Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol

Step Inside Bristol's Newly-Opened Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Long before Nashville became established as a recording center for country music, there were a few historic sessions that took place outside of Music City. Perhaps the most important took place about 300 miles to the east in Bristol, TN. Bristol is celebrating its role in the history of country music with the opening of the new Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Luke Bryan on the Billboard+Twitter Trending 140 Chart

Luke Bryan Rides 'Roller Coaster' to Top of Trending 140

Luke Bryan's "Roller Coaster" rode in at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart on Aug. 18, thanks to a timely tweet from the country star. Bryan shared the lyrics to the track that day, causing the song to immediately jump to the top of the tally.
Sam Hunt, 2014

Sam Hunt Scores Highest Debut on Top Country Albums With 'X2C'

Former college football quarterback Sam Hunt snares Hot Shot Debut honors at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with X2C, his four-song, digital EP which arrives with 8,000 sold in the week ending Aug. 17, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Trisha Yearwood Signs With Sony, Announces New Album

Trisha Yearwood Signs With Sony, Announces New Album

Trisha Yearwood is back and gearing up for a very busy fall. On Tuesday evening (Aug. 19) at a press event in Nashville, the Grammy-winning vocalist will announce she's signing with Sony Music Nashville, launching her own imprint, Gwendolyn Records, and releasing her 12th studio album, PrizeFighter.