1. Patty Griffin Rescues Lost Album 'Silver Bell': Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 30, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Listen to the original "Truth #2" off Griffin's mythical album from 2000 and find out why Natalie Maines is bummed: "Now I can't steal from it anymore" Perhaps the most successful album of Patty Griffin's nearly ...

  2. Chart Moves: Pet Shop Boys Score Highest Charting Album In Nearly 20 Years

    July 26, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Jay Z held at No. 1 for a second week as "Magna Carta… Holy Grail" sold another 129,000 copies (down 76%). He easily barred the arriving Sara Bareilles from a second No. 1 album as her &qu ...

  3. Court Yard Hounds Play for Keeps on 'Amelita': This Ain't No 'Side Project'

    July 15, 2013 9:35 AM EDT Martie Maguire casts doubt on future Dixie Chicks albums: "I really learned to kind of let go, and I'm so happy where everything is right now" On its second album, Emily Robison says, Court Yard Hounds "felt like a band.&quo ...

  4. Court Yard Hounds to Release 'Amelita' in July

    May 31, 2013 10:03 AM EDT A new Court Yard Hounds album is on the way. The post-Dixie Chicks group featuring sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire announced today they will release "Amelita," their sophomore album, on July 16 via Columbia Records. "I thin ...

  5. Chart Moves: Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines Makes Solo Debut, She & Him Bows on Cassette

    May 17, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the top three were all debuts , as Lady Antebellum, "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack and the "Now 46" compilation moved in. Lady A's latest, "Golden," gave the country ...

  6. Natalie Maines Announces 'Mother' Solo Album

    February 08, 2013 2:45 PM EST Debut effort by Dixie Chick co-produced with Ben Harper, includes songs by Pink Floyd, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Buckley Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines' long-awaited debut solo album, "Mother," a rock-leaning collection co-pro ...

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  8. Bruce Springsteen's MusiCares Tribute: Sting, Neil Young to Honor The Boss

    January 02, 2013 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Other Artists to Perform at Grammy Week Event Include Kenny Chesney, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith; Jon Stewart to Host Bruce Springsteen will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week with a tribute event featuring performance ...

  9. Taylor Swift, Dean Brody Take Home Canadian Country Music Association Honors

    September 10, 2012 10:33 AM EDT While Toronto has been buzzing with the 37th Toronto International Film Festival and music stars from Selena Gomez to Rob Zombie and Natalie Maines descending on the city to help promote certain films, two provinces west in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ...

  10. Toby Keith Passes on Judging 'American Idol'

    July 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the "American Idol" rumor mill swirls into a chaotic mess of names from every genre imaginable, it seems the country contingent is leading the pack of potential judges, much like the show itself has been skewing in recent years. And can ...

  11. ASCAP Pop Awards Honor Trent Reznor, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Bruno Mars

    April 19, 2012 12:39 PM EDT It's been nearly 25 years since Nine Inch Nails' debut Pretty Hate Machine was released, but even with millions of albums sold over the course of an influential, tumultuous and ultimately triumphant career, Trent Reznor insists he's ...

  12. Music & Politics: 5 Moments When They Didn't Mix

    January 24, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 From the protest songs of Woodie Guthrie to the streetside concerts of Occupy Wall Street, music and politics have long gone hand in hand. But the two haven't always seen eye-to-eye. Here are five moments where music and politics didn't mi ...

  13. Dixie Chicks Talk "Storytellers"; Win A Prize Pack

    December 08, 2011 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Dixie Chicks member Martie Maguire admits to finding herself like a lot of the trio's fans when watching their new "Storytellers" DVD, released just in time for the holiday season. "As I watch it, I get very emotional. We've ...

  14. How Eddie Vedder and Other Musicians Helped Free the West Memphis Three

    August 20, 2011 3:53 PM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was among the supporters of the West Memphis Three to witness their release from prison at the Craighead County Courthouse in Arkansas on Friday. The "three" -- Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason B ...

  15. Eddie Vedder, Johnny Depp and Patti Smith Rock Little Rock

    August 30, 2010 7:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam 's Eddie Vedder and the Dixie Chicks ' Natalie Maines were the two big headliners at the West Memphis Three benefit in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday night (Aug. 28). But lo and behold, some other famous faces showed up at Rob ...

  16. For Pearl Jam's 20th Birthday, A Bridge School Gig

    August 23, 2010 5:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 P earl Jam fans, save the date: guitarist Stone Gossard says the closest thing to a 20th birthday gig for the band will be a slot on the bill of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, Calif. on Oct. 23 and 24. "The onl ...

  17. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as " ...

  18. Dixie Chicks Duo Does Double Duty As Court Yard Hounds

    March 29, 2010 8:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire are figuring out how to be both Court Yard Hounds and Dixie Chicks during the coming months. The Dixie duo will be releasing their self-titled debut as Court Yard Hounds on May 4 and plan to tour in support o ...

  19. Ask Billboard: Who's Bigger, Def Leppard Or Poison?

    March 12, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALK DIRTY TO, AND POUR SOME SUGA ...

  20. 2 Of 3 Dixie Chicks Returning With New Music

    January 12, 2010 8:12 AM EST 0 0 0 Two members of the Dixie Chicks - minus lead singer Natalie Maines - are preparing to release a new album this year. According to CMT.com, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison are working on a project to be released on Columbia Records. However, ...

  21. 2 of 3 Dixie Chicks Returning With New Music

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Two members of the Dixie Chicks - minus lead singer Natalie Maines - are preparing to release a new album this year. According to CMT.com, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison are working on a project to be released on Columbia Records. Howeve ...

