1. The CMA Awards' Golden Anniversary: 50 Years, 50 Highlights

    November 01, 2016 2:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 George Strait, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift and even a former president are part of the trophy's history. From Jack Greene ’s triple play in the first year to Chris Stapleton ’s career-making appearance at the 49th installment, the C ...

  2. From Johnny Cash to Taylor Swift, The Stars' Most Memorable CMA Moments Across the Decades

    October 28, 2016 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 2 On October 20, 1967, Bobbie Gentry -- fresh off of her career-defining smash “Ode To Billy Joe" -- joined fellow hitmaker Sonny James on stage at Nashville Municipal Auditorium to host the first Country Music Association Awards Banquet and Show ...

  3. Loretta Lynn, Naomi Judd and More Country Legends on Their Ultimate Classic Nashville Landmarks and Memories

    July 28, 2016 6:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 From Loretta Lynn to Ricky Skaggs, country stars reflect on the Nashville landmarks that shaped their careers and helped make them the artists they are today. Find out how Lynn dreamed about the Grand Ole Opry, Skaggs first had his brush with the Ry ...

  4. Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott on the Music That Made Her -- From Boyz II Men to *NSYNC

    July 15, 2016 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 You can't go home again, but on her upcoming album Love Remains (July 29, EMI Nashville), Lady Antebellum frontwoman Hillary Scott comes close: She is joined by family -- including her mother, country singer Linda Davis -- for the collection of ...

  5. Hillary Scott on Finding 'Beauty From the Ashes of Sadness' With Her Faith-Based Album and Lady Antebellum's Future

    July 08, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hillary Scott has turned sadness into joy with  Love Remains , the faith-based album from the Lady Antebellum frontwoman and her family, which will be released on July 29 ,  The groundwork Hillary Scott & The Scott Family's   Love Remains   ...

  6. Hillary Scott Grapples With Her Faith in 'Thy Will' Video, From Upcoming 'Love Remains' Album

    June 20, 2016 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Earlier this year, Lady Antebellum ’s Charles Kelley released his debut solo project The Driver , and his Lady A duet partner, Hillary Scott , will follow suit next month: She teamed up with her mother, father and sister to record Love Remains . The ...

  7. High Valley's 'Progressive-Meets-Old-School' Sound Piques Interest of Atlantic/WMN, Spotify

    May 04, 2016 12:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 The members of High Valley can be forgiven for drawing a blank on a few pop culture references here and there. Brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel grew up in a remote wheat and canola farming community in Alberta, Canada. They didn’t have a TV — just on ...

  8. T.G. Sheppard Enlists Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis & More for 'Legendary Friends & Country Duets'

    October 09, 2015 8:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Putting together an album of collaborations can be a long process. Country legend T.G. Sheppard knows that fact better than anyone. On Oct. 30, the singer will release  Legendary Friends & Country Duets , a collection that features many of the s ...

  9. Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White Talk New Album 'Hearts Like Ours'

    October 01, 2014 6:46 PM EDT Fans of Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White have been asking about a possible duets record about as soon as the couple were married in 1981. Both of their stars were on the rise at the time -- he as a solo act, and Sharon as a member of The Whites with ...

  10. 'Simply Bluegrass' DVD Takes Flight After Ricky Skaggs Gets On Board

    December 10, 2013 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Fans of bluegrass music will be excited about the recent taping of "Country’s Family Reunion: Simply Bluegrass," a DVD collection that will feature many of the masters of the genre – as well as many of the format's most exciting newco ...

  11. Ricky Skaggs Talks Memoir, Keith Whitley and His Hall of Fame Prospects

    October 31, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country music legend Ricky Skaggs has been doing quite a bit of reminiscing as of late – especially with the recent release of his autobiography, "Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music." The singer tells Billboard that he's happy to ...

  12. Bruce Hornsby Reunites With Ricky Skaggs for 'Cluck Ol' Hen'

    August 28, 2013 4:27 PM EDT Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs are no strangers to each other -- musically or personally. The men have enjoyed a long friendship over the years, and have collaborated with each other several times – most notably on their 2007 release for Sony. ...

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  14. The Beat 9/28: Mumford & Sons Selling Big, Ryan Bingham Interview

    The Beat 9/28: Mumford & Sons Selling Big, Ryan Bingham Interview

    September 28, 2012 7:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/28: Mumford & Sons Selling Big, Ryan Bingham Interview jonathan brooks , Babel , snl , Billboard , Ricky Skaggs , ryan bingham , George Strait , Barry Gibb , Whitney Houston , The Beat Videos Bingham Interview Ryan Bingham Babel Barry ...

