggard 's song "The Way It Was in '51," the singer/ songwriter recalls, "66 was still a narrow, two-lane highway/ Harry Truman was the man who ran the show/The bad Korean War was just beginning/ Hank and Lefty crowded every jukebox." The "Hank"…

  6. Dion, Black To Perform For Sailors

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion and Clint Black have a date to sing for sailors. The artists, along with Jessica Simpson and Lonestar, are scheduled to perform May 2 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in For Celine Dion and Clint Black have a date to sing for sailors. The artists, along with Jessica…

  7. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…