1. Mel Tillis Brings His Old-School Charm to Nashville's Franklin Theatre: Concert Review

    March 16, 2015 9:08 PM EDT What is the correct way to present country music? Just like in every era of the genre's history, there is no way to answer that question that is going to please everyone. Some prefer the high-octane arena shows of acts such as Luke Bryan , Florida Georgia Line or Kenny Chesney -- and…

  2. Mel Tillis Recovering from Heart Surgery

    March 10, 2014 11:51 PM EDT Country Music Hall of Fame singer Mel Tillis is recovering in Nashville after heart surgery over the weekend. According to a statement from his daughter, Pam Tillis, the 81-year-old singer required a "routine heart procedure," but is expected to make a full recovery. "In…

  3. Thomas Rhett Makes Multi-Generational History On Country Airplay Chart

    October 15, 2013 11:05 AM EDT With 'It Goes Like This,' Rhett becomes the first solo artist in the chart's history with a parent that previously reigned as a soloist As "It Goes Like This" shoots 4-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, singer/songwriter Thomas Rhett…

  4. Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis Pair Up for 'Dos Divas'

    July 15, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Both Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis grew up the daughters of country music superstars -- Country Music Hall of Famers George Morgan and Mel Tillis, respectively. But, though they had that bond in common, Tillis tells Billboard the two didn't know each other growing up in Music City. …

  5. Scalpers Pass On Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert

    July 05, 2013 4:30 AM EDT A concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims has drawn some of the biggest names in country music, but with proceeds intended for charity it is not attracting scalpers hoping to prey on an unsuspecting public. Oklahoma natives Toby Keith and Garth Brooks are among the star-studded lineup…

  6. Mel Tillis Eyes New Book, Greatest Hits Album

    March 04, 2013 3:00 PM EST As a writer, Mel Tillis has crafted some of the format's most memorable songs, such as "Detroit City" for Bobby Bare and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" for Kenny Rogers. As an artist, he placed 77 singles on the singles chart between 1958 and 1989.…

  7. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS, READERS…

  8. Killers Unveil Name, Date For B-Sides Collection

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Sawdust" will arrive Nov. 13 via Island Def Jam and will feature Lou Reed guesting on a new track titled "Tranquilize." The Killers have settled on a name and a release date for the B-sides collection first reported here last month. "Sawdust" will arrive Nov. 13…

  9. Killers Corralling Rarities For B-Sides Album

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A wealth of material that stateside fans most likely haven't heard will comprise the Killers' next release before the end of the year, according to frontman Brandon Flowers. Flowers also hasn't ruled A wealth of material that stateside fans most likely haven't heard will…

  10. Plant, Krauss Cover Everlys, Waits On New Album

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Robert Plant and Alison Krauss put their collaborative stamp on an eclectic repertoire of material on "Raising Sand," due Oct. 23 via Rounder. Among the tracks appearing on the T Bone Burnett-produced Robert Plant and Alison Krauss put their collaborative stamp on an eclectic…

  11. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  12. Love Flows To The Bellamy Brothers

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It says a lot about an act when it can record an album commemorating a 30-year career and have the likes of Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Montgomery Gentry and George Jones eager to join in the fun. Then again, the Bellamy Brothers have always had…

  13. Guitarist Hank Garland Dies

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Garland, who performed with Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Charlie Parker and many others, died yesterday (Dec. 27) of a Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Garland, who performed with Elvis Presley,…

  14. Delights Fill Final Garcia, Grisman Disc

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Spring will bring what is said to be the last disc of previously unreleased recordings late Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia made with his friend, mandolinist David Grisman. Spring will bring what is said to be the last disc of previously unreleased recordings late Grateful Dead…

  15. Tillis To Tour Again

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran country artist Mel Tillis says he's going to begin touring again beginning next year. This after a 45-year career that has yielded more than 60 albums. The 70-year-old entertainer has a full s Veteran country artist Mel Tillis says he's going to begin touring again beginning…

  16. Tillis Salutes Her Lineage With 'Relative'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country singer Pam Tillis has wrapped "It's All Relative," a tribute album featuring the songs of her legendary father, Mel Tillis. The disc is due Aug. 27 and will be her debut on Columbia/Lucky Dog, Country singer Pam Tillis has wrapped "It's All Relative," a…

  17. Caught in the Webb: A Tribute to the Legendary Webb Pierce

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Regarded by many as one of country's most potent moaners ever, Webb Pierce receives reverent tribute on this multi-artist Audium release produced by Pierce disciple Gail Davies. Regarded by many as one of country's most potent moaners ever, Webb Pierce receives reverent tribute on…

  18. Hot Product for Monday, March 5, 2001

    March 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Aerosmith, Eve, Delbert McClinton, Pam Tillis, Blake Babies, Amy Ray. 'Push' Harder Aerosmith's "Just Push Play" (Columbia) is the first self-produced album of the band's career. And if the success of first single "Jaded" (in its…

  19. Pam Tillis Sings Of 'Thunder & Roses'

    February 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST For Pam Tillis, the songs on her first Arista/Nashville album in two years --"Thunder & Roses," due March 6 -- are like conversations. And with the release of the disc's initial single, For Pam Tillis, the songs on her first Arista/Nashville album in two years --"…

  20. Pam Tillis Sings Of 'Thunder & Roses'

    February 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST For Pam Tillis, the songs on her first Arista/Nashville album in two years --"Thunder & Roses," due March 6 -- are like conversations. And with the release of the disc's initial single, "Please," For Pam Tillis, the songs on her first Arista/Nashville album in two…