1. Jason Boland & The Stragglers Head Down a 'Dark and Dirty Mile'

    June 14, 2013 5:15 PM EDT When listening to the music of Jason Boland & The Stragglers, you might be prone to call them a Texas band, an Americana act, or edgy rock and roll. But, take a listen to their newest project, "Dark And Dirty Mile," and you might be reminded of some of the great traditional…

  2. Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Embrace 'Bakersfield' Sound on New Album

    June 10, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Country fans who yearn for the sounds from a bygone era will want to circle the date of July 30 on their calendar. MCA Nashville will release "Bakersfield," a new collaborative project from Vince Gill and steel guitar virtuoso Paul Franklin. The album serves as a tribute to the…

  3. The Roys Tackle Tradition on 'Gypsy Runaway Train': Video

    June 07, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Over the past few years, brother and sister duet The Roys have become one of the fastest-rising acts in bluegrass music – even landing their own television series on the RFD-TV network. With the release of their latest Rural Rhythm album, "Gypsy Runaway Train," they look to…

  4. Florida Georgia Line Sets Hot Country Songs Record

    May 23, 2013 11:55 AM EDT With a 12th week at No. 1, Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" breaks the record for the most chart-topping weeks for a title by a duo in the 69-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.   "Cruise" also extends the list's longest reign by any act…

  5. Vampire Weekend Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 22, 2013 11:00 AM EDT George Strait, Demi Lovato also notch Top 5 debuts on this week's chart. As forecast , Vampire Weekend notches its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Modern Vampires of the City" debuts atop the list this week. The set sold 134,000 copies in its first week,…

  6. George Strait Scores 86th Hot Country Songs Top 10

    May 15, 2013 7:15 PM EDT The King of Country pushes closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s all-time George Strait edges closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s in the 69-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Give It All We Got Tonight" rises 12…

  7. George Strait, 'Love Is Everything': Track-by-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT In a career that has seen five of his albums win the CMA Album of the Year trophy, a new release from George Strait is always a cause for celebration. But, in the case of "Love Is Everything," it truly is an album worth giving a listen to, and then, and then again. In fact, it…

  8. George Jones Funeral: Alan Jackson, Wynonna, Kid Rock, Laura Bush and More Say Goodbye at Opry Memorial

    May 02, 2013 2:08 PM EDT George Jones performed hundreds of times at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House – whether on the WSM Radio show, or appearing on such shows from the auditorium like the CMA Awards, so it's only appropriate that this morning's funeral has turned out to be a farewell fit for a…

  9. 615 Spotlight: Drake White's 'Simple Life'

    May 01, 2013 5:35 PM EDT Radio executives who attended the Country Radio Seminar in March came away excited about the musical offerings of many of Nashville's newcomers – with MCA's Drake White being one act who attracted quite a bit of interest. With new single "The Simple Life" on the radio …

  10. George Jones' 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    April 27, 2013 3:40 PM EDT George Jones placed more records on the Billboard Country singles chart than any other artist, with 143 making the top-40, and 13 of those making it all the way to the top slot. We've compiled a list of his top 20 songs, ranked by overall chart performance and based on chart…

  11. Garth Brooks on Getting Out-Sung By George Jones: 'It Was an Honor to Get My Ass Kicked That Day'

    April 26, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Brooks talks fondly of recording "Beer Run" with Jones in 2001 George Jones, considered by many to be the greatest country singer of all time, died Friday morning at the age of 81. Longtime fan and friend Garth Brooks, who recorded a duet with Jones in 2001 called "…

  12. Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Other Hall of Famers Mourn George Jones

    April 26, 2013 3:56 PM EDT PHOTOS: Remembering The Possum • George Jones Dead at 81 • The King of Country Charts • Stars React on Twitter • Jones' Billboard Interview Loretta Lynn , Merle Haggard and other living legends of country music are taking George Jones' death hard, an unsurprising reaction to the…

  13. George Jones Mourned on Twitter by Country Stars & More

    April 26, 2013 12:40 PM EDT When the sad news about the death of country icon George Jones broke today (April 26), stars from Nashville and beyond took to twitter to mourn the loss and share memories of the music legend. Here's a smapling of what Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Martina…

  14. Pistol Annies Give Birth to 'Annie Up': Our Happy Hour Q&A With Country's Hottest Mavericks

    April 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT It's happy hour at the Timothy Demonbreun House, a dignified Nashville mansion with historical significance, and as Pistol Annies knock back a couple after a long media day for new album "Annie Up," the ladies are very much enjoying each others' company as they…

  15. 'Wolverton Mountain' Singer Claude King Dies

    March 07, 2013 2:55 PM EST Claude King, who is best remembered for his 1962 classic "Wolverton Mountain," died this morning at his home in Shreveport, LA. King's eldest son, Duane King, said the singer was found unresponsive in his bed. He was 90. Born February 5, 1923 in Keithville, LA, King's…

  16. Tim McGraw Exclusive Song Premiere: 'Two Lanes of Freedom'

    January 26, 2013 8:26 AM EST The country superstar's album "Two Lanes of Freedom" is due February 5, but you can listen to the title track exclusively here first Tim McGraw's upcoming album, "Two Lanes of Freedom," is one of the most anticipated country releases in recent memory and…

  17. Wanda Jackson, Buck Owens Rarities Get Release

    December 18, 2012 6:00 PM EST Fans of classic country music will be excited to learn of a new series of releases from Omnivore Recordings that will take them back in time a few years. The company recently released four vinyl EP's from four of the format's greatest stars of all time. Included in the list are…

  18. Rolling Stones Review: Raucous, Star- Filled Tour Closer

    December 16, 2012 12:00 PM EST To Be Continued NEWARK, N.J. -- The Rolling Stones blew the roof of The Rock last night, putting a capper on their brief 2012 50th Anniversary run of dates, but seemingly setting the stage for more shows in 2013. ROLL WITH IT • Best '50' Tour Photos • Mick Jagger on Newtown •…

  19. Merle Haggard's 'Troubadour' Days Find Home in New Box Set

    November 26, 2012 4:00 PM EST Fans of Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard are in luck this holiday season. German-based Bear Family Records has just issued "Troubadour" -- a four disc, 111 cut box set that features the entire recorded output of Haggard's five years on MCA Records (1976-1981). By…

  20. Ray Price is Battling Pancreatic Cancer

    November 06, 2012 6:36 PM EST Ray Price , a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has announced he is battling pancreatic cancer. The singer told the San Antonio Express that he has been fighting the disease for six months, undergoing chemotherapy. He confirmed that the tumor has not grown, and is optimistic for a…

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