1. The Agency Group Acquires Respected Country Music Agency the Bobby Roberts Company

    August 12, 2014 10:18 AM EDT The Agency Group is expanding its footprint in Nashville by acquiring the Bobby Roberts Company, whose clients include Merle Haggard and Bobby Bare. The Agency Group has acquired highly respected boutique Nashville-based booking agency the Bobby Ro ...

  2. Ray Price Remembrance: ‘A Good Fella, A Damn Good Singer ’

    December 17, 2013 12:07 PM EST Ray Waddell is Billboard's executive director of content and programming for touring and live entertainment. When I heard Ray Price’s final public statement as he went home to face the end of his life, I can’t say I was surprised, not by his ...

  3. Scalpers Pass On Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert

    July 05, 2013 4:30 AM EDT A concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims has drawn some of the biggest names in country music, but with proceeds intended for charity it is not attracting scalpers hoping to prey on an unsuspecting public. Oklahoma natives Toby Keith and Gart ...

  4. Backbeat: Billboard/Samsung Galaxy Film & TV Music Conference Advisory Board Luncheon at the W Hotel Hollywood

    June 27, 2013 11:03 AM EDT Billboard and THR hosted an exclusive luncheon for its Film & TV Conference Advisory Board members on Wednesday, June 26 at the W Hotel Hollywood. The event, powered by Samsung Galaxy and led by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde and se ...

  5. John Anderson

    John Anderson

    4 Albums, 3 Songs

  6. Colt Ford Raps About 'Muddy Christmas' Album

    December 13, 2012 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Colt Ford is definitely something of an unorthodox person, when it comes to maintaining his career. That different way seems to be working, as his most recent album, "Declaration of Independence," debuted at the top of the Billboard Countr ...

  7. John Anderson

    John Anderson

    21 Albums, 29 Songs

  8. Backbeat: Trans World's Annual Convention in Saratoga Springs, Recognizes RED, Republic, Sony Music

    October 18, 2012 11:41 PM EDT At Trans World annual convention in Saratgoga Springs N.Y. last month, chairman and CEO Bob Higgins said that after spending the last few years executing a turn around that saw the chain to profitability last year, now it can spend some time impro ...

  9. Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference Adds One On One Sessions

    September 27, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Networking opportunities for musicians, publishers and other content creators are being expanded at this year's Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference. In addition to a dozen roundtable sessions, the conference is offerin ...

  10. Trans World Rebounds in First-Half of 2012

    August 16, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Trans World Entertainment Corporation notched its tenth straight quarter of improved operating results and could finish 2012 in the black. The retailer's second quarter net loss of $1.9 million was an improvement of $5.9 million while revenue ...

  11. Kenny Roberts, Famed Singing Cowboy Yodeler, Dies

    April 30, 2012 4:03 PM EDT Famed singing cowboy yodeler, Kenny Roberts died yesterday at his home in Athol, Mass. He was 85. A noted country music performer for more than 65 years, Roberts was known as "America's King of the Yodelers" for his trademark perfor ...

  12. Backbeat: Louisiana Makes Touring Sales Pitch With Ledisi, Trombone Shorty

    February 13, 2012 2:06 PM EST Ledisi gets funky with guitarist Nate Mercereaux and Trombone Shorty at the Only in Louisiana brunch. Louisiana has long popularized the tax breaks it supplies film and television shows, but at Saturday's annual Only in Louisiana brunch, they ...

  13. Josh Thompson Revs Up 'Change Is Comin' Tour

    January 25, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Exclusive: Tour Dates, Plus 'Way Out Here' Star Talks New Record The music industry tends to shift into high gear in January following a restful Christmas holiday. One country star who is definitely in that mindset right now is Josh Thomps ...

  14. Friday Flashback: John Anderson's Swingin' Big Hit

    January 13, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 John Anderson had been releasing music for Warner Brothers for a few years when, in 1983, he hit the mother lode with a song he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Lionel Delmore. The song was called "Swingin." Hitting the charts 29 years ...

