1. Kenny Rogers Talks 'Luck' Book, New Music

    October 11, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the early months of 1977, Kenny Rogers ' phone was ringing like crazy, thanks to the success of the classic "Lucille." In his new book, "Luck Or Something Like It," the singer tells of one who wasn't too enamored wit ...

  2. James Taylor Suing Warner Bros. Records For $2 Million Over Digital Revenue

    September 14, 2012 2:03 PM EDT Add James Taylor to the list of musicians suing record labels over royalties from iTunes and other digital outlets. The famed singer/songwriter filed a complaint against Warner Bros. Records on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming appro ...

  3. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Is Hot 100's Longest-Leading Country Song Since 1980

    September 12, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' rebounds 2-1 for a third week on top, marking the longest command for a country song since Kenny Rogers' 'Lady' Taylor Swift 's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together&quo ...

  4. Taylor Swift's 'Never': Country Song With Most Weeks at No. 1 Since 1980

    September 12, 2012 2:18 PM EDT 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' rebounds 2-1 for a third week on top, marking the longest command for a country song since Kenny Rogers' 'Lady.' Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together&q ...

  5. Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban Talks Journey 'From Elvis to Elvira'

    September 06, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the world of country music, the words "Oom Papa Mow Mow" might be recognized as some of the most legendary bass notes in the format's history. Of course, those lyrics were immortalized by Richard Sterban in the Oak Ridge Boys' ...

  6. Kem Releasing 'Sensuous' Christmas Album

    August 24, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile, R&B star says he's one song away from wrapping up his fourth studio album Kem has a holiday album planned for the fall, and may have another present for his fans in 2013. The Detroit R&B singer will release "What Christm ...

  7. Dolly Parton Celebrates Gold, Talks Book and George Jones Project

    August 13, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though the iconic Dolly Parton is no stranger to Gold or Platinum, the singer was especially pleased to receive a Gold plaque for her "An Evening With Dolly… Live" CD / DVD package Friday morning in Music City. In fact, the Country Music H ...

  8. Glen Campbell Cancels Australia, New Zealand 'Goodbye Tour'

    July 18, 2012 8:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country Music Hall of Fame performer Glen Campbell is canceling his tour of Australia and New Zealand with Kenny Rogers next month for health reasons. A spokeswoman says Campbell is not up for "the very long flight that it would require." ...

  9. Ne-Yo, Bob Seger, Bette Midler, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 15, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Ne-Yo poses with Swizz Beatz after accepting his Hal David Starlight Award. (Photo: Getty/Larry Busacca) Now, incredibly, in its 43rd year, the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is roughly the publishing world's equivalent of the Grammys, but ...

  10. Frances Preston Remembered by Rosanne Cash, Del Bryant, Joe Galante, Many More Execs and Songwriters

    June 13, 2012 11:47 AM EDT The music community was saddened today by news of the passing of Frances Williams Preston, longtime head of BMI and one of the pioneering female executives in the music industry. This morning, many of the artists she helped and executives she work ...

  11. Bonnaroo Sunday: 10 Things Seen & Heard

    June 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The overcast weather on the final day of the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival felt like a giant natural hangover. Music fans, weary from three days of full-throttle listening experiences and a night of jamming to the Red Hot Chili Peppers , D ...

  12. CMA Fest: Eric Church, Faith Hill Perform; Softball With Carrie Underwood; TNT Revives 'Dallas'

    June 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The CMA Music Festival continued at a frentic pace on Saturday, with music seemingly at every turn along the way in a very crowded downtown Nashville. At the Riverfront Stage, Big Machine recording trio Eden's Edge -- set to release their deb ...

  13. Backbeat: Kenny Rogers, Steven Wright, It's The Real Hang Out at Bonnaroo after Press Conference

    June 11, 2012 9:04 AM EDT Kenny Rogers gives interviews after a press conference in the press tent at Bonnaroo. Before their respective sets at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Sunday, country legend Kenny Rogers , comedian Steven Wright , Bonnaroo vet Ben Folds a ...

  14. Kenny Rogers LIVE @ Bonnaroo 2012

    Kenny Rogers LIVE @ Bonnaroo 2012

    June 11, 2012 3:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Rogers Live @ Bonnaroo 2012 kenny rogers , bonnaroo , performance , sunday , Kenny Rogers , Bonnaroo , Performance , Sunday Videos Kenny Rogers Bonnaroo Performance Sunday ...

  15. Starting With A Song

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 In a business where ego and star power often demand center stage, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) awards dinner each June emerges like Brigadoon, an always magical, sometimes humbling celebration where the songwriting community honors its finest. ...