  15. Bluegrass Music Awards: Steve Martin Honors Earl Scruggs

    September 28, 2012 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was a hard year in the bluegrass world and the loss of icons such as Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson hung over the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night. The Gibson Brothers won entertainer of the year and joined Junior Sisk & Ra ...

  16. Ricky Skaggs and Barry Gibb Pair Up on New Album

    September 26, 2012 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Unlikely Duo Sing 'Soldier's Son,' Off Bluegrass Icon's 'Music to My Ears' Not too long before Bill Monroe passed away in September 1996, Ricky Skaggs made the "Father of Bluegrass" a promise -- that he, along ...

  17. Charlie McCoy Honors Hank Williams on 'Lonesome Whistle'

    July 26, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Charlie McCoy remembers getting the call some three years ago that he would be one of three new inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. It's an honor that he still can't believe at times, even today. "It's amazing," s ...

  18. Jerry Douglas Picks Up Mumford & Sons, Eric Clapton for 'Traveler'

    July 17, 2012 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 If you pick up a copy of "Traveler," the new album from veteran instrumentalist Jerry Douglas, you might be surprised to hear the legendary dobro player sing lead, as he does on the opening track, "On A Monday." It's a never ...

  19. Cracker Barrel Releases Special Edition Edens Edge CD

    June 07, 2012 11:32 AM EDT From left to right, Jake Basden, BMLG Publicity Director; Erin Burr, BMLG Publicity Manager, Cherrill Green (Edens Edge), Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, marketing manager, Hannah Blaylock (Edens Edge); Dean Berner (Edens Edge) and ...

  20. Ricky Skaggs Calls 30 Years With Opry a 'Precious Gift'

    May 16, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been 30 years since the legendary Texas Troubadour Ernest Tubb made a young Kentucky musician's dream come true by inducting him into the Grand Ole Opry. Ricky Skaggs shared the memory on stage last night during a special Opry show ce ...

  21. Banjo Man: Remembering Earl Scruggs

    March 29, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chet Atkins played the guitar. Bob Wills played the fiddle. Earl Scruggs played the banjo, and did he ever. Scruggs, who passed away yesterday at the age of 88, revolutionized the way that the banjo was played, influencing countless musicians in the ...

  22. Backbeat: Faith Hill, Eli Young Band, David Nail Rock CRS 2012's Final Day

    February 25, 2012 3:47 PM EST The 2012 CRS New Faces line-up. The final day of Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2012 featured a variety of panels and events and capped by the annual New Faces Show, which showcased young artists trying to make themselves known at radio. The morning ...

  23. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST 0 0 0 The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox ...

  24. Tom T. Hall Stands Up for 'Country Music Highway' in Native Kentucky

    February 02, 2012 10:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Travel down U.S. Highway 23 in Eastern Kentucky, and you will see some of the most beautiful country on God's green earth. But there's more to the area than just the visual scenery. The area, saluted in song by Dwight Yoakam's "R ...

  25. Country Music Hall of Fame: Class of 2012 Cheat Sheet

    January 26, 2012 8:15 AM EST 0 0 0 In February, the Country Music Hall of Fame typically announces the name of three new inductees into the ranks of the genre's most exclusive class. With that in mind, we'd like to offer our thoughts on who might be the honorees in the indi ...

  26. Country Music Preview: 10 for 2012

    January 03, 2012 3:30 PM EST is only a few days old, but there are a few things that we are really looking forward to in the world of country music. There are some big tours and quite a few big albums coming down the turnpike, and it's already looking to be a banner y ...

  27. Ricky Skaggs' Holiday Tour Began With a Bus Fire

    December 02, 2011 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Fans who see the Skaggs Family Christmas tour this holiday season are in for a treat, says its' namesake -- Country legend Ricky Skaggs . He says it's something his family has been doing for years, whether on stage or not. "We've ...

  28. Ricky Skaggs Drummer Found Dead Before South Carolina Show

    November 30, 2011 11:10 AM EST A drummer for Grammy-winning bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs was found dead in the band's tour bus before a planned performance at Clemson University. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says 62-year-old Thomas Roady of Kingston Springs, Tenn., ...

  29. Paul & Linda McCartney Shown Love in Nashville With 'Let Us In' Album, Concert

    November 04, 2011 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 'Let Us In' Benefit Concert on Nov. 7 Kicks Off CMA Week, Will Feature McCartney Songs Sir Paul McCartney. Nashville. Those two terms might be not necessarily linked at the hip. However, on Monday, those two musical giants will come togeth ...

  30. Ricky Skaggs Wins Big at 2011 Inspirational Country Music Awards

    October 31, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Faith, family and country music were celebrated Friday night (Oct. 28) at the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ricky Skaggs was the evening's top winner, claiming the Enter ...

