Blake Shelton

  1. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean, Thompson Square Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 12:33 PM EDT The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newco ...

  2. Exclusive: Blake Shelton Re-Ups with Warner Music Nashville

    September 20, 2011 8:54 AM EDT Blake Shelton, the Country Music Association.'s reigning Male Vocalist of the Year, has re-signed with Warner Music Nashville, Billboard.Biz has learned exclusively. "I couldn't imagine going anywhere else, especially with the team ...

  3. Rising Country Stars Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton Shake-Up CMA Nominations

    September 06, 2011 5:00 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After a decade toiling away at the microphone without much recognition, Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton are breaking through in a big way. Two of country's leading men nabbed their first Country Music Association Award ...

  4. Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton Top 2011 CMA Award Nominations

    September 06, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Topping the list of final nominees for the 45th Annual CMA Awards announced today are Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift who each received five nominations. All were nominated for Entertainer of the Year honors along with ...

  5. 'Footloose' Soundtrack to Feature Blake Shelton, Victoria Justice

    August 10, 2011 7:46 AM EDT Flexing her acting muscle rather than her vocal cords, Julianne Hough will not make an appearance on the soundtrack for Paramount's Footloose remake. Atlantic Records and Warner Music Nashville have revealed the complete track listing for the ...

  6. Eric Church Overtakes Kelly Rowland to Rule Billboard 200

    August 05, 2011 1:09 PM EDT Eric Church picked up his first No. 1 this week when third album Chief debuted atop both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts. But a recent show at Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., provided a reality check. "I stepped off the bus ...

  7. Eric Church's 'Chief' Album Tops Billboard 200 Chart

    August 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As projected last week , country singer Eric Church takes his third album, "Chief," straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 145,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan (with an even bigger sales figure than expected). The debut mark ...

  8. No. 1 Album Next Week: Adele, Blake Shelton Or... Kidz Bop?

    July 20, 2011 7:59 PM EDT Next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Adele's "21" may return for an 11th non-consecutive week atop the list. But Blake Shelton's reigning No. 1 could keep her at bay by holding the top slot. Most surprisingly, the popul ...

  9. Blake Shelton's 'River' Runs To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Blake Shelton is more popular than ever. The country singer-turned-"Voice" coach celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Red River Blue" bows atop the list with 116,000 -- his best sales week yet. While he has ...

  10. Will Blake Shelton Get His First No. 1 Album on Next Week's Billboard 200?

    July 14, 2011 7:57 AM EDT Timing is everything. And this week, country star Blake Shelton picked just the right time to release his new album, "Red River Blue," as its on course to become his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources sugg ...

  11. 'American Idol' Vs. 'The Voice': Who Won the Billboard Chart Battle?

    July 07, 2011 6:12 PM EDT Which TV reality singing competition made a bigger impact with music consumers this season, Fox's venerable "American Idol" or NBC's upstart "The Voice"? Let's take a look at the numbers logged by both "Idol ...

  12. NBC's 'The Voice' Plans Summer Concert Tour (Without Coaches)

    June 27, 2011 7:27 PM EDT Like "American Idol" before it, NBC's hit music competition show "The Voice" has a tour in the works featuring the show's eight finalists --Beverly McClellan, Vicci Martinez, Dia Frampton, Javier Colon, Nakia, Xenia, ...

  13. Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum Win Big, Shania Twain Slips at 2011 CMT Music Awards

    June 09, 2011 7:25 AM EDT Ludacris. Jason Aldean. A full arena on its feet waving its hands in the air. The close of the CMT Music Awards Wednesday night was one of the most telling moments in the two-and-a-half-hour show as a veteran rapper joined one of country's bo ...

  14. CMT Music Awards Winners List

    June 04, 2011 12:43 AM EDT Winners of the 2011 CMT Music Awards : Video of the year: Taylor Swift, "Mine." Male video of the year: Blake Shelton, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking." Female video of the year: Miranda Lambert, "The House That Bui ...

  15. Cee Lo Green: 'The Voice' Judges Will Be Back for Season Two

    May 19, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Before NBC's hit singing competition "The Voice" kicks off its finals phase and transitions to live broadcasts beginning June 7, Cee Lo Green tells Billboard.com that he and the other judges -- Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and ...

