1. Dailey & Vincent Take the Ryman Auditorium Home: Live Review

    July 22, 2013 6:30 PM EDT If you look up the definition of sonic perfection, there just might be a picture of bluegrass super duo Dailey and Vincent. Simply put, there are no other acts in the format who do what they do with as much energy, zeal, and precision. Thursday, the Rounder recording artists made a stop at…

  2. Randy Travis' Brother Arrested for Home Meth Lab

    July 19, 2013 9:10 AM EDT Authorities in Union County say the brother of country singer Randy Travis has been arrested after sheriff's deputies found a methamphetamine lab inside his home. Investigators with the sheriff's office searched the home of 50-year-old David Traywick Tuesday and said they found a…

  3. Footage of Elvis Presley's Last Performance To Go Under the Hammer

    July 19, 2013 1:46 AM EDT Original video and audio of Elvis Presley's haunting last performances, shot in Omaha, Neb., and Rapid City, S.D., shortly before his 1977 death, will be auctioned July 26 and 27 at the Mecum Celebrity Items Auction at Santa Monica's Barker Hangar. The trove consists of 27 songs…

  4. Florida Georgia Line Approaches Record Atop Hot Country Songs

    July 18, 2013 4:55 PM EDT The duo is a week away from tying the mark for the longest a song has reigned at No. 1. Plus, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt make notable moves Florida Georgia Line leads Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for a 20th week with "Cruise," moving to within a…

  5. Earl Sweatshirt Performs 'Doris' Songs At NYC Show

    July 16, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Earl Sweatshirt's "secret" show yesterday (July 15) was at Ludlow Garage -- an auto repair shop. Cameras on tripods, microphones and DJ equipment replaced automobile tools; FADER affiliates replaced oil-covered mechanics; and Odd Future fans and media-related persons replaced…

  6. Randy Travis 'Responding Well to Voices,' Says Fiancee

    July 15, 2013 6:55 PM EDT Doctors and fiancée Mary Davis give update on singer, who is awake but remains in critical condition Country music star Randy Travis is awake and making progress as he recovers from surgery following a stroke. A news release and video from the Texas hospital where the 54-year-old singer is…

  7. Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich Trashes Spotify's Business Model

    July 15, 2013 6:24 AM EDT In a series of Tweets on Sunday, famed producer Nigel Godrich called Spotify "bad for new music" and said three of his projects had been pulled from the ad-supported subscription service.   Godrich takes issue with the economics of Spotify and the royalties that flow to artists. …

  8. Randy Travis in Recovery, 'Resting Comfortably'

    July 12, 2013 8:32 PM EDT The country star has been "under heavy sedation" since undergoing brain surgery on Wednesday night. Randy Travis remains in recovery from his Wednesday night surgery, his publicist confirmed to Billboard. "Mr. Randy Travis has been under heavy sedation since he came out of…

  9. Stars Pray for Randy Travis After Brain Surgery

    July 12, 2013 12:28 AM EDT Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis on Thursday after he underwent brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital. Travis remained in critical condition Thursday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain Wednesday night, publicist Kirt…

  10. Randy Travis Suffers Stroke, Undergoes Surgery

    July 10, 2013 10:06 PM EDT Travis, hospitalized with congestive heart failure, is in critical condition, his publicist said on Wednesday night. Country music star Randy Travis remains in critical condition at a Texas hospital after undergoing surgery following a stroke, the singer's publicist said. Publicist…

  11. 615 Spotlight: Zane Williams, 'Overnight Success'

    July 10, 2013 7:10 PM EDT The title cut of Zane Williams' new CD and current single is "Overnight Success." He tells Billboard that he wouldn't mind if fans thought the tongue-in-cheek lyrics were something he identified with – though he has been perfecting his craft for close to two decades. …

  12. Randy Travis' Heart Condition Has 'Stabilized'

    July 10, 2013 2:47 PM EDT Doctors say the country singer has "shown signs of improvement" since being admitted to a heart hospital in Plano, Texas Randy Travis' health has stabilized, according to hospital officials in Texas, where the country star is receiving treatment for a heart condition. In a…

  13. Randy Travis Remains in Critical Condition

    July 09, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Randy Travis remains in critical condition at a Texas hospital, but his publicist has denied reports that the singer has undergone heart surgery.  "Contrary to reports, Randy Travis has not undergone heart surgery," his rep said in a new statement. "Travis is being treated…

  14. Randy Travis in Critical Condition at Texas Hospital

    July 08, 2013 5:26 PM EDT Country singer Randy Travis is listed in critical condition after being admitted to a Texas hospital on Sunday. According to his rep, the crooner is suffering from complications of viral cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscle that is caused by a virus. No other information…

  15. Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': Track-By-Track Review

    July 04, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail," which became available thrugh the Samsung app (but also leaked elsewhere) late last night, is a lot to get through on a holiday... and not just if you have a Samsung phone. (Samsung users faced difficulties when downloading the album at…

  16. Travis Tritt Talks New Album 'The Calm After,' Dueting With Daughter

    June 28, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Travis Tritt returns to the radio world with his first new single since 2007 with a song that you might have heard before -- “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough,” a 1992 hit from Patty Smyth and Don Henley. And, he’s got a brand new duet partner that he’s very excited for the public to hear -…

  17. Michael Jackson's Fatherhood: New Details Emerge in Courtrooms

    June 22, 2013 1:42 PM EDT Courtrooms have supplied the epilogue to Michael Jackson's life. They've provided the forum where his debts have been settled, his final days dissected and his life depicted as a cautionary tale. In nearly four years of court proceedings, two juries have watched Jackson come to…

  18. DJ AM Documentary Trailer Debuts at EDM Biz Conference

    June 20, 2013 4:16 PM EDT The late DJ is the subject of a forthcoming documentary. During a panel at EDM Biz about the Grammy Awards and the Recording Academy’s non-profit arm, MusiCares, documentary filmmaker Kevin Kerslake premiered a trailer for his forthcoming film about the late DJ AM titled “As I AM: The Life…

  19. Kanye West Playlist: Recommended If You Like 'Yeezus'

    June 17, 2013 10:34 AM EDT Call it "Yeezus" shock. A couple of spins into the dense and visceral new opus from Kanye West, god of French lamps and pastries alike, and it hits you: Nothing else in your iTunes library can quite follow it up. Kanye West is nothing if not progressive, and you’d be hard-pressed…

  20. 'Johnny Cash Forever' Stamp Released, Coinciding with Cash Museum Grand Opening

    June 06, 2013 7:31 PM EDT Dozens of Johnny Cash fans lined up early this morning in Nashville to be the first to own the new "Johnny Cash Forever" U.S. Postage stamp. The first-day-of-issue-ceremony was timed for the start of the CMA Music Festival, and the grand opening of the new Johnny Cash Museum, a…

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