1. Tupac Shakur, Willie Nelson, R.E.M. Among Inductees To National Recording Registry

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Recordings by Tupac Shakur, Willie Nelson, R.E.M. and the 1959 original cast album of "Gypsy" are among the 25 eclectic inductees announced Wednesday to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry. Under the terms of 2000& ...

  2. Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Ramon Ayala Record Pro-Immigrant Song

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana and Del Castillo are some of the artists featured on "Claro Que Se Puede," a new pro-immigrant track to be released next month. The track will appear on "Proyecto de Amor" ("project of love&qu ...

  3. Comedians Play Rock Stars at Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2010 12:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Comedians were living out their rock star (or bluegrass star) dreams throughout the first full day of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. And they showed they can carry a tune, too. Bonnaroo Main | Bonnaroo 2010 Photos 10 Awesome Bonnaroo Moment ...

  4. Jamey Johnson Reveals 'Guitar Song' Details

    June 09, 2010 10:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 J amey Johnson will give fans plenty of new material when he releases "The Guitar Song," his follow-up to 2008's award-winning, gold-certified "That Lonesome Song," on Sept. 14. "The Guitar Song" spreads 25 songs a ...

  5. Kid Rock Ready to Party as CMT Awards Host

    June 08, 2010 12:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kid Rock won't be too far out of his comfort zone as host of the Country Music Television Awards. It will be kind of like throwing a party. "They're just kind of loose and fun, and they're geared that way - to have fun," he ...

  6. Ray Charles On The Charts

    May 27, 2010 5:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ray Charles ' legacy on the Billboard charts stretches back to 1949, when - as part of the Maxin Trio with G.D. McKee and Milton Garred - he charted his first single with "Confession Blues." The cut reached No. 2 on what was then call ...

  7. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Janet Jackson, Bret Michaels, David Cook and More

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 3. Janet Jackson on American Idol 6. Bret Michaels on American Idol 16. Janet Jackson New Haircut 17. Joe Cocker Janet Jackson, Joe Cocker, Alice Cooper and Bret Michaels were among the special guests that ...

  8. Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett Take Rural Route To 'Better' Album

    May 24, 2010 1:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 A 55-year-old reel-to-reel Amex tape recorder, a single microphone and three historic recording sites were John Mellencamp's tools for making his new album, "No Better Than This," which is due out Aug. 3 -- seven weeks after he releas ...

  9. Shelby Lynne Plots Own Course With 'Tears'

    April 23, 2010 2:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 S helby Lynne says that having her own label, the newly inaugurated Everso Records, for her newly released "Tears, Lies, and Alibis" will mean more music quicker from her in the future. "I have all kinds of plans," Lynne tells Bi ...

  10. Concord Group Acquires Rounder Records

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Concord Group, which owns Concord Records, Concord Jazz, Fantasy, Stax, Milestone, Riverside, Specialty, Telarc, Peak, Heads Up, Prestige, among others, announced it has acquired Rounder Records. Forty year old Rounder’s roster includes Alison ...

  11. Grammy Winners On The Charts

    February 02, 2010 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Highlighted by Lady Gaga 's show-opening duet with Elton John , Beyonce 's cover of Alanis Morissette 's "You Oughta Know" and Pink taking her acrobatic act previously performed on last year's MTV Music Video Awards to ...

  12. Rothbury Festival Postponed Until 2011

    January 25, 2010 6:38 PM EST 0 0 0 The annual Rothbury music festival at Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Mich., will not be held in 2010, organizers said Friday. Producers are hoping the event will return in 2011. Rothbury producers Madison House Presents and AEG Live said in a news rel ...

  13. Willie Nelson Teams With T-Bone Burnett For Rounder's 40th Anniversary

    January 15, 2010 1:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Country music legend Willie Nelson has teamed with celebrated producer T-Bone Burnett for "Country Music," an album which marks the first release of his recently inked deal with Rounder Records. "Country Music" is due on April 13 ...

