1. Matraca Berg

    Matraca Berg

    4 Albums, 5 Songs

    • Lying to the Moon & Other Stories
    • Lying to the Moon
    • Sunday Morning to Saturday Night
    • That Train Don
    • The Dreaming Fields
  2. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Honor the Greats At Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction

    October 08, 2012 5:37 PM EDT Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Cohn, Bekka Bramlett and J. Fred Knobloch were among those paying tribute Sunday night (Oct.7) as Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tony Arata were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hal ...

  3. Songwriters Hall of Fame: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Honor the Greats

    October 08, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter among the honorees in Nashville. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Cohn, Bekka Bramlett and J. Fred Knobloch were among those paying tribute Sunday night (Oct.7) as Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary ...

  4. Pat Higdon, Former President of UMPG Nashville, Re-Launches Patrick Joseph Music

    August 08, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Pat Higdon, whose industry credits include a recent stint as president of Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville, is teaming with SONGS Music Publishing to re-launch the publishing company that he created in 1989, called Patrick Joseph Music. ...

  5. The Band Perry: No Overnight Success

    February 28, 2012 2:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Country Hitmakers Talk Breakout Year, Sibling Dynamic on Road & Plans for Next Album Last week, The Band Perry performed at the Ryman Auditorium to a sold out crowd during the Country Radio Seminar. Just one year prior, the trio had just deliver ...

  6. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Gary Overton, More at Country Radio Seminar's Day Two

    February 24, 2012 1:24 PM EST (L-R): Kellie Pickler, Sony Music Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton, Sara Evans and Headline Country's Storme Warren take in the Sony/BMG Cruise at CRS day two. (Photo: Alan Poizner) Country Radio Seminar attendees had a lot of choices for ...

  7. Kent Earls Named Head of Universal Music Publishing Nashville, Replacing Pat Higdon

    January 30, 2012 2:56 PM EST Kent Earls has been named executive VP/GM of Universal Music Publishing Group, Nashville, the company announced today, filling the void created by the departure of Pat Higdon, who had been president. Earls will report to UMPG president North Ameri ...

  8. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy& ...

  9. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

    January 26, 2012 11:58 AM EST Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday. Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason A ...

  10. 615 Spotlight: Gretchen Peters Preps Her 'Manifesto'

    January 04, 2012 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 This week, we kind of take a different approach to the 615 Spotlight. Most weeks, we take a look at some of country music's newest performers that you haven't heard from yet. However, you have heard the music of Gretchen Peters -- though y ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Music, Memories Mark Paul Kirby Memorial At The Basement

    October 10, 2011 4:35 PM EDT A memorial service last night at the Basement in Nashville for Paul Kirby, the late front man/guitarist for popular Nashville bands Walk The West and Cactus Brothers who died of cardiac arrest at 48 on Sept. 25, ended up as a reunion of sorts not ...

  13. Kenny Chesney's 'Hemingway's Whiskey': Track-By-Track Preview

    August 20, 2010 10:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney 's new album "Hemingway's Whiskey" isn't out until Sept. 28, but the Country chart-topper gave Billboard an in-depth preview, discussing the record's 11 songs track by track, and in the process revealing h ...

  14. Hiatt, Berg, Shapiro Head To Hall Of Fame

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hit writers Matraca Berg ("Strawberry Wine") and Tom Shapiro ("Wink") and musical trailblazer John Hiatt will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF) this fall. The formal induction will come at the 39t ...

  15. Hootie Feels 'Lucky'

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Darius Rucker's throat hurts, and he is tired after a long day of promoting Hootie & the Blowfish's new album, "Looking for Lucky" (released Aug. 9), but the lead singer is not a ...

  16. Hot Product

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hootie & the Blowfish 'Lucky' Hootie Hootie & the Blowfish begins its tenure on Vanguard with this week's release of "Looking for Lucky." First single "One Love" is climbing the Adult Contemporary and Adult ...

  17. Hootie Returns With Debut For Own Label

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This summer will bring "Looking for Lucky," the first studio album by Hootie & the Blowfish on its own Sneaky Long Records. This summer will bring "Looking for Lucky," the first studio album by Hootie & the Blowfish on it ...

  18. Loveless Readies New Album

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 release for her next Epic album, "On Your Way Home." As has been the case with the most of her albums, her husband, Emory Gordy Jr., produced the set, which was recor Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 rele ...

  19. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BO ...

  20. NGDB Ensures 'Circle' Remains Unbroken

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It was 30 years ago when a young band of longhaired musicians from the West Coast teamed with some of country music's legendary veterans to record "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," a landmar ...

  21. Dirt Band Expands Unbroken Circle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3." The Capitol Nashville album is the latest installment in a guest-laden exploration of folk and country roots m This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ...