1. Toto to Billy Joel: No. 1 Songs From 1983

    June 02, 2017 1:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 We'll breakdown 1983 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987  |  1988  |  1989  |  1990  |  1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 ...

  2. Michael Jackson to Pink Floyd: No.1 Songs From 1980

    June 01, 2017 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 We'll breakdown 1980 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987  |  1988  |  1989  |  1990  |  1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 ...

  3. Country Music, Politics & the Lingering Fear of 'Getting Dixie Chicked'

    February 15, 2017 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 The cliche goes that country is all about the song, but one of the seismic events in the genre's recent history actually had nothing to do with music: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas,& ...

  4. Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers and Alabama Head All-Star Tribute to Randy Travis

    February 10, 2017 3:42 AM EST 0 0 0 A near fatal stroke couldn't take away the signature baritone of country star Randy Travis , and dozens of his friends, from Garth Brooks to Kenny Rogers , used their voices and his songs to honor the legend. Travis watched from the side of the ...

  5. Country Star Mel Tillis Recovering From Digestive Disease

    January 05, 2017 10:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Country music star Mel Tillis is receiving home care following surgery and treatment for a digestive disease. Tillis' publicist, Don Murry Grubbs, says in a statement that the 84-year-old was hospitalized in Nashville a year ago with diverticul ...

  6. Richard Marx's Top 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    December 21, 2016 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Marx has been a chart force since arriving with his first of seven career-opening top five Hot 100 hits in 1987. In more recent years, he's topped tallies as a writer for *NSYNC, Keith Urban & more. Singer-songwriter, and longtime Billboard ...

  7. Alabama, Kenny Rogers and More Teaming Up For Randy Travis Tribute Concert

    December 08, 2016 1:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Some of country music’s biggest names are coming together to support a good cause at 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time.: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis in Nashville on Wednesday, Feb. 8. A country music legend, Randy Travis has 10 Gold Record ...

  8. Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers & More to Perform at Dolly Parton's Telethon for Tennessee Wildfire Victims

    December 07, 2016 8:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Country icon Dolly Parton has organized a musical telethon to raise money for victims of the Tennessee wildfires that destroyed more than 1,700 homes in the resort town of Gatlinburg. The event, which will air Dec. 13 on Great American Country, will ...

  9. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame to Honor the 'Timeless' Work of the Late Townes Van Zandt

    October 07, 2016 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 This Sunday, his peers will honor the late, legendary Texas songwriter. "Townes Van Zandt ranks alongside Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan,” says Grammy-winning country artist Rodney Crowell of the late singer-songwriter. “He inspired so many s ...

  10. Kenny Rogers Set to Retire From Music Altogether After 'The Gambler's Last Deal' Tour: 'I've Had My Turn'

    September 26, 2016 7:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Rogers isn't just calling it a wrap on the road with his current tour. He'll be done with music -- at least making public music -- altogether. Kenny Rogers' 10 Biggest Billboard Country Hits Rogers, whose last album You Can' ...

  11. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Alive and Circlin' At 50 Years

    March 11, 2016 1:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Jackson Browne, Vince Gill help the influential band celebrate in an upcoming PBS special. It’s rare that a solo artist can extend a career 50 years. Even harder for a band to make it that long without imploding over creative differences, leadership ...

  12. Kenny Rogers Calls Alison Krauss, Jennifer Nettles & Home Free 'Great Partners' on Christmas Album

    November 02, 2015 7:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Kenny Rogers and Christmas music just seem to go together. Dating back to 1981's Christmas , the singer has enjoyed almost a separate career with his holiday offerings. Once Upon a Christmas (with Dolly Parton ) from 1984 remains a Yuletide sta ...

  13. Colt Ford on Career Highlights & His New 'Classics' Compilation: 'I Fought the Idea for A While'

    October 16, 2015 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 In his office at Average Joe’s Entertainment south of Nashville, Colt Ford smiles when the subject of greatest-hits albums by country artists comes up. The iconic albums from acts like Kenny Rogers , Alabama and Hank Williams, Jr. all struck a chord ...

  14. Rosanne Cash, Mark James & More Inducted to Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

    October 12, 2015 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Vince Gill , Tim McGraw , Hunter Hayes , Emmylou Harris , B.J. Thomas and Ronnie Dunn were among those honoring the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame's  four newest members during an induction gala last night (Oct. 11) at Nashville’s Music Cit ...

  15. Kenny Rogers Will Retire After Next Tour

    September 25, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Kenny Rogers is hanging up his mic, but not before a farewell tour. The country music legend used the platform of his appearance on the Today show to announce his next world trek would be his last. Details on that tour, however, haven’t been an ...

