1. Zac Brown Band Teams Up With Dave Grohl

    November 26, 2013 8:30 PM EST You never know who you're going to meet while waiting in line at John Varvatos' store in West Hollywood. When Zac Brown bumped into Dave Grohl while picking up some altered clothes for the Grammy Awards, he didn't let the random meeting go to waste. They bonded over their love…

  2. 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…

  3. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Katy Perry & Iggy Azalea

    November 15, 2013 3:36 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Katy Perry Katy Perry looked pinup chic at the MTV EMAs held at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands on November 10. The singer hit the scene in a Zac Posen Resort 2014…

  4. Paramore Storms Madison Square Garden, Hayley Williams Nearly Cries: Live Review

    November 14, 2013 5:56 PM EST On a particularly frigid night in Manhattan, Paramore's Hayley Williams paused her loose-limbed thrashing and got warm and fuzzy. An hour after snarling, "As long as my fist stays in the air, your mouth stays opens" to the crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden on…

  5. Corey Smith Puts Finishing Touches on New Album

    November 07, 2013 3:15 PM EST For Undertone recording artist Corey Smith, doing things his way has always worked -- and worked well. He has sold close to two million digital singles, and 250,000 albums. The singer is putting the final touches on his upcoming disc, and has just released the set's first single, "…

  6. Obamacare and Miley Cyrus Tweaked at CMAs

    November 07, 2013 2:10 PM EST The CMA Awards addressed a recent outbreak of feuding in Nashville and tweaked Miley Cyrus' twerking, Julianne Hough's blackface scandal and Obamacare's registration woes during a playful opening skit featuring hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Wednesday night. CMA…

  7. George Strait, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift Shine at CMA Awards

    November 06, 2013 11:41 PM EST The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards were held Wednesday on a rainy night in Nashville, but despite the weather, the spirit of the artists and fans was high as Music City held court for all the world to see. And, on a night when the future of the format was served, the big…

  8. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  9. Billboard Touring Awards: Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, P!nk and Bon Jovi Among Finalists

    October 22, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The top achievers in the touring world will be honored at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards, hosted by Gary Dell'Abate, aka Baba Booey, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show, and set for Nov. 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Billboard Touring Awards Register…

  10. Taylor Swift Invites ‘All-Star’ Friends for CMA Awards

    October 22, 2013 12:20 AM EDT Taylor Swift has gathered an all-star band for her appearance on next month's Country Music Association Awards. Swift will be joined by Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, bassist Edgar Meyer and percussionist Eric Darken for a special version of her hit song "Red." The 23…

  11. Lorde's 'Royals' Crowns Pop Songs Chart

    October 21, 2013 1:05 PM EDT The song's crossover continues, as it takes over atop the mainstream top 40 radio airplay tally Lorde lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart with "Royals." With the coronation, the 16-year-old New Zealander continues her rapid rise with her…

  12. Ask Billboard: The #PraiseTheLorde Edition

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As 'Royals' reaches the top of the Hot 100 this week, readers weigh in for an-all Lorde 'Ask Billboard' mailbag. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name,…

  13. Zac Brown's Southern Ground Festival Cooks Up Big Duets and Fiery Set From Grace Potter

    September 30, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Zac Brown 's Southern Ground Festival rolled into Music City this past weekend, offering a little something for everybody – and not just music. A wide array of craftsmen were present both days, selling their wares, as were an impressive number of regional chefs who cooked for the…

  14. Willie Nelson On The Road Again After Shoulder Injury

    September 27, 2013 1:02 AM EDT An improving Willie Nelson will make his festival date this Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., after all, and he's bringing a friend. A news release from festival organizers said Nelson has recuperated enough from a shoulder injury that he's able to keep his evening slot at the Zac…

  15. Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Jason Aldean Lead Country Charts

    September 26, 2013 12:50 PM EDT At six weeks, Bryan's 'That's My Kind of Night' is the longest-leading No. 1 on Hot Country Songs since 2005. Plus, Moore bows atop Top Country Albums and Aldean rules Country Airplay With a sixth week atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, Luke Bryan's …

  16. Willie Nelson Pulls Out of Live Dates With Shoulder Injury

    September 26, 2013 12:07 AM EDT Willie Nelson has been forced to pull out of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival and three other shows due to a shoulder injury. Nelson's publicist said Wednesday that the 80-year-old country music star is under a doctor's orders to rest his shoulder for a week, meaning…

  17. Jack Johnson Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    September 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country artists Justin Moore, Chris Young and Billy Currington all make Top 10 bows as well Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "From Here to Now to You" bows atop the list with 117,000 sold in its first week, according to…

  18. Kelly Osbourne Discusses Her All-Size Clothing Line at New York Fashion Week: Watch

    September 12, 2013 2:40 PM EDT Kelly Osbourne has been "incredibly overwhelmed because we're in the thick of" New York Fashion Week, but the co-host of E!'s "Fashion Police" has more on her mind than watching the "exquisite" creations of Zac Posen and admiring the style of music…

  19. CMA Awards 2013: Full Nominees List

    September 10, 2013 10:26 AM EDT It's an early morning in the Big Apple, but Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line were early risers, as the two acts announced nominees in all categories for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards. Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift stand out with six nominations apiece,…

  20. New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Runway Jams: Day 4

    September 09, 2013 2:00 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. Show : Y-3 Song: Live drum performance “ @Stylerumor : Powerful final walk at #Y -3 #nyfw…

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