Rascal Flatts

  1. CRS Preview: Country Radio's Annual Marathon Includes Stops for Hall of Fame, Humanitarian Award, Panels & More

    February 17, 2014 6:16 AM EST It’s an annual rite of passage for the country radio industry and Nashville music community that tests the stamina (and alcohol tolerance) of its participants every year. Set for Feb. 19-21 at the downtown Nashville Convention Center and the adj ...

  2. George Strait Wins Entertainer of the Year

    November 06, 2013 11:59 PM EST NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Country Music Association Awards paid tribute to the past, present and future, giving George Strait his third entertainer of the year trophy on Wednesday while also awarding a quartet of 20-somethings who are helping ...

  3. Blake Shelton's Oklahoma Tornado Benefit Concert Raises $6 Million

    May 31, 2013 6:50 AM EDT Organizers of a televised benefit concert say they raised more than $6 million in pledges and ticket sales to help people in Oklahoma trying to recover after a deadly tornado last week. A spokeswoman for the United Way of Central Oklahoma report ...

  4. Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, More Support Oklahoma at Tornado Benefit Concert

    May 29, 2013 10:40 PM EDT "Everyday people are the ones who are making miracles / And it's beautiful," Reba McEntire sings on the chorus of "Everyday People," her 2007 duet with Carole King. On Wednesday night (May 29), as McEntire performed th ...

  5. Kathy Spanberger

    November 29, 2012 6:32 PM EST President/CEO, peermusic Deal-Making Fireworks For peermusic president/CEO Kathy Spanberger, the last 12 months have involved a lot of deal-making. She and her team signed writer Tyrese Gibson and a co-­publishing deal for the band Dead Sara, and ...

  6. Kelly Rich

    November 28, 2012 5:39 PM EST Senior VP of sales, marketing and interactive, Big Machine Label Group Taylor And More Big Machine Label Group senior VP of sales, marketing and interactive Kelly Rich doesn't have to look far for an example of success under her watch. Taylor ...

  7. Morning Fix: AEG's UK Ticketing Service; US Copyright Alert System; Adele's Baby

    October 22, 2012 7:31 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters COPYRIGHT ALERT SYSTEM COMING WITHIN WEEKS: American Internet users can expect to see notifications from their Internet service providers in the coming weeks if they are kn ...

  8. 40 Under 40: John Zarling

    August 02, 2012 4:06 PM EDT John Zarling VP of Promotion and Media Strategy, Big Machine Label Group Website: bigmachinelabelgroup.com Twitter: @bigmachine Promotion With Imagination The Big Machine Label Group is one of the fastest-rising companies in the music industry, an ...

  9. Little Big Town Gets First No. 1 Single of Its Decade-Long Career -- From Fans, Not Radio

    July 12, 2012 5:33 PM EDT Harmony quartet Little Big Town first appeared on our charts in 2002. Thirteen radio singles and four albums later, fans -- not radio programmers -- give the vocal group its first No. 1 song, as "Pontoon" (Capitol Nashville) steps 2-1 wi ...

  10. Live Nation's Million Tweets of Summer to Exchange Tweets For Tickets

    June 20, 2012 3:59 PM EDT With prizes like concert cash, artist meet and greets, and 2013 Ultimate Access Passes, Live Nation's #MillionTweets of Summer campaign promises to bring fans closer to the music in the coming months. "We have a 24/7 active live music tw ...

  11. Cracker Barrel Releases Special Edition Edens Edge CD

    June 07, 2012 11:32 AM EDT From left to right, Jake Basden, BMLG Publicity Director; Erin Burr, BMLG Publicity Manager, Cherrill Green (Edens Edge), Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, marketing manager, Hannah Blaylock (Edens Edge); Dean Berner (Edens Edge) and ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Tim McGraw Cracks Top 10, Lee Brice Scores First No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 13, 2012 6:45 AM EDT (Getty Images) Tim McGraw has competed 46 times in the top 10 on Country Songs, and nearly made it a two-fer this week, as his current solo single "Better Than I Used to Be" enters the upper tier (11-10), and a new duet with Kenny Chesne ...

  14. Keith Urban Gets Surprise Invite To Join Grand Ole Opry

    April 11, 2012 3:56 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Keith Urban was slyly dropping hints about the surprises he had in store at the All For The Hall benefit concert this week, but little did he know the night's biggest surprise was aimed at him. Vince Gill and members ...

  15. Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 11, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Nicki Minaj scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" debuts atop the list with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly better-than-expected sales figure, as i ...