  16. A Song To Woody, And Others

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 Here is a look at the honorees who will be recognized at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on June 14 in New York.Woody Guthrie: Pioneer Award When two of America's greatest songwriters, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, gathered in ...

  17. Doobie Brothers' Michael McDonald Files Royalty Lawsuit Against Warner Music Group

    May 21, 2012 9:55 PM EDT King & Ballow's Richard S. Busch continues his assault upon the major label tradition of paying standard artist royalties for downloads instead of a 50% licensing royalty. The attorney has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Doobie Brothers sing ...

  18. Bee Gee Robin Gibb Mourned and Hailed in Britain

    May 21, 2012 8:54 AM EDT LONDON (AP) -- One day after he succumbed to cancer, Bee Gee Robin Gibb was hailed in his native Britain Monday as a master musician whose interests went far beyond the recording studio. The distinctive singer, who wrote and arranged numerous hits ...

  19. Kenny Rogers Signs With Warner Bros.

    May 10, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Warner Bros. Records and Kenny Rogers and Warner Bros. Records officially announced today (May 10) that the singer has signed a long-term deal with the label. He spent many years with the label earlier in his career, beginning in 1967. Rogers broke ...

  20. SXSW 2012: Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers - "Lady"

    SXSW 2012: Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers - "Lady"

    May 10, 2012 1:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 SXSW 2012: Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers - "Lady" Videos Kenny Rogers Lionel Richie Brightcove ...

  21. Kenny Rogers Signs Long-Term Deal With Warner Bros.

    May 10, 2012 11:53 AM EDT Kenny Rogers and Warner Bros. Records officially announced today (May 10) that the singer has signed a long-term deal with the label. He spent many years with the label earlier in his career, beginning in 1967. Rogers broke the news Wednesday nigh ...

  22. Bruce Springsteen's Enduring Effect on the Country Charts Influences Two Top 10 Singles

    May 08, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Meet the new Boss. Same as the old Boss. He's just taken on a different context. Bruce Springsteen, the most prominent rocker of the 1980s, is now a symbolic fencepost in modern country. If there's any doubt how much the New Jersey singe ...

  23. Dick Clark Could Rock, but He Started Out Country

    April 19, 2012 1:04 PM EDT The music universe is reeling due to the passing this week of Dick Clark at 82. Between his numerous television and radio credits, Clark enjoyed one of the longest entertainment careers of all time. While many obituaries today will (and should) fo ...

  24. Dick Clark Could Rock, but He Started Out Country

    April 19, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The music universe is reeling due to the passing this week of Dick Clark at 82. Between his numerous television and radio credits, Clark enjoyed one of the longest entertainment careers of all time. While many obituaries today will (and should) focu ...

  25. Ryan Seacrest, LA Reid, Russell Simmons, More Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

    April 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Within minutes of news breaking of Dick Clark's passing, the music business began expressing their grieif and admiration for the man who helped invent the business they work in. From Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio "LA" Reid, Mado ...

  26. Lionel Richie on Track to Top Billboard 200

    April 16, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ionel Richie might be "dancing on the ceiling" right now, as his "Tuskegee" album is on track to hit No. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 chart. It would mark his third chart-topping album -- and his first since 1986's &qu ...

  27. Lionel Richie Rides CBS Special to Likely No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 16, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Lionel Richie (right) with Kenny Chesney performing together at the "ACM Presents: Lionel Richie & Friends in Concert," which aired on CBS this past Friday. Lionel Richie might be "dancing on the ceiling" right now, as his ...

  28. Billy Gilman Enlists A-Listers for 'Choice' Charity Single

    April 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban, Reba McEntire & Kenny Rogers Join Soles4Souls Project One of the more rich traditions in the history of country music is the trait of giving back. Billy Gilman knows this and appreciates it. Best known to audiences for songs like th ...

  29. Who Besides Lionel Richie Has Topped Billboard's R&B and Country Charts?

    April 09, 2012 11:15 AM EDT An insightful e-mail came in last week (to askbb@billboard.com) from avid chart-watcher Garrett Godbey of Tampa, Fla. Godbey wrote, "With Lionel Richie debuting at No. 1 with Tuskegee on Top Country Albums , he's earned No. 1s on the Top ...

  30. Dolly Parton Video Q&A: Extended Cut

    April 06, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Earlier this week, we sat down with Dolly Parton about her new two-disc live album/ DVD, "An Evening With… Dolly." The country music icon was so forthcoming with her answers -- which touched on everything from her work with Kenny Rogers, t ...

