1. Amy Grant Overwhelmed With Emotion on 2014 Santa Train Ride: 'It Was Just Beautiful'

    November 23, 2014 1:24 PM EST "We sang a little bit -- it was just beautiful,” Amy Grant says. It’s a tradition that has been going strong in the heart of rural Appalachia since 1943 -- The Santa Train. Engineered by the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce in partnership with C ...

  2. Chart Highlights: Gwen Stefani Returns, Foo Fighters Fly to No. 1

    October 27, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Stefani scores her first solo airplay hit since 2007, while Foo Fighters crown Rock Airplay and Mainstream Rock Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gaine ...

  3. Hillsong United Wins Big at Dove Awards

    October 07, 2014 11:15 PM EDT Hillsong United  took tops honors Tuesday night (Oct. 7) at the Gospel Music Assn.’s 45th Annual Dove Awards, winning five Doves, including artist of the year and aong of the year for “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” “The song ‘Oceans’ has opened ...

  4. Chart Highlights: Nico & Vinz Victorious On Pop Songs With 'Am I Wrong'

    July 14, 2014 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pair adds to its multi-format domination with its debut hit, Plus, notable chart action for Bingo Players, the Black Keys, Joe Nichols, Florida Georgia Line and Elvis Crespo Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard cha ...

  5. Amy Grant Dance Remix Album Set for August; Hear 'Baby, Baby' (Exclusive)

    June 16, 2014 5:27 PM EDT 9.062 k 205 5 Amy Grant 's sugar-soaked 1991 gem "Baby, Baby" has been amped up and reimagined for the singer's first-ever album of remixes. "In Motion: The Remixes" will be released Aug. 19 via Sparrow Records, and is slated ...

  6. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 6:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the sho ...

  7. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leads Pop Songs For 10th Week

    September 09, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Billboard's Song of the Summer is just the 12th title to reach a reign of double-digit weeks on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Plus, new No. 1s for Enrique Iglesias and Florida Georgia Line Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a sele ...

  8. Amy Grant: Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    May 24, 2013 1:20 PM EDT The format icon performs two new tracks live as she extends her record for the most No. 1s on Christian Albums As Amy Grant's "How Mercy Looks From Here" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart, the genre star e ...

  9. Chart Moves: 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack's Sturdy Sales, David Bowie's 'Day' Lengthens, ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog Returns

    May 24, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the top three were all debuts for a second week in a row, as Vampire Weekend, George Strait and Demi Lovato started in the Nos. 1-3 slots, respectively. Elsewhere on the Billboard 200 there were a num ...

  10. Vampire Weekend Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 15, 2013 6:34 PM EDT Rock band Vampire Weekend is winging its way to a second No. 1 album next week. Its new Modern Vampires of the City album, released yesterday (May 14), may sell around 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday (19), according to i ...

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  12. Miranda Lambert Joins 'Got Milk' Campaign: See the Ad

    October 31, 2012 8:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Not everyone looks great in a mustache, but Miranda Lambert does and proved it as she unveiled her ad for the National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign today at the Country Music Association's Nashville headquarters. "It's ...

  13. Minnie Pearl's 100th Birthday Brings Out Vince Gill, U.S. Senator

    October 25, 2012 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a star studded crowd this past Monday at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, as the The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation held a very special fundraiser titled Center Stage At The Opry. Held to coincide with the 100th anniversary of her birth ...

  14. Aguilera, Buble Among 'A Very Special Christmas' Anniversary Artists

    August 06, 2012 8:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera , Michael Buble , Dave Matthews and Train are among the acts helping Special Olympics celebrate the 25th anniversary of its "A Very Special Christmas" album series. Two albums will be released Oct. 16 to celebrate the pa ...

  15. 40 Under 40: Laura Hutfless

    August 02, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Laura Hutfless Music Sponsorship Agent, Creative Artists Agency Website: CAA.com Twitter: @Lehnash Fluent In Music And Sports As music outpaces sports as 2012's fastest-growing sponsorship category (according to marketing analytics firm PQ Me ...

  16. Compelling Q&As At The Billboard Country Music Summit

    May 23, 2012 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 Insights Await From Nelson, Yoakam, Light Willie Nelson is inarguably one of the most important figures in the history of country music, but his sphere of influence in the worlds of songwriting, musicianship, interpretation, recording, touring and phi ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  19. Stephanie Urbina Jones Doesn't Mess With 'Troubadour Texas'

    March 09, 2012 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Television has always been a component that can really help drive an artists' career. Nobody is finding out just how vital the two can be more than Stephanie Urbina Jones. After pursuing her dreams for over a decade, it appears the San Antonio ...

  20. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST 0 0 0 The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox ...

  21. Beyonce's 'Top'-of-Mind at R&B, But Is Her Album '4' Too Soulful for Pop?

    February 03, 2012 6:53 PM EST While Beyonce's album 4 has yet to notch a top 10 song on the Billboard Hot 100, the set continues to rack hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. "Love on Top" ascends 13-9 on the latter list, securing Beyonce her third top 10 from 4 on ...

  22. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy& ...

  23. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

    January 26, 2012 11:58 AM EST Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday. Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason A ...

  24. Chart Highlights: Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night' Tops Dance/Club Play Songs

    January 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  25. Jason Aldean 'Flying High' After Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards reflect a mix of cutting-edge sounds and old favorites in the country field. In the Best Country Solo Performance slot,| SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED "I'm flying pretty high right now," Aldean ...

