| May 9, 2008
Eddy Arnold, the most successful country hit maker of all time, who played a crucial role in transforming what had long been considered "hillbilly music" from a rural phenomenon into music with broad-based national appeal, died Thursday. He was 89, a week...
| May 30, 2008
There's cause to celebrate any time a musical juggernaut as meticulously planned and well-oiled as one of today's arena pop concert tours deviates from the script.
Even when, as was the case at Kenny Chesney's show Wednesday at Staples Center, the...
| Jul 11, 2008
While much of the record business is singing a sad song, musicians and fans apparently can't wait to get on the road again, according to a midyear look at the concert business just released by Pollstar magazine.
Despite skyrocketing gas prices and a...
| Jul 22, 2008
OUT IN the hardscrabble world of rock concert touring, promoter Sean Carlson has learned a thing or two about eateries. "Japanese restaurants are the best," said Carlson, founder of the F Yeah Fest that's hitting 27 cities in 27 days this month. He isn'...
| Jan 5, 2008
AS the traditional record business continues to unravel, musicians who are trying to keep lucrative careers alive don't seem to be worrying about whether the glass is half full or half empty. Instead, they're finding as many glasses as possible and...
| Jun 16, 2009
Producer worked with famous singers
Barry Beckett, 66, a keyboard player and record producer who had important roles in recordings by Bob Dylan, Percy Sledge, Hank Williams Jr. and Kenny Chesney, died June 10 at his home in Henderson,...