Kellie Pickler

  1. Bubbling Under: Family Of The Year Keeps Radio's Folk Revival Rolling; Plus Sarah Darling, Gold Fields, Trinidad James

    November 23, 2012 9:25 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Family of the Year, Sarah Darling, Gold Fields and Trinidad James. Family of the Ye ...

  2. Blake Shelton's CMA Award Victory Reflects Continuing Power of Television For Country Music

    November 06, 2012 12:00 PM EST Perhaps no one was more shocked than Blake Shelton when he received the entertainer of the year award from presenters Reba McEntire and Tim Allen during the 46th annual Country Music Assn. Awards on Nov. 1. He hadn't imagined the digits were ...

  3. American Idol's Jessica Sanchez Signs With Interscope, Kellie Pickler Released By Sony Nashville

    June 29, 2012 12:16 PM EDT Today finds one American Idol alum with a new record deal -- and another dropped. While recent runner-up Jessica Sanchez lands at mentor Jimmy Iovine's Interscope Records, country cutie Kellie Pickler has parted ways with Sony Nashville. It c ...

  4. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead CMT Nominations

    April 23, 2012 1:27 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde. Underwood earned five nominations, L ...

  5. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Gary Overton, More at Country Radio Seminar's Day Two

    February 24, 2012 1:24 PM EST (L-R): Kellie Pickler, Sony Music Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton, Sara Evans and Headline Country's Storme Warren take in the Sony/BMG Cruise at CRS day two. (Photo: Alan Poizner) Country Radio Seminar attendees had a lot of choices for ...

  6. Tim McGraw, Lamb of God and 'Grammy' Albums Aiming High On Next Week's Billboard 200

    January 25, 2012 9:13 PM EST After weeks of relatively few new major album releases, Tuesday (Jan. 24) brought a bevy of titles to market that are aiming for the top of next week's Billboard 200 chart. While Adele's "21" seems set to spend an 18th nonconse ...

  7. 'American Idol' Alum Danny Gokey Parts Ways With RCA Nashville

    November 18, 2011 12:21 PM EST American Idol season 8 finalist Danny Gokey is the latest show alum to find himself without a major label deal. A spokesperson for the country singer's label confirms to the Hollywood Reporter that, "Danny Gokey and RCA Nashville have mu ...

  8. 'American Idol' and Billboard: James Durbin, Haley Reinhart Become 55th and 56th Finalists on Charts

    July 07, 2011 4:47 PM EDT With the debuts of their Walmart exclusive EPs on the Billboard charts this week, Season 10 contestants James Durbin and Haley Reinhart become the 55th and 56th "American Idol" finalists to see their names appear on charts published by B ...

  9. Alabama, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow Help Bama Rising Raise Over $2 Million For Tornado Benefit

    June 15, 2011 4:17 PM EDT Bama Rising Bunch: (Back row, L-R) Bo Bice; Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town; J.D. Nicholas, Walter Orange, and William King of The Commodores; Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Williams, Eddie Montg ...

  10. Kenny Chesney, Kellie Pickler, Mel Tillis, Kristin Chenoweth: Country Music Summit Photo Gallery Day 2

    June 08, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Pressing the Flesh: Country superstar Kenny Chesney surrounded by autograph seekers following his Q&A. (Photo: Beth Gwinn) Kellie Pickler blowing the roof off the Billboard Country Music Summit's closing party. (Photo: Beth Gwinn) Label D ...

  11. Kellie Pickler Closes Billboard Summit With Rousing Performance

    June 08, 2011 12:42 PM EDT Kellie Pickler at the Billboard Country Music Summit's closing reception Tuesday night (photo: Beth Gwinn) The two-day Billboard Country Music Summit , held in Nashville this week, ended with a rousing performance by Kellie Pickler at Tuesday ...

  12. Radio Panel Attributes Success To 'Difficult Times' at Billboard Country Summit

    June 08, 2011 9:39 AM EDT Radio Panel (from left): Skip Bishop, Senior VP/Promotion, Sony Music Nashville; Jon Anthony, Program Director, WSIX Nashville; Jan Jeffries, Senior Vice President, Cumulus Broadcasting, Inc.; Julie Talbott, President, Premiere Radio Networks; Ste ...

  13. Billboard Country Music Summit 2011 Hub

    June 05, 2011 11:21 AM EDT June 8, 2011 | VIDEO Q&A Steve Moore, CEO of the Country Music Association, on the State of Country: Video Steve Moore, CEO of the Country Music Association, is an industry vet and former promoter. Here he explains the many reasons why he' ...

