Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Invites White Fan Onstage, Stops Show When She Raps N-Word

Buzz 07:11AM EDT

A fan repeatedly used the N-word while rapping the track "m.A.A.d City" at the Hangout Music Festival on Sunday night. Kendrick Lamar had to shut her down after the booboo onstage.READ MORE

Billy Joel

Alabama Senate Write-In Candidates Include Adam Levine, Billy Joel, And Even Santa

Off-Key 01:09AM EDT

Doug Jones won the vote during the U.S. Senate's special election, but not everyone in Alabama wanted him. The state recently released 23,000 write-in candidates and it includes some popular musicians, actors, and even fictional characters.READ MORE

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour: Gary Rossington & Johnny Van Zant Rock! Tickets On Sale

Buzz 11:41AM EDT

Rock legends, Lynyrd Skynyrd, have toured heavily for the past five months, playing dates throughout Canada, the UK and the U.S, and their current string of dates will wrap up for the band on September 4 on the Alton riverfront according to The Teelgraph. The band is slotted to play noteworthy dates in August, including a stop at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, New York. Tickets for the band's remaining summer shows are on sale averaging just over $100. The current lineup features original band member Gary Rossington, joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark "Sparky" Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.READ MORE

Randy Owen with Alabama

Alabama Announces First New Album, 'Southern Drawl,' in 14 Years

Buzz 09:20AM EDT

Alabama, the biggest country act of the '80s (and the bestselling country band of all time) has announced that it will release a new album Southern Drawl, which will be the group's first collection of new material in 14 years. Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen—the core three that have been with the band since its debut in 1976-will all be along for the ride.READ MORE

'Old Dominion' by Old Dominion

Old Dominion Writes for Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney...Now Themselves

Buzz 11:45AM EDT

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of. This week we look at 'Old Dominion,' the self-titled debut EP from up-and-coming country band that's tight with Kenny Chesney.READ MORE

Lionel Richie

6 Legendary Acts from Alabama, from Lionel Richie to Wilson Pickett

Buzz 15:05PM EDT

This week's albums chart had an unusual phenomena when the top two spots were filled by performers-Alabama Shakes and Yelawolf, respectively-from the same state. That state, of course, is Alabama. This is the sort of accomplishment you might expect from California and maybe even New York, but Alabama isn't exactly known for churning superstar musical acts. Music Times decided to mark the occasion by giving a brief look at some of the state's best performers over the years...from Wilson Pickett to Lionel Richie.READ MORE

Lynyrd Skynyrd & co. perform at One More for the Fans on Nov. 12, 2014

'Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More for the Fans' Concert at Fox Theatre to Get Live CD, DVD Release

Buzz 16:20PM EDT

Lynyrd Skynyrd has almost been rocking on for 50 years, and now, the band's legacy will be celebrated by a tribute CD and DVD. Today (March 31), the Loud & Proud Records and Blackbird Presents announced that the November 2014 tribute concert One More for the Fans featuring classic rock covers from Alabama, Cheap Trick, Jason Isbell, O.A.R., Trace Adkins and more will be getting an official release.READ MORE

Neil Diamond at a venue that hasn't banned his music.

5 Songs Banned in Sports: "CoCo" by O.T. Genasis, "Dixieland Delight" by Alabama, "Sweet Caroline and More

Buzz 16:30PM EDT

Klay Thompson went HAM this week when his Golden State Warriors faced the Sacramento Kings last week: The shooting guard scored 37 points during the third quarter, setting the record for scoring in just one period, along with the record for most 3-pointers during one quarter. The team probably wanted to sing after finishing the game with a 25-point win, but alas the NBA and team executives have requested the team stop posting videos of the team singing its trademark song. Here are five songs that have gotten banned in sports and how they offended (meanwhile you can also check out a shortened video of Thompson's performance here via Sports Illustrated).READ MORE

NCAA football

ESPN College Football Playoffs Score Largest Cable Audiences of All Time

Off-Key 21:29PM EDT

There's little room for argument: The inaugural round of the College Football Playoffs was a rousing success. The two games were played on New Year's Day, with Oregon smashing previously undefeated Florida State and Ohio State upsetting top-ranked Alabama.READ MORE

Alabama - Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites

Alabama is Back with a Third Gospel Project

Genres 19:56PM EDT

Alabama, who started releasing country albums in 1976 and went on to become one of country music's favorite bands, has a total of 19 country projects and two gospel projects under their belts. On September 30, 2014, the gospel count will rise to three with the release of 'Angels Among Us: Hymns and Gospel Favorites."READ MORE

Cook Dinner Like a Country Star

Genres 23:03PM EDT

Being country music royalty doesn't mean that you don't know your way around the kitchen! Many of the hottest country stars of our time love to spend cooking for their friends and family when they're not on the road.READ MORE

Taylor Swift Wasn't The Only One Honored by The Nashville Songwriters International on Sunday...

Genres 08:44AM EDT

All the chatter out of Nashville in the last few days has been about Taylor Swift winning her sixth Nashville Songwriters Association International Songwriter of The Year Award (plus the opening of her new education center at the Country Music Hall of Fame). Congratulations to her, but let's give some credit to the four individuals who were enshrined in the NSAI Hall of Fame on Sunday. Swift will get there eventually we're sure, but these guys deserve some spotlight. READ MORE

MercyMe Takes Over Huntsville

Genres 23:52PM EDT

MercyMe shot their latest music video in Huntsville, Alabama yesterday and the town got in on the party...READ MORE

Avenged Sevenfold

Album Sales Roundup: Avenged Sevenfold Debuts on Top, Luke Bryan Hangs Around, and Justin Timberlake Back in Top 10 After VMA Sales Boost

Lists 16:33PM EDT

Avenged Sevenfold became the band to knock Luke Bryan from the top spot on the Billboard 200 after his "Crash My Party" led album sales during its first two weeks. Two artists in this week's top 10 are making reappearances thanks to publicity generated by their performances at the MTV Video Music Awards. Check out what happened last week in the Top 10 AlbumsREAD MORE

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