1. Robbins Opens Nashville Label

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York-based Robbins Entertainment, best known for its pop and dance releases, is expanding into the country market and has opened a Nashville division. Veteran journalist Phyllis Stark joins Robbins Nashville as VP of A&R and will also run ...

  2. Stark Joins Radio-Info.com

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran radio and entertainment journalist, and former Billboard Nashville bureau chief, Phyllis Stark joins Radio-Info.com in the newly created position of executive editor. Radio-Info.com is a discussion board site serving the radio industry. Pr ...

  3. Nashville Scene

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dierks Bentley recently filmed a concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver that is slated to become a full-length concert DVD. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Dierks Bentley recently filmed a concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver that ...

  4. Nashville Scene

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Danielle Peck held down a waitressing job to pay the bills while pursuing her musical ambitions. That gig directly led to her landing two consecutive label deals. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Danielle Peck held down a waitressing job to pay t ...

  5. Nashville Scene

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Danielle Peck held down a waitressing job to pay the bills while pursuing her musical ambitions. That gig directly led to her landing two consecutive label deals. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Danielle Peck held down a waitressing job to pay t ...

  6. Nashville Scene

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Big & Rich's John Rich says he's producing a new album for country legend John Anderson. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Big & Rich's John Rich says he's producing a new album for country legend John Anderson. Rea ...

  7. Nashville Scene

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Big & Rich's John Rich says he's producing a new album for country legend John Anderson. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Big & Rich's John Rich says he's producing a new album for country legend John Anderson. Rea ...

  8. Nashville Scene

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As 20-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Young takes the reins as the newest "Nashville Star" victor, he doesn't have particularly big shoes to fill. Read Phyllis Stark's column. As 20-year-old singer/songwriter/guitari ...

  9. Nashville Scene

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill will be named the winner of the Academy of Country Music's Home Depot Humanitarian Award, Billboard has exclusively learned. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Vince Gill will be named the winner of the Academy of Country Music' ...

  10. Nashville Scene

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill will be named the winner of the Academy of Country Music's Home Depot Humanitarian Award, Billboard has exclusively learned. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Vince Gill will be named the winner of the Academy of Country Music' ...

  11. Nashville Scene

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Walk the Line" actors Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon's music video version of "Jackson" has netted them a CMT Music Award nomination for collaborative video of the year. Read Phyllis Stark's c "Walk the L ...

  12. Nashville Scene

    February 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST As artists and broadcasters prepare to descend on Nashville for the Feb. 15-17 Country Radio Seminar, Billboard asked some performers to share anecdotes. Read Phyllis Stark's column. As artists and broadcasters prepare to descend on Nashville ...

  13. Nashville Scene

    February 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST As artists and broadcasters prepare to descend on Nashville for the Feb. 15-17 Country Radio Seminar, Billboard asked some performers to share anecdotes. Read Phyllis Stark's column. As artists and broadcasters prepare to descend on Nashville ...

  14. Nashville Scene

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST A whopping 31 of the 50 programmers who responded to Billboard Radio Monitor's annual year-end country radio poll named Sugarland the breakthrough act of 2005. Read Phyllis Stark's column. A whopping 31 of the 50 programmers who responde ...

  15. Nashville Scene

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records Nashville finished 2005 as Billboard's Top Country imprint, Hot Country Songs imprint and Hot Country Songs label, ending the four-year reign by Arista Nashville in that last category. Capitol Records Nashville finished 2005 a ...

  16. Nashville Scene

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When longtime producer Dann Huff was unavailable, Lonestar turned to up-and-comer Justin Niebank. That change led the band's new sound in BNA release, "Coming Home." Read Phyllis Stark's column. When longtime producer Dann Huff ...

  17. Nashville Scene

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Almost 15 years, four platinum albums and 20 top 10 singles into her career, Patty Loveless went from making really good albums to making extraordinary ones. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Almost 15 years, four platinum albums and 20 top 10 sin ...

  18. Nashville Scene

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a tough industry buffeted by change, Roger Murrah has managed to successfully run independent publishing company Music City for 15 years. Read Phyllis Stark's column. In a tough industry buffeted by change, Roger Murrah has managed to succ ...

  19. Nashville Scene

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Collin Raye has signed with startup indie label Aspirion Records. His first album for the label is due Oct. 25. It will be preceded by the single "I Know That's Right" in September. Read Phyllis Stark Collin Raye has signed with sta ...

  20. Nashville Scene

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. artist Shannon Brown will set up her forthcoming album with a unique video series airing on aolmusic.com. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Warner Bros. artist Shannon Brown will set up her forthcoming album with a unique video series ...

  21. Nashville Scene

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group co-chairman James Stroud has been named producer of the year by the Academy of Country Music. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Universal Music Group co-chairman James Stroud has been named producer of the year by the Academy ...

  22. Nashville Scene

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Billy Dean rolled the dice and came up a winner with his self-financed album, "Let Them Be Little." Read Phyllis Stark's column. Billy Dean rolled the dice and came up a winner with his self-financed album, "Let Them Be Little. ...

  23. Nashville Scene

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Craig Morgan's single, "That's What I Love About Sunday," is the first independently distributed single to top the chart in five years. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Craig Morgan's single, "That's What I Love ...

  24. Nashville Scene

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw are the top nominees in the CMT 2005 Music Awards. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw are the top nominees in the CMT 2005 Music A ...

