1. P!nk & Taylor Swift Collaborator Butch Walker Talks Ditching Booze, Going Healthy Ahead of New Album

    August 26, 2016 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Butch Walker juggles tour prep, songwriting for the stars, an avid motorcycle habit, and a challenging new diet as he prepares for the release of a new album, Stay Gold , which he answers a few questions about below. One week with Butch Walker: Thur ...

  2. Kree Harrison, Kalie Shorr Among Women Making Inroads In Post-Bro-Country Era

    April 22, 2016 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 When singer/songwriter Jamie Floyd went shopping for a label deal around 2013, the responses were invariably the same: “We’re not signing girls right now, but keep going.” She could have — probably should have — gotten demoralized. Instead, she figu ...

  3. Takeover Tuesday: Miranda Lambert's 'Keeper of the Flame' Tour Playlist

    April 12, 2016 4:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome back to  Takeover Tuesday , where each week  Billboard  taps charting artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard 's Spotify account . We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever sub ...

  4. Ashley Monroe: The 2016 GRAMMY Red Carpet

    Ashley Monroe: The 2016 GRAMMY Red Carpet

    February 15, 2016 7:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Ashley Monroe on the Red Carpet at The 58th GRAMMYs music , ashley monroe interview , Ashley Monroe , you2ube , grammys 2016 , red carpet , interviews , Ashley Monroe Videos Ashley Monroe Brightcove ...

  5. Grammys 2016 Preview: The Inside Scoop on the Best Country Song and Country Album Nominees

    February 13, 2016 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Best Country Album Montevallo Sam Hunt Label MCA Nashville Hunt may have confirmed the end of country's "hat act" era, eschewing not just Stetsons but also the ball caps of bro-country for his own suave style. That goes for his sound, ...

  6. Billboard.com's 10 Best Country Albums of 2015: Critics' Picks

    December 16, 2015 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 In an era where some people bemoaned the lack of great music in the country format, 2015 really seemed to feature a resurgence of quality -- with the top four albums on this list feeling like obvious choices on anyone’s list. But it's not just ...

  7. Set Your Secrets Ablaze With Ashley Monroe in Her New 'Bombshell' Video

    November 17, 2015 4:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Hurry up and listen to Ashley Monroe’s The Blade . It’s sure to show up on plenty of best-of-2015 lists, and we think it’s one of the best country albums we’ve heard this year. On Tuesday (Nov. 17), Monroe shared a touching music video for “Bombshel ...

  8. Ashley Monroe Kicks Off 'The Blade' Tour In New York City: Live Review

    October 28, 2015 8:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The country singer Ashley Monroe offered a caveat near the beginning of her show Tuesday night at the Bowery Ballroom. “I usually write a lot of sad, depressing records,” she declared. But the performance, the first stop on a tour in support of a ne ...

  9. Watch Don Henley Perform 'Praying for Rain' on 'Austin City Limits': Exclusive

    October 23, 2015 4:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 His episode premieres Saturday. Don Henley released his fifth solo album, Cass County , in September. The Eagles singer's first-ever country album hit No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Country Albums and Top Album Sales charts.  Going with this ne ...

  10. Alan Jackson Tops Country Albums Chart for a 14th Time; Critical Darling Ashley Monroe at No. 2

    August 04, 2015 12:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alan Jackson achieves his 14th No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Country Albums chart (dated Aug. 15) with Angels and Alcohol . The album rises 2-1 despite a 59 percent second-week drop to 18,000 units in the week ending July 30, according to Nielsen M ...

  11. Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Trade Tweets

    July 24, 2015 4:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert may be getting divorced, but they're keeping it positive, tweeting back and forth with each other Friday afternoon (July 24) -- first to promote Ashley Monroe 's new album and then to laugh off all the rum ...

  12. Miranda Lambert Performs at Small Club Two Days After Announcing Divorce

    July 23, 2015 12:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country star Miranda Lambert jumped on stage and sang at a small club in Nashville, Tennessee, two days after announcing her divorce from husband Blake Shelton . The Grammy-winning singer was all smiles on Wednesday night as she joined her friend an ...

  13. Country Singer Ashley Monroe Goes Adult Contemporary With ‘The Blade’: Album Review

    July 21, 2015 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 No song has endeared Ashley Monroe more to critics -- especially those with a disdain for contemporary country -- than "Weed Instead of Roses," an irreverent honky-tonk about chemically enhancing a stale sex life. Songs like this have led ...

