1. Garth Brooks Gets Teary During Country Hall of Fame Induction

    October 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT George Strait, Bob Seger and James Taylor were among the legends who honored Brooks on Sunday night. Garth Brooks promised he'd be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way into the building. Reflecting on personal…

  2. 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…

  3. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato Leaps To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    September 03, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The singer/actress scores her first leader on the list with 'Give Your Heart a Break.' Plus, new No. 1s for Neon Trees, Usher and Little Big Town. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  4. Demi Lovato and 'Glee's' Kevin McHale to Host 2012 Teen Choice Awards

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT "The X Factor" judge Demi Lovato and "Glee" actor Kevin McHale, who plays Artie Abrams on the hit Fox series, have been set to host Fox's Teen Choice Awards, airing live on Sunday, July 22. Lovato was announced as host earlier this week, and McHale was added to the…

  5. Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood Among Presenters for CMT Music Awards

    June 04, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Hollywood and Nashville will come together this summer for the 11th annual CMT Music Awards, hosted this year by country superstar Toby Keith and House of Lies actress Kristen Bell. A wide array of stars will be on hand for the June 6 ceremony, including presenters Carrie Underwood, Ashley…

  6. Spotlight: Lori Smith Pays Tribute to Legendary Producer

    May 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT The career of Lori Smith has seen as many twists and turns as some of the winding roads have around Music City. Talent, grit, and determination are a huge part of her story, and a huge part of the reason that she is starting to reap the benefits of some of her hard work. With her single, …

  7. Country Hall Highlights Bakersfield Sound

    April 06, 2012 5:00 PM EDT There was something about the California sound of country music. It sparkled on the airwaves as much as the flamboyant stage attire that the artists who made the music wore on stage. For a while, it seemed like there was somewhat of a tug-of-war between the music scene there, and the one in…

  8. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Laura Warshauer (Video, Exclusive Song Premiere)

    March 01, 2012 5:55 PM EST Every once in a while, we come across an artist that we just can't wait to tell the world more about. Laura Warshauer is one such artist. Born and raised in Red Bank, N. J., and now residing in Los Angeles, the singer/songwriter mixes powerhouse vocals with stark, insightful lyrics. Her…

  9. Spotlight On Erika Jayne

    February 01, 2012 4:37 PM EST Chart Article Erika Jayne says that her music centers on "glitz, glamour and fun," and one listen to her latest luxurious single, "Party People (Ignite the World)," confirms that description. Order "Party People (Ignite The World)" And Get More Info at ErikaJayne…

  10. Country Music Preview: 10 for 2012

    January 03, 2012 3:30 PM EST is only a few days old, but there are a few things that we are really looking forward to in the world of country music. There are some big tours and quite a few big albums coming down the turnpike, and it's already looking to be a banner year. Here are ten things to look forward to:…

  11. Country Music's Biggest Moments of 2011

    December 29, 2011 6:30 PM EST There have been many memorable moments in the world of country music in 2011. While choosing only ten might be a little difficult, these are moments that really got people talking during the year. More Country: Top Singles | Top Albums | The Year in Country Glen Campbell's Sad News The…

  12. Lady Gaga, 'Born This Way: The Remix': Track-By-Track Review

    November 21, 2011 10:00 AM EST A remix full-length based entirely off of one album is always a bit of a sticky situation, but even more so when a Lady Gaga opus is the subject of the reworking. After all, Gaga is an uncompromising figure in pop music, and the vision of an album like "Born This Way" -- its many…

  13. Watch: Death Cab For Cutie's Shepard Fairey-Created Clip for 'Home Is A Fire'

    May 10, 2011 4:29 PM EDT Renowned street artist Shepard Fairey created some of the most iconic political imagery of all time during the 2008 election, but his latest project finds him working in the music world. The man behind Pres. Obama's "Hope" posters worked with Washington rockers Death Cab For…

  14. Sultan & Ned Shepard Featuring Nadia Ali, "Call My Name"

    April 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Nadia Ali's voice is one of dance music's most unmistakable: alternately husky and girlish, the Pakistani-American vocalist possesses a haunted drone that seems to match the electronic beats over which she's usually singing. DJ/producers (and Harem label heads) Sultan and Ned…

  15. Ferlin Husky, Country Music Pioneer, Dead At 85

    March 18, 2011 11:27 AM EDT F erlin Husky , a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early '60s known for hits like "Wings of a Dove" and "Gone," died Thursday. He was 85. The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee died at his home, hall spokeswoman Tina Wright said. He had a…

  16. Reba McEntire Joins Country Music Hall of Fame

    March 01, 2011 1:34 PM EST The Country Music Association announced today that Bobby Braddock , Reba McEntire , and Jean Shepard will become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. McEntire will be inducted in the "Modern Era Artist" category, while Shepard will be inducted in the "Veterans…

  17. Channeling Charted TV Themes

    September 21, 2010 11:05 AM EDT McKinley High School's most musical students began their sophomore year Tuesday (Sept. 21), as Fox's "Glee" began its second season (and drew grade-A ratings ). The "Glee" troupe performed versions of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ' "Empire State of Mind,"…

  18. Esperanza Spalding, "Chamber Music Society"

    August 31, 2010 5:31 PM EDT Esperanza Spalding is certainly not shy of ambition. The singer, bassist and composer lit up the jazz world with 2008's "Esperanza," and where she could have offered more of the same this time out she's instead raised the proverbial bar on "Chamber Music Society,"…

  19. Billboard Bits: Courtney Love, Gavin Rossdale, Regina Spektor, Adam Ant and more

    April 27, 2010 6:50 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Courtney Love claims she slept with Gavin Rossdale even though he was already with Gwen Stefani, US Magazine reports . Love revealed the details of her affair with Rossdale on the Howard Stern Show on…

  20. Jimi Hendrix Explores New 'Valleys'

    January 11, 2010 6:00 AM EST An album of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings is set for release in March, kicking off a brand new exploration of the legendary guitar virtuoso's life and works in the lead-up to the 40th anniversary of his death in 1970. "Valleys of Neptune," a 12-song…

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