1. Martina McBride: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 25, 2014 9:20 AM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Martina McBride won a GRAMMY for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album in 1996 for being a vocalist on the “Amazing Grace - A Country Salute to Gospel”…

  2. Michael McDonald: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 24, 2014 6:01 PM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. As part of the Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald won GRAMMYs for record of the year for 1978's "What A Fool Believes" and best pop vocal performance by a…

  3. Jody Watley: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 24, 2014 5:45 PM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Jody Watley was awarded the best new artist GRAMMY on March 2, 1988. JODY WATLEY : “I broke down crying, thanking the people who believed in me -- when others didn'…

  4. Hit-Boy: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 24, 2014 5:30 PM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Hit-Boy was a producer of 2011's "N****s In Paris" by Jay Z and Kanye West, which won a GRAMMYs for best rap song. HIT-BOY : “I didn’t expect to win. I…

  5. Darius Rucker: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 24, 2014 2:03 PM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Darius Rucker's band Hootie & the Blowfish won GRAMMYs for best new artist and best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal for 1994's "Let Her…

  6. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top 70 Country Songs 1989-2014

    January 13, 2014 3:07 PM EST It was 70 years ago this month -- January 1944 -- that Billboard began charting the popularity of country tunes with the format's main chart now known as Hot Country Songs. In celebration the vital genre's continued vibrancy, we're honoring the chart's anniversary with…

  7. 'Country Faith' Book, Album Shines Light on Other Sides of Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and More Nashville Stars

    January 06, 2014 9:50 AM EST As an award-winning journalist and author, Deborah Evans Price has interviewed just about every major recording artist in the business. However, her latest project, the book "Country Faith," offers her a chance to stray from the normal questions she might ask, as she talks with…

  8. The Year In Country 2013: Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise' to the Peak

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST A duo that wasn't even signed to a major label two years ago dominates Billboard's year-end country charts Florida Georgia Line-the duo of Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Ga.) not only top several year-end recaps but also bring their label…

  9. Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Win Big At American Country Awards

    December 11, 2013 1:51 AM EST The fans of country music love Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line and they proved it again Tuesday during the American Country Awards. Bryan was named artist of the year and Florida Georgia Line was the top winner, with six trophies, including new artist and single of the year for the "…

  10. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  11. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Top Hot Country Songs

    November 14, 2013 2:46 PM EST The Nov. 6 Country Music Association Awards shake up the Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts   The Nov. 6 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, broadcast on ABC-TV, invigorate Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, where Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert bring the first…

  12. Obamacare and Miley Cyrus Tweaked at CMAs

    November 07, 2013 2:10 PM EST The CMA Awards addressed a recent outbreak of feuding in Nashville and tweaked Miley Cyrus' twerking, Julianne Hough's blackface scandal and Obamacare's registration woes during a playful opening skit featuring hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Wednesday night. CMA…

  13. George Strait, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift Shine at CMA Awards

    November 06, 2013 11:41 PM EST The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards were held Wednesday on a rainy night in Nashville, but despite the weather, the spirit of the artists and fans was high as Music City held court for all the world to see. And, on a night when the future of the format was served, the big…

  14. Blake Shelton Scores 15th Country Airplay No. 1

    November 05, 2013 11:05 AM EST The coach on NBC's 'The Voice' narrowly bests Tim McGraw for the radio ranking's new leader In one of the tightest No. 1 battles since Billboard's Country Airplay chart switched from a plays-based to an audience impressions-based methodology almost nine years ago,…

  15. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 9:23 AM EDT It was among the last words he spoke during his remarks last night at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, but Kenny Rogers might have summed up the lasting power of being inducted into the exclusive club. As he was talking about the pride he took in sharing the moment…

  16. Old Crow Medicine Singer Talks Opry, Sharing a CMA Nomination With Bob Dylan

    October 24, 2013 3:00 PM EDT The string band Old Crow Medicine Show was invited to become a member of a rather exclusive club in August: The Grand Ole Opry. "There always seems to be these dream moments in a country music life – like when Merle Haggard whispers something in your ear," lead singer Ketch Secor…

  17. Brandy Clark Does Her Part to Keep Traditional Country Alive With '12 Stories'

    October 18, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Many people inside the country music business are buzzing about singer-songwriter Brandy Clark, and with good reason. Her new album, "12 Stories," will be released on Tuesday, and the reviews have been nothing but positive. Clark's mindful of the attention. "If I can…

  18. Scotty McCreery On The Ride for Album No. 2: It ‘Pretty Much Has To Be My Wave Now’

    October 18, 2013 3:31 AM EDT Scotty McCreery rode his 2011 "American Idol" win to a platinum album and several new artist awards. With his second album, "See You Tonight," McCreery says his career is now in his hands alone. "We have been off the show for 2 1/2 years," the 20-year-old said.…

  19. Gordon Mote Gets Love From Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker and More on Latest Album

    October 03, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Gordon Mote -- one of Nashville’s most in-demand session players -- is also one of Gospel music’s most talented artists, which he shows on his new album, "All Things New." The disc gives him a chance to show off his talented family, especially on the emotional "For You,"…

  20. Jack Johnson Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    September 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country artists Justin Moore, Chris Young and Billy Currington all make Top 10 bows as well Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "From Here to Now to You" bows atop the list with 117,000 sold in its first week, according to…

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