1. 615 Spotlight: Scarletta Gets 'Island Fever'

    January 09, 2013 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Exclusive Premiere of the Rising Trio's New Single & Lyric Video The winter might not seem like the perfect time to release a single with a tropical bent, but then again Scarletta is not your normal country act. The trio -- comprised of lea ...

  2. Patsy Cline

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  3. Jenni Rivera Reflects on Her Struggles & Triumphs in 2011 Billboard Interview

    December 10, 2012 1:26 PM EST In this candid interview with the late Jenni Rivera from Billboard's Dec 3, 2011 issue, the Mexican-American banda queen discusses the many challenges she faced -- including domestic violence, being a single-parent of three, and working in th ...

  4. Jason Aldean's 'Night Train' Rolls To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 24, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The country star motors to his first No. 1, while two other country males, Scotty McCreery and Jamey Johnson, also net top five debuts. As forecast last week , Jason Aldean's "Night Train" chugs to a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. The Beat 08/27: Devo's Romney Ditty, Air Guitar Champ, EDM & Patsy Cline in Nashville

    The Beat 08/27: Devo's Romney Ditty, Air Guitar Champ, EDM & Patsy Cline in Nashville

    August 27, 2012 3:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 08/27: KEM to Release holiday album, Devo takes a bite out of Romney in new song, “Nordic Thunder” 2012 Air Guitar Champion jonathan brooks , featuredVideo1 , neil armstrong , Virginia Patterson Hensley , Billboard , With Your Friends Festi ...

  7. Patsy Cline Exhibit Opens at Country Music Hall of Fame

    August 24, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though she was born Virginia Patterson Hensley, and was referred to by many of her childhood friends as "Ginny," those names don't, have the same ring to it as say Patsy Cline. The country music icon is celebrated in the new Patsy Cli ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Willie Nelson Looks Back at Historical Career

    June 07, 2012 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 The journey from broke songwriter to genre-busting Outlaw to legend hasn't taken much of a toll on Willie Nelson, as he was sharp, focused, funny and candid for a rare sit-down Q&A session, titled "One Hell of a Ride," at the Billbo ...

  11. Willie Nelson Talks Songwriting, Snoop Dogg and Family at Billboard Summit in Nashville

    June 05, 2012 7:26 PM EDT Willie Nelson with interviewer Ray Waddell at Billboard's Country Music Summit in Nashville on Tuesday (Photo: Michael Seto) You don't even have to know about Willie Nelson's history to know that he's got stories. Anyone who wr ...

  12. The History of Country Music Gets an Update

    February 26, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country Music has enjoyed a rich history over the years, and the Country Music Foundation has released what many are considering to be the ultimate history book concerning the genre with the issue of The Encyclopedia of Country Music. A 626-page boo ...

  13. Watch: All 2012 Super Bowl Music-Related Ads

    February 06, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John , Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen , The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  14. Videos: All 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, From Elton John to the Darkness, And More

    February 05, 2012 11:39 PM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  15. 12 No. 12 Billboard Hot 100 Hits for 2012

    January 31, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 highpoints on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Previously this month, we've recalled No. 12-peaking hits on R&B/Hip-Hop ...

  16. Kid Rock Leads Bash for Legendary Nashville Club

    November 17, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 It's going to be a big rockin' time in Nashville next Wednesday (Nov. 23) as Kid Rock, one of country music's biggest ambassadors, will be turning Music City's Broadway into a party zone! In conjunction with the singer's con ...

  17. 615 Spotlight: Lucy Angel Has Fame in Reach

    November 09, 2011 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The world of country music has taken a very angelic tone this year with the emergence of mother-daughter trio Lucy Angel. Comprised of mother Kate, and daughters Lindsay and Emily Anderton, the trio have made quite an impact on the format, and 2012 ...

  18. Friday Flashback: Patsy Cline's 'Crazy' at 50

    November 04, 2011 9:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 If you believe Nashville legend, Patsy Cline wasn't too overly thrilled upon hearing the demo recording of a song that would become one of her biggest chart hits. That could have had more to do with the unusual phrasing of the writer -- a new N ...

  19. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  20. Ask Billboard: Readers' 2010 Top Picks, Continued

    January 07, 2011 5:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  21. Country Songwriter Hank Cochran Dead at 74

    July 15, 2010 4:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ank Cochran , a consummate songwriter who composed a string of country hits including "Make the World Go Away" for Eddy Arnold , has died. He was 74. Martha E. Moore, his publicist, said Cochran died Thursday morning at his home in Hende ...

  22. SXSW Kicks Off With All-Star Country-Blues Jam

    March 17, 2010 12:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 A day before its official start, this year's South By Southwest festivities got rolling on Tuesday (March 16) with an all-star country-rock and blues bash at La Zona Rosa celebrating Asleep at the Wheel leader and Texas music icon Ray Benson� ...

  23. Q&A: Rosanne Cash Sings Her Father's Favorites

    September 28, 2009 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 A consummate Renaissance woman, Rosanne Cash has eschewed genre conventions throughout her long career. Of course, she had an excellent role model, being the eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash . She scored her own string of country hits in the ...

  24. Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell Join Hall Of Fame

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark and Charlie McCoy were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in an at times emotional ceremony that saluted them for their music as well as their contributions to bringing the genre to a mass audience t ...

  25. Madonna Plans New Tracks For Hits Collection

    March 18, 2009 12:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna is planning to head back into the studio to record new music for an upcoming greatest hits album, tentatively due in September. Details on the project -- which will be her last album for Warner Bros. Records -- have yet to be finalized, says ...

