1. 'Country Bumpkin' Singer Cal Smith Dies at 81

    October 11, 2013 9:55 AM EDT Cal Smith -- who enjoyed a rich country career with some of the biggest hits of the 1960s and 1970s, passed away yesterday at his home near Branson, Missouri. He was 81. Smith was born Calvin Grant Shofner on April 7, 1932 in Gans, Oklahoma. However, as many did in the Great Depression,…

  2. Roots & Boots Tour Unites Trio of Country Veterans

    June 14, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Collectively, Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw, and Aaron Tippin have placed over one hundred songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. So, filling up a concert set list is no problem for the talented trio of country singers. Still, there is a definite strength in numbers, so when the veteran…

  3. Chart Beat Wednesday: Muse, Billy Currington, Mariah Carey

    March 10, 2010 1:15 PM EST TWO OUT OF THREE AIN'T BAD: Muse makes history on the Alternative Songs chart, "Resistance" charges 6-1. With the British band's former 17-week No. 1 "Uprising" at No. 3, the group becomes the first act in the survey's 21-year archives to claim two of the…

  4. Chart Beat: 3OH!3, Bob Dylan, Jason Aldean

    May 07, 2009 2:19 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. 3'S…

  5. Chart Beat: Jason Aldean, Michael Damian, Maxwell

    May 06, 2009 2:48 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. '…