1. Taylor Swift Dominates Billboard Artist 100

    November 06, 2014 3:33 PM EST Swift stays atop the chart -- with a nearly 10-to-1 lead in points over runner-up Meghan Trainor. It might be easier simply to mention the charts that Taylor Swift doesn't lead this week. Swift is the top music act in the U.S. for a second we ...

  2. The Late, Great Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland Talks His First Hit, His Legacy, Chauffeuring B.B. King In One of His Last Interviews

    June 24, 2013 1:31 PM EDT The sad news of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s passing on Jun. 23 deprives us of a true sovereign, whose distinctive voice mixed honey and gravel, and who could spin a web of romantic passion and pain inside three minutes. In September 2010, I made a wo ...

  3. Bobby 'Blue' Bland Dead at 83

    June 24, 2013 12:06 AM EDT Bobby "Blue" Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further On Up the Road," died Sunday. He was 83. Rodd Bland said his father died abou ...

  4. Blues Great Bobby 'Blue' Bland Dies at 83

    June 23, 2013 11:55 PM EDT Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland, who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further on up the Road," has died. He was 83. Bland's son Rodd said his father died about 5:30 p.m. S ...

  5. Sam Sniderman, Founder of Legendary Canadian Record Stores, Dead at 92

    September 24, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Iconic Canadian record retailer Sam Sniderman, whose Sam The Record Man store started in 1937 and grew to 140 stores nationwide at its peak, died Sunday in Toronto. He was 92. Sniderman opened the first record department with his brother, Sid, ins ...

  6. Kitty Wells, Country Trailblazer, Dies at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells , the original "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran the gamut ...

  7. Kitty Wells, Legendary Country Singer, Dead at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells, better known as the "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran t ...

  8. Johnny Wright, Country Music Pioneer, Kitty Wells' Husband, Dead at 97

    September 28, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Johnny Wright, a country music pioneer who had hits as a singer in the duo Johnnie and Jack and guided the career of his wife, Kitty Wells, died early Tuesday. He was 97. Close family friend Eddie Stubbs said Wright died of ...

  9. Johnnie Wright, Country Star & Kitty Wells' Husband, Dies at 97

    September 27, 2011 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nashville lost one of its oldest links to Country Music's past with the passing of Johnnie Wright Tuesday morning (Sept. 27) at the age of 97. Wright, along with Jack Anglin, formed the duo Johnnie & Jack in 1939. The two created a unique s ...

  10. Cass McCombs Kicks Off 'Wit's End' Tour at Troubadour in L.A.

    May 05, 2011 4:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Having gently brushed against folk-rock's edges, Cass McCombs stepped away from the glimmer of light as he started his tour in support of his fifth album, "Wit's End," on Wednesday (May 4) at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. His 75 ...

  11. Chart Beat Chat: ABBA, Female Dance Artists, Pop-Country

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss ABBA, "Mamma Mia!", ABBA, the timelessness of dance music, ABBA, country-pop crossover and ABBA. ABBA NICE DAY Hey Fred. Thanks for your top 10 ABBA favorites, it made me rediscover and enjoy "Me and Bobby ...

  12. Chart Beat Chat: Catalog Charts, ABBA, Record Players

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the catalog charts, ABBA and vinyl and record players. LENGTHY VISITORS Dear Fred, I noticed that Buckcherry's "15" remained on The Billboard 200 after falling below No. 100 even though it had been on the ...

  13. The Shadows of Knight

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ellie had the boys in the audience eating out of her hand. I have always loved playing at Toads Place in New Haven, and last night was no exception. Ellie had the boys in the audience eating out of her hand. The Romantics then rocked it up in their ...