1. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 29, 2014 10:46 AM EST The nominations were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29), and two of the format's veteran performers found at the top of the nominations list. ACM AWARDS: FULL COVERAGE 2014 ACM Awards! Billboard's ACM Awards Live Blog! ACM…

  2. Bob Dylan to Star in Super Bowl Ad

    January 29, 2014 10:45 AM EST As a new Super Bowl commercial for Chobani featuring Bob Dylan’s 1966 hit “I Want You” hit the web on Tuesday, Billboard has confirmed that another Dylan-related spot will be airing on Sunday, this time starring the man himself. Dylan will star in a new commercial for Chrysler, according to…

  3. Pete Seeger Taught Me We Only Move Forward When We All Pull Together

    January 28, 2014 9:48 AM EST A personal tribute to the legendary folk musician and social activist We stood in a line , our feet braced against the gentle rocking of the boat, our young fingers grasping the thick, braided halyard. Then, at the directions of the crew, we tugged that line hard, hand-over-hand, and the…

  4. Pete Seeger, Legendary Folk Singer, Dies at 94

    January 28, 2014 2:26 AM EST Pete Seeger, who used his voice as a musician, folk song curator, environmentalist and humanitarian to demand justice for less-privileged, died Jan. 27 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He touched lives by singing for unions, children and presidents, performing mining camps, folk festivals…

  5. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard Working on Album

    January 27, 2014 11:53 AM EST Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard brought the house down at the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26), and it's looking like the trio of country music legends will carry that momentum back to the recording studio. GRAMMYs: News, Winners, Photos & More…

  6. GRAMMY Awards: 16 Things Seen and Heard

    January 27, 2014 1:40 AM EST From Steven Tyler's sobriety crack to Lorde's post-win hug with Taylor Swift, THR and Billboard run down what you didn't see on TV. The GRAMMY Awards’ red carpet is one of the longest in the entertainment industry – not just in terms of the actual physical size (enough to…

  7. Country GRAMMY: Kacey Musgraves Wins Big, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Perform

    January 27, 2014 1:22 AM EST The country music portion of the 56th GRAMMY Awards featured some strong performances and winners that definitely didn’t push the shock button, but featured some deserving recipients nonetheless.  The big winner of the night was Kacey Musgraves, who continues to impress the critics. The…

  8. Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Top Winners at 56th GRAMMY Awards

    January 27, 2014 12:40 AM EST A pair of duos win big on music's biggest night... Lorde surprises with Song of the Year nod... Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Beyonce and Jay Z among performers At a GRAMMY ceremony that will be forever known for a marriage ceremony with 33 couples presided over by Queen…

  9. New Barbra Streisand Duets Album Coming Soon, With Beyonce & Lady Gaga?

    January 25, 2014 2:09 PM EST Album could also include Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder and more Superstar diva Barbra Streisand is preparing a new duets album, and it may feature the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Blake Shelton. Her publicist confirmed the forthcoming duets set today (Jan. 25) to Billboard, but had no…

  10. Blake Shelton Uses R&B Effect to Make a Country Impression on Latest Hit

    January 22, 2014 10:34 AM EST The new Blake Shelton single is a study in contrasts. "Doin' What She Likes" features a guy who's mostly been tamed but still harbors a wild streak. It's a love song that was written in the middle of a hunting expedition. And it's a country single that might…

  11. Jason Mraz: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 21, 2014 4:35 PM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Jason Mraz won best male pop vocal performance(for 2008's "Make It Mine") and best pop vocal collaboration with vocals (for 2008's "Lucky"…

  12. Ken Burns Sets Country Music Doc for 2018

    January 21, 2014 11:40 AM EST PBS documentary maker Ken Burns is examining the roots of country music and how it has changed through the present day for a multi-episode series on public broadcasting. Country fans have a wait ahead of them, though. PBS said Monday that Burns' country music project isn't set to…

  13. One Direction's Liam Payne Defends 'Duck Dynasty' Endorsement on Twitter

    January 20, 2014 3:39 PM EST "Being a fan of someones show and the way they still hold a family together doesnt mean i am ok with all they say," writes the 1D Member. One Direction member Liam Payne received his fair share of online finger-wagging last weekend after reaching out to "Duck Dynasty" star…

  14. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Album of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:25 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned album of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014. These five artistic statements are in the running for the album of the year honor at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Jump To: Song of the Year |…

  15. Bruce Springsteen Covers The Ramones At Asbury Park Benefit Concert: Watch

    January 20, 2014 3:50 AM EST Bruce Springsteen paid homage to the late Joey Ramone in Asbury Park on Sunday night. New Jersey's favorite son took the stage at the Paramount Theatre for the 14th Annual Light of Day benefit with a cover of the punk icon’s song, “Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio?”  Springsteen was…

  16. Rhonda Vincent Satisfies Both Her Country and Bluegrass Sides on 'Only Me'

    January 17, 2014 11:46 AM EST "Only Me," the new 2-CD set from Rhonda Vincent, answers a question that many have been asking for over two decades: "Are you a country or a bluegrass singer?" "I sing bluegrass. I sing country. But, yet, it's only me," she told Billboard. Vincent admits…

  17. 'American Idol' Recap: Harsh Harry Connick Jr. Schools Auditioning Twins

    January 17, 2014 10:56 AM EST It's only the second night of season 13, and Harry Connick, Jr. already has three nicknames. He was dubbed "Harsh Harry" during Wednesday night's season premiere, and was also called "Hatchet Harry" and "Dr. No" by Jennifer Lopez throughout the two-hour…

  18. Luke Bryan's 'Beer' Hops To No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    January 16, 2014 8:32 PM EST The singer scores his sixth leader on the list. Plus, notable moves for Florida Georgia Line, Eric Paslay, Lucy Hale and more Luke Bryan scores his sixth No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with "Drink a Beer," which halts a six-week stand atop the sales/airplay/streaming hybrid chart for…

  19. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 14, 2014 10:13 AM EST A pair of Fab rock legends will perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. It was announced today that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who with the Beatles are this year's recipients of the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, will perform at the ceremony, set to take place…

  20. 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…

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