1. Drake White on Making New Music: 'I'm Typically the Kind Who Likes to Get Things Done'

    June 23, 2014 5:43 PM EDT This Thursday (June 26 marks the third week for Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General in downtown Music City, and the summer concert series will feature a bit of country flavor with Will Hoge and Drake White. For White, it’s  a concert experience that he is looking forward to. “We’re…

  2. CMA Music Festival Covers the Gamut of Country Artists

    June 10, 2014 3:33 PM EDT It’s two events in one. The Country Music Association’s annual CMA Music Festival brought an estimated 80,000 people to downtown Nashville for four consecutive days, June 5-8, as fans from around the nation and more than 20 foreign countries chose from hundreds of opportunities to soak up…

  3. Sean Lennon, Nels Cline Compose Music For 'Watchers of the Sky' Documentary (Exclusive)

    January 19, 2014 6:46 PM EST Sundance: 10 Must-See, Music-Related Movies Screening in Park City Sundance Kicks Off With 'Finding Fela' and the Fela! Band Cibo Matto, Nels Cline Join Joseph Gordon-Levitt for 'Move On The Sun' Sean Lennon and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline have written music for Edet…

  4. Sean Lennon, Nels Cline Score Documentary: Exclusive

    January 17, 2014 10:33 AM EST Sean Lennon and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline have scored Edet Belzberg's documentary "Watchers of the Sky, which will make its world premiere Jan. 20 at the Temple Theater in Park City, Utah. It is Lennon's third score, having previously composed music for Jordan Galland's…

  5. Maximum Exposure 2013: The Top 10 Platforms That Move Music Now

    November 15, 2013 8:00 AM EST A Longer Version of This Cover Story Appears in The New Billboard -- Own It ! • Subscribe • Buy a Copy • Billboard on iPad Whether they're performing at an awards show, rocking the stage at a huge festival, or licensing your tune for a commercial spot, there are numerous ways for…

  6. Will Hoge Feels Good About 'Never Give In'

    October 23, 2013 3:04 PM EDT Will Hoge released "Never Give In," his ninth studio album, last week, and the acclaimed singer-songwriter knows things have changed for him professionally since 2011's "Number Seven." That collection reached No. 12 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, and he has…

  7. Tyler Farr, Luke Bryan Dominate Country Charts

    October 10, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Farr launches on Top Country Albums at No. 2, while Bryan leads Hot Country Songs for an eighth week So Farr, so good: Tyler Farr becomes the third newcomer this year to debut at No. 2 or higher on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as "Redneck Crazy" arrives with 29,000…

  8. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  9. Bubbling Under: Will Hoge Makes 'Strong' Start

    August 23, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Will Hoge, Andra Day, Martin Garrix and Schoolboy Q WILL HOGE Will Hoge makes his first appearance on Hot Country Songs, at No…

  10. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording artist Eric Church led the nominations with…

  11. Songwriters Hall of Fame: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Honor the Greats

    October 08, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter among the honorees in Nashville. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Cohn, Bekka Bramlett and J. Fred Knobloch were among those paying tribute Sunday night (Oct.7) as Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tony Arata were…

  12. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Kathy Coleman

    September 07, 2012 6:05 AM EDT On the anniversary of the show's premiere, a visit to the 'Land of the Lost.' And, that great theme song. "Marshall, Will and Holly, On a routine expedition, Met the greaaa-test earthquake ever known. High on the rapids, it struck their tiny raft (aaah!) And plunged them…

  13. 'Glee' Recap: Disco Nightmare? Try Fun Diversion

    April 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT There are two types of "Glee" episodes -- plot and insanity. Sometimes they try to mix the two together to varied results, but "Glee"'s at its best when it sticks to one of two forms. Disco Night was clearly insanity, but the kind where if "Glee" could…

  14. Spotlight: Lucas Hoge as Country as It Gets

    April 11, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Singer Who Wants You to 'Give a Damn' Preps Full Album Pardon the pun, but Lucas Hoge has plenty to "Give A Damn" about these days. The Nebraska native is watching his current single of the same title pick up momentum at radio stations across the United States. Hoge is…

  15. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Laura Warshauer (Video, Exclusive Song Premiere)

    March 01, 2012 5:55 PM EST Every once in a while, we come across an artist that we just can't wait to tell the world more about. Laura Warshauer is one such artist. Born and raised in Red Bank, N. J., and now residing in Los Angeles, the singer/songwriter mixes powerhouse vocals with stark, insightful lyrics. Her…

  16. David Nail Bucks Labels: 'I'll Stick to the Singing Part'

    November 15, 2011 3:20 PM EST David Nail is a little bit different. His music is country to some, while others might have a different opinion. Classification is not something that worries the Kennett, Missouri native that much. "I've never really gotten into the whole labels thing. There were times I would cover…

  17. David Nail Is On a Roll: Cardinals Win & a Big New Album Coming

    November 03, 2011 1:45 PM EDT MCA recording artist David Nail has a lot to be happy about these days. First of all, his beloved St. Louis Cardinals shocked the baseball world by winning the World Series -- the Missouri native was there for the euphoric moment, earlier performing "God Bless America" during the…

  18. Charice's 'Glee' Return: Should Sunshine Corazon Stay?

    April 20, 2011 11:19 AM EDT Last night (Apr. 19) marked not only the return of " Glee " after a brief hiatus, but also Filipino recording star Charice , who plays foreign exchange student Sunshine Corazon. Charice Dishes On Return to 'Glee,' Bruno Mars-Penned New Single As the episode begins, the New…

  19. 'Glee' Gets 'Sexy' Upon Gwyneth Paltrow's Return

    March 09, 2011 12:35 PM EST Last night's (Mar. 8) episode of " Glee " marked the return of Gwyneth Paltrow's saucy substitute Holly Holliday, who sets out to educate McKinley High about sex (which she says is "just like hugging, only wetter"). She educates Mr. Schuester as well, as things…

  20. 'Glee' Writers Reveal Season Two Spoilers

    July 13, 2010 5:03 PM EDT In the second season of "Glee," high school students Rachel and Finn will stay together, guest star Kristin Chenoweth will "definitely" be back, and actor Javier Bardem will make an appearance. Ryan Murphy, the creator of the Emmy-nominated TV musical comedy, and fellow…

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