1. Alabama's Jeff Cook Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis

    April 11, 2017 2:40 PM EDT Country Music Hall of Famer Jeff Cook of Alabama has revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease more than four years ago. The group's fiddle player and guitarist has kept the news secret until now, but announced that he's pulling back from touring, effective Apr.…

  2. Alabama's Teddy Gentry Calls Upcoming Randy Travis Tribute 'An Honor'

    February 06, 2017 12:22 PM EST This coming Wednesday night (Feb. 8) will be a big one for traditional country fans in Music City, as many of the top stars in the format will come together to honor one of their own -- 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis will be held at Bridgestone Arena.…

  3. Alabama, Kenny Rogers and More Teaming Up For Randy Travis Tribute Concert

    December 08, 2016 1:08 PM EST Some of country music’s biggest names are coming together to support a good cause at 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time.: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis in Nashville on Wednesday, Feb. 8. A country music legend, Randy Travis has 10 Gold Records, won six Grammys, and has had five songs…

  4. Luke Bryan Praises the Joys of 'Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day'

    April 07, 2016 1:40 PM EDT The country superstar draws on Alabama, Waylon Jennings, Alan Jackson in outdoors celebration. In the nine years since Capitol Nashville released his debut single, Luke Bryan has put a bundle of his emotions on display: vulnerability in “Do I,” exuberance in “That’s My Kind of Night,”…

  5. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1991, Nirvana Ruled Alternative

    November 23, 2015 8:05 AM EST Twenty-four years ago, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' crowned Alternative Songs. Plus, remembering chart feats by Taylor Swift, Jay Z, Alicia Keys & the Beatles. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Nov. 23,…

  6. Colt Ford on Career Highlights & His New 'Classics' Compilation: 'I Fought the Idea for A While'

    October 16, 2015 3:40 PM EDT In his office at Average Joe’s Entertainment south of Nashville, Colt Ford smiles when the subject of greatest-hits albums by country artists comes up. The iconic albums from acts like Kenny Rogers , Alabama and Hank Williams, Jr. all struck a chord with the Georgia native, but Ford himself…

  7. Drake & Future Nos. 1 & 2 on Billboard Artist 100

    September 29, 2015 4:18 PM EDT Thanks to the lofty launch of their mixtape album, the hip-hop stars roar to the Artist 100's top two spots. Plus, Lana Del Rey reaches the top five. Drake is the top musical act in the U.S., crowning the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Oct. 10). Meanwhile, Future ranks second, with…

  8. 'Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

    December 24, 2014 2:33 PM EST Craig Wayne Boyd , the seventh-season winner of NBC's The Voice , rockets onto Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart at No. 1 with his coronation single "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face." Boyd becomes just the second artist to launch at No. 1 since Hot…

  9. This Week in Billboard Chart History: Remember When Taylor Swift Was Country … in 2011?

    November 24, 2014 8:05 AM EST Swift's 'Sparks Fly' topped Hot Country Songs just three years ago. Plus, looking back at key chart feats for Mary J. Blige, Jay Z & Alicia Keys and the Beatles. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history…