1. ACM Awards 2015: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Win Big

    April 20, 2015 12:17 AM EDT In what has become the norm for country music award shows, the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards could aptly be titled the " Miranda Lambert Show" as the superstar bagged a haul that included song of the year, album of the year, and a record-setting sixth consecutive nod…

  2. Randy Travis' Brother Arrested for Home Meth Lab

    July 19, 2013 9:10 AM EDT Authorities in Union County say the brother of country singer Randy Travis has been arrested after sheriff's deputies found a methamphetamine lab inside his home. Investigators with the sheriff's office searched the home of 50-year-old David Traywick Tuesday and said they found a…

  3. Randy Travis 'Responding Well to Voices,' Says Fiancee

    July 15, 2013 6:55 PM EDT Doctors and fiancée Mary Davis give update on singer, who is awake but remains in critical condition Country music star Randy Travis is awake and making progress as he recovers from surgery following a stroke. A news release and video from the Texas hospital where the 54-year-old singer is…

  4. Randy Travis' Heart Condition Has 'Stabilized'

    July 10, 2013 2:47 PM EDT Doctors say the country singer has "shown signs of improvement" since being admitted to a heart hospital in Plano, Texas Randy Travis' health has stabilized, according to hospital officials in Texas, where the country star is receiving treatment for a heart condition. In a…

  5. Randy Travis Remains in Critical Condition

    July 09, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Randy Travis remains in critical condition at a Texas hospital, but his publicist has denied reports that the singer has undergone heart surgery.  "Contrary to reports, Randy Travis has not undergone heart surgery," his rep said in a new statement. "Travis is being treated…

  6. Randy Travis in Critical Condition at Texas Hospital

    July 08, 2013 5:26 PM EDT Country singer Randy Travis is listed in critical condition after being admitted to a Texas hospital on Sunday. According to his rep, the crooner is suffering from complications of viral cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscle that is caused by a virus. No other information…

  7. Randy Travis Was Drunk When Arrested Naked, Blood Alcohol Results Show

    January 12, 2013 5:30 AM EST Travis Charged With Driving While Intoxicated Blood alcohol results show country star Randy Travis was legally drunk when he was arrested naked following a Texas traffic accident.   Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown says Travis was formally charged Wednesday with driving while…

  8. Ask Billboard: The Twitter-Sized Edition

    October 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Answers to questions about Madonna, Beyonce, Sarah Brightman and more - all in 140 words or less! As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  9. Up And 'Away': Carrie Underwood Crowns Country Airplay Chart

    October 16, 2012 5:05 AM EDT 'Blown Away' rises 2-1 to become her 13th leader on the radio-based chart. Since Carrie Underwood first topped Billboard's radio-based country ranking nearly seven years ago, her contemporaries in the solo female artist category have grown accustomed to showing up with their…

  10. Randy Travis in Church Spat, Cited for Assault

    August 24, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Police: "Forever and Ever, Amen" singer was fighting over a woman Troubled country singer Randy Travis was involved in a dust-up outside a Texas church late Thursday following an argument between a woman he is possibly dating and her estranged husband, officials say. The Dallas…

  11. Randy Travis 911 Call: 'I Just Found a Guy Laying In the Road'

    August 09, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Randy Travis was lying in the middle of the road with no car in sight when another driver spotted him and called 911, according to a recording released Thursday. "I just found a guy laying in the road," the caller said in a recording released by the Grayson County Sheriff's…

  12. Joey + Rory Launch TV Series, New Album

    July 27, 2012 5:00 PM EDT With the recent launch of "The Joey + Rory Show" on cable/satellite TV channel RFD-TV, the country couple of the same name has found a highly productive way to mix business and pleasure. Filmed on its farm in Pottsville, Tenn., the series looks at the rural lifestyle as well as…

  13. Restless Heart Gear Up for 30th Anniversay

    July 19, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Nobody is looking forward to 2013 more than Larry Stewart, longtime lead singer of Restless Heart. Next year will kick off a 30th anniversary celebration for the country group that he says will be one to remember, though he joked to Billboard about starting when they were very young. "…

  14. Phillip Phillips Makes 'Idol' History as 'Home' Sells 278,000 Downloads

    May 30, 2012 4:15 PM EDT "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips earns the highest debut on the Digital Songs chart this week as his "Home" bows at No. 2 with 278,000 downloads sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even better: It's the second-best digital sales week ever for any "Idol…

  15. Randy Travis Talks Don Henley Collab, Marvels at Carrie Underwood's Voice

    May 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Country Legend Pairs With Eagles Icon for New Single, 'More Life' Randy Travis is continuing to celebrate 25 years on the charts with the release of a new single that pairs him with a very familiar voice -- Eagles legend Don Henley. The new release, "More Life," is taken…

  16. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 01, 2012 11:55 PM EDT The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple of surprises. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Antebellum repeated wins in the Entertainer, Female Vocalist, and Vocal Group of the…

  17. Gene Watson Tackles Gene Watson in New Hits Collection

    March 27, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Ask any number of country performers from Randy Travis to Joe Nichols to Alan Jackson, and they will tell you that the music of Gene Watson has been one of their biggest influences. That makes the veteran performer beam. "I'm thankful there's some of the newer artists who value…

  18. Video: Randy Travis Discusses Latest Tour, 25th Anniversary Album

    March 24, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Since the debut of his first album '1982' over a quarter-century ago, the remarkable Randy Travis has managed to place 22 records at the top of the Billboard charts. But the two-decade Grand Ole Opry member isn't content to rest on his laurels as one of country music's…

  19. 615 Spotlight: Dustin Lynch Sings for the 'Angels'

    February 01, 2012 8:29 PM EST miles separate Tullahoma, Tenn., from Music City. With that close proximity to Nashville, it's no wonder that Broken Bow recording artist Dustin Lynch became so enamored with the sounds he was hearing on the radio growing up. "Nashville was obviously the big city for me growing…

  20. Country Music's Biggest Moments of 2011

    December 29, 2011 6:30 PM EST There have been many memorable moments in the world of country music in 2011. While choosing only ten might be a little difficult, these are moments that really got people talking during the year. More Country: Top Singles | Top Albums | The Year in Country Glen Campbell's Sad News The…

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