1. Neil Young, Olivia Newton-John and Michael Buble to Feature on Dan Rather's 'Big Interview'

    August 22, 2016 10:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Young is Dan Rather's first guest for the new edition of Rather's series, The Big Interview . Young will be featured on the Sept. 13 episode airing at 8 p.m. EDT on AXS TV, the cable and satellite channel said Monday. The singer-songw ...

  2. Female Country Stars Kacey Musgraves, Cam, Maren Morris and More on Industry Sexism, the 'Freak Show' Presidential Election and Tomato-gate

    July 28, 2016 6:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 On a hot summer morning in downtown Nashville, six young country standouts take seats around a table, making small talk while awaiting instructions from a surrounding film crew. “Pretend like we’re not here,” urges a producer. “Yeah, it sure feels i ...

  3. Billboard's 2016 Nashville Power Players List Revealed: Who Rules Music City?

    July 28, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR MIKE DUNGAN , 62 Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group Nashville "He's the Don!" says Luke Bryan , sidling up to Universal Music Group Nashville chairman/CEO Mike Dungan at  Billboard 's photo shoot. It's ...

  4. After 45 RPM Start, CMA Music Festival Morphs Into High-Tech Maturity

    June 09, 2016 1:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oak Ridge Boys' Joe Bonsall, CMA execs look back at the growth of a Nashville tradition. As the Country Music Association prepares for an expected 80,000 fans a day to partake in the 45th annual CMA Music Festival this week in downtown Nashvill ...

  5. Kree Harrison, Kalie Shorr Among Women Making Inroads In Post-Bro-Country Era

    April 22, 2016 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 When singer/songwriter Jamie Floyd went shopping for a label deal around 2013, the responses were invariably the same: “We’re not signing girls right now, but keep going.” She could have — probably should have — gotten demoralized. Instead, she figu ...

  6. Rae Sremmurd Supports Bernie Sanders, Loretta Lynn Charms & More at SXSW Day 3

    March 18, 2016 10:21 AM EDT The weather may have changed for the cloudier, but by mid-afternoon on March 17, SXSW was back at its sweltering best, with showcases and sets running deep into the night. As the festival churned through its third day,  Billboard  has the report f ...

  7. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Loretta Lynn Earns Her Highest Charting Album Ever With 'Full Circle'

    March 18, 2016 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus: Violent Femmes return to chart after more than 20 years On the most recent Billboard 200 albums chart (dated March 26), Kendrick Lamar ’s surprise new release Untitled Unmastered swooped in for a No. 1 debut. It bowed with 178,000 equivalent a ...

  8. SXSW: Ageless Loretta Lynn and Dion Perform Classics, New Material in Austin

    March 18, 2016 4:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 A pair of multi-generational icons --  Loretta Lynn and Dion -- bucked the youthful emphasis of South By Southwest on Thursday night in  Austin , each showcasing not only decades of heritage but also vital new works that put them on the same track a ...

  9. Watch Jack White, Sheryl Crow & Reba McEntire Praise Loretta Lynn on New PBS Doc: Exclusive

    March 02, 2016 1:01 PM EST 0 0 0 PBS’s American Masters is celebrating their 30th anniversary with its latest documentary,  Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl,  airing this Friday during Women’s History Month.  Billboard Women in Music 'Legend' Loretta Lynn: 'Call M ...

  10. Loretta Lynn Talks 'Full Circle,' Plans to Keep Working for 'A Long Time'

    January 20, 2016 12:58 AM EST 0 0 0 Loretta Lynn's new record, her first studio album in more than a decade, likely won't be her last. "I've got a whole houseful of kids and grandkids, and I'm doing a lot of this for them," Lynn said Tuesday. She plans to ...

  11. Martina McBride Says Women in Music Legend Loretta Lynn Is 'One of a Kind'

    Martina McBride Says Women in Music Legend Loretta Lynn Is 'One of a Kind'

    December 11, 2015 7:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Martina McBride Says Women in Music Legend Loretta Lynn Is 'One of a Kind' Videos ONE OF A KIND Loretta Lynn ...

  12. Loretta Lynn at Women in Music: 'I'm Not a Legend, I'm Just Me'

    Loretta Lynn at Women in Music: 'I'm Not a Legend, I'm Just Me'

    December 11, 2015 6:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Loretta Lynn at Women in Music: 'I'm Not a Legend, I'm Just Me' Videos Loretta Lynn ...

  13. Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Pens Billboard Essay for Women in Music Issue, Pays Tribute to Lady Gaga and Honorees

    December 03, 2015 10:15 AM EST 1.623 k 0 2 The great Loretta Lynn once said that to make it in the music business, "You either have to be first, best or different." That's true for all of this year's Women in Music honorees, Ms. Lynn included. They're different ...

