1. Watch Kelly Clarkson & Jimmy Fallon Perform a History of Duets

    March 03, 2015 6:21 AM EST First there was Sonny & Cher . Then Kenny & Dolly . And now Jimmy & Kelly .  Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon have dished out a lesson in duets history…in under five minutes. The returning pop star was a guest on The Tonight Show on Monday, where she teamed with the host for a…

  2. Nashville Songwriter Paul Craft Dies at 76: Report

    October 19, 2014 10:21 AM EDT Nashville songwriter and Hall of Famer Paul Craft has died in Tennessee at the age of 76. The Tennessean reported that Craft died Saturday at a Nashville hospital "after years of deteriorating health." Craft penned the words to songs made famous by the likes of Ray Stevens , Mark…

  3. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood Vault To No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    July 03, 2014 12:05 PM EDT With 'Somethin' Bad,' the stars score the first No. 1 by teamed-up solo women in more than two decades. Plus, Kenny Chesney achieves his 45th top 10 with 'American Kids' Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood put on an impressive display of girl power on Billboard'…

  4. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony Debuts on HBO

    June 01, 2014 12:39 PM EDT The hullabaloo Kiss raised over the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony gave HBO an added bonus to promote its three-hour, 15-minute edited version of last month’s ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ROCK HALL CEREMONY • Review:   Debts Repaid at…

  5. Linda Ronstadt Rocks Highest-Charting Album In 24 Years

    April 18, 2014 1:45 PM EDT The pop/rock icon – and now Rock and Roll Hall of Famer – returns with 'Duets,' which spurs her best chart rank since 1990 New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt roars back onto the Billboard 200 , as her new compilation "Duets" debuts at No. 32. The bow…

  6. Linda Ronstadt on Skipping Rock Hall Ceremony: 'If You're Working for Prizes, You're in Trouble'

    April 01, 2014 11:52 AM EDT Health is the primary reason Linda Ronstadt will not be attending next week's 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Brooklyn. But, the singer tells Billboard, she's really not all that chuffed about missing it. "I haven't given it one thought, I have…

  7. Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Chris Martin On Board for Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 01, 2014 4:43 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Chris Martin: The stars are turning out to salute the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The hall of fame announced Tuesday that "The Boss" will fittingly induct and perform with his loyal E Street Band, while a superstar…

  8. Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

    October 16, 2013 12:14 AM EDT Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees. YES, Link Wray and The…

  9. Linda Ronstadt Loses Voice, Stays Positive: 'I Got to Live Out My Dreams'

    September 25, 2013 8:00 PM EDT Talks motivation for writing a new memoir and why she decided to reveal she had Parkinson's disease: "If I didn't say anything people were going to say I'm drunk" Like many of her peers, part of Linda Ronstadt's motivation to write the just-published "…

  10. Linda Ronstadt on Losing Her Singing Voice to Parkinson's: 'I Miss It Every Day'

    September 20, 2013 3:57 AM EDT The iconic singer discussed her career and recent diagnosis in a wide-ranging conversation at Manhattan's 92Y on Wednesday. "I just can't make the sounds. … The first note comes out, and then my voice goes into a cramp," Linda Ronstadt told a packed audience at Manhattan…

  11. Phillip Phillips Scores Second AC No. 1

    August 26, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The 2012 'American Idol' champ becomes just the ninth male soloist to send his first two Adult Contemporary entries – 'Home' and 'Gone, Gone, Gone' – to the top Fittingly for a man with (almost) two identical names, Phillip Phillips joins an exclusive club…

  12. Fontella Bass: Top 5 Covers of 'Rescue Me'

    December 27, 2012 2:25 PM EST Listen to Cher, Pat Benatar and others cover her signature song. Born into a family of soulful singers, the vocal prowess of the late Fontella Bass came with little surprise. The St. Louis-born singer, who died on Wednesday (Dec. 26) at 72, stole the hearts of music fans with her impassioned…

  13. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Smash Record for NYC-Area Country Show

    August 13, 2012 12:00 AM EDT Brothers of the Sun Tour Stop at MetLife Stadium Breaks Chesney's Own Milestone, Set Last Year A Kenny Chesney concert is synonymous with summer and tailgating. Fans know this firsthand and keep coming back for more, helping the country singer top records year after year. Last summer,…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Jackson, Eric Church

    June 16, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Calling out some quirky chart feats as Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Call Me Maybe.' A round-up of random facts in the wake of Carly Rae Jepsen now being chased by all the other boys (and girls and groups) on the Billboard Hot 100, where her "Call Me Maybe…

  15. Dolly Parton: 'Whitney, I Will Always Love You'

    February 11, 2012 11:10 PM EST Country music legend Dolly Parton, who wrote what is widely regarded as Whitney Houston's best song, "I Will Always Love You," has joined the chorus of grieving stars on Saturday upon hearing the tragic news of the singer's death. "Mine is only one of the millions of…

  16. 'American Idol' Keeps Portland Weird at Auditions

    February 02, 2012 10:55 AM EST There's a popular phrase in Portland -- evidenced by a number of signs found across the city -- bearing the saying "Keep Portland Weird." Wednesday night's "Idol" auditions, for the most part, did that motto proud. It was certainly the season's most eclectic…

  17. Emmylou Harris Following 'Hard Bargain' with Duets Album

    January 10, 2012 4:00 PM EST Emmylou Harris is going back to the roots of her famed Hot Band for her next project. Harris tells Billboard.com that she and original Hot Band guitarist Rodney Crowell are working on a duets album with producer Brian Ahern, who first worked with Harrison on her major label solo debut, "…

  18. Kenny Loggins Glows About Newest Musical 'Brother'

    November 10, 2011 2:05 PM EST Hit-making singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins joined country music's biggest party last night, kicking off the 45th annual CMA Awards performing "Footloose" with Blake Shelton, who went on to collect his second consecutive male vocalist of the year trophy. Loggins' current…

  19. Marv Tarplin, Miracles Guitarist, Dies at 70

    October 05, 2011 9:55 AM EDT Marv Tarplin, the guitarist whose riffs and melodies helped frame the sound of one of Motown's biggest acts, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, died on Friday (Sept. 30) at home in Las Vegas. He was 70. A cause of death has not been determined, a rep for the Miracles said . Tarplin…

  20. Miranda Lambert: How Her Chart-Topping Side Project Defies Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 1:05 PM EDT With the coronation of her side project, Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels," Miranda Lambert is the first artist in the 47-year history of Billboard's Country Albums chart to have notched No. 1s solo (her first three, 2005-09) and as part of a separately-named, non-all-star…

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