1. Katy Perry's Super Bowl Sharks: ESPN Ad Tells the Real Story

    February 10, 2015 7:58 PM EST Who was really under those shark costumes during Katy Perry 's Super Bowl halftime show? ESPN has the answer. Super Bowl 2015: All Our Coverage In a new SportsCenter commercial, anchors John Anderson and Bram Weinstein are seen wearing the scene-stealing shark getups as they return to…

  2. The Agency Group Acquires Respected Country Music Agency the Bobby Roberts Company

    August 12, 2014 10:18 AM EDT The Agency Group is expanding its footprint in Nashville by acquiring the Bobby Roberts Company, whose clients include Merle Haggard and Bobby Bare. The Agency Group has acquired highly respected boutique Nashville-based booking agency the Bobby Roberts Company, and will adopt BRC’s…

  3. Scalpers Pass On Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert

    July 05, 2013 4:30 AM EDT A concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims has drawn some of the biggest names in country music, but with proceeds intended for charity it is not attracting scalpers hoping to prey on an unsuspecting public. Oklahoma natives Toby Keith and Garth Brooks are among the star-studded lineup…

  4. Colt Ford Raps About 'Muddy Christmas' Album

    December 13, 2012 1:45 PM EST Colt Ford is definitely something of an unorthodox person, when it comes to maintaining his career. That different way seems to be working, as his most recent album, "Declaration of Independence," debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart. He hopes to give his fans…

  5. Josh Thompson Revs Up 'Change Is Comin' Tour

    January 25, 2012 10:00 AM EST Exclusive: Tour Dates, Plus 'Way Out Here' Star Talks New Record The music industry tends to shift into high gear in January following a restful Christmas holiday. One country star who is definitely in that mindset right now is Josh Thompson . Not only is the Wisconsin native…

  6. Friday Flashback: John Anderson's Swingin' Big Hit

    January 13, 2012 6:00 PM EST John Anderson had been releasing music for Warner Brothers for a few years when, in 1983, he hit the mother lode with a song he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Lionel Delmore. The song was called "Swingin." Hitting the charts 29 years ago this weekend, the song topped the…

  7. Country's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Albums

    September 09, 2011 4:46 PM EDT From three members of the Country Music Hall of Fame to the current CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, there's a ton of reasons to be excited about this fall when it comes to music. A week-by-week look, starting with George Strait and including highly anticipated (likely) chart toppers…

  8. Jerrod Niemann Eyes Summer 2012 for 'Groove-Driven' Next Album

    May 21, 2011 9:43 AM EDT Chart-topping country singer/songwriter Jerrod Niemann has targeted the summer of 2012 for his second major label album -- the follow-up to last year's "Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury" -- and he promises that it's "definitely going to be another concept record. …

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Lee Brice, Judy Collins

    July 08, 2010 5:45 PM EDT PARTY IN THE U.S.A.: Before the release of "California Gurls," Katy Perry revealed her inspiration for co-writing the song: "It's so great that ( Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ') 'Empire State of Mind' is huge and that everyone has the New York song, but ... what…

  10. John Rich Channels Populist Outrage On Second Solo Album

    March 23, 2009 1:39 PM EDT The medical needs of his primary musical partner gave John Rich an opening to record his second solo album. Rich tells Billboard.com that in late 2007, Big Kenny Alphin, his partner in Big & Rich, asked for 18 months off the road in order to address the lingering effects of a neck injury…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2006 - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2005 - Four people are stabbed, one fatally, at a…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The members of Split Enz announce they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour 22 years after they originally broke up. 2006 - The members of Split Enz announce they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour 22 years after they originally broke up. 2005 - Rob Thomas' solo…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2006 - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2005 - Four people are stabbed, one fatally, at a…

  14. 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…

  15. Jewel Out-Countrying John Rich On New Album

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nobody's accusing John Rich of being lazy. He's got a new Big & Rich album, "Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace," coming out June 5. He co-produced Gretchen Wilson's new set, "One of the Boys, Nobody's accusing John Rich of being lazy. He's got…

  16. Mafia Muzik

    May 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two members of Nashville collective Muzik Mafia, Gretchen Wilson and John Anderson, emerge this week with new albums recorded with the assistance of Big & Rich's John Rich. Wilson's Columbia effor Two members of Nashville collective Muzik Mafia, Gretchen Wilson and John Anderson…

  17. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park storms back onto the charts with its first album in four years, Wilco takes a mellow turn on the new "Sky Blue Sky," Muzik Mafia members Gretchen Wilson and John Anderson give country a ki A new album from singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, "Release the Stars"…

  18. Cowboy Troy Back In The 'Saddle' On New CD

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nashville "hick-hop" purveyor Cowboy Troy has set a June 5 release for his next Raybaw/Warner Bros. album, "Black in the Saddle." Nashville "hick-hop" purveyor Cowboy Troy has set a June 5 release for his next Raybaw/Warner Bros. album, "Black in the Saddle.…

  19. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedder, Keith Richards, Jay-Z, Velvet Revolver,…

  20. This Day in Music

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The members of Split Enz announce they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour 22 years after they originally broke up. 2006 - The members of Split Enz announce they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour 22 years after they originally broke up. 2005 - Rob Thomas' solo…

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