1. Miranda Lambert Scores Record Fifth Career-Opening No. 1 on Top Country Albums Chart

    June 12, 2014 3:50 PM EDT The singer passes Carrie Underwood, who's begun with four No. 1s. Plus, moves for Florida Georgia Line and Little Big Town. As "Platinum" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with 180,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Miranda Lambert becomes the…

  2. Little Big Town's 'Drinking' Song Is the 'Tip of the Iceberg' for New Album

    June 09, 2014 11:57 AM EDT Little Big Town has had a lot going on with the CMA Music Festival being this week in Nashville. On Wednesday, the award-winning vocal group debuted their new single "Day Drinking," on the CMT Music Awards, and also performed the song during their Saturday night LP Field performance…

  3. Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 'Beggar's Moon': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 16, 2014 11:15 AM EDT After taking a year off for its frontman and keyboardist to fly with the Black Crowes, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is back in action and particularly excited about its upcoming third studio album, "Phosphorescent Harvest," according to its namesake. "We took a year off and…

  4. ACM Awards: 15 Things You Didn't See On TV

    April 07, 2014 10:19 AM EDT The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards are now in the history books, but the old saying "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" isn't entirely true. You saw the performances and heard the speeches, but there were a lot of interesting comments from the press room and…

  5. Tracy Lawrence Talks Running a Label, Films Steamy Video for 'Lie' Single

    March 13, 2014 4:20 PM EDT At the recent Country Radio Seminar, a couple of weeks back, you could find country performers ranging from Hall of Famer Mel Tillis to newcomer Danielle Bradbery making the rounds, visiting with the taste makers at radio. One such artist who was visiting with old friends during the week was…

  6. Doobie Brothers With Michael McDonald Record Country Album With Brad Paisley, Sara Evans

    February 28, 2014 8:00 AM EST The classic rock veterans are collaborating with Zac Brown, Toby Keith, Chris Young, Love and Theft and more for a country tribute album Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and Sara Evans are among the country acts teaming with the legendary Doobie Brothers to record a new…

  7. 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…

  8. Taylor Swift, One Direction Top List of Most Charitable Stars

    December 26, 2013 3:40 PM EST Beyonce, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also hit top five Taylor Swift and One Direction are 2013’s most charitable celebrities, according to social change organization DoSomething.org. The country-pop singer tops the sixth annual Top 20 Celebs Gone Good list for the second year in a row, as she…

  9. Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 'Badlands Here We Come': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Robinson puts Black Crowes on the back burner to focus on CRB, which will tour through 2014; As for the Crowes? "I don't see us getting any new music out right now" Chris Robinson hopes no one takes lightly the fact that the namesake of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood's new…

  10. Toby Keith To Narrate Oklahoma City Thunder Documentary

    November 21, 2013 10:35 AM EST NBA TV's "OKC Thunder: Heart of the City" will detail the team's impact following a devastating tornado. Toby Keith has lent his voice to the NBA TV original film "OKC Thunder: Heart of the City," which will chronicle the Oklahoma City Thunder's efforts to…

  11. 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…

  12. Toby Keith Gives a Little Extra on Tornado-Delayed 'Drinks After Work'

    November 01, 2013 4:00 PM EDT "Drinks After Work," the latest release from Toby Keith, was released this past Tuesday. At a press event on release day at Nashville's BMI office, the singer said the early reception to the new music has taken him by surprise. "The scary thing is that I'm hearing…

  13. Kacey Musgraves Loves That She's Turning You On to Country Music

    September 12, 2013 1:15 PM EDT "Merry Go 'Round" singer talks about her whirlwind year, which includes six nominations for the CMA Awards The past 12 months are ones that Kacey Musgraves won't be forgetting anytime soon. She's enjoyed success with the singles "Merry Go 'Round" and…

  14. Toby Keith's Tornado Recovery Benefit Raises $2M

    September 12, 2013 12:46 AM EDT A tornado relief concert organized by country performer Toby Keith has raised $2 million that will go to a fund run by the United Way of Central Oklahoma - and there's still more money to be counted. Organizers told the Norman Transcript newspaper that some donations from the July 6…

  15. Ariana Grande Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 11, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "The Way" singer's first album tops new full-lengths by Nine Inch Nails and Tamar Braxton Though it seemed like there was going to be a race for the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, Ariana Grande's "Yours Truly" comes out on top by a sizable…

  16. CMA Awards 2013: Full Nominees List

    September 10, 2013 10:26 AM EDT It's an early morning in the Big Apple, but Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line were early risers, as the two acts announced nominees in all categories for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards. Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift stand out with six nominations apiece,…

  17. Tracy Lawrence Pushes the Envelope on 'Headlights, Taillights and Radios'

    August 23, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Fans of Tracy Lawrence who get his new release "Headlights, Taillights and Radios," which hits stores this week -- might find a few different sounds than they are accustomed to. If so, the singer tells Billboard that was intentional. "It was real important for me on this…

  18. 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,…

  19. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  20. Randy Houser's 'Moonlight' Shines Atop Airplay Ranking

    August 01, 2013 4:05 PM EDT Randy Houser scores his second No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay tally, as "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" blasts 5-1. The song logs an 8% gain to 45.8 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. Reaching the summit in its 24th week, the ascent easily bests the…

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