1. Grammys 2014: Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift Lead Country Nominees

    December 07, 2013 9:52 AM EST As most year-end critics' lists will undoubtedly proclaim, 2013 has been a year where newcomer Kacey Musgraves has dazzled with a sound that is both traditional and irreverent. That being said, it's little surprise that the singer finished prominently in the Grammy nominations…

  2. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  3. P!nk: The Billboard Woman Of The Year Q&A

    December 06, 2013 9:00 AM EST P!nk, Billboard's Woman of the Year honoree, highlights 'a positive, enormous and wonderful' 2013. This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It's Sunday, the 18th of October, and P!nk is sending 2-year-old daughter Willow…

  4. Ryan Bingham Sets First Post-'Crazy Heart' Film Project (Exclusive)

    December 05, 2013 9:41 AM EST Ryan Bingham has written the main title theme and will produce the music for the film "A Country Called Home," his first film/music project since winning an Oscar and a Grammy for 2009's "Crazy Heart." The film will be the full-length directorial and screenwriting…

  5. CMT's 'Artists of the Year' Special Honors Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & More

    December 04, 2013 1:54 AM EST CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest. Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the…

  6. '20 Feet' and 'Pussy Riot' Docs on Oscar Shortlist

    December 03, 2013 2:22 PM EST Two documentaries that focus on musicians, "20 Feet from Stardom" and "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," are among the 15 films advancing in the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards. One hundred forty-seven films had originally qualified in the category. Related Articles…

  7. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Top Country Airplay

    November 26, 2013 11:05 AM EST The pair's 'We Were Us' marks the chart's first No. 1 male/female duet in two years Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert bring the first male/female duet to No. 1 in more than two years on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, as "We Were Us" lifts…

  8. Kelly Rowland Engaged to Manager Tim Witherspoon

    November 26, 2013 4:27 AM EST Kelly Rowland is getting ready to meet at the altar. The former Destiny's Child member and current The X Factor judge is engaged to her manager, Tim Witherspoon, a source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter. Rumors surrounding the engagement started when Rowland was seen wearing a large…

  9. Bruce Springsteen to Release 'High Hopes' Studio Album in January

    November 25, 2013 8:17 AM EST Columbia Records announced Monday that Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album, "High Hopes," will be released on Jan. 14, 2014. The record is an eclectic combination of cover songs, new songs, and songs previously performed by Springsteen in some format. The album was…

  10. Cut Copy Talk Loosening Up for 'Free Your Mind' Album

    November 22, 2013 1:57 PM EST Cut Copy is enjoying their second week in the Top 10 of the Dance/Electronic album charts with their latest, “Free Your Mind,” based largely on the support of a loyal fanbase and the success of a few innovative marketing efforts. You can watch their performance on “Late Night with Jimmy…

  11. Bubbling Under: Basic Vacation Gets To Work

    November 22, 2013 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Vice, Basic Vacation, the Cadillac Three and Jabo   BASIC VACATION Basic Vacation may have a leisure-themed name, but the pop/rock trio is…

  12. Kellie Pickler Debuts in Top Five On Top Country Albums Chart

    November 21, 2013 2:46 PM EST The former 'American Idol' finalist returns to the region, while Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and the Band Perry add country chart headlines Kellie Pickler opens at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with her fourth studio album, "The…

  13. Ron White To Host CMT's Artists Of The Year Special

    November 20, 2013 3:21 AM EST Comedian Ron White will host CMT's celebration of 2013's top country music stars, making this year's show something of a boys club. "CMT Artists of the Year" honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw will air live for the…

  14. Bruce Springsteen Announces 'High Hopes' Single; New Album in January?

    November 18, 2013 6:38 PM EST Bruce Springsteen has announced he'll release a new single on Nov. 25. Titled "High Hopes," the vibrant song is actually a cover of a track by short-lived Los Angeles band The Havalinas, and fans will note that Springsteen included an earlier version on the 1996…

  15. Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Power Into Las Vegas Residency Encore

    November 18, 2013 9:28 AM EST Country music has always had a flair for the dramatic, and nowhere is that more apparent than on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul 2 Soul live show at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The couple signed on to do a second year of their show,  which was one of the bonafide hits of the strip…

  16. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  17. Bon Jovi, One Direction, P!nk Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

    November 14, 2013 9:30 PM EST Country music icon George Strait named the 2013 Billboard Legend of Live, Coachella wins best festival honors Bon Jovi, One Direction, Taylor Swift, P!nk, the Rolling Stones and George Strait were among tonight's (Nov. 14) big winners at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards…

  18. Roger Waters Talks New Album, Pink Floyd's First U.S. Gig and the Cult of Syd Barrett

    November 14, 2013 6:00 PM EST "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career outside of music, "is starting a church. Then you don't have to pay income tax All you need is the gift of the gab, you need to be able to…

  19. 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…

  20. 'Big Fish' Musical to Get the Hook

    November 11, 2013 9:40 AM EST "Big Fish" has gotten away. Producers said Sunday the Broadway musical starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will play its final performance Dec. 29. When it closes, it will have played 34 previews and 98 regular shows at the Neil Simon Theatre. The quirky and…

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