1. Carrie Underwood Builds An Uncertain Future On Classic Past

    August 07, 2013 4:16 PM EDT "I'm too proud to drop keys," says country superstar as she prepares to release "The Blown Away Tour: Live" DVD A blonde country singer in her late 20s sits nearly motionless, knees crossed while she belts out a from-the-gut power ballad. If you closed your eyes,…

  2. Reba Week: Her 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    August 07, 2013 11:30 AM EDT As the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum gets set for the launch of Reba McEntire: All The Women I Am this week, we thought you might enjoy this look back at the 10 biggest Billboard chart hits of McEntire's long and illustrious career -- ranked by overall chart performance and…

  3. Reba Week: From Cowgirl to Glam, a Look at Reba McEntire's Fashion Evolution

    August 05, 2013 10:01 AM EDT This week, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will launch All The Women I Am, an exhibit paying homage to the career of Reba McEntire. This week, The 615 will shine the spotlight on her legendary career with a three-part series looking back at the impact she has had and continues…

  4. Iconic Nashville Radio Station Dips Into the Archives for Live Album

    July 12, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Since the 650 signal blasted onto the airwaves in 1925, the call letters WSM have represented the best in American Music. Whether it be the pop music performed on the legendary "Waking Crew" show, morning shows featuring Hank Williams and Flatt & Scruggs, or the legendary…

  5. Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, More Support Oklahoma at Tornado Benefit Concert

    May 29, 2013 10:40 PM EDT "Everyday people are the ones who are making miracles / And it's beautiful," Reba McEntire sings on the chorus of "Everyday People," her 2007 duet with Carole King. On Wednesday night (May 29), as McEntire performed the song in Oklahoma, those words held truer than…

  6. George Strait Scores 86th Hot Country Songs Top 10

    May 15, 2013 7:15 PM EDT The King of Country pushes closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s all-time George Strait edges closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s in the 69-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Give It All We Got Tonight" rises 12…

  7. Tim McGraw Adds 'One' More Country Airplay Top 10, Blake Shelton Bounds On Country Songs

    January 17, 2013 4:05 PM EST Meanwhile, Train's "Bruises" with Ashley Monroe enters top 50. Tim McGraw notches his 48th top 10 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, as "One of Those Nights" lifts 12-9. McGraw first reached the bracket the week of March 26, 1994, with "…

  8. Luke Bryan to Join Blake Shelton as ACMs Co-host, Show Set for April 7

    January 08, 2013 8:42 PM EST Luke Bryan is joining Blake Shelton to co-host the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. The Academy also says in a Tuesday news release that this year's show will be held April 7 and Brad Paisley will host the ACM Fan Jam, a satellite event held simultaneously with the awards show. Reba…

  9. Kelly Clarkson Engaged: 'Happiest Night of My Life!'

    December 15, 2012 8:45 PM EST Kelly Clarkson is officially off the market. The season one "American Idol" champion took to Twitter on Saturday to make the announcement to her fans, tweeting "I'M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with…

  10. Kelly Clarkson Has Some 'Bowie Meets U2' Music in Her Back Pocket

    November 20, 2012 1:50 PM EST Getting some new songs together for her upcoming greatest hits album may have put Kelly Clarkson on the path for her next set of all-new material. The inaugural "American Idol" champ tells Billboard that she recorded six new songs for "Greatest Hits -- Chapter One," out…

  11. Tweet Out the Vote: Lady Gaga, Ted Nugent + More Head to the Polls

    November 06, 2012 1:40 PM EST If there's one thing you can glean from monitoring Twitter on this fine election day, it's that celebrities are voters, too, and boy do they love talking about it. Stars ranging from Kelly Clarkson to Ted Nugent and Reba McEntire to Justin Bieber are all chiming in today with self…

  12. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Find Bliss at CMA Awards

    November 01, 2012 11:35 PM EDT Shelton-Lambert Household Takes Home Entertainer, Female, Male and Song of the Year Honors Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved to be "Nashville's Night With The Stars." The ABC network telecast, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie…

  13. Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney to Perform at CMA Awards

    October 08, 2012 12:40 AM EDT Carrie Underwood , Kenny Chesney , Eric Church and the Band Perry have joined the roster of performers at the 46th Annual CMA Awards on November 1. Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean , Dierks Bentley , Luke Bryan , Kelly Clarkson , Little Big Town , Miranda Lambert , Brad…

  14. ABC's 'Nashville' Teams With Big Machine: Exclusive

    October 02, 2012 11:00 PM EDT A song co-written by the Civil Wars ' John Paul White will be the first single released from the ABC show "Nashville" that premieres Oct. 10, due on the label of Taylor Swift -- Big Machine. The new series set in and around the music industry and politics in Nashville will…

  15. Reba McEntire Stepping Aside as 2013 ACM Awards Host

    September 27, 2012 8:08 PM EDT Reba McEntire is ending her run as host of the Academy of Country Music Awards. She's stepping aside after a record 14 appearances. Her last two were with co-host Blake Shelton , who will return on the 2013 edition of the awards show. McEntire first hosted the show in 1986 and gracefully…

  16. CMA Awards: Eric Church, Miranda Lambert Lead Nominations

    September 05, 2012 11:30 AM EDT The nominations for the 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards were announced Wednesday morning (September 5), and more than any year in recent memory, a changing of the guard was reflected in the finalists. There was no mention of George Strait, Reba McEntire, or Rascal Flatts in the…

  17. 615 Spotlight: Kristen Kelly Has 'Ex' Factor

    July 11, 2012 12:00 PM EDT One of the most buzzed-about moments during the Sony Music Cruise aboard the General Jackson during the 2012 Country Radio Seminar earlier this year was the debut of Kristen Kelly. Since then, the Texas native has continued to generate a lot of attention with the release of her debut single, …

  18. Country Countdown: Carrie Underwood Scores 12th No. 1

    June 07, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Underwood claims her 12th No. 1 on Country Songs, while spending a fifth week atop Country Albums. C arrie Underwood claims her 12th No. 1 on Country Songs , as "Good Girl" gains 2.6 million audience impressions and flies 4-1. It's her 12th trip to the summit since she first…

  19. Dick Clark Could Rock, but He Started Out Country

    April 19, 2012 9:00 AM EDT The music universe is reeling due to the passing this week of Dick Clark at 82. Between his numerous television and radio credits, Clark enjoyed one of the longest entertainment careers of all time. While many obituaries today will (and should) focus on his ties to the world of rock and roll,…

  20. Billy Gilman Enlists A-Listers for 'Choice' Charity Single

    April 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Keith Urban, Reba McEntire & Kenny Rogers Join Soles4Souls Project One of the more rich traditions in the history of country music is the trait of giving back. Billy Gilman knows this and appreciates it. Best known to audiences for songs like the powerful "One Voice" and the…

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