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  1. Bruce Springsteen Aiming for 11th No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 17, 2014 7:31 PM EST Bruce Springsteen seems set for his 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his new release, "High Hopes." Industry sources forecast the set, which was released on Jan. 14, to sell around 95,000 copies by the end of the tracking ...

  2. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town Win Big at CMA Awards

    November 01, 2012 11:52 PM EDT Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved to be "Nashville's Night With The Stars." The ABC network telecast, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, was a mix of the old and the new, with m ...

  3. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Smash Record for NYC-Area Country Show With More Than 56K

    August 13, 2012 6:38 AM EDT Kenny Chesney concert is synonymous with summer and tailgating. Fans know this firsthand and keep coming back for more, helping the country singer top records year after year. Last summer, Chesney broke a 29-year-old record for most country ticket ...

  4. Indiana State Fair A Year After Fatal Stage Collapse

    August 03, 2012 9:04 AM EDT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana State Fair that opens Friday is trying to shake off the emotional and economic shadow of last year's deadly stage collapse, pumping up the event's appeal in hopes of drawing back crowds whose faith in the ...

  5. Joey+Rory Launch TV Series, Country Album

    July 26, 2012 2:05 PM EDT With the recent launch of "The Joey + Rory Show" on cable/satellite TV channel RFD-TV, the country couple of the same name has found a highly productive way to mix business and pleasure. Filmed on its farm in Pottsville, Tenn., the serie ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Exclusive: Kenny Chesney To Play AmEx 'Unstaged' Jersey Shore Concert, Jonathan Demme Directing

    June 12, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Kenny Chesney will become the tenth artist to perform in American Express' "Unstaged" series next Wednesday, June 20, teaming up with director Jonathan Demme ("Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia") for a live, 7 ...

  8. Carrie Underwood Wins Top Prize at CMT Music Awards

    June 07, 2012 7:56 AM EDT The CMT Music Awards proved to have something for everyone, with 80s rockers to the Presidential candidates getting air time during Wednesday night's telecast. Hosted by Toby Keith and Kristen Bell, the show had enough to keep fans -- at home ...

  9. Country Countdown: Big & Rich Make History With 'That's Why I Pray'

    May 31, 2012 1:08 PM EDT Big & Rich post the highest debut by a duo in the Nielsen BDS era, as "That's Why I Pray" opens with the Hot Shot Debut, Most Increased Audience and Breaker triple crown on Country Songs. In the 22-plus years since Billboard and ...

  10. Sugarland Tour Manager May Be Key To Stage Collapse Lawsuits

    April 16, 2012 7:18 PM EDT MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- The tour manager who was widely credited with saving the lives of country duo Sugarland before a deadly stage collapse at last summer's Indiana State Fair has become a central focus of lawyers seeking millions in damages ...

  11. Platform Collapses at Avicii Concert in Sweden, Injuring 20

    March 02, 2012 9:27 PM EST Police in Sweden say a set of bleachers collapsed during an Avicii concert in Stockholm, injuring about 20 teenagers, one of them seriously. The accident happened during a performance Friday by the Swedish DJ at the Globe Arena. Police say about 3 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Sugarland Attorneys: Injured Ind. Fans Share Blame

    February 21, 2012 8:00 PM EST Attorneys for country duo Sugarland said concertgoers were at least partly to blame for injuries suffered in a stage collapse, drawing a sharp reaction from fans Tuesday and prompting the band's manager to issue a statement criticizing the fi ...

  14. Blake Shelton Returns to Co-host Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba McEntire

    January 10, 2012 9:45 PM EST Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Veg ...

  15. Two Claimants Allegedly Faked Sugarland Stage Collapse Injuries

    December 29, 2011 9:40 AM EST While dozens were injured in a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair prior to a scheduled Sugarland concert in August, two alleged victims were reportedly just looking to cash in. According to the Indianapolis Star, investigators say a pair of ...

  16. State of Indiana Settles With Victims of Sugarland Stage Collapse

    December 19, 2011 9:59 PM EST The state of Indiana has settled with 63 of 65 claimants following the Aug. 13 stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair, which killed seven Sugarland fans in attendance. Of the $5 million in compensation available to victims, all but $2,000 has be ...

  17. How Grammy365.com Helped Little Known Linda Chorney Score A Grammy Nod

    December 12, 2011 8:29 PM EST Rain derailed Linda Chorney's plan to film a music video on Dec. 11 at the base of the Hollywood sign. The video's producer, the film producer Forrest Murray, quickly shifted gears, hoping to secure the stage at Amoeba Records to shoot C ...

