1. Forecastle Music Festival: Outkast, Jack White, Beck Headlining

    March 04, 2014 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Outkast just keeps adding to its tour of music festivals in 2014. The hip-hop duo is among the headliners of this year's Forecastle Music Festival. Indie rock royalty Jack White and Beck will join Outkast as the main headliners of Forecastle, h ...

  2. Jason Aldean Enjoys No. 1 'Ride,' Brad Paisley Debuts On Country Songs

    September 27, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Aldean Covers Billboard READ STORY | BUY A COPY | SUBSCRIBE Jason Aldean collects his eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Songs chart, as "Take a Little Ride" motors 3-1 in just its 10th week on the tally. The ...

  3. The Beat 9/20: Dave Matthews Band Is No. 1, Jay-Z's Obama Fundrasier

    September 20, 2012 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, September 20 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In ...

  4. The Beat 9/20: Dave Matthews Band is No. 1, Ben Folds Five is Back

    The Beat 9/20: Dave Matthews Band is No. 1, Ben Folds Five is Back

    September 20, 2012 4:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/20: Dwight Yoakam is Back, Ben Folds Five & “Fraggle Rock”, Dave Matthews Band tops the Billboard 200. Dwight Yoakam , jonathan brooks , Dave Matthews Band , featuredVideo1 , Barack Obama , Jay-z , 3 Pears , Billboard , fraggle rock , ...

  5. Dwight Yoakam on Tapping Beck, Kid Rock For '3 Pears' Album

    September 18, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 'It was a continuous process of creating musical ideas,' says Yoakam of seven-year album gap. Dwight Yoakam assures us that "there was no deliberate plan in taking this many years" -- seven, that is -- to release "3 Pears,&q ...

  6. Win Watershed Music Festival Tickets

    July 24, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Watershed Music Festival is shaping up to be one of summer's biggest parties, with a lineup that is one of the strongest of any of the country music festivals around. Taking place August 3-5 at the iconic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. ...

  7. Zac Brown Band Joins Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters at DeLuna Fest

    June 18, 2012 9:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Zac Brown Band will bring a dose of country to the beach at the DeLuna Fest this fall. The band is the latest headliner to join the three-day Pensacola Beach, Fla., festival, joining Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters at the top of the bill. More new ad ...

  8. Country's Good Vibrations at the Billboard Country Summit

    June 07, 2012 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 At the third annual Billboard Country Summit, held June 4-5 in Nashville, there was a marked departure from the grousing that has dominated music business gatherings of all stripes for the past decade. Positive energy bounced off the brick walls of th ...

  9. Dwight Yoakam Says Beck Collab Has Creedence Feel

    June 06, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dwight Yoakam hasn't released an all-new studio album since 2005's "Blame the Vain", but that will change this fall with his return to Warner Music. The trad-country master spoke about the still-untitled effort, which will includ ...

  10. Clear Channel's John Hogan Discusses Big Machine Royalty Deal at Billboard Country Summit

    June 05, 2012 10:54 PM EDT Clear Channel Media & Entertainment chairman/CEO John Hogan speaks with Billboard's Wade Jessen about the company's landmark royalty deal with Big Machine at the Billboard Country Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) On the day his company ...

  11. Dwight Yoakam Talks Return to Warner, Working With Beck at Billboard Country Summit

    June 05, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Dwight Yoakam speaks to Billboard's Tom Roland during his Keynote Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) 1986 saw the release of one country music's most acclaimed albums ever -- Dwight Yoakam's Guitars ...

  12. Nashville Knowledge: Billboard Country Music Summit To Examine Genre's Wild Success

    May 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Willie Nelson will do a live Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: David McClister) Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophi ...

  13. Compelling Q&As At The Billboard Country Music Summit

    May 23, 2012 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 Insights Await From Nelson, Yoakam, Light Willie Nelson is inarguably one of the most important figures in the history of country music, but his sphere of influence in the worlds of songwriting, musicianship, interpretation, recording, touring and phi ...

  14. Nashville Knowledge

    May 23, 2012 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophisticated, ever-evolving and remarkably successful, the country music business will be explored from every ...

  15. Dwight Yoakam Announced For Billboard Country Music Summit

    May 22, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Grammy-winning country star Dwight Yoakam, an artist who has transcended the country music genre to become a multi-slash innovator, entrepreneur, will be the Superstar Keynote Q&A at the 3rd Annual Billboard Country Summit, set for June 4-5 at ...

