1. Kacey Musgraves and Leon Bridges Dream Up a Winner For Christmas 'Present'

    December 14, 2016 9:30 AM EST A collaboration with Bridges embraces the same values as a classic holiday TV special. Fifty-two years after it first aired on network TV, CBS telecast the animated Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer twice this Christmas season. Even with its now wobbly audio track, the special clearly still…

  2. Inside Charlie Daniels' Improbable Ride Into the Country Music Hall of Fame

    August 10, 2016 1:20 PM EDT "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" helps the new inductee bridge country music and southern rock. When Charlie Daniels stopped on March 31, 1967, to put gas in the tank of his vehicle on his way out of Nashville, he noticed a lot of activity at a barn-like structure on the corner of…

  3. Rhinestone Cowboys: The Embroidered Suits Once Rocked By Johnny Cash and Gram Parsons Are Making a High-Fashion Comeback

    April 22, 2016 4:54 PM EDT Nudie Cohn outfitted everyone from Elvis Presley to Dolly Parton as his business comes back and inspires the runway Decades have passed since cowboys wore ­rhinestones -- ­specifically, the bedazzled suits created by country and western tailor Nudie Cohn. The eponymous Nudie suit, born in…

  4. 615 Spotlight: Tim Culpepper Pours on the 'Pain'

    September 28, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Pop Tim Culpepper's "Pourin' Whiskey On Pain" album into your music player of choice, and you just might be taken back to the winter months of 1986, when a young Kentucky native on RCA Records named Keith Whitley was first hitting with "Miami, My Amy." If it does…

  5. Joe South, 'Games People Play' Singer, Dead at 72

    September 06, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South , who performed hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s such as "Games People Play" and "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" and also penned songs including "Down in the Boondocks" for other artists, died Wednesday, his music publisher said. South…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Pitbull, Jill Scott, Weird Al Yankovic

    June 30, 2011 7:55 PM EDT PET SOUNDS: Dog days are just beginning atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as Pitbull celebrates his first No. 1 with "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer. In anticipation of the Miami rapper's ascension to the apex, Chart Beat reader and frequent contributor…

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Janet, Reba

    December 24, 2009 11:00 AM EST ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK: A new decade brings a new No. 1 to the Billboard Hot 100, as rookie Ke$ha rises 2-1 with "TiK Tok." The 22-year-old, born Kesha Rose Sebert, is the first solo female to ascend to the summit with a maiden chart entry since Lady Gaga , who led with "Just…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in Fort Laude 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2004 - Married for two days, pop star Britney Spears,…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in Fort Laude 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  14. Singer Frankie Laine Dies At 93

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Frankie Laine, the big-voiced singer whose string of hits made him one of the most popular entertainers of the 1950s, died yesterday (Feb. 6). He was 93. Frankie Laine, the big-voiced singer whose string of hits made him one of the most popular entertainers of the 1950s, died yesterday (Feb.…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2004 - Married for two days, pop star Britney Spears,…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release party" for Sub Pop's "Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska," issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Damien 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Janet Jackson wins an injunction against Eric Leon Christian, who she claims had been harassing her.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk…

  18. Thorogood Rocks 'Hard' On New Album

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker George Thorogood will return May 30 with "The Hard Stuff," his latest album with his band the Destroyers. Veteran rocker George Thorogood will return May 30 with "The Hard Stuff," his latest album with his band the Destroyers. In addition to a handful of…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Sting receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The former Police frontman's star (No. 2,168) is revealed in front of the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in a ceremony att 2004 - Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott is…

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