1. For Lyle Lovett, Horses Provide Anonymity and a Connection To Dad

    May 05, 2017 2:36 PM EDT Decades after being given his first horse at the age of 2, which was kept on his grandparents’ farm in Klein, Texas, Lyle Lovett purchased that house, and took to the sport of reining horses, which he describes as “a series of maneuvers based on the kind of athleticism a horse needs” to work…

  2. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame to Honor the 'Timeless' Work of the Late Townes Van Zandt

    October 07, 2016 11:44 AM EDT This Sunday, his peers will honor the late, legendary Texas songwriter. "Townes Van Zandt ranks alongside Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan,” says Grammy-winning country artist Rodney Crowell of the late singer-songwriter. “He inspired so many songwriters to shoot for something that’s…

  3. Guy Clark Hospitalized Before ACL Hall of Fame Induction

    June 19, 2015 2:26 AM EDT Nashville singer-songwriter Guy Clark came to Austin Thursday night to join the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame alongside his best friend the late Townes Van Zandt , country legend Loretta Lynn , Texas accordion master Flaco Jimenez and Western swingsters Asleep At the Wheel . But…

  4. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Laura Warshauer (Video, Exclusive Song Premiere)

    March 01, 2012 5:55 PM EST Every once in a while, we come across an artist that we just can't wait to tell the world more about. Laura Warshauer is one such artist. Born and raised in Red Bank, N. J., and now residing in Los Angeles, the singer/songwriter mixes powerhouse vocals with stark, insightful lyrics. Her…

  5. Lyle Lovett: New Album is a Personal 'Punctuation Mark'

    February 28, 2012 10:55 AM EST Lyle Lovett 's new "Release Me" is his last album for Curb Records after 26 years and 11 albums. But he wants to make clear that it's a fond farewell. "I'm only grateful for my relationship with my record company," Lovett tells Billboard.com, adding his…

  6. Lyle Lovett Closes Chapter With Next Album

    December 09, 2011 10:50 AM EST 'Release Me,' Out February, Will Be Last on Only Label He's Ever Known Though it has been over 20 years since he had enjoyed a hit at country radio, Lyle Lovett remains a consistent seller as well as one of the format's more recognizable faces. The singer has a pair of…

  7. Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin Pay Tribute to Guy Clark

    November 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST He's one of the most revered writers to ever roam Music City, and the cream of the musical crop will be paying tribute to the great Guy Clark with the release of "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark." "Guy's songs are literature," says Lyle Lovett,…

  8. Stevie Nicks Shares a Dozen Stories at L.A. Performance

    October 20, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Steve Nicks entertained and educated high school students and fans Wednesday at two sessions at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. She touched on everything from her childhood to her recently released album "In Your Dreams," providing the audience with imitations of her Fleetwood Mac…

  9. Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks Lead Buddy Holly Tribute Event

    September 08, 2011 10:50 AM EDT An eclectic collection of artists that included Stevie Nicks , members of Cobra Starship , Chris Isaak and Paul Anka saluted Buddy Holly Wednesday on what would have been his 75th birthday in, appropriately enough, Hollywood. Producer, manager and singer Peter Asher organized the Holly…

  10. Elton John, Lady Gaga To Join Sting At Rainforest Fund Concert

    March 23, 2010 2:40 PM EDT S ting , Elton John , Lady Gaga and Dame Shirley Bassey will perform together at Carnegie Hall, as part of the bi-annual Rainforest Fund benefit concert on May 13. The event will mark the 21st birthday of the charitable organization founded by Sting and Trudie Styler to help protect and…

  11. 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…

  12. Chart Beat Thursday: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw Linked Again

    October 29, 2009 4:35 PM EDT LEAVING? NOT SO, SWIFT: Few weeks go by in which Taylor Swift doesn't occupy space in Chart Beat. She has, after all, consistently authored achievements since her arrival in 2006. Absolutely no weeks, however, have passed since Nov. 11, 2006, that Swift's debut album did not grace…

  13. Lyle Lovett Looks To Texas For New Album

    July 07, 2009 11:18 AM EDT Lyle Lovett combines both originals and songs "by some of my favorite Texas singer-songwriters" on his next album, which is due out Oct. 20. "I had a few new songs I was really eager to record, but I just didn't have enough new songs I liked to do an entire album of my…

  14. March 28, 2009

    March 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Freaky Tah of Lost Boyz dies of a gunshot wound in Queens, N.Y. He is 27. 1996 – Phil Collins announces he is leaving Genesis. 1995 – Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts announce they are separating after 21 months of marriage 1986 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Rock Me Amadeus,” Falco.…

  15. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 6:13 PM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprint. Lost Highway is an intriguing destination…

  16. Dark And Crazy

    October 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three years after her last album was lauded by the industry but stalled at radio, Lee Ann Womack is back with "Call Me Crazy," due this week via MCA Nashville. Three years after her last album was lauded by the industry but stalled at radio, Lee Ann Womack is back with "Call Me…

  17. Lyle Lovett Looks Toward The Future

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lyle Lovett is starting to think about the future, including a follow-up to his 2007 album "It's Not Big It's Large," but he's in no hurry. Lyle Lovett is starting to think about the future, including a follow-up to his 2007 album "It's Not Big It's…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg outside his hotel. 2006 - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg outside his hotel. 2005 - Bluegrass legend Ralph…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a ceremony at Dublin's Vicar Street music. 2006 - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, dies in a Sydney hospital. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002 and had spent the previo 2006 - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band…

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