Trisha Yearwood

  1. Garth Brooks, Toby Keith Play Sold-Out Twister Relief Concert

    July 07, 2013 10:44 AM EDT Some of country music's biggest stars, including Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and many others with ties to Oklahoma, played a sold-out show Saturday at the University of Oklahoma to raise money for the victims of the recent tornadoes that straf ...

  2. George Jones Remembered by Trisha Yearwood

    April 26, 2013 8:40 PM EDT 0 7.057 k 48 0 0 George Jones, considered by many to be the greatest country singer of all time, died Friday morning at the age of 81. Fellow country singer and friend Trisha Yearwood shared her memories of the singer with Billboard this afternoon. George ...

  3. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Honor the Greats At Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction

    October 08, 2012 5:37 PM EDT Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Cohn, Bekka Bramlett and J. Fred Knobloch were among those paying tribute Sunday night (Oct.7) as Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tony Arata were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hal ...

  4. Trisha Yearwood Launching Food Network Series

    January 30, 2012 7:14 PM EST Grammy winner Trisha Yearwood is cooking up something new. The best-selling author of two cookbooks has inked a deal to star in a six-episode daytime cooking show for the Food Network. In the as-yet-untitled series, Yearwood will share food tradit ...

  5. Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Drake, Chaka Khan Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Garth Brooks (left) and Billy Joel teamed up for "Shameless" at the annual Songwriter Hall of Fame ceremony (Photo: Getty) NEW YORK -- The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony always makes for a remarkable evening. It's an unusu ...

  6. Garth Brooks Prepares for Nine-Show Run in Nashville

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As he prepared to kick off his first of nine sold out shows tonight (Dec. 16) at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, which will benefit Middle Tennessee's flood relief efforts, Garth Brooks praised the city's resilience and thanked the c ...

  7. Big Machine Signs Rascal Flatts

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts has signed to Big Machine Records. The trio was previously signed to Disney-owned Lyric Street Records, which shut operations earlier this year. Radio is being serviced with the lead single "Why Wait" today and their upcomi ...

  8. Garth Brooks Says He Will Resume Music Career

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks, the best-selling solo musician in U.S. history, said on Thursday he was coming out of retirement and was expected to announce an extended concert run at the Wynn Las Vegas casino and hotel. "I know this is a young industry, so I ...

  9. Belmont To Host Country Showcase

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Nashville's Belmont University will host the 2009 Country Showcase on Feb. 21. The 7 p.m. show will be held in the campus' Curb Event Center. The show will include performances ...

  10. Reba McEntire Signs With Valory Music

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Reba McEntire has ended her 25-year association with MCA Nashville and signed with the Valory Music Co. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The move reunites 2007 Billboard Woman of the Year McEntire with Scott Borchetta, now p ...

  11. Midas Nashville Restructures, Gregory Finds New Home

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent Midas Records Nashville has restructured and the company's promotion staff, including VP of promotion Rob Dalton, has exited. A core group of employees, including principals Brad Allen and Keith Follese, will remain as the label f ...

  12. UMe, Amazon Link For Valentine's Push

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com has joined with Universal Music Enterprises to offer free Valentine's Day e-cards featuring hit love songs from Elton John, Patsy Cline, Marvin Gaye and others in its music store. The holiday cards come with 12 original recordings ...

  13. Music World Entertainment Expands Staff

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music World Entertainment, headed by president/CEO Mathew Knowles, has appointed three new members to its executive staff: Lynn Scott, VP of marketing; Jennifer Carlson, VP of digital strategy and emerging technologies; and Penny Lazo, national di ...

  14. Parallel Opens Nashville Office

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beverly Hills-based Parallel Entertainment, best known for managing Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy, among others, is opening a Nashville office where it will expand into country artist management. Veteran manager John Dennis ...

  15. Lazo Exits Big Machine

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Big Machine Records national director of sales and marketing Penny Lazo has exited the label to pursue management and marketing opportunities. Lazo’s replacement has not yet been named. Dallas-based Lazo joined the label almost two years ago from ...

  16. Keys Storms Chart With Mega-Selling 'As I Am'

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys storms The Billboard 200 this week with "As I Am" (J), which debuts at No. 1 after selling 742,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the best sales week for a solo female artist since No ...

  17. Zarling Rises At Big Machine, Valory

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Big Machine director of national promotion and new media John Zarling has been promoted to the newly-created position of senior director of new media and national promotion strategy for the label and its just-launched sister imprint Valory Music C ...