  18. Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown - i.e. 'Rising Stars' - Lead American Country Award Noms

    December 05, 2011 9:00 AM EST NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - It didn't all start for The Band Perry at last year's American Country Awards. But the inaugural show gave the sibling trio a significant shove down the path to stardom and the long string of accolades they'v ...

  19. Getting Ready For 'Music's Biggest Night'

    December 01, 2011 12:42 PM EST An introduction To The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Grammy Award nominations announcement and the Feb. 12 ceremony are both obvious and intriguing. Will Adele, with six nominations and a major contender for three of the top awards, have recovered fro ...

  20. Rick Ross, Common, Lupe Fiasco To Honor Grandmaster Flash at Grammy Noms Concert

    November 28, 2011 4:45 PM EST On Wednesday (Nov. 30), a handful of today's hottest rappers will pay tribute to one of hip-hop's most memorable songs, "The Message," at "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night.&qu ...

  21. Sugarland Sued by 48 Indiana Fair Victims

    November 23, 2011 2:12 PM EST Country duo Sugarland was named in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by 44 survivors of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse and family members of four people who died, by far the largest claim yet stemming from the tragedy. Attorneys representing at least ...

  22. Usher to Join Valerie Simpson, Mike Stoller in Songwriters Tribute at Grammy Nominations Concert

    November 22, 2011 1:37 PM EST Valerie Simpson (of the hit songwriting/performing duo Ashford and Simpson) and Mike Stoller (of the legendary songwriting team Leiber & Stoller) both lost their longtime songwriting partners ( Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber, respectively) in t ...

  23. '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 ...

  24. Chart Moves: Matt Nathanson Gets a CMA Bump, Led Zeppelin's 'IV' Returns

    November 17, 2011 4:32 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, Rihanna spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, and debuts at No. 73 with next single "You Da One," while Taylor Swift debuts t ...

  25. iHeartRadio Festival -- Featuring Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas -- Airing on VH1 Thanksgiving Weekend

    November 17, 2011 11:35 AM EST The two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival put on by Clear Channel Radio last September in Las Vegas will come to TV in the form of a two and a half hour special debuting Thanksgiving weekend on VH-1. The special will premiere on Wednesday November 23 ...

  26. Rihanna, Band Perry & Usher Added to Grammy Concert

    November 16, 2011 2:00 PM EST The star power keeps on growing for the Grammy Nominations Concert Live with the announcement Wednesday (Nov. 16) that Rihanna , The Band Perry and Usher will all be performing. Previously announced acts include Lady Gaga , Sugarland , Ludacris , ...

  27. Paisley, Swift, Urban, Aldean or Shelton? Breaking Down CMA's Entertainer of the Year Award

    November 08, 2011 7:47 AM EST NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Everyone's got a theory about what goes into winning the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. Martina McBride thinks it should go to the artist who makes the strongest connection with fans. J ...

  28. Kenny Cheseney Reschedules Concert In Advance of Hurricane Irene

    August 25, 2011 8:00 AM EDT A Kenny Chesney concert scheduled for this weekend in New England has been rescheduled for safety reasons. Chesney was to perform Sunday at Foxboro's Gillette Stadium but will instead appear at the same venue on Friday. The U.S. National Hurr ...

  29. Sixth Person Dies From Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse

    August 19, 2011 1:37 PM EDT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Family members say a 22-year-old college student is the sixth person to die from injuries suffered when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair last weekend . Along with several people who died immediately, at least four d ...

  30. Stage Collapses at Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, At Least Three Dead, Scores Injured (Update)

    August 18, 2011 1:00 PM EDT At least three people died and more than 70 others were injured today when a stage collapsed as a result of storms at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, according to the Associated Press . The head of emergency planning in the Belgian town of Hass ...

  31. Sugarland Planning Private Memorial for Indiana Fans, Resuming Tour Thursday

    August 16, 2011 3:37 PM EDT Sugarland says it's planning a private memorial in Indiana to honor five fans who died when a stage and rigging collapsed at the Indiana State Fair last weekend. Sugarland says in a letter posted on the group's website that the event wil ...

  32. Sugarland Stage Collapse: What Are the Next Steps?

    August 16, 2011 3:00 PM EDT When tragedy struck at Sugarland's Indiana State Fair appearance Aug. 13 - in which five people were killed and at least 40 injured when a 70-mile-per-hour gust of wind ripped at the stage's roof and collapsed the entire structure in a m ...

