1. Chart Highlights: American Authors Are 'Best' On Adult Pop Songs

    March 03, 2014 4:35 PM EST The band takes its breakthrough single, 'Best Day of My Life,' to the top of the tally. Plus, moves for Pharrell, Cher, Mariah Carey, Ray LaMontagne, Juanes & more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  2. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, HAIM, Pharrell & More Make Moves

    February 24, 2014 3:05 PM EST Perry sets the Pop Songs weekly plays mark with 'Dark Horse'; HAIM hits its first airplay chart; and Pharrell's 'Happy' continues its multi-format surge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  3. Chart Highlights: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Beyonce & Jay Z Add New No. 1s

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM EST The former pair's 'Say Something' tops Adult Pop Songs, while the latter's 'Drunk in Love' dominates Rhythmic Songs. Plus, more new leaders for Jason Aldean, Arctic Monkeys, Enrique Iglesias and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  4. Zac Brown Band Continues 'Sweet' Success Atop Country Airplay Chart

    January 21, 2014 11:05 AM EST The band lands its milestone 10th No. 1 on the radio-based ranking with 'Sweet Annie' Zac Brown Band achieves its landmark 10th No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, where "Sweet Annie" advances 2-1. The new leader is the Georgia band's…

  5. Luke Bryan's 'Beer' Hops To No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    January 16, 2014 8:32 PM EST The singer scores his sixth leader on the list. Plus, notable moves for Florida Georgia Line, Eric Paslay, Lucy Hale and more Luke Bryan scores his sixth No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with "Drink a Beer," which halts a six-week stand atop the sales/airplay/streaming hybrid chart for…

  6. Luke Bryan Stepping Up to Stadiums on New Tour

    January 15, 2014 12:06 AM EST Three years ago, Luke Bryan was a promising down-bill opening act. This summer he'll join the touring elite with three stadium dates planned as part of his That's My Kinda Night Tour. The country music star during a Tuesday morning news conference announced the stadium shows in…

  7. Jason Aldean Teams With MLB for Stadium Tour

    January 09, 2014 2:30 PM EST Jason Aldean is heading to the centerfield. The country star says he's partnering with Major League Baseball to launch a 50-date stadium tour this spring. Some of the dates will be announced later Thursday. Stagecoach Festival Lineup: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church to Headline The…

  8. Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley Gets Hitched

    December 18, 2013 6:01 AM EST Brian Kelley of the country duo Florida Georgia Line capped off a year full of awards and broken records by marrying his girlfriend Brittney Marie Cole at an intimate ceremony in Nashville. The wedding on Monday was first reported by People magazine. The band's publicist said the…

  9. CMT's 'Artists of the Year' Special Honors Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & More

    December 04, 2013 1:54 AM EST CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest. Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the…

  10. Ron White To Host CMT's Artists Of The Year Special

    November 20, 2013 3:21 AM EST Comedian Ron White will host CMT's celebration of 2013's top country music stars, making this year's show something of a boys club. "CMT Artists of the Year" honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw will air live for the…

  11. 'Duck,' Thomas Rhett, Toby Keith Storm Top Country Albums

    November 07, 2013 4:35 PM EST A trio of albums debuts in the top three for just the third time in the Nielsen SoundScan era. Plus, Florida Georgia Line lands in the Hot Country Songs top 10 again For only the third time in the 22-year Nielsen SoundScan era, three titles debut in the top three of Top Country Albums, led…

  12. CMA Awards Preview: Who Will Win Entertainer of the Year?

    November 06, 2013 9:38 AM EST The 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards are tonight. Broadcast live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, this year's awards might very well be the toughest ever to pick. Though leading nominees Taylor Swift or Kacey Musgraves might win each of their six nominations, but we…

  13. CMA Awards Preview: Who Will Win Male Vocalist of the Year?

    November 04, 2013 11:30 AM EST Wednesday night marks the 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards, live on ABC from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. As usual, Billboard is your ticket to all things CMA this week. Today through Wednesday, we take a look at the three biggest categories – and offer our thoughts on…

  14. Jason Aldean's Tour Bus Kills Indiana Man

    October 28, 2013 5:20 PM EDT Police in Indiana say a man was killed when he was struck by a tour bus belonging to country star Jason Aldean. Knox County Sheriff Michael P. Morris said Aldean and his driver were the only ones aboard the bus early Monday when it struck a man who had walked onto U.S. Highway 41 North. The…

  15. Jason Aldean Fulfills a Dream in 'Night Train to Georgia' Live DVD

    October 14, 2013 6:15 PM EDT This year has included some of the biggest highlights of Jason Aldean's career – at least from a touring standpoint. He has sold out shows at historic sports stadiums as Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. Tomorrow, fans can get a first-hand look at one of those big days from the "…

  16. Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean Among CMA Awards Performers

    October 08, 2013 4:48 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and most of the major nominees have signed on to perform at the Country Music Association Awards next month. Swift and Aldean were among the first round of performers announced Monday for the Nov. 6 show in Nashville, Tenn. Top nominee Swift is one of four…

  17. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Returns, Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock, Yandel Leads Latin Airplay

    September 30, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Rihanna extends her mark for the most Pop Songs visits, Fitz and the Tantrums take over atop two rock tallies and Yandel leads Latin Airplay, while duo partner Wisin debuts with his own track Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find…

  18. Chart Highlights: Britney Spears Bows, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Leap To No. 1

    September 23, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Britney Spears' 'Work B**ch!' blasts onto Pop Songs, while Katy Perry scores a record-tying No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and Lady Gaga lands her lucky 13th No. 1 on Dance/Mix/Show Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  19. Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 10, 2013 11:09 AM EDT Taylor Swift enjoyed the biggest one-week sales tally of any artist in country music last year, and it was no surprise that the singer likewise enjoyed a big morning on Tuesday, as nominations were announced for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Award in New York City. CMA AWARDS…

  20. Alabama Earns Highest Charting Album on Billboard 200

    September 05, 2013 5:35 PM EDT The veteran group bows at No. 8, and No. 2 on Top Country Albums, with its collaborative tribute collection. Plus, Luke Bryan leads Hot Country Songs for a third week Alabama posts its best rank and sales week in seven years on Top Country Albums, as "Alabama & Friends" bows…

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