1. Rosanne Cash Rediscovers Her Roots With 'The River & The Thread'

    December 02, 2013 12:00 PM EST Rosanne Cash admits that when she looks back at her classic work from the 1980s, she feels somewhat removed from the artist that was topping the chart with works like "Seven Year Ache" and "Blue Moon With Heartache" during her years with Columbia Records. "It's…

  2. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Displays Iconic Elvis Presley Items

    November 29, 2013 9:50 PM EST Old-time Elvis Presley fans and lots of newer, younger ones flocked to a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Friday to see his stylish ID bracelet, custom-made motorcycle, eye-catching rings and military mementos. The exhibit opened in conjunction with Elvis Presley…

  3. Yo Gotti Debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    November 29, 2013 6:00 AM EST Yo Gotti's "I Am" debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 47,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, his biggest weekly sales figure to date. His previous best came on Jan. 28, 2012, when "Live From the Kitchen" opened with 16,000 first-week units,…

  4. Of Mice & Men Announce New Album: 'Restoring Force' Due Jan. 28

    November 27, 2013 1:01 PM EST The successful metalcore quintet Of Mice & Men are back with a new album. On Jan. 28, they'll follow 2011's "The Flood" with "Restoring Force." So far, no new music has been released, though a number of presale bundles have been announced on the band's…

  5. One Direction Talk 'Midnight Memories,' Fans, & the Future: The Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    November 22, 2013 8:31 AM EST This is an exclusive One Direction Q&A, parts of which appear in the new Billboard. For the complete cover story, buy this week's issue . "Midnight Memories," One Direction's third album (out November 25) is perhaps the most representative work of the band&…

  6. RZA on Wu-Tang Clan: 'We Can't Wait Seven Years for Another Album'

    November 21, 2013 7:37 PM EST RZA sees the latest Wu-Tang Clan endeavor as the end of the influential rap group as we know it. The 44-year-old Wu-Tang leader and producer says he's still six weeks or so away from finishing the Clan's overdue new album "A Better Tomorrow." The process has made him…

  7. Justin Timberlake's Dreams of Country Music Stardom 'Still Alive'

    November 18, 2013 3:20 PM EST Justin Timberlake was making quite a bit of noise Friday in Nashville – and that was well before he ever hit the stage for a much-anticipated show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. The singer did an interview with the Tennessean earlier in the week where he stated that he would…

  8. Yo Gotti Talks 'I Am' Album & Epic Records Partnership

    November 18, 2013 1:13 PM EST 'I ain't making decisions based on just checks and money anymore - the situation has to be right.' The title of Yo Gotti's new album, "I Am," due Nov. 19 through a new partnership between his CMG imprint and Epic Records, is meant to be a mission statement: The…

  9. 615 Spotlight: Heidi Feek Takes Different Path Than Her Famous Parents

    November 13, 2013 5:30 PM EST There has been a big buzz going on around Nashville as of late concerning Heidi Feek and her new album, "The Only." Feek is the daughter of country duo Joey+Rory, and she admits that her R&B / Blues edge might take some by surprise given the traditional lean of her parents.  …

  10. 'Sons of Anarchy' Star Katey Sagal Talks First Album in Nine Years

    November 11, 2013 3:10 PM EST In addition to a long run as one of America's favorite television stars, Katey Sagal also has another passion: music. Actually, it was her first love. Long before "Sons Of Anarchy" or "Married...With Children," the California native was performing on stage -- even…

  11. Drake Debuts 'Worst Behavior' Video: Watch

    November 11, 2013 1:20 PM EST Drake takes us to his father's hometown of Memphis, Tennessee for the music video to "Worst Behavior." Directed by Director X and Drake, the 10-minute video opens with Drake's father, Dennis Graham, reciting words from his son's "Nothing Was the Same" song…

  12. Corey Smith Puts Finishing Touches on New Album

    November 07, 2013 3:15 PM EST For Undertone recording artist Corey Smith, doing things his way has always worked -- and worked well. He has sold close to two million digital singles, and 250,000 albums. The singer is putting the final touches on his upcoming disc, and has just released the set's first single, "…

  13. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 9:23 AM EDT It was among the last words he spoke during his remarks last night at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, but Kenny Rogers might have summed up the lasting power of being inducted into the exclusive club. As he was talking about the pride he took in sharing the moment…

  14. Bubbling Under: Alexa Ray Joel Covers Dad Billy's 'Just The Way You Are'

    October 25, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Alexa Ray Joel, Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla Sign and Billy Rivers & the Angelic Voices of Faith     ALEXA RAY JOEL Alexa Ray Joel…

  15. Luke Bryan Announces 'That's My Kind of Party' Tour for Winter 2014

    October 19, 2013 3:51 PM EDT Luke Bryan is coming to your city, and you can crash his party -- if you want, of course. The country star wraps up the Dirt Road Diaries Tour, his most recent series of dates, next Saturday (Oct. 26), but Bryan is already gearing up for his next tour, according to the singer's website…

  16. Hot Tours: Iron Maiden No. 1, Wraps Maiden England Tour

    October 17, 2013 7:38 PM EDT Veteran English metal band Iron Maiden has ended its Maiden England world tour that began in June 2012 and played in the Americas and Europe during the past two summers. Leading this week’s Hot Tours tally with $15.2 million in ticket sales, the band scores the top ranking with revenue…

  17. Harry Belafonte Sues Martin Luther King Jr. Estate

    October 16, 2013 2:57 AM EDT Harry Belafonte sued the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Tuesday over the fate of three documents he tried to sell at auction. The lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan seeks unspecified damages and a court declaration Belafonte is the rightful owner. The documents are an outline of a…

  18. Tommy Roe Has Come a Long Way Since 'Sheila'

    October 04, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Tommy Roe -- the artist behind such hits as "Sheila" and "Dizzy," is back with new music. The Georgia native has been busy promoting his current single, "Memphis Me." He tells Billboard that he's enjoying having new music to talk about, because he admits…

  19. JT Hodges Talks Up Second Album, 'Bone Appétit' Benefit Event

    October 01, 2013 9:40 AM EDT JT Hodges has been in the studio as of late, and he's quite excited about what he's been doing.  "I've cut four sides already," he tells Billboard. "We've got quite a few new songs we're working on with different people. I did the first four sides…

  20. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard and out of respect for the…

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