1. Maren Morris Talks Kelsea Ballerini, Sturgill Simpson and 'Kicking in the Door' of Genre Rigidity

    February 09, 2017 2:16 PM EST 0 0 0 The title to Maren Morris ’ album Hero carries a bit of irony. It’s drawn from the chorus of “I Wish I Was,” a song about a real-life breakup in which she had to play the bad guy: “I’m not the hero in the story.” But little more than a year since Co ...

  2. Exclusive: Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Sturgill Simpson to Perform at Americana Awards

    August 25, 2014 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Spend any amount of time with Jed Hilly , executive director of the Americana Music Association, and you will no doubt be blown away with the sense of unbridled passion and energy that he approaches his job with. A great example of such an occasion ...

  3. T Bone Burnett, Bonnie Raitt Among Many at Troubadour's Tribute to Phil Everly

    January 26, 2014 5:47 PM EST Grammy nominees from the Americana, folk, bluegrass and blues categories gathered Saturday night at the Troubadour to pay tribute to the late Phil Everly , who died Jan. 3 and will be honored during the televised ceremony. Grammys 2014: Complete C ...

  4. 'Nashville' Star Jonathan Jackson Signs Record Deal

    November 12, 2013 11:32 AM EST Onscreen, he's known as Avery Barkley, the bad-boy rocker on the hit ABC musical drama "Nashville." Offscreen, he's Jonathan Jackson, and he just might be infiltrating the airwaves with more than just his "Nashville" ...

  5. Backbeat: Film & TV Music Execs Hit Spago For Billboard/Samsung Galaxy Thought-Leadership Dinner

    November 04, 2013 12:29 PM EST In conjunction with its Film & TV Music conference , Billboard brought together members of the film and television music community for an exclusive Thought-Leadership dinner on Oct. 30 at Spago in Beverly Hills, presented by Samsung Galaxy. ...

  6. Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Announced, to Air Sep. 18 on AXS TV

    May 14, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, S.C., duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, received four nominations from the Americana Music Association at a Grammy Museum ceremony Tuesday that included performances from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdal ...

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  8. Bobby Bare Album Launches Plowboy Records

    November 05, 2012 11:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Just as his music as been very diverse over the years, Bobby Bare's fan base is equally wide-spread, says the legendary stylist. "I have a wide range of fans," he tells Billboard. "I was working in New York at a club one night, a ...

  9. Backbeat: Diana Krall Performs Material From New Album With Macklam Feldman, Verve Execs

    September 26, 2012 3:58 PM EDT Diana Krall performs at the Box in Manhattan. (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images) When singer-pianist Diana Krall took the stage with her new touring outfit last night at the Box, her elegant attire inspired few double takes. She chose an impeccably t ...

  10. The Civil Wars, Bonnie Raitt Highlight Americana Awards

    September 13, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gillian Welch and her partner Dave Rawlings, The Civil Wars and Alabama Shakes took home trophies, but Music City was the big winner at Wednesday night's Americana Honors & Awards. Five of six winners at the Ryman Auditorium event are based ...

  11. Emmylou Harris Launches Woofstock to Help Save Homeless Dogs

    August 08, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Emmylou Harris has a reputation for having one of the biggest hearts in country music. The Country Music Hall of Fame member is excited to be the lightning rod behind a new event, Woofstock, that she hopes will be the first of many to support homele ...

  12. Bobby Bare Has Deja Vu at Historic Studio

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a scene that made country legend Bobby Bare have a little bit of déjà vu. After all, he had been here before -- many times. "Shame On Me," "Detroit City," "500 Miles Away From Home," and so many others from his R ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Robert Plant's Band of Joy Concert Gets July 10 DVD Release

    May 31, 2012 7:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 DVD and Blu Ray Will Include Three Led Zeppelin Songs Not Seen in Initial 'Live from the Artists Den' Broadcast The concert Robert Plant and the Band of Joy filmed at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium for the TV live series "Ar ...

  15. Exclusive: Universal Opens Door for Robert Plant and Artists Den

    May 30, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Universal Music Group has signed a worldwide distribution deal with Artists Den to release the public television show's episode featuring Robert Plant and the Band of Joy. It is the first time UMG and the show have worked together and Univers ...

