1. Lucinda Williams on 'Ghosts of Highway 20' & Honoring Her Late Parents: 'It Was a Pretty Heavy Time of Loss'

    February 17, 2016 9:03 PM EST When listening to the songs on The Ghosts of Highway 20, the latest release from acclaimed singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams , one might think of the set as a concept album. She tells Billboard that wasn't the intention, but she sees the correlation. "It wasn't really an…

  2. Tom Petty is Getting His Own SiriusXM Station

    November 17, 2015 12:01 AM EST Starting Friday,  Tom Petty is  getting his own SiriusXM station.  Tom Petty Radio will be channel 31 on the satellite radio station, curating choice cuts of rock, rhythm and blues, SiriusXM announced Tuesday (Nov. 17). Petty will also be exclusively premiering new music on the station. Tom…

  3. Lucinda Williams 'Locks' Up First Rock Digital Songs Appearance

    November 05, 2015 12:15 PM EST The singer/songwriter’s 'Changed the Locks' opens the door to a sales chart for the first time in her lengthy career. For the first time in her nearly 40-year career, folk-rocker Lucinda Williams makes an appearance on a Billboard song sales chart, as "Changed the Locks"…

  4. Don Henley Previews Star-Studded New Album 'Cass County' in Nashville

    June 12, 2015 6:06 PM EDT The week of the CMA Music Festival brings a wide variety of public figures to Nashville. One of the biggest sightings in town on Thursday was the legendary Don Henley , who stopped by Nashville’s Ruby to give invited guests a first listen to some of the tracks to his upcoming star-studded…

  5. Celebrate Brooklyn! Announces Summer Season With Chaka Khan, Lucinda Williams, Esperanza Spalding

    April 29, 2015 3:54 PM EDT Esperanza Spalding , Lucinda Williams , The New Pornographers and Third World are among the diverse headliners announced today for the Celebrate Brooklyn! performing arts series , one of the nation’s longest-running free summer festivals, which will open June 3 with a performance by Chaka…

  6. Ian McLagan Remembered at Austin Music Awards

    March 19, 2015 4:40 AM EDT There were lots of winners at the 33rd annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday night. But it was a loss that resonated most deeply during the ceremony. Ian McLagan , the former Small Faces and Faces keyboardist and an adopted Texan who died on Dec. 3 at the age of 69, was celebrated with an…

  7. Poet Miller Williams, Father of Lucinda Williams, Dies in Arkansas

    January 03, 2015 2:30 PM EST Arkansas poet Miller Williams, a prolific writer and teacher who read a poem at President Bill Clinton's 1997 inauguration, has died. He was 84. Lucinda Williams Honors Ailing Dad By Putting Music to His Poem Williams, the father of singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams , died Thursday…

  8. Amazon Prime Music Debuts First Exclusive Content

    November 24, 2014 5:11 PM EST Amazon has made exclusive video a component of Prime Instant Video streaming service, its answer to Netflix. Now the company is doing the same with music -- sort of. Amazon quietly debuted last week its first exclusive music release, the 43-track, Christmas-themed All Is Bright , through…

  9. Lucinda Williams Covers Lou Reed, Announces New Album at NYC Concert

    November 18, 2014 3:41 PM EST Her cover of the Velvet Underground's 'Pale Blues Eyes' will be on the album. When Lucinda Williams hit the stage at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre on Monday night, it felt like the perfect NYC venue choice for her. Much like the movie palace-turned-concert venue, the alt…

  10. Lucinda Williams Revels In Creative Freedom: 'I'm An Optimist'

    October 14, 2014 3:08 AM EDT Lucinda Williams had considered releasing a double CD at least once before, but her record company argued against it. Now the veteran singer-songwriter is putting music out on her own label. Problem solved. Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone , with 20 songs on two CDs, is available now. …

  11. Lucinda Williams Honors Ailing Dad By Putting Music to His Poem

    October 12, 2014 11:00 PM EDT Lucinda Williams says that during a recent visit her father, acclaimed poet Miller Williams, calmly told her that Alzheimer's disease had robbed him of his ability to write poetry. Her 84-year-old father's increased frailty lent new urgency to Williams' effort to pay tribute…

  12. Lucinda Williams Song Premiere: Hear a Cover of JJ Cale's ‘Magnolia’ From Her New Double Album

    September 12, 2014 1:02 PM EDT Lucinda Williams has raised some eyebrows by coming up with her first-ever double album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone , due Sept. 30. The kicker? There's more where that came from. "We recorded enough stuff for three albums, actually," Williams tells Billboard. "…

  13. Lou Reed Tribute: An Epic, Weird Night at SXSW for 'One Motherf---er of a Songwriter'

    March 15, 2014 10:13 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams, Spandau Ballet, Chuck Prophet, the Black Lips, Suzanne Vega and Sean Lennon were among the artists at the first full-scale tribute to Lou Reed since his death The absence of a full-scale, high-profile tribute to the late Lou Reed has been glaring, and…

  14. Inside the Lou Reed Tribute at SXSW: 20-Plus Acts, All-Star House Band to Create 'Austin Meets New York Street Vibe'

    March 07, 2014 9:40 AM EST Spandau Ballet, Lucinda Williams, Suzanne Vega, Sean Lennon, Black Lips are all slated to perform at the first full-scale tribute of Reed, who died in October When Richard Barone was recruited to be part of this year's South By Southwest Music Conference & Festival, he wanted to…

  15. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton Squabble Off-Camera While Shooting 'The Voice': Watch

    March 06, 2014 2:50 AM EST The latest episode of "The Voice" may have solidified Blake Shelton's spot in last place when recruiting team members during the blind auditions, but off-camera, he celebrated his victories plenty in front of the other coaches. "Do y'all have that board you can bring…

  16. ABC's 'Nashville' Teams With Big Machine: Exclusive

    October 02, 2012 11:00 PM EDT A song co-written by the Civil Wars ' John Paul White will be the first single released from the ABC show "Nashville" that premieres Oct. 10, due on the label of Taylor Swift -- Big Machine. The new series set in and around the music industry and politics in Nashville will…

  17. 'Love for Levon' Helm Benefit: John Mayer, Dierks Bentley + More

    August 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm . The "Love for Levon" benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will include performances from such artists as My…

  18. Bruce Springsteen Playing 'Intimate' SXSW Show

    February 28, 2012 1:15 PM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play an intimate concert on March 15 at the South by Southwest Media Conference and Festival, the annual gathering of music, film and tech industry professionals. The festival, dubbed SXSW, announced the much-rumored show on its website. A ticket…

  19. Stars to Celebrate Johnny Cash's 80th With Concert

    February 28, 2012 8:50 AM EST A diverse all-star lineup will celebrate the 80th birthday of Johnny Cash with an April concert. Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Ray LaMontagne and Jamey Johnson are among the performers scheduled to appear in "We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny…

  20. How Linda Chorney, an Unknown, Scored a Grammy Nomination

    December 13, 2011 10:35 AM EST Rain derailed Linda Chorney's plan to film a music video on Dec. 11 at the base of the Hollywood sign. The video's producer, the film producer Forrest Murray, quickly shifted gears, hoping to secure the stage at Amoeba Records to shoot Chorney performing her song "Cherries.…

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