1. Dolly Parton Announces New Joint Venture with Sony Music Nashville for 'Pure & Simple'

    July 07, 2016 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dolly Parton will release her new record, Pure & Simple , on Aug. 19 through a new joint venture with Sony Music Nashville under the name Dolly Records/RCA Nashville imprints. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  “Dolly Parton is a national tr ...

  2. Love Story: The Impact of Taylor Swift's First Decade in Music

    July 07, 2016 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ten years after "Tim McGraw" debuted, Swift's role in country music is undeniable. When “Tim McGraw” slipped onto Billboard ’s Hot Country Songs chart at No. 60 on July 1, 2006, the single earned a thumbnail breakout synopsis, courtes ...

  3. Dolly Parton Says the Presidential Race 'Could Always Use More Boobs'

    July 06, 2016 1:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The U.S. presidential campaign has been rumbling on for what seems an eternity. Dolly Parton believes she has a novel solution to keep the voting public alert: more boobs. The country music legend posted a message on Facebook in which she rubbed out ...

  4. Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood Among Artists Helping Country Expand Beyond American Borders

    June 16, 2016 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 There’s a whole world of people out there beyond America, and a surprising number of them are primed for country music. That’s the initial takeaway from the Country Music Association’s (CMA) first international research study, which found that one-t ...

  5. After 45 RPM Start, CMA Music Festival Morphs Into High-Tech Maturity

    June 09, 2016 1:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oak Ridge Boys' Joe Bonsall, CMA execs look back at the growth of a Nashville tradition. As the Country Music Association prepares for an expected 80,000 fans a day to partake in the 45th annual CMA Music Festival this week in downtown Nashvill ...

  6. Dolly Parton on North Carolina 'Bathroom Bill': 'Everybody Should be Treated With Respect'

    June 07, 2016 4:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 “I just know if I have to pee, I’m going to pee. I don’t care where it’s going to be.” In a recent interview with CNN Money , Dolly Parton offered a pithy assessment of North Carolina’s anti-LGBTQ “Bathroom Bill.” “I think everybody should be treate ...

  7. Dolly Parton Revisits 'Little Rosewood Casket' for Smoky Mountain-Themed Compilation

    June 02, 2016 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Great Smoky Mountains Association plans to release a new collection, On Top of Old Smoky: New Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music , on August 21. Tucked away toward the end of the release is a sharp, compact version of "Little Rosewood Casket&quo ...

  8. ACM Awards 2016: Jason Aldean Named Entertainer of the Year, Chris Stapleton Rules the Night

    April 04, 2016 12:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 The  Chris Stapleton train continues to roll along in the country music world at a first-class rate. Sunday’s 51 st  Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were proof of this, as the singer added four more awards to his mantle -- new male vocalist, ...

  9. ACM Awards 2016: Dolly Parton Accepts Tex Ritter Award

    ACM Awards 2016: Dolly Parton Accepts Tex Ritter Award

    April 03, 2016 11:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 The renowned country artist was awarded for her TV movie 'Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors.' ACM Awards , acm awards 2016 , Dolly Parton Videos Dolly Parton Brightcove ...

  10. Beyonce Sings Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' at School Fundraiser in L.A.: Watch

    March 06, 2016 11:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce gave her first major live performance since Super Bowl 50, lending her talent to the Center for Early Education's 75th Anniversary Gala at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Saturday night (March 5). Beyonce Shares Photos of Chris Martin ...

  11. Dolly Parton Shares Story of Splurging on Her Parents' Christmas Gifts When She Was Younger: Exclusive Video

    December 14, 2015 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Less than a week following her graduation from Sevier County High School, Dolly Parton has already moved to Nashville -- where she would go on to change country music. She hit the charts in 1967 with “Dumb Blonde” on Monument Records, and by year� ...

  12. Jewel & Dolly Parton Reflect on Childhood in 'My Father's Daughter' Video: Watch

    October 26, 2015 7:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jewel has released a new music video for “My Father’s Daughter,” an ode to her dad that also features vocals from Dolly Parton . Post-Divorce, Jewel Picks Up the Pieces With New Album, Book "My family didn’t have heirlooms. We had songs," ...

  13. Dolly Parton Says 'There Is Absolutely No Truth' to Stomach Cancer Rumors

    October 14, 2015 6:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amidst circulating rumors over Dolly Parton 's health, the 69-year-old country icon has issued a statement declaring she is in good condition and does not have stomach cancer.  Dolly Parton Makes Triumphant Return to the Ryman: Live Review &quo ...

  14. Faith Hill Enlists 'American Idol' Alum for Nashville Talk Show: Exclusive

    October 14, 2015 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 The country superstar is exec-producing a lifestyle series, co-hosted by Kellie Pickler, focusing on topics like cooking, home design and gardening. Country music star Faith Hill  is expanding her résumé and heading behind the camera to executive-pr ...

