1. Cole Swindell Says Hearing Himself on the Radio the First Time Is When His Career 'Felt Real'

    February 27, 2015 7:51 PM EST If you find yourself in the company of Cole Swindell , there's one thing you might notice about the Warner Bros. recording artist: He's always smiling. "I try to live every day and realize that there are so many folks working hard to try to get to where I am and how fortunate…

  2. Tanya Tucker, Jim Ed Brown & More Country Stars Rub Elbows With Radio Execs at Legendary Lunch

    February 26, 2015 7:50 PM EST Wednesday's Legendary Lunch -- one of the events that helped kick off the 2015 Country Radio Seminar -- definitely brought out the star power of Music City. The event brought many veteran performers with their peers at radio for a lunch at the Palm in downtown Nashville, and between the…

  3. Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Eric Church Debut New Music at UMG Nashville's Country Radio Seminar Showcase

    February 26, 2015 6:18 PM EST What's country music going to sound like for the rest of 2015? Universal Music Nashville's sixth annual showcase at the Country Radio Seminar, held Feb. 26 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, gave a pretty convincing indication that the genre could be moving away from "bro…

  4. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 12 Guys Sing for America's Vote

    February 26, 2015 1:54 AM EST It's the guys' turn to sing for America's vote tonight on American Idol. So much more has to go into the contestants' choices now that they're performing live and not just for the deliberations of judges Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban , and Harry Connick Jr . Everything…

  5. Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Living for Love' Debuts on Pop Songs, Leads Dance Club Songs

    February 23, 2015 4:45 PM EST The Queen of Pop returns to top 40 radio and, as previously reported, celebrates her historic coronation on Dance Club Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below…

  6. Keith Urban on His Next Album & the 'Good Energy' of 'American Idol'

    February 20, 2015 6:43 PM EST With his 2013 album Fuse churning out its sixth single -- "Raise 'Em Up" featuring Eric Church -- Keith Urban is turning his attention to a follow-up. Urban tells Billboard that he's "just starting work on the next record. I'm sort of doing the preliminary work…

  7. Eric Church Welcomes Newborn Son, Tennessee Hawkins

    February 19, 2015 8:14 PM EST Eric Church and his wife Katherine welcomed a new baby son into the world last weekend, naming him Tennessee Hawkins Church.   Grammys 2015: Eric Church Performs 'Give Me Back My Hometown' The littlest Church was born Sunday and weighed 6 lbs. and 12 ounces, the country star…

  8. Thomas Rhett Talks 'Bringing Soul Back' to Country and Following in His Father Rhett Akins' Footsteps

    February 17, 2015 3:08 PM EST Thomas Rhett 's "Make Me Wanna" is No. 4 on this week's Hot Country Songs chart -- an impressive accomplishment for any young artist that becomes more impressive when you consider that the song is Rhett's fifth single from his debut album. (Several of the previous…

  9. Sturgill Simpson Plays Dynamic Set at Music Hall of Williamsburg: Live Review

    February 13, 2015 4:33 PM EST On Thursday night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, country singer Sturgill Simpson played his second sold-out New York City show in as many days. A country singer selling out a New York venue? That's right: Simpson played to a room packed full of people who know every word to songs…

  10. Foo Fighters Rule Newest Hot Tours Recap

    February 12, 2015 3:29 PM EST Earning the top slot on the weekly slate of Hot Tours (see list below) are the Foo Fighters , with tickets sales reported from the band's 16-day trek through South America in January. Touring in support of the album Sonic Highways , the rockers began the tour with a pair of stadium…

  11. Grammys 2015: All Performances Ranked From Worst to Best

    February 08, 2015 11:59 PM EST Obviously several Grammy Awards were given out at the 2015 Grammys Awards, but the focus of the night -- other than Beck's surprise victory -- was on live music. From Madonna to Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett to Beyonce , here are all this year's Grammy performers ranked from…

  12. Grammys 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 08, 2015 11:12 PM EST See the full list of winners from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammys , taking home four awards for best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year and song of the year. In an upset, Beck took home album of the year for Morning Phase …

  13. Grammys 2015: Eric Church Performs 'Give Me Back My Hometown'

    February 08, 2015 10:36 PM EST Eric Church   may not have won Grammys for best country song or best country solo performance for his tune "Give Me Back My Hometown," but his performance proved why the song was a deserving nominee. Grammys 2015: Full Coverage "This next guy has brought [to music] a raw truth…

  14. Grammys 2015: Brandy Clark & Dwight Yoakam Perform 'Hold My Hand'

    February 08, 2015 10:25 PM EST The country singer Brandy Clark performed "Hold My Hand" with Dwight Yoakam at the Grammys on Sunday night (Feb. 8th). Clark and Yoakam both served as openers for Eric Church on Church's recent American tour.  Brandy Clark Producer, Dave Brainard, Calls Grammy Nominee a '…

  15. See Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney In Grammys Rehearsals

    February 07, 2015 7:47 PM EST It's RIHearsal time! Ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards , Rihanna teased fans with an inside look at her rehearsals with Kanye West and Paul McCartney . Rihanna, Yeezy and the former Beatle are slated to world premiere their collaboration, "FourFiveSeconds," at the…

  16. Which Country Stars Will Walk Away With Grammys? Read Our Predictions

    February 06, 2015 5:36 PM EST Which country artists will reign supreme at the 57 th Annual Grammy Awards? Read on to find out our predictions for who will take home Grammy gold in the major categories -- from best country album to best country song.  Grammys 2015: The Lowdown on the Country Music Nominations Best Country…

  17. Florida Georgia Line Storms Hot Tours Ranking

    February 05, 2015 5:51 PM EST Florida Georgia Line makes a splash in the upper reaches of the latest Hot Tours ranking (see list, below), as the country duo's tour lands at No. 3 with with $2.9 million in box office grosses reported from the first six arenas on the schedule. The Billboard Music Award-winning act…

  18. Check Out Twitter's 2015 Grammy Predictions Map

    February 05, 2015 12:20 PM EST The Recording Academy has been working very closely with Twitter on building awareness and buzz around the 2015 Grammy Awards. On Dec. 5, prominent musicians, including Mark Ronson , Zedd and Vampire Weekend 's Ezra Koenig, used the platform's native video player to announce the…

  19. Iggy Azalea & Sam Smith Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    February 04, 2015 8:40 AM EST With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each. On the night, Iggy, Sam, Taylor, Ariana and  Luke…

  20. Kanye West to Play Grammys With Paul McCartney & Rihanna, Plus Solo

    February 03, 2015 9:45 AM EST The 2015 Grammys are legit shaping up to be the most fascinating in years. Kanye West, Paul McCartney and Rihanna just announced they're performing the world debut of their collaboration "FourFiveSeconds," which recently made its Billboard Hot 100 debut at No. 54. The song is…

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