1. Steve Earle on Writing Music and Acting Off-Broadway and His Love of 'Old-Fashioned Musicals'

    April 16, 2017 12:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Earle didn’t just write the score for Richard Maxwell’s new play Samara , which opens tonight off-Broadway at New York’s Mezzanine Theatre: the country-rock renegade is also the play’s narrator.   Earle is certainly no stranger to pursuits bey ...

  2. Steve Earle Endorses Sanders, Frets Over Trump at NYC's City Winery: Live Review

    January 12, 2016 1:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Steve Earle ’s residency at the City Winery represents an opportunity for a career retrospective. He declared as much a few songs into his set last night in Manhattan: “My intention is to play one song from every album I ever made.” It’s a chance to ...

  3. Steve Earle Song Tells Mississippi to Change Its Flag

    September 11, 2015 3:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 The state flag includes the Confederate battle emblem. Country rockers Steve Earle & The Dukes have released a new song exhorting Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. The single, "It's Time, Mississi ...

  4. SXSW 2015: Doug Sahm Honored During All-Star Tribute Concert With Steve Earle, Robert Rodriguez & More

    March 22, 2015 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 To the vast majority of the world, the late Doug Sahm means "She's About a Mover," his 1965 hit with the Sir Douglas Quintet , and not much else. For others, there may be some degree of familiarity with the subsequent Texas Tornados . ...

  5. Singer-Songwriter Steve Earle Talks Divorce (for the Seventh Time), Fatherhood & Taylor Swift's Talent

    March 02, 2015 7:23 PM EST The title of Steve Earle 's 16th studio album  Terraplane  is a nod to Delta blues legend Robert Johnson 's "Terraplane Blues," but the similarities end there. Recorded with his crack band the Dukes, the album -- which debuted ...

  6. Steve Earle, 'King of the Blues': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 16, 2015 10:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Steve Earle certainly had the blues after ending his marriage (the longest of seven) to singer Allison Moorer last year. But that wasn't the only reason he chose to make his new album, Terraplane , a blues set. "I've thought about doi ...

  7. Questlove: 'Fear of Being Blackballed' Prevents Artists From Releasing Protest Music

    December 23, 2014 8:03 PM EST Neil Young was so shaken by photos of the four unarmed students killed by military gunfire at Kent State that he wrote "Ohio" for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young right away. By the end of the week, it was playing on the radio. That was ...

  8. Bob Seger Announces 'Ride Out' Tour

    September 25, 2014 8:00 AM EDT The Travelin' Man is hitting the road again this fall.  Bob Seger   & the   Silver Bullet Band will kick off their Ride Out Tour 2014/2015 on Nov. 19 in Saginaw, Mich., with 23 dates announced so far through Feb. 27 in Los Angeles. Bob Se ...

  9. David Broza, 'Jerusalem' (With Steve Earle): Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 03, 2014 10:30 AM EST The singer-songwriter recorded his forthcoming album, "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" (due Jan. 14), with both Israelis and Palestinians David Broza doesn't want the socio-political importance of his new "East Jerusalem/West Jer ...

  10. Chet Flippo on 'The Genre-Bustin’ Rise of Insurgent Country' (From The Billboard Archives)

    June 19, 2013 5:46 PM EDT With the passing of longtime music writer Chet Flippo , Billboard’s Nashville Bureau Chief from 1995 to 2000, we went back to our archives to read his voluminous music writings. Here we discovered a perfect example of Chet's shining long-fo ...

  11. Steve Earle Revisits Mid-Nineties 'Burst' on New Box Set, Live Album

    April 23, 2013 10:30 AM EDT 1.745 k 85 1 0 Exclusive Premiere: Listen to "The Devil's Right Hand," off Earle's upcoming live album "Live at the Polk Theater" With a new album just out, Steve Earle is also getting ready to revisit what he calls "one ...

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  14. Exclusive: Pete Seeger Duets With Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle on New Album

    August 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Folk Icon Releasing Two Albums on Sept. 25: 'A More Perfect Union' and 'Pete Remembers Woody' Folk music legend Pete Seeger , 93, is releasing two albums on Appleseed Recordings. "A More Perfect Union" features 14 new s ...

