1. Big Machine Partners With HSN for TV Concert Series With Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles & More

    April 13, 2016 7:20 PM EDT The deal calls for a series of one-hour televised Big Machine Rocks concert specials to air live from Nashville on HSN, as well as on HSN.com and mobile platforms. Following a renewed push into Hollywood, HSN made a big move into music Wednesday (April 13). The shop-at-home retailer announced…

  2. Sara Bareilles Joins Jennifer Nettles & Brandy Clark for a Night of Honky-Tonk Heartache: Live Review

    January 21, 2016 3:30 PM EST "A lot of people make fun of country music," said Jennifer Nettles before a heart-wrenching performance of her new single "Unlove You" at New York's Beacon Theatre Wednesday night (Jan. 20 -- for that night only, it was pronounced "thee-ay-ter"), where she…

  3. CMT's Next Women of Country Event: A Rihanna Cover, A Cyndi Lauper Sing-Along & A Tour Reveal

    November 03, 2015 8:07 PM EST Does country music still have a female problem? Yes, actually. But the talent on display at CMT’s Next Women of Country show at Nashville’s City Winery on Tuesday (Nov. 3) inspires hope that the format’s male-heavy balance may soon be shifting. Label executives hope so too, and they credit…

  4. Martina McBride, Cassadee Pope and Raelynn Celebrate Women in Country Music at Pandora Event: Live Review

    October 15, 2015 10:53 PM EDT Earlier this year, a country radio consultant named Keith Hill made a provocative declaration: “If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out.” He also famously likened female country singers to tomatoes. His comments earned swift rebukes from Jennifer Nettles , Martina…

  5. Jennifer Nettles Exits Universal Nashville: Exclusive Statement

    August 03, 2015 7:10 PM EDT "This change is the first step on a path I've been wanting to take," the Sugarland singer tells Billboard. Jennifer Nettles has announced that she and Universal Music Group are parting ways. "I want to thank Universal Nashville for 11 wonderful years," the singer said…

  6. The Roots' 4th of July Performance Proves Philly Has the Coolest Mayor

    July 06, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Philly hosted the original Fourth of July, so when the date comes around, the pressure's on to do it up. The city hosted its annual Fourth of July Jam Saturday night with a performance from the Roots . That's sounds great, but some unexpected local star power took the performance to…

  7. Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Cyndi Lauper, Nate Ruess & More Share Stories Behind Their Hits

    June 15, 2015 5:53 PM EDT When it comes to star power, few music industry events can match the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York. Held in a more intimate setting than the Grammys -- the June 18 event takes place once again in a ballroom at the New York Marriott Marquis -- the induction dinner will…

  8. CMT Music Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List

    June 10, 2015 10:35 PM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, walking away with honors for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year.  Inside the 2015 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood's First Post-Baby Appearance and More Surprises in…

  9. Inside the Nashville Yoga Mecca Where LeAnn Rimes, Dierks Bentley Are Finding Inner Peace

    May 27, 2015 5:14 PM EDT Top yoga destinations: New York, Los Angeles... and Nashville? “The scene has really exploded,” says Daphne Larkin, who founded Sanctuary for Yoga nearly a decade ago with partner Tom Larkin. The studio, which specializes in vinyasa flow, has done private sessions ($100/hour) with Ashley…

  10. Zac Brown Band Earns Rare Crossover Chart Coronation

    April 28, 2015 10:05 AM EDT The group joins Bon Jovi as the only act to have topped Country Airplay & Mainstream Rock Songs. Zac Brown Band achieves a crossover feat previously managed by only one band: iconic New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi. The former becomes just the second act to have topped Billboard 's…

  11. Sugarland, Live Nation Settle With State Fair Victims

    December 20, 2014 1:20 PM EST Country duo Sugarland , concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants have agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims stemming from the deadly 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse , lawyers for the victims and their families announced Friday (Dec. 20). Judge Orders Sugarland Singer…

  12. 'CMA Country Christmas': Watch Idina Menzel & Jennifer Nettles Slay 'Let It Go'

    December 01, 2014 10:00 PM EST If you thought Frozen fever was thawing out anytime soon, it's quite the opposite. The drop in temperature around the country has only heated up the year-old movie -- as evidenced by the latest cover of the Disney megahit "Let It Go." Christmas in the Country: Five Essential…

  13. Jennifer Nettles Nets Solo No. 1 on Top Country Albums

    January 23, 2014 12:23 PM EST Nettles continues her chart-topping ways first established with Sugarland. Plus, Rosanne Cash and John Pardi debut new sets and Florida Georgia Line remakes Garth Brooks With Sugarland, the duo she comprises with Kristian Bush, on indefinite hiatus, Jennifer Nettles storms onto Billboard&…

  14. Bruce Springsteen Aiming for 11th No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 17, 2014 7:34 PM EST The singer's "High Hopes" should freeze the "Frozen" soundtrack out of the top spot Bruce Springsteen seems set for his 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his new release, "High Hopes." Industry sources forecast the set, which was released on…

  15. Pharrell ‘Speechless’ Ahead of Oscars, GRAMMY Awards

    January 17, 2014 1:19 AM EST A week before his big night at the Grammy Awards, Pharrell is happy — and speechless — over his Oscar nomination. The producer-rapper-singer's "Happy," from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack, is nominated for best original song. "Uh, speechless," Pharrell…

  16. Jennifer Nettles Talks Solo Debut: 'I Want People to Be Moved'

    January 10, 2014 5:26 PM EST Jennifer Nettles has been dreaming about the release of "That Girl," her debut solo album, out Tuesday, for quite some time. "By the time the record comes out, I will have been writing for it for about four years," she tells Billboard. "For me, it's been…

  17. Jennifer Nettles Talks New Rick Rubin-Produced Solo Album, Motherhood

    November 05, 2013 11:45 PM EST Jennifer Nettles has finished the music, chosen a cover photo and now she has a release date for her debut solo album — Jan. 14. Nettles revealed the date Monday night in an interview at the ASCAP Country Awards, making one of many appearances this week. The Sugarland singer kicked things…

  18. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Triples Up At No. 1 With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 12, 2013 5:05 PM EDT The smash is the first to top Pop Songs, Rhythmic and Adult Pop Songs simultaneously since 1999. Plus, new No. 1s for Lorde and Brett Eldredge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the…

  19. Jennifer Nettles Previews Solo Album: 'I Wanted There to Be Space, Nuances, Emotion'

    July 23, 2013 4:45 PM EDT It might have been a rainy morning in Nashville, but Jennifer Nettles' mood was quite the opposite on Monday morning. The singer played five tracks from her forthcoming debut solo album for an invite only crowd at HOB Studios. She says the album touches on the very diverse list of her…

  20. Jennifer Nettles Goes Solo: 'Nobody Panic,' Sugarland Isn't Done

    May 20, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Days after announcing she's working with Rick Rubin on her debut solo album, Jennifer Nettles made it clear on Sunday that no, this doesn't signal the end of her partnership with Kristian Bush in Sugarland. BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PHOTOS: Show + Performances Highest Ratings in 12…

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