Eric Church

  1. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

    January 26, 2012 11:58 AM EST Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday. Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason A ...

  2. Morning Heds: EMI Vs. Ireland, Example Signs to Universal, Is Colbert Running For Prez?

    January 13, 2012 7:30 AM EST EMI launches High Court action against Irish government Music Week EMI has launched a High Court action against the Irish government in a bid to stop the illegal downloading of music. Example signs US deal with Universal Records Music Week Singer- ...

  3. BMI Country Awards Honor 'Peach Pickers' Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins; Bobby Braddock, Sony/ATV

    November 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST The night's big honorees gather for a photo at the 2011 BMI Country Awards in Nashville. Pictured are (l-r): Songwriter of the Year Rhett Akins, 2011 BMI Icon Bobby Braddock, and Songwriter of the Year Dallas Davidson. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Game's 'R.E.D.' Debuts at No. 1 On Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 31, 2011 11:00 AM EDT (This story was updated on Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. ET to reflect reprocessed SoundScan data. The sales figure for Streisand's "What Matters Most" changed, but its position did not. Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels" now debuts ...

  8. Lil Wayne's 'She Will' Feat. Drake Debuts at No. 1 on Digital Songs; Jay-Z & Kanye Top Billboard 200 Again

    August 24, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's a quiet week in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, where Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" holds at No. 1 for a second frame with 177,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 59%), and just two albums bow in the r ...

  9. Beyond Jay-Z and Kanye West, Luke Bryan Has No. 2 Album; Maroon 5 Gets First No. 1 Digital Single

    August 17, 2011 8:48 AM EDT While all eyes were trained on the No. 1-arrival of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" on the Billboard 200 , there is actually other news on both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts this week. At No. 2 on the Bill ...

  10. Adele's '21' Scores 12th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 -- Most Since 2000

    August 10, 2011 11:00 AM EDT With Adele's "21" back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (76,000; down 8%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), the British songstress' set collects its 12th week atop the list. It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Sant ...

  11. Eric Church, Zac Brown Bringing 'Authentic Country' to Charts -- Will Others Follow?

    August 09, 2011 12:45 PM EDT A thoughtful look at Billboard's country charts might suggest there's a storm brewing. On the Country Songs chart dated Aug. 13, Zac Brown Band earned its sixth straight No. 1 single -- a feat no group has accomplished since Restless Hea ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. How Did Eric Church Get a No. 1 Album Without Any Hit Singles? Experts Weigh In

    August 04, 2011 5:55 PM EDT It's fair to say that Eric Church's debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with "Chief" this week was a little surprising, based on his good-but-not great chart history. The self-defined "bad boy" earned his first ...

  14. Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'Otis' Climbs Hot 100 Chart, Marc Anthony Earns First Top 40 Hit in a Decade

    August 04, 2011 12:18 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , LMFAO logs its fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Britney Spears scores her third top 10 from "Femme Fatale,&q ...

  15. Billboard 200 Preview: An Even Dozen Weeks at No. 1 for Adele's '21'?

    August 03, 2011 6:43 PM EDT At the rate we're going, Adele's monster "21" album might be at the top of the chart come Christmastime. The set is poised to return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week for a 12th non-consecutive frame. The album, whi ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Eric Church On Course For First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200, Kelly Rowland Aiming for No. 2

    July 27, 2011 5:03 PM EDT It's looking like we're going to get some church up in the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Eric Church, that is. Industry sources project that the country singer's new album, "Chief," could sell as ...

  18. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  19. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert Top Academy of Country Music Awards

    April 04, 2011 7:05 AM EDT The young women of country ruled The Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night with Taylor Swift winning the prestigious entertainer of the year award and the night's top nominee, Miranda Lambert, taking home a leading four trophies. Sw ...

  20. The Band Perry, Eric Church Win Early ACM Awards

    February 26, 2011 11:04 PM EST Eric Church and The Band Perry are this year's first Academy of Country Music Awards winners. Organizers announced Church won top new solo vocalist and The Band Perry won top new vocal group or duo in a news release Friday. Both categories we ...

  21. Five Tips From Country's Top Managers

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Six prominent country music managers talked shop on a panel today at the Billboard Country Music Summit moderated by Billboard senior editorial analyst Glenn Peoples. Weighing in on day two of this inaugural event were Will Botwin, manager, Red Li ...

  22. Country Throwdown Cancels Four Shows Citing Low Ticket Sales

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Lyman, the co-producer of the Country Throwdown amphitheater tour, the country music venture from Warped Tour producers 4fini Production, has announced that four upcoming shows on the North American trek have been canceled because of low tic ...

  23. Touring Confab Spotlights Artist Development Challenges

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The opening panel at the 6th annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards, which runs Nov. 4-5 in New York, spotlighted one of the music industry's largest challenges: artist development. Panelists noted that concert ticket discounting, and ...

  24. Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry To Headline Country Throwdown Tour

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST The debut run of the Country Throwdown tour, the country music venture from Warped Tour producers 4fini Production, will feature Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, little Big Town and Jack Ingram. The tour of amphitheaters, which was first tipped h ...

  25. 'Now 30,' 'Hannah' Lead Busy Week On Billboard 200

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After last week, where the top debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart was at No. 8, this week the chart gets blasted with a bevy of new arrivals. A full dozen debuts bow in the top 20 -- the most the chart has ever seen. Leading the pack of new e ...

  26. Record 12 Albums Debut In The Top 20 Of The Billboard 200

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, the Billboard 200's top 20 hosts an even dozen debuts, led by the "Now 30" compilation at No. 1 and the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack at No. 2 . . . Six albums start in the top 10 this week, in ...

  27. Kelly Clarkson Holds At No. 1, While 'Twilight' Bites Back

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" stays put at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 while the chart's top debut comes from Gorilla Zoe's "Don't Feed Da Animals" at No. 8 . . . The "Twilight&q ...

  28. Buenahora Finds New Home At Universal South

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records Nashville senior director of A&R Arthur Buenahora, Jr. joins Universal Records South as VP of A&R. He will report to label president Mark Wright. Buenahora began his career in 1997 at the ground level at Sony/ATV/Tree Publi ...

  29. McGraw, Skynyrd Saddle Up For Big State Fest

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here earlier this month, Tim McGraw will headline the bill for the first Big State Festival, to be held Oct. 13-14 at the Texas World Speedway in Bryan-College Station. Also confirmed to appear are Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lyle Lovett and his Lar ...

  30. Country Descending On Desert For Stagecoach Fest

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which will be held May 5-6 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., the site of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival the prior weekend. The bill is headed by George Strait, Kenny Che ...

  31. 'NOW 22' Remains Atop Album Chart

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leads chart for second week in a row. As the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week, the "NOW 22" compilation sits at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week in a row. The BMG/Zomba/EMI/UME collaboration moved 207,000 ...

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