1. Lyle Lovett: New Album is a Personal 'Punctuation Mark'

    February 28, 2012 10:55 AM EST Lyle Lovett 's new "Release Me" is his last album for Curb Records after 26 years and 11 albums. But he wants to make clear that it's a fond farewell. "I'm only grateful for my relationship with my record company," Lovett tells Billboard.com, adding his…

  2. Jimmy Buffett To Host Concert For Gulf Residents

    June 23, 2010 1:44 PM EDT Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are performing a free concert in Gulf Shores, Ala., next month to demonstrate support for residents and businesses stricken by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The CMT cable network said this week it will air a portion of the July 1 concert live from 8 p.m…

  3. Jimmy Buffett Plans Free Concert On Alabama Beach

    June 21, 2010 8:03 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett and a few of his friends plan to give a free concert on the Alabama coast to show support for the Gulf region. Alabama tourism director Lee Sentell says show will be July 1 on the beach at Gulf Shores. Buffett's website says the concert is meant to demonstrate support for…

  4. Elvis Costello's Live Series Continues With 'Hollywood High'

    December 09, 2009 4:15 PM EST E lvis Costello 's second release in his "The Costello Show" live performance series will be "Live at Hollywood High," a complete 20-song concert recording from June, 1978. The album, which includes 11 previously unreleased tracks performed by Costello and his band…

  5. Jimmy Buffett Goes Back To Roots For 'Hotel'

    November 30, 2009 10:11 AM EST J immy Buffett says he felt a greater level of engagement on his new album, "Buffet Hotel," than he has on many of his other recent efforts. "With a band this good and with people this good around you, you kind of get in a routine," Buffett tells Billboard.com,…

  6. May 17, 2009

    May 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Hard Candy,” Madonna. 2008 – A pregnant Ashlee Simpson marries Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy in the backyard of her parents’ home in Encino, Calif. 1992 – Bandleader Lawrence Welk dies in Santa Monica, Calif., of pneumonia at age 89. 1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit:…

  7. Folk Vet Lightfoot Praises 'Beautiful' Tribute

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Canada's foremost folk troubadour of the past four decades pronounces himself "delighted" about the upcoming album release "Beautiful - A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot." "I love this tribute," Lightfoot tells…

  8. Hot Product for Monday, Jan. 15, 2001

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new music from Alabama, Patti Page, and more. Goin' 'South' "If I never did another CD, this is the one I will always point to as the one that I was happy with the most," says Alabama lead vocalist Randy Owen about his band's new RCA album "When…