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  1. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Roars Onto Hot Country Songs

    April 09, 2012 2:14 PM EDT Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw rocket onto Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Feel Like a Rock Star" debuts at No. 13. In its first week of availability, the song received airplay on 126 of the chart's 131 reporting station ...

  2. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Headed for Historic Hot Country Songs Debut

    April 03, 2012 3:08 PM EDT In preparation for the June launch of their Brothers of the Sun co-headlining tour, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw premiered a new duet, "Feel Like a Rock Star," on Sunday's (April 1) CBS telecast of the 47th Annual Academy of Country ...

  3. Garth Brooks Among Three Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

    March 06, 2012 1:20 PM EST Country superstar Garth Brooks, singer Connie Smith and keyboard player Hargus "Pig" Robbins are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Billboard Partners With 'Stache, Target for Country Music Mini-Mag The announceme ...

  4. Adele's '21' Hits 21st Week at No. 1; Sells 730,000 Post-Grammys

    February 21, 2012 8:34 PM EST Adele's "21" album hits a number of major milestones this week on the Billboard 200 chart, as it basks in the glow of the British diva's multiple Grammy Award wins on Feb. 12. The album sold 730,000 copies in the United States ...

  5. Exclusive: Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live

    February 09, 2012 8:55 AM EST Randy Phillips has signed a new contract to remain the President & CEO of AEG Live, the position he has held with the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) since joining the company in 10 years ago ...

  6. Backbeat: MIDEM Pulse Check: Attendance Is (Reportedly) Up, But Conference Is Scaled Down

    January 30, 2012 11:53 AM EST Two major concerts during MIDEM had attendees sprawled out across Cannes: Sony's showcase featured the Ting Tings (above) and 2ManyDJs while Music Dealers hosted You Say France & I Whistle and Black Pearl. (Photo: MIDEM) For many MIDEM at ...

  7. Marc Anthony To Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    January 30, 2012 7:30 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Marc Anthony with its "Founders Award" during its 20th annual Latin Music Awards taking place March 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards ce ...

  8. Adele, Prince... and Vanilla Ice? The 20 Albums to Lead the Billboard 200 for 16 Weeks or More

    January 19, 2012 5:12 PM EST As previously reported , Adele's "21" tops the Billboard 200 album chart for a 16th week, marking the survey's longest reign since the "Titanic" soundtrack also led for 16 frames in 1998. Since the chart began appeari ...

  9. Adele Matches No. 1 Run of 'Titanic' at the Top of Billboard 200

    January 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST As expected, Adele's "21" spends its 16th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (104,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan; down 16%). Its reign is the longest since the "Titanic" soundtrack also earned 16 weeks at No. 1 i ...

  10. Can Anything Stop Adele's '21' Reign at No. 1?

    January 05, 2012 1:29 PM EST With few new major album releases out this week -- as is customary at the beginning of the year -- Adele's "21" will likely spend a 15th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. It's projected to sell anywhere betwee ...

  11. Adele's Ascent in 2011, By the Numbers

    January 05, 2012 9:00 AM EST It's been said a thousand times already: 2011 has been a hell of a year for Adele. Her sophomore record, "21," has sold more than 5.8 million copies -- by far the best of the year -- and has reigned atop the Billboard 200 for 14 wee ...

  12. Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks To Be Inducted Into Nashville's Songwriters Hall of Fame

    August 22, 2011 5:09 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country superstars Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks are among the newest inductees to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. They join Allen Shamblin, John Bettis and Thom Schuyler as the 2011 inductees. Jackson has written o ...

  13. Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Drake, Chaka Khan Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Garth Brooks (left) and Billy Joel teamed up for "Shameless" at the annual Songwriter Hall of Fame ceremony (Photo: Getty) NEW YORK -- The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony always makes for a remarkable evening. It's an unusu ...

  14. Songwriters Hall of Fame to Induct Allen Toussaint, John Bettis, Garth Brooks Leon Russell, Steinberg & Kelly

    February 22, 2011 5:00 PM EST The Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct John Bettis, Garth Brooks, Leon Russell, Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly and Allen Toussaint at the organization's 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, to be held June 16th at the Marriott Marquis ...

