1. Brothers Osborne Rock Out 'It Ain't My Fault,' Salute Don Williams at 2017 CMAs

    November 08, 2017 9:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Fans on hand at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for the 2017 CMAs got a double dose of the Brothers Osborne . The fraternal duo and its backing band took the stage with swagger to spare and tore through "It Ain't My Fault," the gro ...

  2. Don Williams' Memorial Will Be at Country Hall of Fame

    September 21, 2017 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 The memorial service for country singer Don Williams will be held Wednesday (Sept. 27) in Nashville, Tenn., at the Country Music Hall of Fame, to which he was inducted in 2010. Williams, who <a href="/articles/columns/country/7864982/don-wil ...

  3. Rewinding the Country Charts: In 1974, Don Williams Earned His First No. 1 Song

    September 21, 2017 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The late legend notched his first of 17 Hot Country Song leaders. On Sept. 21, 1974, Don Williams – who died Sept. 8 at age 78 – achieved his first No. 1 on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart, as "I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn ...

  4. Heartbeat in the Darkness: R.I.P. Don Williams, Whose Understated Strength Made His Music Perfect to Grow Old With

    September 09, 2017 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Don Williams, who died after a brief undisclosed illness on September 8, 2017, was called "The Gentle Giant", but the first part of his nickname may have been more appropriate than the second. Williams wasn't imposing -- and, at six f ...

  5. Don Williams' Biggest Billboard Chart Hits

    September 08, 2017 8:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Gentle Giant was a core artist at country radio for multiple decades. During his long and accomplished career, Don Williams , who died after a short illness on Sept. 8, at age 78, rolled up an extraordinary list of hits on Billboard 's Hot ...

  6. Country Star Don Williams Dead at 78

    Country Star Don Williams Dead at 78

    September 08, 2017 7:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Texas native Don Williams, who forged his own musical identity in the 1970s with a unique and low-key style of country that earned him the nickname “The Gentle Giant,” passed away on Friday (Sept. 8). rip , 2017 , music , Death , texas , Billboard , ...

  7. Rosanne Cash, Charlie Daniels, Jake Owen & More React to Don Williams' Death

    September 08, 2017 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Don Williams passed away at the age of 78 on Friday and the music community was quick to react online, sending their condolences to his family and honoring the country star with remembrances.  See reactions from Charlie Daniels , Jake Owen , Shooter ...

  8. Don Williams' 15 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

    September 08, 2017 4:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Throughout the course of his career, Don Williams was known for two things: consistency and great songs. From 1973-1991, the singer hit the Top-20 on the Billboard Country charts with every release but one. At the same time, his catalog includes lyr ...

  9. Country Star Don Williams Dead at 78

    September 08, 2017 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Texas native Don Williams , who forged his own musical identity in the 1970s with a unique and low-key style of country that earned him the nickname “The Gentle Giant,” passed away on Friday (Sept. 8). A press release from the singer's PR team ...

  10. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame to Honor the 'Timeless' Work of the Late Townes Van Zandt

    October 07, 2016 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 This Sunday, his peers will honor the late, legendary Texas songwriter. "Townes Van Zandt ranks alongside Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan,” says Grammy-winning country artist Rodney Crowell of the late singer-songwriter. “He inspired so many s ...

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  12. Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott on the Music That Made Her -- From Boyz II Men to *NSYNC

    July 15, 2016 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 You can't go home again, but on her upcoming album Love Remains (July 29, EMI Nashville), Lady Antebellum frontwoman Hillary Scott comes close: She is joined by family -- including her mother, country singer Linda Davis -- for the collection of ...

  13. Coca-Cola Cowboys (and Cowgirls) Get Their Share of New Soda Campaign

    April 27, 2016 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hits by Jimmy Wayne, Willie Nelson and Taylor Swift appear on Coke cans, bottles. As a homeless teenager, singer-songwriter Jimmy Wayne ’s life turned around when he met an elderly woman, Bea Costner , who hired him to cut her lawn every week. She w ...

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  15. Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan Log New Country No. 1s

    March 20, 2014 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Florida Georgia Line becomes the first duo in nearly 22 years to notch at least three Hot Country Songs No. 1s from a debut full-length album, as "This Is How We Roll," featuring Luke Bryan, rises 2-1 with dual Digital and Streaming Gainer ...

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  17. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the majo ...

  18. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  19. Uncle Kracker Takes Country Seriously on 'Midnight Special'

    November 19, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Take a listen to "Nuthin' Changes," a cut from Uncle Kracker's new "Midnight Special" album, and you will hear a reference to a famous singer named Williams. But, it might not be the one you're thinking about. Sure ...

  20. Keith Urban to 'American Idol'? 'Hopefully That Happens'

    September 07, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban's audience at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday morning was an honest one. The "For You" singer participated in an educational program for selected Metro Nashville Public School high school students, an ...

  21. Keith Urban Talks Love of Nashville

    August 16, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban has made no secret of his love for Nashville -- past and present, and those emotions shine through loud and clear as the Capitol Nashville recording artist recently took viewers around Music City for an episode of "Going Home" ...

