1. The CMA Awards' Golden Anniversary: 50 Years, 50 Highlights

    November 01, 2016 2:04 PM EDT George Strait, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift and even a former president are part of the trophy's history. From Jack Greene ’s triple play in the first year to Chris Stapleton ’s career-making appearance at the 49th installment, the Country Music Association Awards have become…

  2. Takeover Tuesday: Miranda Lambert's 'Keeper of the Flame' Tour Playlist

    April 12, 2016 4:38 PM EDT Welcome back to  Takeover Tuesday , where each week  Billboard  taps charting artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard 's Spotify account . We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever subject they want and add whatever tracks they…

  3. Shooter Jennings Pays Tribute to Late, Great George Jones on 'Don't Wait Up'

    August 12, 2014 5:24 AM EDT Shooter Jennings' new EP "Don’t Wait Up (For George)" is a very personal project for the singer. It’s a tribute to a man that he got to know very well over the years -- George Jones . As the son of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter , Jennings recalls that Jones was a part of…

  4. Waylon Jennings' Widow Talks 'Last Recordings' & Movie Progress

    September 28, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Ask Jessi Colter about the first time she ever saw Waylon Jennings , and she remembers well. "I had gone in the studio to put down a song. I was married to Duane Eddy at the time. I had some songs done by Chet Atkins at RCA, and Duane said 'Why don't do a demo for Waylon?'…

  5. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  6. Waylon Jennings Tribute Album Attracts Family, Fans Like Jewel & Dierks Bentley

    January 05, 2012 4:45 PM EST Shooter Jennings on Dad's Legacy: 'He Doesn't Need Any Help From Me at Keeping It Alive' Friends and family of the late Waylon Jennings recently came together at the Nashville studios of Sirius/XM for a special taping to promote the Jan. 24 Feb. 7 release of "Waylon:…

  7. Jennings' Last Live Hurrah Captured On CD/DVD

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The last major concert by one of country music's most unique figures will be released in uncut form next month. The last major concert by one of country music's most unique figures will be released in uncut form next month. The late Waylon Jennings' "Never Say Die: The…

  8. Unreleased Cash Duet Bolsters Jennings Box

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A previously unreleased duet with Johnny Cash is among the special tracks to be found on the Waylon Jennings boxed set "Nashville Rebel," due Sept. 26 via RLG Nashville/Legacy. A previously unreleased duet with Johnny Cash is among the special tracks to be found on the Waylon…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about everything from cover songs and "American Idol" to digital downloads and the action on Billboard's country charts. ACE: OFF BASE? Fred, First of all, hats off to your light and fact-filled response to [a] serious letter a few weeks ago. I'm…

  10. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest in eight years. After just one week at the…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sought after albums from R&B artist Ne-Yo (his Def Jam debut), Hawthorne Heights (their biggest album yet for Victory) and Alan Jackson (his first gospel album for Arista Nashville) are profiled i A new release from Elvis Costello backed by the Metropole Orkest, "My Flame Burns Blue…

  12. Chart Beat

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Solo Beyoncé bests her Destiny's Child No. 1 quota, plus inside the stats of Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Cash, Dion DiMucci and Mary J. Blige. PICKING UP THE 'CHECK': With "Check On It" (Columbia) advancing to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, Beyoncé…

  13. Colter Returns With First CD In 20 Years

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST "I've been circling," Jessi Colter says. "The recording had to happen at the right time and the right place." But Colter's circling is over. "I've been circling," Jessi Colter says. "The recording had to happen at the right time and the right…

  14. Billboard Bits: Slipknot, John Cale, Jessi Colter

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Slipknot, John Cale, Jessi Colter Slipknot's nine members will appear as unlockable characters in the upcoming video game "Infected," which will be released next month for PSP by Majesco Entertainment. The group has also contributed the tracks "Eyeless," "…

  15. Faith Hill Sets New Album Track List

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional details have surfaced about Faith Hill's highly anticipated new album, "Fireflies." Additional details have surfaced about Faith Hill's highly anticipated new album, "Fireflies." As previously reported , the set will be released Aug. 2 via Warner Bros.…

  16. New Faith Hill Album Set For August

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's "Fireflies," her first studio album since 2002's "Cry," will arrive Aug. 2 via Warner Bros. First single "Mississippi Girl," which was co-written by Big & Rich's John Rich, is No. 8 t Faith Hill's " Fireflies ," her…

  17. Womack's Back, And Back To Her Roots

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a three-year break between albums, Lee Ann Womack is back with a new set that has Music Row buzzing. Returning full circle to her country roots, "There's More Where That Came From" (due Feb. 8 from MCA Nashville) showcases…

  18. Hot Product

    February 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lee Ann Womack 'From' Me To You After a three-year break between albums, Lee Ann Womack is back with a new set that has Music Row buzzing. Returning full circle to her country roots, "There's More Where That Came From" (due this week from MCA Nashville) showcases the…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 25-31)

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 25-31, 2004). BOO! Halloween is upon is! It's always been a high holiday on my list, and an old roommate of mine felt it was the pinnacle of the calendar year. I have a hard time disagreeing with him, I mean, c'mon! Candy,…

  20. The Heroines

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New releases from swamp rock titan Tony Joe White don't come along very often, and this one is special, indeed. New releases from swamp rock titan Tony Joe White don't come along very often, and this one is special, indeed. White pays homage to his favorite female singers here, and…

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