  14. Ashley Monroe Streams New Album 'The Blade' One Week Early: Listen

    July 16, 2015 9:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ashley Monroe has given fans a chance to hear her full album a full week early on NPR's First Listen . The country singer's second album,  The Blade , will be released on July 24 and features first single "On to Something Good." ...

  15. Blake Shelton Tops Billboard's Country Airplay Chart for the 20th Time

    June 30, 2015 10:36 AM EDT Blake Shelton steps to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated July 11) as "Sangria" (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) rises 2-1. The coronation marks Shelton's record-extending 15th consecutive No. 1 on ...

  16. CMT Music Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List

    June 10, 2015 10:35 PM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, walking away with honors for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year.  Inside the 2015 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood's Firs ...

  17. What Happened to Women In Country? An Investigation Using Year-End Billboard Charts

    June 08, 2015 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York Magazine , Entertainment Weekly , and Rolling Stone Country called it "Country Music's Women Problem." The New York Times used more incendiary language -- "Country's war on women." At this point, it's a co ...

  18. What Will Be the Country Song of Summer? Vote Now

    June 01, 2015 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 What defines the Song of Summer? To find the answer, Billboard annually ranks its all-genre Songs of the Summer based on a combination of radio airplay, sales data and streaming activity. R&B and mainstream pop usually reign supreme -- in 2014,  ...

  19. Ashley Monroe Performs "Like a Rose"

    Ashley Monroe Performs "Like a Rose"

    April 30, 2015 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Watch Ashley Monroe perform "Like a Rose" during their Biscuits & Jam concert at Robert's Western World in Nashville, Tennessee. music , Ashley Monroe , biscuits and jam concert , Like A Rose , country music , 5minmedia , Southern ...

  20. Ashley Monroe on Her First 'Happy' Single: 'Who Would Have Thought It?'

    March 16, 2015 5:17 PM EDT 'On to Something Good' is the first single from Monroe's upcoming sophomore album. The sound of "On to Something Good," the brand-new single from acclaimed singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe , might just take some listeners ...

  21. Blake Shelton's 'Neon Light' Shines Atop Country Airplay Chart

    November 11, 2014 2:35 PM EST He extends his active streak of No. 1s to 13. Blake Shelton boasts the longest active No. 1 streak on Billboard 's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, and he adds yet another leader on this week's chart (dated Nov. 22), as "N ...

  22. Chart Moves: Lorde Keeps Leaping With 'Royals'; Miley Cyrus Debuts Next Single; Keith Urban Tops Country Airplay

    August 30, 2013 9:15 AM EDT As previously reported , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, spends a 12th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Katy Perry's "Roar" holds at No. 2. What other moves on the Hot 100 a ...

  23. Rachel Holder Embraces 'Lord Help Me' Single, Courtesy of a Famous Trio

    August 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Katrina Elam, Ashley Monroe and Carrie Underwood co-wrote the Curb artist's rocking new single Curb recording artist Rachel Holder -- who made an appearance in the 615 Spotlight in 2012 -- has a new single out entitled "Lord Help Me.&quo ...

  24. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias' 'Night' Dawns On Pop Songs

    July 29, 2013 7:40 PM EDT Iglesias posts his second-highest Pop Songs debut, as 'Turn the Night Up' charges in at No. 30. Plus, new No. 1s for Cher, Randy Houser and Hezekiah Walker Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts ever ...

  25. Pistol Annies Give Birth to 'Annie Up': Our Happy Hour Q&A With Country's Hottest Mavericks

    April 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT 1.547 k 81 0 0 It's happy hour at the Timothy Demonbreun House, a dignified Nashville mansion with historical significance, and as Pistol Annies knock back a couple after a long media day for new album "Annie Up," the ladies are very much e ...

  26. Ashley Monroe: 2013 ACM Awards Red Carpet

    Ashley Monroe: 2013 ACM Awards Red Carpet

    April 08, 2013 12:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ashley Monroe: 2013 ACM Awards Red Carpet on April 7. Videos Ashley Monroe Brightcove ...

  27. 615 Spotlight: Ashley Monroe's 'Like a Rose'

    January 25, 2013 2:40 AM EST 1 0 0 For a Pistol Annie's sophomore album, the timing is just right Every so often, an album by a female vocalist comes around that makes a truly lasting impact. Emmylou Harris's "Roses In The Snow," Reba McEntire's "Whoever ...

  28. Tim McGraw Adds 'One' More Country Airplay Top 10, Blake Shelton Bounds On Country Songs

    January 17, 2013 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Meanwhile, Train's "Bruises" with Ashley Monroe enters top 50. Tim McGraw notches his 48th top 10 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, as "One of Those Nights" lifts 12-9. McGraw first reached the bra ...

