| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:27 AM
After standing in a shadeless field at the Central Florida Fairgrounds to watch bands at last month's Vans Warped Tour, I returned to the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre with a new appreciation for its creature comforts.
Yeah, the Orlando concert hall...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:22 PM
For the Fourth of July, Live Nation wants to give you independence from high ticket prices. In celebration of Independence Day, the concert booking, promoting and venue agency is offering $20 tickets to nearly 20 concerts at four Philadelphia-area...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The OC Fair & Event Center has finalized the live-music schedule for this summer's fair, with a decade-spanning lineup that includes British Invasion pop, 1980s new wave and Orange County-based punk.
Offspring and Adolescents open the main concert...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Although mainstream country music unfortunately remains a safe haven for too many bad rock bands, there are the occasional cross-over acts that raise the bar.
In an easy-rolling 1 hour and 45 minutes on Thursday at CFE Arena, Darius Rucker showed that...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:57 PM
That Dustin Lynch played a Justin Timberlake song Sunday at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival hardly seemed a big deal.
A proud native of Memphis, Tenn., Timberlake is almost certain to make his own country album one day, and he's already...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The Top 11 on "American Idol" tackled songs from the cinema on Wednesday night, and in keeping with the theme, many of the singers seemed to come into artistic focus for the first time.
As each stepped forward to sing a song either written for or...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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Country music's recent transformation from a form that spoke to a cross-generational audience about life's broader themes into a party-minded soundtrack for young adults was starkly apparent over...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Sarah Palin's upcoming cable series about the great outdoors officially has a theme song.
Sportsman Channel, which debuts "Amazing America with Sarah Palin" next week, enlisted the rock outfit Madison Rising for the tune. The group, self-described as...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Hollywood business manager and accountant Gary Haber, whose clients included Carrie Underwood, Peter Frampton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Julianne Hough, Joe Cocker and screenwriter Les Bohem, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 68.
Clients David Cook, Kris Allen...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Set times for the 2014 Stagecoach Country Music Festival have been released by promoter Goldenvoice, which means festival-goers can now start figuring out whether to bypass newcomer Easton Corbin on Friday afternoon to catch Lynyrd Skynyrd playing at...