1. Amazon Prime Music Debuts First Exclusive Content

    November 24, 2014 5:11 PM EST Amazon has made exclusive video a component of Prime Instant Video streaming service, its answer to Netflix. Now the company is doing the same with music -- sort of. Amazon quietly debuted last week its first exclusive music release, the 43-track, ...

  2. Lucinda Williams Covers Lou Reed, Announces New Album at NYC Concert

    November 18, 2014 3:41 PM EST Her cover of the Velvet Underground's 'Pale Blues Eyes' will be on the album. When Lucinda Williams hit the stage at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre on Monday night, it felt like the perfect NYC venue choice for her. Much like the m ...

  3. Lucinda Williams Revels In Creative Freedom: 'I'm An Optimist'

    October 14, 2014 3:08 AM EDT Lucinda Williams had considered releasing a double CD at least once before, but her record company argued against it. Now the veteran singer-songwriter is putting music out on her own label. Problem solved. Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone , w ...

  4. Lucinda Williams Honors Ailing Dad By Putting Music to His Poem

    October 12, 2014 11:00 PM EDT Lucinda Williams says that during a recent visit her father, acclaimed poet Miller Williams, calmly told her that Alzheimer's disease had robbed him of his ability to write poetry. Her 84-year-old father's increased frailty lent new urge ...

  5. Lucinda Williams Song Premiere: Hear a Cover of JJ Cale's ‘Magnolia’ From Her New Double Album

    September 12, 2014 1:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lucinda Williams has raised some eyebrows by coming up with her first-ever double album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone , due Sept. 30. The kicker? There's more where that came from. "We recorded enough stuff for three albums, actual ...

  6. Lou Reed Tribute: An Epic, Weird Night at SXSW for 'One Motherf---er of a Songwriter'

    March 15, 2014 10:13 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams, Spandau Ballet, Chuck Prophet, the Black Lips, Suzanne Vega and Sean Lennon were among the artists at the first full-scale tribute to Lou Reed since his death The absence of a full-scale, high-profile tribute ...

  7. Inside the Lou Reed Tribute at SXSW: 20-Plus Acts, All-Star House Band to Create 'Austin Meets New York Street Vibe'

    March 07, 2014 9:40 AM EST Spandau Ballet, Lucinda Williams, Suzanne Vega, Sean Lennon, Black Lips are all slated to perform at the first full-scale tribute of Reed, who died in October When Richard Barone was recruited to be part of this year's South By Southwest Mus ...

  8. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton Squabble Off-Camera While Shooting 'The Voice': Watch

    March 06, 2014 2:50 AM EST 3 1 0 The latest episode of "The Voice" may have solidified Blake Shelton's spot in last place when recruiting team members during the blind auditions, but off-camera, he celebrated his victories plenty in front of the other coaches. " ...

  9. Chet Flippo on 'The Genre-Bustin’ Rise of Insurgent Country' (From The Billboard Archives)

    June 19, 2013 5:46 PM EDT With the passing of longtime music writer Chet Flippo , Billboard’s Nashville Bureau Chief from 1995 to 2000, we went back to our archives to read his voluminous music writings. Here we discovered a perfect example of Chet's shining long-fo ...

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  11. Don Was On Blue Note's 'Radical' Spotify App, OpenEMI, Revitalizing Label at FutureSound Keynote

    November 16, 2012 10:10 AM EST Was, Not Was: Don Was (left) being interviewed by Steve Jang: Co-Founder/CEO, Soundtracking at Billboard's FutureSound Conference. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Blue Note Records president Don Was told San Francisco technologists that the label' ...

  12. ABC's 'Nashville' Teams With Big Machine: Exclusive

    October 02, 2012 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A song co-written by the Civil Wars ' John Paul White will be the first single released from the ABC show "Nashville" that premieres Oct. 10, due on the label of Taylor Swift -- Big Machine. The new series set in and around the music ...

  13. Big Machine Records To Release Music From ABC's 'Nashville' Series (Exclusive)

    October 02, 2012 8:45 PM EDT Big Machine Records will release the music from ABC's new series "Nashville," starting with three songs after the show premieres Oct. 10. "If I Didn't Know Better," written by the Civil Wars' John Paul White and ...

  14. 'Love for Levon' Helm Benefit: John Mayer, Dierks Bentley + More

    August 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm . The "Love for Levon" benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will ...