  16. Backbeat: Rascal Flatts' 'Changed' Doc Premiere, With Scott Borchetta, Barry Weiss, More

    April 09, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Rascal Flatts themselves, (L-R) Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney attend the 'Changed' movie premiere in Times Sqaure. (Getty Images) Superstar country music trio Rascal Flatts , in conjunction with AEG Live and NCM Fathom , h ...

  17. Nicki Minaj, Rascal Flatts Aiming for Top of Billboard 200

    April 06, 2012 5:38 PM EDT Nicki Minaj is on track to score her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, while Rascal Flatts is heading for its eighth top 10 set. Industry sources suggest Minaj's "Roman Reloaded" will sell around 215,000 to 235,000 and easily ...

  18. Nicki Minaj's 'Roman' Ready for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 04, 2012 8:58 PM EDT Nicki Minaj's second album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," is headed straight for No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the album may sell between 200,000 and 225,000 copies by week's end on Sunda ...

  19. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  20. Music For Champions Benefit Concert to Feature Rascal Flatts

    February 06, 2012 1:57 PM EST The first-ever Music for Champions benefit event to help fight the battle against cancer will take place March 19 at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL, and will feature a performance by multiple CMT Award-winning group Rascal Flatts. A second majo ...

  21. Billboard Power 100: Peter Grosslight

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 32 Peter Grosslight Executive VP/Worldwide Head of Music William Morris Endeavor The Calm In The Storm... In a world where some view being a jerk as a career strategy, Peter Grosslight remains a dignified, understated power player. He runs one ...

  22. Billboard Power 100: Scott Borchetta

    January 26, 2012 10:30 PM EST No. 54 Scott Borchetta President/CEO Big Machine Label Group Twitter: @bigmachine Tennessee Titan... When Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta decided in 2005 to strike out on his own, few probably imagined that his fledgling Big Machine Rec ...

  23. The Year In Country: Country Fans Log On

    December 08, 2011 8:50 AM EST Observers and advertisers have generally viewed country consumers as behind the curve in their consumption of digital media. But after a landmark 2011, it may be time to retire that perception. As of early November, sales of digital country albums ...

  24. Jason Aldean and The Band Perry early CMA winners

    November 09, 2011 9:56 PM EST It's Jason Aldean's party at the Country Music Association Awards, but a melancholy song about dying young by rising stars The Band Perry is the early surprise. Country music's biggest night Wednesday started with unexpected appeara ...

  25. Keith Urban to Undergo Throat Surgery

    November 03, 2011 5:03 PM EDT Keith Urban will undergo a minor throat surgery later this month to remove a polyp from his vocal chords, it was announced on Thursday. The out-patient procedure will require the Australian country star to spend an undetermined amount of time on v ...

  26. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Kelly Rich

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 29 Kelly Rich VP of sales, marketing and interactive, Big Machine Label Group Website: Bigmachinemusic.com Twitter: @Kkrich12 As VP of sales, marketing and interactive at Big Machine Label Group, Kelly Rich is a key member of the team that hel ...

  27. Scott Borchetta Talks Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift @ iHeartRadio Fest (Video)

    September 27, 2011 3:00 PM EDT While artists like Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas grabbed the headlines, country music played a key part of the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, which featured performances by Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts last w ...

  28. Jay-Z Announced For iHeartRadio Music Festival

    August 16, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has been added to the lineup of Clear Channel's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The rapper will perform solo, without Kanye West, his collaborator on their new album, Watch the Throne. He will close out op ...

  29. Natasha Bedingfield Explains How Her Unlikely Collaboration With Rascal Flatts Came About

    August 10, 2011 4:47 PM EDT Six years after she made her debut on the Hot 100, British-born Natasha Bedingfield is in new chart territory, breaking into the top 30 of the Hot Country Songs chart this week as "Easy," her collaboration with Rascal Flatts, jumps 31-29 ...

  30. iHeartRadio Music Fest Sells Out in Less Than Ten Minutes

    July 18, 2011 1:23 PM EDT A sold out music festival is a feat in itself; but to sell out in just 10 minutes is a feat the first ever iHeartRadio Music Festival can boast. The two-day concert, taking place in Las Vegas on Sept. 23 and 24, sold out within the first 10 minute ...

