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. Jim Ed Brown, Country's Class Act Who Was Never Out of Style: An Appreciation

    June 12, 2015 12:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 As someone who was born in the 1970s, I never really got to experience the true magic of Eddy Arnold at his peak, as he was already in semi-retirement when I was old enough to be familiar with him and his music. Jim Reeves passed away in 1964 -- a f ...

  4. Ben Folds Campaigns to Save Nashville's Historic Studio A

    June 30, 2014 10:53 AM EDT Songwriter Ben Folds has sounded the alarms. Studio A in Nashville's old RCA Building – which Chet Atkins built in 1964, and has hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and George Strait – had been sold to a local developer. Folds, wh ...

  5. How Phil Everly Proved 'The People Writing the Articles Who Hated The Music' Wrong: A Remembrance

    January 05, 2014 9:00 AM EST The setting was the rooftop of the Henry Fonda Theater, the event a tribute to Buddy Holly. Phil Everly was among the guests. The Music Biz Remembers Phil Everly The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits (With Spotify Music Streams) The ...

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  7. Bobby Bare Album Launches Plowboy Records

    November 05, 2012 11:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Just as his music as been very diverse over the years, Bobby Bare's fan base is equally wide-spread, says the legendary stylist. "I have a wide range of fans," he tells Billboard. "I was working in New York at a club one night, a ...

  8. Waylon Jennings' Widow Talks 'Last Recordings' & Movie Progress

    September 28, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Jessi Colter about the first time she ever saw Waylon Jennings , and she remembers well. "I had gone in the studio to put down a song. I was married to Duane Eddy at the time. I had some songs done by Chet Atkins at RCA, and Duane said  ...

  9. Patsy Cline Exhibit Opens at Country Music Hall of Fame

    August 24, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though she was born Virginia Patterson Hensley, and was referred to by many of her childhood friends as "Ginny," those names don't, have the same ring to it as say Patsy Cline. The country music icon is celebrated in the new Patsy Cli ...

  10. Bobby Bare Has Deja Vu at Historic Studio

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a scene that made country legend Bobby Bare have a little bit of déjà vu. After all, he had been here before -- many times. "Shame On Me," "Detroit City," "500 Miles Away From Home," and so many others from his R ...

  11. Banjo Man: Remembering Earl Scruggs

    March 29, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chet Atkins played the guitar. Bob Wills played the fiddle. Earl Scruggs played the banjo, and did he ever. Scruggs, who passed away yesterday at the age of 88, revolutionized the way that the banjo was played, influencing countless musicians in the ...

  12. Ray Stevens Laments Lack of Comedy on Radio

    March 08, 2012 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 With such notable recordings to his credit as "In the Mood," "Shriners' Convention," as well as the perennial Yuletide classic "Santa Claus Is Watching You," Ray Stevens has become one of the biggest comedy recordi ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2006 - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2004 - For his enduring influence and contr ...

  15. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also 2006 - For the fir ...

  16. Actor, Country Star Jerry Reed Dies At 71

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like "Smokey and the Bandit," has died of complications from emphysema at 71. Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like ...

  17. Singer-actor Jerry Reed Dies

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like "Smokey and the Bandit," has died of complications from emphysema at 71. His longtime booking agent, Carrie Moore-Reed, no relation to the star, said Reed ...

  18. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renais ...

  19. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to ...

  20. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of cancer at his home in Nashville. He is 77. 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumen ...

  21. Willie Nelson: An Epic Life

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Patoski's profound understanding of Nelson's life, character and milieu make this in-depth celebration of the Lone Star music legend the Willie bio to get. Veteran Texas scribe Joe Nick Patoski (coauthor, "Stevie Ray Vaughan: Caught i ...

  22. The Billboard Q&A: Dolly Parton

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Since arriving in Nashville at 18 and being introduced to America on "The Porter Wagoner Show," Dolly Parton has written some of the most enduring songs in the pop and country canons, conquered film, Since arriving in Nashville at 18 and b ...

  23. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group th ...

  24. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2006 - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2004 - For his enduring influence and contr ...

  25. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also 2006 - For the fir ...

  26. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renais ...

  27. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to ...

  28. Sax Player Boots Randolph Dies At 80

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Boots Randolph, a saxophone player best known for the 1963 hit "Yakety Sax," died today (July 3) in Nashville. He was 80. Boots Randolph, a saxophone player best known for the 1963 hit "Yakety Sax," died today (July 3) in Nashvil ...

  29. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of cancer at his home in Nashville. He is 77. 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumen ...

  30. Jennings' Last Live Hurrah Captured On CD/DVD

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The last major concert by one of country music's most unique figures will be released in uncut form next month. The last major concert by one of country music's most unique figures will be released in uncut form next month. The late Waylon ...

  31. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group th ...

  32. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influen ...

  33. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>David Bowie launches a six-week tour of North America in Vancouver, British Columbia. The tour hits clubs, ballrooms, and theaters.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Atari Teenage Ri ...

  34. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who exp ...

  35. Brooks & Dunn, Paisley Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brooks & Dunn and Arista Nashville labelmate Brad Paisley dominated the field with six nominations each for the 40th annual Country Music Association awards, which will be held Nov. 6 in Nashville Brooks & Dunn and Arista Nashville labelmate ...

  36. Tony Bennett To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been chosen as the recipient for the 2006 Billboard Century Award, the magazine's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to Bennett in Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been cho ...

  37. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Neil Young premieres his album, "Broken Arrow" via the Internet. The album is slated for release on July 2, two days after its technologically advanced premiere.<br clear="none"/><br cle 2001 - ...

  38. Q&A: Rascal Flatts

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. In addition to numerous awards, the b ...

  39. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar vocalist Ritchie McDonald takes a break from the band's tour with the fourth George Strait Country Music Festival to return to Nashville and be with his wife Lorie, who gives bi 2005 - Gretchen Wilson is among ...

  40. Ailing Les Paul Misses Grammys, Tribute Concert

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Electric guitar innovator Les Paul won two Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 8) for an all-star album marking his 90th birthday, but he was unable to pick them up in person because he is hospitalized in Electric guitar innovator Les Paul won two Grammy ...

  41. Mike Patton, Rahzel / Dec. 28, 2005 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Warsaw)

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There's nothing more satisfying than witnessing two masters of a particular musical skill in collaboration, be it guitar legends Chet Atkins and Les Paul or jazz drummers Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. Bu There's nothing more satisfying than w ...

  42. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An encyclopedic sourcebook on one of the 20th century's most important artists, "Keys to the Rain" completely chronicles Bob Dylan's recorded work. Author Oliver Trager discusses of all of his officia "Blowin' in the Wi ...

  43. Petty To Receive Century Award From Armstrong

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tom Petty will receive the Century Award from Green Day vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong at next week's 2005 Billboard Music Awards. The inaugural Century Award was presented by Petty to George Tom Petty will receive the Century Award fr ...

  44. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influen ...

  45. Tom Petty To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement, it will be presen Tom Petty presented the inaugural Bill ...

  46. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>David Bowie launches a six-week tour of North America in Vancouver, British Columbia. The tour hits clubs, ballrooms, and theaters.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Atari Teenage Ri ...

  47. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Van Morrison becomes the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) at a ceremony in Dublin.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Panamanian Singer/songwriter and a ...

  48. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of cancer at his home in Nashville. He is 77. 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely ...

  49. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, RCA, NBA Finals

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Les Paul, RCA, NBA Finals As tipped here in April, guitar legend Les Paul will celebrate his 90th birthday with his first new studio album since 1978's "Guitar Monsters," a collaboration with Chet Atkins. Les Paul & Friend ...

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