  15. Backbeat: Americana Music Award Noms With John C. Reilly, Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynn

    June 01, 2012 12:52 PM EDT (L-R): Amy Reitnouer, Editor in Chief, The Bluegrass Situation; Jed Hilly, AMA Executive Director; and Michelle Aquilato, marketing director, AMA, pose at the Americana Music Association's Awards nomination event. (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) John ...

  16. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Te ...

  17. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the ...

  18. The Rolling Stones That Chased the Beatles Get a Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2012 11:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Earle Talks March 13th Concert, Where He'll Play the First Song He Ever Learned on Guitar The last time Steve Earle performed at a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, he was standing 30 feet away from the man he was honoring. "I opened ...

  19. Craig Finn Finds His Solo Voice, Talks 'Friday Night Lights' & The Hold Steady's Future

    January 26, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 For the first time, you can really hear Craig Finn. On the Hold Steady frontman's first solo album "Clear Heart Full Eyes" (released Jan. 24), he trades rollicking bar-band riffs and beer-soaked scene lore for a touch of twang and sub ...

  20. How Linda Chorney, an Unknown, Scored a Grammy Nomination

    December 13, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Rain derailed Linda Chorney's plan to film a music video on Dec. 11 at the base of the Hollywood sign. The video's producer, the film producer Forrest Murray, quickly shifted gears, hoping to secure the stage at Amoeba Records to shoot Cho ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin Pay Tribute to Guy Clark

    November 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 He's one of the most revered writers to ever roam Music City, and the cream of the musical crop will be paying tribute to the great Guy Clark with the release of "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark." "Guy's song ...

  23. Sound & Vision: RedOne and 10 Other Producers Ruling Music

    April 01, 2011 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 They produce the songs that make the whole world sing -- and dance, and mosh, and head-bob, and do the country two-step. RedOne and 10 other producers who rule the music universe: RedOne Five years ago, the Billboard Hot 100 was a safe haven for the ...

  24. Ron Sexsmith Premiere: Watch a Clip From His 'Love Shines' Documentary

    March 15, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is the subject of a new documentary titled "Love Shines," and Billboard.com has an exclusive clip from the film. Watch below. In the clip, Sexsmith records his song "Love Shines" with mega- ...

  25. Justin Townes Earle Heading to London to Record Next Album

    February 11, 2011 4:14 PM EST 0 0 0 J ustin Townes Earle plans to go to London with his body and Memphis with his next album -- both this year. The singer-songwriter son of Steve Earle tells Billboard.com that after he finishes touring to support his fourth album, 2010's "Ha ...

  26. Sisters Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer to Release Collaborative Album

    February 02, 2011 8:01 PM EST 0 0 0 After a prolific 2010, sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer plan to record their first collaborative album this year. "We're starting to write in March and hopefully we'll put out a record next year," Lynne tells Billboard.com ...

  27. Steve Earle: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 2:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Steve Earle Title TBD Date TBD Earle recently finished recording his 14th studio album with producer T Bone Burnett. The follow-up to his Grammy Award-winning 2009 release, "Townes," will include "The City," the song he wrote for ...

  28. Loretta Lynn Honored by Kid Rock, Paramore on Tribute Album

    October 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Few artists can claim as diverse or loyal a fan base as country music icon Loretta Lynn , as evidenced by the lineup of artists contributing tracks to tribute album "Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn," due Nov. 9 on Col ...

  29. Justin Townes Earle Postpones Tour, Enters Rehab

    September 24, 2010 8:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Townes Earle says he is suspending his tour and is entering a rehabilitation facility. Earle's publicist confirmed the statement on the singer's website Thursday (Sept. 23). The move comes after the 2009 Americana Music Association ...

  30. Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow & Miranda Lambert Sing "Coal Miner's Daughter"

    September 10, 2010 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Loretta Lynn has been a country star since her first single, "I'm A Honky Tonk Girl" reached the top 20 of the Country Songs chart in 1960. But it was her 1970 smash, "Coal Miner's Daughter," that became her most iconic ...

  31. 'Idol,' 'SNL' Join 'Glee' with Emmy Nominatons

    July 08, 2010 3:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Fox's " Glee" led the Emmy nominations for primetime series on Thursday morning with 19, music from "Lost" and "Saturday Night Live" also earned nods, while "American Idol" and "The 25th Annive ...

