1. Bob Dylan Announces Summer Ballpark Tour

    April 24, 2009 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp will share the bill during a U.S. summer tour of minor league baseball parks, beginning July 2 at the GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill., and wrapping Aug. 15 at the Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif. T ...

  2. Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp Team For Summer Bill

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp will share the bill during a U.S. summer tour of minor league baseball parks, beginning July 2 at the GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill., and wrapping Aug. 15 at the Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif. ...

  3. Ziggy Marley Remixing Dad's Classics For Kids

    April 13, 2009 7:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Children's music is dominating Ziggy Marley's melody making these days -- both for himself and on behalf of his father, Bob Marley. Marley is prepping for the May 5 release of "Family Time," an album of what he refers to as " ...

  4. Billy Bob Thornton's Band Cancels Canadian Tour

    April 12, 2009 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Bob Thornton's band has canceled the rest of its Canadian tour after the actor compared the country's fans to mashed potatoes with no gravy in a testy interview that caused a sensation online. The Boxmasters opened for Willie Nelson ...

  5. Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack To Play Detroit's Downtown Hoedown

    April 08, 2009 9:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar and actor Kevin Costner with his band Modern West are among the headliners at this year's 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown in Detroit. The 27th annual weekend-long festival, acknowledged as th ...

  6. Charlie Louvin Returns At 81 With Two New Albums

    April 03, 2009 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I was going to call these albums 'Heaven' and 'Hell,' " Charlie Louvin says in his smooth Southern drawl. He's talking about his two most recent projects, which he recorded last year at the age of 81: the gospel c ...

  7. Salvation and Sin

    April 03, 2009 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 At 81, Charlie Louvin Returns With A Pair Of Albums "I was going to call these albums 'Heaven' and 'Hell,' " Charlie Louvin says in his smooth Southern drawl. He's talking about his two most recent projects, which ...

  8. Bob Dylan, The Dead Lead Rothbury Lineup

    March 16, 2009 1:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes are among the top acts set for the second annual Rothbury, a weekend-long festival produced by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. The event will be h ...

  9. Ziggy Marley Schedules ‘Family Time’

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paul Simon, Jack Johnson and Willie Nelson are among the guests joining Ziggy Marley on “Family Time.” The children-oriented reggae album, due May 5 from Tuff Gong Worldwide, is produced by Marley and renowned producer Don Was. “Family Time” also ...

  10. Ziggy Marley Embraces 'Family' Ties

    February 17, 2009 3:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Ziggy Marley has drafted his siblings, daughter and some superstars to assist on his first children's album, "Family Time," due May 5 from Tuff Gong. Produced by Don Was, the project finds Marley surrounded by his mother Rita, sister ...

  11. McCartney Books 'Colbert Report' Appearance

    January 27, 2009 3:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Paul McCartney will appear on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" tomorrow (Jan. 28), his only scheduled U.S. late-night appearance in support of "Electric Arguments," the 2008 album he recorded as the Fireman with produce ...

  12. Blue October Expands Reach On New Album

    December 30, 2008 11:28 AM EST 0 0 0 Blue October plans to "go global" with its fifth album, "Approaching Normal," according to bassist Matt Noveskey. "We want to go international," Noveskey tells Billboard.com, adding that the plan will be in motion in Ja ...

  13. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 6:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprint. ...

  14. Austin Fights To Keep Its Music Rep

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Thriving nightclubs, popular festivals and favorite sons like Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan have given Austin a well-deserved, if boastful, moniker: "Live Music Capital of the World." But the world has gotten a lot bigger since th ...

  15. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverte 2005 - Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell ...

  16. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, "Kingdom Come." 2006 - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots ...

  17. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard finally arrives The release date for "A Son Unique" coincides with the two-year anniversary 2006 - Originally due in the summe ...

  18. Zac Brown Band Signs With Atlantic

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta-based country act Zac Brown Band has signed with Atlantic Records, Billboard.com has learned. Atlanta-based country act Zac Brown Band has signed with Atlantic Records, Billboard.com has learned. The group's album, "The Foundation, ...

  19. Chart Beat: Willie Nelson, T.I., Taylor Swift, Lucinda Williams, Elvis Priesley

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from Willie Nelson, T.I., Taylor Swift, Lucinda Williams and more! HOW 'LUCKY' CAN YOU GET: He's such an iconic figure, it might seem like Willie Nelson is always hanging out on the Hot Country Songs ta ...

  20. Zac Brown Band

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Zac Brown was 18, he set out on the road in a van with his dog Pete, a drummer and a PA system. When Zac Brown was 18, he set out on the road in a van with his dog Pete, a drummer and a PA system. He played at clubs all over the Southeast, care ...

  21. Feeling 'Lucky'

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney does heroes George Strait and Jimmy Buffett proud on his latest BNA set, "Lucky Old Sun," which has a free-and-easy feel befitting its island inspiration. Kenny Chesney does heroes George Strait and Jimmy Buffett proud on his ...

  22. Chart Beat Chat: The Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, AC/DC

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss songs that return to No. 1 on the Hot 100, African-American artists on the country chart, AC/DC and more! THEY'RE BAAAAACK! Dear Fred, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" is the third song this calendar year t ...

