All posts in November 2011

Like rock ‘n’ roll, Bob Seger never forgets

Bob Seger released his first single in 1961 when he was 16, and even if The Lonely One was never heard much beyond his hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich., it did send him down a rock 'n' roll road that he's still traveling. A half-century later, at 66, Seger has a new single, a remake of Little Richard's Hey Hey Hey Hey The song is an unreleased bonus track from Seger's new best-of compilation, Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets, a title that hints at the dynamic that keeps sending him back into the studio...

The Hit Men Hit Christmas (Exclusive Audio), Chatting With Ricky Scaggs and Kip Moore, Plus …

A Conversation with Ricky Skaggs Mike Ragogna: Why, it's Mr. Ricky Skaggs, and we ain't foolin'. Ricky Skaggs: No we ain't! (laughs) I'm coming to you live from Medicine Hat, Alberta. I've been in up in Canada doing shows, and I appreciate you having me. MR: My pleasure. Hey, are you on the Treasure Chest tour? RS: No, actually the shows in Canada were all just bluegrass shows. The Treasure Chest tour kind of features the Country band as well as the bluegrass band. Right now, we're just doing all bluegrass dates. MR: Great. Ricky, first, let's talk about your new album Country Hits Bluegrass Style. On it, you revisit a lot of your old hits. What inspired you to take on these songs with a...

Celebrity Column: Country album was ‘natural’ step for Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie says making a country album has been “hinting at me” since the beginning. “Conway Twitty did ‘Three Times a Lady,’ and Dottie West, I knew very well, and Kenny Rogers did ‘Lady,’ and The Oak Ridge Boys, I know the country guys,” Richie explains. “Everyone kept telling me, ‘Lionel, I sing all your songs.’ And I keep saying, ‘You do?’ It just lent itself to something completely natural.” Richie’s country duets album, Tuskegee, featuring Richie performing his hits with artists including Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Shania Twain, Darius Rucker, Kenny Rogers, Little Big Town and others, is due in stores in March. But Richie plans to round up...