1. Taylor Swift Still Rules Billboard 200, Meek Mill Starts at No. 2

    November 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST As projected last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album rules for a second week atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 344,000 copies (down 72%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the Big Machine Records album blasted in at No. 1 with 1.208 million, marking the largest sales…

  2. Meek Mill & Rod Stewart Albums Headed for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 03, 2012 9:00 AM EDT As previously reported, rapper Meek Mill and pop veteran Rod Stewart are both aiming for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest that the former's "Dreams & Nightmares" is on course to sell between 170,000 to 185,000 by the end of…

  3. 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…

  4. CMA Awards 2012: Full Winners List

    November 01, 2012 11:00 PM EDT A running list of winners at the 46th annual Country Music Association Awards: CMA AWARDS 2012: Highlights • Photos: Scenes From Red Carpet • Full CMAs Winners List • Photos: Best Photos From the Show Entertainer of the Year: Blake Shelton Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert Male…

  5. Cledus T. Judd Parodies Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town on 'Parodyziac'

    October 16, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Cledus T. Judd, the Georgia native who has won fans with parodies of songs by acts such as Tim McGraw, Shania Twain and Toby Keith, is back at it once again, with "Parodyziac," out today on Warner Brothers. Judd told Billboard that nobody is more surprised about his return to…

  6. Brantley Gilbert: Topping 'Halfway to Heaven' Will Be Tough

    October 05, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Brantley Gilbert wondered what all the commotion was about on the morning of September 5. His phone has started going crazy, as people were calling to congratulate him on being named a New Artist of the Year finalist by the Country Music Association. "I had been so busy out on the road,…

  7. 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…

  8. Country Countdown: Kenny Chesney Claims 22nd No. 1

    August 03, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Meanwhile, Big Moves By Little Big Town, Toby Keith, Love & Theft High atop Country Songs, Kenny Chesney claims his 22nd leader with "Come Over," the second radio single and first No. 1 from his "Welcome to the Fishbowl" album. Chesney most recently dominated the chart…

  9. Toby Keith Postpones Concert Date After Surgery

    July 30, 2012 11:02 PM EDT Surgery has briefly sidelined country star Toby Keith . Keith has had his gallbladder removed and was forced to reschedule his show Thursday at Fort McCoy in Sparta, Wis. That concert date has been rescheduled to Aug. 30. A Monday news release says the 51-year-old Oklahoma native will resume…

  10. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry Ties Rihanna's Pop Songs Record

    July 30, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Feel the love! Perry matches Rihanna's record nine Pop Songs toppers. Plus, Train, Kylie Minogue, fun. and Kenny Chesney notch new No. 1s. 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…

  11. Country Countdown: Jason Aldean Begins Fast 'Ride' Up Charts

    July 26, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Meanwhile, Dierks Bentley Scores 10th Country Songs No. 1 as Old Crow Medicine Show Pings Album Chart Jason Aldean 's "Take a Little Ride" roars onto Country Songs as the artist's career-high start at No. 19, and sets a new first-week sales benchmark for male artists atop…

  12. Jason Aldean's 'Take a Little Ride' Bound for Big Chart Debut

    July 19, 2012 8:22 PM EDT Jason Aldean is on track to shake up Billboard's charts next week, as his new single, "Take a Little Ride," is selling big and making waves on the radio. Industry sources suggest that it may sell over 200,000 downloads by week's end on Sunday, July 22. "Take a Little…

  13. Toby Keith Has '14 or 15 Things' in Works for New Album

    July 10, 2012 8:25 PM EDT "Clancy's Tavern" is still open for business, but Toby Keith already has its follow-up in motion. The country star tells Billboard.com that he's "got about 14 or 15 things recorded" already for what will be his 17th studio set and is in the process of putting…

  14. Country Countdown: Kenny Chesney Rules, Don Williams Returns to Country Albums

    June 29, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Luke Bryan, meanwhile, ascends to the summit on Country Songs Billboard's Country Albums chart welcomes Kenny Chesney 's "Welcome to the Fishbowl" to No. 1. The set is the star's 11th No. 1 on the tally and arrives with 193,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen…

  15. CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood Wins Top Video Prize

    June 07, 2012 1:02 AM EDT The CMT Music Awards proved to have something for everyone, with 80s rockers to the Presidential candidates getting air time during Wednesday night's telecast. Hosted by Toby Keith and Kristen Bell, the show had enough to keep fans -- at home and at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena --…

  16. Hank Williams, Jr. to Pay Tribute to His Dad at CMT Awards

    June 04, 2012 3:45 PM EDT CMT Music Awards Producer John Hamlin Talks Show Surprises, Women of Country + More We're fast approaching one of the biggest nights in country music with the 2012 CMT Music Awards -- a highlight of CMA Music Festival week. The show, airing Wednesday, will be hosted by perennial fan…

  17. Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood Among Presenters for CMT Music Awards

    June 04, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Hollywood and Nashville will come together this summer for the 11th annual CMT Music Awards, hosted this year by country superstar Toby Keith and House of Lies actress Kristen Bell. A wide array of stars will be on hand for the June 6 ceremony, including presenters Carrie Underwood, Ashley…

  18. CMT Awards: Willie Nelson, Band Perry Join Performers

    May 22, 2012 10:50 PM EDT The 2012 CMT Music Awards has added some country heroes to its lineup. Willie Nelson, Rascal Flatts, the Band Perry and Hank Williams Jr. are all set to perform at the awards show, Billboard has learned. The new acts will join Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley,…

  19. Toby Keith & Kristen Bell to Host CMT Awards

    May 21, 2012 2:20 PM EDT This year's CMT Music Awards will be hosted by country star Toby Keith and actress Kristen Bell when it airs June 6 from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. "Toby Keith and Kristen Bell are a terrific one-two knockout punch for the 2012 CMT Music Awards," said John Hamlin, SVP,…

  20. 2012 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead Nominees

    April 23, 2012 12:50 PM EDT A trio of country's power women figure prominently in the nominations for the upcoming 2012 CMT Music Awards, with perennial fan favorite Carrie Underwood taking five nominations, Miranda Lambert following closely with four, and Taylor Swift with three. This year's nominations were…

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