1. Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan & Brett Eldredge Add New No. 1s on Country Charts

    September 22, 2015 12:58 PM EDT Kenny Chesney scores his 26th No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated Oct. 3) as "Save It for a Rainy Day" jumps 4-1 in its 14th week with 48 million audience impressions (up 10 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Chesney ties Alan Jackson and George Strait for the…

  2. Brett Eldredge Selected To Judge Miss America Pageant

    August 03, 2015 10:34 PM EDT Country singer Brett Eldredge is the first of seven judges to be announced for ABC's live broadcast of the 2016 Miss America competition. The reigning Country Music Association new artist of the year said the upcoming gig was "a dream come true." Brett Eldredge: Billboard Music…

  3. Nashville's Biggest Songwriters Speak Out About the Lack of Women on Country Radio and the Songs They Wish They Wrote

    July 23, 2015 12:02 PM EDT Hitmakers are the lifeblood of country music. “Songwriting is sort of a 9-to-5 job in Nashville,” says Michael Dulaney, who has collaborated on singles with  Tanya Tucker and Jason Aldean . Unlike in other genres, where artists and producers disappear into studios or rented mansions for…

  4. Brett Eldredge Teams with Snagajob to Find America's Most Musically Talented Hourly Worker

    June 19, 2015 12:24 AM EDT Brett Eldredge has been in a reflective mood as of late. The singer -- who has had three No. 1 singles in a row -- made his very first appearance on the LP Field Stage during last week’s CMA Music Festival. However, it wasn’t always such a fast pace for the singer. His first hit, 2010’s …

  5. CMT Music Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List

    June 10, 2015 10:35 PM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, walking away with honors for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year.  Inside the 2015 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood's First Post-Baby Appearance and More Surprises in…

  6. 'Smoke' Rises: A Thousand Horses First Rookie Band to Reign on Country Radio This Decade

    June 02, 2015 10:54 AM EDT Rookie country/Southern rock quartet A Thousand Horses becomes the first group (of at least three members) to send a debut entry to No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart this decade, as "Smoke" surges 2-1. The song crowns the tally (dated June 13) in its 21st week with…

  7. What Will Be the Country Song of Summer? Vote Now

    June 01, 2015 11:00 AM EDT What defines the Song of Summer? To find the answer, Billboard annually ranks its all-genre Songs of the Summer based on a combination of radio airplay, sales data and streaming activity. R&B and mainstream pop usually reign supreme -- in 2014, Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” took top honors, and…

  8. Country Music Plumbs the History of Soul In Search of a New Direction

    May 29, 2015 5:06 PM EDT As the much-maligned bro-country phase winds down, country has found its uptown funk. Sam Hunt 's genre-busting "Take Your Time," with spoken-word sections that seem to borrow from modern hiphop phrasing and Isaac Hayes ' laid-back recitations, spent 11 weeks at No. 1…

  9. Idina Menzel, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner Among Presenters For Billboard Music Awards

    May 13, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Idina Menzel , Prince Royce , Danica McKellar, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are among the latest batch of A-listers confirmed as presenters for this weekend's 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Billboard and dick clark productions this morning announced a nucleus of stars from the worlds…

  10. Chart Highlights: Kelly Clarkson Crowns Dance Club Songs With 'Heartbeat Song'

    April 27, 2015 6:35 PM EDT Clarkson collects her fifth No. 1 on the chart. Plus, new No. 1s for AWOLNATION, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, Victor Manuelle & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below, dated May 9, are based on radio…

  11. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's 'Style' Fashionably Flies to No. 1 on Pop Songs

    March 16, 2015 4:25 PM EDT The song is her third leader on the list from '1989.' Plus, Mumford & Songs blast back and other new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Modest Mouse, Brett Eldredge & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All…

  12. Brett Eldredge Talks Inaugural American Country Countdown Awards: 'You Only Have One First Time'

    December 15, 2014 2:57 PM EST It has been nothing short of an overwhelming year for Brett Eldredge . Last week, it was announced that his single "Beat of the Music" was the No. 1 single of 2014 on the Country Airplay Songs chart. Along with his latest single, "Mean to Me," Eldredge was the only…

  13. The Year in Country: Luke Bryan Leads Artist List, Brett Eldredge Rules Radio

    December 09, 2014 12:15 PM EST could easily be hailed as the year of Luke Bryan . Then again, Florida Georgia Line , Brett Eldredge and Miranda Lambert scored noteworthy genre success, as well. Seel All the Year End Charts Here! Georgia native Bryan finishes the year as the top overall country artist (and the year&…

  14. 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…

  15. Voting for ACM Entertainer, New Artist Awards Now Live

    March 24, 2014 8:57 PM EDT Voting for the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year award is now open online. The distinction, which is awarded to the highest vote-getter at the ACM Awards in April, can now be contested at the ceremony's website . Related Articles ACM Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda…

  16. Keith Urban Embarks on Raise 'Em Up Tour This Summer

    March 08, 2014 4:32 PM EST After concluding his judging gig on "American Idol," Keith Urban will hit the road in North America this summer -- with the Raise 'Em Up tour. According to Radio.com , Urban plans to play multiple shows in the United States and Canada beginning in July, with shows stretching to…

  17. Brett Eldredge, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett Offer Glimpse of Country Music's Future at New Faces Show

    February 22, 2014 11:11 AM EST Tyler Farr and Charlie Worsham (with special guest Sheryl Crow) also perform at the Country Radio Seminar's prestigious New Faces showcase The 2014 Country Radio Seminar culminated as usual with the prestigious New Faces Show, held Friday night in downtown Nashville. The big winner of…

  18. Brett Eldredge Works 'Beat' to Radio: 'I Want to Do This for a Long Time'

    February 17, 2014 10:51 AM EST Since he made his chart debut in 2010 with "Raymond," Brett Eldredge has been a regular at the Country Radio Seminar. That – and a Warner Brothers recording contract aside, wasn't enough to gain him entry into one of the hottest tickets in town during CRS week – the New Faces…

  19. Parmalee Tops Country Airplay Chart With 'Carolina'

    December 10, 2013 1:35 PM EST The group is the first multi-member act since Florida Georgia Line to tally a first No. 1 Parmalee achieves its first leader on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay radio chart, as "Carolina" climbs 3-1. The band far outshines the peak rank of its lone prior entry, …

  20. Brett Eldredge Is Finally Ready to 'Bring You Back': Exclusive Video

    August 01, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Brett Eldredge is poised to release his debut album, "Bring You Back." The set contains his hit single "Don't Ya," which is sitting at No. 9 on the Hot Country Songs chart.  After releasing his first single, "Raymond," almost three years ago, nobody is…

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