With his clean-cut looks, cherub face and clear, controlled vocals, Hunter Hayes is country's rising golden boy. And his just-dropped "Tattoo" video is a perfect example why he's leading country music's youth revolution.
The Hard Working Americans' Todd Snider just wants to keep it real with their audience -- wherever they are. “I try to remind myself that any one venue is not more special than where I’ll be next month," he tells Billboard. "It’s all a microphone to me."
Toby Keith tops Forbes’ annual list of country music’s highest paid artists for the second year in a row, pulling in an estimated $65 million. Other acts on the 2014 Country Cash Kings tally include Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney.
On Monday, Reba McEntire released the video for her song "Pray For Peace." Now Billboard has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the clip, which also features Kelly Clarkson, Ronnie Dunn and Caroline Kole.
Ending the longest gap between stands at No. 1 for a title on Top Country Albums, Blake Shelton's Based on a True Story… surges 12-1 to spend a sixth cumulative week at the summit. It hadn't ranked at No. 1 since the June 22, 2013, chart.