Alabama

  1. Banned From the Bus: Alabama Drummer Paints Fractious Picture Of Hall Of Fame Act

    March 24, 2016 9:22 AM EDT Mark Herndon spent 25 years playing drums in Alabama , routinely promoted in posters, T-shirts and album covers as one of the four members of the band. His image is embedded in the group’s bronze plaque in the Country Music Hall of Fame, and he wa ...

  2. Big Sean, Juicy J and Alabama Tribute Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 30, 2013 6:52 PM EDT Rappers Big Sean and Juicy J, along with a new tribute album to country band Alabama, are headed for the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest Big Sean's new "Hall of Fame" could sell approximat ...

  3. 'Alabama & Friends' Tribute to Feature Luke Bryan, Toby Keith & More (Exclusive)

    April 08, 2013 9:15 PM EDT Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney are among the artists paying tribute to Alabama on the legendary country group’s “Alabama & Friends.” The album, which will feature members of Alabama duetting with the acts on some of ...

  4. Grammy Sales Bumps: Retailers Banking on Mumford, Black Keys, Frank Ocean, Sheeran

    February 08, 2013 10:20 PM EST   While retail's money is still riding on Mumford & Sons to get the biggest sales gain after Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, now that the lineup is more complete than when we last checked in a couple of weeks ago, they see a slew of other ...

  5. Rihanna, Katy Perry, Billy Joel, 122 Other Artists Tell Pandora: 'That's Not How Partners Work Together'

    November 14, 2012 12:15 PM EST The battle over webcasting royalties went up a notch Wednesday when 125 artists ranging from Alabama to Zac Brown Band wrote an open letter to Internet-radio company Pandora Media over its attempt to change the way the statutory webcasting rates a ...

  6. Luke Laird, Dallas Davidson, Sony/ATV Win Big at 60th BMI Country Awards

    October 31, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Big winners: Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Tom T. Hall and Luke Laird attend the 60th Annual BMI Country Awards at BMI on October 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/Getty Images for BMI) "Take A Back Road" went cent ...

  7. Album Reviews: Michael Kiwanuka, Love and Theft, Frank Ocean

    July 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT MICHAEL KIWANUKA Home Again Producer: Paul Butler Cherrytree/Interscope Release Date: July 17 Nearly six years after Amy Winehouse's "Rehab," young English retro-soul singers continue to emerge so regularly that it feels hard to be ...

  8. Billboard Country Music Summit Round Table Gallery With Execs From Sony-ATV, CAA, TicketMob, Others

    June 05, 2012 2:45 PM EDT The Publishing Roundtable, with Troy Tomlinson, President & CEO Sony ATV Music -Nashville; Wade Jessen, Senior Chart Manager/Nashville, Billboard; Jim Beavers, Songwriter, Bob Dipiero, songwriter (Photo: Michael Seto) One of Billboard's a ...

  9. Sony Sued as Songwriter Alleges Alabama Stole His Song, Label Didn't Collect Royalties

    May 14, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Australian singer-songwriter Allan Caswell is alleging in a lawsuit that the band Alabama stole its 1982 chart-topping hit, "Christmas in Dixie," from the song he penned as the theme for the 1980s Australian television soap, "The Pr ...

  10. Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown - i.e. 'Rising Stars' - Lead American Country Award Noms

    December 05, 2011 9:00 AM EST NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - It didn't all start for The Band Perry at last year's American Country Awards. But the inaugural show gave the sibling trio a significant shove down the path to stardom and the long string of accolades they'v ...

  11. Bjork, Adam Lambert, Marilyn Manson's Butt Win Big at MTV's O Music Awards

    November 01, 2011 12:02 PM EDT Wackadoos: The Flaming Lips covered The Beatles' classic "Revolution" at MTV's O Music Awards 2 in a tribute to late-Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Frontman Wayne Coyne was clad in tin foil and various band members played iPads. ...

  12. Backbeat: Candids From Nashville's SoundLand Festival

    September 30, 2011 2:27 AM EDT Jason Moon Wilkins, SoundLand co-founder, poses at the entrance to the Saturday afternoon show at the Neuhoff Factory. (Photo by Glenn Peoples) Established and emerging artists descended on Nashville last week for the four-day SoundLand festival. ...

  13. Nevada, D.C. and Missouri Have Most Live Music Per Capita, According to Ticket Startup

    June 28, 2011 6:09 PM EDT If you want a lot of live-music options, Las Vegas may be calling your name. According to statistics provided by secondary ticket search service SeatGeek , the state with the most concerts for the state's population is Nevada. Washington D.C. ...

  14. Alabama, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Dozens More Light Up CMA Music Fest's Opening Night

    June 10, 2011 10:45 AM EDT "Old Alabama" helped the CMA Music Festival turn 40 as country's most-successful group of all time, Alabama, showed the strength of its influence during a June 9 stadium concert at Nashville's LP Field on the festival's op ...

