1. Coca-Cola Cowboys (and Cowgirls) Get Their Share of New Soda Campaign

    April 27, 2016 9:07 AM EDT Hits by Jimmy Wayne, Willie Nelson and Taylor Swift appear on Coke cans, bottles. As a homeless teenager, singer-songwriter Jimmy Wayne ’s life turned around when he met an elderly woman, Bea Costner , who hired him to cut her lawn every week. She would compensate him with $20 and a Coca-Cola…

  2. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Dr. Dre's 'Chronic' Returns After Over 20 Years

    July 10, 2015 10:04 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 chart ( dated July 18 ), rapper Meek Mill scored his first No. 1 album, as Dreams Worth More Than Money opened atop the tally. It moved 246,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 5, according to Nielsen Music. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the…

  3. Chart Fireworks: 2015's Best-Selling July 4th Songs

    July 09, 2015 2:15 PM EDT Patriotic music sales spiked in the week ending July 5. Among notable gainers: Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, Katy Perry, Kid Rock & Bruce Springsteen. Americans didn't just celebrate the Fourth of July with food and fireworks. Like any good celebration, music was a big part of the mix.…

  4. CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert Announces Lineup: Exclusive

    May 21, 2015 12:31 PM EDT SiriusXM has helped to break many of today’s top country stars, such as Cole Swindell and Florida Georgia Line , both of whom attribute a large amount of their success to exposure on The Highway.  So, it makes sense that the satellite channel is announcing an exclusive partnership with the…

  5. 'God Bless the USA': Lee Greenwood on 30 Years of a Patriotic Anthem

    July 04, 2013 7:04 AM EDT "It stands for all of us," Greenwood tells us. "I just tried to draw a compass around America, and bring us all together" As Americans take time to celebrate the Fourth of July, there's no doubt that Lee Greenwood's patriotic classic "God Bless The USA…

  6. Dee Snider Blasts Romney Camp's Use of Twisted Sister Hit

    August 22, 2012 10:20 AM EDT UPDATE: Twisted Sister founding guitarist Jay Jay French announces that he, too, shall not take it; delivers a blistering rebuke of Paul Ryan to Roll Call. Read It Are there any recording stars not named "Kid" or "Jr." willing to let the Mitt Romney campaign use (or like)…

  7. Lee Greenwood Talks New Book, Tim Tebow, Kirk Cameron

    May 01, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Between 1981 and 1991, Lee Greenwood charted 31 singles on the Billboard Country Singles chart, including seven trips to the pinnacle of the list. So, success is nothing new to the California native, but he admits promoting his newest project is somewhat different. "It's going to be…

  8. Ricky Skaggs Inspires Top Wins at ICM Awards

    October 31, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Faith, family and country music were celebrated Friday night (Oct. 28) at the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ricky Skaggs was the evening's top winner, claiming the Entertainer of the Year award as well as the trophy…

  9. From Sea To Shining Sea, FM Radio Salutes America

    May 02, 2011 4:05 PM EDT A s previously reported , following the news that U.S. forces had killed Osama Bin Laden yesterday , many New York FM radio shows this morning (May 2) reacted by airing pro-American music and commentary. Across the country, other stations in a variety of formats have joined the wave of…

  10. In Wake of Osama Bin Laden's Death, New York Radio Turns Patriotic

    May 02, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Following the media-saturating news that U.S. forces had killed Osama Bin Laden yesterday , many New York FM radio shows this morning (May 2) reacted by airing pro-American songs and sentiments. Both adult pop WPLJ (95.5) and adult contemporary WWFS (Fresh 102.7) spun Lee Greenwood 's …

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman's Hermits' "Mrs. Brown You&…

  12. 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…

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus

    August 20, 2009 5:13 PM EDT BEST WEEK EVER?: It would be an historic Billboard Hot 100 this week if just one landmark record was broken, but when the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz each rewrite 51 years of Hot 100 achievements, the chart dated Aug. 29, 2009, is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary of its entire…

  14. April 11, 2009

    April 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dies of cancer at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is 52. 2006 – Rapper Proof of D12 and 5 Elementz dies after being shot in the head in Detroit. He is 32. 2002 – Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock are engaged after he proposes to her in the…

  15. April 10, 2009

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Jazz singer Dakota Staton dies in New York at the age of 76. 2003 – Singer Little Eva dies of cancer at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C., at the age of 59. 1998 – Radio personality Eddie O’Jay dies at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. following complications from two heart…

  16. Chart Beat Chat: Estelle, Kid Rock, Tami Chynn, Coldplay

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Estelle, Kid Rock, Tami Chynn, Coldplay and more! 'BOY' OVERBOARD Dear Fred, Nowadays we are accustomed to seeing songs immediately peak high on The Billboard Hot 100 with the sudden availability of digital downloads, then fall down with a thud the…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Carrie Underwood is the top winner at the CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she is nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban takes home the evening's top prize, video of the y 2006 - Carrie Underwood is the top winner at the CMT Music Awards, landing two of the…

  19. Tunes On TV

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television October 1 - 7, 2007. MONDAY, Oct. 1 "Control Room Presents," MyNetworkTV Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Ben Harper (also scheduled: Sean Penn, Barry Sonnenfeld). "The Tonight Show with…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52…

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