1. It Ain't Their Fault: Brothers Osborne Make an Unintentionally Political Statement

    January 26, 2017 3:04 PM EST 0 0 0 The reigning CMA Vocal Duo deserves blame, or credit, for the sarcastic single. Donald Trump handpicked The Rolling Stones ’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” as music for his pre-inaugural concert on Jan. 19, but he could have easily used a curr ...

  2. Thomas Rhett Knows It's Wife Lauren Who Is The 'Star Of The Show'

    November 17, 2016 8:48 AM EST 0 0 0 The country star's new single, co-written with dad Rhett Akins, pre-dates "Die A Happy Man." It’s probably fair to consider “Star of the Show” to be a social statement about a personal matter. Thomas Rhett wrote it about his wife, Lau ...

  3. Brandy Clark Shares 'Homecoming Queen' Ahead of Sophomore Album Release

    June 07, 2016 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Big Day in a Small Town" arrives Friday. “I like to think that there is a change that is happening in country,” Jennifer Nettles told Billboard earlier this year. “And I can definitively say that Brandy Clark has been a big part of that c ...

  4. Brandy Clark Gets Big Label Backing With Sophomore Album 'Small Town'

    June 01, 2016 2:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Grammy-winner's single "Girl Next Door" illustrates a bold step forward. The first time Brandy Clark recorded an album, she didn’t have too many expectations. She self-funded the recording sessions for her 2013 debut, 12 Stories , ...

  5. Brothers Osborne's '21 Summer' Casts a Nostalgic Haze

    March 23, 2016 10:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Their new single mixes an Eagles/Jackson Browne West Coast vibe with the duo's own East Coast history. It’s fuzzy, ethereal and mysterious, a sound so hauntingly unique that it practically defines Brothers Osborne ’s new single, “21 Summer.” Ni ...

  6. LANco's 'Long Live Tonight': Living In the Moment, Looking to the Future

    March 10, 2016 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 New Sony Nashville Signee Pushes Country's Boundaries With Assist From Eric Church's Producer Days after Sony Music Nashville shook up its promotion department, LANco — a five-piece band that had just released its debut single, “Long Live ...

  7. New Sony Nashville Chief Randy Goodman Engages Staff For Urgent Roster Retooling

    February 24, 2016 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 Before Randy Goodman officially took over as the chairman/CEO of Sony Music Nashville on July 13, 2015, he sat in on one of the company’s meetings. The executives at the table didn’t know it, but they were helping him sort out some of the 
decisions ...

  8. For Brothers Osborne, a Grammy Nod Arrived Before Even Releasing an Album

    January 07, 2016 12:15 PM EST came to a pretty remarkable close for  Brothers Osborne . Vocalist  T.J. Osborne  and guitarist  John Osborne  went into the holiday break with a top 10 single — “Stay a Little Longer,” which rises to No. 4 on the current Country Airplay chart ...

  9. New Noise: COIN Are New Wave Crash Course Survivors, Ready to Break the Nashville Mold

    May 13, 2015 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pop-rock quartet’s self-titled debut drops June 9 on the Columbia imprint StarTime International. Welcome to New Noise, a shout-out to Refused and a new weekly Billboard.com column highlighting up-and-coming alternative and rock artists. It' ...

  10. New Signings: Rufus Wainwright to CAM, ICM Signs T-Pain, Epitaph Inks Roll the Tanks, O.A.R. Joins Reach Music

    May 02, 2014 9:52 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.       RECORD LABELS -- Brazilian singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto signs with ...

  11. Jewel Releasing 'Greatest Hits' on Feb. 5

    December 10, 2012 9:00 AM EST -Track Set Will Feature New Duets With Kelly Clarkson, Pistol Annies Jewel is putting the finishing touches on a "Greatest Hits" album due out Feb. 5 -- specifically deciding which of two new songs will be part of the package. "In c ...

  12. Gary Allan Offers Free Song With Sandy Donation

    December 04, 2012 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Many people in the northeast section of the United States have been affected by the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, and those events have moved country star Gary Allan beyond words - so he's trying to help with his music - and video. The clip ...

