Hillbilly Bone

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lady A's 'American Honey' Slows No. 1 Turnover On Hot Country Songs

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Up 1.2 million audience impressions in its 17th chart week, Lady Antebellum's "American Honey" (Capitol Nashville) claims a second week atop Hot Country Songs, ending a spate of one-week leaders that began when Billy Currington' ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Another Body Blow For Albums: Warner To Launch New Six Pak Format

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST In an acknowledgment of growing consumer dissatisfaction with the traditional CD format, for the first time a major label is replacing the typical 10-plus song CD release with two six-song CDs whose release dates are separated by mere months. Warn ...