1. Blake Shelton Onesie? Rascall Flatts Thong? Your Gift Guide to Country Artists' Weirdest Merch

    December 18, 2015 2:15 PM EST Did we mention Blake’s adult onesies come equipped with a butt flap? With just a few shopping days left until Christmas, it’s time for our guide to the weirdest and wackiest merchandise being offered by country stars. We scoured the online stores of nearly 60 artists to find the 16 most…

  2. Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley to Host 2016 ACM Awards

    December 15, 2015 11:36 PM EST Luke Bryan will return for the fourth time to co-host next year's Academy of Country Music Awards, alongside Dierks Bentley , who will be co-hosting for the first time. Bryan, the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter. The show will be broadcast…

  3. 13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Selena Gomez's Latest Top 10 Hit

    December 12, 2015 10:00 AM EST The latest  Billboard  charts saw Selena Gomez's Revival score another top 10 hit and the holiday charts keep picking up speed. Selena Gomez Goes Top 10, Adele's 'Hello' Leads Hot 100 for Sixth Week Here are 13 things you need to know about this week's charts:  1. …

  4. The Year in Country 2015: Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood & Kelsea Ballerini Lead the Way

    December 09, 2015 9:00 AM EST All hail Luke Bryan . Just as he did in 2014, the Georgia native reigns as 2015's Top Country Artist, as well as Top Male Country Artist. As in recent years, Billboard 's country music charts were dominated by the boys (or bros). However, female artists also hoisted their flag. The…

  5. Adam Lambert Premieres Pop Remix of 'Another Lonely Night': Exclusive

    December 02, 2015 1:55 PM EST Adam Lambert ’s single "Another Lonely Night" is beginning to unravel its remix package. Adam Lambert Channels Las Vegas, 'Magic Mike' for 'Another Lonely Night' Video The record comes from Lambert’s third studio album, The Original High , and has climbed to No.…

  6. Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato, and More To Perform on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 01, 2015 11:01 AM EST Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve is never disappointing. Already, Carrie Underwood is set to headline the ABC telecast at Times Square. Helping her to ring in the 2016 countdown will be live performances from Luke Bryan , Demi Lovato , and Wiz Khalifa joined by Charlie Puth .  Radio…

  7. Luke Bryan & More Country Stars Take You Home for the Holidays in 'A Country Faith Christmas' Book

    November 25, 2015 4:27 PM EST Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price gathers recipes, stories & more in new book. Deborah Evans Price is one of country music’s most esteemed journalists. Her byline has appeared in  Billboard ,  Nash Country   Weekly, Rolling Stone and countless other magazines. Now Price -- the…

  8. 13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Justin Bieber's Artist 100 Milestone & More

    November 21, 2015 10:00 AM EST The latest  Billboard  charts saw Justin Bieber find his Purpose  on the charts and Chris Stapleton continue to reap the rewards of his CMA Awards domination. Justin Bieber Tops Billboard Artist 100 Chart for First Time Here are 13 things you need to know about this week's charts:  1. We…

  9. 2015 AMAs Reveal Top 5 Artist of the Year Nominees

    November 12, 2015 8:45 AM EST The top five nominees for the AMAs' highest honor, Artist of the Year, have just been announced on Good Morning America . Chosen by fans, the nominees are  Luke Bryan , Ariana Grande , Nicki Minaj , One Direction and Taylor Swift . 2015 American Music Awards: Taylor Swift Leads…

  10. 10 Things to Know About CMA King Chris Stapleton

    November 05, 2015 4:02 PM EST Chris Stapleton had three big wins at Wednesday night’s CMA Awards , taking home the trophies for album of the year, male vocalist of the year, and new artist of the year. The most impressive of these victories was actually in the new artist category, where he beat out several young stars who…