  16. Don Henley Previews Star-Studded New Album 'Cass County' in Nashville

    June 12, 2015 6:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 The week of the CMA Music Festival brings a wide variety of public figures to Nashville. One of the biggest sightings in town on Thursday was the legendary Don Henley , who stopped by Nashville’s Ruby to give invited guests a first listen to some of ...

  17. Exclusive: Kenny Rogers Shares a Poem for His Late Mom Lucille Before Mother's Day

    May 08, 2015 2:43 PM EDT 21.691 k 119 74 Over the course of his nearly six-decade career, Kenny Rogers has made millions of fans all over the world. However, there's one woman who stood firmly in his corner from day one: his mother Lucille. The Country Music Hall of Fame mem ...

  18. Meet Richard Busch, Lawyer Behind the 'Blurred Lines' Win

    March 11, 2015 3:40 PM EDT The lawyer that won the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit has eluded mainstream media attention, but is well-known with music industry circles. Richard Busch , a partner at Nashville firm King & Ballow, has won some of the biggest music busi ...

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  20. Valentine's Day Country Music Playlist: The Best Love Songs From Past 20 Years

    February 14, 2015 3:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Saturday (Feb. 14) marks Valentine's Day, where people celebrate the connections they make with our significant others. With that in mind, we thought we'd go back in the 615 Archives and pick out a few love songs that have stood the test o ...

  21. Kenny Rogers Brings The Merriment on Christmas and Hits Through The Years Tour

    December 08, 2014 7:57 PM EST In the fall of 1981, Kenny Rogers released his very first seasonal album, appropriately titled Christmas . Since then, the Country Music Hall of Fame member has released successful holiday follow-ups in 1984 ( Once Upon A Christmas , with Dolly Pa ...

  22. Chart Highlights: Kelly Clarkson, Seth MacFarlane, Meghan Trainor Debut Holiday Songs on AC

    December 01, 2014 3:10 PM EST 'Tis the season for the Adult Contemporary chart to welcome a sleighful of yuletide tunes. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the ...

  23. Christmas in the Country: Five Essential Albums

    November 28, 2014 2:00 PM EST This week in The 615, we have taken a look at some of the holiday's top new Christmas albums in country. To close out our kick-off of the holidays, let's look back at five of the format's essential discs of the season. These are the ...

  24. Kenny Rogers to Play Country Classics & Yuletide-Themed Songs on Christmas Tour

    October 01, 2014 4:18 AM EDT Kenny Rogers will bring his own brand of Christmas cheer to audiences across North America later this year. The Country Music Hall of Fame member has announced a 25-date yuletide tour, starting Nov. 12 in Niagara Falls, Ontario and wrapping Dec. ...

  25. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood Soar Onto Hot Country Songs In Top Five

    May 29, 2014 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The divas blast onto the chart following their performance at the Billboard Music Awards. Plus, moves for Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann and Jake Worthington As previously reported , Brantley Gilbert scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Coun ...

  26. Dolly Parton Talks 'Blue' Album, Gay Fans and Willie Nelson's 'Dork' Days

    May 13, 2014 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 "They know I understand what it's like to be me, and to fight for being myself," Parton says of why she's always had a large following in the LGBT community Dolly Parton doesn't really do "small," and that trait ha ...

  27. Rewinding The Charts: USA For Africa's 'We Are The World' Tops Hot 100

    April 13, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 On this date 29 years ago, the all-star ensemble hit No. 1 - and helped launch a legacy of philanthropy On Dec. 20, 1984, Harry Belafonte placed a call to nonprofit consultant/music manager Ken Kragen in hopes of staging a concert to raise funds to ...

  28. Mel Tillis Recovering from Heart Surgery

    March 10, 2014 11:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country Music Hall of Fame singer Mel Tillis is recovering in Nashville after heart surgery over the weekend. According to a statement from his daughter, Pam Tillis, the 81-year-old singer required a "routine heart procedure," but is expec ...

  29. Counting Crows Latest to Go to Court Over Digital Royalties

    January 14, 2014 9:07 PM EST On Tuesday, the Counting Crows filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group, becoming the latest musicians to allege they've been cheated out of digital income. The California band believes that UMG should be treating downloads of hits like ...

  30. Eli Young Band Tops Hot Country Songs, Vets Return With Duets

    December 17, 2013 11:05 AM EST The group tallies its third No. 1, while Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton team up for debuts Eli Young Band notches its third leader on Billboard's Country Airplay chart with "Drunk Last Night" (3 ...

  31. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 9:23 AM EDT It was among the last words he spoke during his remarks last night at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, but Kenny Rogers might have summed up the lasting power of being inducted into the exclusive club. As he was talking ab ...

  32. Morning Fix: The Great Lou Reed RIP; Quincy Jones Files Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson; Twitter Tests IPO; Katy Perry, Lorde Top UK Sales Charts

    October 28, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE LOU REED RIP: WHAT IF EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT THE FIRST VELVET UNDERGROUND ALBUM DID START A BAND? A popular perception of the Velvet Underground, fronted by the late-Lou Reed, is that while the group ...

