1. 615 Spotlight: Joanna Smith 'Friends' You

    October 24, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Joanna Smith says growing up in a rural swath of South Georgia was the perfect place to fall in love with music. "There's not much else to do," she tells Billboard with a laugh. "Where I grew up was so rural, it took me about thi ...

  2. Bubbling Under: Kathy Griffin Sings It With 'I'll Say It' on Dance/Club Play Songs

    September 28, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Kathy Griffin, Benjamin Gibbard, Joanna Smith and the Gaslamp Killer. Kathy Griffin T ...

  3. Bubbling Under: Kathy Griffin Sings It With 'I'll Say It' on Dance/Club Play Songs

    September 28, 2012 1:18 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Kathy Griffin, Benjamin Gibbard, Joanna Smith and the Gaslamp Killer Kathy Griffin ...

  4. Backbeat: WSM-AM Co-Sponsors Durango Stage With Gene Watson, Billy Dean at CMA Fest

    June 11, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Gene Watson performs at the WSM-sponsored Durango Acoustic Corner at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. (Photo: Robin Roberts Ladisa) Many radio stations were in Music City over the past few days doing live radio broadcasts from the CMA Music Fe ...

  5. Kellie Pickler Performs New Songs to Close Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 08, 2011 1:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The two-day Billboard Country Music Summit, held in Nashville this week, ended with a rousing performance by Kellie Pickler at Tuesday evening's closing reception, which was hosted by Sony Music Nashville. The Renaissance Hotel ballroom that ha ...

  6. Joanna Smith: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 10:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Joanna Smith Genre: Country With its playful spirit and thoughtful observations on rural life, Georgia-born singer/songwriter Joanna Smith's music evokes both Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard. Produced by Jimmy Ritchey (Vince Gill, Randy Owen) an ...