  26. March 5, 2009

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Three 6 Mafia becomes the first African-American hip-hop group to win an Academy Award for best song and also became the first hip-hop artists to perform at the ceremony. The group wins for the song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.” 2004 – Gui ...

  27. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - U2's Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne. The event draws 14 2006 - U2's Bono and the Edge team wit ...

  28. Ask Billboard

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Maxwell, Janet and Greatest Hits albums. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well ...

  29. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held in Atlanta. Carey wins top R&B/hip-hop artist in both the overall and female categories, as well as hot R&a 2006 - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the ...

  30. Willie Nelson: An Epic Life

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Patoski's profound understanding of Nelson's life, character and milieu make this in-depth celebration of the Lone Star music legend the Willie bio to get. Veteran Texas scribe Joe Nick Patoski (coauthor, "Stevie Ray Vaughan: Caught i ...

  31. The Billboard Q&A: Carly Smithson Of 'American Idol'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Smithson wasn't much like a lot of "American Idol" finalists: she had a rock edge, a load of tattoos and even had a record label deal before she joined the show. Read up on her international pas Carly Smithson wasn't much l ...

  32. Chart Beat Shakers

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Making the Band" act Day26 grabs Hot Shot Debut honors on The Billboard 200 this week with its self-titled new album, which starts at No. 1. Hot Shot Debuts: "Making the Band" act Day26 grabs Hot Shot Debut honors on The Billboa ...

  33. This Day in Music

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - In an upset, Three 6 Mafia takes home the best original song Academy Award at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Drawn from the film "Hustle & Flow," the group's "It's Hard Out Here for a Pi 2006 - In an upset, Thr ...

  34. Chart Beat Chat

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Collective Soul, Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Something," Leona Lewis and more! THAT'S WHERE THE MUSIC TAKES US Hello, Fred, I have been listening to popular music nearly all my 63 years. ...

  35. UMe, Amazon Link For Valentine's Push

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com has joined with Universal Music Enterprises to offer free Valentine's Day e-cards featuring hit love songs from Elton John, Patsy Cline, Marvin Gaye and others in its music store. The holiday cards come with 12 original recordings ...

  36. This Day in Music

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, is found dead at his home in Miami. He is 33. 2002 - Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, is found dead at his home in Miami. He is 33. 1998 - Legendary Nashville producer O ...

  37. Chart Beat

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Yoko Ono, Taylor Swift, Vince Guaraldi and more! YES ON 'NO': Normally, it's not polite to discuss a woman's age, but when it comes to reporting chart records, civility goes out the window. In 2003, less than a mon ...

  38. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - U2's Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne. The event draws 14 2006 - U2's Bono and the Edge team wit ...

  39. Sarah Johns

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of the first triumphs of Sarah Johns' country music career was getting flipped off by audiences when she opened shows for Toby Keith. One of the first triumphs of Sarah Johns' country music career was getting flipped off by audiences w ...

  40. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held in Atlanta. Carey wins top R&B/hip-hop artist in both the overall and female categories, as well as hot R&a 2006 - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the ...

  41. Modest Mouse, Wu-Tang Beef Up Virgin Festival Bill

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile in Baltimore, Md., has added Modest Mouse, Velvet Revolver, Wu-Tang Clan, Cheap Trick, the Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, the Crystal Method, 311, Incubus The Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile in Baltimor ...

  42. Country, Gospel Packages Set For Release In New Venture

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT American Profile Presents, a new joint venture, will release its first project on Tuesday, April 24. “Country Gospel Favorites,” which includes songs from Roy Clark, Lee Greenwood and Patsy Cline, among others, will be sold at Wal-Mart and Target ...

  43. This Day in Music

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - In an upset, Three 6 Mafia takes home the best original song Academy Award at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Drawn from the film "Hustle & Flow," the group's "It's Hard Out Here for a Pi 2006 - In an upset, Thr ...

  44. This Day in Music

    January 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, is found dead at his home in Miami. He is 33. 2002 - Jon Lee, drummer with successful rock outfit Feeder, is found dead at his home in Miami. He is 33. 1998 - Legendary Nashville producer O ...

  45. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Retailers in the U.S. are hit with a wave of superstar releases on what the industry dubs "Super Tuesday." Among the sets released are Garth Brooks' "Garth Brooks: Double Live," Whitney 2003 - Arthu ...

  46. 44OnTV

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 30 "Totally Awesome Concert," VH1 Classic Featured artist(s): Rick Springfield, Scandal, Patti Smyth. "Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes," The Biography Channel Featured ...

  47. 'Long Black Veil' Songwriter Dies In Nashville

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Songwriter Marijohn Wilkin, who co-wrote the classic ballad "Long Black Veil" and other hits, died Saturday at her Nashville home at age 86. Wilkin had been ill for some time with heart problems, said Songwriter Marijohn Wilkin, who co-wro ...

  48. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation 2003 - The Recording Industry Associa ...

  49. Lang Looks Back With 'Reintarnation'

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Canadian singer/songwriter k.d. lang is readying for the release of "Reintarnation," a retrospective focusing on the opening decade of her career. Canadian singer/songwriter k.d. lang is readying for the release of "Reintarnation,&quo ...

  50. This Day in Music

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Can't Fight This Feeling," REO Speedwagon.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - With four awards, pop artist M is the big winner at the 20th edi ...

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