  31. Dolly Parton Q&A Extended Pt 2: Creativity, Kenny Rogers, Inspirations - Billboard.com

    Dolly Parton Q&A Extended Pt 2: Creativity, Kenny Rogers, Inspirations - Billboard.com

    April 06, 2012 4:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Extended cut of Billboard.com's April 2012 Q&A with Dolly Parton, by 615 Columnist Chuck Dauphin. Part 2. interview , dolly parton , Kenny Rogers , Dolly Parton , Interview Videos Kenny Rogers Dolly Parton Interview ...

  32. 'American Idol' Recap: Oh Yes It's '80s Night

    April 05, 2012 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was '80s Night on Wednesday's "American Idol," and for the most part, the remaining eight finalists paid solid tribute to the decade of decadence, tapered jeans and big hair. Among the highlights: Jessica Sanchez covering Whit ...

  33. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  34. Weird Al Yankovic Suing Label for $5M

    April 01, 2012 9:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Weird Al Yankovic, through his company Ear Booker Enterprises, is suing Sony Music Entertainment for $5 million. The complaint alleges that Sony Music took improper and duplicate recoupments, which resulted in royalty under payments. It also alleges ...

  35. 'Weird Al' Yankovic Suing Sony Music For $5 million

    March 30, 2012 8:27 PM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic, through his company Ear Booker Enterprises, is suing Sony Music Entertainment for $5 million. The complaint alleges that Sony Music took improper and duplicate recoupments, which resulted in royalty under payments. I ...

  36. How Lionel Richie Sold Nearly 20,000 Albums in an Hour on Home Shopping Network

    March 20, 2012 5:15 PM EDT As expected, Lionel Richie hit the upper limit of what the company projected he would do from the hour-long live performance broadcast by the Home Shopping Network on March 16. While Universal Music Group executives privately said they expected &q ...

  37. Backbeat: Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, The-Dream, Doc McGee, David Massey, More at Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 16, 2012 4:49 PM EDT Lionel Richie (left), who headlined Billboard's SXSW showcase at Austin's ACL LIve Theater, with The-Dream, who also performed. ( Photo: Misha Vladimirskiy) At first, Lionel Richie thought he'd be playing an outdoor venue. The headl ...

  38. Video Q&A: Lionel Richie's 'Journey' to 'Tuskegee'

    March 16, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Backstage at his Billboard SXSW gig, Richie chats about the show and new album. • PHOTOS: Lionel, Friends + SXSW • Lionel Leads Billboard Showcase • Billboard's SXSW Survival Guide The Latest News From SXSW "I had so much fun!," Lione ...

  39. Lionel Richie Lights Up SXSW at Billboard Showcase

    March 15, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Lionel Richie performing at the Billboard SXSW showcase in Austin on Wednesday night (photo: Ben Sklar) With thousands of bands and fans having successfully descended upon Austin, Billboard said "Hello" to the 2012 South By Southwest Fes ...

  40. Lionel Richie Lights Up SXSW at Billboard Showcase

    March 15, 2012 9:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Performs 'Lady' With Kenny Rogers... Other Acts Include The-Dream, Polica, Vintage Trouble and Wallpaper. With thousands of bands and fans having successfully descended upon Austin, Billboard said "Hello" to the 2012 South By Sou ...

  41. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  42. Kenny Rogers to Join Lionel Richie at Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 14, 2012 11:33 AM EDT When Lionel Richie hits the stage at Billboard's annual showcase at South By Southwest tonight, he'll be joined by Kenny Rogers, a man he calls his "mentor" and "the most important person" in the launching of the seco ...

  43. Kenny Rogers to Join Lionel Richie at Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 14, 2012 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Old Friends Will Play 'Lady' at Richie's SXSW Debut When Lionel Richie hits the stage at Billboard's annual showcase at South By Southwest tonight, he'll be joined by Kenny Rogers , a man he calls his "mentor" and ...

  44. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  45. Lionel Richie to Headline Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Icon Tops Austin Bill That Includes The-Dream, Polica, Wallpaper. & More Hello, Austin. We have what you're looking for. Lionel Richie , whose timeless hits include "Easy and "Endless Love," will headline Billboard 's an ...

  46. Lionel Richie to Headline Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST Hello, Austin. We have what you're looking for. Lionel Richie, whose timeless hits include "Easy and "Endless Love," will headline Billboard's annual showcase at South by Southwest's Music Festival on March 14 at Aust ...

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