1. 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 ...

  2. Jeff Tweedy, Nickel Creek and Janelle Monae to Headline Taste of Chicago

    April 21, 2014 6:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Tweedy, Nickel Creek, Emmylou Harris and Janelle Monae will headline this year's Taste of Chicago. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to Appear on Upcoming Episode of 'Parks and Rec' Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Specia ...

  3. Linda Ronstadt Rocks Highest-Charting Album In 24 Years

    April 18, 2014 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pop/rock icon – and now Rock and Roll Hall of Famer – returns with 'Duets,' which spurs her best chart rank since 1990 New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt roars back onto the Billboard 200 , as her new compilation &q ...

  4. Chart Moves: Journey's 'Greatest' Hits 300th Chart Week, Linda Ronstadt Scores Highest Charting Album Since 1990

    April 18, 2014 10:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack spent its 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 , selling 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Four new entries arrived in the top 10 ...

  5. Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Chris Martin On Board for Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 01, 2014 4:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Chris Martin: The stars are turning out to salute the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The hall of fame announced Tuesday that "The Boss" will fittingly induct and perform with h ...

  6. Emmylou Harris To Pen Memoir

    March 19, 2014 11:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Emmylou Harris is adding writer to her list of accomplishments. The acclaimed singer-songwriter has reached a deal with Penguin imprint Blue Rider Press to write a yet-untitled book, aimed for publication in the fall of 2015. Blue Rider executive ed ...

  7. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather tha ...

  8. I.R.S. Nashville Imprint Names John Grady President

    October 22, 2013 7:45 PM EDT Veteran Nashville music executive John Grady has been named the president of I.R.S. Nashville, a new label based on the imprint started 34 years ago and revived by EMI two years ago. Grady will continue serving as partner at Crush Management.   ...

  9. Linda Ronstadt on Losing Her Singing Voice to Parkinson's: 'I Miss It Every Day'

    September 20, 2013 3:57 AM EDT The iconic singer discussed her career and recent diagnosis in a wide-ranging conversation at Manhattan's 92Y on Wednesday. "I just can't make the sounds. … The first note comes out, and then my voice goes into a cramp," Linda ...

  10. Shovels and Rope, Emmylou Harris Lead Americana Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, S.C., duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, received four nominations from the Americana Music Association at a Grammy Museum ceremony Tuesday that included performances from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, ...

  11. Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Announced, to Air Sep. 18 on AXS TV

    May 14, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, S.C., duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, received four nominations from the Americana Music Association at a Grammy Museum ceremony Tuesday that included performances from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdal ...

  12. Emmylou Harris Talks Second Annual Woofstock

    May 14, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Emmylou Harris tells Billboard that she has always been an animal lover, but having a pet on her well-traveled tour bus didn't click with her at first. "I really didn't have companion animals for most of my adult life. It didn' ...

  13. Backbeat: Ed Sheeran, Emmylou Harris, Lupe Fiasco Rock the Grammy’s Music Preservation Project

    February 08, 2013 5:18 PM EST Above, L-R: Rodney Crowell, President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow, and musician Emmylou Harris arrive at the Music Preservation Project 'Play It Forward' on February 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ko ...

  14. Bruce Springsteen's MusiCares Tribute: Sting, Neil Young to Honor The Boss

    January 02, 2013 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Other Artists to Perform at Grammy Week Event Include Kenny Chesney, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith; Jon Stewart to Host Bruce Springsteen will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week with a tribute event featuring performance ...

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  16. Songwriter to Songwriter: Jamey Johnson to Hank Cochran

    October 08, 2012 2:14 PM EDT Jamey Johnson fetes country legend on new tribute album. At the very end of the spare, evocative "That's Why I Write Songs," the last track on Jamey Johnson's 2010 double-album "The Guitar Song", Johnson offers, bar ...

  17. 600,000: Mumford & Sons

    October 08, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Sound the banjos! A look at how Mumford & Sons' unique touring strategy and three years of hard road work paid off. "That was quite a sunset!" Marcus Mumford, clutching an acoustic guitar against his white button-up and olive- ...

  18. From This Week's Billboard: How Mumford And Sons Scored Highest First Week Sales This Year (So Far)

    October 05, 2012 4:02 PM EDT Below are excerpts from the cover story "600,000" -- an in-depth look at Mumford & Sons' album Babel which scored the highest debut week of 2012 -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features a featu ...