  15. Backbeat: Americana Music Award Noms With John C. Reilly, Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynn

    June 01, 2012 12:52 PM EDT (L-R): Amy Reitnouer, Editor in Chief, The Bluegrass Situation; Jed Hilly, AMA Executive Director; and Michelle Aquilato, marketing director, AMA, pose at the Americana Music Association's Awards nomination event. (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) John ...

  16. Bruce Springsteen Playing 'Intimate' SXSW Show

    February 28, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play an intimate concert on March 15 at the South by Southwest Media Conference and Festival, the annual gathering of music, film and tech industry professionals. The festival, dubbed SXSW, announced the ...

  17. Stars to Celebrate Johnny Cash's 80th With Concert

    February 28, 2012 8:50 AM EST 0 0 0 A diverse all-star lineup will celebrate the 80th birthday of Johnny Cash with an April concert. Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Ray LaMontagne and Jamey Johnson are among the performers scheduled to appear in "We Walk the ...

  18. How Linda Chorney, an Unknown, Scored a Grammy Nomination

    December 13, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Rain derailed Linda Chorney's plan to film a music video on Dec. 11 at the base of the Hollywood sign. The video's producer, the film producer Forrest Murray, quickly shifted gears, hoping to secure the stage at Amoeba Records to shoot Cho ...

  19. Jason Aldean 'Flying High' After Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards reflect a mix of cutting-edge sounds and old favorites in the country field. In the Best Country Solo Performance slot,| SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED "I'm flying pretty high right now," Aldean ...

  20. Americana Music Awards: Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons Honored

    October 14, 2011 12:16 PM EDT While historically Robert Plant and Nashville might not go hand in hand with each other, the legendary Led Zeppelin front man and Music City were pretty good for each other Thursday night (Oct. 13), as he picked up a top album nod at the 10th Annu ...

  21. Americana Music Awards: Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons Honored

    October 14, 2011 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 While historically Robert Plant and Nashville might not go hand in hand with each other, the legendary Led Zeppelin front man and Music City were pretty good for each other Thursday night (Oct. 13), as he picked up a top album nod at the 10th Annual ...

  22. Steve Cropper Taps B.B. King, Steve Winwood for 5 Royales Tribute Album

    June 30, 2011 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Winwood , B.B. King , Sharon Jones , Bettye LaVette and Lucinda Williams are among the artists assisting guitarist Steve Cropper in his salute to the pre-rock 'n' roll band that has had a lasting effect on his career, the 5 Royales . ...

  23. 'True Blood' Premiere to Feature Zombies Cover by Nick Cave, Neko Case

    May 04, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 N ick Cave and Neko Case have recorded a cover of the Zombies ' "She's Not There" for the debut episode of season four of "True Blood." Cave and Case, who shared concert bills about a decade ago, were brought together f ...

  24. New Orleans Jazz Fest Line-Up Announced; Bon Jovi, Arcade Fire, Ms. Lauryn Hill to Headline

    January 20, 2011 12:26 AM EST 0 0 0 The annual New Orleans Jazz & Music Heritage Festival today announced its 2011 line-up with a diverse slate of headliners that includes Arcade Fire, Sonny Rollins, Kid Rock, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Mellencamp, the S ...

  25. Photos: Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Buffalo Springfield Rock Bridge School

    October 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's not every day that Neil Young , Pearl Jam , Elton John & Leon Russell , Buffalo Springfield and a dozen other renowned rockers gather on the same stage for a weekend-long jam, but at the 24th Annual Bridge School Benefit (Oct. 23-24) i ...

  26. Zac Brown Band Builds Solid 'Foundation'

    May 28, 2009 8:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Zac Brown Band is enjoying the success of "Whatever It Is," the second single from its platinum major label debut album, "The Foundation." But Brown and company are chomping at the bit to release their next track. Brown tells ...

  27. Charlie Louvin Returns At 81 With Two New Albums

    April 03, 2009 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I was going to call these albums 'Heaven' and 'Hell,' " Charlie Louvin says in his smooth Southern drawl. He's talking about his two most recent projects, which he recorded last year at the age of 81: the gospel c ...

  28. Salvation and Sin

    April 03, 2009 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 At 81, Charlie Louvin Returns With A Pair Of Albums "I was going to call these albums 'Heaven' and 'Hell,' " Charlie Louvin says in his smooth Southern drawl. He's talking about his two most recent projects, which ...

