1. Bret Michaels Returns to His Country Roots with New Album 'True Grit': 'This Has Been My Life Story'

    May 03, 2015 11:36 PM EDT Bret Michaels is a resourceful Renaissance man. From winning Celebrity Apprentice  to developing a top-selling line of products for PetSmart, the veteran rocker has continued to reinvent himself through talent, hard work and a maverick entrepreneurial spirit. With the May 5 release of his new…

  2. Iconic Theme Music Returns in New 'Jurassic World' Trailer

    November 25, 2014 1:02 PM EST Also possibly featuring a guest appearance by Jimmy Buffett's restaurant? How do you protect people against dinosaurs? Send in a Star-Lord -- or at least Chris Pratt .  The trailer for Jurassic World , the Jurassic Park reboot, is finally here and the below footage promises that things…

  3. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Guns N' Roses Celebrate 'Sweet' Success

    August 04, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1988, the rockers ruled with their breakthrough classic. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rick Nelson, Selena and Bryan Adams Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Aug. 4, 1958 Happy 56th birthday,…

  4. Lionel Richie Gets 65th Birthday Tribute From Kid Rock at Concert Near Detroit

    June 21, 2014 10:47 AM EDT Lionel Richie turned 65 in style on Friday night (June 20), with Kid Rock in the flesh and a bunch of his other friends via video. The veteran pop icon had just finished the main portion of his set at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in the Detroit suburb of Independence Township when crew and…

  5. Ask Billboard: Too $hort Ends Too Long Wait For First Hot 100 Top 10

    April 25, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The rapper reaches the Hot 100's top 10 after appearing on the chart since 1990. Plus, OneRepublic makes history As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your…

  6. 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…

  7. Christie's Offering Andy Warhol Collection in Online Auction

    October 16, 2013 7:41 PM EDT Andy Warhol enthusiasts and art collectors, take note: Christie's has a new auction that might be of interest. Starting today (Oct. 16), the U.K.-based auction house has for sale over 120 photographs, drawings and prints that the legendary artist created, including works involving Mick…

  8. America's Labor Party: 26 Country Songs for the American Worker

    September 01, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsletter, which you can subscribe to right here . When…

  9. Cassadee Pope Wins 'Over You,' Taylor Swift Ties Record on Country Charts

    November 29, 2012 12:30 PM EST After a head-turning performance of Miranda Lambert 's "Over You" on the November 19 episode of NBC's "The Voice," contestant Cassadee Pope opens atop Country Digital Songs with 152,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Concurrently the newcomer posts…

  10. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Crooner, Dies

    September 26, 2012 10:05 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," the singer once…

  11. The Beat: Lionel Richie and Jimmy Buffett Duet, Animal Collective's New Single Drops

    August 01, 2012 2:45 PM EDT On the Wednesday, Aug. 1 edition of "The Beat," host Jonathan Brooks is bringing you the latest music news -- what's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- straight from Music City, U.S.A. As J.B. wraps up his trip to Nashville, he dishes on Lionel Richie's…

  12. Lionel Richie Joins Jimmy Buffett in One-Off Show in Detroit: Video

    July 30, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett and Lionel Richie found an easy solution to the dilemma of who got to perform "All Night Long (All Night)" during their one-off stadium show in Detroit. They both did. LIONEL: Cover Story / Buy Issue Richie, of course, wrote the song and took it to No. 1 in 1983.…

  13. 615 Spotlight: Britt and Blaire Kick Off a 'Young Summer'

    July 18, 2012 12:40 PM EDT When you hear new country duo Britt and Blaire on the airwaves with their infectious new single, "Young Summer," odds are that the connection that you make with them will be an instant one. It definitely was for Blaire Hanks on the evening he wandered in to Calendar's Deli in…

  14. Bret Michaels Enlists Lil Jon, Jimmy Buffet for Solo Album

    June 14, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Slew of Stars Help Poison Frontman on 'Bret Michaels and Friends: Get Your Rock On' B ret Michaels plans to release a new solo album this summer, which includes songs he recorded with a little help from his A-list rocker friends. The album, due sometime in late July, is titled "…

  15. Jimmy Buffett To Record New Album This Year

    May 30, 2012 3:45 PM EDT "I'm happy with the material 'cause I've been working at it for a while," Buffett says Jimmy Buffett says he has tunes to the left and tunes to the right as he eyeballs his next studio album. Buffett tells Billboard.com that he's "got a lot of songs and I&…

  16. 2012 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead Nominees

    April 23, 2012 12:50 PM EDT A trio of country's power women figure prominently in the nominations for the upcoming 2012 CMT Music Awards, with perennial fan favorite Carrie Underwood taking five nominations, Miranda Lambert following closely with four, and Taylor Swift with three. This year's nominations were…

  17. Tim McGraw Cracks Top 10, Lee Brice Scores First No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 12, 2012 3:55 PM EDT Rascal Flatts Breezes to No. 1 on Country Albums Chart T im McGraw has competed 46 times in the top 10 on Country Songs , and nearly made it a two-fer this week, as his current solo single "Better Than I Used to Be" enters the upper tier (11-10), and a new duet with Kenny Chesney…

  18. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Roars Onto Country Songs

    April 09, 2012 12:45 PM EDT The superstars combine for the second-best debut in the chart's 22-year Nielsen BDS era. K enny Chesney and Tim McGraw rocket onto Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "Feel Like a Rock Star" debuts at No. 13. In its first week of availability, the song received airplay on…

  19. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Headed for Historic Country Songs Debut

    April 03, 2012 2:15 PM EDT The pairing of country superstars could lead to just the second top 10 start in the chart's 22-year Nielsen BDS era. In preparation for the June launch of their Brothers of the Sun co-headlining tour, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw premiered a new duet, "Feel Like a Rock Star,"…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Mumford & Sons

    September 24, 2011 2:05 PM EDT MOVES LIKE BENNETT: Nevermind that young'un Mick Jagger. Tony Bennett isn't gathering any moss either. As previously reported , while Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a third week at No. 1, Bennett becomes the oldest living artist…

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