1. Grand Ole Opry House Added to National Register of Historic Places

    February 27, 2015 9:20 AM EST The Grand Ole Opry's home since 1974 has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Opry's sixth home, the Opry House represents the heart and soul of country music and has hosted countless concerts, award shows, radio broadcasts and non-country events in its 41…

  2. Aaron Watson Debuts at No. 1 on Top Country Albums, Oscars Lift Glen Campbell

    February 26, 2015 3:43 PM EST Red Dirt star Watson reigns for the first time, while Campbell's 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You' returns, thanks to Tim McGraw at the Academy Awards. Texas/Red Dirt touring-circuit veteran Aaron Watson becomes the first solo male of the Nielsen Music era (1991-present) to debut…

  3. Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta Signs With CAA

    February 24, 2015 10:32 PM EST Big Machine Label Group president and CEO Scott Borchetta has signed with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. Ten years ago Borchetta founded the first of Big Machine's five record labels (plus a music publishing company), with Taylor Swift being among his first signees…

  4. Grammys 2015: A Party-Hopping Primer to the Industry's Top Velvet-Rope Events

    February 05, 2015 12:14 PM EST Getting on the guest list is only half the battle -- squeezing the many must-hit soirees into your schedule can be just as challenging. CLIVE DAVIS & THE RECORDING ACADEMY 'S PRE-GRAMMY GALA Where: The Beverly Hilton Who: Sting , Lorde , Miley Cyrus , Natasha Bedingfield , Patti…

  5. ACM Awards 2015 Nominees: Sure Things & Snubs

    January 30, 2015 2:52 PM EST Upon first glance, the announcement of the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations on Friday morning (Jan. 30) might make one think "the rich get richer." Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley Lead ACM Awards Nominations There's no doubt that Miranda Lambert…

  6. Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are the frontrunners heading into the Academy of Country Music Awards, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.  Lambert has a leading eight nominations for the April 19 event, including her fourth nod for entertainer of the year and she's…

  7. Doobie Brothers to Receive Top Music Biz Award

    January 26, 2015 5:42 AM EST As the Music Business Assn. gears up for its annual convention, which will be held May 12-May 14 in Nashville , it has announced a bunch of awards to be presented there. First off, the Doobie Brothers will be presented with the organization's chairman award, which recognizes artists…

  8. Carrie Underwood Has Her Longest Reign at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Chart

    January 22, 2015 3:18 PM EST Plus: Kenny Chesney celebrates the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Country Airplay chart with a new leader. Carrie Underwood rewrites her longest chart-topping run on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Something in the Water" rules for a seventh week. She logged…

  9. New Signings: AM Only Signs ILoveMakonnen, Juvenile Returns to Cash Money, WME Inks Passion Pit

    January 16, 2015 8:10 AM EST Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more. RECORD LABELS -- Sub Pop Records signs psychedelic pop artist Morgan Delt and rock band Doldrums . Delt is currently…

  10. Reba McEntire Returns to Hot Country Songs Chart

    January 15, 2015 5:00 PM EST After a three-year absence, Reba scores a career-high debut. Plus, moves for Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood & more. Reba McEntire scores a career-high bow at No. 28 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Going Out Like That," her first single in more than three years…

  11. Exclusive: Watch Gretchen Peters' Lyric Video for Haunting New Song 'Pretty Things'

    January 13, 2015 2:53 PM EST Acclaimed singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters returns with a new album, Blackbirds, on Feb. 10, and she is feeling the itch to get out and perform the new material for her fans. "It's always exciting to have new music coming out because it means we will get to go out and play these…

  12. Macy Martin Is Finding Her Melody on New Album

    January 07, 2015 7:55 PM EST is shaping up to be a year to remember for Texas native Macy Martin. "So many great things are happening, like my new album, Find My Melody, " the songstress tells Billboard. "There's a lot of great radio material and I am so excited to see how the public reacts to…

  13. Michael W. Smith Finds 'Spirit of Christmas' With Help From His Country Friends

    December 05, 2014 7:03 PM EST To Michael W. Smith , Christmas really is that most wonderful time of the year, and the three-time Grammy winner has parlayed his passion for the season into four successful holiday albums, including his latest, The Spirit of Christmas , which recently hit No. 1 on Billboard's Holiday…

  14. 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…

  15. Alison Krauss Joins Emmylou Harris Tribute Concert

    November 21, 2014 11:30 AM EST Alison Krauss is set to pay tribute to Emmylou Harris at a concert in January. "The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration" will take place Jan. 10 at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Krauss and Conor Oberst are the latest acts added to…

  16. Kenny Chesney vs. the Country Class of 1994: How His Career Stacks Up to Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Other Stars

    November 17, 2014 6:00 PM EST None of the country newcomers on the scene when Kenny Chesney released his '94 debut, In My Wildest Dreams , have matched the 28.8 million albums he has sold since 1991 (according to Nielsen SoundScan) or the $750 million in touring revenue he has earned since 1995. But they haven'…

  17. Emmylou Harris To Be Honored at Washington DC Event

    November 07, 2014 1:27 PM EST Emmylou Harris  is getting her own celebration. On Jan. 10, a collection of music stars -- including Sheryl Crow and Martina McBride -- will come together for a very special concert: The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration honoring the 13-time Grammy winner. …

  18. CMA Awards 2014: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 06, 2014 3:58 AM EST You saw the performances. You saw the fashions. You saw the winners. But unless you were on the red carpet or backstage at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night, there is so much you didn't see, such as these 10 items: - New Artist of the Year winner Brett Eldredge was in obvious euphoria…

  19. CMA Awards 2014 Recap: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert Win Big

    November 05, 2014 11:40 PM EST Luke Bryan took home top honors at the 48th annual Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 5), winning for Entertainer of the Year. "I've never met Garth Brooks before," the singer said of the man who presented him with the trophy. "Can I have another…

  20. CMA Awards 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    November 05, 2014 8:00 PM EST The 2014 CMA Awards have begun! Check back here for an updated winners list all night! CMA Awards 2014: Who Should Win/Who Will Win | Producers Give Scoop on the Show  | Live Blog Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan -- WINNER Miranda Lambert Blake Shelton George Strait Keith Urban Female…

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