1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Lips Like Sugar

    July 27, 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. Not only has it performed the former's "Irreplaceable" in "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer…

  10. Country Acts Score With Revived '80s Hit

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen, three acts that toured together last fall, are also climbing the chart together this spring. Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen, three acts that toured together last fall, are also climbing the chart together this spring. Their version of "…

  11. Chesney Snags 11 ACM Nominations

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Kenny Chesney leads all comers with 11 nominations for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Country superstar Kenny Chesney leads all comers with 11 nominations for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music…

  12. Chesney, Underwood, Paisley Lead Winners At CMAs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors while Arista Nashville labelmates Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley each won two crystal trophies at the 41st annual Country Music Association Aw Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors while Arista Nashville labelmates…

  13. Sugarland Writing New Tunes On Tour With Chesney

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland has been attending summer school -- courtesy of Kenny Chesney. The group's Kristian Bush tells Billboard.com that he and partner Jennifer Nettles, who are preparing for their first major hea Sugarland has been attending summer school -- courtesy of Kenny Chesney. The group'…

  14. Bon Jovi Scores First No. 1 Album Since 1988

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1988, Bon Jovi tops The Billboard 200. "Lost Highway" sold 292,000 in United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the rock troupe's biggest one-week sum since Nielsen began For the first time since 1988, Bon Jovi tops The Billboard 200. "Lost…

  15. A Little Bit Country

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the last few months, there's been a buzz around Music Row that Bon Jovi's next album would be a country record. Some folks were skeptical and others ready to celebrate. For the last few months, there's been a buzz around Music Row that Bon Jovi's next album would be a…

  16. Ask Billboard

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Garbage, women in country music, iTunes exclusives and more! COUNTRY WOMEN Hey Keith, I was just looking at this week's Top Country Albums chart and was surprised about the number of female artists on this list. Do you remember a time when this has happened…

  17. Kenny Chesney / May 18, 2007 / Columbia, Mo. (Mizzou Arena)

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's no secret why small-town Midwesterners love Kenny Chesney. For one, they've all at some point stored kegs in closets, drank wine out of Dixie cups and been sexually aroused by something manufactu It's no secret why small-town Midwesterners love Kenny Chesney. For one, they…

  18. Sugarland Writing New Tunes, Partying With Chesney

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Even though Sugarland's latest Mercury Nashville album, "Enjoy the Ride," was only released last fall, singer Jennifer Nettles tells Billboard.com the Atlanta-based duo is already writing material for Even though Sugarland's latest Mercury Nashville album, "Enjoy the…

  19. Stagecoach Festival / May 5-6, 2007 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6) in Indio, Calif. For the audience, the calculated formulas that rule country airwaves won hands down, thou It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6…

  20. Underwood Takes Top Honors At CMT Awards

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the 2007 CMT Music Awards last night (April 16) at Belmont University's Curb Event Center in Nashville, taking home video of the year and female awards for "Befo Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the 2007 CMT Music Awards last night (April…

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