Trace Adkins

  1. Luke Bryan Wins Big at American Country Awards

    December 11, 2012 1:47 AM EST Luke Bryan at the American Country Awards. (Getty Images) Luke Bryan was the top winner at the third annual American Country Music Awards Monday night (Dec. 10) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Bryan took home nine awards, including Male Artist, Sing ...

  2. Mary Ann McCready

    November 28, 2012 6:32 PM EST President, Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy Opportunity Knocks "Business management is the best of all worlds to the extent that when you have artists selling a lot of records like we do, selling tickets, touring and [selling] merchandi ...

  3. Ke$ha: Warrior Princess

    October 15, 2012 8:43 AM EDT With a hit single once again heating up the charts and a new album set for a December release, Ke$ha is back, stripped down and ready to rumble. When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009-rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth ...

  4. Venues Step Up

    October 09, 2012 6:37 AM EDT Building Managers Turn Talent Buyers In Competitive Live Market More and more frequently, if venues want a show, they have to ensure that it will be successful in the most convincing way possible, putting the venue's own resources on the li ...

  5. Zac Brown Band's 'Uncaged' Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart, Nas Slips to No. 2

    August 01, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As so few major new albums were released last week, there wasn't much competition for the No. 1 slot on the new Billboard 200. In turn, Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" returns to the top for a second week, rising 2-1 with 48,000 sol ...

  6. CAA's Rob Light to Take Part in Executive Q&A at Billboard Country Music Summit

    May 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Rob Light, head of the Music department, a partner, and Managing Director of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), will sit with veteran Billboard live entertainment writer Ray Waddell for an in-depth discussion at the Billboard Country Music Summit at t ...

  7. Keith Urban Joins Grand Ole Opry

    April 23, 2012 2:58 PM EDT (Photo: Chris Hollo) This past weekend, one of country music's most exclusive clubs added one more name to the list with the induction of Keith Urban into the cast of the Grand Ole Opry Saturday. After performing his hits "Days Go By&quo ...

  8. It's Official: Mike Dungan Appointed Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Nashville

    February 29, 2012 12:42 PM EST As Billboard.biz exclusively reported last week, Mike Dungan -- no. 85 on Billboard's recent "Power 100" list -- has been appointed chairman & CEO of Universal Music Nashville Entertainment, the company announced in a statement ...

  9. Live Nation Added Managers, Promoters, Ticketing Companies, More in 2011 Acquisition Spree

    February 24, 2012 3:00 PM EST Live Nation continued its acquisition spree in 2011 by adding to its promotion, management, ticketing and ecommerce divisions. The company's 2011 annual report offers a detailed look at how the multi-faceted music giant got bigger last year. ...

  10. Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood Win Big at American Country Awards

    December 06, 2011 8:00 AM EST While talking to Billboard.com last week about the American Country Awards, host Trace Adkins was quoted as saying "You're going to get some interesting outcomes, I think." Those turned out to be very prophetic words, as Jason Aldea ...

  11. Backbeat: Trace Adkins Loves Dogs, So Choosing Waggin' Tails Winner Was Easy

    November 14, 2011 6:33 AM EST Trace Adkins (right of center) and the Waggin' Train jingle contest finalists. Trace Adkins (right) and Waggin' Train contest winner Dewey Longuski. Trace Adkins has loved dogs since he was a kid, so choosing the winner of the Waggin ...

  12. Adele's '21' Scores 12th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 -- Most Since 2000

    August 10, 2011 11:00 AM EDT With Adele's "21" back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (76,000; down 8%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), the British songstress' set collects its 12th week atop the list. It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Sant ...

  13. Carrie Underwood Top Winner At American Country Awards

    December 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST When it comes to Las Vegas, Carrie Underwood is a sure bet. Underwood won her second country music artist of the year award of 2010 in Sin City on Monday night (Dec. 7). She earned it at the inaugural American Country Awards about eight months aft ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Business Matters: Streaming Music Vs. Piracy, The Flip Side of the '6-Pack' Debated and more

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music business news. -- According to a study commissioned by Aspiro, using a streaming music service cuts down on users’ illegal file-sharing while getting them to listen to more music and discover new music. ...

  17. Country Briefs: Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jewel and More

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- With his H2O world tour set to sail May 21, Brad Paisley anchors this year’s AquaPalooza Signature Event in Lake Travis near Austin. Sea Ray Boats, which is co-sponsoring his tour, booked the 2010 water show for July 10. An estimated 35,000 peo ...

