1. How Keith Whitley's Conflicted Legacy Spawned an 'Authentic' Country Revival

    May 06, 2014 1:02 PM EDT When NBC launched the current season of The Voice on Feb. 24, one of the stunners was a performance of “Don’t Close Your Eyes.” The singer was Jake Worthington, a Texan who got three of the four coaches to turn their chairs around and compete to n ...

  2. Ricky Skaggs Talks Memoir, Keith Whitley and His Hall of Fame Propects

    October 31, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country music legend Ricky Skaggs has been doing quite a bit of reminiscing as of late – especially with the recent release of his autobiography, "Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music." The singer tells Billboard that he's happy to h ...

  3. Keith Whitley

    Keith Whitley

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  4. 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 ...

  5. 615 Spotlight: Tim Culpepper Pours on the 'Pain'

    September 28, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop Tim Culpepper's "Pourin' Whiskey On Pain" album into your music player of choice, and you just might be taken back to the winter months of 1986, when a young Kentucky native on RCA Records named Keith Whitley was first hittin ...

  6. 615 Spotlight: Due West 'Doin' Things' on Country Charts

    June 06, 2012 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week, we shine the spotlight on someone we've been watching for a while in the 615 -- the trio Due West. Comprised of Matt Lopez, Tim Gates, and Brad Hull, the guys have steadily making their name known to country radio and fans since the ...

  7. Lefty Frizzell's Brother Looks to Change Singer's Wild Reputation

    November 21, 2011 2:20 PM EST 0 0 0 There's no doubting that William Orville Frizzell was a hero. Better known as "Lefty," the singer - whose string of classic hits included "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time" and "Saginaw, Michigan,&qu ...

  8. Lawsuit: Whitley Family Members Seek Unpaid Royalties From Sony

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lorrie Morgan, the widow of late country artist Keith Whitley, and their children, have filed suit against Sony Music Entertainment, claiming that the major label has underpaid Whitley royalties by $1 million. Most of the underpaid royalties appea ...

  9. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    August 11, 2009 6:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 REPEAT OFFENDER: This week 20 years ago, singer/songwriter Richard Marx joined a select group of male artists who've enjoyed runs of at least three consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100. After composing "Right Here Waiting," Mar ...

  10. Q&A: Rascal Flatts

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. In addition to numerous awards, the b ...

  11. Chart Beat

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Solo Beyoncé bests her Destiny's Child No. 1 quota, plus inside the stats of Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Cash, Dion DiMucci and Mary J. Blige. PICKING UP THE 'CHECK': With "Check On It" (Columbia) advancing to ...

  12. Second Generation

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When the greatest hillbilly stylists are the topic, Keith Whitley's name will forever be on a list that includes the likes of George Jones, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and Lefty Frizz When the greatest hillbilly stylists are th ...