  16. Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton to Host Tornado Relief Concert in Oklahoma on May 26

    April 28, 2011 1:18 PM EDT This week's tornado disaster in Oklahoma hit unusually close to home for country stars Reba and Blake Shelton. For the Oklahoma natives, the news of Atoka County's recent tornado disaster prompted the stars to reach out to the affected a ...

  17. Miranda Lambert On ACM Entertainer of the Year Nomination: 'Surreal'

    April 01, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Country singer Miranda Lambert has had a great year. Between nabbing Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2010 Country Music Assocation Awards and winning her first Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "The House That Built Me,& ...

  18. Blake Shelton Joins NBC's 'The Voice' As Judge

    March 07, 2011 4:00 PM EST Country singer Blake Shelton has been cast as the fourth judge and coach on NBC's singing competition show "The Voice." Shelton will be on a weekly panel with Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. Shelton is among countr ...

  19. Dierks Bentley Brings Out Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown, Hayley Williams, More At Pre-Grammy Gig

    February 13, 2011 3:28 PM EST Country music was well represented in Los Angeles Saturday night, where Grammy nominee Dierks Bentley held his second annual foot stomping, guest-heavy pre-Grammy concert extravaganza at the legendary Troubadour. Bentley and his band anchored the ...

  20. Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire Co-Hosting Country Music Awards

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Country singer Blake Shelton will join Reba McEntire as co-hosts of the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which takes place Sunday, April 3. The ceremony will be broadcast live from MGM's Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will ai ...

  21. CMA Awards Slip In Ratings

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 44th annual CMA Awards was the most watched show during primetime on Nov. 10, but with an average of 16.4 million viewers for the three-hour program, it was down 4% from the 17.1 million viewers who watched in 2009. According to Tvbythenumbers ...

  22. CMA Awards 2010: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Not all of the excitement at the 2010 CMA Awards happened on the stage. Here's 10 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV: 1. Neither Miranda Lambert nor Blake Shelton had ever won a CMA award prior to 2010, but all that changed befo ...

  23. Brad Paisley Wins Entertainer of the Year at Country Music Awards

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Association Awards were Miranda Lambert's and Blake Shelton's party, but Brad Paisley crashed the festivities. Lambert won three awards, including album of the year, on her 27th birthday and her fiance Shelton grabbed t ...

  24. Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum Win Early at CMAs

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Miranda Lambert and good friends Lady Antebellum were off to a fast start at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night, winning early awards for their hits "The House That Built Me" and "Need You Now." Miranda ...

  25. Miranda Lambert Makes History With 9 CMA Award Nominations

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miranda Lambert made history Wednesday morning when she was nominated for nine CMA Awards, the most ever for a female country music artist. She'll be celebrating with close friends Lady Antebellum and fiance Blake Shelton. Lady A earned the s ...

  26. Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum Lead CMA Award Nominations

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miranda Lambert leads the first round of CMA Awards nominations with five, followed closely by Lady Antebellum with four and Zac Brown with three. Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins as well as newcomer Easton Corbin have two each. Lambert is competing ...

  27. Stadium Entertainment Readies CD To Benefit Fisher House

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Previously released tracks by Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and Dierks Bentley will be included on "My Country: Smash Hits," a country music compilati ...

  28. Eminem Meets Susan Boyle At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" slips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 132,000, marking its sixth nonconsecutive week at the top. It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" claim ...

  29. Business Matters: Streaming Music Vs. Piracy, The Flip Side of the '6-Pack' Debated and more

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music business news. -- According to a study commissioned by Aspiro, using a streaming music service cuts down on users’ illegal file-sharing while getting them to listen to more music and discover new music. ...

  30. VIDEO: Blake Shelton Talks The '6-pack,' Miranda Lambert and more

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Blake Shelton talks with Billboard.biz at the Billboard Country Music Summit about his upcoming "6-pack" album, if he'll stick with this format, thoughts on one of Miranda Lambert's biggest hits and more. For mor ...

