Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis has undergone heart surgery and is recovering in a Nashville hospital, daughter Pam Tillis announced March 10.
The Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry are teaming for a road trip beginning in June. With an acoustic Plain White T’s onboard, stops include Tampa, Dallas, Toronto and Chicago. Tickets go on sale next week.
The good news? Miranda Lambert has completed her much anticipated, though somewhat overdue, fifth album. The bad news? You have to wait until June 3 for Platinum, a full two years and eight months since her last LP.
A large portion of a California collector’s vast collection of acoustic guitars is going on the auction block in New York City. Guernsey’s says the earliest instrument in the collection dates to 1840.
A former employee of Kansas City’s downtown entertainment district alleges that the district’s owners and others deliberately created disturbances so they could eject black patrons from the area.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden is getting ready to speak at this year’s South By Southwest Interactive Festival. But the former NSA contractor won’t appear in person at the conference in Austin on Monday.
Lady Gaga is scheduled to give the keynote address at the South by Southwest music festival and conference in Austin, Texas. Festival organizers made the announcement Sunday.
George Michael quit cannabis after he started talking in a West Country accent when he woke from a coma, according to the Daily Mirror.
The singer’s representative confirmed Friday that Ke$ha had checked out of the facility. She had entered treatment in January. Ke$ha posted on Twitter that’s she’s “happy to be back!” She writes: “Feeling healthy & working on tons of new music.”
Singer Courtney Love hadn't been born and tweeting was reserved for birds when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the Supreme Court in 1964.
Singer John Denver never called West Virginia home, but his 1970s hit “Take Me Home, Country Roads” is one of the state’s official songs. Forty-three years after it first hit the airwaves with the words “Almost Heaven, West Virginia,” the Legislature approved a resolution Friday designating it as one of four state songs.
Federal prosecutors had charged James Rosemond and Rodney Johnson in the 2009 shooting death of Lowell Fletcher, an associate of rapper G-Unit.
Actor Vince Vaughn is bringing a new comedy festival to Nashville this spring with live tapings and stand-up acts to be held at the city's music venues. aughn's Wild West Comedy Festival on May 15-18 will include comedians Aziz Ansari, Rodney Carrington and Dennis Miller among others.
Pollstar recently phoned up Nina Persson to talk to The Cardigans frontwoman about her debut solo album, Animal Heart. We chatted with the Swedish singer/songwriter in between tour stops as she chilled out in a “strange suburb.”
Depending on who’s talking, Mexico’s “Hell & Heaven Metal Fest” scheduled for next weekend and featuring Guns N’ Roses, KISS, Korn, Rob Zombie and others has been canceled or going on as planned.