| Oct 10, 2010
Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket.
But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
| Dec 22, 2009
Is there a more mythic band than Led Zeppelin?
At the pinnacle of their success, with Robert Plant's hair lighted by stadium lights, they looked like they'd just come down off Mt. Olympus.
"Plant," writes Mick Wall in his new book "When Giants Walked...
| Apr 21, 2011
— The private, videotaped performance of six songs from "Paper Airplane," released last Tuesday, has wrapped and the invited audience has left the main room at Oceanway Studios. Alison Krauss & Union Station are in the midst of the still-photo and...
| Feb 14, 2011
Pop provocateurs Lady Gaga and Eminem may have brought more compelling career stories to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, but on a shocking night the big trophies went home Sunday with Southern trio Lady Antebellum and Montreal indie-rock band Arcade Fire....
| Nov 11, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Brad Paisley will sure be busy at tonight's Country Music Assn. Awards, staged for the third consecutive year at the Sommet Center in downtown Nashville. Not only is Paisley hosting the live ABC kudocast again with Carrie Underwood, but he is singing...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 4:34 PM
From Bob Dylan tackling 'Here Comes Santa Claus' to the "Avenue Q' puppets doing 'Ave Maria,' there's something for everyone. It's become an annual ritual -- the flooding of the music market with dozens, if not hundreds, of holiday-themed titles,......
| Oct 21, 2009
| 4:34 PM
In a 70-minute set Tuesday, he displayed why it's not such a big leap from the Blowfish to country. Darius Rucker, the lead singer and main songwriter for Hootie and the Blowfish, guided that lightweight alt-rock band to the top......
| Sep 17, 2008
Bear Family Records' remarkable new release, "Let Me Be Your Sidetrack: The Influence of Jimmie Rodgers," makes a persuasive argument that Rodgers is one of the most important figures in the history of country music.
According to the liner notes for...
| Jun 6, 2008
It's the sobering reality of today's music business -- a record company executive can sign a new act and then tell her, "Keep your day job."
That was one message neo-soul singer Sharon Little got from Larry Jenkins, head of the new CBS Records label,...
| Jun 25, 2008
The genre of pop standards is a bit out of bounds for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, whose high-profile collaboration excavates a more traditional sector of America's musical geography. But when the singers and their band came to the Greek Theatre on...
| Jun 29, 2008
THE STAR-MAKING machine in Nashville does a lot of things well, but nurturing musicians who work outside the box isn't one of them. In the 1950s, Buddy Holly was rebuffed when he first recorded there, and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings spent most of...