1. Wynonna Judd's Husband Loses Leg After Motorcycle Crash

    August 20, 2012 8:37 PM EDT Wynonna Judd 's husband has lost his leg after a motorcycle crash in South Dakota. Michael Scott "Cactus" Moser was riding a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 16 in the Black Hills on Saturday when he crossed the center line and hit a car. He was airlifted to a hospital. A…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry, Romeo Santos

    July 27, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Jepsen makes Canada proud by setting a Hot 100 No. 1 longevity record. Now all the other girls are chasing her, too. For. 'BURN'-ING LOVE: Linkin Park logs its 11th No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs radio airplay chart, as "Burn It Down" fires 3-1. The coronation…

  3. Naomi Judd Gets a Radio Talk Show on SiriusXM

    June 01, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Naomi Judd's new limited-run SiriusXM radio talk show has no safety net and even the country star says with a laugh she isn't sure that's a great idea. "If you've been at a press conference, you know I've said things I haven't thought of -- whoa," Judd…

  4. 615 Spotlight: Remember Traci Ann Stanley

    February 15, 2012 5:40 PM EST When you hear Traci Ann Stanley sing, it's something you remember. Her voice is as pure as the West Virginia Mountains where she grew up. Stanley's new single, "Remember The Whiskey," has been gaining much attention at various radio stations around the Eastern U.S., and…

  5. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  6. Wynonna Judd Engaged to Her Drummer, Scott 'Cactus' Moser

    December 29, 2011 1:20 PM EST Country singer Wynonna Judd is getting ready to walk down the aisle again. The 47-year-old is engaged to boyfriend of two years Scott "Cactus" Moser. Moser proposed to Judd on Christmas Eve. Currently on tour as Wynonna and the Big Noise, Moser is Judd's drummer. They first…

  7. Friday Flashback: The Judds Close a Chapter

    December 02, 2011 8:00 PM EST It was one of the most emotional days in country music history. A year earlier, Naomi Judd announced her retirement from The Judds because of her diagnosis of Hepatitis. Naomi and daughter Wynonna then proceeded to embark on their farewell tour, which came to a close twenty years ago today in…

  8. Kenny Rogers Hits the Road, Talks Album for 2012

    November 22, 2011 2:00 PM EST Country Icon Has Faith He Can Strike Another Hit: 'I Don't Expect Special Treatment' This year marks a special anniversary in the life and career of Kenny Rogers. It was in 1981 that he released his very first holiday album, "Christmas." The set became one of the…

  9. The Judds Get Sentimental as 'Last Encore' Draws Near

    October 20, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Naomi and Wynonna Judd have made their share of history together since releasing their first single, "Had A Dream (For The Heart)," close to three decades ago. They will soon be wrapping up a part of their storied history with the final show of their "The Judds - The Last…

  10. Kelly Price Returns to R&B Roots on New Album

    April 29, 2011 3:35 PM EDT When Kelly Price was nominated for a Grammy Award in the best female R&B vocal performance category last December, the nod caught many people off guard. Up until that point, Price hadn't released an R&B album since 2003's "Priceless." In fact, when she delivered…

  11. Chart Beat Wednesday: Carrie Underwood, Ke$ha, Rod Stewart

    July 28, 2010 1:45 PM EDT 'IT'S' NO. 1: Carrie Underwood collects her 10th No. 1 on Country Songs, as "Undo It" lifts 2-1. The song is the third leader from Underwood's "Play On" album, following "Cowboy Casanova" and "Temporary Home." Underwood plated three…

  12. Lynyrd Skynyrd Gets Country Tribute From Eric Church, Jamey Johnson

    June 16, 2010 10:08 AM EDT Sixteen years after a group of country music's "Skynyrd Frynds" paid tribute to Southern rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd , another batch of artists is doing the same. Randy Houser , Jamey Johnson , Eric Church and Uncle Kracker are among those who have recorded tracks for "…

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Lee & Crystal Rock On

    June 03, 2010 4:45 PM EDT LEE LEADS: Fox TV's "American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The newly-crowned champ bows atop Billboard's Rock…

  14. Ask Billboard: Records About Records

    May 07, 2010 7:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THE SO-LO-DOWN Hi Gary, Get ready for an extremely geeky chart-related e-mail…

  15. Chart Beat Wednesday: Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Yoko Ono

    April 07, 2010 1:05 PM EDT '20' TO 1: Zac Brown Band 's "The Foundation" becomes the eighth major label debut album in the Nielsen BDS-monitored data era to yield at least three No. 1s on Country Songs, as "Highway 20 Ride" rolls 2-1. The song follows "Chicken Fried" and …

  16. Kenny Rogers To Mark 50 Years In Music On TV

    February 05, 2010 7:28 AM EST Country music veteran Kenny Rogers is marking 50 years in the music business with a star-studded TV special. "Pretty courageous, isn't it?" Rogers, 71, said in a phone interview, laughing. "The whole idea is to get together with some friends of mine," he added. "…

  17. Taking Peaks, Part 1: Nos. 100-76

    January 05, 2010 4:25 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  18. Ask Billboard: Why We Follow The Charts

    November 13, 2009 4:25 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE WINDSHIELD ... Hello Gary, I just wanted to say…

  19. Wynonna, Naomi Reuniting The Judds In 2010

    November 13, 2009 11:18 AM EST Wynonna says that the Judds -- she and her mother, Naomi -- are up for "everything" in 2010, when she tells Billboard.com that the duo will work in some capacity. "We are 'in talks,' so there's nothing that's been defined yet," Wynonna explains. "I…

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: Happy (Early) Holidays

    October 22, 2009 6:49 PM EDT IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ...: More than a week before Halloween, and five weeks before Thanksgiving, the Billboard 200 is being decorated with a sleighful of yuletide albums. Five new holiday sets enter the Billboard 200, led by Bob Dylan 's "Christmas in the Heart…

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