1. Carrie Underwood Takes Top Prize At CMT Awards

    June 10, 2010 10:00 AM EDT The fans love Carrie Underwood and they proved it again during the CMT Music Awards. The former "American Idol" champ won Wednesday night's top honor, video of the year for "Cowboy Casanova," and CMT performance of the year for "Temporary Home" two months…

  2. Kid Rock Ready to Party as CMT Awards Host

    June 08, 2010 12:34 PM EDT Kid Rock won't be too far out of his comfort zone as host of the Country Music Television Awards. It will be kind of like throwing a party. "They're just kind of loose and fun, and they're geared that way - to have fun," he said of Wednesday's event, to be aired…

  3. McGraw, Paisley, Zac Brown Band To Perform At CMTs

    May 18, 2010 12:33 PM EDT There will be plenty of testosterone on stage at the CMT Awards next month. Tim McGraw , Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band are now confirmed to perform. And Kid Rock won't just be hosting the show, he'll be performing, too. They join previously announced performers Toby Keith , Lady…

  4. Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Among Country Stars Set For Nashville Benefit

    May 10, 2010 11:21 AM EDT T im McGraw , Faith Hill , Toby Keith , Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are among the artists who will perform at a benefit to assist victims of the middle Tennessee flooding. The concert was organized by McGraw, Hill, and Coran Capshaw at Red Light Management and will be presented by AEG…

  5. Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum Nab Big ACM Awards

    April 19, 2010 10:44 AM EDT When Carrie Underwood took the gamble and tried out for "American Idol," she never imagined a night - or year - quite like this one. Underwood made history Sunday night (Apr. 18) by becoming the first woman to win entertainer of the year twice at the Academy of Country Music Awards.…

  6. Aldean, Lady A, Sugarland Lead CMT Nominations

    April 05, 2010 2:21 PM EDT J ason Aldean , Lady Antebellum and Sugarland each are up for four CMT Music Awards. Six other country music acts received three nominations apiece. CMT announced eight nominees in most categories Monday and fans can vote at the network's Web site until May 3 to narrow each to four…

  7. Lady Antebellum Leads ACM Awards Nods

    March 02, 2010 10:05 AM EST An astounding run keeps getting better for Lady Antebellum . Already buoyed by the crossover success of its latest album, the country trio learned it's up for seven Academy of Country Music Awards when nominations were announced Tuesday. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are next with…

  8. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 2009 1:30 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  9. Best Of The 2000s: Part 1

    December 22, 2009 11:30 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  10. 2010 Coachella Festival Dates Confirmed

    December 14, 2009 2:56 PM EST The 2010 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will take place on April 16-18, the promoters announced today (Dec. 14). The event will once again take place at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. While the lineup won't be officially revealed until early next year, bands like Muse ,…

  11. Chart Beat Wednesday: Straight No Chaser, Tim McGraw, Depeche Mode

    December 02, 2009 4:04 PM EST AS ONLY THEY 'CAN-CAN': After melding Toto 's "Africa" into last year's No. 5-peaking Adult Contemporary hit "The 12 Days of Christmas," buzzworthy a capella act Straight No Chaser enters the chart at No. 27 with its latest inventive carol, "The…

  12. Wyclef Revisits Hip-Hop Roots On 'Toussaint: St. Jean' EP

    November 20, 2009 3:52 PM EST In the midst of recording his next project, a self-titled album slated for spring 2010, Wyclef Jean decided to revisit his hip-hop roots on the newly released "DJ Drama Presents Wyclef Jean Aka Toussaint: St. Jean From the Hut to the Projects to the Mansion." Issued Nov. 10 on Jean&…

  13. Chart Beat Wednesday: Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, Phoenix

    November 18, 2009 2:57 PM EST LADY'S FIRST: Following its pair of victories at the Country Music Association Awards a week ago (Nov. 11), for vocal group and single of the year ("I Run to You"), Lady Antebellum scores top honors on Billboard's Country Songs chart. The Nashville trio snares its second…

  14. Taylor Swift Wins BMI Award For Top Song

    November 11, 2009 7:32 AM EST Taylor Swift started what could be an interesting week with her second straight song of the year award at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville, where Kris Kristofferson was honored as an icon. Swift won for her song "Love Story" at the ceremony on Tuesday (Nov. 10) - the night before…

  15. Taylor Swift Adds Tunes to Hit Album, Wyclef Jean Gets New Handle

    November 10, 2009 4:42 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Taylor Swift talks about the new deluxe edition of her quadruple-platinum album "Fearless," which includes songs written since the original release. We also hear from Wyclef Jean , who releases a mixtape today,…

  16. Michael Buble Beats Kiss On Billboard 200

    October 14, 2009 11:00 AM EDT After only three days of sales, Michael Bublé's "Crazy Love" opens atop the Billboard 200 chart with 132,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the pop singer his second No. 1 album. Bublé's last set, 2007's "Call Me Irresponsible," debuted with…

  17. Keith Urban, Sugarland To Headline 2010 Stagecoach Festival

    October 08, 2009 2:09 PM EDT Keith Urban , Toby Keith , Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland are confirmed to headline the fourth annual Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, it was announced today (Oct. 8). The two-day outdoor fest will take place April 24-25, 2010 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.…

  18. Kiss, Buble Battle For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 08, 2009 9:57 AM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 chart will either house a first-ever No. 1 album from iconic band Kiss , or pop singer Michael Buble may crash the group's rockin' party with his new set, "Crazy Love." Industry sources suggest that Kiss' new Wal-Mart exclusive album, …

  19. Chart Beat Wednesday: Kings Of Leon, Toby Keith, Maxwell

    September 30, 2009 4:58 PM EDT IT'S GOOD TO BE KINGS: Kings of Leon continue their march across multiple formats, as the quartet crowns the Pop Songs/Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart with a 3-1 ascent for "Use Somebody." Having already hit No. 1 on Alternative Songs and the billboard.biz-exclusive…

  20. Toby Keith, Wyclef Jean To Play Nobel Peace Concert

    September 30, 2009 8:08 AM EDT Will Smith and his wife, the actress Jada Pinkett Smith, will co-host this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo featuring Wyclef Jean , Toby Keith and Donna Summer , organizers said Wednesday. The Dec. 11 show - a day after the award ceremony - will also feature performances by…

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