  15. Analysis: Is Kid Rock Making Millions By Not Selling His Music on iTunes?

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Is Kid Rock better off not selling his new album "Born Free" and its single tracks on iTunes? After doing the rough calculations, I've concluded that if his new album were available on iTunes, overall revenue would likely be signifi ...

  16. Garth Brooks Prepares for Nine-Show Run in Nashville

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As he prepared to kick off his first of nine sold out shows tonight (Dec. 16) at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, which will benefit Middle Tennessee's flood relief efforts, Garth Brooks praised the city's resilience and thanked the c ...

  17. Country Stars Turn Out For Tribute To Loretta Lynn

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's a long way from the winding roads of Butcher Holler, Kentucky, to the superhighway of country music, but on Tuesday night (Oct. 12) "Coal Miner's Daughter" Loretta Lynn was honored at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for her ...

  18. Garth Brooks Song Becoming Lifetime movie

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A Garth Brooks song is becoming a two-hour Lifetime TV movie. Inspired by the country singer's 1990 No. 1 hit "Unanswered Prayers," Lifetime has cast Samantha Mathis and Eric Close in the lead roles. The film centers on a man (Close ...

  19. Martina McBride Discusses 'Independence,' Kid Rock Collab

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For more exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Multi-platinum RCA artist Martina McBride charmed a wall-to-wall audience at the Billboa ...

  20. Garth Brooks Sues Oklahoma Hospital Over Donation

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks has accused an Oklahoma hospital of reneging on a promise to name a building addition after his late mother in exchange for a $500,000 contribution. According to a lawsuit filed in Rogers County District Court, the singer seeks a retu ...

  21. Publishing Briefs: Songwriters Hall, ASCAP

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT --Garth Brooks, U2, John Mellencamp, Cat Stevens, and songwriting members of Earth Wind and Fire are among the big name performers/songwriters nominated for the 2010 induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Ballots have been mailed to the orga ...

  22. Garth Brooks Says He Will Resume Music Career

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks, the best-selling solo musician in U.S. history, said on Thursday he was coming out of retirement and was expected to announce an extended concert run at the Wynn Las Vegas casino and hotel. "I know this is a young industry, so I ...

  23. Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell Join Hall Of Fame

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark and Charlie McCoy were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in an at times emotional ceremony that saluted them for their music as well as their contributions to bringing the genre to a mass audience t ...

  24. HBO To Broadcast Star-Packed Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free ...

  25. Usher Takes A 'Stand' At No. 1 With 443,000

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT No surprise here: Usher's "Here I Stand" starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the year's second-biggest sales week -- 443,000. Only Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" notched a bigger week, when it launched with 463,000 ...

  26. Chesney Wins Again, Lambert Surprises At ACMs

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is still the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year. He won for the fourth straight year last night (May 18), tying Garth Brooks for the record. For the first time, the entertainer award was ...

  27. Brooks To Be Honored By ACM

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks will be presented with Academy of Country Music Crystal Milestone Award during the 43rd Annual ACM Awards on May 18. The award is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement. Gayle Holcomb o ...

  28. Mariah's On Fire: Diva Notches Sixth No. 1 Album

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" charges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the singer/songwriter her sixth chart-topping set. With a 463,000 bow, "E=MC2" earns the best sales week for an album this year, Carey� ...

  29. Brooks Grosses $3.8M In Two Day L.A. Run

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The figures are in for Garth Brooks' historic run at the 20,000-seat Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the country artist played five concerts between Jan. 25-26 to raise money for those affected by the October 2007 blazes in Southern Cali ...

  30. Brooks Preps For Two-Day, Five Concert Run

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Preparing for five major concerts over a two-day period is no easy task, but organizers of Garth Brooks' upcoming wildfire benefit shows in Los Angeles are "confident we can do it," Staples Center senior VP/GM Lee Zeidman tells Bill ...

  31. Josh Groban's 'Noel' Is 2007's Top Selling Album ... For Now

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a fourth week as the set motors through 669,000 ... With the album's total sales up to 2.77 million, it has now eclipsed the "High School Musical 2" soundtr ...

