1. Neal McCoy, 'Roll on Mississippi': Song Premiere From 'Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride'

    July 22, 2013 2:00 PM EDT 1.243 k 62 1 0 Looking back on his career, Neal McCoy gives a lot of credit to the man who pushed him out into the spotlight as an opening act – Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride. "He stands taller than anyone else in my career," M ...

  2. What WNSH -- NYC's New Country Station -- Means for the City and the Genre

    January 23, 2013 5:26 PM EST When WXRP New York hit the play button on Randy Houser's "How Country Feels" on Jan. 21, it marked the return of country music to terrestrial radio in the nation's largest market after an absence of more than a decade. It was a ...

  3. Charley Pride

    Charley Pride

    13 Albums, 20 Songs

  4. John McBride, Clarence Spalding, Ryman And Paradigm Execs, More Honored At IEBA/CMA Touring Awards

    October 10, 2012 12:14 PM EDT Martina McBride accepted the CMA's SRO Award for Front of House Engineer for her husband, John McBride, who was in the studio and unable to attend the awards. At left are awards presenters Kix Brooks, left, and CMA CEO Steve Moore. (Photo: Ri ...

  5. Darius Rucker: From Hootie to the Grand Ole Opry

    October 03, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Darius Rucke r's conversion to country is now complete: He's joining the Grand Ole Opry. Rucker performed on Tuesday night's Opry and received a visit from unannounced guest Brad Paisley, who surprised him with the invitation. "I ...

  6. Keith Urban to 'American Idol'? 'Hopefully That Happens'

    September 07, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban's audience at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday morning was an honest one. The "For You" singer participated in an educational program for selected Metro Nashville Public School high school students, an ...

  7. UK's International Festival of Country Music Adds Charley Pride, Asleep at the Wheel

    December 09, 2011 12:47 PM EST The International Festival of Country Music, which will return to U.K. stages in February, has announced the addition of Charley Pride and Asleep At The Wheel to the Wembley Arena bill. Pride, now 73, will play only the Wembley show Feb. 26, but A ...

  8. Alan Jackson & Kix Brooks Enter Music City Walk of Fame

    November 07, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 As Nashville got ready to watch their Tennessee Titans take to the field against the Bengals on Sunday, many in downtown gathered for the 2011 unveiling festivities of the Music City Walk of Fame. Seven Nashville-related personalities were chosen fo ...

  9. Liz Anderson, Trailblazing Country Songwriter, Dies at 81

    November 02, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Famed songwriter and singer Liz Anderson died Monday evening of complications from heart and lung disease after a brief hospitalization, her family announced. The singer, who is the mother of Lynn Anderson and a key player in the success of Merle Ha ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Abigail Breslin Unveils Singing Debut, Odd Future Diss William and Kate

    April 29, 2011 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Abigail Breslin Unveils Singing Debut, "Fight For Me' Actress Abigail Breslin, best known for her role in "Little Miss Sunshine," has made her singing ...

  11. Darius Rucker Aims to Extend Win Streak with 'Charleston'

    September 17, 2010 4:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 D arius Rucker admits that the pressure's on, but he doesn't mind. The first three singles from his 2008 Capitol Records Nashville debut, "Learn to Live," hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. The album itself de ...

  12. Taylor Swift Makes History At Country Music Awards

    November 12, 2009 7:23 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift claimed a piece of music history when she became the youngest artist ever to win the coveted title of Entertainer of the Year at the Country Music Awards. Swift, 19, also claimed awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of th ...

  13. March 18, 2009

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Brenda Lee, Gene Pitney, Isaac Hayes, Ramones, Talking Heads and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Four teenage girls are crushed to death in a shopping mall in Indonesia, when hundreds ...

  14. Chart Beat Chat: The Wailers, Ulf Ekberg, Britney Spears

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss reggae bands on the Hot Country Songs chart, Ulf Ekberg, Britney Spears' "Womanizer" and more! NASHVILLE, JAMAICA Dear Fred, It's worth noting that the song "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven," ...