  31. Ricky Skaggs Inspires Top Wins at ICM Awards

    October 31, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Faith, family and country music were celebrated Friday night (Oct. 28) at the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ricky Skaggs was the evening's top winner, claiming the Enterta ...

  32. Wade Mainer, Country Music Pioneer, Dies at 104

    September 14, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wade Mainer, a country music pioneer who is credited with inventing the two-finger banjo picking style that paved the way for the Bluegrass era, has died. He was 104. Mainer died at his home in Flint Township, about 60 miles northwest of Detroit, ac ...

  33. Country's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Albums

    September 09, 2011 4:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 From three members of the Country Music Hall of Fame to the current CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, there's a ton of reasons to be excited about this fall when it comes to music. A week-by-week look, starting with George Strait and including h ...

  34. Miranda Lambert Makes History With 9 CMA Award Nominations

    September 01, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 M iranda Lambert made history Wednesday morning when she was nominated for nine CMA Awards, the most ever for a female country music artist. She'll be celebrating with close friends Lady Antebellum and fiance Blake Shelton . Lady A earned the s ...

  35. Chart Beat Wednesday: Muse, Billy Currington, Mariah Carey

    March 10, 2010 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 TWO OUT OF THREE AIN'T BAD: Muse makes history on the Alternative Songs chart, "Resistance" charges 6-1. With the British band's former 17-week No. 1 "Uprising" at No. 3, the group becomes the first act in the survey� ...

  36. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to c ...

  37. Brendan Benson Seeks Success Without Raconteurs On New Album

    July 27, 2009 1:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brendan Benson harbors no illusions about why people may know his name. "I've been making records on my own for a long time," the Nashville-based singer/songwriter says, "but it wasn't until the Raconteurs that I experienced ...

  38. Ricky Skaggs Does 'Songs My Dad Loved'

    July 15, 2009 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 After "Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass" last year, Ricky Skaggs figured it was time to honor the man who introduced him to bluegrass and so many other kinds of music. On Sept. 15, Skaggs will release "Ricky Skaggs Solo (Songs My Dad ...

  39. Ricky Skaggs Records 'Songs My Dad Loved'

    July 15, 2009 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 After "Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass" last year, Ricky Skaggs figured it was time to honor the man who introduced him to bluegrass and so many other kinds of music. On Sept. 15, Skaggs will release "Ricky Skaggs Solo (Songs My Dad ...

  40. Bruce Hornsby Busy With Music, Film, Broadway Musical

    July 09, 2009 10:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new album, a new label, a Broadway play and a cameo in a Robin Williams film are keeping multi-Grammy winning artist Bruce Hornsby busy for 2009. "Levitate," Hornsby's 12-song set, is slated for a September 15 release via Verve and ...

  41. Bruce Hornsby Busy With Music, Film, Broadway Musical

    July 09, 2009 10:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new album, a new label, a Broadway play and a cameo in a Robin Williams film are keeping multi-Grammy winning artist Bruce Hornsby busy for 2009. " Levitate ," Hornsby's 12-song set, is slated for a September 15 release via Verve an ...

  42. Chart Beat: 3OH!3, Bob Dylan, Jason Aldean

    May 07, 2009 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  43. Chart Beat: Jason Aldean, Michael Damian, Maxwell

    May 06, 2009 2:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  44. Skaggs To Re-Issue '80s Hit Albums

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs will re-issue his landmark 1980s country albums through his own Skaggs Family Records, Billboard.biz has learned. Through a licensing arrangement with Sony Music, Skaggs will release "Highways & Hea ...

  45. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael d ...

  46. Stagecoach Snags Kid Rock, Reba, Paisley, Chesney

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kid Rock, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney will headline the third Stagecoach Country Music Festival, to be held April 25-26 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tickets for the event, w Kid Rock, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and Kenny ...

  47. Skaggs, CrossCountry The Band, Isaacs Lead Pack At ICM Awards

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "We can't hide it under a bushel! An organization like this is a great way to do what you do and take it out into the world," Ricky Skaggs says of country artists being recognized for sharing their faith at the 14th annual Inspirati ...

  48. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects prizes f 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good ...

  49. Chart Beat

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action on Mariah Carey/Madonna/Elvis Presley, James Brown, Fantasia and more! 'BODY' WORKS; 'MINUTES' ADDS UP: Elvis Presley has had a lot of great chart weeks over the last 52 years, but this wasn't one ...

  50. Roots, Marley, Nevilles Set For Green Apple Fest

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Roots, Los Lonely Boys, the Neville Brothers, Ziggy Marley and Taj Mahal are just a few of the names that will grace this year's eight-city Green Apple Festival. The Roots, Los Lonely Boys, the Neville Brothers, Ziggy Marley and Taj Mahal a ...

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