  14. Kellie Pickler to Perform at Billboard Country Music Summit's Closing Party

    May 26, 2011 4:41 PM EDT Kellie Pickler, who has enjoyed great success as a BNA/Sony Music Nashville recording artist since her stint as an "American Idol" finalist, will perform at the Billboard Country Music Summit 's closing party on Tuesday, June 7 in N ...

  15. Carrie Underwood Surpasses Kelly Clarkson as Biggest 'Idol' Earner

    May 19, 2011 8:24 PM EDT Simon Cowell predicted it during season 4 and in 2011 it came true -- Carrie Underwood is now officially "American Idol's" top earner, surpassing season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson. In the new issue of the Hollywood Reporter, which feat ...

  16. Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Others Urge Support at CMT Disaster Benefit

    May 13, 2011 7:00 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Help is on the way. That's the message celebrities and music stars sent to storm victims across the South on Thursday night during a star-studded benefit concert on CMT. Hank Williams Jr. kicked off "Music Builds: The ...

  17. U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Swift Take Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica and Taylor Swift capped off huge touring years by taking home the major awards at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 4) at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Rush and Jack Johnson were also honore ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: William Morris Endeavor's Rob Beckham

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Rob Beckham Title: Agent, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment Panel: Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes? Tues. (June 8) 11:30am – 12:30pm. For more info visit billboardevents.com . Who is the one upcoming country artist to keep an eye on and why ...

  20. Stars Help Raise Over $1.5 Million For Tenn. Flood Relief

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country music singers Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum joined other entertainment stars Sunday (May 16) in performing and answering phones to help raise more than $1.5 million for flood relief for Tennessee. "If there is a silver ...

  21. Carrie Underwood Wins Country Music's Top Award

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was named entertainer of the year at the 44th Academy of Country Music awards, securing her status as country's hottest star on a night that felt like a changing of the guards. Underwood became only the seventh woman in 39 ye ...

  22. Taylor Swift Plots First Headlining Tour

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Taylor Swift will embark on her first headlining tour this spring, beginning April 23 in Evansville, Ind. The 52-city trek will feature "multiple costume changes" and a stage with a "fairy-tale castle," according t ...

  23. Kidman, Jackman Join CMA Line-up

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman will present an award together during the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards, which airs live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC. The two internationally kno ...

  24. Miley, Billy Ray To Appear On “Good Morning America,” CMA Awards

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Miley Cyrus, star of Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana," and her father, television co-star and duet partner Billy Ray Cyrus, will perform on ABC’s "Good Morning America” on Wednesday, Nov. 12. They are also scheduled to present ...

  25. Witherspoon To Present At CMA Awards

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Actress Reese Witherspoon, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in "Walk The Line," is the first presenter announced for the 42nd Annual CMA Awards. Meanwhile, nominees Rodney Atkins and Kellie Pickler have been ...

  26. T.I.'s 'Paper Trail' Leads To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. notches his third straight No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his "Paper Trail" debuts atop the list with 568,000. That figure not only marks the rapper's best sales week ever, but the third-biggest of the year and Atlantic Re ...

  27. Vause Rises At BNA Records

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BNA Records senior director of media Wes Vause has been named to the newly created position of VP of media for the label. He continues to report to Allen Brown, VP of media for parent Sony BMG Nashville. The eight year company veteran will continu ...

  28. Sony Expands Karaoke Game To Country Music

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Computer Entertainment America will release a country version of its long-running karaoke video game franchise SingStar in October. Previous U.S. versions of the game have covered genres ranging from pop, rock and children's music while ...

  29. Pickler, Brandt, Bamford Join CCMA Line-up

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kellie Pickler and multiple Canadian Country Music Association Award nominees Paul Brandt and Gord Bamford join the line-up of performers on the CCMA Awards Sept. 8 in Winnipeg. Meanwhile, multiple CCMA Award winner Michelle Wright and legendary s ...

  30. 'Idol' Finalist Cook Signs With Arista Nashville

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Season seven "American Idol" finalist Kristy Lee Cook has signed with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville. The Oregonian, who is preparing for the American Idols Live! Tour 2008, will team with songwriter/producer Brett James (Jessica Simpson ...

  31. Swift, Pickler, Hough To Host CMA Special

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rising star Taylor Swift, "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler and two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion Julianne Hough will host "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" when it airs on ABC this fal ...

