1. The Story Behind New Country Music Hall Of Famer Fred Foster

    October 06, 2016 1:42 PM EDT The producer and record exec was key in the careers of Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson. After the Country Music Hall of Fame announced its 2016 class, the two artists among the 2016 inductees — Randy Travis and Charlie Daniels — received the most press. The other, Fred Foster…

  2. Los Lonely Boys To Release '1969' Tribute EP

    August 25, 2009 12:40 PM EDT It was well before any of the three Garza brothers was born, but the magical music year of 1969 still contained "a lot of music we learned over the years and really influenced us," according to Los Lonely Boys bassist JoJo Garza. So the Texas trio is paying "tribute" to…

  3. Susan Tedeschi Ready To Rock On New Album

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Susan Tedeschi is planning a fall release for her fifth studio album, which is being produced by George Drakoulias (Black Crowes, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers). Singer/songwriter Susan Tedeschi is planning a fall release for her fifth studio album, which is being…

  4. DMB, Mayer, Harper Set For Australian Festival

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and Ben Harper are among the artists that will perform at both editions of Australia's East and West Coast Blues & Roots Music festival. Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and Ben Harper are among the artists that will perform at both editions of Australia&…

  5. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce enlists a quintet of top producers for her sophomore "B-Day" celebration, Audioslave unveils album number three and Hem overcomes adversity in this week's Hot Product. A retrospective from the newly reformed Alice In Chains, "The Essential Alice in Chains" …

  6. White Drafts Clapton, Knopfler For New Album

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Southern singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted the help of friends like Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Michael McDonald for his new album, "Uncovered." Southern singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted the help of friends like Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Michael…

  7. Seger Prepping First New Album In 11 Years

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Seger will end a lengthy gap between new albums with the Sept. 12 release of "Face the Promise" on Capitol Records. The first single, "Wait For Me," is due out shortly after the Fourth of July. Bob Seger will end a lengthy gap between new albums with the Sept. 12…

  8. 2006: A Better Than Solid Start

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The New Year brings with it promises of great new music, and so far, it's delivering. I begin every new year with the excitement of a puppy. The slate is wiped clean and the new music that filters in carries with it much promise for the coming months. Romantic? Possibly. A bit too pie…

  9. Chambers Planning August U.S. Tour

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Critically adored Australian artist Kasey Chambers will visit the United States next month for her first dates here since the release of her third album, "Wayward Angel." Critically adored Australian artist Kasey Chambers will visit the United States next month for her first dates…

  10. Lynne 'Suits' Up For New Disc

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the help of a Wallflower, a Heartbreaker and others, Shelby Lynne has finished a new album targeted for a spring release. With the help of a Wallflower, a Heartbreaker and others, Shelby Lynne has finished a new album targeted for a spring release. The singer/songwriter created initial…

  11. The Heroines

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New releases from swamp rock titan Tony Joe White don't come along very often, and this one is special, indeed. New releases from swamp rock titan Tony Joe White don't come along very often, and this one is special, indeed. White pays homage to his favorite female singers here, and…

  12. Lynn Takes Two Americana Awards

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville. The veteran country performer was named artist of the year, while her acclaimed Jack White-produ Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in…

  13. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Teen film/TV sensation Hilary Duff’s self-titled debut for Hollywood Records. A retrospective from beloved British rock act Supergrass, “Supergrass Is 10” (Capitol), the American edition of which features a bonus live disc. A…

  14. Tony Joe's Campfire Songs

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the mag for Billboard.com. Some people swap stories around the campfire; others, like Tony Joe White and Shelby Lynne, write songs. They wrote a handful together a few years ago, when Lynne, who grew up in Alabama and resides in California, was living near White's place in…

  15. Lynne To Play Cash's Mother

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shelby Lynne has joined the cast of the Johnny Cash biopic, "Walk the Line." Shelby Lynne has joined the cast of the Johnny Cash biopic, "Walk the Line." The singer/songwriter will portray the late country music icon's mother, Carrie Cash, in the Fox Searchlight film,…

  16. Tony Joe White Gets A Lift From 'Heroines'

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Due Sept. 28 via Sanctuary, "The…

  17. South By Southwest Diary: Day One

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary, Day One Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  18. The Gambler

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Rogers had yet to complete his soft-rock-to-country metamorphosis in 1978, but that would change forever by November with the release of The Gambler, propelled by a Grammy-winning title cut that Kenny Rogers had yet to complete his soft-rock-to-country metamorphosis in 1978, but that…

  19. Fleetwood Mac Principals Regroup For Mayall

    January 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Three founding members of Fleetwood Mac -- Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Peter Green -- recently regrouped to record a track for British blues giant John Mayall's forthcoming album. The cut, "Yo Yo Three founding members of Fleetwood Mac -- Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Peter…