Chris Willman

Chris Willman is a contributing writer at Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter.

T Bone Burnett attends the 17th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference

T Bone Burnett Gets Drolly Historical Narrating a New Spotify Music Series, 'Drawn & Recorded'

T Bone Burnett's latest gig is as narrator of 'Drawn & Recorded: Modern Myths of Music', a series of animated shorts that premieres this week on Spotify. 'Drawn & Recorded' is a collection of 10 true-life music tales, literally drawing on stories associated with legends from Blind Willie Johnson to Brian Jones to Kurt Cobain to… well, even the legendary Scott Stapp, of Creed.
T Bone Burnett attends the 17th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference

T Bone Burnett Gets Drolly Historical Narrating a New Spotify Music Series, 'Drawn & Recorded'

T Bone Burnett's latest gig is as narrator of 'Drawn & Recorded: Modern Myths of Music', a series of animated shorts that premieres this week on Spotify. 'Drawn & Recorded' is a collection of 10 true-life music tales, literally drawing on stories associated with legends from Blind Willie Johnson to Brian Jones to Kurt Cobain to… well, even the legendary Scott Stapp, of Creed.
Beyoncé & The Dixie Chicks

CMA Awards Producer on 'Welcoming a New Friend & Welcoming Back an Old One' in Beyonce & Dixie Chicks

Robert Deaton didn’t have much competition in the last few weeks for the hardest-working-man-in-show-business title. As longtime executive producer of the CMA Awards, he was shepherding literally dozens of artists into performance slots on the 50th-anniversary telecast, from statesmen as elder as Roy Clark to up-to-the-moment luminaries like Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris to... well, you may have heard that Beyoncé put in an appearance.
Beyoncé & The Dixie Chicks

CMA Awards Producer on 'Welcoming a New Friend & Welcoming Back an Old One' in Beyonce & Dixie Chicks

Robert Deaton didn’t have much competition in the last few weeks for the hardest-working-man-in-show-business title. As longtime executive producer of the CMA Awards, he was shepherding literally dozens of artists into performance slots on the 50th-anniversary telecast, from statesmen as elder as Roy Clark to up-to-the-moment luminaries like Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris to... well, you may have heard that Beyoncé put in an appearance.

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