  29. Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry Set For Bumbershoot

    April 01, 2009 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry, Michael Franti & Spearhead, De La Soul, and Raphael Saadiq are among the first acts confirmed for the 2009 Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 ...

  30. The Right 'Time': M. Ward

    February 06, 2009 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter M. Ward has seen his profile, and album sales, rise steadily in the past five years, and in 2008, he cracked the six-digit barrier for the first time thanks to the Merge debut from She & Him, his duet project with actress Zooey ...

  31. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will b ...

  32. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 6:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprint. ...

  33. Chart Beat: Willie Nelson, T.I., Taylor Swift, Lucinda Williams, Elvis Priesley

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from Willie Nelson, T.I., Taylor Swift, Lucinda Williams and more! HOW 'LUCKY' CAN YOU GET: He's such an iconic figure, it might seem like Willie Nelson is always hanging out on the Hot Country Songs ta ...

  34. Kenny Chesney Scores Fifth Chart-Topping Album

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country Albums as "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA) moves 176,000 copies in the U.S. However, this marks the lowest sales debut for one of Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on ...

  35. Kenny Chesney Gets 'Lucky' At No. 1

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney ropes his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Lucky Old Sun" bows atop the list with 176,000. Over on Top Country Albums, it's the singer's eighth chart-topper . . . Last week's No. 1, T.I.'s &quo ...

  36. Sweet 'Honey'

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thanks to her Southern twang and onstage cowboy hat, Lucinda Williams has long been recognized as a country artist. Thanks to her Southern twang and onstage cowboy hat, Lucinda Williams has long been recognized as a country artist. But her most rece ...

  37. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney continues the free and easy vibe on his latest album, Keane rediscovers its mojo on album number three and Lucinda Williams rocks out with abandon in this week's Hot Product. Singer/songwriter Ray Lamontagne's "Gossip in ...

  38. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim ...

  39. Lucinda Williams Plots Protest Songs EP

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alongside her ninth studio record, "Little Honey" (Oct. 14, Lost Highway) and a hefty fall tour, Lucinda Williams will on Oct. 28 release a digital-only EP of protest songs, Billboard.com can reveal. Alongside her ninth studio record, &quo ...

  40. Widespread Panic, Snoop, Of Montreal Star At Rothbury

    July 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The early bird gets the worm, huh?," Jakob Dylan said as he got the second day of the inaugural Rothbury Festival started yesterday (July 4). And there was certainly plenty to be hooked on the event' "The early bird gets the wor ...

  41. Mellencamp's 'Life' Goes Hi-Fi With Hear Music

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mellencamp's "Life, Death, Love and Freedom," produced by T-Bone Burnett and due July 15 via Hear Music, will be released in a new high-definition audio format dubbed CODE. John Mellencamp's "Life, Death, Love and Freed ...

  42. Mellencamp Tour To Coincide With New Album

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fresh off of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall last month, Indiana rocker John Mellencamp will embark on a month-long summer tour in support of his forthcoming album "Life, Death, Love and Fr Fresh off of being inducted into the Rock a ...

  43. Beck, STP, Lucinda Set For Bumbershoot Festival

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts confirmed for the 2008 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Seattle's Cit Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams ...

  44. Exclusive: Beck, STP, Lucinda Set For Bumbershoot

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts confirmed for the 2008 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, Billboard.biz can reveal. The event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Seattle's City Center. Also s ...

  45. Ask Billboard

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on "Thriller," Carly Simon, Lucinda Williams and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . 'THRILLING' NUMBE ...

  46. Manager Frank Callari Dies At 55

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Frank Callari, who managed the Mavericks, Ryan Adams, Junior Brown and Lucinda Williams, among others, died of natural causes Oct. 26. He was 55. After graduating from the Hotel Ecolier in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a B.A. in hotel/restaurant man ...

  47. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim ...

  48. ACL Festival Wraps With Dylan, Lucinda, MMJ

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country sounds and an onstage marriage proposal highlighted the final day of the sixth Austin City Limits festival yesterday (Sept 16) at Zilker Park. The weekend closed with a 90-minute set from Bob Country sounds and an onstage marriage proposal h ...

  49. Eagles Prepping New Studio Album, Tour

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Eagles are planning to take flight with a long-awaited new album and a tour. Guitarist Joe Walsh tells Billboard.com that the album -- the Eagles' first full-length studio set since "The Long Run" The Eagles are planning to take f ...

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