  25. Nashville Scene

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Carly Goodwin wanted to be a country singer so badly that her family literally bet the farm--or in this case sold their ranch--to finance her dreams. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Carly Goodwin wanted to be a country singer so badly that her f ...

  26. Nashville Scene

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dolly Parton's own brutally honest take on radio's role in her career left the audience laughing at the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame dinner, held March 1 in Nashville. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Dolly Parton's own brutally h ...

  27. Nashville Scene

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Epic wunderkind Billy Gilman is back with a new label deal on California-based Image Entertainment. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Former Epic wunderkind Billy Gilman is back with a new label deal on California-based Image Entertainment. ...

  28. Nashville Scene

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes and Lee Ann Womack are lending their voices to the National Assn. of Broadcasters' "Radio. You Hear It Here First" campaign. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes and Lee Ann Womack ar ...

  29. Nashville Scene

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Radio programmers and music directors predict who will win in the Grammys' six key country categories, and why. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Radio programmers and music directors predict who will win in the Grammys' six key country ...

  30. Nashville Scene

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chely Wright turns a heated confrontation into the underground hit "The Bumper of My S.U.V." Read Phyllis Stark's column. Chely Wright turns a heated confrontation into the underground hit "The Bumper of My S.U.V." Read Ph ...

  31. Nashville Scene

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blaine Larsen may only be 18 years old, but he already has experienced the highs and lows of a career in the music business. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Blaine Larsen may only be 18 years old, but he already has experienced the highs and low ...

  32. Nashville Scene

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Guy Clark, Freddie Hart, Dennis Morgan and Billy Joe Shaver became the newest members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during a Nov. 7 ceremony in Nashville. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Guy Clark, Freddie Hart, Dennis Morgan and Bil ...

  33. Nashville Scene

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Cash may never have starred on Broadway, but one of his No. 1 hit song, "Ring of Fire," is headed for the Great White Way. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Johnny Cash may never have starred on Broadway, but one of his No. 1 hit ...

  34. Nashville Scene

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lyric Street Records senior VP of A&R Doug Howard has been elected president of the board of governors of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Lyric Street Records senior VP of A&R Doug Howa ...

  35. Nashville Scene

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Among the nominees for this year's Country Music Assn. Awards, Alan Jackson leads with seven nominations. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Among the nominees for this year's Country Music Assn. Awards, Alan Jackson leads with seven nomi ...

  36. Nashville Scene

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patience is a virtue for Rachel Proctor as the release of her first album, "Where I Belong," debuts at No. 8 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Patience is a virtue for Rachel Proctor as the rele ...

  37. Nashville Scene

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Americana Music Assn. appoints Jeff Green as its new executive director. Read Phyllis Stark's column. The Americana Music Assn. appoints Jeff Green as its new executive director. Read Phyllis Stark's column. News Jeff Green , Phyllis ...

  38. Nashville Scene

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn and Mindy Smith are the top nominees for the 2004 Americana Honors and Awards with three nods each. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Loretta Lynn and Mindy Smith are the top nominees for the 2004 Americana Honors and Awards with thre ...

  39. Nashville Scene

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer/engineer Tim Austin has shut down his 8-year-old independent bluegrass label, Doobie Shea Records. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Producer/engineer Tim Austin has shut down his 8-year-old independent bluegrass label, Doobie Shea Record ...

  40. Nashville Scene

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chely Wright has exited Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Records, where she had been the flagship artist. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Chely Wright has exited Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Records, where she had been the ...

  41. Nashville Scene

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jim Ed Norman has exited Warner Bros. Records in Nashville where he has been president for 21 years. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Jim Ed Norman has exited Warner Bros. Records in Nashville where he has been president for 21 years. Read Phylli ...

  42. Nashville Scene

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jim Ed Norman has exited Warner Bros. Records in Nashville where he has been president for 21 years. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Jim Ed Norman has exited Warner Bros. Records in Nashville where he has been president for 21 years. Read Phylli ...

  43. Nashville Scene

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At a time when Music Row is routinely accused of playing it safe, Warner Bros. has gone out on a limb and gives complete artistic freedom to country act in duo Big & Rich. Read Phyllis Stark's col At a time when Music Row is routinely ...

  44. Nashville Scene

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The tone was upbeat at the regional Country Radio Seminar, held May 24-25 in Las Vegas, with panelists focusing on ways the country format can beat the doldrums. Read Phyllis Stark's column. The tone was upbeat at the regional Country Radio S ...

  45. Nashville Scene

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brad Cotter uses his win on this season's "Nashville Star" talent contest as a platform to speak out on behalf of the hundreds of unsigned artists languishing in Nashville. Read Phyllis Stark's column Brad Cotter uses his win o ...

  46. Nashville Scene

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT George Strait's song "Desperately" is the first big hit for publisher Moonkiss Music. Read Phyllis Stark's column. George Strait's song "Desperately" is the first big hit for publisher Moonkiss Music. Read Phylli ...

  47. Kenny Rogers Sues Longtime Manager

    March 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer Kenny Rogers has sued his manager of 33 years after firing him two months ago. Rogers last week filed a lawsuit in Davidson County (Tenn.) Circuit Court against Ken Kragen, who also has guided Singer Kenny Rogers has sued his manager of 33 ye ...