  32. CMA Music Fest Daily Attendance Up In 2008

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 2008 CMA Music Festival, held June 5-8 in Nashville, notched record numbers, with its average daily attendance of about 52,000 -- up 9% over last year. A total of 180 acts performed more than 34 hours of concerts at a wide range of venues, inc ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Strait, Chesney To Duet At ACM Awards

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler and LeAnn Rimes will perform during the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 18 in Las Vegas. Chesney and Strait will duet on "Shiftwork," which reached No. 2 on Hot ...

  35. Frasher Segues To BNA As VP

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arista Nashville director of national promotion Bryan Frasher segues to Sony BMG Nashville sister label BNA Records as VP of promotion. He replaces Rick Moxley, who exited the label on April 16. Frasher, who has been with Arista since 2004 and dir ...

  36. Travis, Adkins, Evans Added To CMA Music Fest Lineup

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins, Bucky Covington, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans, Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan, James Otto, Kenny Rogers and Randy Travis join an already stellar performance lineup for the nightly concerts at the CMA Music Festival, ...

  37. AARP, Other Charities Score At CMT Awards

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Kellie Pickler took home the most trophies at the 2008 CMT Awards on April 14, it was her designated charity, the AARP Foundation Grandparenting Program, that took home the most money. The charity garnered $15,000 thanks to Pickler's th ...

  38. Pickler, Swift Big Winners At CMT Music Awards

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT She wasn't in the house, but Kellie Pickler went home the night's top winner at the 2008 CMT Music Awards, held tonight (April 14) at Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University. Pickler who had a private engagement in Scott ...

  39. New Artists Party For A Cause In Vegas

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sarah Buxton, Kellie Pickler, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Jack Ingram, Jake Owen, Carolina Rain and Lady Antebellum will perform at the second annual Academy of Country Music Charitable Fund "New Artists' Party for a Cause," which wil ...

  40. VH1 To Air 'Station Fire' Special

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT VH1 and VH1 Classic will air a one-hour concert benefit special on March 23 to remember the five-year anniversary of the tragic fire that killed 100 people during a Great White concert at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. The television ...

  41. Paisley, Sugarland Lead CMT Noms

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Brad Paisley and rising duo Sugarland lead the nominees for the 2008 CMT Music Awards with four final nominations each. Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Kenny Chesney, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Trace Adkins ea ...

  42. Touring Briefs: Paid Dues, Phoenix Rising Benefit, Philly Live!

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST -- Independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues will return for its third year with a one-off festival date on March 22 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif. West Coast rapper Murs, in association with Southern California-based concert prom ...

  43. CMA Awards Set

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 41st annual Country Music Association Awards will be held Nov. 7 and air on ABC. While it hasn't been confirmed by the CMA, it's believed that the show will again originate from the Sommet Center in downtown Nashville. In related new ...

  44. Hill, McBride, Twain, Legend Join ACM Line-up

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Martina McBride and Big & Rich with special guest John Legend join the performance line-up for the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be held May 15 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Shania ...

  45. CMT Awards Adds Presenters

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Mandrell, Jason Aldean, Josh Turner, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, former professional wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Taylor Swift have been added to the list of presenters at CMT's 2007 Music Awards, which will be he ...

  46. Modest Mouse Debuts At No. 1

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 of its career this week as "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" debuts on top. The Epic set moved 129,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, mor ...

  47. Daughtry Reclaims No. 1

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST In yet another week where no album sold more than 100,000 copies, Daughtry's self-titled RCA debut flip-flops with Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" (Blue Note) to reclaim the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200. The Daughtry album i ...

  48. Rascal Flatts Leads CMT Music Award Nominations

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nominations for the 2007 CMT Music Awards were revealed today (Feb. 28) with Rascal Flatts leading the way with three nods. The awards show is set for April 16 in Nashville. Video of the year nominations went to Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Geo ...

  49. From The Magazine: American Idol - The 'American' Way

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST It's hard to imagine that the producers of "American Idol" would want to tinker with the show's formula following last season. After all, the hit reality program -- a talent search for music's Next Big Thing -- was 2006� ...

  50. 'American Idol' Finalist Signs With Nashville Label

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" finalist Bucky Covington has signed with Nashville-based Lyric Street Records, where he joins fellow "AI" alumni Josh Gracin. Following his time on last year's show, Covington performed with his fellow cont ...

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