1. Does Country Music Need An Alcohol Intervention?

    July 29, 2014 5:42 PM EDT The stewardess in Dierks Bentley 's "Drunk on a Plane" is "leanin', pourin' Coke and whiskey." The woman in Lady Antebellum 's "Bartender" is ordering a double shot of Crown. The guy in Brad Paisley ...

  2. Billy Currington Sued By Georgia Boat Captain

    May 07, 2014 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country singer Billy Currington is being sued by a Georgia tour boat captain who pressed criminal charges against him last year. More Boat News Miley Cyrus Tackles 'Turn Down For What' On A Boat: Watch Motörhead Announces 'MotörBoat&# ...

  3. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak ...

  4. Jack Johnson Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200, Avicii and Chris Young Aiming For Top 10

    September 20, 2013 9:06 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson is on course for his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, while EDM superstar and recent Billboard cover act Avicii is aiming for a top 10 debut with his first album, "True." Industry sources suggest ...

  5. Jack Johnson, Justin Moore Vying for No. 1 on the Billboard 200

    September 18, 2013 7:52 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and country singer Justin Moore are heading for the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. At the present, industry sources forecast that Johnson's new album, "From Here to Now to You," mig ...

  6. Billy Currington, 'We Are Tonight': Video Premiere

    September 17, 2013 12:00 AM EDT 3.138 k 73 1 0 The "Hey Girl" singer talks up his new album, "We Are Tonight" and gives Billboard a first look at his next video If, after listening to Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight" album you are singing along with ...

  7. Alabama Earns Highest Charting Album on Billboard 200

    September 05, 2013 5:35 PM EDT The veteran group bows at No. 8, and No. 2 on Top Country Albums, with its collaborative tribute collection. Plus, Luke Bryan leads Hot Country Songs for a third week Alabama posts its best rank and sales week in seven years on Top Country Albums ...

  8. Delta Country Jam Bringing Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler to Mississippi

    August 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT One doesn't need much of a history lesson about the Mississippi Delta region to know that music is a huge part of the area. Harbor Entertainment's Drew Dedo is well aware of this fact, and is excited to be helping celebrate that heritage ...

  9. Billy Currington Set to Face Court on Charges of Terrorist Threats, Abuse

    August 15, 2013 12:30 AM EDT A judge Wednesday scheduled an Oct. 4 trial date for country singer Billy Currington, who was charged in the spring with threatening a 70-year-old tour boat captain who cruised past the dock of a $3.5 million waterfront home in Georgia where the s ...

  10. Country Singer Billy Currington Charged for Threatening Behavior

    April 25, 2013 3:32 AM EDT Country singer Billy Currington was indicted Wednesday in Georgia on charges that he threatened bodily harm to a man older than 65. A Chatham County grand jury indicted Currington on charges of making terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly pe ...

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  12. Publishing Briefs: NMPA Announces Capitol Hill Showcase To Coincide With Royalty Hearings; Ole, BMG & Kobalt Signings; More

    November 27, 2012 3:57 PM EST -- The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has organized a songwriters' showcase for Nov. 28, the same day as the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet is holding hearings on music licensing. The e ...

  13. Canadian Music Week: 15 Things You Should Know About the Canadian Music Business

    March 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Canada is hot. The market north of the border continues to yield talent that scales the Billboard charts and drives sales worldwide, from Justin Bieber to Michael Bublé, Drake to Deadmau5, Avril Lavigne to Arcade Fire. These acts, among many other ...

  14. Billboard Touring Awards: U2, Journey, Jason Aldean Win Big

    November 10, 2011 9:35 PM EST 0 0 0 U2 , Journey , Kenny Chesney , Perry Farrell and Taylor Swift were among the winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Top touring industry award honorees included Live Nation (Top Promoter), C3 Pre ...

  15. Billboard Touring Awards: U2, Bon Jovi, Take That Are Top Finalists

    November 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2, Bon Jovi, Take That, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and Usher are among the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York City. The awards are primarily based on box office numbers re ...

