1. John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

    July 21, 2009 1:23 PM EDT John Fogerty 's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1973 solo debut,…

  2. John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

    July 20, 2009 3:00 PM EDT John Fogerty's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1972 solo debut,…

  3. GENE WATSON, "In a Perfect World"

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to believe traditionalist Watson has been around for as long as he has -- his first big hit was 1975's "Love in the Hot Afternoon." It's hard to believe traditionalist Watson has been around for as long as he has -- his first big hit was 1975's "…

  4. The Billboard Q&A: Merle Haggard

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hard as it is to believe, Merle Haggard has never made a bluegrass album in his more than 40 years of recording. Until now. For the first time in 80-some records, "The Bluegrass Sessions" puts Hag, as Hard as it is to believe, Merle Haggard has never made a bluegrass album in his…

  5. Sarah Johns

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One of the first triumphs of Sarah Johns' country music career was getting flipped off by audiences when she opened shows for Toby Keith. One of the first triumphs of Sarah Johns' country music career was getting flipped off by audiences when she opened shows for Toby Keith. That…

  6. Haggard Goes Bluegrass On New Album

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country Hall of Famer Merle Haggard's four-decade career veers into a new direction of American music with the release of "The Bluegrass Sessions," due Oct. 2 through Del McCoury's McCoury Music label Country Hall of Famer Merle Haggard's four-decade career veers into…

  7. They Don't Make 'Em Like This No More

    March 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price poll their talents on a collaborative album, "Last of the Breed," due this week via Lost Highway. The double-disc set sports 22 songs recorde Country legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price poll their talents on a…

  8. Nelson Launching Label With Family Album

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Over the years, Willie Nelson has liked to do "anything that makes record companies nervous. Nervous is a good sign." We'll see how he feels now that he's sitting in the owner's chair of his own label Over the years, Willie Nelson has liked to do "anything that…

  9. 07OnTV

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 12-18, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 13 "Wheel of Fortune: Country Music Stars Week," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Montgomery Gentry, Trisha Yearwood, Steve Azar. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Rickie Lee Jones. …

  10. Nelson, Haggard, Price Pool Talents For New Album

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price have wrapped work on a collaborative album, "Last of the Breed," due March 20 via Lost Highway. Country legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price have wrapped work on a collaborative album, "Last of the Breed,…

  11. 48OnTV

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 27 "Dew Circuit Breakout Challenge," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer, Brandtson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Tom Waits (also scheduled: Kate…

  12. Chart Beat

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Hicks wrests The Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 crown away from Shakira and Wyclef Jean, plus news on Taylor Swift, Billie Joel and Rascal Flatts. 'HIPS' SLIPS; HICKS CLICKS: America's love affair with "American Idol" hasn't abated, as evidenced by the series…

  13. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  14. McBride Makes Time For Country Classics

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, Martina McBride decided to pay homage to the classic country music on which she was raised. After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, Martina McBride decided to pay homage to the…

  15. CHART BEAT

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, Sheryl Crow, Ray Charles and Earth, Wind & Fire. THE DOLLY-MERLE GAME: The numbers 108-105 might sound like a basketball score, but for purposes of "Chart Beat,…

  16. Hot Product

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson Country Kitchen Nearly a decade after hatching the idea for a country album that infuses reggae, Willie Nelson will release the set, "Countryman," this week via Lost Highway. The album finds the outlaw country icon covering Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come…

  17. Willie Readies Reggae Riddims

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nearly a decade after hatching the idea for a country album that infuses reggae, Willie Nelson's "Countryman" will see release this summer by Lost Highway. Nearly a decade after hatching the idea for a country album that infuses reggae, Willie Nelson's "Countryman…

  18. Billboard Bits: Keen, SFA, St. Kitts/St. Lucia Fests

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Robert Earl Keen, SFA, St. Kitts/St. Lucia Fests Singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen will release his 11th album, "What I Really Mean," May 10 through Koch Records Nashville. Like 2003's "Farm Fresh Onions," the new set was produced by Keen's touring band…

  19. Price Recovering From Heart Surgery

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Price is recovering from weekend heart surgery in a Houston hospital. Ray Price is recovering from weekend heart surgery in a Houston hospital. After complaining of chest pains late last week, the veteran country artist underwent surgery on Saturday to remove a blockage in the main artery…

  20. Lost Highway Collects 'Found' Gems

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alternative country flagship label Lost Highway has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Lost & Found -- Vol. I," a single-disc collection of rarities, b-sides and unreleased music from artists on the Alternative country flagship label Lost Highway has set a Sept. 23 release date…

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