  31. Carrie Underwood Takes Top Prize At CMT Awards

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CMT Awards host Kid Rock will be a keynote at the upcoming Billboard and Adweek Music & Advertising event, which runs June 15-16 in New York. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . The fans love Carrie Underwood and they proved it ag ...

  32. Kid Rock Ready to Party as CMT Awards Host

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock will be a keynote at the upcoming Billboard and Adweek Music & Advertising event, which runs June 15-16 in New York. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . Kid Rock won't be too far out of his comfort zone as host of th ...

  33. PHOTOS: Live At The Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Big Kenny, Gary Allan and the country music biz w ...

  34. Blake Shelton Joins Billboard Country Summit

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Blake Shelton has signed on as a panelist for the inaugural Billboard Country Music Summit, a two-day conference co-sponsored by the Country Music Association that addresses the industry’s biggest issues in an era of major evolution. Shelton’s “Hi ...

  35. Nashville Labels Line Up EP Push

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of Blake Shelton’s six-song EP, more country artists are planning EP releases in 2010. In a post at CMT.com , Chet Flippo listed some upcoming EPs from a variety of labels: the Band Perry (Republic Nashville), Steel Magn ...

  36. Lady Antebellum Returns to No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, bumping Sade's "Soldier of Love" down to No. 2, while six albums debut in the top 10 of the tally, the most since last October. Afte ...

  37. Lady A Returns to No. 1; Blake Shelton Earns Top Debut

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, bumping Sade's "Soldier of Love" down to No. 2 ... A whopping six albums debut in the top 10 of the tally, the most since last Octob ...

  38. Blake Shelton's 'Bone' To Debut Big On Billboard 200

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The highest debut on the Billboard 200 next week will likely come from country singer Blake Shelton, as industry observers suggest his new "Hillbilly Bone" may sell in the range of 60,000 to 75,000 by week's end on Sunday, March 7. ...

  39. Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 for Sade

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's no stopping the Sade party at No. 1 as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week ... Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" spends its third week at No. 2 ...

  40. Analysis: The Potential In Mini-Albums

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST As Billboard previously reported , Blake Shelton’s new release, "Hillbilly Bone," a six-song mini-album, hits stores today. USA Today is taking note of the uptick in country mini-albums (or EPs, or collections that generally have fewer t ...

  41. Romance And Indie Rock Hit The Billboard 200

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's "Ballads" is the Billboard 200's highest debut, arriving at No. 10, while another romantic effort, Frank Sinatra's "Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love," also makes a good start . . . It's a grea ...

  42. Joey+Rory Sign With Sugar Hill

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Joey+Rory, the husband and wife duo that made it to the finals on CMT's reality series "Can You Duet," has signed with Vanguard/Sugar Hill. The country duo, comprised of songwriter Rory Feek (Blake Shelton's "Some Beach&qu ...

  43. Lil Wayne's Back At No. 1; G-Unit And John Mayer Start In Top 5

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- pushing Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" to No. 2 -- two new albums arrive in the top 10. G-Unit and John Mayer start i ...

  44. Coty, Murrah Music Ink Exclusive Deal

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Songwriter Neal Coty has signed an exclusive songwriter’s agreement with Nashville-based Murrah Music Group. Coty’s songs include Blake Shelton’s “Playboys of the Southwestern World,” Craig Morgan’s “Every Friday Afternoon” and Mark Chesnutt’s “Sh ...

  45. Ne-Yo and Michael Buble Lead Busy Chart

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo and Michael Buble bow at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on The Billboard 200 -- it's the second chart-topper for the former and a new high for the latter ... The pair are just two of six debuts in the top 10 this week. Rush, Miranda Lamber ...

  46. Strickland Rises At WB/Nashville

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Bros. Nashville VP of sales and marketing Peter Strickland has been named senior VP for the department. A 20-plus year Warner and WEA veteran, Strickland has worked with Faith Hill, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton, Travis Tritt and Jeff Foxwo ...

  47. Rascal Flatts Reveals 2006 Tour Plans

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Country upstarts Rascal Flatts will begin a late winter tour Feb. 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and will be on the road through March 25 in Lafayette, Ark. Blake Shelton will support on all dates of the M Country upstarts Rascal Flatts will begin a la ...

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