1. Zac Brown's Southern Ground Festival Cooks Up Big Duets and Fiery Set From Grace Potter

    September 30, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Zac Brown 's Southern Ground Festival rolled into Music City this past weekend, offering a little something for everybody – and not just music. A wide array of craftsmen were present both days, selling their wares, as were an impressive numbe ...

  2. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Recor ...

  3. Universal Music, Disney Music Strike Global Commercial, Creative Pact

    March 20, 2013 3:35 PM EDT The Walt Disney Co.'s Disney Music Group and Vivendi's Universal Music Group have expanded and deepened an ongoing relationship via a long-term global commercial and creative agreement, the companies said Wednesday. The deal, announced ...

  4. Winter Storm Nemo Impacts Live-Music Biz In Northeast

    February 09, 2013 9:44 AM EST Nemo, the blizzard that body-slammed the Northeast yesterday into this morning, dumping feet of snow driven by high winds blowing frigid air, forced the cancellation or postponement of several concerts in the region, underscoring yet again why ...

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  6. Chart Moves: Songs by Cassadee Pope, Amanda Brown on 'The Voice' Heard Loud And Clear On Hot 100

    December 03, 2012 5:30 AM EST As previously reported, Rihanna remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Diamonds." As she debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Unapologetic," she's the first artist to lead both tallies simultaneou ...

  7. 'The Voice' Scores Hit With Cassadee Pope's 'Over You'

    November 28, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 A song from the "The Voice" is in the top 10 on the Hot Digital Songs chart for the first time since the first season's finale in June 2011. Coincidentally, the four artists with the highest charting songs were the first four to learn ...

  8. Billboard Touring Awards: Roger Waters, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen Win Big

    November 08, 2012 9:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Antebellum were among tonight's (Nov. 8) big winners at the annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, host ...

  9. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Winners

    November 08, 2012 9:30 PM EST Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Antebellum were among tonight's (Nov. 8) big winners at the annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, h ...

  10. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  11. Hurricane Sandy: 20 Musician Twitter Reactions

    October 30, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, causing massive floods, fires, and power outages over the last two days, many music stars took to Twitter to share their experiences in the storm (like Swizz Beatz who tried to enjoy the dark with he and A ...

  12. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards boast a diverse mix of genres, touring strategies, venue types, and positions on the career arc and their broad geographic footprint points to the increasingly global nature of the touring industry. ...

  13. Win Grace Potter's Guitar

    October 24, 2012 2:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 A Gibson Hummingbird guitar Potter played in concert could be yours. This month, Grace Potter teamed up with Green Mountain Coffee to play a special concert at New York's Joe's Pub that raised awareness about fair trade crops. During the O ...

  14. Road Work

    September 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Wizards of Oz: After three consecutive sold-out tours in Australia, Boyz II Men ­return to the land of Oz for a nine-date run Âbeginning in Adelaide at the Barton Theatre (Nov. 16) and ending in Sydney at the State Theatre (Nov. 30). Other stops i ...

  15. Backbeat: Capitol Theatre Debuts With Sold-Out Bob Dylan Concert After Lavish Restoration

    September 05, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The renovated Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on opening night. (Photo: Jem Aswad) One of the more welcome developments in the concert industry over the past several years has been the revival of many classic theaters, ranging from the U ...

  16. Universal Music Publishing Nashville Bolsters Creative Team

    August 21, 2012 3:56 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville today bolstered its creative team with four new appointments, according to EVP/general manager Kent Earls. The company promoted Cyndi Forman and Freeman Wizer -- the former to vice president, creative, an ...

  17. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Smash Record for NYC-Area Country Show With More Than 56K

    August 13, 2012 6:38 AM EDT Kenny Chesney concert is synonymous with summer and tailgating. Fans know this firsthand and keep coming back for more, helping the country singer top records year after year. Last summer, Chesney broke a 29-year-old record for most country ticket ...

  18. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Smash Record for NYC-Area Country Show

    August 13, 2012 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brothers of the Sun Tour Stop at MetLife Stadium Breaks Chesney's Own Milestone, Set Last Year A Kenny Chesney concert is synonymous with summer and tailgating. Fans know this firsthand and keep coming back for more, helping the country singer ...

  19. Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Fests: Avett Brothers, Grace Potter + More

    August 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 21- ...

  20. Avett Brothers, Grace Potter, Gregg Allman, More Join Zac Brown Band for Southern Ground Fests

    August 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 2 ...

  21. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  22. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Vans Warped Tour

    July 06, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary rocker Roger Waters is No. 1 in this week's Hot Tours recap with $26.9 million in box office grosses reported from the final North American leg of the blockbuster The Wall Live Tour that wraps later this month. This week's tally ...

  23. MTV O Music Awards: Recapping 23 Awards In 24 Hours As The Flaming Lips Break A World Record

    June 29, 2012 3:35 PM EDT MTV's quirky award show, the O Music Awards, set out to be even quirkier and more ambitious with their latest "ceremony." As with the show's previous installations, this iteration focused on setting a Guinness World Record. Thi ...

  24. Hot Tours: Andre Rieu, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley

    June 22, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dutch violinist and orchestra conductor André Rieu earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's Hot Tours chart with box office grosses reported from his concert performances in European arenas during April and May as well as a series of shows in Bra ...

