1. Dorothy Carvello Shares: Ahmet Ertegun 'Felt Me Up,' Wu-Tang Scares Germans and More

    June 10, 2014 3:41 PM EDT This article first appeared in the June 14th issue of Billboard Magazine . A&R executive-turned-PR maven Dorothy Carvello is shopping around "Anything for a Hit," a memoir of her often-surreal experiences in the music business during ...

  2. Mindy McCready: Nashville Music Biz -- Joe Galante, David Malloy, More -- Remembers 'Stunning' Talent

    February 18, 2013 6:46 PM EST Mindy McCready may have had many problems in the last years of her life, but those in the country music industry who knew her and interacted with her throughout her years in Nashville remember a sweet but strong woman, dedicated to her career, w ...

  3. Frances Preston Remembered by Rosanne Cash, Del Bryant, Joe Galante, Many More Execs and Songwriters

    June 13, 2012 11:47 AM EDT The music community was saddened today by news of the passing of Frances Williams Preston, longtime head of BMI and one of the pioneering female executives in the music industry. This morning, many of the artists she helped and executives she work ...

  4. The History of Country Music Gets an Update

    February 26, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country Music has enjoyed a rich history over the years, and the Country Music Foundation has released what many are considering to be the ultimate history book concerning the genre with the issue of The Encyclopedia of Country Music. A 626-page boo ...

  5. Backbeat: Vince Gill, Steve Winwood, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean at Artist Growth Launch Party

    February 06, 2012 5:10 PM EST Nashville's music and entrepreneur worlds met under the vaulted ceilings of the Country Music Hall of Fame lobby on Jan. 17 to celebrate the launch of Artist Growth and be entertained by country legend Cowboy Jack Clement . Artist Growth has ...

  6. Billboard Power 100: Gary Overton

    January 26, 2012 11:33 PM EST No. 98 Gary Overton Chairman/CEO Sony Music Nashville Twitter: @SonyNashville Small Town, Big Business... Following the dynamic Joe Galante as chairman/CEO at Sony Music Nashville was no small task for Gary Overton, who arrived at the company afte ...

  7. Overton To Be Named Sony Music Nashville CEO

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Nashville will announce Gary Overton as its new CEO this afternoon, sources tell Billboard.biz. Overton, currently EMI Music Publishing Nashville's executive VP and GM, will replace Joe Galante , who announced yesterday that he is ...

  8. 'Idol' Finalist Danny Gokey Signs Record Deal

    September 02, 2009 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 It took him a bit longer than his fellow contestants, but "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey has landed a record deal. The 29-year-old Wisconsin native -- who finished third on the show behind Kris Allen and Adam Lambert -- has inked a r ...

  9. Alan Jackson Celebrates 20 Years With Free Show

    June 09, 2009 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 You'd think Alan Jackson might want to celebrate two decades in the music business by taking a day off. Instead, the laid-back singer will mark the occasion by performing a free concert. "It's just something we wanted to do," Jac ...

  10. Barnabee Promoted At Sony Nashville

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Sony Music Nashville senior VP of finance and operations Paul Barnabee assumes the title of senior VP of sales and operations. The promotion expands Barnabee's responsibilities to include oversight of the label group's digital business depar ...

  11. Galante Honored By CMA

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Nashville chairman and longtime Country Music Association board member Joe Galante has been honored with the CMA President's Award, which is awarded annually at the discretion of the president of the board. Board president and Lyric ...

  12. The Billboard Q&A: AI Finalist Kristy Lee Cook

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kristy Lee Cook may be from Oregon, but she gave her AI appearance a hearty Texas try. The 24-year-old talks to Billboard on her experiences in the Lone Star State, being formerly signed to a major an Kristy Lee Cook may be from Oregon, but she gave ...

  13. A Middle Ground For Performance Royalties?

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A pair of recording artists voiced centrist positions on the issue of proposed performance royalties for terrestrial radio stations March 7 at the Country Radio Seminar. John Rich, of duo Big & Rich, appeared to favor radio paying a sound reco ...

  14. Nashville Shocker: Sony, RLG To Merge

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony president Grady will exit by April 21. Sony BMG employees received a memo today from chief executive Rolf Schmidt-Holtz revealing plans to combine the company's two Nashville operations. Those operations, RCA Label Group (RLG) and Sony M ...

  15. Underwood Aims For Crossover

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Unlike the winners before her, current "American Idol" champ Carrie Underwood is gunning for success in not only the pop format, but the country arena too. Unlike the winners before her, current "American Idol" champ Carrie Under ...

  16. A Little Bit Pop, A Little Bit Country

    November 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Unlike the winners before her, current "American Idol" champ Carrie Underwood is gunning for success in not only the pop format, but the country arena too. Unlike the winners before her, current "American Idol" champ Carrie Under ...

  17. Paisley's 'Time' Has Come

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to country music concerts, cowboy hats are usually the headgear of choice. However, lately when Brad Paisley looks out from the stage, he sees a lot of lampshades -- thanks to his hit sing ...

  18. Carter's New 'Story': Artistic Freedom

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Most artists who make the move from a major label to an independent tout their newfound artistic freedom, but Deana Carter really means it. On "The Story of My Life," her first album for Vangu ...

  19. Young Larsen Has A Music Biz 'Education'

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Blaine Larsen may only be 18 years old, but he already has experienced the highs and lows of a career in the music business. At the moment, he's in the midst of one of the best highs the business o ...

  20. B&E: Pink Martini & Blaine Larsen

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pink Martini and Blaine Larsen. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. SHAKIN' AND STIR ...

  21. 'Gotta See' A New Chapter For Griggs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Andy Griggs, the Aug. 10 release of his latest RCA album, "This I Gotta See," signaled the start of a new chapter in his career. Many things have changed since the release of his sophomore ...

  22. The Eloquent 'Drive' of Alan Jackson

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There are few things so powerful as a man, his emotions, and a guitar. Never was that more evident than during this year's Country Music Association (CMA) Awards show, when Alan Jackson debuted "Where There are few things so powerful as a ...

  23. Clint Black's 'Greatest Hits II' Features Duet, New Tracks

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ask Clint Black what factor has made him a consistent country hitmaker for the past 12 years, and he points upward. "It's the hat," he says, grinning. "It's always been there." On Nov. 20, it's hats o Ask Clint Bla ...

  24. Paisley Follows Hit Debut With 'Part II'

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the other foot on the CMA [Country Music Association] stage," says RCA Label Group chairman Joe Galante of Brad Paisley's appeal. "He's able to keep one ...

  25. Paisley Follows Hit Debut With 'Part II'

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the other foot on the CMA [Country Music Association] stage," says RCA Label Group chairman Joe Galante of Brad Paisley's appeal. "He "He's able to ...

  26. Pam Tillis Sings Of 'Thunder & Roses'

    February 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For Pam Tillis, the songs on her first Arista/Nashville album in two years --"Thunder & Roses," due March 6 -- are like conversations. And with the release of the disc's initial single, For Pam Tillis, the songs on her first Arist ...

  27. Pam Tillis Sings Of 'Thunder & Roses'

    February 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For Pam Tillis, the songs on her first Arista/Nashville album in two years --"Thunder & Roses," due March 6 -- are like conversations. And with the release of the disc's initial single, "Please," For Pam Tillis, the song ...