1. Publishers Quarterly: Sony/ATV Rides Country Wave to Top of the Publishing Heap

    August 08, 2014 1:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Round Hill and King of Crunk both break into the top 10 and Pharrell Williams hits No. 1 as Billboard's second-quarter rankings reveal a twang-fueled momentum. Sony/ATV encores as king of the hill among U.S. publishers in the second quarter, wi ...

  2. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Music Company, Blues Traveler Ride Together, Another Victory Expands Global Network, Steve Lewis Joins SynchTank

    January 23, 2014 4:38 AM EST Bicycle Music Company, Blues Traveler Ride Together The Bicycle Music Company and its affiliates have acquired the Blues Traveler publishing catalog including such songs as “Hook”, “The Mountains Win Again”, “Carolina Blues”, “But Anyway” and “Run ...

  3. Backbeat: Darius Rucker Debuts 'True Believers' At CMA Week With Mike Dungan, Frank Rogers, More

    October 31, 2012 7:09 PM EDT Darius Rucker peforms with songwriter Frank Rogers. (Photo: Chris Hollo) Darius Rucker previewed his third Capitol Records Nashville album, True Believers , today (Oct. 30) for an industry crowd at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nash ...

  4. Carrie Underwood Premieres New Single 'Good Girl' at Country Radio Seminar

    February 24, 2012 2:43 PM EST (L-R): Kix Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Kristen Kelly, Sara Evans and Jake Owen perform on the Sony/BMG boat cruise. (Photo: Alan Poizner) Carrie Underwood debuted the new single off her forthcoming, as-yet-untitled fourth album "Good Girl" ...

  5. Carrie Underwood Warns a 'Good Girl' on New Single: Listen

    February 24, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After offering some caustic relationship advice on her smash single "Before He Cheats," Carrie Underwood shoots off another warning against unseemly male figures in "Good Girl," an uptempo new single released on Thursday (Feb. 23 ...

  6. Carrie Underwood To Release 'Good Girl' Single Next Month

    January 25, 2012 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Fear not, Carrie Underwood diehards: the country superstar will be unveiling new music in less than a month. The "American Idol" winner has announced that "Good Girl," the first taste from her forthcoming fourth album, will be hi ...

  7. Lauren Alaina Jumps From 'Idol' to 'Wildflower' on Debut Album

    October 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 ''Before I was on 'American Idol,' I thought it would be so easy," says Lauren Alaina , the "American Idol" season 10 runner-up. "It was so shocking to me how much hard work I had to put into it. I'm so g ...

  8. Brad Paisley: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 08, 2011 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Brad Paisley and longtime friend/collaborator Chris DuBois wrote "This Is Country Music," they knew they'd penned more than a catchy title track. They had a blueprint. "The song itself is what inspired the album, which is th ...

  9. Kenny Chesney's 'Hemingway's Whiskey': Track-By-Track Preview

    August 20, 2010 10:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney 's new album "Hemingway's Whiskey" isn't out until Sept. 28, but the Country chart-topper gave Billboard an in-depth preview, discussing the record's 11 songs track by track, and in the process revealing h ...

  10. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to c ...

  11. Brad Paisley Previews His "American Saturday Night" Album, Tour

    June 04, 2009 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 “No one can make the album they made 10 years ago with a straight face,” Brad Paisley muses. The singer/songwriter/guitar slinger is siitting in Blackbird Studios, a state of the art Nashville facility owned by Martina McBride and her husband, and p ...

  12. Darius Rucker's Country Triumph Is No Fluke

    March 24, 2009 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 With his second No. 1 country single, Hootie & the Blowfish's Darius Rucker feels like his welcome to the country world isn't a fluke. "The acceptance has been really great, much more than I ever expected," says Rucker, who&# ...