  33. No Janet Jackson at Indiana State Fair, Maroon 5 Plan Benefit Show

    August 15, 2011 5:10 PM EDT There will be no Janet Jackson or Lady Antebellum concerts at the Indiana State Fair this week. Fair officials announced Monday that both have been canceled in the wake of the tragedy at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand on Saturday, when a hulk of s ...

  34. Sugarland Stage Collapse: Indiana State Fair Organizers Thought They Had More Time

    August 15, 2011 1:43 PM EDT Organizers at the Indiana State Fair didn't think the storm that caused 60 to 70 mph winds resulting in the collapsed stage that killed five would roll in so quickly. "The information we had, with our meteorologist on site with constant ...

  35. Indiana State Fair to Honor Dead Before Resuming

    August 15, 2011 8:30 AM EDT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana State Fair was reopening Monday for the first time since a strong gust of wind caused a deadly stage collaps e, but was pausing first to honor and remember the five people killed in the accident. Gov. Mitch Daniels ...

  36. Sugarland Concert Stage Collapse: An Eyewitness Report

    August 14, 2011 7:10 PM EDT Moments before winds estimated at 60 to 70 mph knocked over the stage framework and lighting rig at the Indiana State Fair , award-winning country duo Sugarland were getting ready to perform their headlining set and holding their traditional pre-s ...

  37. Indiana Governor: Wind That Caused State Fair Stage Collapse a 'Fluke'

    August 14, 2011 7:05 PM EDT The wind gust that toppled a stage at the Indiana State Fair Saturday night, killing five and injuring dozens of fans waiting for the country band Sugarland to perform, was a "fluke" that no one could have anticipated, the governor and o ...

  38. Sugarland Cancels Concert as Investigation Opens in Deadly Stage Collapse

    August 14, 2011 7:03 PM EDT Sugarland has canceled their scheduled concert at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday (Aug. 14) because a state investigation prevented the band from salvaging any live equipment that may or may not have been ruined in Saturday's deadly stage colla ...

  39. Five Confirmed Dead in Sugarland Stage Collapse at Indiana State Fair

    August 14, 2011 10:44 AM EDT UPDATE 10:10 a.m. ET | State Fair spokesman Andy Klotz has confirmed a fifth person has died. -- Earlier Report Below -- Powerful gusts of wind brought down the stage rigging at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis Saturday night, resulting in a ...

  40. Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum Win Big, Shania Twain Slips at 2011 CMT Music Awards

    June 09, 2011 7:25 AM EDT Ludacris. Jason Aldean. A full arena on its feet waving its hands in the air. The close of the CMT Music Awards Wednesday night was one of the most telling moments in the two-and-a-half-hour show as a veteran rapper joined one of country's bo ...

  41. The Black Keys Sue Della Femina Ad Agency Over Song Usage

    June 09, 2011 7:15 AM EDT The popular blues-rock duo The Black Keys hammered New York agency Della Femina Rothschild Jeary & Partners with two separate federal lawsuits last week for using their hit song "Tighten Up" to promote a New Jersey bank during the Gr ...

  42. Sugarland Reunites Tornado-Affected Joplin Family for CMT Awards: Video

    June 08, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Sugarland will sing an emotional version of their song "Stand Up" tonight on the CMT Awards - and the song will have a special meaning for the Gilberts, a family from Joplin, Mo., whose home was devastated by a tornado last month. Tiffan ...

  43. Keith Urban Honors Tommy Emmanuel at CMA Global Artist Party During Billboard Summit

    June 07, 2011 3:11 PM EDT The performers at the Chevrolet presents CMA Global Artist Party on Monday, June 6 at The Stage on Broadway in Nashville during the 2011 Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: Karen Hicks/CMA) After a long, productive day at the Billboard Country ...

  44. Gentlemen Hall Win Billboard's Battle of the Bands

    May 19, 2011 12:23 PM EDT Gentlemen Hall drove to Billboard & Chevy's Battle of the Bands live showdown at Las Vegas' Freemont Street Experience on Wednesday (May 18) knowing they were up against tough competition from the five other finalists chosen by Billb ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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' ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Sugarland Settles Founder's $14 Million Lawsuit

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The two members of the country duo Sugarland avoided a nasty public trial with group's founding member, settling a lawsuit over claims that she was owed an estimated $14 million of the band's profits after she left to pursue a solo caree ...

  50. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Rush, Sugarland, Paul McGuinness and more at the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST U2 manager Paul McGuinness' important message about trade journalism, a key case study with Sugarland, and Rush receiving the Legend of Live honor were just a few of the highlights at the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards. Watch the ful ...

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