1. The CMA Awards' Golden Anniversary: 50 Years, 50 Highlights

    November 01, 2016 2:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 George Strait, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift and even a former president are part of the trophy's history. From Jack Greene ’s triple play in the first year to Chris Stapleton ’s career-making appearance at the 49th installment, the C ...

  2. From Johnny Cash to Taylor Swift, The Stars' Most Memorable CMA Moments Across the Decades

    October 28, 2016 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 2 On October 20, 1967, Bobbie Gentry -- fresh off of her career-defining smash “Ode To Billy Joe" -- joined fellow hitmaker Sonny James on stage at Nashville Municipal Auditorium to host the first Country Music Association Awards Banquet and Show ...

  3. Musicians Hall of Fame Induct Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton & Others

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST 0 0 0 The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in Nas ...

  4. Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton Among 12 Inducted Into Musicians Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in N ...

  5. Taylor Swift On Songwriting, Nashville & the Thrill of Spontaneous Music Making

    October 15, 2013 5:16 AM EDT Songwriting is the topic of the moment for Taylor Swift. The 23-year-old pop star was honored for a record sixth time as songwriter-artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, surpassing guys like Vince Gill and Alan ...

  6. Carrie Underwood Builds An Uncertain Future On Classic Past

    August 07, 2013 4:16 PM EDT "I'm too proud to drop keys," says country superstar as she prepares to release "The Blown Away Tour: Live" DVD A blonde country singer in her late 20s sits nearly motionless, knees crossed while she belts out a from-the-g ...

  7. Barbara Mandrell

    Barbara Mandrell

    16 Albums, 16 Songs

  8. 615 Spotlight: Lisa Matassa Shows Her Edge With 'Somebody's Baby'

    December 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Lisa Matassa has got a lot to be thankful for these days. She's just released a new EP titled "Somebody's Baby," with a single by the same name that has recently broken into the Billboard's Country Indicator chart (which mea ...

  9. Blake Shelton's CMA Award Victory Reflects Continuing Power of Television For Country Music

    November 06, 2012 12:00 PM EST Perhaps no one was more shocked than Blake Shelton when he received the entertainer of the year award from presenters Reba McEntire and Tim Allen during the 46th annual Country Music Assn. Awards on Nov. 1. He hadn't imagined the digits were ...

  10. Charlie McCoy Honors Hank Williams on 'Lonesome Whistle'

    July 26, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Charlie McCoy remembers getting the call some three years ago that he would be one of three new inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. It's an honor that he still can't believe at times, even today. "It's amazing," s ...

  11. The Dick Clark I Knew, by Co-Writer Fred Bronson -- Read An Excerpt

    April 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Dick Clark Productions writer and former Billboard columnist Fred Bronson remembers the "American Bandstand" leader and his profound influence on the music business - following is an excerpt, approximately one-sixth of Bronson's ful ...

  12. Bob Henry, Producer of Pioneering 'Nat King Cole Show,' Dies at 92

    March 21, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Helmed Variety Shows for Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and The Carpenters, Among Others Bob Henry, a producer and director of television variety shows including "The Nat King Cole Show" and "The Flip Wilson Show," has died. A Tues ...

  13. 615 Spotlight: Corey Wagar Hopes You 'Hate My Boyfriend'

    December 14, 2011 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Country newcomer Corey Wagar has been getting an education over the past few months -- but not in the classroom. The singer-songwriter, 18, has been touring the United States promoting her album "On The Edge," as well as her current single ...

  14. CMAs Preview & Predictions: Entertainer of the Year

    November 09, 2011 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 It's a man's world, especially for the entertainer of the year category at tonight's CMAs. It's a near-carbon copy of the male vocalist nominees, save for a Taylor Swift-Kenny Chesney swap. To get you ready for the big show (Toni ...

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift, Adele, Richard Marx

    May 05, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 'MEAN' STREAK: Taylor Swift is having the last laugh on the brand of critic she skewers in her latest Country Songs top 10, "Mean." As the song lifts 12-9, Swift has reached the chart's top 10 with all 13 of her singles (exc ...

  16. Reba McEntire Extends Country Songs Record

    November 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'RADIO' ROYALTY: While Taylor Swift dominates headlines on the Billboard 200, as her "Speak Now" blasts in at No. 1, logging the largest sales week since 2005 , according to Nielsen SoundScan, another country queen continues rewr ...

  17. Chart Beat Wednesday: Muse, Billy Currington, Mariah Carey

    March 10, 2010 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 TWO OUT OF THREE AIN'T BAD: Muse makes history on the Alternative Songs chart, "Resistance" charges 6-1. With the British band's former 17-week No. 1 "Uprising" at No. 3, the group becomes the first act in the survey� ...

