1. Maren Morris Mixes Cash, 
Christ and Marconi In 'My Church'

    February 02, 2016 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Promising new country singer's first single owes its existence to a break-up and the radio. Plenty of country songs have used Christianity as a literal or figurative theme. Others have tipped a hat to the radio, sometimes in an overt attempt to ...

  2. Luke Bryan & More Country Stars Take You Home for the Holidays in 'A Country Faith Christmas' Book

    November 25, 2015 4:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price gathers recipes, stories & more in new book. Deborah Evans Price is one of country music’s most esteemed journalists. Her byline has appeared in  Billboard ,  Nash Country   Weekly, Rolling Stone and cou ...

  3. Conan O'Brien & Peter Guralnick Talk Sam Phillips' Life & Music at Grammy Museum: What We Learned

    November 20, 2015 6:46 PM EST 0 0 0 On Thursday night at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, Conan O'Brien sat down with Peter Guralnick, author of  Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll, to discuss the legendary music figure. O'Brien and  Guralnick  discu ...

  4. Willie Nelson on 30 Years of Farm Aid -- and Why He's More Passionate Than Ever About Legalizing Pot

    October 15, 2015 12:48 PM EDT 6.22 k 901 30 It all began with a few words from Bob Dylan onstage at the Live Aid concert in July 1985, asking: Couldn’t some of the money raised go to help American farmers? “The question hit me like a ton of bricks,” remembers Willie Nelson , who was o ...

  5. Johnny Cash's 'Sunday Morning' Dawns Again In Modern Country

    October 05, 2015 8:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban, Eric Church & Michael Ray reference Kristofferson song in 2015 singles. A dozen years after Johnny Cash ’s death, he has become something of a mythical figure. Heidi Newfield ’s “Johnny and June,” Jason Aldean ’s “Johnny Cash,” Geor ...

  6. Gene Simmons and Other Artists Share Memories of Hollywood's House of Blues, Shutting Its Doors (for Now)

    July 31, 2015 1:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Artists and former employees share memories of the Sunset Strip club, which will close Aug. 3 after a 21-year run (until it reopens at a new location). Kevin Morrow, former booker -- "On opening night, the doors were an hour late. [Co-owner/act ...

  7. Dale Watson Preaches the Virtues of Ameripolitan: Live Review

    July 13, 2015 7:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Back in 1995, Dale Watson recorded a song bemoaning the state of modern country music. "I'm too country now for country," he declared, "just like Johnny Cash ." The singer then turned to an elder statesmen for guidance: &quo ...

  8. Bob Dylan's Bed-Jumping First Meeting With Johnny Cash & More From 'Nashville Cats' Concert

    July 08, 2015 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country Music Hall of Fame hosts John Carter Cash, Charlie Daniels & more to highlight new exhibit and companion CD. On Tuesday night, Nashville paid tribute to one of its most celebrated eras with a night of free music at the Country Music Hall ...

  9. Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    June 09, 2015 11:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 A long day of celebrating the 2015 Laureates for the Polar Music Prize ended a short time ago in Stockholm, with an afternoon ceremony, an evening banquet, an after-party and plenty of love and affection for honorees Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn G ...

  10. Boots on the Beach Exclusive: Playing at Johnny Cash's Jamaica Home

    Boots on the Beach Exclusive: Playing at Johnny Cash's Jamaica Home

    June 09, 2015 7:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Boots on the Beach Exclusive: Playing at Johnny Cash's Jamaica Home Videos Johnny Cash ...

  11. Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell Together Again For New Album

    May 26, 2015 2:04 AM EDT Even though the server got his order wrong, Rodney Crowell waits patiently for his egg-white omelet. He chats with Emmylou Harris as she picks at her grapefruit, revealing his easygoing nature and their comfort with each other. But more than havi ...

  12. Johnny Cash Museum Celebrates Two Years With Sun Records Exhibit, Plus What's Next

    May 05, 2015 8:51 PM EDT 1.568 k 95 4 Last month, the Johnny Cash Museum in downtown Nashville celebrated its second year of operation. According to founder Bill Miller, it has been an absolute blur. "Time has flown in the past two years. I was scared to death. I didn't ...

  13. Wayne Newton and Brandon Flowers Riff on Rolls-Royces and a 'Love-Hate Relationship' With Las Vegas

    March 13, 2015 4:33 PM EDT Mr. Las Vegas , 72, and the Killers ' hometown-boy-made-good frontman Brandon Flowers , 33, met up at Newton's  legendary estate, Casa de Shenandoah, to talk about life on and off the strip. BRANDON FLOWERS: Wayne and I met when The Kil ...

