1. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean No. 1; Carrie Underwood Debuts on Country Charts

    October 02, 2014 4:56 PM EDT Chesney bows atop Top Country Albums, Aldean logs a milestone reign on Hot Country Songs & expectant mom Underwood's 'Water' breaks. Nearly 20 years after first gracing the list, Kenny Chesney collects his lucky 13th No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as…

  2. Jason D. Williams Talks 'Hillbillies and Holy Rollers' Album & Vaudeville Inspiration

    September 08, 2014 8:36 PM EDT Jason D. Williams -- the rockabilly sensation who has been dazzling crowds live for three decades -- is back with brand-new music. Williams returns with his latest disc, Hillbillies and Holy Rollers , which was recorded at the historic studio address of 706 Union Ave. in Memphis. What enters…

  3. 615 Spotlight: Reagan Boggs Talks 'Quicksand' Album, Pearl Jam Cover

    April 02, 2014 7:31 PM EDT Reagan Boggs is what one might call a "throwback artist." Her music definitely sounds like what you might have heard on country radio in the 1970s and 1980s, bringing to mind such legendary ladies as Emmylou Harris or Jessi Colter. It's a sound that definitely shows up in her…

  4. Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience' & 12 More Two-Album/One-Year Releases

    October 01, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Justin Timberlake released “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2,” the other half of his comeback spring album yesterday (Sept. 30). With the singer performing at both the iTunes and iHeartRadio Music Festivals recently, recent talk show appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ”Late Night with Jimmy…

  5. Summer OilPatch Festival: Roy Clark on Keeping It 'Fresh' at 80

    July 08, 2013 2:45 PM EDT The Fourth of July is always a cause for celebration, and nobody takes that any more seriously than Rick and Myrna Sellers. The Oklahoma businessman and his wife throw open the gates of their ranch just outside of Drumright each year to over 10,000 people each year for the Summer OilPatch…

  6. Big & Rich: How Bon Jovi and George Lucas Named Their New Album

    September 17, 2012 3:00 PM EDT John Rich says Jon Bon Jovi deserves credit for pushing the title of the new Big & Rich album, "Hillbilly Jedi" -- and for getting the duo permission to use it. Rich tells Billboard that the title idea came up during a songwriting session he and "Big" Kenny Alphin did…

  7. Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa Debut 'Payphone' on 'The Voice': Watch

    April 17, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa debuted their new song "Payphone" last night (April 16) on "The Voice." The upbeat pop track could easily find itself on a Jonas Brothers or One Direction album, were it not for Khalifa's PG-13 rap verse, of course tamed down for network…

  8. Steve Martin Q&A: On Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass & Comedy

    March 30, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Says Upcoming Tour Is 'Sort of 60% Music, 40% Comedy' At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, Rascal Flatts will be joined by a special guest on banjo -- the actor, comedian and respected musician -- Steve Martin . The 66-year-old will be touring this summer with the Steep…

  9. Country Music Hall of Fame: Class of 2012 Cheat Sheet

    January 26, 2012 8:15 AM EST In February, the Country Music Hall of Fame typically announces the name of three new inductees into the ranks of the genre's most exclusive class. With that in mind, we'd like to offer our thoughts on who might be the honorees in the individual categories this year. In the Modern…

  10. Josh Thompson Revs Up 'Change Is Comin' Tour

    January 25, 2012 10:00 AM EST Exclusive: Tour Dates, Plus 'Way Out Here' Star Talks New Record The music industry tends to shift into high gear in January following a restful Christmas holiday. One country star who is definitely in that mindset right now is Josh Thompson . Not only is the Wisconsin native…

  11. Montgomery Gentry Proud to Be Indie 'Rebels'

    October 10, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Montgomery Genty might very well be feeling a sense of déjà vu these days, as they gear up for the release of their new disc "Rebels On The Run." Troy Gentry says the music pretty much sounds like the "old" Montgomery Gentry, and part of their "new" team at…

  12. Fashion Week: Farm Fantasy Looks For Spring & Kevin Jonas Watches Anna Sui's Diva Dance Party

    September 15, 2011 2:38 PM EDT The final days of fashion week are upon us. Designers are still going strong, exhibiting some of the most bizarre and regal creations of the week. From Jeremy Scott's farm fantasy looks to Douglas Hannant's glamour of Shanghai in the 1930s, Spring will blossom as a time of escapism…

  13. Trace Adkins Readies 'Proud To Be Here' In Wake of Home Fire

    August 01, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Although Trace Adkins' new album, "Proud to be Here," arrives Aug. 2 through Show Dog Universal, the Louisiana-born singer has other things on his mind. "It's really been hard," says Adkins, whose Brentwood, Tenn. home was destroyed by fire on June 4 . "I…

  14. Blake Shelton's 'River' Runs to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Blake Shelton is more popular than ever. The country singer-turned-"Voice" coach celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Red River Blue" bows atop the list with 116,000 -- his best sales week yet. While in his decade-long chart career, he's…

  15. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert Close Out CMA Music Fest

    June 13, 2011 1:03 PM EDT Special guests and sing-alongs helped enhance the Country Music Association Music Festival fan experience at LP Field. T aylor Swift closed out the fourth and final night of concerts Sunday (June 12) with an energetic set that included career-spanning hits such as "Our Song," "…

  16. Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Ready to Get Married This Weekend

    May 13, 2011 3:29 PM EDT The most anticipated wedding in the country music world this year doesn't involve a prince or a Middleton. Country's royal couple, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton , are tying the knot Saturday in Texas. "I'm excited to get married," Lambert told The Associated Press…

  17. Ferlin Husky, Country Music Pioneer, Dead At 85

    March 18, 2011 11:27 AM EDT F erlin Husky , a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early '60s known for hits like "Wings of a Dove" and "Gone," died Thursday. He was 85. The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee died at his home, hall spokeswoman Tina Wright said. He had a…

  18. CMA Awards 2010: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 11, 2010 12:46 AM EST Not all of the excitement at the 2010 CMA Awards happened on the stage. Here's 10 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV: 1. Neither Miranda Lambert nor Blake Shelton had ever won a CMA award prior to 2010, but all that changed before the show even kicked off. Lambert's …

  19. Brad Paisley Wins Entertainer of the Year at CMA Awards

    November 10, 2010 11:20 PM EST The Country Music Association Awards were Miranda Lambert 's and Blake Shelton 's party, but Brad Paisley crashed the festivities. Lambert won three awards, including album of the year, on her 27th birthday and her fiance Shelton grabbed two. But an emotional Paisley, a young gun…

  20. Miranda Lambert Makes History With 9 CMA Award Nominations

    September 01, 2010 11:15 AM EDT M iranda Lambert made history Wednesday morning when she was nominated for nine CMA Awards, the most ever for a female country music artist. She'll be celebrating with close friends Lady Antebellum and fiance Blake Shelton . Lady A earned the second most nominations with five and Shelton…

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