  19. Business Matters: Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' Smashes Spotify Streaming Record

    October 02, 2012 8:35 PM EDT The argument that subscription services cannibalize sales hit a bit of a snag last week. Mumford & Sons' sophomore release, "Babel," blew past Spotify's record for streams from an album in a single week. Spotify users in th ...

  20. Kathy Mattea Strips Away Old Habits on 'Calling Me Home'

    September 13, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "For me, it was stripping off a layer of my habitual way of singing," Mattea tells us. "It was a little bit like being naked" Kathy Mattea 's last album, 2008's "Coal," topped the Bluegrass Albums chart and ea ...

  21. Vaccines Top UK Album Chart, Ne-Yo Has No. 1 Single

    September 10, 2012 8:52 AM EDT London rock quartet the Vaccines won their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with their sophomore set "Come Of Age" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), as R&B luminary Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To L ...

  22. Field Report Find 'Good Place' on Debut

    August 29, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Come for the Bon Iver connection; Stay for the layered, gentle songs about death, self-sabotage and redemption If you were to follow the thread of Field Report's name and ask what findings the band's first album reveals, the answer would b ...

  23. Way Out West 2012: Florence, Black Keys, Kraftwerk + More Light Up Sweden

    August 13, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 It may not have the storied tradition as other European festivals like Roskilde and Glastonbury, but Way Out West , held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2007, has quickly established itself as a premier summer stop for A-list acts. In past year ...

  24. Emmylou Harris Launches Woofstock to Help Save Homeless Dogs

    August 08, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Emmylou Harris has a reputation for having one of the biggest hearts in country music. The Country Music Hall of Fame member is excited to be the lightning rod behind a new event, Woofstock, that she hopes will be the first of many to support homele ...

  25. Jamey Johnson Releasing Hank Cochran Tribute Album

    August 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Award-winning singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is set to release "Livin' For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran," on Oct. 16. The Buddy Cannon -produced homage to the late country great Hank Cochran , which will be available first on vi ...

  26. Exclusive: Pete Seeger Duets With Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle on New Album

    August 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Folk Icon Releasing Two Albums on Sept. 25: 'A More Perfect Union' and 'Pete Remembers Woody' Folk music legend Pete Seeger , 93, is releasing two albums on Appleseed Recordings. "A More Perfect Union" features 14 new s ...

  27. Ne-Yo, Bob Seger, Bette Midler, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 15, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Ne-Yo poses with Swizz Beatz after accepting his Hal David Starlight Award. (Photo: Getty/Larry Busacca) Now, incredibly, in its 43rd year, the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is roughly the publishing world's equivalent of the Grammys, but ...

  28. Field Report Making Bon Iver-Aided Debut in September

    June 13, 2012 9:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Field Report will showcase its findings with its self-titled debut on Sept. 11. The new project's the latest from musician Chris Porterfield, who formerly played in DeYarmond Edison with Bon Iver 's Justin Vernon and members of Megafaun. W ...

  29. Starting With A Song

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 In a business where ego and star power often demand center stage, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) awards dinner each June emerges like Brigadoon, an always magical, sometimes humbling celebration where the songwriting community honors its finest. ...

  30. A Song To Woody, And Others

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 Here is a look at the honorees who will be recognized at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on June 14 in New York.Woody Guthrie: Pioneer Award When two of America's greatest songwriters, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, gathered in ...

  31. Backbeat: Americana Music Award Noms With John C. Reilly, Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynn

    June 01, 2012 12:52 PM EDT (L-R): Amy Reitnouer, Editor in Chief, The Bluegrass Situation; Jed Hilly, AMA Executive Director; and Michelle Aquilato, marketing director, AMA, pose at the Americana Music Association's Awards nomination event. (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) John ...

  32. Backbeat: Rufus Wainwright Plays BAM, Why New Mark Ronson-Produced Album is Getting Big Airplay

    May 11, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Rufus Wainwright performs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Thursday night. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Rufus Wainwright kicked off his U.S. tour Wednesday at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music , celebrating the release of his seventh studio album ...

  33. Bruce Springsteen's Enduring Effect on the Country Charts Influences Two Top 10 Singles

    May 08, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Meet the new Boss. Same as the old Boss. He's just taken on a different context. Bruce Springsteen, the most prominent rocker of the 1980s, is now a symbolic fencepost in modern country. If there's any doubt how much the New Jersey singe ...

