1. 23 Weeks In, Kenny Chesney Has No. 21

    March 08, 2012 10:10 AM EST K enny Chesney lands his 21st No. 1 on Country Songs, as "Reality" steps 2-1 in its 23rd chart week -- the slowest chart-topping climb of his career. That surpasses Chesney's 22-week rise with "You Had Me from Hello," which crowned the Sept. 18, 1999 chart. He also…

  2. Lionel Richie, George Strait Light Up CRS in Nashville

    February 23, 2012 2:10 PM EST Day one of the 2012 Country Radio Seminar is in the books. The day started with the opening ceremonies at the Nashville Convention Center with the presentation of the annual Humanitarian Awards to stations in small, medium, and large markets following an opening keynote address by Bob Pittman…

  3. Craig Morgan: High Hopes for 'This Ole Boy'

    February 07, 2012 1:00 PM EST Country Star Goes Indie, Talks Starring in Music Video With Angie Harmon: 'It Was Tough, But I Did My Job' The career of Craig Morgan has seen more twists and turns than the Highway 49 near Vanleer, TN that he calls home. Even so, the Black River recording artist told Billboard in…

  4. Craig Morgan's 'This Ole Boy' Due in February

    January 10, 2012 11:35 PM EST Craig Morgan will usher in a new era of his recording career with the release of "This Ole Boy" on Feb. 28. It marks his debut release with Black River. Prior to signing with the label last year, Morgan achieved success on Broken Bow and BNA with such hits as "International…

  5. Colt Ford Craves Country Rap Radio Hit with 'Every Chance I Get'

    May 01, 2011 8:02 AM EDT For those who still consider country rap an oxymoron, Colt Ford is working hard to change that perception with the May 3 release of his album "Every Chance I Get," which includes guest vocals by Tim McGraw , Charlie Daniels and Luke Bryan . "I am a country artist. I live the…

  6. Billy Ray Cyrus Salutes the Troops With New Country Record

    January 02, 2011 8:00 AM EST With the release of "I'm American," Billy Ray Cyrus sees his career coming full circle. The album reunites Cyrus with Buddy Cannon, the producer responsible for his move to Nashville, and resurrects "Some Gave All," a 20-year-old salute to the military that serves as…

  7. Carrie Underwood Wins At Inspirational Country Music Awards

    October 15, 2010 10:34 AM EDT C arrie Underwood is getting recognized for inspiring people. The music video for her No. 1 hit "Temporary Home" won inspirational video of the year at the Inspirational Country Music Awards Thursday night. "The Blind Side," starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw, won the…

  8. Katy Perry Extends Stay Atop Hot 100

    June 24, 2010 11:00 AM EDT K aty Perry remains perched at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week with "California Gurls," while the title earns the chart's Airplay Gainer award for a second straight frame. Up 16%, the track, which features Snoop Dogg , improves to 122.5 million…

  9. Carrie Underwood Announces 'Play On' Tour

    December 10, 2009 2:38 PM EST C arrie Underwood will hit the road next March for a headlining tour in support of her new album, "Play On," the country singer announced today (Dec. 10). The 45-date trek kicks off Mar. 11 in Reading, Pa. and wraps May 30 in Spokane, Wash. "I am getting so excited about next…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    December 12, 2008 10:43 AM EST RECURRENT EVENTS Hi Fred, I’ve noticed a couple things on the recent country chart that you could clear up for me. Has the recurrent policy changed? I know [the rules called for removal of songs after] 20 weeks [that were] below the top 10, however Kenny Chesney was No. 16 with “Everybody…

  11. AC/DC Debuts At No. 1 With 784,000

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here last night, AC/DC earns its first Billboard 200-topping debut with "Black Ice," blasting onto the chart with the second-biggest sales frame this year. The Columbia s Updating a story first posted here last night, AC/DC earns its first Billboard 200…

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC breaks an eight-year studio hiatus with a Wal-Mart exclusive, "High School Musical" returns for a third installment, Of Montreal ups the indie rock drama and Lee Ann Womack keeps it dark and sto Singer/songwriter Brett Dennen's "Hope for the Hopeless" (Dualtone…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

  14. Chart Beat

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Paula Adbul, Yael Naim, Flo Rida and more! 'DANCE' WITH THE STARS: She might be forever our girl, but it's been awhile since Paula Abdul has appeared on a Billboard singles chart. Granted, that's because she hasn't recorded any new material in a long…

  15. Flo Rida's 'Low' Remains Hot 100 King

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week with "Low," although strong challenges are being mounted by Chris Brown's "With You" (3-2) and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" (the top Flo Rida remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for…

  16. Tunes On TV

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television October 1 - 7, 2007. MONDAY, Oct. 1 "Control Room Presents," MyNetworkTV Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Ben Harper (also scheduled: Sean Penn, Barry Sonnenfeld). "The Tonight Show with…

  17. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  18. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  19. Lineup Taking Shape For Inaugural Big State Fest

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Also confirmed to appear are Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, the Wreckers, Los Lonely Boys, Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert. As tipped here earlier this month, Tim McGraw will headline the bill for the first Big State Festival, to be…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

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