1. Trisha Yearwood Names Her Top 5 Country Heartbreak Songs of All Time

    July 29, 2016 11:53 AM EDT Who knows a great country song better than Trisha Yearwood ? “She’s in Love With the Boy” kicked off her career in 1991 by making her the first female vocalist since Connie Smith in 1964 (“Once A Day”) to top the chart with her debut single. Since then, Yearwood has added to laurels such…

  2. Garth Brooks on Coming Out of Semi-Retirement and Wanting to Beat U2's Touring Record 'for Country Music's Sake'

    July 28, 2016 1:09 PM EDT Garth Brooks arguably was the biggest solo artist on the planet when, in October 2000, he announced that he would retire to Oklahoma until the youngest of his three daughters graduated high school. Though he periodically emerged for brief, sold-out runs at arenas and, from 2009 to 2013,…

  3. Garth Brooks Announces His Own SiriusXM Channel, Preps For Yankee Stadium

    July 07, 2016 10:27 AM EDT "The potential is infinite," Brooks tells Billboard. One the eve of a headline-making concert booking at New York’s Yankee Stadium, Garth Brooks has announced a new partnership with SiriusXM, putting him at the helm of his own 24-7 music station, The Garth Channel. Launching Sept. 8…

  4. Garth Brooks to Perform in New York For First Time in 19 Years

    May 11, 2016 10:22 PM EDT Garth Brooks is set to perform in New York City for the first time in 19 years when he takes the stage at Yankee Stadium this summer. The country star announced Wednesday that he will play at the venue in the Bronx on July 9. His last performance in NYC was in Central Park in 1997. Garth…

  5. Trisha Yearwood Talks Charting 'Passion' Hit, Christmas Album With Garth Brooks & More

    April 23, 2016 3:15 PM EDT This week, Yearwood moves to No. 20 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts with “Broken,” a track from the FOX-TV presentation of “The Passion” that aired last month. It’s her highest appearance on the charts ever. Trisha Yearwood admits that the world is a little bit different than it…

  6. Watch Trisha Yearwood Transform Into Mary for Fox's 'The Passion'

    March 20, 2016 4:29 PM EDT Country star Trisha Yearwood has shared a brief video of herself preparing for her role as Mary in Fox’ The Passion , a two-hour musical event airing live from New Orleans Sunday (March 20). 'The Passion': 5 Things We Can't Wait to See The time-lapse clip, which Yearwood posted…

  7. 'The Passion' Stars Jencarlos Canela, Prince Royce & Chris Daughtry on Replacing Prayers With Pop Hits in Fox Biblical Musical

    March 10, 2016 12:44 PM EST When Tyler Perry heard that Fox was creating an Easter TV special -- The Passion , a live musical depicting Jesus Christ's last mortal days airing 8 p.m. ET on March 20, Palm Sunday -- he knew, without question, what he had to do. "There's so much negativity on TV and film,…

  8. Juanes, Seth MacFarlane Added to Frank Sinatra Tribute TV Concert

    December 01, 2015 10:30 AM EST Billboard previously reported that  Frank Sinatra ’s 100th birthday will be commemorated with an all-star TV special with performances from Tony Bennett , Celine Dion , Lady Gaga , and Usher , among many other Grammy winners and nominees.  Colombian musician Juanes , Seth MacFarlane, and…

  9. Trisha Yearwood Talks Country Music Hall of Fame: 'To Have An Exhibit There Is an Honor'

    July 01, 2015 6:49 PM EDT Trisha Yearwood recalled how badly she wanted to move to Nashville 30 years ago. “It was 1985,” she remembered. “I knew I wanted to sing from the time I was 5 years old. I also came from a family that believed in education very strongly, so I also knew I wasn’t going to get out of finishing…

  10. Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood to Spin Their Favorite James Taylor Songs on SiriusXM

    June 19, 2015 4:49 PM EDT You just might hear a Nashville power couples on the SiriusXM airwaves this weekend -- but not as recording artists. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will be hosting special guest DJ session on James Taylor 's limited-run SiriusXM channel. They played their 10 favorite James Taylor songs…

  11. Don Henley Previews Star-Studded New Album 'Cass County' in Nashville

    June 12, 2015 6:06 PM EDT The week of the CMA Music Festival brings a wide variety of public figures to Nashville. One of the biggest sightings in town on Thursday was the legendary Don Henley , who stopped by Nashville’s Ruby to give invited guests a first listen to some of the tracks to his upcoming star-studded…

  12. ACM Awards 2015: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Win Big

    April 20, 2015 12:17 AM EDT In what has become the norm for country music award shows, the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards could aptly be titled the " Miranda Lambert Show" as the superstar bagged a haul that included song of the year, album of the year, and a record-setting sixth consecutive nod…

  13. Garth Brooks' Top 25 Billboard Hits

    February 07, 2015 1:15 PM EST In honor of his birthday, a look at the superstar's top 25 Hot Country Songs hits. In honor of Garth Brooks' birthday today (Feb. 7) - happy 53rd! - here's a look at the 25 top hits that Brooks – the No. 1-selling album artist since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991,…

  14. Trisha Yearwood's 'Prizefighter' Punches Way Onto Top Country Albums Chart

    November 26, 2014 3:18 PM EST Yearwood scores her 12th top 10 and first since 2007. Plus, Brad Paisley notches his 31st Hot Country Songs top 10. With 13,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Trisha Yearwood 's Prizefighter: Hit After Hit enters Top Country Albums at No. 7. The set marks her 12th top 10 and her…

  15. Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel and More Honored at ASCAP's Centennial Awards Gala

    November 18, 2014 9:54 AM EST Stevie Wonder gave an emotional speech that silenced the crowd, Garth Brooks was misty eyed and Billy Joel was classic when he performed "New York State of Mind." The ASCAP Centennial Awards on Monday night honored the musical icons -- including Joan Baez and Stephen Sondheim --…

  16. Trisha Yearwood on 'Prizefighter' Album: 'It Feels Like a Long Time Coming'

    November 17, 2014 3:56 PM EST Today marks the release of Prizefighter: Hit After Hit, the new release from Trisha Yearwood . It's her first musical project since 2007's Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, and she's happy the wait is finally over. "It feels like a long time coming. There's a…

  17. Trisha Yearwood, Carlos Santana to Perform at World Series

    October 20, 2014 11:42 PM EDT Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series . Major League Baseball says Yearwood will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 1 on Tuesday when the San Francisco Giants play the Kansas City Royals at…

  18. Tim McGraw's 'Sundown' Shines at No. 1 on Top Country Albums

    September 25, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Tim McGraw fortifies his No. 2 standing on the list of artists with the most Nielsen SoundScan-era No. 1s on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as he collects his 15th leader with Sundown Heaven Town . The new set arrives with 71,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. McGraw is…

  19. Chart Highlights: Meghan Trainor Tops Pop Songs With 'All About That Bass'

    September 22, 2014 5:15 PM EDT Her debut smash is the chart's record-tying fifth consecutive leader by a rookie act. Plus, new No. 1s for Iggy Azalea, Trey Songz, Tito 'El Bambino' & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  20. Garth Brooks' 'People' Debuts In Country Airplay Chart's Top 20

    September 09, 2014 1:05 PM EDT The star returns with 'People Loving People,' which soars in at No. 19 Garth Brooks surges back onto Billboard 's Country Airplay chart dated Sept. 20, as "People Loving People," his first proper radio single in six years, debuts at No. 19. The country/rock track,…

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