  32. Brooks Sells Out Five L.A. Concerts

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks' previously announced one-off wildfire benefit concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles quickly became five sold-out shows after organizers saw an overwhelming demand for tickets during the Dec. 1 on sale. Brooks will play fi ...

  33. Brooks To Play SoCal Wildfire Benefit

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks will play a benefit concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26 to raise money for victims of the recent wildfires in Southern California. Ticket information for the one-off concert will be released Nov. 26, according to a ...

  34. Jay-Z Leapfrogs Eagles, Britney For No. 1 Debut

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z scores his 10th No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as "American Gangster" (Def Jam) debuts on top this week after selling 425,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper thus ties Elvis Presley in sec ...

  35. Jay-Z Scores 10th No. 1 Album On The Billboard 200

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "American Gangster," tying him with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most No. 1s. Only the Beatles , with 19 chart-toppers, have more ... Garth Brooks returns to the al ...

  36. Garth Brooks Lines Up Kansas City Dates

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks' one scheduled performance Nov. 14 at the new Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., quickly spiraled into nine shows. On Saturday, the artist moved nearly 160,000 tickets in less than two hours via ticket outlets, online and telepho ...

  37. The Next Big Retail Battle?

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With the Kanye West/50 Cent retail battle squarely in the rearview mirror, debate around the Billboard offices is centering on what the next big rack race will be. Upcoming retail showdowns include next week’s Bruce Springsteen vs. Dashboard Confe ...

  38. Three Weeks at No. 1 for 'High School Musical 2'

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "High School Musical 2" makes it three for three at the top of The Billboard 200 as it extends its stay in the penthouse ... an eclectic group of debuts grace the top 10 this week, including a career-high No. 2 placing for Casting Crowns ...

  39. Soul2Soul Breaks Country Tour Records

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The second year of the McGraw/Hill Soul2Soul tour grossed more than $52 million, taking the two-summer total for the husband-and-wife co-headliners to more than $141 million, according to Billboard Boxscore. That's enough to make it the top-g ...

  40. Brooks Confirms 'Ultimate Hits' Collection

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has confirmed that he will release on Nov. 6 "The Ultimate Hits," a 34-track, two-CD greatest hits retrospective with four new songs, and a DVD with videos. Billboard.biz first reported the news on Aug. 10 . The album will b ...

  41. Brooks Return On The Cards

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has concluded his exclusive arrangement with Wal-Mart and will once again make his works available through all retail channels, Billboard.biz has learned. The country star is also understood to be prepping a slate of releases. Accordi ...

  42. Underwood Among Big Winners At ACMs

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood continues to be one of the biggest stories in country music by winning three awards at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held tonight (May 15) in Las Vegas. Underwood took home top female honors, album of the year f ...

  43. Brooks Back On the Radio

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Single going to country stations Oct. 6. Anderson Merchandisers has enlisted Nashville-based Lyric Street Records to promote to radio a new project Garth Brooks is recording exclusively for Wal-Mart. "Good Ride Cowboy," Brooks' trib ...

  44. Multi-Network Telethon Set For Katrina Relief

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks scheduled to perform. U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks scheduled to perform. News Garth Brooks , Alicia Keys ...

  45. Multi-Network Telethon Set For Katrina Relief

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul S ...

  46. Wal-Mart Inks Multi-Year Pact With Garth Brooks

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has signed a multi-year, exclusive pact with Wal-Mart making the retailer and its Sam's Clubs and walmart.com outlets the only places where his music will be commercially available. Garth Brooks has signed a multi-year, exclusive ...

  47. Garth Splits With Capitol

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their longtime association. Capitol has been Brooks' only label home since his career began in 1989. In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville ...

  48. Garth Splits With Capitol

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country vet with label since 1989. In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their longtime association. Capitol has been Brooks' only label home since his career began in 1989. Together the artist and label ...

  49. With New Crop Of Hot Acts, Country Is Cool Again

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While no one was looking, country music snuck up and caught us by surprise. Sure, we all noticed the ratings and attention that CMT was receiving, and every once in a while we'd see that a country alb Jeff Pollack is chairman/CEO of Pollack M ...

  50. Chris LeDoux Dead At 56

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter was Western music pioneer. Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, died today (March 9) in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 56. Born in Biloxi, Miss ...

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