1. 'Dukes' Domination: John Schneider & Tom Wopat Hit Jazz Chart's Top 10

    December 16, 2014 10:05 AM EST The pair's 'Home for Christmas' debuts at No. 10 on the Traditional Jazz Albums tally. Thirty-five years later, the Duke boys aren't slowing down. John Schneider and Tom Wopat, aka cousins Bo and Luke Duke from CBS' 1979- ...

  2. Willie Nelson's Braids Sell for $37,000 at Auction

    October 07, 2014 9:28 PM EDT Willie Nelson 's signature braids sold for $37,000 at an auction in Phoenix on Sunday, included in the roughly 2,000 items sold off that belonged to the late outlaw country singer Waylon Jennings .  Waylon Jennings' Items Up For Auction ...

  3. Waylon Jennings' Collectibles to be Sold at Auction, Including Buddy Holly's Motorcycle & Willie Nelson's Hair

    September 04, 2014 7:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 A collection of outlaw country singer Waylon Jennings ' belongings will go on public auction this fall, including a rare 1958 motorcycle originally owned by Buddy Holly and locks of Willie Nelson 's braided hair. Waylon Jennings' Wido ...

  4. Country Outlaw Tompall Glaser Dead at 79

    August 13, 2013 5:41 PM EDT If you were to look at just his chart statistics as a solo artist, the career of Tompall Glaser might not seem particularly legendary. He only placed eight singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart between 1973 and 1978, with only two ...

  5. Happy Birthday, Billboard's Country Songs Chart!

    January 08, 2013 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The first incarnation of the survey premiered on Jan. 8, 1944. Billboard's Country Songs chart celebrates its anniversary today, having debuted on this date in 1944. The survey started as the "Most Played Juke Box Folk Records" rankin ...

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  7. 6 Questions with Billy Ray Cyrus

    November 05, 2012 11:32 AM EST Billy Ray Cyrus' life has been a rollercoaster ride, and he's still enjoying it. Cyrus catapulted from humble Kentucky beginnings to stardom with his 1992 debut, Some Gave All, which was certi- fied nine-times platinum, fueled by the h ...

  8. The Beat 9/25: Miley Cyrus Q&A, Green Day Tirade, Deadmau5

    The Beat 9/25: Miley Cyrus Q&A, Green Day Tirade, Deadmau5

    September 25, 2012 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/25: Green Day Tirade, This Weeks Albums, Miley Cyrus Album Update Waylon Jennings , Deadmau5 , Green Day , jonathan brooks , Babel , Joseph Gordon-Levitt , featuredVideo1 , No Doubt , Billie Joe Armstrong , Goin' Down Rockin' Vi ...

  9. Willie Nelson on Leaving Nashville, Outlaw Movement, Highwaymen Reunion, Weed at Billboard Summit (Part 2)

    June 06, 2012 9:12 AM EDT When Willie Nelson left Nashville for Austin in 1972, he wasn't exactly sure what direction the move would take him. What he did know was that he was dissatisfied with the music he was making in Nashville, and he was spending a lot of time in ...

  10. Waylon Jennings Family Plans Film, Clothing Line

    February 28, 2012 12:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Son Shooter Rules Out Playing His Late Dad in Biopic: 'No Way... No More Acting' Though it's been ten years since Waylon Jennings passed away, you might not be able to tell it from the activity that continues to surround the country m ...

  11. Friday Flashback: 10 Years Without Waylon

    February 17, 2012 10:35 PM EST 0 0 0 This week marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of Waylon Jennings (Feb. 13 2002). An undeniable force in the history of country music, Jennings earned a legend for making his music his way. While some called him an "Outlaw," most in ...

  12. Jay-Z and Beyonce Join the History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 12:17 PM EST Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa ...

  13. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dyl ...