  32. Conor Oberst Pens Open Letter To Arizona Promoter Charlie Levy

    July 02, 2010 12:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bright Eyes' mainman Conor Oberst has been an outspoken advocate for Zack de la Rocha's Sound Strike effort , joining fellow musicians and artists in a campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. Ry ...

  33. Zack de la Rocha Ups the Rage Against Arizona Immigration Law

    June 28, 2010 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 R age Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha is stepping up his campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. In addition to adding Ry Cooder , Nine Inch Nails , and comedian Chris Rock to the growing li ...

  34. Lynyrd Skynyrd Gets Country Tribute From Eric Church, Jamey Johnson

    June 16, 2010 10:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sixteen years after a group of country music's "Skynyrd Frynds" paid tribute to Southern rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd , another batch of artists is doing the same. Randy Houser , Jamey Johnson , Eric Church and Uncle Kracker are among t ...

  35. Dave Rawlings Tops Americana Awards Nominations

    May 12, 2010 2:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 D ave Rawlings is the top nominee for this year's Americana Music Association Awards. Rawlings, long happy to stand in the shadows as a producer and longtime collaborator with Gillian Welch , received four nominations, including album of the ye ...

  36. My Morning Jacket Returning To Road With Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    January 29, 2010 3:20 PM EST 0 0 0 M y Morning Jacket , the electrifying rock band that took nearly a year away from touring, is set to hit the road in April for a 9-date outing through several Southeastern states. The tour kicks off April 20 in Birmingham, Ala., winds up in Columbus ...

  37. Neil Young Tribute Set For Vancouver Winter Olympics

    December 02, 2009 12:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Members of Broken Social Scene , Iron & Wine , Sun Kil Moon , Ron Sexsmith and Joan As Police Woman are among the artists confirmed to appear at a concert celebrating the music of Neil Young as part of the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics. The ...

  38. David Broza Puts Townes Van Zandt 'Poetry' In Motion

    December 01, 2009 4:07 PM EST 0 0 0 D avid Broza only met the late Townes Van Zandt once. But he apparently made quite an impression on the Texas music icon. When he died in 1997, Van Zandt -- who had performed with Broza at a marathon Writers in the Round concert during 1994 in Houst ...

  39. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band , Pearl Jam , Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel ), Elvis Co ...

  40. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel), Elvis Cos ...

  41. Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Show Comes To PBS

    July 29, 2009 11:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pete Seeger has never paid attention to demographics or audience segments. His message has always been about inconclusiveness as a performer. And he's a performer in many senses of the word. "A musician, singer, songwriter, folklorist, lab ...

  42. Green Day Takes Top Spot On Billboard 200

    May 20, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Green Day bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "21st Century Breakdown," selling 215,000 in an abbreviated three-day sales week. The Reprise/Warner Bros. set saw an off-cycle release on Friday, May 15 in order to more closely align its ...

  43. Green Day's '21st Century Breakdown' Breaks In At No. 1

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the trio its second chart-topper . . . The album opens with 215,000 after just three days of release, as the set was issued Friday, May 15, but Nielse ...

  44. Steve Earle Ready To Take 'Townes' On The Road

    May 07, 2009 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Earle, whose new album of Townes Van Zandt songs arrives in stores next week, is set to hit the road later this month. After a string of radio gigs and in-store appearances at local record shops - including an appearance on the Tavis Smiley Sh ...

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    May 07, 2009 10:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Backstage at Madison Square Garden, Steve Earle talks about his new album of Townes Van Zandt covers, and his plans for play about Pete Seeger after his 2009 summer tour. Pete Seeger , MSG , Townes van zandt , Steve Earle , Backstage , interview , i ...

  46. Woodstock's Michael Lang Seeking Sponsors For 2009 Festival In New York City

    March 21, 2009 12:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Lang said plans for a 40th anniversary Woodstock concert are "all speculative ideas" for now, but he hopes to bring them to reality this summer. The Woodstock co-founder told Billboard.com that his vision is "a free event...a ...

  47. Springsteen Leads Seeger 90th B-Day Tribute

    March 18, 2009 10:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May 3 ...

  48. Pete Seeger Turning 90 With Concert Celebrations

    March 18, 2009 12:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 American music legend Pete Seeger turns 90 on May 3, but the celebrations honoring his musical legacy and social activism will go on throughout the year. Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the environmental group founded by Seeger in the 1960s, is marki ...

  49. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Set For Pete Seeger's 90th Concert

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May ...

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