1. Johnny Cash's Record Label Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter to White Nationalist Radio Station Stormfront

    September 14, 2017 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 White nationalist Internet radio station Stormfront has stopped using a Johnny Cash song as its theme music after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from the companies in charge of the country icon’s discography, NPR reports. The song in question w ...

  2. Johnny Cash's Family Condemns White Supremacist: Read Cash's 1964 Letter to Radio Stations

    August 18, 2017 9:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 The children of late country legend Johnny Cash remember their father as a peaceful social justice advocate. So when video footage of the neo-Nazi rallies that broke out in Charlottesville over the weekend captured one white supremacist in a Johnny ...

  3. Johnny Cash's Family 'Sickened' to See Neo-Nazi Wearing His Shirt at Charlottesville Rally

    August 17, 2017 7:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 They requested his name “be kept far away from destructive and hateful ideology.” The children of Johnny Cash are asking white supremacists and other hate groups not to wear or use the country singer’s name or image. In a Wednesday night Facebook po ...

  4. Which Male/Female Country Duet is the Best? Vote!

    July 19, 2017 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Duets are popular with artists no matter the genre, but country stars seem to really turn those collaborations into hits. From the days of Johnny and  June Carter Cash to more recent team-ups like  Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris ' "Craving ...

  5. Johnny Cash's 15 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

    June 25, 2017 8:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the course of his almost five-decade recording career, Johnny Cash created many of the greatest songs in country and pop music. With a song catalog that featured love ballads mixed with material that shone a light on social situations, any conver ...

  6. Chris Cornell, Jamey Johnson to Appear on 'Johnny Cash Forever' Poetry Project

    June 21, 2017 8:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of Chris Cornell 's final musical acts could come on an upcoming collection of Johnny Cash poems put to music. Jamey Johnson revealed that he and Cornell both participated in sessions for Johnny Cash Forever Words: The Music , which is bein ...

  7. Aileeah Colgan Talks Recreating Classic Country Album Covers From Johnny Cash & More for Inventive Video

    May 05, 2017 4:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Even if you're not acquainted with country singer Aileeah Colgan, her "Country Scene" music video will definitely feel familiar. During the clip, she recreates the cover artwork of 21 iconic country albums as a way of honoring the leg ...

  8. Clive Davis Talks Country Music's Rise and the 'Eye-Opening' Culture of Nashville

    March 22, 2017 11:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 The label icon tied to the careers of Alan Jackson, Johnny Cash and Brooks & Dunn explains how Nashville drew him to country music. His career is inextricably linked to Santana , Janis Joplin , Barry Manilow , Chicago and Aretha Franklin  --  ar ...

  9. Johnny Cash Fest Concert Being Held Near His Boyhood Home

    February 15, 2017 6:53 PM EST 0 0 0 The concert will feature Cash's oldest daughter, Rosanne Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. A concert to close out the first Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will take place in an Arkansas field where the music legend picked cotton as a youth. The Jone ...

  10. Maren Morris Talks Kelsea Ballerini, Sturgill Simpson and 'Kicking in the Door' of Genre Rigidity

    February 09, 2017 2:16 PM EST 0 0 0 The title to Maren Morris ’ album Hero carries a bit of irony. It’s drawn from the chorus of “I Wish I Was,” a song about a real-life breakup in which she had to play the bad guy: “I’m not the hero in the story.” But little more than a year since Co ...

  11. Dale Watson & Ray Benson Talk Duets Album, Differences Between 'Ameripolitan' & Americana & Country Music

    January 24, 2017 9:43 AM EST 0 0 0 The new album from Ray Benson and Dale Watson starts with "The Ballad of Dale and Ray," which sounds like a theme song for a happily sloshed country comedy revue. "I like to drink Lone Star," sings Dale. "I like to smoke pot ...

  12. Fox News Anchor Bret Baier's Donald Trump Inauguration Playlist Includes Johnny Cash's 'The Wall'

    January 17, 2017 6:09 PM EST 0 0 0 For the week leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump,  Billboard  asked the hosts and anchors of some of cable news' most-watched shows to put together inauguration playlists -- their personal soundtracks for the Jan. 20 ...

  13. Talking 'Project Runway,' Maroon 5 & 'Heathens' Music Video With Twenty One Pilots Stylist Amanda Valentine

    December 14, 2016 4:42 PM EST 0 0 0 This week’s Stylist Spotlight -- Billboard’s new style column that gets behind the scenes with music’s coolest warbdrobing geniuses -- features the hilarious and multifaceted Amanda Valentine . Styling the Grammy-nominated rock duo Twenty One Pilots ...

