1. Thompson Square Test New Waters on 'More Focused' Sophomore Album

    March 22, 2013 4:30 PM EDT "Just Feels Good" arrives as new single, "If I Didn't Have You," climbs the country charts The husband-wife duo Thompson Square had a hand with their new album, "Just Feels Good," out Tuesday on Stoney Creek. The followup to their 2011 debut is full of…

  2. Sasquatch Festival 2013: Mumford & Sons, Postal Service Top Lineup

    February 05, 2013 12:05 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, Azealia Banks also performing at Washington fest. The 2013 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup was revealed on Tuesday (Feb. 5), with folk-rock stars Mumford & Sons, the reunited Postal Service and quick-rising rap act Macklemore & Ryan…

  3. 'American Idol' Recap: Angela Miller, Frankie Ford Shine in Premiere

    January 17, 2013 10:50 AM EST Wednesday night's two-hour season premiere of "American Idol" was either incredibly predictable or somewhat infuriating, depending on how much pop culture news one has been following over the past few months. If one was already aware of the Nicki Minaj- Mariah Carey diva-off…

  4. Carole King Wins Library of Congress Gershwin Award

    December 13, 2012 8:55 PM EST Carole King has a friend in the Library of Congress. She's the first woman to win the library's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. In her five decades of songwriting, King's hits have included "You've Got a Friend," "So Far Away" and "(You Make Me…

  5. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" will premiere Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. ET…

  6. Third Day's Mac Powell Going Country

    May 30, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Lead Singer of Christian Rock Band Works With Nashville Hitmaker on Solo Effort Mac Powell, lead vocalist for Grammy winning Christian rock band Third Day, has recorded a solo project -- and it's a country record. "I grew up listening to country music," Powell tells Billboard. …

  7. Album Review: Kip Moore, 'Up All Night'

    May 02, 2012 8:00 AM EDT KIP MOORE Up All Night Producer: Brett James MCA Nashville Release Date: April 24 Like Eric Church, Billy Currington and Luke Bryan before him, this young Nashville up-and-comer prefers a weathered baseball cap over a crisp 10-gallon number. And like his predecessors, Moore spends much of his…

  8. 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 …

  9. Listen: Kelly Clarkson's Country Version of 'Mr. Know It All' Debuts

    March 22, 2012 1:08 PM EDT The official version of the Dann Huff-produced track is due out April 3. Kelly Clarkson has teamed up with famed country producer Dann Huff ( Keith Urban , Carrie Underwood ) on a country version of her "Stronger" single "Mr. Know It All." The new version is due out April…

  10. 615 Spotlight: 'Idol' Star Casey James an 'Impostor' No More

    February 08, 2012 5:55 PM EST Casey James has March 20 circled on the calendar -- that's the release date of his self-titled debut album. The Texas native and "American Idol" alum feels that having a record out will make him feel a little more legitimate in the music business. "I am so excited to have…

  11. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy's Facebook and Twitter pages. Awards co…

  12. Kenny Chesney's Top 20 Country Hits

    December 12, 2011 4:00 PM EST Chart Article He had the sixth biggest tour of the year , the seventh biggest Country Songs hit of the year , and the 10th biggest Country Album . In short, 2011 has been very good to Kenny Chesney. To celebrate his big year, we've compiled his 20 Biggest Billboard Country Songs hits…

  13. Album Review: Daughtry, 'Break the Spell'

    November 17, 2011 8:30 AM EST Daughtry "Break the Spell" Producer: Howard Benson Meatball/19/RCA Release Date: Nov. 21 Daughtry certainly knows how to cover the bases. "Break the Spell," the third album by the band fronted by 2006 "American Idol" finalist Chris Daughtry, isn't quite all…

  14. Lauren Alaina Jumps From 'Idol' to 'Wildflower' on Debut Album

    October 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT ''Before I was on 'American Idol,' I thought it would be so easy," says Lauren Alaina , the "American Idol" season 10 runner-up. "It was so shocking to me how much hard work I had to put into it. I'm so glad it wasn't as easy as I expected…

  15. Kelly Clarkson Drops 'Mr. Know It All' Video

    September 26, 2011 10:50 AM EDT With her fifth studio album, "Stronger," due next month, platinum-selling singer Kelly Clarkson has debuted the music video for lead single, "Mr. Know It All," directed by Justin Francis. The original "American Idol" champ faces many of her demons in the video …

  16. Kelly Clarkson's 'Mr. Know It All' Single: What Do You Think?

    August 31, 2011 1:30 PM EDT We all know Kelly Clarkson "Does Not Hook Up," but in her new single, "Mr. Know It All," she's warning suitors with a different but equally empowered message: "Baby, you don't know a thing about me." Listen below. "Mr. Know It All," the first…

  17. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Cee Lo Green

    March 04, 2011 5:55 PM EST 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. FLYING OBJECT Hi…

  18. 'American Idol' Reveals Top 13 Finalists of Season 10

    March 03, 2011 11:10 PM EST "American Idol" revealed its Top 13 contestants of Season 10 on Thursday night (Mar. 2), as the judges added three wild card picks -- Stefano Langone, Ashton Jones and Naima Adedapo -- to the 10 finalists chosen by voters at home. PHOTOS: 'AMERICAN IDOL' TOP 13 Scotty…

  19. Ask Billboard: Historic Hot 100 No. 1s, Continued

    February 25, 2011 7:55 PM EST 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. HISTORIC HOT 100…

  20. 'American Idol' Top 24 Revealed

    February 24, 2011 11:56 PM EST "American Idol" season 10 finally has its top 24. After weeks of auditions and a drama-filled Hollywood round, judges Steven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson unveiled the two dozen finalists who will face off for fans' votes starting next week, adding 19 more future…

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