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Beyoncé Tops Billboard 200 for Second Week

The year is coming to a close, and that means you shouldn't expect too many new releases coming down the pipe. This week's Top 10 of the Billboard 200 didn't have any new entries, so expect to see some familiar names.

Music Times' Top 10 Albums of 2013

As with any other group conversation between the writers of Music Times, the debate between what albums to include on the site's Top 10 of the year was less than professional. There was crying (Ryan Book), yelling (Nicole Oran), and even threats of ...

Luke Bryan and Eric Church Headlining Tortuga Music Festival

Country music tends to lyrically place itself into the geography of the South or the heartlands. It's no secret that country musicians enjoy the beach just as much as the rest of us however. Thus the lineup for the second Rock The Oceans Tortuga ...

Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson to Perform at Grammys

The Grammys exists to honor all genres of music, and therefore organizers gathered some of the youngest, hottest names in country music to perform together at the awards ceremony on January 26: Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and ...

Beyoncé Zeitgeist Leads to Billboard 200 Victory over Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson

Beyoncé's new album was totally unannounced, plus it came out on Thursday versus the traditional Tuesday release, plus it was only available on iTunes, so there's no way that it could have made a big Billboard 200 impact, right? HA.

Carolyn Menyes' 2013 Playlist: Bear's Den, Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae and More

Music Times, like so many other music publications, was looking to publish a "Best of 2013" playlist. We met to discuss what such a playlist should include, and that's where we ran into trouble. We couldn't agree. Sometimes two of us just couldn't ...

Ray Price Dead, Wife Confirms; Could New Album Be on The Way?

Following more than a day of speculation as to the health of country icon Ray Price, his family confirmed Monday evening that the renowned vocalist had passed away. It had been previously reported on Sunday evening by the star's son that he had ...

Ray Price Still Alive According to Reports From Wife, Son Misreported Death

Country music fans shouldn't commence mourning just yet, but they also shouldn't expect any good news to come from the home of legendary performer Ray Price either. Price's wife, Janie, contradicted reports from Sunday evening that her husband had ...

12 Days of Christmas: 10 Best Versions of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'

For day three, we'll be looking at "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Originally done by Judy Garland for the 1944 musical Meet Me in St. Louis, the track actually tells the story of a family who won't be able to spend time together for the ...

Listen to Kenny Chesney and the Wailers' New Reggae Song, 'Spread the Love'

Country superstar Kenny Chesney has joined forces with the legendary reggae group the Wailers on the new song "Spread the Love." According to Rolling Stone, the song was written for charity with the proceeds from all sales going directly to the ...

Who are the top earning women in music?

And the top-earning woman in music is .... Madonna. According to Forbes' 2013 list, the singer pulled in $125 million this year. The bulk of her payday came from the final leg of her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million overall. According to Rolling ...

Garth Brooks Will Tour World for Three Years

Garth Brooks may be leading us on with this whole "Oh-shoot-I-just-let-another-integral-part-of-my-2014-plans-slip-on-national-television" shenanigan. The country star let another piece of the puzzle "slip" during his tour of the talk show circuit ...

Music Times guesses Ryan Seacrest's East Coast New Year's Eve Guests

Kudos have to be given to ABC for keeping their New Year's Eve performance lineups secret as long as they do. It's less than three week until the big show at Times Square in New York City, and nothing has leaked yet. However, viewers on the West ...

Garth Brooks Sells Strong, Britney Spears Debuts Weak on Billboard 200

Album sales were down from last week, but last week's totals included Black Friday, so it was bound to happen. That doesn't mean Black Friday's stars were ready to give up their spots on the Top 10 however.

RIAA Issues Platinum/Gold Single and Album Certifications for Fall 2013

Some of music's biggest acts are getting an early Christmas gift of gold and platinum. Today (Dec. 11), the RIAA released its list of songs and albums that have gone gold or platinum over the last two months, and the long list features both familiar ...

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