1. John Prine's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

    September 06, 2017 2:14 PM EDT There is a definite warmth to the music of John Prine . As a songwriter, he has notched hits from the likes of Country Music Hall of Fame members such as George Strait and Don Williams, but he's just as effective – even more so – when he's recording his own words. The gritty realism…

  2. John Prine's 45-Year-Old Freshman Album Proves Unusually Fresh Bait at Americana Fest

    September 23, 2016 9:08 PM EDT Sorry, out there: Hundreds of fans are unable to get into Nashville's Station Inn to hear "Hello in There" and other classics from his eponymous debut, or see his next-gen support from Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. On John Prine's eponymous 1971 debut LP, the country…

  3. John Prine on His Duets Album 'For Better, or Worse' & His 'Sassy' Song With Kacey Musgraves

    September 19, 2016 6:00 PM EDT John Prine 's new single will definitely spark memories among the traditional country music crowd. Titled “Fifteen Years Ago,” the song was a No. 1 hit in 1970 for Conway Twitty . Prine told  Billboard that even then, the song made an impression on him. “It’s a really good story song,…

  4. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Alive and Circlin' At 50 Years

    March 11, 2016 1:17 PM EST Jackson Browne, Vince Gill help the influential band celebrate in an upcoming PBS special. It’s rare that a solo artist can extend a career 50 years. Even harder for a band to make it that long without imploding over creative differences, leadership issues or financial arguments. Thus, when…

  5. Jewel Releasing 'Greatest Hits' on Feb. 5

    December 10, 2012 9:00 AM EST -Track Set Will Feature New Duets With Kelly Clarkson, Pistol Annies Jewel is putting the finishing touches on a "Greatest Hits" album due out Feb. 5 -- specifically deciding which of two new songs will be part of the package. "In classic fashion, one's really dark and…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper

    July 01, 2010 5:35 PM EDT SIX-SHOOTER: As previously reported , Eminem roars onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Recovery." The set becomes the rap superstar's sixth consecutive leader on the list. He first appeared with the No. 2-peaking "The Slim Shady LP," on March 13, 1999, and then…

  7. 14 Hot Bonnaroo Cameos And Covers From Saturday

    June 13, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Check out these fourteen great covers, quotes, and cameos from Bonnaroo's hot action on Saturday (June 12). Weezer rocked Lady Gaga, Jay-Z gave a shout out to Stevie Wonder and Jack White , Norah Jones took on Johnny Cash, and more. Bonnaroo Main | Bonnaroo 2010 Photos 10 Awesome…

  8. Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder Run The Farm At Bonnaroo 2010

    June 13, 2010 8:41 AM EDT J ay-Z ran the farm in Manchester, Tenn. last night running through a blazing 90-minute set on the main stage of Bonnaroo, redeeming Kanye West 's 2008 sunrise special and hip-hop's checkered festival past. Jay's set, though devoid of the cameos rumored to be on deck - namely…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Lee & Crystal Rock On

    June 03, 2010 4:45 PM EDT LEE LEADS: Fox TV's "American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The newly-crowned champ bows atop Billboard's Rock…

  10. Bo Bice Exhibits 'Different Shades' On New Album

    March 15, 2010 8:15 AM EDT Fans will get a chance to hear "the organic Bo Bice " when the 2005 "American Idol" runner-up releases his next album, "3," on May 18. Bice tells Billboard.com that the new set is "somewhere right in the middle" of the polished pop sound of his post-…

  11. Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Topped By Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews

    February 09, 2010 1:26 PM EST The 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking an unusual route to its lineup announcement today (Feb. 9), rolling out the bill one artist at a time on its website. Billboard sources, however, have confirmed that the festival headliners will include Jay-Z , Stevie Wonder…

  12. 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…

  13. Miranda Lambert Starting A 'Revolution' This Fall

    September 22, 2009 3:30 PM EDT Miranda Lambert didn't draw the title of her third album, "Revolution," from a song or a lyric; instead, the country-rocker is a bit more philosophical about her new work. "To me, that's an exciting word, that something new is happening. I sort of reinvented myself…

  14. John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

    July 21, 2009 1:23 PM EDT John Fogerty 's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1973 solo debut,…

  15. John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

    July 20, 2009 3:00 PM EDT John Fogerty's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1972 solo debut,…

  16. 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…

  17. My Morning Jacket

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The guiding principle that "music is everything" has helped My Morning Jacket grow from humble roots in Louisville into the American rock band many feel is most likely to take it to the proverbial nex It's 4 a.m. on the last night of South by Southwest, and Jim James is belting…

  18. Stevie, Billy, Jimmy Join Together For Jazz Fest

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett are among the dozens of acts set to appear at New Orleans' annual Jazz & Heritage Festival this spring. The Shell-sponsored event will be held April 25- Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett are among the dozens of acts set to appear…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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