1. CMA Awards 2012 Predictions: Entertainer of the Year

    November 01, 2012 1:00 PM EDT As Rod Stewart once put so eloquently, "Tonight's The Night." It's Music City's time in the spotlight, as the 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards air tonight on ABC. As we wrap up our ongoing preview of the show, we take a look at the top category of the…

  2. Tim McGraw Returns with 'Two Lanes of Freedom' Album

    October 30, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Tim McGraw will return with a new album a little over a year after the January release of "Emotional Traffic." "Two Lanes of Freedom" is slated for release on Feb. 5, 2013, and marks the country superstar's debut on Big Machine Records, after spending much of his…

  3. Taylor Swift Media Blitz: Over 70 Outlets in One Day

    October 29, 2012 10:50 AM EDT "It's the craziest feeling that they are all here for me," Swift tells Billboard The Taylor Swift media blitz to promote "Red" continued on Friday, as the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year took part in something very unique -- a multi-station remote broadcast held…

  4. 'Bald for Bieber' Hoax a Massive #Fail

    October 26, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Plenty of photos of bald teens, but did anyone actually fall for it? An Internet hoax claiming Justin Bieber had been diagnosed with cancer, and that fans had begun shaving their heads in solidarity, has spread fears that actual supporters of the singer will "go bald for Bieber." It…

  5. Jason Aldean To Make History at Boston's Fenway Park

    October 18, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Jason Aldean will be making history at one of baseball's most historic sites. He will be the first country music star to play a concert at Fenway Park, the iconic home of the Boston Red Sox. The July 13 appearance will be the initial stop on his first stadium tour. Aldean made the…

  6. Kenny Rogers Talks 'Luck' Book, New Music

    October 11, 2012 3:20 PM EDT In the early months of 1977, Kenny Rogers ' phone was ringing like crazy, thanks to the success of the classic "Lucille." In his new book, "Luck Or Something Like It," the singer tells of one who wasn't too enamored with the single - at least initially. "…

  7. Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney to Perform at CMA Awards

    October 08, 2012 12:40 AM EDT Carrie Underwood , Kenny Chesney , Eric Church and the Band Perry have joined the roster of performers at the 46th Annual CMA Awards on November 1. Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean , Dierks Bentley , Luke Bryan , Kelly Clarkson , Little Big Town , Miranda Lambert , Brad…

  8. Adele Debuts James Bond Theme: Listen to 'Skyfall'

    October 04, 2012 7:10 PM EDT As of 0:07 London time, Adele's James Bond theme song, "Skyfall," is streaming on her website and available on iTunes, a few weeks before the series' latest film, starring Daniel Craig, hits theaters. Adele's voice is accompanied by a 77-piece orchestra on the Paul…

  9. PSY in Close Race for Hot 100 No. 1

    October 04, 2012 6:40 PM EDT One Direction, Taylor Swift and Adele Also Aiming High The race for No. 1 is on. . . Again! While PSY 's "Gangnam Style" almost claimed the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week -- in the closest race for the top since February -- Maroon 5 remained at No. 1 with "…

  10. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Reunite for 'This Christmas' Charity Album

    October 02, 2012 5:50 PM EDT John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have come together for a new winter holiday album, aptly titled "This Christmas," that includes a duet called "I Think You Might Like It," by John Farrar, the man who wrote the platinum-selling tune "You're the One That I Want…

  11. Lady Antebellum Reach Live Milestone, Talk Next Album & Meeting Springsteen

    October 01, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Lady Antebellum has been a force on the charts since their 2008 debut single "Love Don't Live Here Anymore," but according to the trio's Charles Kelley, 2012 was definitely a year where they felt that they took their career to the highest level yet. The Capitol Nashville…

  12. Bubbling Under: Kathy Griffin Sings It With 'I'll Say It' on Dance/Club Play Songs

    September 28, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Kathy Griffin, Benjamin Gibbard, Joanna Smith and the Gaslamp Killer. Kathy Griffin Two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian/actress…

  13. Hunter Hayes Makes History, Little Big Town Shines on Country Charts

    September 20, 2012 2:30 PM EDT As "Wanted" steps 2-1 on Country Songs, newcomer Hunter Hayes makes history as the youngest solo male act to top the radio tally, ringing at the top bell at 21 years and two weeks of age, surpassing a record set in 1973 by Johnny Rodriguez when he reigned with "You Always Come…

  14. 'Hey, Joe Diffie!' Jason Aldean Gives '90s Star a Shout on New Album

    September 20, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Get ready to shout "Joe Diffie!" at Aldean concerts ... "Pretty dang cool," says classic country singer Ten songs in, Jason Aldean 's new album, "Night Train," throws out a curve ball that will have crowds of 20-somethings chanting the name of a classic…

  15. Chart Highlights: Christina Aguilera's 'Body' Dances Onto Pop Songs

    September 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Also: Hunter Hayes scores his first No. 1 on Country Songs and the Lumineers take over atop the Rock and Alternative Songs charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed…

  16. Big & Rich: How Bon Jovi and George Lucas Named Their New Album

    September 17, 2012 3:00 PM EDT John Rich says Jon Bon Jovi deserves credit for pushing the title of the new Big & Rich album, "Hillbilly Jedi" -- and for getting the duo permission to use it. Rich tells Billboard that the title idea came up during a songwriting session he and "Big" Kenny Alphin did…

  17. Smokey Robinson Working on a 'Spanglish' Album

    September 14, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 'I've been learning Spanish for about four or five years,' says the Motown legend. Smokey Robinson will second that emocion on his next album. The Motown legend tells Billboard that he's working on a "Spanglish" album for his next release, his first since 2009&…

  18. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Is Hot 100's Longest-Leading Country Song Since 1980

    September 12, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' rebounds 2-1 for a third week on top, marking the longest command for a country song since Kenny Rogers' 'Lady' Taylor Swift 's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" reunites with the top spot on the…

  19. Bucky Covington Talks 'Good Guys,' First Album in 5 Years

    September 10, 2012 4:05 PM EDT It's been a long wait for Bucky Covington, but with this week's release of "Good Guys," he finally has new music out. After hitting on Lyric Street Records with hits like "A Different World" and the touching "I'll Walk," the label closed -- putting…

  20. Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban Talks Journey 'From Elvis to Elvira'

    September 06, 2012 5:30 PM EDT In the world of country music, the words "Oom Papa Mow Mow" might be recognized as some of the most legendary bass notes in the format's history. Of course, those lyrics were immortalized by Richard Sterban in the Oak Ridge Boys' 1981 recording of "Elvira," which…

Pages