1. This One's For the Girls: Chris Lane Follows No. 1 'Fix' With Backstreet Boys-Style Ballad

    September 23, 2016 1:54 PM EDT If Conway Twitty and  Backstreet Boys  had a musical love child, the kid might well sound like Chris Lane’s sophomore single, "For Her." Released by Big Loud to country radio through Play MPE on Aug. 29, the follow-up to “Fix” -- which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard ’s Country Airplay…

  2. Jon Pardi's 'Boots' Kicks Up First Country Airplay No. 1

    August 16, 2016 11:54 AM EDT Plus Cody Johnson debuts at No. 2 on Top Country Albums and Brooks & Dunn team up again. In its 46th week, Jon Pardi 's traditional-flavored "Head Over Boots" steps 3-1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated Aug. 27), increasing 9 percent to 43.2 million…

  3. David Nail Makes It 'Rain' on Country Charts: Long Road to No. 1

    January 12, 2012 11:25 AM EST With an audience spike of 3.8 million impressions, David Nail claims his first No. 1 on the Country Songs chart, as "Let It Rain" draws Greatest Gainer applause and steps 2-1 in its 49th chart week -- the second-longest No. 1 trek in the chart's 68-year history and longest for…

  4. Chart Highlights: Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night' Tops Dance/Club Play Songs

    January 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "We Found Love" Rihanna…

  5. David Nail Bucks Labels: 'I'll Stick to the Singing Part'

    November 15, 2011 3:20 PM EST David Nail is a little bit different. His music is country to some, while others might have a different opinion. Classification is not something that worries the Kennett, Missouri native that much. "I've never really gotten into the whole labels thing. There were times I would cover…

  6. Urban Developments

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST During the past three years, Keith Urban has experienced a meteoric career rise. He went from his first theater-headlining tour in 2004 to successfully headlining arenas in 2005, and most industry obs Keith Urban's handsome face is becoming a lot more familiar -- generally a good thing…

  7. Cowboy Troy's Wild Ride

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Cowboy Troy made an appearance at the May 17 Academy of Country Music Awards, he joked about the odds of which would happen first: Garth Brooks coming out of retirement or Troy himself having a No. 1 album. Troy clearly came much closer than…