  15. Chart Beat Chat: The Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, AC/DC

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss songs that return to No. 1 on the Hot 100, African-American artists on the country chart, AC/DC and more! THEY'RE BAAAAACK! Dear Fred, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" is the third song this calendar year t ...

  16. Chart Beat Chat: Josh Groban, Darius Rucker, Dan Seals And Earl Thomas Conley

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart action from Darius Rucker, Dan Seals/Earl Thomas Conley, album charts, Josh Groban and more! RUCKER AND PRIDE Hi, Fred, I look forward to your column every week. I am always astonished at how many other people out ...

  17. Chart Beat Chat: Darius Rucker, Rodney Crowell, Jessica Simpson and Josh Groban

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Darius Rucker, Rodney Crowell, Jessica Simpson, Josh Groban and more! RUCKER AND PRIDE Hi, Fred, I look forward to your column every week and am always astonished at how many other people out there are as caught up with ...

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss football, Fall Out Boy and more! GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Hi Fred, Like Chart Beat reader Darrell Roberts, I also fondly remember "The Super Bowl Shuffle." With the "big game" coming up this Sunday, I though ...

  19. Country Artist Johnny Duncan Dies

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music singer Johnny Duncan, known for songs like "She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed Anytime" and "It Couldn't Have Been Any Better," has died. He was 67. Country music singer Johnny Duncan, known for songs like &quo ...

  20. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest ...

  21. 'Opry At Carnegie' Captured For DVD

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall" features such contemporary artists as Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Trisha Yearwood and Vince Gill, who served as host for the evening. Performances from November's Country Takes NYC conc ...

  22. Collaborations Highlight NYC Opry Show

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Foremost among the "Country Takes NYC" events was last night's Grand Ole Opry 80th Anniversary Performance at Carnegie Hall. Country music is making itself comfortable all around New York this week. The Country Music Association is ho ...

  23. Grand Ole Opry Heads North To NYC

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Grand Ole Opry will make a rare move to New York for a one-off show at the city's Carnegie Hall. The Grand Ole Opry will make a rare move to New York for a one-off show at the city's Carnegie Hall. The Nov. 14 event will feature perfor ...

  24. CHART BEAT

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Mariah Carey, Cowboy Troy, Sugarland, Holland-Dozier-Holland and Roxette. 'TOGETHER' ALONE: From Aug. 4,1990, the week she hit No. 1 for the first time on Billboard's Hot 100 (with &qu ...

  25. Opry Makes 80th Anniversary Plans

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Grand Ole Opry will spend eight months this year celebrating its 80th anniversary with a series of events, including a Nov. 14 performance at New York's Carnegie Hall. The Grand Ole Opry will spend eight months this year celebrating its 80t ...

  26. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Downloads and satellite radio, Euro pop, falls from No. 1, Led Zeppelin, methodology, most No. 1 titles, 50 Cent, and arti iWILL Hi Fred, I am very interested in ...

  27. Songwriter Felice Bryant Dies

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Felice Bryant, who co-wrote the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Bye Bye Love," and Buddy Holly's "Raining in My Heart," died today (April 22) at her home in Gatlinburg, Tenn., performing Felice Br ...

  28. Dylan, Diamond, Dixie Chicks Set For RodeoHouston

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 More than 30 artists, ranging from country (Dixie Chicks, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn) to classic rock (Bob Dylan, Styx, REO Speedwagon), R&B (Destiny's Child, Brian McKnight, Mary J. Blige), More than 30 artists, ranging from country ...

  29. Waters, Hooker, Lewis Among Mississippi Hall Honorees

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bluesmen Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, rock'n'roll pianist Jerry Lee Lewis, and gospel singer James Blackwood are among the 17 new inductees into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Other indu Bluesmen Muddy Waters and John Lee Hoo ...