  34. Appreciation: The Miracle of Levon Helm

    April 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some concerts stick with you when you wonder if it's the last time you'll ever see a particular performer. Levon Helm was a mystery that way. He took his place behind the drums positioned downstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Au ...

  35. Adrian Grenier's Honey Brothers Debut Video, Set Live Dates

    March 28, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Honey Brothers' trippy new video for "Green & Gold" is one part "Twilight Zone," one part internet meme, with multiplying cats, angels on bicycles and champagne bottles poppin' over dollar signs. Watch below: Wh ...

  36. Ladysmith Black Mambazo Experimenting with Gospel Music

    February 15, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Ladysmith Black Mambazo has covered a broad range of music during its 40-plus years together, from indigenous South African styles to the children's music of last year's Grammy Award-nominated "Songs From a Zulu Farm." Now the vo ...

  37. Neil Young's 'Journeys' Plays Slamdance Film Fest

    January 23, 2012 7:00 AM EST PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Neil Young recalls how his first concert film with director Jonathan Demme was a lush, stately tribute to country music. He says their latest, "Neil Young Journeys," is more like an electric bolt, with a "grin ...

  38. Emmylou Harris Following 'Hard Bargain' with Duets Album

    January 10, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Emmylou Harris is going back to the roots of her famed Hot Band for her next project. Harris tells Billboard.com that she and original Hot Band guitarist Rodney Crowell are working on a duets album with producer Brian Ahern, who first worked with Ha ...

  39. How Linda Chorney, an Unknown, Scored a Grammy Nomination

    December 13, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Rain derailed Linda Chorney's plan to film a music video on Dec. 11 at the base of the Hollywood sign. The video's producer, the film producer Forrest Murray, quickly shifted gears, hoping to secure the stage at Amoeba Records to shoot Cho ...

  40. Ricky Skaggs' Holiday Tour Began With a Bus Fire

    December 02, 2011 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Fans who see the Skaggs Family Christmas tour this holiday season are in for a treat, says its' namesake -- Country legend Ricky Skaggs . He says it's something his family has been doing for years, whether on stage or not. "We've ...

  41. Jason Aldean 'Flying High' After Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards reflect a mix of cutting-edge sounds and old favorites in the country field. In the Best Country Solo Performance slot,| SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED "I'm flying pretty high right now," Aldean ...

  42. Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin Pay Tribute to Guy Clark

    November 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 He's one of the most revered writers to ever roam Music City, and the cream of the musical crop will be paying tribute to the great Guy Clark with the release of "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark." "Guy's song ...

  43. Miranda Lambert: How Her Chart-Topping Side Project Defies Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the coronation of her side project, Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels," Miranda Lambert is the first artist in the 47-year history of Billboard's Country Albums chart to have notched No. 1s solo (her first three, 2005-09) and as ...

  44. The Nine Collaborative Albums To Top The Billboard 200

    August 18, 2011 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pairing of star acts on an album isn't uncommon. Last year, Elton John and Leon Russell teamed for "The Union," which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Earlier in 2010, Carole King and James Taylor's "Live at the Troub ...

  45. Newport Folk Festival Highlighted by Pete Seeger, Decemberists

    August 01, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Newport Folk Festival careened into Fort Adams State Park this weekend, selling out for the first time in its 52-year run. The festival, one of the oldest in the United States and recently enjoying non-profit status, joined veterans and neophyte ...

  46. Newport Folk Festival Sells Out

    August 01, 2011 6:59 AM EDT NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Blue skies and strong ticket sales blessed this year's Newport Folk Festival, two days of veteran acts and up-and-comers from a variety of musical genres. An estimated 10,000 people attended the long-running festival Sund ...

  47. Brandi Carlile Finishes Fourth Album Before Ray LaMontagne Tour

    May 10, 2011 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the wake of her relatively formal and staid orchestral concert album, Brandi Carlile promises that her upcoming fourth studio album "sounds like a band that's absolutely pent up and totally overflowing with rock 'n' roll and c ...

  48. Ask Billboard: Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves

    April 29, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  49. Dave Matthews Band Sets Chicago 'Caravan' Dates, Lineup

    April 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second Dave Matthews Band Caravan fest has just been announced for July 8-10 at Chicago's Lakeside on the south shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to DMB's only Midwest concert performances of the year, the lineup includes David Gray ...

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