1. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top No. 1s By Decade, Top No. 1 Artists & More

    January 13, 2014 3:06 PM EST In honor of country music's longevity and vaunted place in American cultural history, Billboard celebrates the 70th anniversary of the chart that's now known as Hot Country Songs by taking a look at the biggest No. 1 songs of each decade of the chart's history and the acts with…

  2. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Named Year's Least Desirable Neighbors

    December 27, 2013 7:54 PM EST Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus also near top of Zillow list of worst neighbors of 2013 Want Kimye as your neighbors? According to a new survey, you're probably one of the only ones. Real estate website Zillow has released the results of its annual Celebrity Neighbor Survey , and according…

  3. 10 Best Country Albums of 2013: 615 Picks

    December 20, 2013 4:55 PM EST With best singles established, it's time for The 615 to shine a spotlight on 2013's best albums. This year featured a little bit of something for everyone, with some dazzling performances all around. At the end of the day -- or year -- we had a feeling it would come down to two…

  4. Kacey Musgraves Follows Her Arrow to a Breakthrough Year, Talks Writing With Katy Perry

    December 20, 2013 3:50 PM EST It seems impossible to imagine Kacey Musgraves' breakout debut album, "Same Trailer Different Park," without "Follow Your Arrow," a button-pushing song about having a good time in one's own skin. But the track barely made the album, stemming from a last-minute…

  5. 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…

  6. Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Win Big At American Country Awards

    December 11, 2013 1:51 AM EST The fans of country music love Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line and they proved it again Tuesday during the American Country Awards. Bryan was named artist of the year and Florida Georgia Line was the top winner, with six trophies, including new artist and single of the year for the "…

  7. Grammys 2014: Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift Lead Country Nominees

    December 07, 2013 9:52 AM EST As most year-end critics' lists will undoubtedly proclaim, 2013 has been a year where newcomer Kacey Musgraves has dazzled with a sound that is both traditional and irreverent. That being said, it's little surprise that the singer finished prominently in the Grammy nominations…

  8. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  9. 615 Spotlight: 'The Voice' Alum Adley Stump 'Working My Butt Off,' Releases New EP

    December 04, 2013 1:05 PM EST Adley Stump has come a long way since "The Voice." The singer was featured on the show during its' second season, and says that she is proud to include the NBC series on her resume. "Overall, I feel very lucky to have been on the season that I was on," she tells…

  10. CMT's 'Artists of the Year' Special Honors Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & More

    December 04, 2013 1:54 AM EST CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest. Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the…

  11. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Top Country Airplay

    November 26, 2013 11:05 AM EST The pair's 'We Were Us' marks the chart's first No. 1 male/female duet in two years Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert bring the first male/female duet to No. 1 in more than two years on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, as "We Were Us" lifts…

  12. Chart Highlights: Colbie Caillat Returns With 'Hold On'; Volbeat Victorious At Rock

    November 25, 2013 7:30 PM EST The singer/songwriter debuts on Adult Pop Songs with the first single from her next album 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 below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  13. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  14. Kellie Pickler Debuts in Top Five On Top Country Albums Chart

    November 21, 2013 2:46 PM EST The former 'American Idol' finalist returns to the region, while Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and the Band Perry add country chart headlines Kellie Pickler opens at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with her fourth studio album, "The…

  15. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Top Hot Country Songs

    November 14, 2013 2:46 PM EST The Nov. 6 Country Music Association Awards shake up the Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts   The Nov. 6 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, broadcast on ABC-TV, invigorate Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, where Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert bring the first…

  16. CMA Awards 2013: 13 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 07, 2013 4:18 AM EST From Luke Bryan’s touching performance of “Drink A Beer” to the pomp and swagger of Florida Georgia Line, last night’s 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards had a little something for everyone. But, there were just as many big moments behind the scenes. As usual, Billboard keeps you…

  17. George Strait, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift Shine at CMA Awards

    November 06, 2013 11:41 PM EST The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards were held Wednesday on a rainy night in Nashville, but despite the weather, the spirit of the artists and fans was high as Music City held court for all the world to see. And, on a night when the future of the format was served, the big…

  18. CMA Awards 2013: Full Winners List

    November 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Country music's biggest night has come and gone, with Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and George Strait winning big time. Read a full recap of the show here and see a full list of winners below . CMA Awards Photos: Show Highlights  | Red Carpet Fashion…

  19. CMA Awards Preview: Who Will Win Female Vocalist of the Year?

    November 05, 2013 11:17 PM EST In our ongoing look at tomorrow night's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards, we shine the spotlight on a category where some history could be made. Martina McBride and Reba McEntire are the only two ladies to win the Female Vocalist of the Year prize four times. Two of this…

  20. Eric Church, Joe Nichols Shine On Hot Country Songs

    October 31, 2013 3:24 PM EDT Released simultaneously on Oct. 22 to radio and digital retailers, Eric Church's "The Outsiders" rockets 50-6 on Hot Country Songs and blows in at No. 1 on Country Digital Songs (81,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan).     Following an early bow on Hot…

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