  14. Waylon Jennings Tribute Album Attracts Family, Fans Like Jewel & Dierks Bentley

    January 05, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Shooter Jennings on Dad's Legacy: 'He Doesn't Need Any Help From Me at Keeping It Alive' Friends and family of the late Waylon Jennings recently came together at the Nashville studios of Sirius/XM for a special taping to promote ...

  15. Karen O Covers Classic Country Song For Chipotle Ad (Watch)

    October 13, 2011 6:20 AM EDT Giant-burrito-peddling fast-food chain Chipotle, which eschews most advertising, appears to have settled, for the moment at least, on a content strategy: Wrapping up healthful, anti-industrial-farming propaganda in lightly branded music videos tha ...

  16. Montgomery Gentry Proud to Be Indie 'Rebels'

    October 10, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Montgomery Genty might very well be feeling a sense of déjà vu these days, as they gear up for the release of their new disc "Rebels On The Run." Troy Gentry says the music pretty much sounds like the "old" Montgomery Gentry, and ...

  17. Miranda Lambert: How Her Chart-Topping Side Project Defies Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the coronation of her side project, Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels," Miranda Lambert is the first artist in the 47-year history of Billboard's Country Albums chart to have notched No. 1s solo (her first three, 2005-09) and as ...

  18. How Miranda Lambert's Chart-Topping Pistol Annies Defied Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 8:17 AM EDT Amid significant roster and personnel restructuring at Sony Music Nashville last week, Miranda Lambert has been reassigned from Columbia to RCA, a detail that seems small in light of her historic No. 1 debut on Billboard's Top Country Albums ...

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Jeff Bridges, Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan

    August 25, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 BRIDGES' SPAN: Although Jeff Bridges makes his first visit to an array of Billboard album charts at age 61, he's hardly a newcomer to making music. The actor/singer starts at No. 2 on Folk Albums , No. 5 on Rock Albums, No. 10 on Country A ...

  20. The Nine Collaborative Albums To Top The Billboard 200

    August 18, 2011 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pairing of star acts on an album isn't uncommon. Last year, Elton John and Leon Russell teamed for "The Union," which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Earlier in 2010, Carole King and James Taylor's "Live at the Troub ...

  21. In 'Country Strong' Movie, Gwyneth Paltrow Channels Her Inner Singer

    January 07, 2011 4:22 PM EST 0 0 0 "Country Strong," out in theaters today (Jan. 7), represents an odd amalgamation of entertainment genres. Pop stars Britney Spears and Michael Jackson inspired the film's heartbreaking theme, fleshed out by Gwyneth Paltrow, who is cas ...

  22. Stephen Bruton, Renowned Texas Musician, Dies At 60

    May 11, 2009 1:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stephen Bruton, the Texas-based guitarist and vocalist renowned for his work with Kris Kristofferson, Alejandro Escovedo and many others, died Saturday (May 9) at age 60 due to complications from throat cancer. Bruton was working in Los Angeles with ...

  23. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The performance marks the 10th year the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an aco ...

  24. A Deeper Blue: The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beginning with the Van Zandt family's deep roots in Texas, debut author Robert Earl Hardy draws on interviews with relatives and friends to delve into the surprisingly normal childhood of <a href="htt Beginning with the Van Zandt family ...

  25. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The performance marks the 10th year the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an aco ...

  26. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton dies in Queens, N.Y., after a long hospitalization. He is 90.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic pe ...

  27. Chart Beat Chat

    November 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the "Now That's What I Call Music" series, album trilogies and more! THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS 'NOW' Hi Fred, I started collecting the top 10 of the top 200 Billboard albums back in 1981. I also sta ...

  28. On The Road

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just as his late father, Waylon Jennings, had enough of a cool factor to play Lollapalooza, Shooter Jennings can do country festivals one night and open for Alice in Chains the next. Read Ray Waddell' Just as his late father, Waylon Jennings, ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest ...

  31. Colter Returns With First CD In 20 Years

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "I've been circling," Jessi Colter says. "The recording had to happen at the right time and the right place." But Colter's circling is over. "I've been circling," Jessi Colter says. "The recording ha ...