  25. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Lady Gaga

    June 18, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rock legend Roger Waters earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's Hot Tours chart with box office grosses reported from Latin American performances in March and April as well as shows in the U.S. and Canada during May. The trek through Latin Amer ...

  26. Grace Potter, Gary Clark Jr., Grimes to Play O Music Awards Opening for Flaming Lips' Guinness Record Run

    June 07, 2012 12:05 AM EDT The Flaming Lips will be flirting with the Guinness World Record for most live concerts within a 24 hour period (multiple cities) at this month's O Music Awards, and today Viacom Music Group announced the eclectic and exciting series of opene ...

  27. Kenny Chesney: Chemistry And Strategy

    May 23, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 Kenny Chesney has sold more than 1 million tickets for eight consecutive tours and grossed more than $500 million since 2002, according to Billboard Boxscore. The streak will surely continue with the 2012 Brothers of the Sun tour, which begins a run o ...

  28. Kenny Chesney Stretches His Limits

    May 23, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 There are a lot of captivating photos on the walls of Kenny Chesney's home office, but one stands out both visually and symbolically. Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh is center stage, signature guitar in place, arms spread wide, hands flashing the devi ...

  29. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Faxon, Chris Lighty, Michael Stipe, More

    May 04, 2012 3:08 PM EDT More artists, executives, and celebrities have taken to social media to express sadness or pay tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who died today at the age of 47 . We've compiled some below, and more can be found here ...

  30. Alanis Morissette Brings 'Havoc,' Her 7th Album, in August

    May 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alanis Morissette's next album will be her first release outside of Warner Music Group as Collective Sounds issues "Havoc and Bright Lights" on Aug. 28. It's her seventh studio album and first release in four years. Guy Sigsworth ...

  31. Exclusive: Alanis Morissette's New Album on Collective Sounds Announced for August

    May 02, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Alanis Morissette's next album will be her first release outside of Warner Music Group as Collective Sounds issues "Havoc and Bright Lights" on Aug. 28. Her seventh studio album, it is her first release in four years. Guy Sigsworth, ...

  32. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead CMT Nominations

    April 23, 2012 1:27 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde. Underwood earned five nominations, L ...

  33. 2012 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead Nominees

    April 23, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 A trio of country's power women figure prominently in the nominations for the upcoming 2012 CMT Music Awards, with perennial fan favorite Carrie Underwood taking five nominations, Miranda Lambert following closely with four, and Taylor Swift wi ...

  34. Record Store Day 2012: Useful Apps, In-Store Performances, More

    April 18, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Record Store Day is right around the corner (this Saturday April 21, but you already knew that), so here's a few updates and miscellaneous pieces of information that will help you manage your weekend and make it as enjoyable as possible. Reco ...

  35. Watch Kenny Chesney Talk Album, Tim McGraw in Billboard/AmEx Q&A

    April 12, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 KC chats with Billboard's Ray Waddell for AmEx's Express Pass series. Kenny Chesney sat down recently with Billboard's Ray Waddell to discuss the many projects keeping him busy in an American Express Press Pass Q&A. Check out the ...

  36. ACM Awards Preview: Who Will Win?

    March 29, 2012 6:20 PM EDT The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this Sunday, April 1 with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton hosting on CBS. This year's categories look to be more competitive than ever. Who has the inside track? We take a look at t ...

  37. ACM Awards Preview: Who Will Win?

    March 29, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this Sunday, April 1 with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton hosting on CBS. This year's categories look to be more competitive than ever. Who has the inside track? We take a look at the ...

  38. Allman Brothers Band's Beacon Run Brings Out Susan Tedeschi, Ruthie Foster, Bernie Williams

    March 23, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Derek Trucks (left) and Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers Band trading shots (Photo: Dan Rys) By now, catching the Allman Brothers Band during its annual Beacon Theatre run and NOT seeing a surprise guest or two waltz out on stage would be a bi ...

  39. Kenny Chesney To Release New Album June 19

    March 01, 2012 2:30 PM EST Kenny Chesney will release a new album on June 19, his label Sony Music Nashville announced on Thursday (March 1). The currently-untitled disc will be Chesney's first since 2010's Hemingway's Whiskey , which topped the Billboard 200 ...

  40. Kenny Chesney's Next Album Hits June 19

    March 01, 2012 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 K enny Chesney will release a new album on June 19, his label Sony Music Nashville announced on Thursday (March 1). The currently-untitled disc will be Chesney's first since 2010's "Hemingway's Whiskey," which topped the Bil ...

  41. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy& ...

  42. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 2:39 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased tenfold this week, as roughly 100 new acts were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be Keynote Speaker @ SXSW 2012 Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Ag ...

  43. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, Danny Brown, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 The South By Southwest lineup increased ten-fold this week, as dozens of musicians were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Agains ...

  44. Country Music Preview: 10 for 2012

    January 03, 2012 3:30 PM EST is only a few days old, but there are a few things that we are really looking forward to in the world of country music. There are some big tours and quite a few big albums coming down the turnpike, and it's already looking to be a banner y ...

  45. 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 ...

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