1. Sunny Sweeney 'So Happy' With Latest Album 'Provoked'

    July 18, 2014 6:10 PM EDT It's been three years since the last album from Sunny Sweeney, and the songstress hopes that her fans are looking forward to the August 5 release of her third disc, "Provoked," as much as she is. "I am about to bust, I'm so happy," she exclaims to Billboard. …

  2. Kip Moore's 'Girl' Hits Top 10, Video Premiere Spikes Taylor Swift's 'Red'

    July 11, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Kip Moore claims his third top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Hey Pretty Girl," which rises 11-9. He previously reached the upper tier with "Beer Money," which rolled to No. 7 last December, and "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck," which…

  3. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording artist Eric Church led the nominations with…

  4. Sunny Sweeney Prepares For Country Throwdown Tour's Nashville Stop

    June 29, 2012 4:10 PM EDT The third annual Country Throwdown Tour Fired Up by Kingsford® has had fans clamoring for more at each stop, and as the tour prepares to come to a close with a July 8 Nashville stop at The Woods at Fontanel, the buzz is being heard all around Music City. Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, Justin…

  5. Kip Moore, Eric Church Crack Top 10 on Country Songs

    April 26, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Hank Williams III meanwhile Scores Hot Shot Debut at No. 16 on Country Albums Newcomer Kip Moore claims his first top 10 and Eric Church collects his fourth and fastest trip to the upper tier, completing his second set of two straight top 10's on Country Songs. Moore's debut single …

  6. Justin Moore Embraces Tour With Blake Shelton

    March 09, 2012 6:00 PM EST Justin Moore has a very talented A&R staff at The Valory Music Group, the label for which he records. But, there's someone else who has a vested interest in his career that has a pretty good winning percentage as well -- his wife, Kate, who actually helped the Georgia native pick two…

  7. Sunny Sweeney's Challenge to Brad Paisley

    March 06, 2012 4:30 PM EST After Pranking Star on Last Day of Tour, Says 'Dude, Get Me Back' S unny Sweeney admits that the past couple of weeks would have to stand tall among the highlights of her career so far. After a 2011 to remember, where she entered the top ten on the singles chart for the first time…

  8. Faith Hill Shows Off New Songs at Radio Seminar

    February 27, 2012 11:50 AM EST Faith Hill returned to a Country Radio Seminar-related stage for the first time in quite a few years on Friday (Feb. 24) to perform as part of the Warner Brothers-sponsored luncheon. She took to the stage with a stirring performance of her 2005 hit "Mississippi Girl," and also…

  9. Country Music's Top 10 Singles of 2011

    December 20, 2011 2:00 PM EST The year has seen some very memorable single releases in the country genre. While it may be a little tough to select ten, that's what lists are for, right? So, here are The 615's picks for the ten best records you heard -- along with one you may have missed -- in alphabetical order.…

  10. Sunny Sweeney Marries Longtime Boyfriend

    November 14, 2011 6:30 PM EST One of country music's most beautiful women is no longer single, as Republic Nashville recording artist Sunny Sweeney tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Jeff Hellmer on Nov. 11 in Las Vegas, her rep confirmed to Billboard.com. "Goin to the chapel…" she hinted on Twitter on…

  11. Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 On Country Songs

    September 19, 2011 5:15 PM EDT 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 *** "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon…

  12. Sunny Sweeney Finds 'Staying' Power With Second Album, Brad Paisley Tour

    August 24, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Sunny Sweeney may be returning to her native Texas for a slate of street-week appearances to promote her sophomore album, "Concrete," which arrived Aug. 23 on Big Machine Records, but her career is on the rise well beyond the Lone Star State. All summer she's been performing…

  13. Ask Billboard: Country, Where The Girls Aren't

    July 29, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  14. 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark': Track-by-Track Review

    June 14, 2011 7:05 PM EDT The official lights go up for "Spider-Man - Turn off the Dark" today (June 14) as the show finally opens and the soundtrack from Island/Interscope/Universal is released. As the composers, Bono and the Edge are the constant as this show has piled up the gaudy numbers: Six delayed…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Katy Perry, Aaron Lewis

    March 10, 2011 4:55 PM EST DUAL DOMINATION: A week after notching his first No. 1 on Pop Songs , Enrique Iglesias becomes the first artist to top the survey and Latin Songs simultaneously with different songs. As "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E, tops Pop Songs for a…

  16. Bruno Mars Continues Hot 100 No. 1 Rotation with 'Grenade'

    January 13, 2011 11:00 AM EST B runo Mars circles back to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as "Grenade" once again replaces Katy Perry 's "Firework" at No. 1 (1-2). "Grenade" supplanted "Firework" two weeks ago, only to have Perry's track reclaim the chart's lead…