  14. Loretta Lynn to Receive Inaugural 'Legend' Award at Billboard's Women in Music 2015

    November 15, 2015 9:00 AM EST 1.761 k 132 6 Loretta Lynn , groundbreaking country music singer-songwriter, has been announced as the recipient of Billboard 's first-ever Women in Music “Legend” award. The award, which will be presented at Billboard's 2015 Women in Music even ...

  15. Loretta Lynn Preparing First New Album in More Than 10 Years, 'Full Circle'

    November 10, 2015 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Loretta Lynn's album "Full Circle." Courtesy Photo Loretta Lynn will release a new album called Full Circle on March 4, 2016, marking her first studio album in more than 10 years.  The 13-song set is a concept piece to take listeners ...

  16. Rewinding the Charts: In 1974, Olivia Newton-John Conquered Country

    October 12, 2015 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Decades before Taylor Swift's crossover, the Australian parlayed success as a country singer into pop-culture stardom thanks to 'Grease.' FOR CHILDREN OF THE LATE 1970s who danced around their bedroom to the Grease soundtrack, their a ...

  17. Guy Clark Hospitalized Before ACL Hall of Fame Induction

    June 19, 2015 2:26 AM EDT 1.159 k 175 4 Nashville singer-songwriter Guy Clark came to Austin Thursday night to join the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame alongside his best friend the late Townes Van Zandt , country legend Loretta Lynn , Texas accordion master Flaco Jimenez and West ...

  18. Bret Michaels Returns to His Country Roots with New Album 'True Grit': 'This Has Been My Life Story'

    May 03, 2015 11:36 PM EDT Bret Michaels is a resourceful Renaissance man. From winning Celebrity Apprentice  to developing a top-selling line of products for PetSmart, the veteran rocker has continued to reinvent himself through talent, hard work and a maverick entrepren ...

  19. Reba McEntire, George Strait & Dwight Yoakam Return to Country Charts

    April 23, 2015 5:51 PM EDT All three stars pad their impressive legacies with debuts. Reba McEntire returns to familiar hallowed ground on Billboard 's Top Country Albums chart, as Love Somebody debuts at No. 1 with 58,000 first-week copies sold, according to Nielsen ...

  20. Billboard Cover: Jack White on Not Being a 'Sound-Bite Artist,' Living in the Wrong Era and Why Vinyl Records Are 'Hypnotic'

    March 06, 2015 9:00 AM EST 4.721 k 319 22 An 18-year-old  Elvis Presley walked through the doors of the Memphis Recording Service at 708 Union Ave. in the summer of 1953. He carried a beat-up guitar that he'd had since the age of 11 and enough money to make a $3.98 record of h ...

  21. Jeff Bates Embraces Conway Twitty Comparisons on 'Me and Conway' Album

    November 18, 2014 6:12 PM EST The vocal similarities between Jeff Bates and the late Conway Twitty have always been something of a double-edged sword. "It was a struggle at times," the singer tells Billboard . "On one hand, what a compliment. But, then someone w ...

  22. Loretta Lynn Performs First Full Show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

    October 11, 2014 1:41 PM EDT The 82-year-old icon played numerous hits from her six-decade career. Friday night (Oct. 10) was a historic night at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. It’s hard to believe, but it was the first time Loretta Lynn performed a full show at the reve ...

  23. Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire to Perform at Johnny Cash Music Festival

    February 27, 2014 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 On the evening of August 15, three Country Music Hall of Fame members will take to the stage at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR to salute another Hall of Fame member: "The Man In Black."  Reba McEntire, Bo ...

  24. Loretta Lynn Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom: 'She Gave Voice to a Generation'

    November 20, 2013 5:32 PM EST 1.091 k 61 0 Loretta Lynn visited the White House on Wednesday and came away with the nation's highest civilian honor. President Barack Obama presented the Kentucky native, whose string of country hits include "The Pill" and "Fist City ...

  25. A Look Back at Key Milestones at the CMA Awards

    November 07, 2013 8:46 AM EST Here's a look at some key moments in the history of the Country Music Association Awards, which honor the best of the country music (the 47th annual CMAs air on Wednesday night). - 1967 : The first CMA Awards were not televised. It is bille ...

  26. Loretta Lynn Postpones Two Shows

    October 29, 2013 1:07 PM EDT Country music legend Loretta Lynn is postponing two shows in Iowa because of exhaustion. A statement from Lynn's representative on the singer's website says the 81-year-old started feeling poorly midway through her three-week tour and ...

  27. Loretta Lynn Eyes Another Album With Jack White, Talks Gospel Music and More at Her Ranch

    September 03, 2013 9:25 AM EDT 1.635 k 55 1 0 Roughly 70 miles from Nashville on Saturday night proved to be a blast back in time, as the legendary Loretta Lynn captivated a Labor Day weekend crowd at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. It was definitely a special night for the singer, i ...