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  30. 615 Picks: 10 Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 08, 2013 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Expect great things from new or emerging artists in the country and Americana worlds in 2013. Here's the 615's picks for ten artists to keep a keen eye on, from the Brooklyn-based Americana band the Lone Bellow to a new album from Pistol A ...

  31. Sweethearts of the Rodeo Rope First Album in 16 Years

    October 23, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been sixteen years since they released new music, but the Sweethearts of the Rodeo are back this week with "Restless." Why the long wait for Kristine Arnold and Janis Oliver? "Life just got in the way," Arnold explained ...

  32. Pistol Annies Bring Nashville to New York for Tour Kickoff

    September 14, 2012 8:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite first show jitters, the Pistol Annies didn't let their nerves get the best of them in New York on Thursday night. Their 75-minute Terminal 5 set included many of the tracks off the country trio's debut release "Hell On Heels&q ...

  33. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead CMT Nominations

    April 23, 2012 1:27 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde. Underwood earned five nominations, L ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Country Music's Top 10 Albums of 2011

    December 28, 2011 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Last week The 615 listed our top country music singles of 2011 , from Thompson Square's "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" to Kenny Chesney's " You and Tequila." Now, it's time to recognize achievements in that beleagu ...

  36. Miranda Lambert Makes 'Record' Start on Country Albums

    November 10, 2011 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Radio Catches Up to What Consumers Have Known All Along When it comes to Billboard chart history, Miranda Lambert couldn't have picked a better title for her latest album, "Four the Record." The singer becomes the only artist in the a ...

  37. Miranda Lambert: How Her Chart-Topping Side Project Defies Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the coronation of her side project, Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels," Miranda Lambert is the first artist in the 47-year history of Billboard's Country Albums chart to have notched No. 1s solo (her first three, 2005-09) and as ...

  38. Game's 'R.E.D.' Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 31, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Game 's "R.E.D" album arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 98,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the rapper's third chart-topping set following 2005's "The Documentary" and 2007's "Doctor&# ...

  39. Miranda Lambert Dishes on Pistol Annies Project, 'The Voice'

    August 25, 2011 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Between the release of "Baggage Claim" -- the first single off her upcoming fourth album, "Four the Record" -- and the debut from her side project Pistol Annies, Grammy-winning country ass-kicker Miranda Lambert has had quite the ...

  40. Game's 'R.E.D.' Could Make Kanye & Jay-Z Blue Next Week

    August 24, 2011 10:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Game might be seeing red next week at the top of the Billboard 200 . Industry prognosticators suggest that the rapper's new "The R.E.D. Album" (Geffen/Interscope) could sell more than 90,000 copies by week's end on Aug. 28. I ...

  41. Exclusive Song: Miranda Lambert's Pistol Annies, 'Boys From The South'

    August 19, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miranda Lambert's new country trio, Pistol Annies, were on a hot streak right out of the gate with its debut single this May, and now Lambert and her fellow Annies -- Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley -- are about to release their debut album ...

  42. Miranda Lambert Sets November Release for 'Four the Record'

    July 11, 2011 4:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 After picking up her first Grammy award, being named ACM Entertainer of the Year and marrying fellow country star Blake Shelton , Miranda Lambert will continue her stellar year with the release of her fourth full-length, "Four the Record," ...

  43. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert Close Out CMA Music Fest

    June 13, 2011 1:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Special guests and sing-alongs helped enhance the Country Music Association Music Festival fan experience at LP Field. T aylor Swift closed out the fourth and final night of concerts Sunday (June 12) with an energetic set that included career-spanni ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Brendan Benson Seeks Success Without Raconteurs On New Album

    July 27, 2009 1:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brendan Benson harbors no illusions about why people may know his name. "I've been making records on my own for a long time," the Nashville-based singer/songwriter says, "but it wasn't until the Raconteurs that I experienced ...

  46. Yearwood Joins ACM Ceremony

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Trisha Yearwood, Rhonda Vincent and Ashley Monroe will perform at an Academy of Country Music special awards ceremony honoring Dolly Parton, Don Williams, the late Harlan Howard, the late Waylon Jennings and the late Buck Owens, among others. The ...

  47. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s ...

  48. CMT's Parr Joins Spalding

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After 10 years at CMT, VP of music programming and talent relations Chris Parr is making the move to artist management. He'll join Spalding Entertainment, home to Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean, Sarah Buxton, Terri Clark, Pat Green and Ashle ...

  49. George Strait Snags Eight ACM Nominations

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads all nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight, including entertainer of the year and top ma George Strait, whose first single hit the Billbo ...

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