1. Keith Urban, Sugarland / Oct. 8, 2009 / New York

    October 15, 2009 12:18 PM EDT More than an opening band, Sugarland seemed like co-headliners with Keith Urban on Thursday (Oct. 8) at New York's Madison Square Garden. The band's feel-good 14-song kick-off featured five glowing umbrellas used throughout the performance. Covers of R.E.M.'s "…

  2. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to co-host the Nov. 11 ceremony with Carrie…

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Selena Gomez, Jordin Sparks

    August 13, 2009 4:04 PM EDT HIGH COUNTRY WORK WHERE?: Sugarland and Gloriana not only make splashy chart entrances with their new albums, the acts combine to achieve feats never before accomplished in the 18-year Nielsen SoundScan era on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. On the Billboard 200, Sugarland, the duo of…

  4. Taylor Swift Has Big Night At CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 7:57 AM EDT Taylor Swift won video of the year at the Country Music Television awards for "Love Story," an elaborate production that features period costumes as it echoes the story of Romeo and Juliet. Swift won the fan-voted award Tuesday over Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Carrie Underwood and…

  5. Chart Beat: Sugarland, Kid Cudi, The All-American Rejects

    May 13, 2009 12:35 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. SWEET…

  6. Ask Billboard: Remakes and One-Hit Wonders

    April 03, 2009 11:25 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. JUST DUET Hi Gary! It doesn't happen a whole lot where initially a song…

  7. Sugarland Plots First European Tour Plus U.S. Dates

    February 23, 2009 2:07 PM EST Grammy-winning duo Sugarland will embark on their first European tour in March, traveling to seven countries for gigs in 11 different European cities. The dates are a mix of appearances at U.S. military installations and theater shows. Mercury Nashville labelmate Holly Williams will open in…

  8. Grammy Red Carpet News: Diamond, Snoop, Sugarland

    February 09, 2009 11:50 AM EST Billboard's Mitch Peters chatted with a host of big names on the red carpet prior to the 51st annual Grammy Awards to find out what new and exciting projects they have in the works. For the full video interviews, click here . On the heels of his 2008 No. 1 album debut "Home After…

  9. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:21 AM EST With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' living record of 27. "I'm still amazed I…

  10. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year for "Please Read The Letter." "…

  11. Brits Dominate Grammy Pre-Telecast Awards

    February 08, 2009 7:18 PM EST Brits won big in the pop categories during the 51st annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast tonight (Feb. 8), with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" winning for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals and Radiohead's "In Rainbows" snaring best alternative music…

  12. Top Stars Celebrate Obama At Lincoln Memorial

    January 18, 2009 5:41 PM EST Two days from the White House, President-elect Barack Obama joined a vast throng today (Jan. 18) at a roaring, rollicking pre-inauguration celebration staged before marble monuments to past heroes. "Anything is possible in America," declared the man who will confront economic crisis…

  13. Bono, Bruce, Beyonce To Play Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 3:42 PM EST Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free event, which is open to the public, will also…

  14. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 13, 2008 2:09 PM EST Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards belonged to traditionalists, with George Strait and Brad Paisley coming away the big winners last night (Nov. 12) at the Sommet Center in Nashville. Strait picked…

  15. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards belonged to traditionalists, with George Strait and Brad Paisley comi Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd…

  16. Chesney, Strait, Sugarland Lead CMA Noms

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards. Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards. George Strait and duo Sugarland each nabbed five nominations, with…

  17. Crow, Matthews Rock Democratic Convention

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singing at the Democratic convention kickoff last night (Aug. 25) at Red Rocks outside Denver, Sheryl Crow dedicated her song "Strong Enough" to Barack Obama and then added a twist to the lyrics for t Singing at the Democratic convention, Sheryl Crow dedicated her song "Strong…

  18. Former Sugarland Member Hall Sues For $1.5M

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A founder of the country band Sugarland is suing the two current members for $1.5 million. A founder of the country band Sugarland is suing the two current members for $1.5 million. According to a lawsuit filed late last month in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, Kristen Hall was to get a cut…

  19. Sugarland: Triple Threat

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if "Beyoncé to Bill Anderson" is a fair assessment of the duo's music. "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if "Beyoncé to Bill Anderson" is a…

  20. Sugarland, "Love on the Inside"

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland's third album, finely crafted with producer Byron Gallimore, is proof positive that singer/songwriters Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are on the cusp of superstardom. Sugarland's third album, finely crafted with producer Byron Gallimore, is proof positive that singer…

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