  22. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub&# ...

  23. Billboard Underground: Nicole Frechette

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Northeast doesn't have a reputation as a hotbed for country music, but for 23-year-old singer/songwriter Nicole Frechette, there's an audience for country no matter where she performs. The Northeast doesn't have a reputation as a ...

  24. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las ...

  25. The Billboard Q&A: Neil Diamond

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's why he "never doubted" he'd work again with producer Rick Rubin, who steered their 2005 collaboration, "12 Songs," to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200, Neil Diamond ...

  26. 'Home' Field Advantage

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's why he "never doubted" he'd work again with producer Rick Rubin, who steered their 2005 collaboration, "12 Songs," to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200, Neil Diamond ...

  27. Diamond, Rubin Re-Team For 'Home Before Dark'

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond's second album with producer Rick Rubin will be out next month, and features a duet with the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines on the track "Another Day (That Time Forgot)." Neil Diamond's second album with producer ...

  28. Billboard Goes To The Grammys: A 50-Year Retrospective

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's biggest night -- from the 1958 inaugural event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to last year's Dixie Chicks triumph at Los Angeles' Staples Cente As the Grammy Awards turn 50 ...

  29. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las ...

  30. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News and notes from the Dixie Chicks, Mary J. Blige, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more from backstage at last night's (Feb. 11) 49th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Notes from backstage at last night's ( ...

  31. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, M ...

  32. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Chicks ...

  33. Studio Stirs Up Dixie Chicks Film Controversy

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The company distributing a new documentary about the Dixie Chicks has blasted the NBC and CW networks for allegedly refusing to accept a commercial spot for the film, which opens in four theaters toda The company distributing a new documentary about ...

  34. Dixie Chicks Doc Could Be Political Hot Potato

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The politically charged documentary "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" has been picked up for worldwide distribution by the Weinstein Co. A release is tentatively scheduled for the fall, possibly right The politically charged documentary &qu ...

  35. Dixie Chicks Doc To Hatch At Toronto Film Fest

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A documentary about the firestorm that greeted the Dixie Chicks' anti-Bush comments will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. "Dixie Chicks -- Shut Up and S A documentary about the firestorm that ...

  36. The Dixie Chicks / July 21, 2006 / Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The usually outspoken Dixie Chicks didn't have much to say during the opening show of their Accidents & Accusations Tour. But that doesn't mean they didn't say anything -- they just let the music The usually outspoken Dixie Chicks ...

  37. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Johnny Cash returns to a Nashville stage and performs for the first time since has was stricken with Shy-Drager Syndrome the preceding October. Cash joins a surprised Kris Kristofferson, 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her f ...

  38. McMurtry, Cash, Crowell Top Americana Nominees

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, announced yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the yea James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth a ...

  39. Dixie Chicks' 'Long Way' Nests In At No. 1

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the third time in their career, the Dixie Chicks roost on the top of The Billboard 200. The Columbia album "Taking the Long Way" tallied 526,000 copies in its first week of U.S. sales, according t For the third time in their career, th ...

  40. 'Long' Is The New Short

    May 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks re-emerge this week with the most personal album of their career. The Open Wide/Columbia set "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," which addresses the controversy The Dixie Chicks re-emerge t ...

  41. Dixie Chicks Set 'Accidents & Accusations' Tour

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks’ Accidents & Accusations tour will begin July 21 in Detroit, and will run through early November. Tickets for all of the dates will go on sale over the The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks’ Accide ...

  42. Ask Billboard

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about Mandy Moore, the Dixie Chicks, Rihanna and artists who just keep pumping out records. MISSING MANDY LIKE CANDY Hey Keith, I really enjoy your column and I was wondering if you could tell me what's going ...

  43. Chart Beat

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ann Nesby, Dixie Chicks return to the charts, plus news on Daniel Powter and Nick Lachey. PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER FOR GRANDMA: It was a double dose of good news for singer Ann Nesby this week. Moments after finding out that her granddaughter Paris B ...

  44. Chart Beat

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, David Gilmour, Pearl Jam, Daniel Powter, Bo Bice and the Dixie Chicks are among those making noteworthy moves and news. 'PAY' PER VAN : One of the most consistent hitmakers of the last four decades returns ...

  45. Dixie Chicks Get Personal On 'Long Way'

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks will re-emerge late this spring with the most personal album of their career. Due May 23 via Open Wide/Columbia, "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," which addre The Dixie Chicks will re-eme ...

  46. Dixie Chicks Get Personal On 'Long Way'

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set executive produced by Rick Rubin. The Dixie Chicks will re-emerge late this spring with the most personal album of their career. Due May 23 via Open Wide/Columbia, "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," ...

  47. Light Bright

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock quintet Yellowcard bursts its pop bubble on its sophomore album, "Lights and Sounds." The 14 tracks on the Capitol Records release are crafted with chord progressions and lyrics that reflect a mo Rock quintet Yellowcard bursts its pop ...

  48. Yellowcard Makes Unlikely Pairing With A Dixie Chick

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Yellowcard's third album, "Lights and Sounds," due Tuesday (Jan. 24) via Capitol, represents a number of sonic departures for the Jacksonville, Fla.-based pop-punk outfit. Yellowcard's third album, "Lights and Sounds," ...

  49. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor A ...

  50. Yorn Drafts Grohl, Chicks For Third Album

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pete Yorn's third Columbia studio album will feature guest appearances from the Dixie Chicks, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl (on drums) and pianist Leon Russell. Pete Yorn's third Columbia studio album will feature guest appearances from t ...

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