1. CMA Awards: 10 Surprises, Quirks and Early Picks

    September 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT The nominations for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards are out, and among the familiar artists were quite a few surprises. The 615 had their own thoughts about the morning's announcements.  Kacey and Taylor Lead the Pack  |  Full Nominees List Check out 10 observations,…

  2. CMA Awards 2013: Full Nominees List

    September 10, 2013 10:26 AM EDT It's an early morning in the Big Apple, but Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line were early risers, as the two acts announced nominees in all categories for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards. Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift stand out with six nominations apiece,…

  3. Toby Keith to Headline Australia's CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival

    September 02, 2013 12:26 AM EDT Toby Keith is heading Down Under for his first-ever Australian performance. The country superstar will headline the 2014 CMC Rocks the Hunter festival, on a bill that includes compatriots the Eli Young Band, Kellie Pickler, Craig Campbell, Paul Thorn and Love & Theft. Homegrown country…

  4. Draco Rosa and Juan Luis Guerra Premiere New Video for 'Esto es Vida'

    August 14, 2013 7:30 PM EDT Idyllic location in the Dominican Republic sets the scene for Draco's "Esto es Vida" The new video for Draco Rosa's life-affirming and sublimely romantic song "Esto es Vida" has just premiered.  The duet with Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra gets a pastoral…

  5. Alabama, 'All American': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 05, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Country legends gear up for the release of guest-heavy album "Alabama & Friends," featuring Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Trisha Yearwood and others Alabama lead singer Randy Owen has a lot to be excited about these days. The singer, along with cousins Jeff Cook and…

  6. Brett Eldredge Scores First Top 10 On Hot Country Songs

    July 05, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Brett Eldredge lands his first top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Don't Ya," which hops 12-10 in its 16th week. The track also becomes Eldredge's first top 10 on Country Digital Songs, where it runs 11-9, moving 50,000 downloads during the tracking…

  7. Marc Anthony, Natalie Cole Top Latin Charts

    July 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Reaching nine weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, Marc Anthony's "Vivir Mi Vida" sets the decade's record for a salsa song at No. 1. The group Son By Four holds the overall record for the 20-week run of their song "A Puro Dolor" in 2000.…

  8. Latin Summer Songs: 10 to Jam this Week

    July 02, 2013 1:23 PM EDT As we enter the month of July, we looked to our Latin charts and our iPod lists to find our very top picks for Latin summer songs. And while this is definitely a season for dance, we found plenty of romance as well. Read on for the Latin Notas staff picks of 10 Latin songs of the summer to…

  9. Lee Brice's 'Parking Lot Party' Zooms Up Charts

    July 02, 2013 10:15 AM EDT The summertime is typically when most artists do the bulk of their touring, and Curb's Lee Brice is no different. To catch up with the hitmaker, Billboard found him rolling down the highway. "We've got a night off from the Brad Paisley tour, so we're doing a show…

  10. Natalie Cole Releases Spanish-Language Album

    July 01, 2013 2:43 AM EDT It's been four years since Natalie Cole received a kidney from a Salvadorian donor, and the singer says it not only connected her to Hispanic culture, it has given her the strength to record her first post-operation album — totally in Spanish. "I don't believe in coincidences…

  11. Eli Young Band Announces New Single 'Drunk Last Night'

    June 25, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Over the past few years, the Eli Young Band has steadily established themselves as one of the most dependable acts in the country format.  The band returns today with the release of a brand new single, “Drunk Last Night.” The band posted a letter to their fans on their website two weeks ago…

  12. New Edie Brickell Tunes Appear on 'Way, Way Back' Soundtrack

    June 20, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Two new songs from Edie Brickell, “For The Time Being” and “Go Where The Love Is,” appear on the soundtrack to Fox Searchlight’s “The Way, Way Back” that opens July 5. Columbia Records will release the soundtrack on July 2. Brickell, currently on tour with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon…

  13. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' Tops Adult Contemporary

    June 17, 2013 6:10 PM EDT The singer/songwriter returns to the chart's summit for the first time since he led with 'Just the Way You Are' in 2011. Plus, new No. 1s for Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  14. DJ Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe's ‘Summer of '93' Cory Enemy Remix: First Listen

    June 11, 2013 4:49 PM EDT What do you get when you mix an internationally renowned DJ and a classically trained violinist? An ultra glamorous mash-up perfect for any dance party. DJ Mia Moretti, mixer for fashion houses like Rebecca Minkoff, and violinist Caitlin Moe have expanded their creative collaboration,…

  15. Natalie Cole Crosses Over: Spanish Album on the Way

    May 27, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Yes--or in this case, sí­-Natalie Cole's first album in Spanish includes a duet with her late father. And like "Unforgettable," the song that won a Grammy Award in 1992 and foreshadowed today's holographic performance trend, the black-tie rumba "Acercate Mas" (…

  16. 'Idol' Finalist Kree Harrison on Making the Finale: 'It Hasn't Sunk In'

    May 13, 2013 7:36 PM EDT Kree Harrison is headed to the "American Idol" finals, where she will compete against Candice Glover to become this year’s champion and the beneficiary of a major label recording contract. The Nashville-based “Idol” contestant began singing at the age of three when she belted out…

  17. George Jones Mourned on Twitter by Country Stars & More

    April 26, 2013 12:40 PM EDT When the sad news about the death of country icon George Jones broke today (April 26), stars from Nashville and beyond took to twitter to mourn the loss and share memories of the music legend. Here's a smapling of what Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Martina…

  18. Don Omar, Jenni Rivera Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 25, 2013 11:01 PM EDT Don Omar, an artist who in the past few years has been defined by his hit singles, and Jenni Rivera, whose chart success was driven by album sales, were the top winners at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The awards, presented by State Farm, were broadcast live on the Telemundo…

  19. Billboard Latin Music Awards 2013: Winners List

    April 25, 2013 11:00 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards lit up Miami on Thursday, April 25, with Don Omar and the late Jenni Rivera coming away as the night's biggest winners. Check out a full list of winners below: Full List of Winners (in Red): Artist of the Year: Don Omar Prince Royce Jenni Rivera…

  20. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Watch the Red Carpet & Backstage Live 4/25 at 6pm ET

    April 25, 2013 1:00 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, will air live from Miami tonight (April 25) on Telemundo at 7 p.m. ET but tune-in right here on Billboard.com beginning at 6 p.m. to watch a live video stream of the stars on the red carpet and backstage! 2013 Billboard Latin…

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