Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Music, Memories Mark Paul Kirby Memorial At The Basement

    October 10, 2011 4:35 PM EDT A memorial service last night at the Basement in Nashville for Paul Kirby, the late front man/guitarist for popular Nashville bands Walk The West and Cactus Brothers who died of cardiac arrest at 48 on Sept. 25, ended up as a reunion of sorts not ...

  4. New Show-Me Fest Hires Conway Entertainment Group

    January 28, 2011 4:24 PM EST Contracts were finalized on Wednesday for Nashville-based Conway Entertainment Group to produce a new festival, the Show-Me Music & Arts Festival in Springfield, Mo., Billboard.biz has learned. CEG is helmed by CEO Tony Conway, longtime presid ...

  5. Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews Top Bonnaroo Fest Lineup

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking an unusual route to its lineup announcement today (Feb. 9), rolling out the bill one artist at a time on its website. Billboard sources, however, have confirmed that the festival ...

  6. Artist Push Performance Rights Act During Grammy Week

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST In a move to highlight the fight to win payments for performers, musicians and master rights owners from terrestrial radio broadcasts of music, a group of artists signed a "Grammy Week" statement encouraging Congress to pass the Performa ...

  7. Spirit Catalogue In Deal With Producer Guercio

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spirit Catalogue Holdings, the parent company of Spirit Music Group, has acquired a majority interest in the publishing rights of legendary record producer James William Guercio. As part of the deal Spirit also acquired a significant stake in Guer ...

  8. Exclusive: Top Companies Form Groundbreaking New Publishing Partnership

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST What began as an indie publisher seeking advice about the Nashville market from a couple of manager friends has turned into a first-of-its-kind publishing partnership. Two competing artist management companies, Red Light Management and Vector Mana ...

  9. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent company, Universal Music Group. NASHVILLE -- On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its ...

  10. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent company, Universal Music Group. On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent compa ...

  11. Vassar Clements Dies

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fiddle virtuoso was 77. Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements died on August 16 at his daughter, Midge Cranor’s, home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. He was 77. Born in 1928, Clements was referred to as the "Miles Davis ...

  12. Bluegrass Legend Martin Dies

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashville hospice where he was battling bladder cancer. He was 77. Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashvill ...

  13. Upstate N.Y. Fest To Benefit City Of Hope

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lake Placid, N.Y., will be the site of the City of Hope's inaugural Songs at the Lake music festival, set for July 31-Aug. 1. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the L.A. organization's cancer rese Lake Placid, N.Y., will be the site ...