1. Ian McLagan Remembered at Austin Music Awards

    March 19, 2015 4:40 AM EDT There were lots of winners at the 33rd annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday night. But it was a loss that resonated most deeply during the ceremony. Ian McLagan , the former Small Faces and Faces keyboardist and an adopted Texan who died on Dec. 3 at the age of 69, was celebrated with an…

  2. Robert Plant On New Album 'Ceaseless Roar': It's 'a Triumph'

    September 15, 2014 12:13 AM EDT Robert Plant has been a lifelong rambler with almost no interest in returning home to Great Britain. These days, though, he's as snug as a hobbit in his hole in his native country after returning to record his latest album, and he doesn't plan on changing his home base soon. "I…

  3. Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell, Robert Ellis Top Americana Awards Nominations

    May 12, 2014 2:48 PM EDT The Americana Music Association celebrated the nominees for their 2014 Americana Honors & Awards this afternoon in downtown Nashville with a music-filled event at the SiriusXM Music City Theatre. The satellite radio network’s Elizabeth Cook (Apron Strings) announced the nominations during…

  4. Patty Griffin Rescues Lost Album 'Silver Bell': Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 30, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Listen to the original "Truth #2" off Griffin's mythical album from 2000 and find out why Natalie Maines is bummed: "Now I can't steal from it anymore" Perhaps the most successful album of Patty Griffin's nearly 20-year career in music is the one that…

  5. Patty Griffin's Lost 'Silver Bell' Album to Be Released in October

    July 31, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Patty Griffin's long lost third full length album, "Silver Bell," will finally hit shelves on October 8. "Silver Bell" features fourteen original tracks sung by Griffin, with legendary singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris providing backing vocals on "Truth #2."…

  6. Patty Griffin Puts Robert Plant Rumors to Rest, Talks Raw 'American' Album

    May 06, 2013 11:45 AM EDT "We both have similar places that we come from as singers," she says of Plant. "He inspires me. He goes far and deep" Just how intimate can this sound? That's the question Patty Griffin set forth to answer when recording her seventh solo album, "American Kid,…

  7. Patty Griffin Debuts 'American Kid' Album at Former Church

    March 17, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Patty Griffin chose a rustic former church, now a private home called The Caste in Austin, to debut her upcoming new album "American Kid" for an invitation-only audience on Friday afternoon at South By Southwest. The album, due out May 7 is her debut for New West Records, whose…

  8. 'Love for Levon' Helm Benefit: John Mayer, Dierks Bentley + More

    August 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm . The "Love for Levon" benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will include performances from such artists as My…

  9. Robert Plant's New Band Makes U.S. Debut in Mississippi

    August 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Led Zeppelin Icon Brings the Sensational Space Shifters to the Sunflower Blues Festival Storied British frontman Robert Plant has long since proved that his remit extends far beyond the rock lexicon. But with the consummation of his latest meticulously assembled group of co-workers, he seems…

  10. Gary Allan's Next Album Will Be 'Super Rock, Super Up'

    June 26, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Country star Gary Allan is "deep into" his ninth album, and after tackling tough emotional terrain on 2007's "Living Hard" and 2010's "Get Off on the Pain" (both Top 5 on the Country and Billboard 200 charts) he promises this one will take a more…

  11. Robert Plant's Band of Joy Concert Gets July 10 DVD Release

    May 31, 2012 7:40 AM EDT DVD and Blu Ray Will Include Three Led Zeppelin Songs Not Seen in Initial 'Live from the Artists Den' Broadcast The concert Robert Plant and the Band of Joy filmed at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium for the TV live series "Artist's Den" will be released on…

  12. Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin Pay Tribute to Guy Clark

    November 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST He's one of the most revered writers to ever roam Music City, and the cream of the musical crop will be paying tribute to the great Guy Clark with the release of "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark." "Guy's songs are literature," says Lyle Lovett,…

  13. X's John Doe Talks Solo Album; X World Tour Kicks Off

    September 27, 2011 4:00 PM EDT It's looking to be a busy fall for X's John Doe : not only are L.A. punk icons X touring the world through December, Doe has put out his first solo album in four years, the excellent "Keeper." Doe's new solo material prominently features Patty Griffin and Jill Sobule …

  14. Eric Church Wants to 'Kick Everybody Else's Ass in the Industry' With Third Album

    May 22, 2011 7:00 AM EDT It's a sunny Tuesday afternoon on the west side of Nashville as Eric Church sips a beer and relaxes on the deck of a brick house. But he's not chilling at home. He's taking a break from the basement studio of producer Jay Joyce, where they're recording "Chief,"…

  15. Majestic Silver Strings Close 'World Tour' At Grammy Museum

    March 11, 2011 2:46 PM EST The Majestic Silver Strings, Buddy Miller's consortium of esteemed guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz, opened and closed their 2011 "world tour" in one night, performing Thursday (Mar. 10) at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The recording project alone required…

  16. Robert Plant 'Felt Young' Working on 'Band of Joy' Album

    September 13, 2010 11:35 AM EDT R obert Plant expects his new Band of Joy to be a going concern and says that taking pen to paper -- rather than continuing to cover other songs as he does on the "Band of Joy" album, which is out Tuesday (Sept. 14) -- is the likely next step. "We're talking. We have to…

  17. Robert Plant Returns To Americana With Band of Joy

    June 11, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Robert Plant takes an eclectic dive into Americana roots music on "Band of Joy," his first new album since 2007's "Raising Sand." The album was recorded in Nashville with an all-star group of musicians and is due Sept. 14 on Rounder Records. "Band of Joy"…

  18. 'Idols' Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox Impact Billboard Charts

    June 02, 2010 11:38 AM EDT Last week's "American Idol" finale certainly added some spice to a slow run on this week's Billboard charts , with winner Lee DeWyze, runner-up Crystal Bowersox and a number of the show's guest stars impacting the Digital Songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums tally…

  19. Hear 'Idol' Winner Lee DeWyze's Single, 'Beautiful Day'

    May 27, 2010 1:46 PM EDT Now that the "American Idol" results are in , it's time for winner Lee DeWyze to make his mark as a recording artist much like he did on TV. That process is already underway, as the studio recording of DeWyze's debut single, a cover of U2's "Beautiful Day,"…

  20. 'American Idol' Recap: Lee Fights Nerves As Crystal Shines During Finale

    May 25, 2010 11:00 PM EDT This is it! The grand finale, the end of the road, fight night. Have five months of "Idol" bootcamp turned Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox into potential music industry superstars? Has Simon Cowell Svengali'd his way into making America pick his winner of choice? Before the…

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