  15. Rewinding the Charts: In 1974, Olivia Newton-John Conquered Country

    October 12, 2015 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Decades before Taylor Swift's crossover, the Australian parlayed success as a country singer into pop-culture stardom thanks to 'Grease.' FOR CHILDREN OF THE LATE 1970s who danced around their bedroom to the Grease soundtrack, their a ...

  16. Dolly Parton Makes Triumphant Return to the Ryman: Live Review

    August 02, 2015 6:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 The year was 1959. Thirteen-year old Dolly Parton had traveled to Nashville with her Uncle Bill Owens to see the Grand Ole Opry at its then-current home, the Ryman Auditorium. That night, she wound up making her debut performance on the stage -- tha ...

  17. NBC Casts Young Dolly Parton for 'Coat Of Many Colors' TV Movie

    July 13, 2015 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 NBC has cast its young Dolly Parton . The network announced Monday that it has tapped 7-year-old Alyvia Lind to portray the young country icon in its upcoming TV movie Coat of Many Colors . Dolly Parton to Be Center of NBC Movie Series Coat of Many ...

  18. Don Henley Previews Star-Studded New Album 'Cass County' in Nashville

    June 12, 2015 6:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 The week of the CMA Music Festival brings a wide variety of public figures to Nashville. One of the biggest sightings in town on Thursday was the legendary Don Henley , who stopped by Nashville’s Ruby to give invited guests a first listen to some of ...

  19. Watch Miley Cyrus Cover Dolly Parton's '9 to 5'

    June 10, 2015 9:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Whenever Miley Cyrus covers her godmother Dolly Parton , it's a special moment worth watching. (See: Her many interpretations of "Jolene "). So it was a treat for fans when Cyrus uploaded a short video to her Instagram of herself sing ...

  20. Dolly Parton Sings 'I Will Always Love You' As NBC Reveals 'Coat of Many Colors' Biopic

    May 12, 2015 11:48 AM EDT In Jan. 2015, NBC announced plans for a series of TV movies based on Dolly Parton's career and life. Today (May 12) the network shared details on the first of the bunch -- it's called Coat of Many Colors , and it's going to focus on ...

  21. Dolly Parton Performing 'I Will Always Love You' at NBC Upfronts

    Dolly Parton Performing 'I Will Always Love You' at NBC Upfronts

    May 11, 2015 3:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singing 'I Will Always Love You.' music , i will always love you performance , Vulture , 5minmedia , dolly parton , live performances , dolly parton performance , dolly parton singing , nbc upfronts , Dolly Parton Videos I Will Always Love ...

  22. Is Dolly Parton Working on a Duet for Miley Cyrus?

    Is Dolly Parton Working on a Duet for Miley Cyrus?

    April 30, 2015 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dolly Parton talks about all of the different artists she writes music for. music , jd roberto , 5minmedia , Country stars , dolly parton songwriting , interviews , rebecca budig , The Better Show , dolly parton godchildren , dolly parton interview ...

  23. Live Review: Lee Ann Womack Presents an Alternative History of Country at New York's City Winery

    April 21, 2015 5:26 PM EDT Although she's best known for the crossover hit, "I Hope You Dance,"  Lee Ann Womack is a country traditionalist. This speaks to the distance that the genre's center has shifted in 15 years and the durability of Womack as a pe ...

  24. Watch an Animated Dolly Parton Talk Tennessee Upbringing in Unearthed 1978 Playboy Interview

    April 14, 2015 8:22 PM EDT In 1978 Dolly Parton appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine and while she didn't pose nude she did at least give a very revealing interview. Parton's conversation with Lawrence Grobel marked one of her earliest with mainstream press ...

  25. The U.K. Is Poised for a Country Takeover -- But Will the Bands Come?

    March 06, 2015 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 On  its 2014 debut single, british country duo The Shires sing, "We can build our own Nashville underneath these gray skies." The lyric may prove prophetic as the United Kingdom develops its own vibrant country music scene. According to BP ...

  26. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1997, 'Wannabe' Spiced Up the Hot 100 at No. 1

    February 16, 2015 8:05 AM EST The Spice Girls reigned with their debut smash 18 years ago. Plus, remembering chart feats by Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and Expose. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Fe ...

  27. BBC Music Awards 2014: Ed Sheeran & Pharrell Win Big; One Direction, Coldplay Among Performers

    December 11, 2014 7:28 PM EST Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams took home the major honors at the inaugural BBC Music Awards, held Thursday night (Dec. 11) at London's Earl's Court.  Sheeran won British Artist of the Year at the star-studded bash, which featured perfo ...

  28. Corner Office: Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman/CEO of Gibson Brands, on Surviving Scandal and Setting Up Shop on the Sunset Strip

    November 24, 2014 10:21 AM EST The guitarist-turned-CEO on reimagining a 118-year-old company, surviving scandal and setting up shop on the Sunset Strip. A conversation with Henry Juszkiewicz , chairman/CEO of Gibson Brands, is as colorful as his office and conference room -- p ...