  16. Plowboy Records Launches to Honor Eddy Arnold, American Music

    May 15, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Were he still living, today would have been Eddy Arnold's 94th birthday. Though the singer passed away in May 2008, there is still a huge reason for celebration, with the announcement of the opening of Plowboy Records. Launched to celebrate and ...

  17. Lee Ann Womack to Premiere First New Music in Four Years

    May 03, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Will Preview Songs From Upcoming Album, Tentatively Titled 'The Way I'm Living,' on May 26 It has been close to four years since Lee Ann Womack has released new music, and her fans -- which includes such superstars as George Strait an ...

  18. Backbeat: Vince Gill, Steve Winwood, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean at Artist Growth Launch Party

    February 06, 2012 5:10 PM EST Nashville's music and entrepreneur worlds met under the vaulted ceilings of the Country Music Hall of Fame lobby on Jan. 17 to celebrate the launch of Artist Growth and be entertained by country legend Cowboy Jack Clement . Artist Growth has ...

  19. Americana Music Awards: Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons Honored

    October 14, 2011 12:16 PM EDT While historically Robert Plant and Nashville might not go hand in hand with each other, the legendary Led Zeppelin front man and Music City were pretty good for each other Thursday night (Oct. 13), as he picked up a top album nod at the 10th Annu ...

  20. Americana Music Awards: Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons Honored

    October 14, 2011 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 While historically Robert Plant and Nashville might not go hand in hand with each other, the legendary Led Zeppelin front man and Music City were pretty good for each other Thursday night (Oct. 13), as he picked up a top album nod at the 10th Annual ...

  21. Robert Plant, Buddy Miller, Elizabeth Cook Lead Americana Award Nominations

    May 24, 2011 7:13 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Robert Plant and Buddy Miller teamed up to top the list of nominees for the 2011 Americana Awards with three apiece. Each was nominated Monday for artist of the year along with fellow three-time nominee Elizabeth Cook and teamed ...

  22. Majestic Silver Strings Close 'World Tour' At Grammy Museum

    March 11, 2011 2:46 PM EST 0 0 0 The Majestic Silver Strings, Buddy Miller's consortium of esteemed guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz, opened and closed their 2011 "world tour" in one night, performing Thursday (Mar. 10) at the Grammy Museum in Los A ...

  23. Robert Plant 'Felt Young' Working on 'Band of Joy' Album

    September 13, 2010 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 R obert Plant expects his new Band of Joy to be a going concern and says that taking pen to paper -- rather than continuing to cover other songs as he does on the "Band of Joy" album, which is out Tuesday (Sept. 14) -- is the likely next s ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Talks Pregnancy Rumors, Arcade Fire Plots Tour

    August 16, 2010 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyoncé Addresses Baby Rumors While Beyoncé's decision to take a break earlier this year prompted rumors that she and husband Jay-Z are looking to have children, the ...

  25. Robert Plant Returns To Americana With Band of Joy

    June 11, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Robert Plant takes an eclectic dive into Americana roots music on "Band of Joy," his first new album since 2007's "Raising Sand." The album was recorded in Nashville with an all-star group of musicians and is due Sept. 14 on ...

  26. Patty Griffin Returns With Gospel Inspired 'Downtown Church'

    January 07, 2010 5:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Country traditionalist Patty Griffin will return on Jan. 26 with "Downtown Church," her seventh studio record and her fifth for ATO. As the title suggests, the fourteen tracks were recorded at the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, ...

  27. Miller, Fogerty Honored At Americana Music Awards

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Miller won four awards and veteran John Fogerty received a special honor Thursday night at the eighth annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Show. Miller, a singer-songwriter, won artist of the year; album of the year for " ...

  28. John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

    July 21, 2009 1:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 John Fogerty 's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the m ...

  29. John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

    July 20, 2009 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 John Fogerty's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the my ...

  30. John Fogerty Revisits Blue Ridge Rangers

    May 21, 2009 8:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Fogerty says that he can "take a deep breath and kind of go, 'OK, we're done' " now that he's finished his next album, "John Fogerty: The Return of the Blue Ridge Rangers," a sequel to his 1973 solo album ...

