1. What The Hey!? Kelsea Ballerini 
Calls 'Dibs' On a Three-Letter Word

    July 29, 2015 9:25 AM EDT The new country star stays cheery with the follow-up to her chart-topping debut. Kelsea Ballerini is putting a whole new spin on that old adage about making hay while the sun shines. She sings “Oh, hey” at the start of the first and second verses in her debut single, “Love Me Like You Mean It…

  2. Blake Shelton Tops Billboard's Country Airplay Chart for the 20th Time

    June 30, 2015 10:36 AM EDT Blake Shelton steps to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated July 11) as "Sangria" (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) rises 2-1. The coronation marks Shelton's record-extending 15th consecutive No. 1 on the chart (counting only non-seasonal,…

  3. Billy Currington Looks to Score With 'Football Problem'

    June 18, 2015 3:17 PM EDT During his high-school years in Georgia, Billy Currington thought he'd use football as a launching pad into adulthood. He played running back on offense for the Effingham County Rebels and split his time between cornerback and defensive end on defense. He was good enough that he had…

  4. Taylor Swift No. 1, Florence + The Machine & Jason Derulo Hit Top Five on Billboard Artist 100

    June 12, 2015 11:10 AM EDT Swift logs a 28th week as the country's top musical act, while new albums by Florence + the Machine & Derulo help the acts surge. Taylor Swift tops the Billboard Artist 100 (dated June 20) for a record-extending 28th week. She remains the top musical act in the U.S. despite…

  5. Billy Currington Starts Celebrating 'Summer Forever': 'I Just Want Everyone to Be Happy'

    June 01, 2015 6:48 PM EDT As much as Billy Currington is on the road, it's easy to imagine that the singer might tend to get a little confused from time to time as to his location at a given time.   "I always lose track of where I'm at," he told Billboard . "I was just asked yesterday by…

  6. 'World-Class Creeps,' Stormtroopers and Clueless Moms: When the Audience Becomes the Show

    May 28, 2015 5:20 PM EDT People go to concerts to see the performers, of course, but watching the audience can often be every bit as entertaining. For the stars looking out from the stage, it’s often like giving and getting a show at the same time. Eric Church has talked publicly about his fans sometimes having…

  7. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift Blasts Onto Pop Songs With 'Bad Blood'

    May 25, 2015 3:00 PM EDT The song just misses the record - which she holds - for highest debut. Plus, new No. 1s for Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifa, Billy Currington, Of Monsters and Men & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below, dated…

  8. Tim McGraw Defends Sandy Hook Concert, Opener Billy Currington Drops Out

    April 17, 2015 4:51 PM EDT Tim McGraw is standing by his plans to headline a Sandy Hook benefit concert in Hartford, Conn., following a backlash from gun rights advocates.  Tim McGraw to Headline Sandy Hook Benefit Concert "Let me be clear regarding the concert for Sandy Hook given much of the erroneous…

  9. Sam Hunt Rates a Perfect 10 Atop Hot Country Songs With 'Take Your Time'

    April 16, 2015 4:58 PM EDT The song becomes just the 16th No. 1 all-time to reign for at least 10 weeks. Plus, moves for Billy Currington & Thomas Rhett. Sam Hunt 's "Take Your Time" does just that atop Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart (dated April 25), as it appears to be in no…

  10. Blake Shelton's 'Neon Light' Shines Atop Country Airplay Chart

    November 11, 2014 2:35 PM EST He extends his active streak of No. 1s to 13. Blake Shelton boasts the longest active No. 1 streak on Billboard 's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, and he adds yet another leader on this week's chart (dated Nov. 22), as "Neon Light" rises 2-1 to become his 13th…

  11. Little Big Town Leaps Onto Top Country Albums

    October 30, 2014 6:02 PM EDT The harmony-focused foursome claims its fourth top 10, as 'Pain Killer' bows at No. 3; Plus, chart moves for Keith Urban, Billy Currington, RaeLynn & Carrie Underwood. Harmony-focused foursome Little Big Town claims its fourth top 10, all tallied consecutively, on Billboard&…

  12. Atlas Music Group Acquires Combustion Music Catalog, Forms JV

    September 29, 2014 3:08 AM EDT In its first acquisition, Atlas Music Group has bought the catalog of Combustion Music , the Nashville-based music publishing firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Atlas Music and Combustion Music are also forming a joint venture, Combustion Atlas , which has a…

  13. Does Country Music Need An Alcohol Intervention?

    July 29, 2014 5:42 PM EDT The stewardess in Dierks Bentley 's "Drunk on a Plane" is "leanin', pourin' Coke and whiskey." The woman in Lady Antebellum 's "Bartender" is ordering a double shot of Crown. The guy in Brad Paisley 's "River Bank" is hauling a…

  14. Billy Currington Sued By Georgia Boat Captain

    May 07, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Country singer Billy Currington is being sued by a Georgia tour boat captain who pressed criminal charges against him last year. More Boat News Miley Cyrus Tackles 'Turn Down For What' On A Boat: Watch Motörhead Announces 'MotörBoat' Cruise For Fall 2014 Diplo, Katy B,…

  15. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  16. Billy Currington, 'We Are Tonight': Video Premiere

    September 17, 2013 12:00 AM EDT The "Hey Girl" singer talks up his new album, "We Are Tonight" and gives Billboard a first look at his next video If, after listening to Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight" album you are singing along with the lyrics with a smile, then the singer…

  17. Alabama Earns Highest Charting Album on Billboard 200

    September 05, 2013 5:35 PM EDT The veteran group bows at No. 8, and No. 2 on Top Country Albums, with its collaborative tribute collection. Plus, Luke Bryan leads Hot Country Songs for a third week Alabama posts its best rank and sales week in seven years on Top Country Albums, as "Alabama & Friends" bows…

  18. Delta Country Jam Bringing Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler to Mississippi

    August 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT One doesn't need much of a history lesson about the Mississippi Delta region to know that music is a huge part of the area. Harbor Entertainment's Drew Dedo is well aware of this fact, and is excited to be helping celebrate that heritage with the Delta Country Jam , slated for…

  19. Billy Currington Set to Face Court on Charges of Terrorist Threats, Abuse

    August 15, 2013 12:30 AM EDT A judge Wednesday scheduled an Oct. 4 trial date for country singer Billy Currington, who was charged in the spring with threatening a 70-year-old tour boat captain who cruised past the dock of a $3.5 million waterfront home in Georgia where the singer was staying. Currington's…

  20. Country Singer Billy Currington Charged for Threatening Behavior

    April 25, 2013 3:32 AM EDT Country singer Billy Currington was indicted Wednesday in Georgia on charges that he threatened bodily harm to a man older than 65. A Chatham County grand jury indicted Currington on charges of making terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly person. The indictment says only that…

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