  18. Video Q&A: Reba McEntire "Keeps On"

    August 17, 2009 3:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 For 25 of the more than 30 years that Reba McEntire has been in the music business, she recorded for MCA Nashville. Now the veteran Country hitmaker has a few new moves up her sleeves -- not only is she back with "Keep On Lovin' You," ...

  19. Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell Join Hall Of Fame

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark and Charlie McCoy were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in an at times emotional ceremony that saluted them for their music as well as their contributions to bringing the genre to a mass audience t ...

  20. Chart Beat: 3OH!3, Bob Dylan, Jason Aldean

    May 07, 2009 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  21. Chart Beat: Jason Aldean, Michael Damian, Maxwell

    May 06, 2009 2:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  22. Carrie Underwood Takes Top Prize At ACM Show

    April 06, 2009 9:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood was named entertainer of the year at the 44th Academy of Country Music awards, securing her status as country's hottest star on a night that felt like a changing of the guards. Underwood became only the seventh woman in 39 year ...

  23. Clark, Mandrell, McCoy Headed To Country Hall

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame at a medallion ceremony this spring. The announcement was made by the Country Music Assocation at the downtown Nashville HOF today (Feb. 4). Clark, ...

  24. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed 20th-century music, dies in Atlanta of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He i 2006 - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, band ...

  25. Booker T. And The MGs Join Musicians Hall Of Fame

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Duane Eddy picked his rumbling "Peter Gunn" instrumental and Rolling Stone Keith Richards jammed with The Crickets on "Not Fade Away" as a host of musicians and producers were honored during the Musicians Hall of Fame ...

  26. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 1998 - It is announced that Maril ...

  27. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single " ...

  28. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed 20th-century music, dies in Atlanta of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He i 2006 - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, band ...

  29. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 1998 - It is announced that Maril ...

  30. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single " ...

  31. CMT Awards Adds Presenters

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Mandrell, Jason Aldean, Josh Turner, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, former professional wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Taylor Swift have been added to the list of presenters at CMT's 2007 Music Awards, which will be he ...

  32. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1978 - </b>Public Image Ltd. makes its debut performance at the Rainbow Theatre in London.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Sawyer Brown singer Mark Miller hosts cable channel Shop At Home ...

  33. 46OnTV

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 13-20, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 13 "GAC Nights," Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sugarland. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): George Jones (also scheduled: Robin ...

  34. 45OnTV

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 6-12, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 6 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Delbert McClinton. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Sugarland, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora (also sched ...

  35. Chart Beat

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses American Idols, Justin Timberlake and more! IDOL VS. IDOL: Last week it seemed certain that Carrie Underwood was going to collect the 100th No. 1 for the "American Idol" franchise, but certainty flew out the window because h ...

  36. 41OnTV

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 9 - 15, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 9 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): James Blunt (also scheduled: Donald Trump, John Cena. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured ...

  37. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2 ...

  38. Country Stars Align For Mandrell Tribute

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of the biggest names in country music have signed on for a tribute album to country legend Barbara Mandrell, who stepped away from the business in 1997. Some of the biggest names in country music have signed on for a tribute album to country le ...

  39. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Singer Bobby Brown, 31, is arrested at Newark Airport in Newark, N.J., on an outstanding warrant for probation violation in a prior drunken-driving case.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none 2005 - Count ...

  40. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “ ...

  41. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Beyoncé, George Strait, Dolly Parton, "chart years," year-end accounting and much more this week with readers. WHERE'S 'FIGHTING' - GILBERT'S GRIPE Dear Fred, I think I found another Beyoncé song that did ...

  42. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1978 - </b>Public Image Ltd. makes its debut performance at the Rainbow Theatre in London.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Sawyer Brown singer Mark Miller hosts cable channel Shop At Home ...

  43. ONTV

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2005. MONDAY, NOV. 28 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: Queens of the Stone Age perform with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons. "Last Call With Carson Daly," NBC Featu ...

  44. OnTV

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 24-30, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bette Midler (also scheduled: Uma Thurman, Bob Harper). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Ashlee Simpson, Barbra ...

  45. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2 ...

  46. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid. 2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, includi ...

  47. CMT, CBS Ready Country Specials

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country network CMT will celebrate the genre's long history of duets with a June 8 concert at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Highlights will form the basis of the special "CMT 100 Greatest Country network CMT will celebrate ...

  48. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Sawyer Brown singer Mark Miller hosts cable channel Shop At Home's "Hope for the Holidays" initiative benefiting St. Jude's Children's Hospital. All proceeds from all merchandise sold on 1999 - Sawy ...

  49. Country Veteran Teddy Wilburn Dies

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Teddy Wilburn, a driving force in country music with his late brother Doyle as the Wilburn Brothers, died of congestive heart failure yesterday (Nov. 24) at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. Teddy Wilburn, a driving force in country music ...

  50. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven European rock festivals due to drummer Ginger Fish's bout with mononucleosis. 1998 - It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at s ...

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