  13. Album Reviews: The Script, Tame Impala, Alejandro Sanz and more

    October 23, 2012 7:51 AM EDT Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu Producers: Mike Elizondo, Rob Cavallo, Gary Clark Jr. Warner Bros. Records Release Date: Oct. 22 Fat, powerful blues-rock that recalls five decades of various strains of Southern R&B and rock makes for a curious s ...

  14. Little Big Town on No Lead Singer: 'It Worked for the Beatles'

    October 09, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We just have to pinch ourselves everyday," band says of No. 1 album Back in 2002, Little Big Town released their debut album for Monument Records. It barely made a ripple in the country music landscape at the time, charting a pair of sing ...

  15. Little Big Town Unleash Big, Bold 'Tornado'

    September 11, 2012 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Floating high on their first ever No. 1 song on the Country Songs chart with "Pontoon," Little Big Town continues to celebrate with the release of their fifth studio album, "Tornado." After a recent performance in New York, Littl ...

  16. Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Lead CMA Award Nominations

    September 05, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Eric Church grabbed five nominations for this year's CMA Awards -- including nods for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Chief , and three nominations for hit song "Springsteen -- to lead all artists, with husband and wife ...

  17. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  18. The Wallflowers' 7-Year Hiatus Was a 'Good, Healthy Break,' Says Dylan

    August 02, 2012 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jakob Dylan never doubted that the Wallflowers would get back together to make another album, even as the group's hiatus stretched to nearly seven years from its last album. "Knowing everybody as well as I do, I knew we would," Dylan ...

  19. 40 Under 40: Arturo Buenahora Jr.

    August 02, 2012 2:42 PM EDT Arturo Buenahora Jr. GM, Creative, Olé Website: MajorlyIndie.com Swift Hit Spotter Arturo Buenahora Jr., 39, knows a good thing when he hears it. He signed a young Pennsylvania newcomer named Taylor Swift to her first publishing deal; was responsi ...

  20. Gary Allan's Next Album Will Be 'Super Rock, Super Up'

    June 26, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country star Gary Allan is "deep into" his ninth album, and after tackling tough emotional terrain on 2007's "Living Hard" and 2010's "Get Off on the Pain" (both Top 5 on the Country and Billboard 200 charts) ...

  21. Single Reviews: Passion Pit, Rick Ross, Little Big Town

    May 23, 2012 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 Passion Pit Take a Walk (4:23) Producers: Chris Zane, Michael Angelakos Writer: M. Angelakos Publishers: Boat Builder Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Songs (BMI) Columbia From laptop-based bedroom project to major-label act, Passion Pit has enjoyed an impr ...

  22. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy& ...

  23. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

    January 26, 2012 11:58 AM EST Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday. Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason A ...

  24. Eric Church Wants to 'Kick Everybody Else's Ass in the Industry' With Third Album

    May 22, 2011 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's a sunny Tuesday afternoon on the west side of Nashville as Eric Church sips a beer and relaxes on the deck of a brick house. But he's not chilling at home. He's taking a break from the basement studio of producer Jay Joyce, where ...

  25. Lynyrd Skynyrd Gets Country Tribute From Eric Church, Jamey Johnson

    June 16, 2010 10:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sixteen years after a group of country music's "Skynyrd Frynds" paid tribute to Southern rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd , another batch of artists is doing the same. Randy Houser , Jamey Johnson , Eric Church and Uncle Kracker are among t ...

  26. Breaking & Entering: Cage The Elephant

    May 28, 2009 5:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 After landing a deal with Jive Records and impressing crowds at SXSW and Bamboozle, Cage the Elephant has found chart success with its first single, “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked,” and self-titled album. The latter debuted at No. 171 on the Billboar ...

  27. Madi Diaz

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 To celebrate Cherry Lane Music founder Milt Okun's Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, the publishing mainstay's first signee, Tom Paxton, sang John Denver's " To celebrate Cherry Lan ...

  28. New Ground

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New Ground finds blind, raspy-voiced former street singer Robert Bradley regrouping after the loss of the Blackwater Surprise's core—founding members and brothers Andrew and Michael Nehra. New Ground finds blind, raspy-voiced former street sing ...

  29. Hiatt Declares 'The Tiki Bar Is Open'

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Hiatt will on Sept. 11 proclaim "The Tiki Bar is Open." His second album for Vanguard Records, the set is the follow-up to last year's Grammy-nominated "Crossing Muddy Waters," Hiatt's first acou John Hiatt will on ...