  14. Lady Gaga's Mile-High Hair-and-Makeup Session and More Insider Gossip

    February 23, 2015 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Gaga's Mile-High Hair and Makeup Session All the world's a stage for Lady Gaga -- and so is a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet. On Feb. 12, the newly engaged pop star made herself at home in the business-class Mint section of a JetBlue fli ...

  15. Tim McGraw Notches 25th Hot Country Songs No. 1 With 'Shotgun Rider'

    December 05, 2014 5:05 PM EST The veteran scores a milestone leader. Plus, action for Craig Wayne Boyd of NBC's 'The Voice' & more. Tim McGraw scores his first No. 1 in nearly four years on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (and his first on the list ...

  16. Joel Whitburn, Chart Historian: On Books, Music & the 'Weekly Thrill' of Billboard (Exclusive Q&A)

    November 01, 2014 10:05 AM EDT For nearly a half-century, Whitburn and his company, Record Research, have joined Billboard as the most prominent trackers of the hits. Certain names are synonymous with Billboard charts. Elvis. The Beatles. Elton. Madonna. Mariah. More recentl ...

  17. Johnny Cash's Son John Carter Cash Arrested in Canada

    October 28, 2014 6:17 PM EDT John Carter Cash , son of the late Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash , was arrested Monday at an airport in Newfoundland, Canada, after allegedly stripping down to his underwear. According to the St. John's Telegram , Carter Cash was on his wa ...

  18. 'Johnny Cash Trail' Unveiled by California Officials

    October 04, 2014 3:09 PM EDT The city of Folsom has completed the first section of the " Johnny Cash Trail" that will pay tribute to the country music icon and his 1968 album At Folsom Prison . Rosanne Cash Praises 'Meticulous' Restoration of Johnny Cas ...

  19. Slim Dusty’s ‘Best Of’ Hits Chart Milestone Down Under

    August 25, 2014 12:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 The late Australian country great Slim Dusty  has established a new chart milestone with his best-of compilation which appears on the ARIA Top 40 Country Music chart for an 800th week. First released in November 1998, The Very Best Of Slim Dusty is ...

  20. Slim Dusty’s ‘Best Of’ Hits Chart Milestone Down Under

    August 25, 2014 12:58 AM EDT The late Australian country great Slim Dusty  has established a new chart milestone with his best-of compilation which appears on the ARIA Top 40 Country Music chart for an 800th week. First released in November 1998, The Very Best Of Slim Dusty i ...

  21. Bobby Bare Talks New Music, Hall of Fame, Johnny Cash: 'He Was a Hell of a Man'

    July 22, 2014 8:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Some say that Bobby Bare doesn't get excited much – a reflection on his easy-going nature. However, the Country Music Hall of Fame member told Billboard that he is definitely looking forward to next month's Johnny Cash Music Festival in Jo ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Willie Nelson Scores First No. 1 on Top Country Albums in 28 Years

    June 26, 2014 4:01 PM EDT The icon ends the second-longest gap between leaders in the chart's archives. Plus, moves for Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan and more. With the second-longest span between No. 1s in the chart's 50-year history, and the longes ...

  24. Rick Rubin Talks Punk Rock Hip-Hop, the Advantage of Big Companies in Rare Interview

    June 24, 2014 1:01 PM EDT Recently, legendary producer Rick Rubin sat down for a rare hour-long interview with BBC Radio One's Zane Lowe at his Shangri-La studio in Los Angeles. The Grammy-winning mastermind behind such canonical records as Beastie Boys' " ...

  25. America's Music: How Country Popped Its Way Into the Mainstream

    June 02, 2014 4:00 PM EDT 5 4 0 As country music fans from around the world descend upon Nashville for the 2014 CMA Music Festival, the genre seems to be in a pretty good spot right now. The nightly concerts at LP Field have long been sold out, and the artists and songs coming fro ...

  26. Historic KWEM Station Returns Online

    May 27, 2014 3:59 AM EDT Decades ago, unknown blues musicians paid $15 to appear on an east Arkansas radio station, hoping a few minutes of exposure would help them become the legends they now are: B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson and Ike Turner. KWEM-AM ...

  27. Dee Jay Silver Brings the Country Remixes You Didn't Know You Wanted

    April 16, 2014 4:42 PM EDT It’s hard to put a handle on exactly what Dee Jay Silver does for a living. A popular club DJ-remixer-producer for more than a decade, he now spends much of his life on tour, where he’s worked as a support act for Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts and, ...

