Cassadee Pope, the third-season winner of NBC's "The Voice," becomes the second rookie female to debut at No. 1 on Top Country Albums this year, as "Frame By Frame" arrives with 43,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. After almost five years with no new solo women opening atop the chart, Kacey Musgraves ended the drought in April with "Same Trailer, Different Park," the first such bow since Julianne Hough's self-titled debut (June 7, 2008).
Breakout country duo Florida Georgia Line will rock AEG Live's Best Buy Theater in New York on Nov. 13 when they perform a special anniversary benefit concert celebrating Billboard's 10th Annual Touring Conference & Awards.
Regardless of what happens next in his career, Chase Rice knows that he will be attached to one of the biggest country chart singles in Billboard history – Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise." Rice, one of the co-writers of the song, says that making his initial impact on the business as a tunesmith was very special.