  16. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newcome ...

  17. Kenny Chesney Makes History With Record Country Crowd in NY Area

    August 15, 2011 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The New York metro area, much maligned for its lack or affinity for country music, hosted what amounted to the market's first country festival in decades with the arrival of Kenny Chesney 's Goin' Coastal tour at the New Meadowlands S ...

  18. Kenny Chesney Video Q&A: On Touring, Music and Keeping Fans Happy

    June 08, 2011 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to believe that at one time, Kenny Chesney played in a bar in Brownwood, Texas on his 30th birthday and no one came. "It happened," Chesney assured Billboard's Ray Waddell in an interview at the annual Billboard Country ...

  19. Hot Tours: Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Enrique Iglesias

    March 31, 2011 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 K enny Chesney has begun his Goin' Coastal Tour after a year off from the live stage and takes this week's top Hot Tours ranking based on box office totals reported from the trek's initial five markets. Opening weekend was in Florida ...

  20. Kenny Chesney Returns to the Road With Goin' Coastal Tour

    January 13, 2011 5:58 PM EST 0 0 0 After taking 2010 off from touring, Kenny Chesney will return to the road in a big way in 2011 -- he just announced 41 new arena and amphitheatre dates on his Goin' Coastal Tour. These dates, along with 10 previously announced stadium shows (tw ...

  21. Weekly Chart Notes: P!nk, Bruno Mars, Band Perry

    December 02, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 'GLASS' CEILING: As previously reported , "Raise Your Glass" is the toast of the Billboard Hot 100 , rising 2-1 to become P!nk 's third No. 1. The artist born Alecia Moore last led with "So What" the week of Sept. ...

  22. Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band Announce Co-Headlining Tour

    November 04, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 K enny Chesney is returning to the road with a vengeance. Country music's top touring draw of the decade announced Thursday he will co-headline nine stadium dates next year with the Zac Brown Band , pairing two top road acts. Kenny Chesney: The ...

  23. Zac Brown Band Bows At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 29, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Z ac Brown Band nets its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "You Get What You Give" bows atop the list with 153,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The country act's major label debut, "The Foundation," p ...

  24. Maroon 5, Zac Brown Band Vying to Top Billboard 200 Next Week

    September 23, 2010 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 One close race for No. 1 may by followed by another, as both Maroon 5's "Hands All Over" and Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give" are aiming for the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry prognost ...

  25. Chart Beat Wednesday: Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Yoko Ono

    April 07, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 '20' TO 1: Zac Brown Band 's "The Foundation" becomes the eighth major label debut album in the Nielsen BDS-monitored data era to yield at least three No. 1s on Country Songs, as "Highway 20 Ride" rolls 2-1. The so ...

  26. Chart Beat Wednesday: Stone Temple Pilots, Easton Corbin, Lady Antebellum

    March 24, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 STONE ROCK: Stone Temple Pilots touch down on Alternative Songs at No. 39 with "Between the Lines," the format cornerstone band's first entry on the list since 2003. The Scott Weiland-led group's new track concurrently starts as ...

  27. Chart Beat Wednesday: Muse, Billy Currington, Mariah Carey

    March 10, 2010 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 TWO OUT OF THREE AIN'T BAD: Muse makes history on the Alternative Songs chart, "Resistance" charges 6-1. With the British band's former 17-week No. 1 "Uprising" at No. 3, the group becomes the first act in the survey� ...

  28. Keith Urban, Sugarland To Headline 2010 Stagecoach Festival

    October 08, 2009 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban , Toby Keith , Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland are confirmed to headline the fourth annual Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, it was announced today (Oct. 8). The two-day outdoor fest will take place April 24-25, 2010 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Brad Paisley Leads CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 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 ...