  18. Toby Keith Merges Label With Universal, Signs Adkins

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Toby Keith merged his Show Dog Nashville with Universal Records South and celebrated by signing a new artist to the label — Trace Adkins. Adkins made a surprise entrance at Wednesday's press conference to announce the Show Dog-Universal Music ...

  19. McEntire, McBride Announced For CMA Fest

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, reigning Country Music Association new artist of the year award winner Lady Antebellum, country star Trace Adkins, rising star and "Dancing with the Stars" sensation Julianne Hough and rising star Miranda ...

  20. Eagles, Kid Rock, Wailers Added To CMA Lineup

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Anyone who still refers to the genre as "country and western" will get a surprise when they tune in to the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards on Nov. 12. The Eagles, Kid Rock, the Wailers, Trace Adkins, Lady Antebellum join the ...

  21. Adkins Lined Up For Turner's 'Black Gold'

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins will compose and perform the theme song to TruTV's "Black Gold," a reality series that focuses on the lives of workers on a Texas oil rig. Adkins is becoming something of a pro in the reality TV circuit; he recently was ...

  22. Adkins, Brooks & Dunn Added To ACM Awards

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard has learned that Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert and Montgomery Gentry have been added as performers for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will take place May 18 in Las Vegas. Lambert has three nomin ...

  23. Adkins Headed For 'Young And The Restless'

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins will appear on CBS's daytime soap opera "The Young and the Restless" on May 2, when he will perform his song "You're Gonna Miss This." Adkins will take place in a plot twist where he performs in Genoa Cit ...

  24. 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, ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. George Strait Goes Straight in at No. 1

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country icon George Strait claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and whopping 22nd chart-topper on Top Country Albums as "Troubadour" bows in the penthouse on both lists ... R.E.M. earns its best debut -- and highest chartin ...

  27. Adkins Heads To Hollywood For 'American Carol'

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After scoring a No. 1 on Hot Country Songs this week with "You're Gonna Miss This" and finishing second on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," country star Trace Adkins is joining the cast of director David Zucker's ne ...

  28. Adkins Falls In 'Apprentice' Finale

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country star Trace Adkins was bested by British tabloid editor and "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan in the finale of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice." Show host and judge Donald Trump announced the winner at ...

  29. McGraw, Skynyrd Saddle Up For Big State Fest

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here earlier this month, Tim McGraw will headline the bill for the first Big State Festival, to be held Oct. 13-14 at the Texas World Speedway in Bryan-College Station. Also confirmed to appear are Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lyle Lovett and his Lar ...

  30. Norah Notches Third Week at No. 1

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" spends a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- a rarity these days ... In this post-Valentine's Day adjustment week, the big chart's titles shuffle and slide, with Daughtry jumping 9-2 and ...

  31. Quesenberry, Morgan Head To Vector

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Artist manager and music marketer Faith Quesenberry joins Nashville-based Vector management. Concurrently, Quesenberry's management client, Craig Morgan, joins the Vector roster, which already includes Lyle Lovett, Hank Williams Jr., Trace Ad ...

  32. Cracker Barrel Announces 'Songs Of The Year'

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CD to feature Adkins, Yearwood, Lonestar. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, the Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant and gift shop chain, will unveil later today its latest exclusive CD venture, the "Songs of the Year" collection. Since creat ...

  33. Hill Among Top Nominees For CMT Music Awards

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Triple nominees for the CMT Music Awards, announced March 15 in Nashville, include Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Trace Adkins and Carrie Underwood. Faith Hill is among the top honorees in the CMT Music Awards nomina ...

  34. Adkins Undergoes Emergency Surgery

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a Sept. 16 concert appearance in Morton, Minn., Trace Adkins was admitted to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for an abdominal inflammatory infection. After a Sept. 16 concert appearance in Morton, Minn., Trace Adkins wa ...

  35. Adkins Undergoes Emergency Surgery

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a Sept. 16 concert appearance in Morton, Minn., Trace Adkins was admitted to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for an abdominal inflammatory infection. After a Sept. 16 concert appearance in Morton, Minn., Trace Adkins wa ...

  36. Montgomery Gentry, Adkins To Hit Road

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins will tour together on their Turn It Up & Bring It On tour, with comedian Cledus T. Judd as the master of ceremonies for most dates. The tour begins Feb. 3 at the Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins will to ...

  37. Adkins Cooks Up KFC Deal

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Capitol Nashville artist Trace Adkins is the voice for Kentucky Fried Chicken's new national TV-ad campaign. Atkins' voice will be featured in commercials throughout North America. Atkins beat out mor Capitol Nashville artist Trace Adkin ...