  31. Fogerty Revisits 'Blue Ridge' On New Album

    December 10, 2008 12:01 AM EST 0 0 0 A pair of returns will mark a creative outburst from John Fogerty in 2009. The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman is finishing work on "John Fogerty: The Return of the Blue Ridge Rangers," a sequel of sorts to his 1973 solo set o ...

  32. Boz Scaggs Tackling Standards On New Album

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Boz Scaggs is staying on the standards path for his next album. Boz Scaggs is staying on the standards path for his next album. Scaggs -- who's currently finalizing a label deal for the planned September release of "Speak Low" -- tell ...

  33. Lovett, Harris Man The Decks For Cayamo Cruise

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris will take to the seas together to headline the inaugural Cayamo music cruise, which will set sail Feb. 4 through Feb. 10. With other guests including Shawn Colvin, Buddy Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris will take to the ...

  34. Lovett, Harris Man The Decks For Cayamo Cruise

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris will take to the seas together to headline the inaugural Cayamo music cruise, which will set sail Feb. 4 through Feb. 10. With other guests including Shawn Colvin, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin and John Hiatt, the crui ...

  35. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,&quo ...

  36. Griffin In A Rockin' Mood On New Album

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 At 42 years old, Patty Griffin believes it's time she start "rockin' more." On Feb. 6, the singer/songwriter will release her latest album, "Children Running Through," via ATO. The diverse set touches At 42 years old, P ...

  37. Frank Black Drafts New Band For Fall Tour

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Black will take a new backing band on the road with him during his headlining tour this fall. Frank Black will take a new backing band on the road with him during his headlining tour this fall. Beginning Oct. 1 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, ...

  38. Burke Belts It Out In 'Nashville'

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyond duets with Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Patty Loveless, "Nashville" finds Burke trying his hand at Bruce Springsteen's "Ain't Got You," Don Williams' "Atta Way To Go" and Jim Lauderdale's ...

  39. McMurtry, Cash, Crowell Top Americana Nominees

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, announced yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the yea James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth a ...

  40. Burke In A Country Mood On New Album

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Gillian Welch, Patty Loveless and Patti Griffin have contributed to Solomon Burke's upcoming album, his first full-length country effort. Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Gillian Welch, Patty Loveless and Patti Griffi ...

  41. Suwannee Springfest / March 23-26, 2006 / Live Oak, Fla. (Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park)

    April 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Y'all are the last of the flower children," Mavis Staples told a crowd of folk and acoustic music enthusiasts wrapped up in heavy coats and blankets and seated under moss-draped ancient Oaks for the "Y'all are the last of t ...

  42. Frank Black Still Feeling Country

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino), arrived at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday (Oct. 9). The only other new entry in the top 10 of the album chart saw Pixies guitarist/vocalist Frank B ...

  43. Billboard Bits: Rock'n'Reel, Celine Dion, T. Rex

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Rock'n'Reel, Celine Dion, T. Rex Low, Elf Power, Mark Olson and Victoria Williams, Buddy Miller and Brandi Carlile are among the artists that will play at the 2005 Paste Rock'n'Reel Festival. Set for Oct. 22-23 in Decatur ...

  44. TV

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT, 26 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Josh Groban, Tracy Chapman. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: ...

  45. Prine, Miller Top Americana Awards

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran roots music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the Americana Music Association's fourth annual Americana Honors & Awards, held Sept. 9 at Nashville's Ryman Auditori Veteran roots music artists Buddy Mill ...

  46. Prine, Miller Top Americana Awards

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots-music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the Americana Music Assn.'s fourth annual Americana Honors & Awards, held Sept. 9 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Veteran roots-music artists Buddy M ...

  47. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Black Land Of Frank And 'Honey' Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black this week releases his first album in nine years under his own name, "Honeycomb." The 14-track Back Porch set was recorded in Nashville with such veteran ...

  48. Earle, Gauthier, Merritt Lead Americana Nominees

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier and Tift Merritt are the top nominees for the fourth annual Americana Honors & Awards, each receiving three nods from voting members of the Americana Music Association. Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier and Tift Merritt are t ...

  49. Pixies Unplug For Newport Folk Festival

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Pixies will unplug for the first time in their career later this summer at Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival. The Pixies will unplug for the first time in their career later this summer at Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival. The g ...

  50. Black Takes 'Honeycomb' To Back Porch

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his first solo album in nine years. Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his fir ...

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