  15. Country Singers May Be Part of AL Corruption Trial

    June 07, 2011 5:30 PM EDT MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A federal gambling corruption trial at the Alabama Statehouse could look like a country music concert or a political convention rather than a court case. The nine defendants in the case that began this week include VictoryLand c ...

  16. Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Others Urge Support at CMT Disaster Benefit

    May 13, 2011 7:00 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Help is on the way. That's the message celebrities and music stars sent to storm victims across the South on Thursday night during a star-studded benefit concert on CMT. Hank Williams Jr. kicked off "Music Builds: The ...

  17. Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum to Headline Tornado-Relief Concert

    May 06, 2011 8:08 AM EDT Country music stars Hank Williams Jr., Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and the band Lady Antebellum are to hold a concert to raise funds for victims of storms and tornadoes that struck Alabama and nearby states, organizers said on Thursday. Country Music ...

  18. Photos: CRS 2010 In Nashville

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Country Radio Seminar 2010 is under way in Nashville. For a full look at this year's agenda, check the CRB Web site . Below some choice photos and bits of news from the event so far. Pictured above, left to right, Scott Borchetta, Becky B ...

  19. Front Line's Dale Morris Deal Highlights Draw Of Country Artists

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There was an almost audible gasp on Music Row when Ticketmaster Entertainment revealed that its Front Line management division had acquired Morris Management Group of Nashville. Long known as a fiercely independent industry maverick, Dale Morris h ...

  20. Front Line Aquires Dale Morris

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Irving Azoff's Front Line Management has quietly acquired Dale Morris & Associates, home to country music's top touring artist in Kenny Chesney, along with Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson. Founded by Dale Morris, who worked with A ...

  21. Randy Owen Signs With Broken Bow

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Randy Owen, the front man for the legendary country band Alabama, has signed with Nashville independent Broken Bow Records. His first single on the label will come in June and his solo debut album, "One On One," will be released Nov. 11. ...

  22. VH1 To Air 'Station Fire' Special

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT VH1 and VH1 Classic will air a one-hour concert benefit special on March 23 to remember the five-year anniversary of the tragic fire that killed 100 people during a Great White concert at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. The television ...

  23. Touring Briefs: Paid Dues, Phoenix Rising Benefit, Philly Live!

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST -- Independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues will return for its third year with a one-off festival date on March 22 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif. West Coast rapper Murs, in association with Southern California-based concert prom ...

  24. Former Alabama Singer Readies Solo Effort

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Alabama lead singer Randy Owen is set to release his solo debut single, "Braid My Hair," to country radio. A new album, "One on One," produced by Big & Rich's John Rich, will be released this spring on newly-for ...

  25. After Canada, Big & Rich To Take Break From Road

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich's upcoming and first-ever Canadian tour will likely be the genre-bending duo's last for a while. The long-lasting effects of a car accident involving a drunk driver a few years ago will sideline the duo's Big Kenny Al ...

  26. Dale Morris and Associates, William Morris Agency Partner

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dale Morris and Associates (DMA) and the William Morris Agency (WMA) have formed a strategic alliance focusing on concert booking and touring for Gretchen Wilson and former Alabama frontman Randy Owen. DMA and WMA have employed an informal relatio ...

  27. Scorsese, Crowe To Be Part Of Kristofferson Tribute

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban, actor Luke Wilson, legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Willie Nelson and acclaimed producer Don Was will be part of a tribute to Kris Kristofferson at the 2007 CMT Music Awards. Kristofferson is being ...

  28. Midas Signs Emerson Drive

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Group spent five years with DreamWorks Nashville. Three-month-old Nashville indie label Midas Records has signed the Canadian country band Emerson Drive as its flagship act. The group, which previously spent five years on the DreamWorks Records Na ...

  29. Red Mountain Ent. Adds Partner

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ruffino joins team, most recently with New Era. John Ruffino has joined Red Mountain Entertainment, Inc., as one of four partners at the concert and event promotion company based in Birmingham, Ala. Formed last month, Red Mountain promotes concert ...

  30. Bogard Gets Famous

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Songwriter/producer signed to global deal. Famous Music Nashville has signed hit country and pop songwriter and producer Steve Bogard to a long-term, global publishing deal. Bogard's hits include George Strait's "Carried Away" ...

  31. Shania Twain Top Winner At BMI Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toby Keith, Casey Beathard also honored. Shania Twain was a top winner at tonight's (Nov. 8) 52nd annual BMI Country Awards, held at the company's Music Row offices. Twain's crossover hit, "Forever and For Always," was nam ...

  32. Broken Bow Sees Shell In Key Pub Post

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran songwriter Larry Shell has been named to the newly created position of senior VP/creative director for Broken Bow Record's affiliated publishing company, Magic Mustang Music. He will also serv Veteran songwriter Larry Shell has been n ...