For country music artists on tour, a stop in Las Vegas has become a must. The city where names like Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Barbara Mandrel once graced casino showrooms, newly built venues and…
In Michael Kosser's essential new book, "How Nashville Became Music City USA" (Hal Leonard; $22.95), a rich recounting of the creative geniuses behind musical geniuses such as Johnny Cash, Tammy…
Country music has seen its share of trends and fads, from the "Urban Cowboy" craze to the "Outlaw" movement to the Garth Brooks phenomenon. The mystery now is who or what's going to be the next big…
Downloads are up (147% above 2004 figures, according to Nielsen SoundScan reports), but country music radio isn't worried. "Listeners are gonna buy what they like, and we're gonna play what they…
There's a chance you haven't heard of Rascal Flatts -- but not if you're paying much attention. Right about now, the three-piece country band on Disney's Lyric Street Records is the biggest seller in…
The 41st Academy of Country Music Awards nominees in top categories.
When it comes time to counting off the great guitar heroes of the rock era, list-making musical pundits almost always undervalue Tom Verlaine. That's more than a bit baffling, given the eye-opening…
Bringing in a new singer is a risky move for any band, made even riskier when the singer being replaced was a tragic or iconic figure. Layne Staley, a singer who turned every song and concert into a…
50 Cent was named ASCAP's songwriter of the year at the performing rights org's 23rd annual Pop Music Awards held Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The 2006 Next Link Project, the toplining segment of the annual New York Musical Theater Festival, includes a tuner by Jill Sobule, the musician who had a hit in the mid-1990s with "I Kissed a Girl."
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