  31. Diversity of Country Sound on View at CMT Awards

    June 08, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Taylor Swift joined Shania Twain for their own version of "Thelma & Louise." Justin Bieber induced tears from teenagers as he walked the red carpet with Rascal Flatts. And Hines Ward wore cowboy boots. The CMT Music Awards kicked off ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Goldenvoice Releases Record-Breaking Numbers for Coachella, Big 4, Stagecoach Festivals

    May 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Three mega-events in the California desert represent a remarkable accomplishment for California promoter Goldenvoice, the AEG subsidiary headed by Paul Tollett that, over the course of two weeks, produced three major festivals at the Empire Polo G ...

  34. Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean Among First CMT Awards Performers

    May 03, 2011 10:09 PM EDT Country star Jason Aldean is not only the top nominee at this year's CMT Music Awards, he'll also be performing. Fellow nominees Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland are also among the first performers announced for ...

  35. Jason Aldean Leads CMT Music Awards Nominations

    April 27, 2011 12:08 PM EDT The party just keeps rolling for country music star Jason Aldean . Long left out of major award consideration, Aldean's recent tear continued Wednesday morning when he received a leading four 2011 CMT Music Awards nominations. The singer' ...

  36. Clear Channel, Big Machine Unite for Big Machine Radio

    April 26, 2011 1:02 PM EDT Big Machine Label Group has teamed up with Clear Channel for Big Machine Radio, a commercial free station included in Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Internet radio service. The announcement was made in a press release Tuesday. Big Machine Radio ...

  37. Chris Brown Teases Justin Bieber Collaboration in 2011

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Could a Chris Brown and Justin Bieber duet be debuting the near future? According to the older R&B/pop singer, the two have joined forces for a new song set to premiere early next year. Brown posted a note about the collaboration via Twitter o ...

  38. Leaked Justin Bieber Track 'Ride' Is A Demo For Another Artist

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Another previously unheard Justin Bieber song has hit the web: "Ride," an uptempo dance track that leaked online Wednesday (Dec. 22) and finds the 16-year-old pop star reflecting on -- what else? -- love over 8-bit-style blips. Watchful ...

  39. From Hip-Hop To Country: Justin Bieber Confirms Rascal Flatts Collaboration for New Album

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST After releasing a single with Ludacris, getting remixed by Kanye West and hanging with Drake, Justin Bieber is briefly setting aside his hip-hop ties to explore country music. Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox has revealed that the country group has ...

  40. Chart Outlook: Susan Boyle’s ‘Gift’ Likely to Remain No. 1 Next Week

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Though a hefty number of blockbuster new albums reached the marketplace on Nov. 16, none of them look like they'll topple Susan Boyle's "The Gift" from No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Industry prognosticators suggest that ...

  41. VIDEO: Here's How The Music Biz Can Work With Groupon

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Groupon's head of merchant services Greg Rudin was on hand at the 7th Annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards to discuss how the company is working with the music business. Groupon has already worked with Bon Jovi, Live Nation, Rascal ...

  42. Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing at CMA Awards

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Actress Gwyneth Paltrow will be taking the stage at next month's Country Music Association Awards - as a performer. She'll sing the title track of her new movie, "Country Strong," and will be joined by Vince Gill. The film hits ...

  43. CMA Donates $2.9 Million For Flood Relief, Music

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Country Music Association is donating more than $2.9 million to Nashville-area flood relief and music education programs. The record donation comes from the net proceeds of this year's CMA Music Festival held June 10-13 in Nashville. The ...

  44. Chart Moves: Eminem, Miley Cyrus, Lil Wayne, Elvis Presley

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200: -- Eminem: The artist's "Recovery" spends an unexpected seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Taylor Swift Goes Direct-To-Fan With 'Speak Now' Pre-Orders

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift’s upcoming album “Speak Now,” is being offered direct-to-fan with help from the social commerce platform of Web startup Moontoast.The deal is part of a larger partnership between the social company and Big Machine Records and The Valo ...

  47. Big Machine Signs Rascal Flatts

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts has signed to Big Machine Records. The trio was previously signed to Disney-owned Lyric Street Records, which shut operations earlier this year. Radio is being serviced with the lead single "Why Wait" today and their upcomi ...

  48. Country's Biggest Stars Out For CMA Music Festival

    June 11, 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 . Country music’s biggest stars are mostly working for free this week as the CMA Music Festival ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Country Artist Chely Wright Comes Out: The Business Impact?

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Growing online buzz and speculation came to a head this past weekend when it was revealed that country artist Chely Wright, 39, would announce that she is gay in this week's People Magazine. The move is obviously not without precedent; Ricky ...

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