1. Kristen Kelly Adds Debut EP to List of 'Pinch Me' Moments for 2012

    October 30, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Kristen Kelly notched her first major exposure to country radio at large during her performance on the General Jackson boat during the Country Radio Seminar this past February. Since then, her debut single, "Ex-Old Man" has made an impact with fans, reaching No. 30 on the Billboard…

  2. 615 Spotlight: Kristen Kelly Has 'Ex' Factor

    July 11, 2012 12:00 PM EDT One of the most buzzed-about moments during the Sony Music Cruise aboard the General Jackson during the 2012 Country Radio Seminar earlier this year was the debut of Kristen Kelly. Since then, the Texas native has continued to generate a lot of attention with the release of her debut single, …

  3. Heidi Newfield Starts New Chapter With 'So Good'

    June 19, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Though most know her from her high-energy hits during her days as a member of Trick Pony, Heidi Newfield is one of the most distinctive vocalists in country music. That can be heard on such deep catalog Pony moments as "Stay In This Moment" and "Rain." Of course, she…

  4. Bubbling Under: Imagine Dragons On Fire

    May 25, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Imagine Dragons, Wolf Gang, Kristen Kelly and Kevin McCall. In just three months, Las Vegas rock band Imagine Dragons has gone…

  5. Mark Collie Shoots for 'Honest and Real' on Prison Album

    May 10, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Sometimes, artists will refer to an album project as being a "long time in the making." For Mark Collie's latest album, "Alive at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary," that expression proves true. "Alive" dates back more than ten years, to October 17, 2001.…

  6. Vince Gill on Career, Album & 'Criminal' Trend in Music Biz

    October 14, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Nashville Gives Vince Gill a Big Hug... and a Bobblehead He's one of the most loved personalities in Music City, and many of Nashville's finest turned out at Bridgestone Arena yesterday to celebrate the career and accomplishments of MCA Nashville recording artist Vince Gill . A…

  7. Jake Owen Finds His Footing With 'Barefoot and Blue Jean Night'

    August 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT With an opening slot on Keith Urban's Get Closer tour and a hot single in hand, Jake Owen is well-primed for the Aug. 29 release of his third RCA album, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," out today (Aug. 30). Keith Urban Says 'Get Closer' Tour Will Be 'Inviting' …

  8. Sara Evans Returns 'Stronger' On First Album in Six Years

    March 07, 2011 7:03 AM EST In 2005, Missouri-born singer/songwriter Sara Evans was on a roll. Her album "Real Fine Place" hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and the single "A Real Fine Place to Start" became her fourth No. 1. In the spring of 2006, she won the Academy of Country…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Dark And Crazy

    October 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three years after her last album was lauded by the industry but stalled at radio, Lee Ann Womack is back with "Call Me Crazy," due this week via MCA Nashville. Three years after her last album was lauded by the industry but stalled at radio, Lee Ann Womack is back with "Call Me…

  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. Brooks & Dunn Check Into 'Cowboy Town'

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Superstar country duo Brooks & Dunn will return Oct. 2 with its new Arista Nashville studio album, "Cowboy Town." First single "Proud of the House We Built" is already No. 17 on Billboard's Hot Co Superstar country duo Brooks & Dunn will return Oct. 2 with its…

  14. Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Kenny…

  15. Hot Product

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn 'Deluxe' Accommodations After more than a decade reigning as country music's most successful duo, one might think Brooks & Dunn would be concerned about Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry and other twosomes looking to take over their perch. But on their new…

  16. Brooks & Dunn Bump Up New Album

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Borrowing a title Dwight Yoakam used on his sophomore album, Brooks & Dunn are readying the release of their newest set, "Hillbilly Deluxe." Borrowing a title Dwight Yoakam used on his sophomore album, Brooks & Dunn are readying the release of their newest set, "…

  17. Brooks & Dunn To Host NYC CMA Awards

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn have been tapped to host the 39th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Nov. 15 in New York. Brooks & Dunn have been tapped to host the 39th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Nov. 15 in New York . This will be the second consecutive year the duo of…

  18. The Notorious Cherry Bombs

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As country music's most impressive supergroup this side of the Highwaymen, the Notorious Cherry Bombs boast a lineup of Nashville music titans: Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill and Tony Brown, along with Ed As country music's most impressive supergroup this side of the Highwaymen, the…

  19. Loveless Much At 'Home' With Latest CD

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a pair of acclaimed acoustic-oriented albums -- 2001's "Mountain Soul" and last year's "Bluegrass & White Snow - A Mountain Christmas" -- Patty Loveless' new album can be seen as her return to…

  20. Strait Heads Home On 'Honkytonkville'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT George Strait will on June 10 deliver "Honkytonkville," his 31st release for MCA Records. Bumped up from an originally planned June 24 release, the album marks the first time the country artist has re George Strait will on June 10 deliver "Honkytonkville," his 31st release…

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