  26. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and coun ...

  27. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chica ...

  28. Vince Gill Didn't Have to 'Doll Up and Leave Town' to Record 'Guitar Slinger'

    September 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Vince Gill , there's no place like home -- especially for recording his upcoming album, "Guitar Slinger." Gill made the set -- due out Oct. 25 and his follow-up to 2006's Grammy Award-winning four-CD epic "These Days&quo ...

  29. The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle Talks 'All Eternals Deck,' Merge

    March 21, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though he has been cited by some as one of America's best lyricists, Mountain Goats frontman/songwriter John Darnielle is also a journalist, novelist, hockey aficionado and rabid metal fan. He recently recorded a video of himself playing " ...

  30. Francesca Battistelli Reaps Top 10 Christian Hit As 'Hundred More Years' Drops

    March 05, 2011 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the 2008 release of her Fervent/Word/Curb debut, "My Paper Heart," Francesca Battistelli quickly established herself as one of Christian music's most successful new artists. She scored four hit singles, including "I'm L ...

  31. Ask Billboard: Historic Hot 100 No. 1s, Continued

    February 25, 2011 7:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  32. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw

    December 30, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 MARS' RETURN TRIP: Bruno Mars becomes the sixth solo male in the Billboard Hot 100 's 52-year history to send his first two radio singles as a lead act to No. 1, as "Grenade" ignites 2-1. Mars first topped the Hot 100 as a lead a ...

  33. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a ...

  34. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1991

    May 11, 2010 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 ROX-Y MUSIC: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated May 11, 1991, Roxette earned its fourth No. 1, as "Joyride" motored 2-1. The Swedish pop duo had previously led with "The Look" and "Listen to Your Heart" in 1989 and "It ...

  35. Ke$ha, Jack White Among Hometown Artists Pitching In For Nashville

    May 10, 2010 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nashville may be the country music capital of the world, but at a time when its struggling to rebuild from devastating floods, its billing as Music City has never been as fitting. Recording artists from all genres who call Nashville home are respond ...

  36. Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Among Country Stars Set For Nashville Benefit

    May 10, 2010 11:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 T im McGraw , Faith Hill , Toby Keith , Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are among the artists who will perform at a benefit to assist victims of the middle Tennessee flooding. The concert was organized by McGraw, Hill, and Coran Capshaw at Red Lig ...

  37. Amy Grant, "Somewhere Down the Road"

    April 16, 2010 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Some are new, some are classics, and some are previously unreleased gems, but all of the songs on Amy Grant 's latest release, "Somewhere Down the Road," weave together into a beautiful musical tapestry. Grant, who first emerged as a ...

  38. Ask Billboard: Ushering In Another No. 1

    April 09, 2010 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'RAYMOND V RAYMOND,' VS ...

  39. Amy Grant "Somewhere Down the Road" (working title) Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Amy Grant, "Somewhere Down the Road" (working title) (EMI Christian Music Group) Release Date: Spring 2010 Christian music's pioneering songstress returns in 2010 with a project that mixes new recordings of such favorites as "Oh ...

  40. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Colbie Caillat, Sade

    December 10, 2009 5:29 PM EST 0 0 0 'LAST'-ING IMPRESSIONS: Although it has become a modern-day holiday standard - it ranks at No. 13 on this week's Holiday Songs chart, between carols by Paul McCartney and Gene Autry - Wham! 's "Last Christmas" never cha ...

  41. Jingle Bell Rock ... And Pop ... And R&B ... And Country ...

    December 08, 2009 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Holiday Songs chart ranks airplay of seasonal tracks on U.S. adult contemporary radio. Because a hefty 75% of the format switches to all-holiday programming by Thanksgiving each year, the format's airplay effectively serves as ...

  42. Casting Crowns Extends Reign With 'Whole World'

    November 30, 2009 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 As the seven members of the Atlanta-based band Casting Crowns settle into the front of one of their tour buses, they are all warm and friendly, eager to share the latest photos of their kids and happenings at their churches. If they seem more like y ...

  43. Listen Free: Classic Holiday Albums

    November 27, 2009 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen to some of the best-selling holiday albums of all time, in full, here on Billboard.com . Check out sonic season's greetings from Mannheim Steamroller , Josh Groban , Kenny G. and more. Then head over to some of the hottest holiday goodie ...

  44. Alan Jackson Collection Coming From Cracker Barrel

    October 23, 2009 9:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will offer the Alan Jackson Collection, a 40-plus piece assortment of lifestyle items created in conjunction with Jackson, beginning Nov. 2. The collection features menswear and womenswear, food items, collectibles, ...

  45. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a ple ...

  46. Steve Martin To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

    April 01, 2009 2:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Comedian Steve Martin next month will make his debut on a new type of stage for the well-known television and movie star, plucking his banjo at country music's Grand Ole Opry. Martin, a veteran of TV shows like "Saturday Night Live and fil ...

  47. March 12, 2009

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Matchbook Romance announces it is taking an indefinite hiatus after 10 years. 2007 – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., the Ronettes and Van Halen are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Vince Gill ...

  48. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the Jamaican movie, "The Harder They Come," dies in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 70. The film's soundtrack, featuring the likes 2006 - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 ...

  49. 6 Questions With Amy Grant

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Few artists, if any, have had a more powerful impact on the Christian music industry than Amy Grant. Read about her "Lead Me On" re-issue, the new Christmas record, a tour with husband Vince Gill and Few artists, if any, have had a more po ...

  50. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The ...

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