The 71-year-old singer-songwriter was awarded the nation’s highest prize for popular music in a concert Tuesday. She received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the Library of Congress and will be honored Wednesday by President Barack Obama at the White House.
Sandi Patty will perform the national anthem at Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 for a record sixth time. Patty is a five-time Grammy Award winner and longtime resident of Anderson, Ind. She last sang the national anthem at the 500 in 1992. She also performed it in 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1991.
Kellie Pickler came into the final “Dancing With the Stars” episode in second place but finished in first. The 26-year-old country singer won the show’s mirror ball trophy Tuesday. “This is amazing!” she beamed to her professional partner, Derek Hough.
Police in suburban Atlanta say rapper Chief Keef, whose name is Keith Cozart, has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
AEG Live LLC did not conduct any background checks or supervise the doctor who was later convicted of killing Michael Jackson, a corporate attorney testified Tuesday in a lawsuit claiming the concert promoter was negligent in hiring the physician.
George Michael is still in the hospital since being injured in a car accident last week … Jay Z says Beyoncé is not pregnant … “The X Factor” has revealed its two new judges … and Tim McGraw is opening the new Kansas Star Casino’s concert and events center.
There’s talk that the winning entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is actually a copy of another song. Does “Only Teardrops” sound too similar to a 11-year-old track called “I Surrender” or is it just a remarkable coincidence?
Nashville’s Music City Center threw open its doors to thousands of visitors in an open house event May 19-20 to kick off the $585 million convention center’s grand opening. Music City Center is adjacent to Nashville’s Omni Hotel, the site of Pollstar Live! Feb. 19-21.
An Albany, N.Y., zoning board didn’t overstep by blocking electronic dance music parties at the Washington Avenue Armory arena, according to a recent court ruling.
British Summer Time festival has snagged Elton John as its latest headliner. In addition to the crocodile rocker and his band, former-Kinks frontman Ray Davies and Elvis Costello will also take the stage for full sets July 12.
The annual funfest that bundles rock ’n’ roll with classic cars returns for its 19th year with Social Distortion, Face To Face, Murder By Death, Old 97’s, Nashville Pussy and more. Pre-sale begins today and the general onsale launches later this week.
Goldenvoice's Elliott Lefko interviewed the famed keyboardist at the 2011 Pollstar Live! conference: “Jim Morrison and I went to the UCLA film school. We were students in the motion picture division. He came from Florida, I came from Chicago. We smoked pot together, we talked philosophy together."
The Red Rocker embarks on a late-summer journey celebrating his incredible catalog. Playing in the band on select dates for Sammy Hagar on his “Four Decades Of Rock” will be his Van Halen/Chickenfoot cohort Michael Anthony and Montrose vets Denny Carmassi and Bill Church.
Russia’s point man on Syria and on its relations with the U.S. on Tuesday turned his attention toward a subject close to Russian hearts – alleged vote theft at the Eurovision Song Contest. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called it an “outrageous incident.”
Keith says he grew up in the area near Oklahoma City that was hit by a devastating tornado. Keith says he remembers riding his bicycle through the stricken neighborhoods. Rescuers are still working to pull people from the rubble in the community that’s southwest of Oklahoma City.