Chris Weaver

Chris Weaver Hopes Brazil Adventure Leads to More Nashville Exposure

As a relatively new artist, Chris Weaver has spent a lot of time on the road in the United States getting acquainted with fans and radio programmers. However, this spring, the West Virginia native took his music on the road like never before -- all the way to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
James Otto

CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert Announces Lineup: Exclusive

SiriusXM has helped to break many of today’s top country stars, such as Cole Swindell and Florida Georgia Line, both of whom attribute a large amount of their success to exposure on The Highway. So, it makes sense that the satellite channel is announcing an exclusive partnership with the CMA during next month’s 2015 CMA Music Festival in Nashville.
Jake Owen

Jake Owen Gets Ready for Summer With Boats, a New 'Do & New Music

After a winter that could be called downright brutal in many parts of the United States, Jake Owen is glad that spring is here – and summer is just around the corner. “Anytime the sun is shining, I feel pretty comfortable,” he tells Billboard in an exclusive interview to announce his partnership with Discover Boating, the boating awareness campaign powered by the North American recreational boating industry. Owen says he’s worked with them before, and it’s definitely a great fit.
Logan Mize

Listen to Country Singer Logan Mize's 'Pawn Shop Guitar' EP: Exclusive Premiere

On Tuesday, May 19, Logan Mize​ releases his Sony debut, the Pawn Shop Guitar EP. He tells Billboard that nobody is looking forward to the music being out more than him. “It’s been three years since my last independent record came out,” he said. “The people I worked with before were kind of hesitant about putting new music out, but I knew there were fans out there who were wanting it. So, I was wanting to put as much music out as we could. It’s great to get music out there. I’m really excited about it.”
Americana Awards Nominations: Lucinda Williams, Sturgill Simpson & Shakey Graves Lead

Americana Awards Nominations: Lucinda Williams, Sturgill Simpson & Shakey Graves Lead

The Americana Music Association announced nominees for the 14th annual Honors & Awards show Thursday (May 14) at a press conference held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Ford Theater in Nashville. While it was a big afternoon for Lucinda Williams, Sturgill Simpson and Shakey Graves -- who led nominations with three each -- also noteworthy was Lee Ann Womack being mentioned twice, as The Way I'm Livin' was nominated in the album of the year category, and the veteran performer is in the running for the overall artist of the year.