1. Mickey Gilley Back on Stage Five Years After a Fall: 'I Couldn't Move. I Was Scared to Death'

    March 27, 2014 6:32 PM EDT Last Friday was a big night in the career of Mickey Gilley. The veteran performer hit the stage in Claremore, Oklahoma. It was the first date that Gilley has played on the road in five years – a time span that was traumatic for the Louisiana native. "On July 5, 2009, I fell, and was…

  2. Friday Flashback: Remembering Cindy Walker

    March 23, 2012 8:00 PM EDT With the lone exception of Dolly Parton, it could be said that Cindy Walker was possibly the finest female songwriter in the history of country music. One of the more prolific writers in the format's history, she composed such classics as "Distant Drums" for Jim Reeves and …

  3. Country Songwriter Hank Cochran Dead at 74

    July 15, 2010 4:06 PM EDT H ank Cochran , a consummate songwriter who composed a string of country hits including "Make the World Go Away" for Eddy Arnold , has died. He was 74. Martha E. Moore, his publicist, said Cochran died Thursday morning at his home in Hendersonville north of Nashville. He had been in…

  4. Rounds Derided, Lambert Gets Standing O On 'Idol'

    April 08, 2009 8:11 AM EDT Lil Rounds continued her streak of disappointment on "American Idol." The 24-year-old Memphis mom's eyes welled with tears as judge Simon Cowell derided her performance of "What's Love Got To Do With It" Tuesday night as a "second- or third-rate version of…

  5. Chart Beat

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "Stand By Me," the Cyruses, Daughtry and more! SEAN BY ME: "Stand by Me" is one of the classic songs of the 20th century. It has charted on The Billboard Hot 100 by eight different artists, and that's not counting the sampling of this evergreen in Sean…

  6. ONTV

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2005. MONDAY, NOV. 28 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: Queens of the Stone Age perform with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons. "Last Call With Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artists: The Bravery, Eve. TUESDAY, NOV.…

  7. Songwriter Baker Knight Dies

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prolific songwriter Baker Knight, whose hits were recorded by stars ranging from Elvis Presley to Ricky Nelson, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, has died at age 72. Prolific songwriter Baker Knight, whose hits were recorded by stars ranging from Elvis Presley to Ricky Nelson,…

  8. Jerry Lee Lewis Skips Delta Hall Induction

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Most of the residents of Ferriday, La., showed up to see Jerry Lee Lewis reunited with his famous cousins for their induction into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. But Lewis stayed away because he Most of the residents of Ferriday, La., showed up to see Jerry Lee Lewis reunited with his…