1. Viva 'Las Vegas'! Shania Twain Vaults 31-2 on Top Country Albums

    March 12, 2015 5:00 PM EDT Shania Twain scores her highest rank in more than a decade on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as Shania: Still the One: Live From Las Vegas rockets 31-2 in its second chart week (9,000 sold, up 622 percent, according to Nielsen Music). The set serves as a souvenir of her two…

  2. U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's 'How Much For a Song' Hearing: Here's How it Could Play Out

    March 10, 2015 5:22 AM EDT The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee sub-committee on Antitrust, Competition Policy  and Consumer Rights is holding a hearing on the antitrust decrees that govern how ASCAP and BMI engage in music licensing Tuesday morning beginning at 10AM, with the proceedings expected to be streamed from…

  3. Tim McGraw, Keith Urban & Florida Georgia Line to Headline Las Vegas' Route 91 Harvest Festival

    February 27, 2015 8:22 PM EST Following a successful launch last year, Las Vegas' Route 91 Harvest Festival returns this year, recruiting Florida Georgia Line , Tim McGraw and Keith Urban to headline the three-day country music event.  Watch Tim McGraw's Oscars Glen Campbell Tribute 'I'm Not Gonna…

  4. Aaron Watson Debuts at No. 1 on Top Country Albums, Oscars Lift Glen Campbell

    February 26, 2015 3:43 PM EST Red Dirt star Watson reigns for the first time, while Campbell's 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You' returns, thanks to Tim McGraw at the Academy Awards. Texas/Red Dirt touring-circuit veteran Aaron Watson becomes the first solo male of the Nielsen Music era (1991-present) to…

  5. Oscars 2015: Watch Tim McGraw Perform Glen Campbell Tribute 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You'

    February 22, 2015 10:04 PM EST Tim McGraw was on hand at the 2015 Oscars to pay tribute to country music legend Glen Campbell .  Oscars 2015: All Our Coverage McGraw delivered a stirring rendition of "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Campbell's final song, written for the poignant documentary I'll Be…

  6. Oscars 2015: Lady Gaga, Rita Ora & More Share Thoughts, Photos Ahead of Performances

    February 22, 2015 4:08 PM EST The 2015 Academy Awards are right around the corner, and several artists performing on Sunday's ceremony are sharing some pre-Oscar thoughts and photos on social media. Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Lady Gaga and Rita Ora posted Instagram photos of themselves posing with…

  7. Valentine's Day Country Music Playlist: The Best Love Songs From Past 20 Years

    February 14, 2015 3:19 PM EST Saturday (Feb. 14) marks Valentine's Day, where people celebrate the connections they make with our significant others. With that in mind, we thought we'd go back in the 615 Archives and pick out a few love songs that have stood the test of time. In making the selections for this…

  8. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  9. Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw & Rascal Flatts to Headline iHeartRadio Country Festival 2015

    January 21, 2015 10:01 PM EST Brad Paisley , Tim McGraw , Rascal Flatts and Brantley Gilbert will all perform at the iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas, this spring.  Tim McGraw: 'I Don't Think I'm the Best I Can Be Yet' Following last year's launch of the now-annual festival, the…

  10. 15 (Or More …) No. 15 Hot 100 Hits for 2015

    January 01, 2015 10:05 AM EST Happy New Year! As 2015 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers 15 songs that rose to No. 15 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling five spots shy of the top 10, all remain memorable hits among the Hot 100's five-decade-plus history. Actually … in looking through the Hot 100…

  11. Chart Highlights: Top 40 Clicks 'Like' on New 5 Seconds of Summer Remake

    December 29, 2014 3:45 PM EST The boy band's cover of the Romantics' 1980 classic debuts. Plus, new No. 1s for Nick Jonas, Big Sean and E-40. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs,…

  12. Carrie Underwood, 'Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debut on Country Charts

    December 18, 2014 12:25 PM EST Underwood scores her record-tying fifth consecutive No. 1 bow, of five career releases, on Top Country Albums. Carrie Underwood storms Billboard 's Top Country Albums chart with Greatest Hits: Decade #1 , which arrives at No. 1 with 94,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. The set…

  13. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Avery Sunshine, Tim McGraw Notch New No. 1s

    December 15, 2014 5:05 PM EST Swift makes the quickest jump to No. 1 this year, Sunshine scores her first Adult R&B Songs leader and McGraw makes more history. 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…

  14. Tim McGraw Notches 25th Hot Country Songs No. 1 With 'Shotgun Rider'

    December 05, 2014 5:05 PM EST The veteran scores a milestone leader. Plus, action for Craig Wayne Boyd of NBC's 'The Voice' & more. Tim McGraw scores his first No. 1 in nearly four years on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (and his first on the list since it switched from measuring core…

  15. See Ariana Grande Snuggle, Kiss Big Sean

    November 22, 2014 5:04 PM EST Aww! Ariana Grande and Big Sean might be vying for world's most adorable couple. The "Love Me Harder" singer posted snapshots of the pair, looking glamorous in some holiday-ready formal wear, on her Instagram account on Saturday (Nov. 22). And the photos show a candid side of…

  16. Tim McGraw Exits Red Light Management

    November 06, 2014 6:42 PM EST Tim McGraw exited Red Light Management suddenly last week after five years with the firm, sources tell Billboard . During an interim period, McGraw is working with his former manager, Scott Siman . McGraw has had a fruitful five years at Red Light, where he was managed by founder Coran…

  17. Sam Hunt First Rookie Since Florida Georgia Line to Top Country Airplay Chart

    November 04, 2014 11:05 AM EST The newcomer's 'Leave the Night On' rises 2-1. Plus, moves for Big & Rich and Tim McGraw. Sam Hunt becomes the first act in almost two years to reach No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart with a debut single, as "Leave the Night On" rises 2-1. No…

  18. Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams to Perform on 'A Very Grammy Christmas'

    October 25, 2014 3:03 PM EDT Ariana Grande , Maroon 5 , Pharrell Williams and Tim McGraw are among the acts slated to perform on the upcoming A Very Grammy Christmas , which airs Dec. 5 on CBS. Inside Grammy U Competition Winner Kirkland Lynch's Incredible Day at the Capitol Records Tower From Beyonce’s…

  19. Who Will Dominate Country Music’s Packed Year-End?

    October 06, 2014 12:45 PM EDT Jason Aldean, Little Big Town and Garth Brooks bring firepower to an already beefy fall release schedule. The fourth quarter is looking robust, with big releases ranging from Kanye West to Barry Manilow , but its secret weapon is an unusually strong slate from the country sector. “It’s the…

  20. 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…

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