1. Josh Turner Bringing 'Punching Bag' to HSN Live

    April 24, 2012 9:00 AM EDT J osh Turner fans will want to be sure that they tune into HSN on Friday, May 25. The MCA Nashville recording artist will be making an appearance on the channel that night to promote his fifth studio album, "Punching Bag." Though the disc will not be released until June 12, fans can…

  2. Billy Gilman Enlists A-Listers for 'Choice' Charity Single

    April 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Keith Urban, Reba McEntire & Kenny Rogers Join Soles4Souls Project One of the more rich traditions in the history of country music is the trait of giving back. Billy Gilman knows this and appreciates it. Best known to audiences for songs like the powerful "One Voice" and the…

  3. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:05 AM EDT The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newcomers Thompson Square , who scored seven…

  4. 21 Under 21: Scotty McCreery (2011)

    September 27, 2011 11:37 AM EDT No. 4. Scotty McCreery Birthdate: Oct. 9, 1993 (age 17) Why He's Hot: When viewers first saw Scotty McCreery at the Milwaukee auditions for "American Idol" season 10, they could barely believe the big ole voice coming out of the North Carolina teen. McCreery skated through the…

  5. LMFAO Keeps 'Party' Rocking Atop Hot 100

    July 13, 2011 3:30 PM EDT LMFAO spends its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 14) on Billboard.com, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Lil Wayne 's "How to Love" and OneRepublic 's "Good Life" claims the…

  6. Scotty McCreery Wins 'American Idol' Season 10

    May 25, 2011 10:25 PM EDT Scotty McCreery, whose deep, syrupy voice has been compared to that of Josh Turner, was crowned season 10's "American Idol" on tonight's (May 25) live finale. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Best Performances (Video) Photos: 'American Idol' Season Finale…

  7. 'American Idol' Top 3 Visit Hometowns, Judges' Choice Songs Revealed

    May 15, 2011 11:25 AM EDT When it comes to "American Idol," the homestretch is homecoming week, a yearly tradition since season 1 and the moment for which every finalist pines. This year's trio -- Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart -- like 27 before them, had one whirlwind weekend as they…

  8. Hollywood Week Heats Up 'American Idol' With Dreaded Elimination Rooms

    February 18, 2011 8:30 AM EST Part three of Hollywood Week on "American Idol," which aired last night (Feb. 17), began dramatically enough, with Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson "laying it all out on the table" in the form of a final judgment to this first major hurdle. It would all lead…

  9. 'American Idol' Top 5 Milwaukee Auditions, from Chris Medina to Scott Dangerfield

    January 26, 2011 11:45 PM EST After five long days without an "Idol" fix, Steven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson returned in Milwaukee for two hours of powerful and painful performances. Some singers absolutely nailed genre exercises in country, rock or R&B; other performers found out that opera…

  10. Lady Antebellum Leads Year-End Country Charts

    December 10, 2010 3:30 PM EST Turns out we were right. Lady Antebellum , which Billboard tipped as an artist to watch two years ago, closes this year as the hottest act in country music -- and beyond. The trio -- Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood -- leads several of Billboard's country and pop year-end…

  11. Carrie Underwood Top Winner At American Country Awards

    December 07, 2010 7:17 AM EST When it comes to Las Vegas, Carrie Underwood is a sure bet. Underwood won her second country music artist of the year award of 2010 in Sin City on Monday night (Dec. 7). She earned it at the inaugural American Country Awards about eight months after she won the top honor at the Academy of…

  12. Lady Antebellum, Easton Corbin Lead ACA Nominations

    October 18, 2010 1:15 PM EDT L ady Antebellum and newcomer Easton Corbin lead the field for the inaugural American Country Awards with seven nominations apiece. Carrie Underwood is next with six nominations and Josh Turner has five. Country music's newest awards show debuts Dec. 6 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.…

  13. Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' Coasts to Fifth Week Atop Hot 100

    July 08, 2010 11:00 AM EDT "California Gurls" by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg extends its reign at No. 1 on the Hot 100 to five weeks, as airplay continues to build for the track. The song reached 149.4 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen BDS (up 6%). "Gurls" also holds steady at…

  14. Summer Songs Playlist

    July 07, 2010 2:35 PM EDT Chart Article All summer long, we've posted a new weekly, ten-song playlist of tunes from the Hot 100 to listen to get you in the mood for warm weather fun. Now that September's here, it's time to look back on the summer that was with one final mega collection of tracks. From…

  15. Sade's 'Soldier' Stays Put At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 24, 2010 11:31 AM EST It's a slow week on the Billboard 200, as Sade's "Soldier of Love" album retains the No. 1 position for a second frame , shifting 190,000 copies (down 62%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Listen to Sade's "Soldier of Love" Album Last week, the top 40 of the…

  16. Josh Turner Debuts on Country Chart With 'Haywire' Album

    February 22, 2010 4:20 PM EST Fueled by national TV guest spots, a hit video and a No. 1 single with "Why Don't We Just Dance?," MCA Nashville's Josh Turner debuts on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 2 and on the Billboard 200 at No. 5 with his fourth album, "Haywire." The Feb…

  17. Sade's 'Soldier' Sizzles At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 17, 2010 11:02 AM EST Nearly 10 years after the group's last studio effort, Sade is back with "Soldier of Love," blasting in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 502,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Solder of Love" gives Sade its first No. 1 debut and its best…

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: The Who, Andrea Bocelli, Lil Wayne

    February 11, 2010 4:15 PM EST GAIN OF 74: In Super Bowl XLIV Sunday (Feb. 7), the New Orleans Saints effectively sealed victory when Tracy Porter returned a Peyton Manning interception 74 yards for a touchdown, capping the game's scoring at 31-17. On this week's Billboard 200, the band that rocked the Super Bowl…

  19. Sade To Take No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 10, 2010 3:47 PM EST Expect the smooth sounds of Sade to overtake the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 album chart next week, as industry sources project the group's new effort "Soldier of Love" could sell between 375,000 to 400,000 by week's end on Feb. 14. Billboard Reviews Sade's New…

  20. Josh Turner "Haywire" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:46 PM EST Josh Turner, "Haywire" (MCA Nashville) Release Date: February 9, 2010 Josh Turner bowed on MCA Nashville in 2003 with a platinum debut album, "Long Black Train," and has since proved to be one of country's most consistent young hitmakers. His new set, "Haywire,…

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