  31. Chart Beat Wednesday: Coldplay, Kings Of Leon, Billy Currington

    July 22, 2009 2:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 HOT & COLDPLAY: Coldplay heats up the Triple A radio airplay chart, where "Life in Technicolor ii" takes over the top spot. The song is Coldplay's eighth No. 1 on the chart, lifting the band into a second-place tie with Dave Matth ...

  32. Kenny Chesney Scores Fifth Chart-Topping Album

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country Albums as "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA) moves 176,000 copies in the U.S. However, this marks the lowest sales debut for one of Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on ...

  33. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney continues the free and easy vibe on his latest album, Keane rediscovers its mojo on album number three and Lucinda Williams rocks out with abandon in this week's Hot Product. Singer/songwriter Ray Lamontagne's "Gossip in ...

  34. Currington Joins Parallel Entertainment Roster

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Country singer Billy Currington has signed with Parallel Entertainment, the Nashville-based management company recently formed by J.P. Williams and John Dennis, for representation. Currington was previously represented by Dennis at Vector Manageme ...

  35. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

  36. Rihanna, Shop Boyz Rocket To The Top Of Hot 100

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With explosive sales in their first week of digital release, Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Shop Boyz' "Party Like a Rockstar" rocket to the peak of the Billboard Hot 100. "Umbrella" soars 42-1 with 277,000 With exp ...

  37. Lineup Taking Shape For Inaugural Big State Fest

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Also confirmed to appear are Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, the Wreckers, Los Lonely Boys, Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert. As tipped here earlier this month, Tim McGraw will headline the bi ...

  38. Maroon 5 Flip-Flops With T-Pain To Rule Hot 100

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After being dethroned last week by T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')," Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's the first song to rebound to the top since M After be ...

  39. Chart Beat

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Paris Bennett, Maroon 5, Barbra Streisand and more! WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE BENNETT: As the sixth season of "American Idol" is about to come to an end, another contestant from season five makes a debut on the Billboard charts ...

  40. T. Pain Tastes Hot 100 Glory With 'Drank'

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" climbs 3-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to earn the Florida native his first chart-topper there. The cut is the chart's greatest airplay gainer for a seventh str T-Pain's "Buy ...

  41. 'B' Acts Rule The Chart

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This week's Billboard 200 is brought to you by the letter "B." As Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" rises to No. 1 on the chart, the four highest debuts on the list belong to a bunch of "B" acts: Bone ...

  42. Bunny Goes Bye Bye, Bright Eyes Bows High

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bright Eyes and rock super group Hellyeah take advantage of a sleepy post-Easter sales week and snare top 10 bows on The Billboard 200 ... "Now 24" retains the No. 1 slot on the chart while Tim McGraw also holds at No. 2 ... Other debuts ...

  43. Fergie Gets 'Glamorous' Atop Hot 100

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of "Glamorous" featuring Ludacris. Moving 166,000 digital downloads, the track is this week's biggest digital sales gainer and Fergie earns her second No. 1 on ...

  44. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,&quo ...

  45. 45OnTV

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 6-12, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 6 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Delbert McClinton. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Sugarland, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora (also sched ...

  46. Furtado's 'Promiscuous' Still Sizzling On Charts

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland extends its run atop the Billboard Hot 100 to five weeks and remains No. 1 the Pop 100 for a same stretch. Cassie's "Me & U" captures the lead on Nelly Furtado' ...

  47. Paisley Gets Going At ACM Awards

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last night's (May 23) Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards proved to be triumphant for Brad Paisley, who won three of the evening's top awards. His "Time Well Wasted" (Arista Nashville) was named alb Last night's (May 23) A ...

  48. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John ...

  49. Billboard Bits: ACM Awards, Blues & Brews, Celebrate Brooklyn

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on ACM Awards, Blues & Brews, Celebrate Brooklyn Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Sara Evans, Montgomery Gentry, Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson have joined the performance lineup for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards. The May 23 sho ...

  50. CMT Awards Lucky For Underwood, Urban

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood was the top winner at last night's (April 10) CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she was nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban took home the evening's top prize, Carrie Underwood was the top winner at ...

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