  16. Dwight Yoakam Signs With Paradigm

    May 03, 2012 4:03 PM EDT Grammy winning singer-songwriter, actor, director and country music trailblazer Dwight Yoakam has signed with Paradigm for representation in all areas. Nashville-based agent Brian Hill will represent Yoakam for personal appearances. Dwight Yoakam ...

  17. Country Hall Highlights Bakersfield Sound

    April 06, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 There was something about the California sound of country music. It sparkled on the airwaves as much as the flamboyant stage attire that the artists who made the music wore on stage. For a while, it seemed like there was somewhat of a tug-of-war bet ...

  18. Photos: Warner Music's Grammy Party, With Bruno Mars, Neil Young, Skrillex, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, More

    February 14, 2012 2:19 PM EST Singer Bruno Mars performs for guests attending the Warner Music Group Grammy Celebration hosted by InStyle at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, CA. (Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup) Warner Music threw an exclusive party after the Grammys at ...

  19. Tom T. Hall Stands Up for 'Country Music Highway' in Native Kentucky

    February 02, 2012 10:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Travel down U.S. Highway 23 in Eastern Kentucky, and you will see some of the most beautiful country on God's green earth. But there's more to the area than just the visual scenery. The area, saluted in song by Dwight Yoakam's "R ...

  20. Friday Flashback: Dwight Yoakam's Golden Debut

    January 20, 2012 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Twenty-five years ago this weekend, one of the more lasting country albums of the 1980s was certified Gold. "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc, Etc." by Dwight Yoakam was -- along with Randy Travis's "Storms of Life" -- one of the big ...

  21. 12 No. 12 Country Hits for 2012

    January 17, 2012 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain cherished and notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking R&B/hip-hop hits, includ ...

  22. 615 Spotlight: Andy Gibson Writes the Songs... Just Not His Debut Single

    December 07, 2011 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Writer of Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson's 'Don't You Wanna Stay' Heats Up To say that Andy Gibson grew up around music would be nothing short of an understatement. The singer, currently making noise with his debut single, &qu ...

  23. Dwight Yoakam Returns to Warner Music Nashville

    September 20, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Dwight Yoakam has returned to Warner Music Nashville -- his first major-label home -- after a decade elsewhere. Yoakam debuted on the Top Country Albums chart in 1986 with "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc," which spent two weeks at No. 1. ...

  24. Bob Seger, Kid Rock, The Killers Top Inaugural Orlando Calling Fest Lineup

    July 21, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rockers both modern ( Kid Rock , the Killers , the Raconteurs ) and classic ( Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band , the Doobie Brothers ) along with a smattering of country, blues, folk, R&B and hip-hop artists will be performing at the inaug ...

  25. Drake Performs, Garth Brooks Inducted at Songwriter Hall Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 8:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is always a remarkable evening. It's an unusual combination of low-key attitude and high-wattage starpower; at its core, the event is a trade-awards show like ones in the advertising or appliance ind ...

  26. Alabama Returns To Country Songs Summit

    May 23, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 A labama returns to the top spot on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Songs chart, as Brad Paisley 's "Old Alabama," on which the group is featured, ascends 2-1. Alabama had last ruled Country Songs with "Reckless" ...

  27. Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Peas Lead Grammy Award Nominations

    December 02, 2009 10:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including Album of the Year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," Record of the Year for "Halo" and S ...

  28. Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit Sets Solo Album Release Date

    September 15, 2009 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit is planning an Oct. 20 release date for "Expando," his first solo album in eight years, on Lost Highway. The 11-track set includes a variety of guests, including Kid Rock , Dwight Yoakam , Graham Nash , Keb ...

  29. Eagles' Timothy Schmit Taps Kid Rock, Dwight Yoakam For Solo Set

    April 21, 2009 1:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amidst touring with the Eagles and this weekend's Poco reunion at the Stagecoach festival in Indio, Calif., Timothy B. Schmit is putting the finishing touches on "Expando," his first solo album in eight years. The singer and bassist t ...

  30. Michelle Branch Finishing Third Solo Album

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michelle Branch plans to stay on the country path she began with the Wreckers on her next solo album. Michelle Branch plans to stay on the country path she began with the Wreckers on her next solo album. The singer/songwriter tells Billboard.com tha ...

