1. Jake Owen Talks Latest Single 'Good Company,' Fanboying Over Kenny Chesney & More

    July 05, 2017 11:23 AM EDT Jake Owen has been in good company since he began his career, touring with the likes of Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean, as well as collaborating with fellow country superstars Florida Georgia Line and Chris Stapleton. But most recently, as his new single “Good Company” rises up…

  2. Watch Jake Owen Perform Live From CMA Music Festival

    June 08, 2017 9:18 PM EDT Jake Owen  will perform Friday (June 9) at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, and you can watch the live stream below.  The CMA Music Festival kicked off Thursday and runs through the weekend at Music City's Nissan Stadium. Watch Owen's performance from the CMA Close Up Stage here…

  3. Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett & More CMT Music Awards Social Superstar Nominees: See Their Best Posts

    May 09, 2017 12:00 PM EDT As the nominees for the 2017 CMT Music Awards are being unveiled Tuesday (May 9),  Billboard  has the exclusive scoop on one of the newer categories: social superstar. Among this year's nominees for the social media-fueled category are  Keith Urban , Jake Owen , Kelsea Ballerini , Thomas…

  4. Brett Eldredge Breaks Unwritten Rules in New Single 'Somethin' I'm Good At'

    March 24, 2017 10:48 AM EDT When Brett Eldredge released his soul-tinged 2015 single “Lose My Mind,” he played up the love-crazy aspect of the title so much that the video put him in a straightjacket. His latest release — “Somethin’ I’m Good At,” No. 41 on Billboard ’s Hot Country Songs chart and No. 36 on Country…

  5. Backstreet's Back for Florida Georgia Line's New Single

    February 16, 2017 9:17 AM EST The major pop-country duo engages boy band legends for "God, Your Mama, And Me." It’s safe to say that few people have a first-concert experience like Florida Georgia Line ’s Brian Kelley . For starters, that initial show as a fan -- a Backstreet Boys homecoming concert at the House…

  6. 5 Biggest Moments in Country Music Hair History

    January 05, 2017 5:04 PM EST "Country Music Hair" author Erin Duvall breaks down the 'dos. You can't think about country music without thinking about hair. Whenever anyone talks about Dolly Parton , her look is mentioned in the same breath as her unparalleled songwriting ability and angelic voice.…

  7. William Michael Morgan Puts 'Missing' Into Action

    December 28, 2016 12:39 PM EST The new country singer de-stresses with a song that recalls Randy Travis and George Strait. When country went through its recent bro-country phase, many longtime fans of the genre -- not to mention a major faction of Nashville’s creative  community -- griped that something was missing.…

  8. This One's For the Girls: Chris Lane Follows No. 1 'Fix' With Backstreet Boys-Style Ballad

    September 23, 2016 1:54 PM EDT If Conway Twitty and  Backstreet Boys  had a musical love child, the kid might well sound like Chris Lane’s sophomore single, "For Her." Released by Big Loud to country radio through Play MPE on Aug. 29, the follow-up to “Fix” -- which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard ’s Country Airplay…

  9. Florida Georgia Line Plants 'Roots' At No. 1; Jake Owen Has Country Radio's Top 'Song'

    September 08, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Florida Georgia Line ’s third studio LP, Dig Your Roots , takes hold at No. 1 on Billboard ’s Top Country Albums chart (dated Sept. 17), selling 126,000 copies in its launch sales week, according to Nielsen Music. The 15-track set is the third leader on Top Country Albums for the duo -- …

  10. Florida Georgia Line's 'Dig Your Roots' Aims For Maturity In Chaotic Times

    August 30, 2016 10:49 AM EDT Country music's resident party boys go deeper on their third album. When Florida Georgia Line released its current single, “May We All,” the prospect of a collaboration with Tim McGraw  drew the understandable headlines. Teaming two superstar acts — an edgy-sounding young duo still…

