1. Carrie Underwood Continues Perfect Streak With 'Something in the Water'

    December 02, 2014 1:05 PM EST The song is the country superstar's 20th consecutive Country Airplay top 10, a region she's yet to miss. Carrie Underwood's "Something in the Water" makes an 11-9 splash to become her 20th top 10 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart. Counting songs promoted to…

  2. Martina McBride Brings Her Everlasting Tour to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

    November 02, 2014 12:53 PM EST Martina McBride brought her Everlasting tour to her home base of Nashville on Saturday (Nov. 1), headlining before a capacity crowd at the Ryman Auditorium. Martina McBride, 'Everlasting': Exclusive Album Premiere The singer proved once again why she is one of three women to win…

  3. Martina McBride Dazzles with Hits, R&B Standards During Carnival Cruise Concert Series

    May 17, 2014 11:50 AM EDT “How lucky are we that we get to be here together?” Martina McBride asked the sold-out crowd on board the Carnival Ecstasy this week, where she was performing the first of two shows in Cozumel, Mexico, as part of the cruise line’s new Carnival Live concert series. “This has been a new…

  4. 'Frozen' Spends 10th Week at No. 1 On Billboard 200; Sales Climb Past 2 Million

    April 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The unstoppable soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" continues its run atop the Billboard 200 as it clocks a 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1. The set sold 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's down 11 percent compared with the…

  5. Martina McBride, 'Everlasting': Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 31, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The country star breaks down her new album -- listen to it here FIRST -- and talks "vivacious" duet with Kelly Clarkson Martina McBride's new album, "Everlasting," is all about memories. A collection of pop and R&B standards produced by Don Was, McBride…

  6. Jennifer Hudson Headlining Carnival Cruise Concert Series

    January 22, 2014 7:47 PM EST Chicago, Foreigner, Daughtry also set to perform during concert series Back when she was a nobody, long before she blasted to stardom on "American Idol" and "Dreamgirls," Jennifer Hudson sang on a cruise ship. And on Wednesday, the singer said she would do it again -- this…

  7. Martina McBride Returns With Soulful, Self-Released Covers Set ‘Everlasting’

    January 16, 2014 1:12 AM EST When Martina McBride started looking for material for her next album, she turned to the great soul singers Aretha Franklin and Etta James for inspiration. The country singer, known for her huge soprano voice, is self-releasing "Everlasting" on March 4, an album of classic soul and…

  8. Vince Gill, Jackson Browne Honor Gregg Allman at Tribute Concert

    January 11, 2014 3:19 PM EST Zac Brown, Taj Mahal, more also joined festivities at Atlanta's Fox Theatre An all-star lineup of musicians feted Gregg Allman Friday night at a tribute concert heralding the southern rock luminary and the blues rock that influenced many artists to follow his band's early 1970s…

  9. Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood Among Newest Cancellations at SeaWorld

    December 14, 2013 6:18 PM EST Justin Moore, Scotty McCreery and .38 Special among the only artists left on the bill. SeaWorld continues to come under scrutiny as more and more musicians back out of its Brews, Bands and BBQ concert series amid petitions and protests stemming from the documentary film "Blackfish."…

  10. Martina McBride Sets 'Everlasting' Album

    December 13, 2013 10:51 AM EST The country star teams with Don Was for new covers collection, out March 4 Martina McBride is no stranger to covers. Her quickest selling album yet, 2005's "Timeless," was a collection of country music classics including "Love's Gonna Live Here" and "Satin…

  11. Happy Birthday, Billboard's Country Songs Chart!

    January 08, 2013 12:15 PM EST The first incarnation of the survey premiered on Jan. 8, 1944. Billboard's Country Songs chart celebrates its anniversary today, having debuted on this date in 1944. The survey started as the "Most Played Juke Box Folk Records" ranking. It was subtitled "(Hillbillies,…

  12. Martina McBride Launches 'Cozy' Christmas Tour

    November 27, 2012 5:30 PM EST Martina McBride knows a thing or two about Christmas. Released in 1998, her classic holiday set "White Christmas" has sold 1.6 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and her version of "O Holy Night" has become a standard. McBride continues to share her love of…

  13. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  14. Kid Rock: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 12, 2012 12:25 PM EST Long a holdout from iTunes, the Cowboy is finally taking a bite of the Apple with his new album, "Rebel Soul." "I've always said that there was going to be a day that we were on iTunes." It's Halloween, and Kid Rock is singing a different, and unexpected, tune.…

  15. Election Night 2012: Stars React to Obama's Win on Twitter

    November 07, 2012 6:45 AM EST President Barack Obama was elected to a second term on Tuesday night, edging Governor Mitt Romney by holding on to most of the hard-fought swing states that swept him into office in 2008. Throughout the day, celebs were taking to Twitter to voice their anxieties and amusement at the scene of…

  16. CMA Awards 2012 Predictions: Female Vocalist

    November 01, 2012 11:30 AM EDT On Tuesday, we took a look at the Male Vocalist category in tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards. The list of ladies competing for the Female Vocalist crown is no less thrilling, though maybe a little more easier to pick this year. The nominees are: Kelly Clarkson…

  17. 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…

  18. George Strait Announces His Final Tour

    September 26, 2012 4:00 PM EDT "It's been a hard decision for me to make, but ... I've decided I'm not going to tour anymore after the next two years" The past few weeks have seen a lot of speculation concerning today's George Strait press conference at The Country Music Hall of Fame. A new…

  19. Bubbling Under: Musgraves Makes 'Merry' On Country Songs

    September 21, 2012 11:25 AM 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: Kacey Musgraves, Krewella and Blondfire KACEY MUSGRAVES Kacey Musgraves gains momentum with a third-week 42-38 jump on Country…

  20. Eric Church Thanks 'Pretty Special' Fans For Surprise CMA Nominations

    September 05, 2012 8:15 PM EDT No one was more surprised by Eric Church 's leading five Country Music Awards nominations than the rising star from North Carolina. He didn't even know they were happening. "The funny part of the story is I've been on vacation the last week and I lost my phone in the Gulf…

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