  31. Death Cab For Cutie Earns Hot Shot Debut, No. 1 Album

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New Kids on the Block, Death Cab and Keith Sweat earn Hot Shot Debuts while Miranda Lambert and Radiohead make a showing as Greatest Gainers. Hot Shot Debuts : Keith Sweat crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums -- and wins the chart’s Hot Shot Debut awar ...

  32. 'Tonight Show' Announces Concert Series Lineup

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dwight Yoakam, Usher, Sheryl Crow and Al Green will play the Mercedes-Benz Summer Concert series, the annual outdoor concert series that airs on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on NBC. Yoakam kicks off the 11-show series with a performa ...

  33. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his eyes. The singer first attempts to jump out of a London hotel window. Prevented from doing so by his security s 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Reco ...

  34. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roge ...

  35. Clarkson, Swift, Maroon 5 Suit Up For 'Gridiron Bash'

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 College football will see the ultimate hype this spring as Kelly Clarkson, ZZ Top, Maroon 5, Dwight Yoakam, Counting Crows, Taylor Swift and Montgomery Gentry, to name a few, perform simultaneously in College football will see the ultimate hype this ...

  36. McGraw, Yoakam Teaming For Xmas Film

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jon Favreau and country music stars Tim McGraw and Dwight Yoakam are hoppin' in the saddle with Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn for New Line Cinema's romantic comedy "Four Christmases." Jon Favreau and country music stars Tim ...

  37. Stagecoach Snags Judds, Coachella Sets Date

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back onto the stage at his Coachella festival each spring, and he's worked that magic yet again for the second Stagecoac Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made ...

  38. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood ramps back up for her sophomore album, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss cement an unlikely creative partnership, Ween is weirder than ever on its Rounder debut and Neil Young stretches The solo debut from System Of A Down frontman Ser ...

  39. Tunes On TV

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 17- 23. MONDAY, Sept. 17 Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Diana Krall, Ashanti, Morgan Freeman. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Emmylou Harris, Howie ...

  40. Yoakam 'Sings' Tribute To Owens On New Album

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A longtime admirer of the style and songs of Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam has crafted a tribute to the country bard on "Dwight Sings Buck," due Oct. 23 via New West. A longtime admirer of the style and songs of Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam has c ...

  41. Bicycle Music Acquires Yoakam

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Bicycle Music Company has made a number of catalog acquisitions. The new deals include worldwide publishing rights for two-time Grammy winner Dwight Yoakam's catalog, blues rocker Dave Peverett's Foghat songs, the works of Night Rang ...

  42. 21OnTV

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for May 21-27, 2007. MONDAY, May 21 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): The Jesus & Mary Chain (also scheduled: Rudolph Giuliani). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured ...

  43. Country Vet Wagoner Preps New Release

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country legend Porter Wagoner will be releasing his next album on June 5 via Anti-. "Wagonmaster" was helmed by famed producer and musician Marty Stuart. One feature of the 17-track set is a cover of Country legend Porter Wagoner will be r ...

  44. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his eyes. The singer first attempts to jump out of a London hotel window. Prevented from doing so by his security s 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Reco ...

  45. 36OnTV

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 4-11, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 4 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): The Cheetah Girls, Michael Bolton (also scheduled: Dikembe Mutombo). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicat ...

  46. 25OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 19-25, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 19 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Dwight Yoakam. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Nicole Richie). & ...

  47. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John ...

  48. Country Stars Say Farewell To Owens

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of country music's biggest names gathered yesterday (April 2) in Bakersfield, Calif., to pay tribute to Buck Owens, the flashy cowboy who shaped the sound of country music with his honky-tonk twa Some of country music's biggest names ...

  49. Country Star Buck Owens Dies

    March 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Buck Owens, the flashy "rhinestone cowboy" who shaped the sound of country music with hits like "Act Naturally," and helped introduce the genre to mainstream America on the long-running TV show "Hee Buck Owens, the flashy &q ...

  50. Billboard Bits: 'Rites Of Spring,' Juvenile, Yoakam

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Vanderbilt University sets bill for 'Rites Of Spring' festival, Juvenile adds ringtone creation software to new CD and Dwight Yoakam plans Oscar-related L.A. show. My Morning Jacket, Ben Folds and Gov't Mule are among the acts confirm ...

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