A rapper named Buck 22 enlisted Larry King to appear in a mind-boggling update of Billy Ray Cyrus' early-'90s classic "Achy Breaky Heart." Titled "Achy Breaky 2," the video takes place on a space ship inhabited by a race of naked, twerking female aliens who pick up Buck and Cyrus for a joy ride.
In 2008, Richie McDonald – longtime lead singer of the group Lonestar parted ways with the group to concentrate on a solo career. Though the band pressed on with Cody Collins taking over the main vocals, McDonald's return in 2011 gave the band a well-needed shot in the arm
The first complete airplay/streaming/sales tracking week following the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards yields noteworthy results for Kacey Musgraves and Hunter Hayes. Musgraves' "Same Trailer Different Park" leaps 5-1 on Top Country Albums (27,000 sold, up 177%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), while Hayes' new track "Invisible" surges 7-1 on Country Digital Songs (92,000, up 164%).
Frankie Ballard's sophomore album, "Sunshine & Whiskey," out Tuesday (Feb. 11), has been two years in the making. Leading the charge behind the set is his current single,"Helluva Life," which is currently No. 15 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
For the past few months, Billboard has traced the progress of country superstar Sara Evans' upcoming album, "Slow Me Down." With the March 11 release date just a few weeks away, the singer says she can't wait for fans to hear the music. But, there's a lot of pieces of the record release puzzle that all have to be firmly in play for a successful release, as she tells us.