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson

    December 31, 2009 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 $TILL NO. 1: Ke$ha says that the "$" in her name is an ironic ode to her belief that, "There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money." Regardless, the cash is pouring in, thanks to the success of "TiK ToK,&q ...

  15. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 2009 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: ...

  16. Best Of The 2000s: Part 1

    December 22, 2009 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Taylor Swift Wins BMI Award For Top Song

    November 11, 2009 7:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift started what could be an interesting week with her second straight song of the year award at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville, where Kris Kristofferson was honored as an icon. Swift won for her song "Love Story" at the cere ...

  19. Taylor Swift Wins BMI Award For Top Song

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift started what could be an interesting week with her second straight song of the year award at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville, where Kris Kristofferson was honored as an icon. Swift won for her song "Love Story" at the ce ...

  20. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 5:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sir Paul McCartney , Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct. ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Hot Tours: U2, Kenny Chesney, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp

    August 27, 2009 5:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 With box office grosses topping $188 million, U2 closed out the European leg of its "360 Tour" in the U.K. with a final show at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Aug. 22. The 10-year-old Welsh venue was the last of 15 stadiums in 10 cou ...

  24. New Norah Jones Album Due In November

    August 20, 2009 5:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Norah Jones will move away from jazz roots on her fourth studio album, due in November on Blue Note Records, her label announced today (Aug. 20). Producer Jacquire King ( Kings of Leon , Modest Mouse ) is working with Jones on the ...

  25. Warren Haynes Q&A

    August 19, 2009 3:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter/guitarist Warren Haynes is rock 'n roll's iron man. A maverick on both the business and creative sides of his career, Haynes splits duties as integral players in both the Allman Brothers Band and the Dead with his own har ...

  26. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Black Eyed Peas, Demi Lovato

    July 30, 2009 4:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 MANY HAPPY RETURNS: A host of veterans enjoy warm welcomes back to Billboard charts this week. After co-hosting listening parties in Los Angeles, New York and London, attended by such collaborators as Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats and celebrities incl ...

  27. Kris Kristofferson's Latest Cuts 'Closer To The Bone'

    July 27, 2009 9:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Kristofferson considers his new album, "Closer to the Bone," a "sequel" of sorts to 2006's acclaimed "This Old Road." "Emotionally, 'Closer to the Bone' is very much like 'This Old Road,� ...

  28. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes ...

  29. Bob Dylan Closes Out Rothbury With Classics-Heavy Set

    July 07, 2009 6:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the first fully sun-soaked day of this year's Rothbury Festival, Bob Dylan sent fans home "Blowin' in the Wind" with a 90-minute, 17-song show to close out the festival's Odeum main stage. For the fourth show of his U.S. ...

  30. Rothbury Festival Gets Off To Eclectic Start

    July 03, 2009 2:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Guitar riffs, rhymes and polyrhythmic ragas got the second Rothbury Festival off to an eclectic start on Thursday at the Double JJ Ranch in western Michigan. If a star is to be born at this year's edition of the Rothbury it may well be Davy Kno ...

  31. Chart Beat: Linkin Park, Green Day, Bob Dylan

    June 03, 2009 11:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 K'JON'S 'OCEAN'-FRONT PROPERTY: Detroit native K'Jon earns his first No. 1 on the Adult R&B airplay chart, as "On the Ocean" sails 5-1. He is the first male to reach the summit with his first chart entry at the ...

  32. Chart Beat: Paula Abdul, 'Epiphany', Frank Sinatra and more!

    May 14, 2009 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 HEY PAULA (AND DAUGHTRY AND MICHAEL): Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul moved into the Billboard Hot 100 penthouse with her second No. 1, "Forever Your Girl." (Her first, "Straight Up," held on for a final frame at No. 90). ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. April 30, 2009

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Mariah Carey marries rapper-actor Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony at Carey’s house in Eleuthera, Bahamas. 2006 – Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Darrell Sweet of Naza ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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. ...

  38. 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 " ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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. ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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