Toby Keith

  1. Chart Moves: Trio of Tribute Albums Arrive on Billboard 200, Luke Bryan's ACM Gain, Cyndi Lauper's 'Unusual' Returns

    April 10, 2014 9:23 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack refused to budge from the No. 1 slot, clocking a ninth week atop the tally. The set sold 149,000 copies in the week ending April 6, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Five ...

  2. Chart Moves: Calvin Harris' '18 Months' Album Debuts, Paul McCartney's New 'Christmas Song' Helps 'Holidays Rule'

    November 08, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: On the chart this week , Taylor Swift's "Red" continued to rule the roost, as it sold another 344,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It blocked debuting rapper Meek Mill from grabbing the top slot with hi ...

  3. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "RebeliĆ³n," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  4. How Did Eric Church Get a No. 1 Album Without Any Hit Singles? Experts Weigh In

    August 04, 2011 5:55 PM EDT It's fair to say that Eric Church's debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with "Chief" this week was a little surprising, based on his good-but-not great chart history. The self-defined "bad boy" earned his first ...

  5. Ticketmaster Now Selling Tickets at Walmart

    August 04, 2011 11:02 AM EDT Ticketmaster has partnered with Walmart to sell tickets through kiosks at hundreds of the retailer's locations around the country. Live Nation, parent company of Ticketmaster, first revealed details of a partnership with Walmart back in Febru ...

  6. Execs Talk Turkey About Touring, Media, Stars at Billboard Country Summit Round Tables

    June 07, 2011 11:34 AM EDT Finger Licking Good: The Sponsorship Round Table hosted by by Marcie Allen, President, Mac Presents and Stacey Portnoy, Regional Marketing Manager, Samsung (Photo: Beth Gwinn) >The opening cocktail reception for the second annual Billboard ...

  7. SanDisk Releases New Details About SlotMusic

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT SanDisk is releasing new information about its new slotMusic initiative , which aims to distribute digital albums on its microSD memory cards in lieu of CDs. Albums in the new format will be available this week, with a price of $15 each, and a hos ...

  8. Chesney, McGraw, Hill, Urban Join CMT Awards Lineup

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn have been added to the lineup of the 2008 CMT Music Awards, which will be held April 14. Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Bra ...

  9. UMGN Shuffles Execs

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Nashville co-chairman James Stroud has exited the company while co-chairman Luke Lewis has signed a contract extension. According to a Universal Music Group spokesman, Stroud decided not to renew his contract and will focus o ...

  10. 50, Mariah Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent, Mariah Carey and Green Day are the top finalists for the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out Dec. 6 live on Fox from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. Rap legend LL Cool J 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Green Day are th ...

  11. Paradigm Buys Monterey Booking Agency

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Paradigm Artists, a talent and literary agency based in Los Angeles, has acquired boutique booking agency Monterey Peninsula Artists, based in Monterey, Calif. The MPA roster includes suc As expected, Paradigm Artists, a talent and li ...