1. Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Announced, to Air Sep. 18 on AXS TV

    May 14, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, S.C., duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, received four nominations from the Americana Music Association at a Grammy Museum ceremony Tuesday that included performances from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdal ...

  2. Kelly Willis

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  3. Amanda Palmer Changes the Way Albums are Funded Through Kickstarter

    June 13, 2012 7:20 PM EDT You may have missed it, but music business history was made May 30 when singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer raised $1 million in less than a month for an album no one has heard. She did this on Kickstarter, an online platform that has helped thousands ...

  4. Business Matters: Kickstarter Pledges Grow 259% To $99 Million In 2011

    January 10, 2012 8:27 PM EST Kickstarter Pledges Grow 259% To $99 Million In 2011 -- Of all the numbers shared Monday by fan-centric fundraising site Kickstarter, one stands out: $99,344,382. That's the dollar amount pledged to projects through the Kickstarter platform i ...

  5. Arcade Fire, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Shine At ACL Fest

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The heat showed no signs of breaking at Austin's Zilker Park yesterday (Sep. 15), as the Arcade Fire, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Arctic Monkeys churned out fiery sets to massive crowds at the sixth The heat showed no signs of breaking at Aust ...

  6. WMG Combines Cordless, Rykodisc, Taps Slim Moon

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Warner Music Group is partnering its digital label Cordless with Rykodisc, a move intended to give Cordless artists access to Rykodisc's staff and distribution while enhancing the digital offerings of Warner Music Group is partnering its digita ...

  7. Lineup Taking Shape For Inaugural Big State Fest

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Also confirmed to appear are Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, the Wreckers, Los Lonely Boys, Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert. As tipped here earlier this month, Tim McGraw will headline the bi ...

  8. Shelved Big Star Tribute Due In May

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A Big Star tribute album that was originally planned for release in 1999 will finally see the light of day this spring. A Big Star tribute album that was originally planned for release in 1999 will finally see the light of day this spring. "Big ...

  9. Guests Sweeten Shaver's 'Real Deal'

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver tapped friends and compatriots to help out on "The Real Deal," his first new studio set since 2002. Veteran singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver tapped friends and compatriots to help out on "T ...

  10. Hot Product

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from New York-based psychedelic rock outfit Mercury Rev, "The Secret Migration" (V2). An expanded reissue of influential U.K. rock quartet Gang Of Four' ...

  11. Willie's Got Dylan For July 4 Picnic

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic will return to the Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas, this summer, with Bob Dylan and Los Lonely Boys on the bill. This will be the 32nd Independence day bash for Nels Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic wil ...

  12. Nelson To Headline Texas Tsunami Benefit

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Willie Nelson will headline a Texas benefit concert to help the relief effort for victims of the tsunamis in southern Asia and eastern Africa. "I started at the top," says musician Michael Hall of his Willie Nelson will headline a Texas be ...

  13. UPDATE: Second 'Austin City Limits' Fest Slated

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M., Al Green, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, and Mavis Staples are among the artists already confirmed to perform at the second annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. A limited number of three R.E.M., Al Green, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash ...

  14. Yoakam Box Compiles Faves, Rarities

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam will find his impressive 16-year career surveyed Nov. 5 on "Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years." Kentucky-born, Southern California-bred honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam ...

  15. Easy

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second Rykodisc release for Kelly Willis is an acoustic-based, subtle affair that finds Willis in confident, if not overwhelming, voice. The second Rykodisc release for Kelly Willis is an acoustic-based, subtle affair that finds Willis in confid ...

  16. Easy

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second Rykodisc release for Kelly Willis is an acoustic-based, subtle affair that finds Willis in confident, if not overwhelming, voice. The second Rykodisc release for Kelly Willis is an acoustic-based, subtle affair that finds Willis in confid ...

  17. Blind Boys Tread 'Higher Ground' On Tour

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number of high-profile dates, including a Sept. 19 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., and The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of A ...

  18. Artists Head South For 'Austin City Limits' Festival

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wilco, Emmylou Harris, Jimmie Vaughan, and Kelly Willis are among the more than 60 artists that will be on hand for the inaugural Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for Sept. 28-29 in the Texas ca Wilco, Emmylou Harris, Jimmie Vaughan, and Kelly ...

  19. Things Are Much 'Easier' For Kelly Willis

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For singer/songwriter Kelly Willis, motherhood has been the catalyst for many positive changes, among them a more confident, free attitude that blossoms on her second Rykodisc set, "Easy," due ...

  20. Eclectic Artists 'Dressed In Black' For Cash Tribute

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed in Black," has been completed, with contributions from the likes of Hank Williams III, Rodney Crowell, the Mavericks' Raul Malo, Rosie Fl The Dualtone Music Group ...

  21. Unreleased Live Set Among Cash Reissues

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Continuing its yearlong celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th birthday, Columbia Legacy has scheduled four more of the country music veteran classic albums for reissue in its "American Milestones" series, Continuing its yearlong celebrati ...

  22. One Night in America

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 They called him Memphis Charlie Musselwhite when the budding blues harmonica legend followed his black Mississippi Delta blues mentors north to Chicago to carve his own blues fame. They called him Memphis Charlie Musselwhite when the budding blues h ...

  23. Country Sunshine

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Texas scene favorite, Bruce Robison steps out in a big way with this effort on his own Boars Nest imprint. A Texas scene favorite, Bruce Robison steps out in a big way with this effort on his own Boars Nest imprint. It's an impressive, if som ...