  11. Luke Bryan Thinks There's No Way Blake Shelton 'Could Ever Score a Girl' Like Gwen Stefani

    November 05, 2015 7:30 AM EST Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani finally confirmed their relationship yesterday shortly before the CMAs -- but it was still new enough that not all the show's attendees were in the loop about The Voice judges' coupledom. Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton Are Officially Dating Luke…

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

    November 05, 2015 12:38 AM EST The 2015 CMA Awards are done and dusted, the winners are still celebrating and the losers are, well, probably celebrating too. The Awards broadcast wasn't the only place to catch the action. Billboard went behind-the-scenes to report on the news you won't see anywhere else.  -- Eric…

  13. Luke Bryan on His Early Influences, 'Horrible' First Band & the Hit Song That 'Scared' Him

    November 02, 2015 9:45 PM EST With thousands of country fans in Nashville for the CMA Awards on Wednesday, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum kicked the week’s activities off a little early by hosting an intimate, acoustic show and Q&A with Luke Bryan on Sunday afternoon. Bryan was in high spirits at the sold…

  14. Thomas Rhett & Brett Eldredge Bring CMT's Suits And Boots Tour To New York City: Live Review

    October 30, 2015 5:03 PM EDT Under the cover of the omnivorous, arena-friendly country sound that swept into the genre over the last few years, a quieter backlash took place in the genre’s mainstream. You can hear it in Eric Church ’s “Like A Wrecking Ball,” Miranda Lambert ’s “Holding On To You,” and Little Big Town ’s …

  15. Luke Bryan to Perform at Halftime of Thanksgiving Cowboys vs. Panthers Game

    October 27, 2015 7:42 PM EDT Luke Bryan better not kick the dust up at his newly announced performance or he might just ruin the turf. The country star will be the halftime performer for the Cowboys vs. Panthers football game on Thanksgiving Day. More Than a Million People Have Seen Luke Bryan in Concert This Year The…

  16. More Than a Million People Have Seen Luke Bryan in Concert This Year

    October 23, 2015 8:40 PM EDT Luke Bryan earns the top slot on the latest Hot Tours tally (see list, below) with $49 million in ticket sales reported from his Kick the Dust Up tour. The tour launched on May 8 in Grand Forks, N.D., on the heels of his 2014 trek, That’s My Kind of Night, which extended into this year with…

  17. 'Down' Is Up: Luke Bryan Dominates Country Charts; Toby Keith and Jana Kramer Debut

    October 20, 2015 4:02 PM EDT Luke Bryan makes an almost clean sweep, topping four of Billboard’s five country charts dated Oct. 31. "Strip It Down" (Capitol Nashville) crowns Hot Country Songs (for a fifth week) and takes over atop Country Airplay and Country Streaming Songs (up 2-1 on each list), while his…

  18. Brett Eldredge Wins With 'Lose' on Airplay Chart; George Strait Earns 26th No. 1 Album

    October 13, 2015 2:18 PM EDT "Lose My Mind," the first single from Brett Eldredge 's sophomore LP, Illinois , steps 2-1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated Oct. 24) with 48.3 million audience impressions (up 1 percent), according to Nielsen Music. The single, co-written by Eldredge, samples…

  19. Luke Bryan Fights the Elements, Wins the Crowds as 'Farm Tour' Rolls Into Alabama

    October 09, 2015 12:50 AM EDT Luke Bryan’s annual Farm Tour hit Twin Creeks Farm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama last night, and the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year was happy that the weather was not an issue, with a perfect autumn night in the south. “Thank the Lord,” he told Billboard. “Obviously, I preach that rain is a…

  20. Armin van Buuren, Luke Bryan, Usher Lead Intel's Most Dangerous Celebrities Online List

    September 29, 2015 3:29 AM EDT If you're planning to look up Usher , Luke Bryan or producer Armin van Buuren on the web, take heed. Intel Security announced Tuesday that the musicians top its ninth annual list of the most dangerous celebrities online.  Searches for those famous names are most likely to land users on…

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