1. Tyler Farr Scores First No. 1 on Country Airplay, Steven Tyler Debuts

    May 19, 2015 4:26 PM EDT Tylers, the creators: Farr reigns with "A Guy Walks Into a Bar," while Aerosmith's frontman makes his Nashville chart debut. Tyler Farr toasts his first No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated May 30), as "A Guy Walks Into a Bar" rises 2-1 in its…

  2. Nashville Songwriter Paul Craft Dies at 76: Report

    October 19, 2014 10:21 AM EDT Nashville songwriter and Hall of Famer Paul Craft has died in Tennessee at the age of 76. The Tennessean reported that Craft died Saturday at a Nashville hospital "after years of deteriorating health." Craft penned the words to songs made famous by the likes of Ray Stevens , Mark…

  3. Mark Chesnutt Lights Up New Single, Talks Album Plans and Career Regrets

    May 23, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The music business has changed a lot in the past few years, let alone since 1990. It was the summer of that year when MCA Nashville released "Too Cold At Home," the traditional-styled debut single from Mark Chesnutt. As the singer was taking part in a media day to promote his new…

  4. Roots & Boots Tour Unites Trio of Country Veterans

    June 14, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Collectively, Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw, and Aaron Tippin have placed over one hundred songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. So, filling up a concert set list is no problem for the talented trio of country singers. Still, there is a definite strength in numbers, so when the veteran…

  5. George Jones Turns 80: 'I Never Thought About Dying'

    September 14, 2011 5:50 PM EDT A packed house of artists, industry professionals, and a few fans turned out Tuesday (Sept. 13) at Rippy's in downtown Nashville to celebrate the 80th birthday of "The Possum," George Jones . The Country Music Hall of Famer, who has placed more entries on Billboard's…

  6. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as "Lover, Lover" lifts 3-1. With the…

  7. Ask Billboard: Who's Bigger, Def Leppard Or Poison?

    March 12, 2010 2:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALK DIRTY TO, AND POUR SOME SUGAR ON, ME Hi Gary, Who has totaled more…

  8. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the musical comedy "Glee" enjoy an ample…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular 2006 - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all…

  10. Chart Beat: Michael Buble, ABBA, Taylor Swift

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Michael Buble, ABBA and Taylor Swift. 'HOME' IS WHERE THE CHART IS: Michael Buble is No. 1 on Hot Country Songs? Yes. But as a songwriter, not an artist. Buble topped the Adult Contemporary survey three years ago this month with his original…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular 2006 - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," ringles, Reba McEntire and more! WILL RINGLES STAR ON THE HOT 100? Hi Fred, First of all let me tell you how much I enjoy reading your column every week. I saw that Carrie Underwood's "Before He…

  13. Chart Beat

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the country charts, Soulja Boy, Paul Anka and more! 'MORE' IS THE MOST: It was a momentous event in the history of the Hot Country Songs chart last week when Kenny Chesney tied the record for the highest debut (since the chart expanded to 50 positions in January 1964)…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant honors band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon during a special ceremony. T 2004 - Maverick broadcaster Howard Stern announces he will abandon terrestrial…

  15. 34OnTV

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 21-27, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 21 "7th Avenue Drop," Fuse Featured artist(s): Jurassic 5. "When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts, Acts 1 & 2," HBO Featured artist(s): Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Harry…

  16. Country Acts Salute Jones On 'God's Country'

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Sammy Kershaw, Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Lawrence are the first acts confirmed to participate in the George Jones tribute album "God's Country." Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Sammy Kershaw, Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Lawrence are the first acts confirmed to…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant honors band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon during a special ceremony. T 2004 - Maverick broadcaster Howard Stern announces he will abandon terrestrial…

  18. Jones' 'Special Guests' Expanded, Reissued

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia/Legacy. The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia…

  19. Savin' the Honky Tonk

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If anybody could save the honky-tonk, it's Mark Chesnutt. If anybody could save the honky-tonk, it's Mark Chesnutt. Arguably the purest hardcore country singer to break in the video age, he drops any pretension of being a country pop artist with his debut Vivaton release. This is a…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Dank 2000 - Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue…

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