1. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top 70 Country Songs 1989-2014

    January 13, 2014 3:07 PM EST It was 70 years ago this month -- January 1944 -- that Billboard began charting the popularity of country tunes with the format's main chart now known as Hot Country Songs. In celebration the vital genre's continued vibrancy, we're honoring the chart's anniversary with…

  2. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top No. 1s By Decade, Top No. 1 Artists & More

    January 13, 2014 3:06 PM EST In honor of country music's longevity and vaunted place in American cultural history, Billboard celebrates the 70th anniversary of the chart that's now known as Hot Country Songs by taking a look at the biggest No. 1 songs of each decade of the chart's history and the acts with…

  3. Elvis Presley As a Teen In Tupelo: Rare Photo Unearthed

    January 13, 2014 3:49 AM EST Kudos to Vanity Fair. The magazine unearthed a long-lost photograph that apparently depicts Elvis Presley (and possibly his hovering mother, Gladys) in 1948, standing on the street that divided the black and white sections of his home town of Tupelo, Mississippi. A few months after the photo…

  4. 'Country Faith' Book, Album Shines Light on Other Sides of Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and More Nashville Stars

    January 06, 2014 9:50 AM EST As an award-winning journalist and author, Deborah Evans Price has interviewed just about every major recording artist in the business. However, her latest project, the book "Country Faith," offers her a chance to stray from the normal questions she might ask, as she talks with…

  5. The Everly Brothers' Country Roots Run Deep: A Look at Their Hall of Fame Career

    January 05, 2014 12:24 PM EST As the music world mourns the passing of Phil Everly this past Friday, the impact of Phil and brother Don on the world of country music simply can't be ignored. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, the Everlys' roots run deep in the format. Don was born in…

  6. The Everly Brothers' Phil Everly Dead at 74

    January 03, 2014 9:10 PM EST The vocalist passed away Friday from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease January 4 / 2:15 PM EST: This article was updated with Don Everly's statement. Phil Everly, who made up one-half of iconic rock and country duo The Everly Brothers, has died. He was 74. According to the…

  7. The Year In Bubbling Under: Lorde, Bastille, Passenger, A Great Big World, American Authors & More

    December 27, 2013 10:00 AM EST A look back at 10 breakout acts whose chart action Billboard heralded early on For a second year, Billboard presented our weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100.   The idea was to spotlight up-and-coming acts…

  8. St. Vincent Announces 2014 Tour, New Album

    December 10, 2013 9:54 PM EST One day after announcing a new album and releasing its first single, St. Vincent has confirmed a tour in 2014 in support of the record. According to Pitchfork , the indie singer-guitarist, real name Annie Clark, will embark on a 30-date North American tour, beginning Feb. 26 at New York'…

  9. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  10. P!nk: The Billboard Woman Of The Year Q&A

    December 06, 2013 9:00 AM EST P!nk, Billboard's Woman of the Year honoree, highlights 'a positive, enormous and wonderful' 2013. This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It's Sunday, the 18th of October, and P!nk is sending 2-year-old daughter Willow…

  11. Phil Collins Says He's Writing Songs Again

    December 05, 2013 4:40 AM EST Phil Collins, the former Genesis drummer whose earnest ballads made him a star in the 1980s, is penning songs again. Although he dreads the idea of extended touring because it would take him away from his five children, Collins says he has missed the creativity of music since he retired in…

  12. Holiday Gift Guide 2013: 25+ Pop Presents

    November 29, 2013 11:30 AM EST Thanksgiving is now a memory, and that means the 2013 holiday shopping season is officially underway. Rather than head to the store to pick up some forgettable, generic gift, we've got special music-related suggestions for all the many fans and listeners on your list. Among our…

  13. Bubbling Under: AMAs Help Introduce The Ceremonies

    November 29, 2013 3:24 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: the Ceremonies, Lily Kershaw, Lindsay Ell and SoMo. The Ceremonies The Ceremonies got a big introduction at the Nov. 24 American Music Awards…

  14. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  15. 'Duck Dynasty' Star Sadie Robertson on Chart-Topping Christmas Album: 'It's Crazy'

    November 21, 2013 11:30 AM EST Over the past couple of years, there have been a lot of changes for the Robertson family of 'Duck Dynasty' fame. According to Sadie Robertson – daughter of Willie and Korie, nowhere is that any more apparent than when she and her mother make a trip to the local Walmart. "Every…

  16. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 06, 2013 11:00 AM EST Arcade Fire debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Reflektor," selling 140,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the band’s second No. 1 album. It also bowed atop the list with its last set, 2010's "The Suburbs." However, that…

  17. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  18. Gordon Mote Gets Love From Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker and More on Latest Album

    October 03, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Gordon Mote -- one of Nashville’s most in-demand session players -- is also one of Gospel music’s most talented artists, which he shows on his new album, "All Things New." The disc gives him a chance to show off his talented family, especially on the emotional "For You,"…

  19. William Shatner Gathers Stellar Line-up for Prog-Rock Set 'Ponder the Mystery'

    October 03, 2013 2:09 AM EDT William Shatner, 82, who startled Star Trek fans by recording tunes like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on his 1968 debut "The Transformed Man," will release a new album -- his fifth -- on Oct. 8. “Ponder the Mystery,” a prog-rock effort with Billy Sherwood of Yes,…

  20. 'Chasing Nashville' TV Series to Follow Aspiring Stars From Appalachia

    September 18, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Each day, there's at least a handful of aspiring artists that cross the Davidson County border in search of fame and stardom. Some of those stories will soon be documented in a brand new Lifetime weekly series that will show the highs, lows, and heartbreak that comes with the search…

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