  33. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 12:26 AM EDT Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and the late "Cowboy" Jack Clement - three men whose influence still ripples across the surface of modern music - are now members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The three were saluted by stars Garth Brooks, ...

  34. Kenny Rogers on Eclectic New Album and (Finally) Entering Hall of Fame

    October 11, 2013 4:00 PM EDT When the San Francisco 49ers were down by six in the fourth quarter in 1984, Coach Bill Walsh had to feel assured to have the services of Joe Montana on his side. Ditto that for Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan on the basketball side of things. On ...

  35. Kenny Rogers Breaks Down His Biggest Duets: 'There's a Chemistry Between Us'

    October 09, 2013 3:30 PM EDT In part two of our look back at the career of Kenny Rogers to celebrate this week’s release of his newest work, "You Can’t Make Old Friends," we shine the spotlight on the collaborations that Rogers has been a part of. Aside from Willie ...

  36. Kenny Rogers' Ten Biggest Billboard Country Hits

    October 07, 2013 10:00 AM EDT This week, we at The 615 look back on the legendary career of Kenny Rogers. As the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee prepares to release "You Can't Make Old Friends" for Warner Brothers on Tuesday (Oct. 8), we highlight his caree ...

  37. Shazam Partners With Jimmy Kimmel Live on Music Giveaway (Exclusive)

    September 30, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Shazam Entertainment, whose app has been used to identify billions of songs since 2002, is expanding its television business through a deal with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. The partnership, expected to be announced Monday, will give away free ...

  38. Willie Nelson On The Road Again After Shoulder Injury

    September 27, 2013 1:02 AM EDT An improving Willie Nelson will make his festival date this Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., after all, and he's bringing a friend. A news release from festival organizers said Nelson has recuperated enough from a shoulder injury that he's ...

  39. Kenny Rogers Plays the Hits, Duets With Kellie Pickler at Benefit Concert

    September 26, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Though the Ryman Auditorium had its' beginnings as a tabernacle that riverboat captain Tom Ryman had built for revivalist Samuel Porter Jones to preach the word, last night saw two of the biggest crowd reactions coming from songs about gambli ...

  40. Kenny Rogers Announces 'You Can't Make Old Friends' Album, Duet With Dolly Parton

    September 03, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Kenny Rogers is reuniting with an old friend. Actually, make that two old friends. The singer will be releasing "You Can't Make Old Friends" for Warner Brothers on Oct. 8 -- He was signed to the Warner imprint, Reprise, during his h ...

  41. Mumford & Sons Close Glastonbury, Injured Bassist Ted Dwane Plays

    July 01, 2013 1:58 AM EDT Mumford & Sons brought the Glastonbury Festival to a foot-stomping close Sunday, with many music fans still on a high from the Rolling Stones' first-ever gig at Britain's leading music extravaganza. The Mumfords' performance was ...

  42. Country Music Hall of Fame Adds Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and 'Cowboy' Jack Clement

    April 10, 2013 11:32 AM EDT Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and Jack Clement are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The trio of new inductees attended a news conference Wednesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Each has had a significan ...

  43. Exclusive: Lionel Richie Signs With Red Light Management

    January 22, 2013 6:43 PM EST Legendary hit maker Lionel Richie has signed with Red Light Management for representation, Billboard.biz has learned. This is the second major signing of the young year for RLM, which recently added Tiesto to its growing list of clients. Best know ...

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  45. Barry Manilow, Richard Marx Return To AC Top 10

    December 03, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Manilow lands his first Adult Contemporary top 10 since 1989, while Marx makes his first visit to the region since 1998. As the format continues to focus heavily on holiday music, Barry Manilow collects his first Adult Contemporary top 10 since 1989 ...

  46. Kenny Rogers Eyes Dolly, Lionel Duets for New Album

    December 03, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Country Legend Wants to Make a Statement in 2013: "There's some hard-driving (songs), important lyrics" Kenny Rogers is in the midst of his annual Christmas concert tour, but he plans on gifting his fans with some fresh music in the n ...

  47. Gavin DeGraw & Colbie Caillat Add Song to Nicholas Sparks' 'Safe Haven'

    November 28, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 "It's going to be a real nose blower," DeGraw says of "We Both Know" Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat used downtime on their recent tour to co-write a new single together. The song, titled "We Both Know," is set to ...

  48. UMG Settles With FBT Productions in Landmark Eminem Digital Revenues Lawsuit

    October 30, 2012 4:37 PM EDT Digital income. It's a topic that continues to cause fits in the music industry, and if there's one big moment when record companies probably realized that a new day had dawned in their business, it was September 3, 2010, the day the 9th ...

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