  32. Chart Beat

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This week's examination of Billboard's chart stats is overwhelmingly country, with George Strait, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash all in the spotlight, along with hip-hop act D4L and late STRAIT TO NO. 1: A chart record that ha ...

  33. Phoenix Retraces Cash's Footsteps At Folsom

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Actor Joaquin Phoenix, whose portrayal of Johnny Cash in "Walk the Line" has made him an Oscar front-runner, returned yesterday (Jan. 2) to the scene of one of the musician's most famous concerts: Cal Actor Joaquin Phoenix, whose port ...

  34. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton dies in Queens, N.Y., after a long hospitalization. He is 90.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic pe ...

  35. Ray Scott

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Becoming a successful songwriter for others gave this country artist the rare freedom to craft an album on his own terms. Born in the rural farming town of Semora, N.C., Ray Scott was raised on country music. His father, a local musician, taught him ...

  36. Gary Allan, Hanna-McEuen / Oct. 5, 2005 / Nashville (City Hall)

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gary Allan fans crowded into one of Nashville's newest clubs on Oct. 5 to show their support for an entertainer whose influences come as much from his home state of California and the Bakersfield soun Gary Allan fans crowded into one of Nashvil ...

  37. Waylon Payne Drifts Into Film

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "If you nail yourself down to one thing, you're gonna have a hurt foot," Waylon Payne says. "If you nail yourself down to one thing, you're gonna have a hurt foot," Waylon Payne says. The country singer/songwriter has b ...

  38. Final Highwaymen Album Gets Expanded

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The third and final album from country supergroup the Highwaymen -- Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson -- will be reissued in expanded form this fall to celebrate its 1 The third and final album from country supergrou ...

  39. Cash's Sun Albums Collected In Limited Box

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seven albums released by Johnny Cash on Memphis' storied Sun Records label will be packaged together in a limited edition box set due May 24 from Varese Sarabande's Varese Vintage label, distributed t Seven albums released by Johnny Cash o ...

  40. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: R&B quartet 112's "Pleasure & Pain" (Def Soul/Def Jam) Former Toad The Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips' Lost Highway debut, "Winter Pays for S ...

  41. Tony Joe White Gets A Lift From 'Heroines'

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six year ...

  42. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The performance marks the 10th year the National Academy of Recording Arts and S 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar ...

  43. Country Music Legend Johnny Cash Dies

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville hospital of respiratory failure, stemming from complications from diabetes. He was 71. He had been in ill healt American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. E ...

  44. New Cash, Jennings Tributes Planned

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The careers of country music legends Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings will be feted with newly announced tribute albums due in the coming months. Dualtone will issue "Lonesome, On'ry, and Mean -- A Tri The careers of country music legends J ...

  45. Billboard Bits: Hank Williams, Supergrass, Polo Montanez

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Hank Williams, Supergrass, Polo Montanez Hank Williams Jr. and Hank Williams III will be on hand Jan. 4 in Nashville as the "Grand Ole Opry" commemorates the death of country legend Hank Williams. The late artist's son and gra ...

  46. Trick Pony 'On A Mission' To Prove Versatility

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted for Billboard.com With its eponymous debut, Trick Pony burst from the chute as one of country music's most successful new acts while establishing a reputation as one of the industry's premier party bands. With its sophomore effor ...

  47. Americana Awards Honor Music Greats

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Held Friday night in Nashville, the Americana Music Association's (AMA) inaugural Americana Awards honored the likes of Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and producer/artist T Bone Burnett, while Cash and Held Friday night in Nashville, the American ...

  48. Billboard Bits: Waylon Jennings, Kittie, Ani DiFranco

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Waylon Jennings, Kittie, Ani DiFranco Hank Williams Jr. will be part of the tribute to his friend Waylon Jennings on Saturday (March 23), as part of the star-studded memorial scheduled to be held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Many of ...

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