EMI has restated its desire to pursue a $4 billion-plus takeover of Warner Music after reporting strong financial results for the year ended March 31.
Nashville may be the capital of country music, but stick a shovel in the ground in Hollywood and you'll find a country root. Maybe two.
After the post-Garth Brooks lull in country music sales, which lasted perhaps half of the last decade and saw record labels shedding acts, as well as attrition in the number of country radio outlets…
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…