  15. Country's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Albums

    September 09, 2011 4:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 From three members of the Country Music Hall of Fame to the current CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, there's a ton of reasons to be excited about this fall when it comes to music. A week-by-week look, starting with George Strait and including h ...

  16. Jerrod Niemann Eyes Summer 2012 for 'Groove-Driven' Next Album

    May 21, 2011 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-topping country singer/songwriter Jerrod Niemann has targeted the summer of 2012 for his second major label album -- the follow-up to last year's "Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury" -- and he promises that it's "definit ...

  17. EMI Pub Australia MD John Anderson To Depart

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing Australia’s long-time managing director John Anderson is leaving the company, Billboard.biz can reveal. Anderson, a 34-year stalwart with the music publisher, will leave the company this August. His successor is EMI Music Publ ...

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Lee Brice, Judy Collins

    July 08, 2010 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PARTY IN THE U.S.A.: Before the release of "California Gurls," Katy Perry revealed her inspiration for co-writing the song: "It's so great that ( Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ') 'Empire State of Mind' is huge and that eve ...

  19. John Rich Channels Populist Outrage On Second Solo Album

    March 23, 2009 1:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The medical needs of his primary musical partner gave John Rich an opening to record his second solo album. Rich tells Billboard.com that in late 2007, Big Kenny Alphin, his partner in Big & Rich, asked for 18 months off the road in order to add ...

  20. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2006 - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2005 ...

  21. This Day in Music

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The members of Split Enz announce they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour 22 years after they originally broke up. 2006 - The members of Split Enz announce they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour 22 years after they originally ...

  22. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2006 - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2005 ...

  23. Jennings' Last Live Hurrah Captured On CD/DVD

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The last major concert by one of country music's most unique figures will be released in uncut form next month. The last major concert by one of country music's most unique figures will be released in uncut form next month. The late Waylon ...

  24. Jewel Out-Countrying John Rich On New Album

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nobody's accusing John Rich of being lazy. He's got a new Big & Rich album, "Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace," coming out June 5. He co-produced Gretchen Wilson's new set, "One of the Boys, Nobody's accu ...

  25. Mafia Muzik

    May 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two members of Nashville collective Muzik Mafia, Gretchen Wilson and John Anderson, emerge this week with new albums recorded with the assistance of Big & Rich's John Rich. Wilson's Columbia effor Two members of Nashville collective Mu ...

  26. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Linkin Park storms back onto the charts with its first album in four years, Wilco takes a mellow turn on the new "Sky Blue Sky," Muzik Mafia members Gretchen Wilson and John Anderson give country a ki A new album from singer/songwriter Ruf ...

  27. Gimme Back My Bullets: John Anderson

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Let'er fly boys. Anywhere," John Anderson says, his favored Remington .20 gauge shotgun at the ready on a windy, unseasonably warm February day at Timberline, the singer/songwriter's backwoods retreat. Seconds earlier, Anderso ...

  28. Cowboy Troy Back In The 'Saddle' On New CD

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nashville "hick-hop" purveyor Cowboy Troy has set a June 5 release for his next Raybaw/Warner Bros. album, "Black in the Saddle." Nashville "hick-hop" purveyor Cowboy Troy has set a June 5 release for his next Raybaw/Wa ...

  29. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedde ...

  30. This Day in Music

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The members of Split Enz announce they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour 22 years after they originally broke up. 2006 - The members of Split Enz announce they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour 22 years after they originally ...

  31. After Four-Disc Set, All Gill Has Left To Try Is Polka

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Years ago, Vince Gill remembers, he went to his record company and proposed the idea of doing "a box set of all new music. Everybody said 'We don't think that's a good idea.' Okay. But it's always bee Years ago, Vince G ...

  32. Anderson Signs With Raybaw

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His first album for the label will be released Nov. 7. John Anderson has been signed to Raybaw Records, an imprint of Warner Bros. Nashville. His first album for the label, "Easy Money," will be released Nov. 7. As Billboard first report ...

  33. Gill Drafts Top Stars For Quadruple Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vince Gill is readying an unusual boxed set for fall release. While most such sets are career retrospectives, Gill's ambitious, four-CD package, "These Days," will feature only new material. Vince Gill is readying an unusual boxed set ...