  28. Kaiser Chiefs Reign Again In U.K., Sigma Grabs Top Single With Kanye West Remake

    April 14, 2014 4:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody T ...

  29. Kaiser Chiefs Continue Rule Atop U.K. Albums Chart, Sigma Bags Top Single

    April 14, 2014 3:29 AM EDT Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody ...

  30. 'Frozen' Likely to Chill For Ninth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 04, 2014 7:18 PM EDT "Frozen" soundtrack may maintain its icy grip on the Billboard 200's No. 1 slot for a ninth week, so say industry forecasters. Forecasters suggest the Disney film soundtrack could sell another 140,000 to 145,000 copies in the week e ...

  31. 'Frozen' May Chill For Ninth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 04, 2014 7:18 PM EDT The "Frozen" soundtrack may maintain its icy grip on the Billboard 200's No. 1 slot for a ninth week, so say industry forecasters. Forecasters suggest the Disney film soundtrack could sell another 140,000 to 145,000 copies in the wee ...

  32. Johnny Cash Debuts at No. 1 On Top Country Albums

    April 03, 2014 3:00 PM EDT 8 2 0 Johnny Cash scores his second posthumous No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with "Out Among the Stars," his 10th leader overall and first in nearly eight years. The set is a collection of unreleased songs produced in the ea ...

  33. 'Frozen' Rules With Most Weeks At No. 1 Since Adele's '21'

    April 02, 2014 11:00 AM EDT As forecast last week, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" scores an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking the longest run atop the list since Adele's "21" closed out a 24-week run at No. 1 in 2012.   &qu ...

  34. 'Frozen' Set For Longest No. 1 Run Since Adele's '21'

    March 28, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack is heading for an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. It could sell around 150,000 copies in the week ending March 30. If the hot-selling album remains ato ...

  35. 'Frozen' Likely to Chill for 8th Week at No. 1, Shakira Aiming for No. 2

    March 26, 2014 9:30 PM EDT The "Frozen" soundtrack should continue to loom large at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- securing its eighth week atop the list. Industry sources suggest the album will easily outpace the likely No. 2 album, Shakira's ...

  36. 'Frozen' May Chill for 8th Week at No. 1, Shakira Aiming for No. 2

    March 26, 2014 9:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Soundtrack is coming off best sales week yet in wake of film's home video release The "Frozen" soundtrack should continue to loom large at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- securing its eighth week atop the list. Industry ...

  37. Johnny Cash's 'Lost' Album: Son John Carter Cash Shares the Story of 'Out Among The Stars'

    March 25, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the shelves of his former label Columbia since 1984, Johnny Cash's "lost" album "Out Among The Stars" has finally been released, via Sony Legacy. Despite its long, rocky road to an official release, "Stars" hold ...

  38. Johnny Cash's Great-Niece Found Stabbed to Death

    March 21, 2014 2:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 The great-niece of the late singer Johnny Cash has been found stabbed to death and stuffed in a box in a house, authorities in Tennessee said Thursday. Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Courtney Cash's body was found Wednesday morning in ...

  39. SXSW 2014: A Look Back at the Fest's Top Films

    March 15, 2014 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Credit the last two editions of the South By Southwest Film Festival with raising the bar on music documentaries, screening the Oscar winners "Searching for Sugar Man" and "20 Feet From Stardom" early in their film festival trave ...

  40. Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire to Perform at Johnny Cash Music Festival

    February 27, 2014 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 On the evening of August 15, three Country Music Hall of Fame members will take to the stage at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR to salute another Hall of Fame member: "The Man In Black."  Reba McEntire, Bo ...

  41. Johnny Cash Museum to Host 'Birthday Bash' for Late Country Icon

    January 28, 2014 12:15 PM EST The Johnny Cash Museum has quickly became one of the top-rated tourist attractions in Nashville since its' opening last year. To commemorate the February 26 anniversary of the legend's birth (he would 82), an event is being planned that ...

  42. Ken Burns Making Documentary on Country Music

    January 20, 2014 4:02 PM EST PBS documentary maker Ken Burns is examining the roots of country music and how it has changed through the present day for a multi-episode series on public broadcasting. Country fans have a wait ahead of them, though. PBS said Monday that Burns� ...

  43. Previously Unheard Johnny Cash Song Surfaces in Album Trailer

    December 18, 2013 9:11 PM EST 0 0 0 "She Used to Love Me a Lot" was originally recorded by David Allan Coe in 1984. A trailer for an upcoming Johnny Cash release -- his fourth posthumous album since his 2003 death -- features a previously unheard song, Rolling Stone reports ...

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