  23. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named best newc 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three ...

  24. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nel ...

  25. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies follo ...

  26. Colbert Snags Costello, Feist For Xmas Special

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert will debut "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" Nov. 23 on the network, featuring performances by Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend and Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colber ...

  27. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2006 - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2005 - A fan-run museum dedicated exclusively to the Ramones opens in Berlin, Germany. 2004 - Izora R ...

  28. Stephen Colbert Plans Holiday Music Special

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert will debut "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" on Nov. 23, featuring performances by Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend and Willie Nelson. The one-hour show has something o ...

  29. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian country manager, label owner and songwriter Don Grashey passes away at home in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the age of 79. His death coincides with the presentation of the 2005 Canadian Cou 2005 - Canadian country manager, label owner and ...

  30. VMAs: The Top 10 Things You Didn't See On TV

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After winning three Moonmen, including video of the year, Britney Spears got cold feet before she met the press. She peeked into the media room with personal assistants and camera crew in tow, then pr 1. After winning three Moonmen, including video ...

  31. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Arctic Monkeys win the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's debut set, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino) 2006 - The Ar ...

  32. Actor, Country Star Jerry Reed Dies At 71

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like "Smokey and the Bandit," has died of complications from emphysema at 71. Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like ...

  33. Kenny Chesney's 'Sun' To Shine This Fall

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney is plotting an Oct. 14 release for his next album, "Lucky Old Sun," which has already spawned a hit in the form of "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven." Kenny Chesney is plotting an Oct. 14 release for his next album, ...

  34. Neil Young Drafts Wilco, Death Cab For Tour

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Young has snared two of alternative rock's biggest bands to open for his fall North American tour. Death Cab For Cutie will open the first portion, beginning Oct. 14 in Minneapolis, while Wilco j Neil Young has snared two of alternative ro ...

  35. Willie Nelson Anchors South Padre Music Fest

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Willie Nelson, Foghat, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Ghostland Observatory, Grupo Fantasma, Fastball and Alejandro Escovedo will lead the lineup for the second annual South Padre International Mu Willie Nelson, Foghat, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Oys ...

  36. Chart Beat: 'Mamma Mia!', Kimberley Locke, Willie Nelson

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from "Mamma Mia!", Kimberley Locke and Willie Nelson. HERE WE GO AGAIN: If the reaction of the audience at last night's American premiere of "Mamma Mia!" the movie is any indication, the soundtrac ...

  37. Lil Wayne Remains King Of The Billboard 200

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a third non-consecutive week, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal) tops The Billboard 200. The set moved 125,000 copies during the tracking week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 2 For a third non-consecutive week, ...

  38. Lil Wayne, Coldplay And 'Camp Rock' Continue To Hold Court

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While the top three on the Billboard 200 is static, with Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" spending a third week at No. 1, two other albums arrive in the top 10. Beck's "Modern Guilt" starts at No. 4 while the soundtrack t ...

  39. Farm Aid Heading To Boston In September

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Farm Aid will be held in New England for the first time this year when it lands Sept. 20 at the Comcast Center outside Boston. Farm Aid will be held in New England for the first time this year when it lands Sept. 20 at the Comcast Center outside Bos ...

  40. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beck and Danger Mouse make a lean and mean psychedelic opus, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. presses on with his solo career and Imani Coppola gets back to pop with Little Jackie in this week's H A collaborative album from Wynton Marsalis ...

  41. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Target is the exclusive U.S. retailer for Ziggy Marley's second solo album, "Love Is My Religion," via Tuff Gong Worldwide. The deal marks Marley's first independent release without employing t 2006 - Target is the exclusi ...

  42. Metallica, My Morning Jacket Sizzle On Bonnaroo Day One

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a blistering, two-hour set Friday (June 13) to headline the first official day of music at the seventh Bonnaroo mu In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in ...

  43. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home four honors, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. Keith picks up album of the year f 2004 - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. This Day in Music

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Willie Nelson undergoes successful endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery. 2004 - Willie Nelson undergoes successful endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery. 2001 - Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs ...

  46. Poll Recap

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Last week, we asked our readers: Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Here are the responses from the 1,662 respondents: Rothbury Festival n ...

  47. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Co ...

  48. Chart Shakers

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey, Lady Antebellum and Keisha Cole lead the list of the Hot Shot Debuts, Pacesetters and Greatest Gainers on this week's Billboard charts. Hot Shot Debuts: Mariah Carey makes for one heck of a hot shot this week as her album "E= ...

  49. Los Lonely Boys To Join 'Brotherhood' Tour

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a new album due July 1, Los Lonely Boys are looking forward to this summer's Brotherhood Tour with kindred spirits Los Lobos. With a new album due July 1, Los Lonely Boys are looking forward to this summer's Brotherhood Tour with kind ...

  50. Willie's Place To Open July 1

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson's alternative fuel truck stop and entertainment hub, Willie's Place in Carl's Corner, Texas, will host a grand re-opening with a week of shows beginning July 1. The newly designed and renovated Earth Bio-Willie Theater ...

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