  29. Watch Dolly Parton Remember Whitney Houston in 'Foo Fighters Sonic Highways' Clip

    November 02, 2014 3:18 PM EST 31.714 k 63 6 0 "It's just the gift that keeps on giving," Parton says about her hit song "I Will Always Love You." Dolly Parton has learned that giving away hit songs to other artists is never an easy decision. Dolly Parton Q& ...

  30. Dave Grohl's 'Good Guy' Status Landed the President For 'Sonic Highways' Series

    October 17, 2014 2:20 PM EDT Ever wanted to travel the country with the fighters/chart"> Foo Fighters and record an album with them? Well the band's new docuseries, Sonic Highways , gives fans and music lovers alike the chance to do just that. It premieres on HBO ...

  31. Foo Fighters Play Intimate Gig at NYC 'Sonic Highways' Screening

    October 15, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Leave it to Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl to find the perfect way to get viewers interested in the band's upcoming docu-series, Sonic Highways . "Cameras rolling at all times -- when we were hungover, hungry and whimsical moments. ...

  32. Ed Sheeran's 'X' the U.K.'s Best-Seller for 2014...So Far

    October 03, 2014 5:06 AM EDT Ed Sheeran’s X is the best-selling artist album in the U.K. so far this year. Music sales tracker The Official Charts Company said the release leads the charts after the first nine months of the year with more than 634,000 copies sold, ahead of Sa ...

  33. Kenny Rogers to Play Country Classics & Yuletide-Themed Songs on Christmas Tour

    October 01, 2014 4:18 AM EDT Kenny Rogers will bring his own brand of Christmas cheer to audiences across North America later this year. The Country Music Hall of Fame member has announced a 25-date yuletide tour, starting Nov. 12 in Niagara Falls, Ontario and wrapping Dec. ...

  34. Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift Out-'Shake's Mariah Carey

    September 01, 2014 10:05 AM EDT A song called 'Shake It Off' tops the Hot 100 at last. Plus, Swift's place in pop/country crossover history, Christina Aguilera's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as gener ...

  35. Ed Sheeran’s 'X' Rules U.K. Album Chart For Eighth Week

    August 18, 2014 5:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran’s X  (Asylum/Warner Music) extended its U.K. album chart to eight weeks yesterday (Aug. 17), while Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong” (Warner Bros./Warner Music) started a second week atop the singles chart. Sheeran’s album was ...

  36. Ed Sheeran’s 'X' Rules U.K. Album Chart For Eighth Week

    August 18, 2014 5:00 AM EDT Ed Sheeran’s X  (Asylum/Warner Music) extended its U.K. album chart to eight weeks yesterday (Aug. 17), while Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong” (Warner Bros./Warner Music) started a second week atop the singles chart. Sheeran’s album wa ...

  37. Dolly Parton Mulls Recording Glastonbury Festival Mud Song

    July 29, 2014 4:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dolly Parton's appearance at the Glastonbury Festival was one of the most talked about performances of this year's famed U.K. music event, and now a song written especially for the set could be making its way to the recording studio. The u ...

  38. Will.i.am Celebrates 'Birthday' No. 1 in U.K., Ed Sheeran's 'X' Retains Albums Crown

    July 14, 2014 5:52 AM EDT will.i.am has landed his fifth U.K. No. 1 single as headline artist and tenth overall. “It’s My Birthday” (Interscope/Universal), featuring Cody Wise, arrived at the summit yesterday (July 13), as Ed Sheeran began a third week atop the album chart ...

  39. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood Vault To No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    July 03, 2014 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With 'Somethin' Bad,' the stars score the first No. 1 by teamed-up solo women in more than two decades. Plus, Kenny Chesney achieves his 45th top 10 with 'American Kids' Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood put on an impress ...

  40. Dolly Parton Draws Biggest BBC TV Audience at Glastonbury Festival

    June 30, 2014 12:58 PM EDT 1 0 0 Dolly Parton's performance at England's Glastonbury music festival drew the biggest TV ratings for the BBC during the annual event. The TV coverage Sunday night peaked with an audience of 2.6 million, or a share of 13.4 percent of people w ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  43. Kasabian, 'X Factor' Alum Ella Henderson Lead U.K. Sales Charts

    June 16, 2014 6:42 AM EDT British rock staples Kasabian notched their fourth U.K. No. 1 album as “48:13” (Columbia/Sony) debuted at the top with 70,000 sales on Sunday (15), according to Official Charts Company data. 2012 “X Factor” contestant Ella Henderson scored an inst ...

  44. Weldon Myrick, Steel Guitar Great, Dies At 76

    June 04, 2014 2:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though there are many great artist-musician relationships in country music history, some stand out a little more others. Don Rich’s enticing Telecaster licks helped to make Buck Owens one of the top recording artists of the 1960s. At the same time p ...

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