1. Eli Young Band Scores First No. 1 On Top Country Albums Chart

    March 13, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The act joins David Nail and Kevin Fowler in setting new bests on the ranking A trio of artists set new career benchmarks in the top 10 of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, led by Eli Young Band's first No. 1 and best career sales week. The group's fifth album, "10,000…

  2. Keith Urban Embarks on Raise 'Em Up Tour This Summer

    March 08, 2014 4:32 PM EST After concluding his judging gig on "American Idol," Keith Urban will hit the road in North America this summer -- with the Raise 'Em Up tour. According to Radio.com , Urban plans to play multiple shows in the United States and Canada beginning in July, with shows stretching to…

  3. Eric Hutchinson, 'A Little More': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 03, 2014 11:13 AM EST Check out the new track from the singer's upcoming album "Pure Fiction," launching at Billboard.com. Rising pop singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson has been previewing new single "A Little More" on the road over the past year, and on Monday (Mar. 3), the studio…

  4. Doobie Brothers With Michael McDonald Record Country Album With Brad Paisley, Sara Evans

    February 28, 2014 8:00 AM EST The classic rock veterans are collaborating with Zac Brown, Toby Keith, Chris Young, Love and Theft and more for a country tribute album Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and Sara Evans are among the country acts teaming with the legendary Doobie Brothers to record a new…

  5. 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…

  6. NEEDTOBREATHE Announces Tour, Debuts New Track 'State I'm In' (Exclusive)

    February 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST When NEEDTOBREATHE kicks off their upcoming tour May 1st  at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, MO most fans will have no idea what a rocky road it was for the band to get there. In fact, lead vocalist Bear Rinehart admits they came very close to calling it quits, but somewhere in making…

  7. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 29, 2014 10:46 AM EST The nominations were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29), and two of the format's veteran performers found at the top of the nominations list. ACM AWARDS: FULL COVERAGE 2014 ACM Awards! Billboard's ACM Awards Live Blog! ACM…

  8. Jerrod Niemann Announces New Album, 'High Noon'

    January 24, 2014 9:43 PM EST The country singer's third major label release will drop March 25 While his new single "Drink to That All Night" climbs the Hot 100 and country charts, Jerrod Niemann has confirmed his third major label release for March. "High Noon," the follow-up to 2012's …

  9. 10 Country Artists to Watch in 2014: 615 Picks

    January 09, 2014 12:12 PM EST It's time to shine the spotlight on some of the new country and Americana acts that we think will make some noise in 2014. Some are very much in the mainstream sound, while some are a little off the beaten path, but we think there's something to each of these acts ( listed…

  10. CMA Awards 2013: 13 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 07, 2013 4:18 AM EST From Luke Bryan’s touching performance of “Drink A Beer” to the pomp and swagger of Florida Georgia Line, last night’s 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards had a little something for everyone. But, there were just as many big moments behind the scenes. As usual, Billboard keeps you…

  11. 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…

  12. Spotlight On Serena Ryder

    August 27, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Serena Ryder is back, and bigger, than ever. And she's certainly feeling better -- about everything. After four well-received albums, the Canadian singer-songwriter releases her latest set, "Harmony," on Tuesday (Aug. 27), nine months to the day after it came out in the Great…

  13. Delta Country Jam Bringing Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler to Mississippi

    August 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT One doesn't need much of a history lesson about the Mississippi Delta region to know that music is a huge part of the area. Harbor Entertainment's Drew Dedo is well aware of this fact, and is excited to be helping celebrate that heritage with the Delta Country Jam , slated for…

  14. Kip Moore's 'Girl' Hits Top 10, Video Premiere Spikes Taylor Swift's 'Red'

    July 11, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Kip Moore claims his third top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Hey Pretty Girl," which rises 11-9. He previously reached the upper tier with "Beer Money," which rolled to No. 7 last December, and "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck," which…

  15. Serena Ryder Recovers From Depression Bout, Scores Chart-Topping Hit

    June 07, 2013 1:45 PM EDT "There was a long period of time that I had to spend at home and try and get my shit back together," says re-energized singer. "Stompa," Canadian singer/songwriter Serena Ryder's muscular pop-rock single and lead track from her forthcoming album "Harmony,"…

  16. CMT Music Awards: 10 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    June 06, 2013 2:08 AM EDT The Color Purple: The red carpet is clearly passé. The Academy of Country Music used to have an orange rug, the Country Music Assn. favors black, and the CMTs – you’re lookin’ at purple. What shade of purple? That was up for debate. Kip Moore said it was “dark purple,” Katie Armiger…

  17. Jewel, Tate Stevens & More Join ACM Experience For Free Shows

    March 29, 2013 10:04 PM EDT The lead-up to the ACM Awards will also include Katie Armiger, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann and others. Jewel, "X Factor" winner Tate Stevens and many more musicians will join the ACM Experience for three days of free shows in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music event, held…

  18. Kelly Clarkson Debuts New Songs, Brad Paisley Rocks With REO at Cruise Concert

    March 01, 2013 3:15 PM EST REO Speedwagon join Paisley for surprise performance at annual Country Radio Seminar event The General Jackson river boat was rockin’ last night as Brad Paisley welcomed surprise guests REO Speedwagon on Sony Music Nashville’s 27th annual cruise. Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies…

  19. 615 Spotlight: The Henningsens Are Looking 'American Beautiful'

    February 13, 2013 4:45 PM EST Family band scores a hit with bright single 2013 has been a year to remember so far for the Henningsens. The Illinois family act is enjoying watching "American Beautiful," their current single, navigate the Billboard charts where it reaches No. 40 on Hot Country Songs and No. 28…

  20. Terry Bradshaw Returns to Country With 'Lights of Louisiana'

    December 11, 2012 1:45 PM EST NFL Great Talks New Music, Daughter Rachel's Success in Nashville: 'She's a Tremendous Singer' Country radio might be a little surprised to see on their desk a song called "Lights Of Louisiana" from Terry Bradshaw. Yes, that Terry Bradshaw, the "Blonde…

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