  34. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Neil Young is honored in Toronto with a star on the Canada Walk Of Fame. The Toronto native joins prior honorees Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Gordon Lightfoot, Rush, Christopher Plummer, Ji 2005 - Four people are stabbed, one ...

  35. Nashville Scene

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Big &amp; Rich's John Rich says he's producing a new album for country legend John Anderson. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Big & Rich's John Rich says he's producing a new album for country legend John Anderson. Rea ...

  36. Nashville Scene

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Big &amp; Rich's John Rich says he's producing a new album for country legend John Anderson. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Big & Rich's John Rich says he's producing a new album for country legend John Anderson. Rea ...

  37. This Day in Music

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>LeAnn Rimes takes to the Web to directly address her fans about her ongoing legal wrangling and to apologize for the recently released album "I Need You," which she says she was "shocked 2005 - Rob Thomas ...

  38. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey, Madonna, British acts, artists named "Brown" and tequila songs are among the topics Fred discusses with readers. ONE SWEET YEAR Fred, I was not the least bit surprised when Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" w ...

  39. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Michael Jackson is sued by his longtime Munich, Germany-based concert promoter Marcel Avram, who accuses the pop king of refusing to perform two scheduled "Millennium Concerts." 2000 - Michael Jackson is sued by h ...

  40. Angels & Outlaws

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Howard and David Bellamy have built an international following and remarkable career longevity by writing perceptive, witty songs and singing them with casual aplomb. Howard and David Bellamy have built an international following and remarkable care ...

  41. Love Flows To The Bellamy Brothers

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It says a lot about an act when it can record an album commemorating a 30-year career and have the likes of Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Montgomery Gentry and George Jones eager to join in the fun. Then ...

  42. This Day in Music

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Cuban-born conga player/percussionist Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria dies in a Miami hospital after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. He is 85. 2003 - Cuban-born conga player/percussionist Ramon "Mongo" ...

  43. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Michael Jackson is sued by his longtime Munich, Germany-based concert promoter Marcel Avram, who accuses the pop king of refusing to perform two scheduled "Millennium Concerts." 2000 - Michael Jackson is sued by h ...

  44. Dusty Drake

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Those impressive young country guns just keep a-comin'. Those impressive young country guns just keep a-comin'. Dusty Drake busts out of the box with keen songwriter's instincts and a stone country vocal that recalls John Anderson. &q ...

  45. This Day in Music

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Hit songwriter John Jarrad dies in Nashville of respiratory failure. He is 47. Jarrad wrote 11 No. 1 records. His hit songs include John Anderson's "Money In The Bank," BlackHawk's "I Su 2001 - Hit ...

  46. Country Stars Pay Tribute To Hank Jr.

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A truckload of country musicians and southern rockers have banded together to pay tribute to hard-working outlaw icon Hank Williams Jr. on "The Songs of Hank Williams Jr. (A Bocephus Celebration)," du A truckload of country musicians and s ...

  47. Americana Awards Honor Music Greats

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural Americana Awards honored the likes of Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and producer/artist T Bone Burnett, while Cash and Held Friday night in Nashville, the American ...

  48. Waylon Jennings Hospitalized

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hospitalization for surgery on his leg has forced country veteran Waylon Jennings to cancel performances tomorrow (Nov. 16) in Tuscon, Ariz., and Saturday in Phoenix. Jennings was admitted to a Phoeni Hospitalization for surgery on his leg has force ...

  49. Country Kudos For Kenny

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Rogers will receive a career achievement award at the 36th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, set for May 9 in Los Angeles. The award is periodically given to an artist who has had a substa Kenny Rogers will receive a career achievement a ...

  50. Knopfler 'Sailing' On World Tour

    March 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mark Knopfler -- best known as frontman of U.K.-arena rock act Dire Straits -- will launch a world tour with a March 27-28 stand at Mexico City's National Auditorium. The artist's first tour in more t Mark Knopfler -- best known as frontma ...