1. Florida Georgia Line Talks New Music & Dream Collaborator Rihanna

    July 27, 2015 3:44 PM EDT Florida Georgia Line has been "writing like crazy" for its third album -- including with unlikely collaborators such as Nelly and Aloe Blacc . And the group will take things even further afield if it gets a chance.  Billboard's First-Ever Nashville Top 50 Power Players List…

  2. Blake Shelton Tops Billboard's Country Airplay Chart for the 20th Time

    June 30, 2015 10:36 AM EDT Blake Shelton steps to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated July 11) as "Sangria" (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) rises 2-1. The coronation marks Shelton's record-extending 15th consecutive No. 1 on the chart (counting only non-seasonal,…

  3. On 'Fire': Florida Georgia Line Leads Country Airplay Chart

    June 09, 2015 4:40 PM EDT Florida Georgia Line collects its seventh No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated June 20), as "Sippin' on Fire" rises 2-1 in its 19th week with a 6 percent gain to 46.3 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. The track is the third single, and…

  4. Chart Highlights: Shawn Mendes Sews Up First Pop Songs Airplay Hit With 'Stitches'

    June 08, 2015 6:25 PM EDT After tallying a No.1 Billboard 200 album, the teen star receives his warmest radio welcome yet. Plus, new No. 1s for Chic, Florida Georgia Line & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below, dated June 20, are based on…

  5. CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert Announces Lineup: Exclusive

    May 21, 2015 12:31 PM EDT SiriusXM has helped to break many of today’s top country stars, such as Cole Swindell and Florida Georgia Line , both of whom attribute a large amount of their success to exposure on The Highway.  So, it makes sense that the satellite channel is announcing an exclusive partnership with the…

  6. ACM Awards 2015: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Win Big

    April 20, 2015 12:17 AM EDT In what has become the norm for country music award shows, the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards could aptly be titled the " Miranda Lambert Show" as the superstar bagged a haul that included song of the year, album of the year, and a record-setting sixth consecutive nod…

  7. 5 Things We Want to See at the ACMs: Blake & Luke Role Reversal, Miranda Showstopper & More

    April 17, 2015 12:14 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music Awards are detouring to Dallas this year, after embracing the glitziness of Las Vegas since 2003. For its 50th anniversary, the show is borrowing the Cowboys’ 80,000-capacity AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, making it the biggest one yet. We have a few…

  8. Sam Hunt Rates a Perfect 10 Atop Hot Country Songs With 'Take Your Time'

    April 16, 2015 4:58 PM EDT The song becomes just the 16th No. 1 all-time to reign for at least 10 weeks. Plus, moves for Billy Currington & Thomas Rhett. Sam Hunt 's "Take Your Time" does just that atop Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart (dated April 25), as it appears to be in no…

  9. Florida Georgia Line Cross 'American Idol' Off the Bucket List: 'It Was a Dream Come True'

    April 10, 2015 9:00 AM EDT "It’s important for an artist to soak in everything you can," said the duo after Wednesday's show. Cross American Idol off of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley's bucket list. Appearing as mentors on Wednesday's edition of the Fox show -- splitting duties with Jason…

  10. Florida Georgia Line Respond to Charlie Robison After His Message for Gary Overton

    March 02, 2015 6:55 AM EST After Sony Music Nashville chairman and CEO Gary Overton gave an interview to the The Tennessean where he shared, in part, that for country artists "If you're not on country radio, you don't exist," country artist Charlie Robison has responded to the record executive'…

  11. Tim McGraw, Keith Urban & Florida Georgia Line to Headline Las Vegas' Route 91 Harvest Festival

    February 27, 2015 8:22 PM EST Following a successful launch last year, Las Vegas' Route 91 Harvest Festival returns this year, recruiting Florida Georgia Line , Tim McGraw and Keith Urban to headline the three-day country music event.  Watch Tim McGraw's Oscars Glen Campbell Tribute 'I'm Not Gonna…

  12. Chart Highlights: Mana, Shakira Debut at No. 1 on Latin Airplay

    February 16, 2015 4:15 PM EST Plus, new leaders for Walk the Moon, Modest Mouse, Mary J. Blige, Florida Georgia Line, Ricky Martin & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on…

  13. Florida Georgia Line Not Paid, Then Sued for 'Defamation' By Country Explosion Fest

    February 09, 2015 5:32 PM EST Amid the country music festival gold rush, the ongoing legal tussle around Florida Georgia Line at last summer's Country Explosion in Tooele, Utah, serves as a reminder that potential pitfalls exist as new players enter the marketplace and talent budgets hit unprecedented levels.  …

  14. Carrie Underwood, 'Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debut on Country Charts

    December 18, 2014 12:25 PM EST Underwood scores her record-tying fifth consecutive No. 1 bow, of five career releases, on Top Country Albums. Carrie Underwood storms Billboard 's Top Country Albums chart with Greatest Hits: Decade #1 , which arrives at No. 1 with 94,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. The set…

  15. 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&…

  16. Sam Hunt Scores Country Charts Feat Last Achieved 22 Years Ago

    November 07, 2014 2:00 PM EST Newcomer Sam Hunt tops three Billboard country charts -- Top Country Albums , Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay -- as his first full-length set, Montevallo , opens with 70,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Digital sales account for a hefty 71 percent of the sum.) Sam…

  17. Sam Hunt First Rookie Since Florida Georgia Line to Top Country Airplay Chart

    November 04, 2014 11:05 AM EST The newcomer's 'Leave the Night On' rises 2-1. Plus, moves for Big & Rich and Tim McGraw. Sam Hunt becomes the first act in almost two years to reach No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart with a debut single, as "Leave the Night On" rises 2-1. No…

  18. Billboard Touring Awards Finalists Announced

    October 30, 2014 12:02 PM EDT One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, the Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Paul McCartney and the teams behind them to be honored at awards gala. Finalists for the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards , including One Direction , Katy Perry , Justin…

  19. Ask Billboard: World Series Edition

    October 26, 2014 8:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, more baseball hits, John Legend's history-making week and Glen Campbell's touching return. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as…

  20. Glen Campbell Notches Highest Rank on Hot Country Songs in 25 Years

    October 24, 2014 2:26 PM EDT The icon vaults 50-21 with 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You.' Plus, Jason Aldean logs the longest reign by a solo male in 51 years and Florida Georgia Line storms Top Country Albums at No. 1. With the touching documentary Glen Campbell … I'll Be Me opening in select markets…

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