1. George Strait, Miranda Lambert Added to George Jones Tribute Concert

    September 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT More star wattage has been added to the upcoming sold-out tribute concert for the late, great George Jones.  The country singer's widow, Nancy Jones, announced on Monday morning that George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, and Alabama will all perform…

  2. 'SNL' Books Arcade Fire, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry to Kick Off Season 39

    September 09, 2013 1:03 PM EDT "Saturday Night Live" is kicking off its 39th season with a trio of major musical guests.  Canadian alt-rockers Arcade Fire will grace the Sept. 28 premiere, and will have their performances (presumably songs from new album "Reflektor") introduced by host Tina Fey. This…

  3. America's Labor Party: 26 Country Songs for the American Worker

    September 01, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsletter, which you can subscribe to right here . When…

  4. Liberace’s One-Time Las Vegas Mansion Sells For Just $500,000

    August 30, 2013 12:20 AM EDT A 15,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 in cash to a British businessman who said he learned to play the piano after being inspired by the flamboyant performer. The buyer - Martyn Ravenhill - closed the deal on Aug. 23 for $29,000 below its list…

  5. Tina Turner Talks Touring With Oprah Winfrey: 'Tired of Singing and Dancing'

    August 23, 2013 10:10 PM EDT The 73-year-old star says the audience may have to embrace a less high-energy show for her to return to the stage. In a new episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," eight-time Grammy Award winner Tina Turner sits down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss her recent wedding, career and why…

  6. Marian McPartland, Jazz Pianist and Radio Host, Dead at 95

    August 21, 2013 10:03 AM EDT Marian McPartland, a renowned jazz pianist and host of the National Public Radio show "Piano Jazz," has died at the age of 95, NPR said Wednesday. McPartland died of natural causes Tuesday night at her Port Washington home on Long Island, said Anna Christopher Bross, a spokeswoman…

  7. Kid's Author Sandra Boynton Goes Country, Enlists Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Ryan Adams and Others for New Album

    August 13, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Famed children's author Sandra Boynton is set for a career first come Sept. 3. The famous scribe – who mixes her words with music – will be releasing "Frog Trouble and Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs" via Warner Brothers. It's her first collaboration with country music…

  8. Mike Doughty,'The Idiot Kings': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 05, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Former Soul Coughing frontman revisits the beloved band's catalog on new album, "Circles Super Bon Bon…" For Mike Doughty, it’s all come full-circle. The singer and songwriter split with his influential band Soul Coughing back in 2000, turned solo and turned his back on…

  9. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  10. Newport Folk Festival Wrestles Weather, Evolving Legacy With Beck, Avett Brothers, Feist

    July 29, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As the summer festival economy continues to enjoy its boon era at the same time the wider music industry remains unsure what it's going to be when it grows up, every promoter has no doubt felt the pressures that force fests to either make room for outside controlling interests -- big…

  11. Neko Case's New 'Fight': Inside Her Most Revealing Album Yet

    July 23, 2013 11:23 AM EDT "I was really depressed and in mourning . . . and I'd never slowed down to just feel it," Case says of recording her new full-length. Curled up on a plush green chair in the lobby of New York's Soho Grand Hotel, Neko Case admits that, throughout her career, she's…

  12. Tina Turner Marries Longtime Beau Erwin Bach

    July 18, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Legendary rock singer Tina Turner has married her longtime German beau, Erwin Bach, in a Swiss civil ceremony, a local mayor said Thursday. The 73-year-old singer tied the knot at the registry office of her wealthy Zurich-area community with Bach, a 57-year-old music executive, said Markus…

  13. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

  14. Chat Show Legend Michael Parkinson Has Cancer

    July 08, 2013 1:03 AM EDT Sir Michael Parkinson, the legendary British chat show host who has championed countless musicians, has prostate cancer. The 78-year-old broadcaster, who is affectionately known in his homeland as “Parky,” was diagnosed with the disease in May following a routine health check last year.…

  15. Beyonce Gains Stepmother as Father Mathew Knowles Gets Married

    July 06, 2013 6:56 PM EDT Beyonce has a stepmother. Her father and former manager, Mathew Knowles, got married last Sunday. His representative told The Associated Press on Friday that he has wed former model Gena Charmaine Avery in Houston, Texas. The pair had been engaged for a year and a half. The 48-year-old…

  16. INXS TV Projects Move Forward In Australia

    June 24, 2013 6:09 AM EDT Production is getting under way in Melbourne this week on the first of three INXS-themed projects to be released this year. "Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS" is being made as a two-part mini-series for the free-to-air Seven Network and is Shine Australia’s first…

  17. Cher On 'Closer to the Truth': 'I Took Some Chances on This Album'

    June 19, 2013 5:47 AM EDT After Cher premiered her new single "Woman's World" on "The Voice" Tuesday, she took some time to discuss the evolution of the music on her album "Closer to the Truth," which Warner Bros. will release on Sept. 24. "Woman's World," which…

  18. Queens of the Stone Age Won't Wait as Long for 'Clockwork' Follow-Up

    June 14, 2013 1:10 PM EDT With "...Like Clockwork," Queens of the Stone Age's first new album in six years, lodged at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 91,000, Josh Homme is hoping there's a shorter wait for the next one.  "I think we should make a record right away -- but…

  19. Sting, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson Perform As Legends Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:13 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was full of star power that included Alison Krauss…

  20. Neko Case Teams With M. Ward on 'Man' Single, Announces New Album

    June 11, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Alt-country warrior Neko Case has announced plans for her first studio album since 2009's well-received "Middle Cyclone." The new record is titled (deep breath) "The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You" and comes out Sept. 3…

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