  28. Loretta Lynn's Eldest Daughter Dies at 64

    July 29, 2013 11:32 PM EDT A family representative says Betty Sue Lynn, the oldest daughter of country singer Loretta Lynn, has died. She was 64. According to the statement from the family, Lynn died Monday from complications of emphysema in Waverly, Tenn., near her mother& ...

  29. Sheryl Crow Opens Up on Her Country Conversion

    May 29, 2013 12:29 AM EDT For a couple of months now, Sheryl Crow has been loading her two young boys aboard a bus and taking off on a tour of country music radio stations around the country. She's visiting with DJs and programming directors, playing a few songs live, ...

  30. 615 Picks: 10 Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 08, 2013 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Expect great things from new or emerging artists in the country and Americana worlds in 2013. Here's the 615's picks for ten artists to keep a keen eye on, from the Brooklyn-based Americana band the Lone Bellow to a new album from Pistol A ...

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  32. 615 Spotlight: Lisa Matassa Shows Her Edge With 'Somebody's Baby'

    December 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Lisa Matassa has got a lot to be thankful for these days. She's just released a new EP titled "Somebody's Baby," with a single by the same name that has recently broken into the Billboard's Country Indicator chart (which mea ...

  33. Risa Binder Covers Taylor Swift's 'Red': Video Premiere

    November 21, 2012 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Watch the "Paper Heart" singer/songwriter's pillow-fight performance of the Swift track Singer/songwriter Risa Binder has long looked to country singers such as Loretta Lynn and Alison Krauss for inspiration, and now she's paying ...

  34. 'Pretty Woman' Songwriter Bill Dees Dies

    November 01, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes recorded by Johnny Cash , Loretta Lynn and other country music greats, but the centerpiece of his career was his work with Roy Orbison , including co-writing the classic ...

  35. 615 Spotlight: Jaida Dreyer's 'Confessions'

    October 10, 2012 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ontario native Jaida Dreyer knows how fortunate she is. The artist, currently promoting her single, "Confessions," was handpicked by highly esteemed producer Byron Gallimore to be the flagship artist for his new Streamsound label. "I& ...

  36. Loretta Lynn's 50th Year at Opry Toasted by Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack

    September 27, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 1960, country newcomer Loretta Lynn and her husband "Mooney" traveled across America on what many country historians call one of the first of what we call 'radio tours' today. One of their destinations was Nashville, where the ...

  37. Pistol Annies Bring Nashville to New York for Tour Kickoff

    September 14, 2012 8:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite first show jitters, the Pistol Annies didn't let their nerves get the best of them in New York on Thursday night. Their 75-minute Terminal 5 set included many of the tracks off the country trio's debut release "Hell On Heels&q ...

  38. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  39. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  40. Country Star Kitty Wells:1919-2012

    July 19, 2012 6:50 PM EDT The county music community lost one of its most beloved pioneers with the death of Kitty Wells. Known as the "Queen of Country Music," Wells, 92, died of complications from a stroke at her Nashville home on July 16. "In my lifetime ...

  41. Kitty Wells, Country Trailblazer, Dies at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells , the original "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran the gamut ...

  42. Kitty Wells, Legendary Country Singer, Dead at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells, better known as the "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran t ...

  43. American Idol's Jessica Sanchez Signs With Interscope, Kellie Pickler Released By Sony Nashville

    June 29, 2012 12:16 PM EDT Today finds one American Idol alum with a new record deal -- and another dropped. While recent runner-up Jessica Sanchez lands at mentor Jimmy Iovine's Interscope Records, country cutie Kellie Pickler has parted ways with Sony Nashville. It c ...

  44. Francis W. Preston, 1928-2012

    June 14, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Former BMI ­president/CEO Frances Williams Preston, often referred to as "the best friend a songwriter ever had," died of congestive heart failure on June 13 at her home in Nashville. The tireless executive, whose early career duties inc ...

  45. Bret Michaels Enlists Lil Jon, Jimmy Buffet for Solo Album

    June 14, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Slew of Stars Help Poison Frontman on 'Bret Michaels and Friends: Get Your Rock On' B ret Michaels plans to release a new solo album this summer, which includes songs he recorded with a little help from his A-list rocker friends. The album ...

  46. Loretta Lynn Rouses Bethlehem, PA With 50 Years of Favorites

    June 11, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article PROMOTION Loretta Lynn Rouses Bethlehem, PA Crowd With 50 Years Of Favorites "There's only one true Queen of country music and you saw her tonight." No truer words could have been spoken Saturday night (June 9) at the Sa ...

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