  11. Chris Lane Gets His No. 1 'Fix' ... Jake Owen and Kenny Chesney, Too

    August 09, 2016 10:11 AM EDT Lane leads Country Airplay for the first time, Owen owns Top Country Albums & Chesney scores his first No. 1 on Country Digital Songs. In its 35th week, Chris Lane 's "Fix" rises 2-1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated Aug. 20), increasing 4 percent to 45.9…

  12. Chris Lane's 'Fix' Makes Improbable Rise On Indie Label Big Loud Records

    August 05, 2016 8:43 AM EDT The new country imprint's first single is nearing the top of the airplay chart. When Chris Lane made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Feb. 20, the goal was pretty simple: make it through the performance and don’t say anything stupid. “The walk from the side of the stage to that circle was…

  13. Popular Hollywood Actor and Hit Nashville Songwriter Share a Surprising Bond

    August 01, 2016 3:15 PM EDT When J.T. Harding was an aspiring artist living in Los Angeles, the view from his apartment window included a billboard promoting Jay Thomas , then the popular morning host on top 40 KPWR (Power 106). Every day, he would look out the window and see Thomas’ head Photoshopped onto a woman’s…

  14. Jake Owen on His Post-Divorce Album 'American Love': 'I Didn't Have Anything to Prove'

    July 29, 2016 9:27 AM EDT Jake Owen didn’t get to be one of country’s leading party-starters by capsizing the format’s boat. His platinum-certified hits “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Beachin’” (each a Hot Country Songs No. 1) show his Nashville anthem bona fides. But after a public divorce from model Lacey Buchanan…

  15. Jake Owen Shares His Summer Road Trip Playlist

    July 29, 2016 9:27 AM EDT Over the last decade, Jake Owen has earned a reputation for bringing beach-bum breeziness to the country airwaves. But the 34-year-old Florida native has rarely sounded more footloose than he does during the leisurely, loop-laced country-funk number “VW Van” on his fifth album American Love .…

  16. Country's Fascination With Water Gets Smart Makeover With Eli Young Band's 'Gospel'

    July 22, 2016 8:57 AM EDT "Saltwater Gospel" connects the sea with spirituality. Country has had a fascination with the water in recent years, evident in such major titles as  Dierks Bentley ’s “Somewhere on a Beach,”  Little Big Town ’s “Pontoon” and  Jake Owen ’s “Beachin’.” Eli Young Band’s new “Saltwater…

  17. Dierks Bentley Takes a 'Different' Route With Elle King Duet

    June 17, 2016 2:54 PM EDT The follow-up to "Somewhere On A Beach" provides a full picture of Bentley's new album Black. One of the key lines in Dierks Bentley ’s recent No. 1 single “Somewhere on a Beach” finds the character bragging about his all-night parties: “I’m gettin’ some, gettin’ sun/And I ain…

  18. Watch Country Star Jake Owen Rap About Mini-Golf

    June 15, 2016 11:13 AM EDT Jake Owen throws down the gauntlet immediately in a new clip that he shared this week: “I’m about to let y’all in on some craziness!” He then proceeds to rap-sing about miniature golf. Fans may be shocked to hear the extent of his devotion to the sport: “I got my band on my left and my boys…

  19. Kenny Chesney's Manager Clint Higham Eyes New Album for May, Talks Rum Brand

    March 16, 2016 11:02 AM EDT Although he attended every one of Kenny Chesney ’s stadium shows last year, manager Clint Higham prefers to work behind the scenes. He jokes that he was just on the road with his superstar client as "window decoration." But that’s hardly the case. Higham, 44, helped guide Chesney…

  20. Jake Owen, Brett Eldredge & More to Headline Country Night Lights Festival

    February 09, 2016 6:09 PM EST Country Night Lights is entering its sophomore year with Jake Owen and Brett Eldredge as its headliners. Hot Country Songs Chart Shows Its Value In Measuring an Evolving Marketplace The Athens, Ohio, music festival music is organized by Prime Social Group (PSG), who had Sam Hunt and Easton…

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