  22. Kenny Chesney Rules, Don Williams Returns to Top Country Albums Chart

    June 29, 2012 2:21 PM EDT Billboard's Top Country Albums chart welcomes Kenny Chesney's Welcome to the Fishbowl to No. 1. The set is the star's 11th No. 1 on the tally and arrives with 193,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Since he first reign ...

  23. Country Countdown: Kenny Chesney Rules, Don Williams Returns to Country Albums

    June 29, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan, meanwhile, ascends to the summit on Country Songs Billboard's Country Albums chart welcomes Kenny Chesney 's "Welcome to the Fishbowl" to No. 1. The set is the star's 11th No. 1 on the tally and arrives with 193, ...

  24. Album Reviews: Don Williams, Josh Turner, Usher

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT DON WILLIAMS And So It Goes Producers: Garth Fundis, Don Williams Sugar Hill Records Release Date: June 19 It's been a few years since the "Gentle Giant" has graced us with new music. But Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams ret ...

  25. 615 Spotlight: Due West 'Doin' Things' on Country Charts

    June 06, 2012 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week, we shine the spotlight on someone we've been watching for a while in the 615 -- the trio Due West. Comprised of Matt Lopez, Tim Gates, and Brad Hull, the guys have steadily making their name known to country radio and fans since the ...

  26. Summer Music Preview: Countrywide

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 Edens Edge Album title: Edens Edge Label: Big Machine Records Management: Virginia Davis, B.A.D. Release date: June 12 Big Machine Label Group president/CEO Scott Borchetta offered Edens Edge a deal after seeing the band perform at the annual Nashvill ...

  27. Keith Urban Gets Surprise Invite To Join Grand Ole Opry

    April 11, 2012 3:56 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Keith Urban was slyly dropping hints about the surprises he had in store at the All For The Hall benefit concert this week, but little did he know the night's biggest surprise was aimed at him. Vince Gill and members ...

  28. Kent Earls Named Head of Universal Music Publishing Nashville, Replacing Pat Higdon

    January 30, 2012 2:56 PM EST Kent Earls has been named executive VP/GM of Universal Music Publishing Group, Nashville, the company announced today, filling the void created by the departure of Pat Higdon, who had been president. Earls will report to UMPG president North Ameri ...

  29. Chart Beat Wednesday: Muse, Billy Currington, Mariah Carey

    March 10, 2010 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 TWO OUT OF THREE AIN'T BAD: Muse makes history on the Alternative Songs chart, "Resistance" charges 6-1. With the British band's former 17-week No. 1 "Uprising" at No. 3, the group becomes the first act in the survey� ...

  30. Country Music Hall Of Fame 2010 Inductees

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Four men who helped push country music to new audiences will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Producer Billy Sherrill, crossover pioneers Ferlin Husky and Jimmy Dean, and top-selling singer Don Williams will be inducted into the Ha ...

  31. Chart Beat: 3OH!3, Bob Dylan, Jason Aldean

    May 07, 2009 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  32. Chart Beat: Jason Aldean, Michael Damian, Maxwell

    May 06, 2009 2:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  33. Ask Billboard: Remakes and One-Hit Wonders

    April 03, 2009 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. JUST DUET Hi Gary! It doesn' ...

  34. Yearwood Joins ACM Ceremony

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Trisha Yearwood, Rhonda Vincent and Ashley Monroe will perform at an Academy of Country Music special awards ceremony honoring Dolly Parton, Don Williams, the late Harlan Howard, the late Waylon Jennings and the late Buck Owens, among others. The ...

  35. Streets, Gnarls Barkley Rule U.K. Charts

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Streets' third album "The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living" (679/Locked On) yesterday (April 16) became the second U.K. No. 1 set for the recording alter ego of Mike Skinner. Featuring the top 1 The Streets' third album &qu ...

  36. Tortoise Tackling Two New Albums, Tour

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chicago instrumental rock act Tortoise tackles material by some unlikely sources on "The Brave and the Bold," a collaborative album with indie rock icon Will Oldham. Chicago instrumental rock act Tortoise tackles material by some unlikely ...

  37. New Pub Deals For Alger, Nicholson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth Brooks' "The T Pat Alger has signed with Nashv ...

  38. New Pub Deals For Alger, Nicholson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth Brooks' "The T Pat Alger has signed with Nashv ...

  39. Alger Signs Publishing Deal With Matt Lindsey

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Songwriter has worked with Garth Brooks, James Taylor. Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth B ...

  40. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers questions on Madonna, one-hit wonders, featured artists, the Ramones, and airplay-only hits. CAUTION: This week's Chart Beat Chat ends with a surprise twist you won't see coming until the very last second! Uh-uh, don&# ...

  41. 'Peace Train' Rolling Again

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Yusuf Islam, better known by his former identity as singer/songwriter Cat Stevens, has re-recorded a version of "Peace Train," one of his best known songs. "'Peace Train' is a song I wrote, the messag Yusuf Islam, better kno ...

  42. Hot Product for Monday, Jan. 15, 2001

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new music from Alabama, Patti Page, and more. Goin' 'South' "If I never did another CD, this is the one I will always point to as the one that I was happy with the most," says Alabama lead vocalist Randy Owen abou ...