  18. Exclusive: Jewel Signs With New Nashville Label Valory

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Scott Borchetta, the president and CEO for Nashville-based independent Big Machine Records, is launching a second imprint, the Valory Music Company, and has signed Jewel to a multi-album deal. The label's name is a variation on June Carter Ca ...

  19. Garth Brooks Lines Up Kansas City Dates

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks' one scheduled performance Nov. 14 at the new Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., quickly spiraled into nine shows. On Saturday, the artist moved nearly 160,000 tickets in less than two hours via ticket outlets, online and telepho ...

  20. Eagles Land At CMA Awards

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles will make their first-ever awards show performance at the 41st Annual CMA Awards in November. The band joins previously announced performers Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, ...

  21. Loba Exits Broken Bow, New Label Is Next

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Broken Bow Records VP of promotion Jon Loba has exited the company with immediate effect. Sources familiar with the situation tell Billboard.biz that Loba will eventually take a similar role with a new imprint to be launched by Big Machine Records ...

  22. Brooks Confirms 'Ultimate Hits' Collection

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has confirmed that he will release on Nov. 6 "The Ultimate Hits," a 34-track, two-CD greatest hits retrospective with four new songs, and a DVD with videos. Billboard.biz first reported the news on Aug. 10 . The album will b ...

  23. Yearwood Signs With Big Machine

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After 16 years with MCA Nashville, country star Trisha Yearwood is signing with Nashville independent Big Machine Records, making her the most historically successful artist on the year-and-a-half old label. Big Machine founder, president and CEO ...

  24. NSAI Honors Buffett, Prestwood, Weatherly

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ceremony took place Oct. 22. Legendary songwriters Jimmy Buffett, Hugh Prestwood and Jim Weatherly were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Oct. 22. The induction was held in conjunction with the annual Nashville ...

  25. R.E.M. Inducted Into Music Hall Of Fame

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The four original members of R.E.M. gave a rare performance Saturday night (Sept. 16) as the group was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The four original members of R.E.M. gave a rare performance Saturday night (Sept. 16) as the group ...

  26. Cracker Barrel Announces 'Songs Of The Year'

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CD to feature Adkins, Yearwood, Lonestar. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, the Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant and gift shop chain, will unveil later today its latest exclusive CD venture, the "Songs of the Year" collection. Since creat ...

  27. Prestwood Inks With Skyline Publishing

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran country songwriter Hugh Prestwood has signed with Nashville-based Skyline Music Publishing as part of a joint venture deal between Skyline and Grammy-winning producer Russ Titelman. Veteran country songwriter Hugh Prestwood has signed with ...

  28. Artists Set For Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Acts across mutliple genres scheduled for event. The lineup is set for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, one of the biggest country music events in North America. Pop, R&B, rock and latin acts are included among the 24 artists booked, wi ...

  29. Vector Grabs Hank Williams Jr.

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country vet moves on after death of longtime manager. Country artist Hank Williams Jr. has signed with Vector Management in Nashville. His longtime manager, Merle Kilgore, passed away Feb. 6 from congestive heart failure. Vector's other clien ...

  30. Vector Grabs Hank Williams Jr.

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country vet moves on after death of longtime manager. Country artist Hank Williams Jr. has signed with Vector Management in Nashville. His longtime manager, Merle Kilgore, passed away Feb. 6 from congestive heart failure. Vector's other clien ...

  31. Stellar Lineup For ACM Anniversary Bash

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music has announced the lineup of artists for its 40th Anniversary Celebration, set to tape May 18 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and air on CBS-TV in December. The Academy of Country Music has announced the ...

  32. Capitol's Catino Heads To Universal Nashville

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Look for longtime Capitol Nashville executive VP of promotion Bill Catino to join Universal Music Group Nashville with the expected title of senior VP of promotion and artist development. He will repl Look for longtime Capitol Nashville executive ...

  33. New Pub Deals For Alger, Nicholson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth Brooks' "The T Pat Alger has signed with Nashv ...

  34. New Pub Deals For Alger, Nicholson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth Brooks' "The T Pat Alger has signed with Nashv ...

  35. Moraine Records Launches

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based publishing and production company Moraine Music Group is expanding its artist-development division to include a new country label, Moraine Records. Nashville-based publishing and production company Moraine Music Group is expanding ...

  36. Alger Signs Publishing Deal With Matt Lindsey

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Songwriter has worked with Garth Brooks, James Taylor. Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth B ...