  14. The CMA Awards' Golden Anniversary: 50 Years, 50 Highlights

    November 01, 2016 2:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 George Strait, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift and even a former president are part of the trophy's history. From Jack Greene ’s triple play in the first year to Chris Stapleton ’s career-making appearance at the 49th installment, the C ...

  15. From Johnny Cash to Taylor Swift, The Stars' Most Memorable CMA Moments Across the Decades

    October 28, 2016 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 2 On October 20, 1967, Bobbie Gentry -- fresh off of her career-defining smash “Ode To Billy Joe" -- joined fellow hitmaker Sonny James on stage at Nashville Municipal Auditorium to host the first Country Music Association Awards Banquet and Show ...

  16. An Oral History of 'Sesame Street' Music: One Direction, 'Rubber Duckie,' and Not Eminem

    September 29, 2016 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 50 years before Jimmy Fallon and The Roots performed with pop stars and kazoos for The Tonight Show ’s Classroom Instruments bit , or James Corden strapped chart-topping singers into the passenger seat for Carpool Karaoke , Sesame Street invi ...

  17. 12 Best Songs in 'Sesame Street' History

    September 29, 2016 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’s hard to find anything in pop culture as constant and reassuring in our lives as Sesame Street . Sure, the people pulling the strings (both literally and figuratively) has changed over time, but the true purpose behind Sesame Street never has. F ...

  18. The Best Musical Guests on 'The Simpsons'

    September 26, 2016 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Sunday night (Sept. 25)  The Simpsons entered its perfectly cromulent 28 th season.  Over the course of their nearly 600 episodes, the Simpson family have done just about everything and met just about everyone. (After all, “Simpsons did it!”) One ...

  19. Watch Echo Black's Video for 'Chemicals'

    September 20, 2016 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 "In the age of artists like Kayne West, Lady Gaga , Die Antwoord and FKA Twigs , it’s clear that fans expect more than just good songs," observes Echo Black's Danny Blu. "And we’re up for the challenge." So says the frontman ...

  20. Dierks Bentley Picks His Top 5 Country Videos of All Time

    July 29, 2016 11:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 If there is any country artist who knows the importance of a music video in one’s career, it’s Dierks Bentley . The Capitol Nashville superstar’s first video -- for 2003’s “What Was I Thinkin'” -- definitely turned heads and helped to set him a ...

  21. Maddie & Tae's Top 5 Favorite Male Country Artists

    July 29, 2016 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though the very first hit record from Maddie & Tae , “A Girl in a Country Song,” detailed the plight that female artists have in making it in today’s market, the song was in no way an indictment of the male gender. In fact, Maddie Marlow and Tae ...

  22. How Well Do Darius Rucker & Radio Personality Bobby Bones Know the Lyrics of Country Classics? Find Out

    July 28, 2016 9:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 One's a country star, the other is one of country music's most powerful radio personalities. But how well do longtime friends  Darius Rucker and syndicated DJ Bobby Bones know the lyrics to country's most iconic songs?  Billboard took ...

  23. Love Story: The Impact of Taylor Swift's First Decade in Music

    July 07, 2016 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ten years after "Tim McGraw" debuted, Swift's role in country music is undeniable. When “Tim McGraw” slipped onto Billboard ’s Hot Country Songs chart at No. 60 on July 1, 2006, the single earned a thumbnail breakout synopsis, courtes ...

  24. Stop Before You Post! That Website Photo Could Cost You Big-Time

    June 29, 2016 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nashville-based intellectual property attorney Lynn Morrow discusses the ins and outs of photo copyrights. Need an image of Carrie Underwood or Johnny Cash for a blog post? A photo of Garth Brooks for the home page on a website? Be careful. The wron ...

  25. Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood Among Artists Helping Country Expand Beyond American Borders

    June 16, 2016 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 There’s a whole world of people out there beyond America, and a surprising number of them are primed for country music. That’s the initial takeaway from the Country Music Association’s (CMA) first international research study, which found that one-t ...

  26. Record Store Day's Hottest Special Releases -- From David Bowie to Vintage Madonna

    April 08, 2016 4:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Vinyl and cassettes are experiencing an unlikely renaissance, but the brick-and-mortar mom-and-pop stores built to sell them are closing in droves. Enter Record Store Day (RSD), an annual celebration of independent music shops across the globe, now ...

  27. 25 Years After Reba McEntire's Plane Crash, Publicists Discuss Professional Grief and Private Pain

    March 17, 2016 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reps For George Jones, Mindy McCready and Backroad Anthem on how they talk to press with a broken heart. "I remember just crying hysterically." When members of Nashville’s music community awoke on Saturday, March 16, 1991, many were greete ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

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