1. Billy Ray Cyrus Calls Slain Nevada Teacher 'Hero'

    July 06, 2014 5:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus honored a Nevada teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a schoolyard shooting last year, calling him a "true American hero." Cyrus praised Michael Landsberry and presented a memorial plaque to his widow, ...

  2. Morning Fix: WME Partners for Six Country Festivals; What WMG's Shazam Deal Means for Music; 'American Idol' Suit Slams Sony; 'Guardians' Trailer Boosts 'Hooked on a Feeling'

    February 21, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE ADA PARTNERS WITH MUTE, BEEFS UP MANAGEMENT The Alternative Distribution Alliance is taking measures to boost its international capabilities by adding staff and adding the Warner Music Group local t ...

  3. Buck 22, Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Achy Breaky 2' Hits Hot 100

    February 20, 2014 2:42 PM EST Move over, Miley. There's a new Cyrus making waves on social media … or rather, an older one: her father, Billy Ray.  On Feb. 11, rapper Buck 22 released "Achy Breaky 2," a modernized dubstep-infused reworking of Cyrus' 1992 br ...

  4. Billy Ray Cyrus, Buck 22 (Damon Elliott) in 'Achy Breaky' Update: Watch

    February 12, 2014 10:46 AM EST When Larry King opens your music video with breaking news about a UFO "transcending over Europe," you know it's gonna be, well, something. A rapper named Buck 22 enlisted the CNN alum to appear in a mind-boggling update of Billy Ray ...

  5. Miley Cyrus Appears On 'The Tonight Show', Gives Justin Bieber Advice: Watch

    January 31, 2014 5:31 AM EST 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus may have found the solution to Justin Bieber's recent legal troubles: stay home and hire some good help. The pop star appeared on The Tonight Show, where Jay Leno asked her what advice she would give to Bieber, who was arrested for ...

  6. Ariana Grande, LL Cool J, Others Offer Justin Bieber Their Support

    January 29, 2014 7:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Billy Ray Cyrus, Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean also reach out to troubled singer Though more than 100,000 Americans want Justin Bieber deported back to Canada following his arrest in Miami Beach , a handful of celebrities are reaching out with mor ...

  7. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' 2013's Best Selling Album, 'Blurred Lines' Top Song

    January 02, 2014 7:18 PM EST Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" finish 2013 as the year's top selling album and song in the United States, respectively, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Timberlake� ...

  8. The American Music Awards 2013: 14 Things You Didn’t See On TV

    November 25, 2013 2:32 AM EST In between Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and One Direction racking in their American Music Awards, we were entertained by captivating performances at this year’s show – Katy Perry in a geisha outfit, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly in the Oval Office, ...

  9. America's Labor Party: 26 Country Songs for the American Worker

    September 01, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsletter, which ...

  10. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as genera ...

  11. Billy Ray Cyrus Opens Up in Memoir: 'Hopefully, People Learn From My Mistakes'

    April 22, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Since 1992 and the success of a song called "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus has learned all about busy schedules. Over two decades later, there is no sign the Kentuckian is slowing down. The singer is promoting his latest album &q ...

  12. George Strait Honored At Country Radio Hall of Fame Gala

    February 27, 2013 3:21 AM EST 0 0 0 It was a night of celebration Tuesday (Feb. 26) at the Nashville Convention Center as the 2013 Country Radio Seminar kicked off with the annual Country Radio Hall of Fame ceremony. Five broadcasters were inducted into the Hall, and one country music ...

  13. George Strait Honored At Country Radio Hall of Fame Gala

    February 27, 2013 3:16 AM EST It was a night of celebration Tuesday (Feb. 26) at the Nashville Convention Center as the 2013 Country Radio Seminar kicked off with the annual Country Radio Hall of Fame ceremony. Five broadcasters were inducted into the Hall, and one country mus ...

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  15. Tweet Out the Vote: Lady Gaga, Ted Nugent + More Head to the Polls

    November 06, 2012 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 If there's one thing you can glean from monitoring Twitter on this fine election day, it's that celebrities are voters, too, and boy do they love talking about it. Stars ranging from Kelly Clarkson to Ted Nugent and Reba McEntire to Justin ...

  16. 6 Questions with Billy Ray Cyrus

    November 05, 2012 11:32 AM EST Billy Ray Cyrus' life has been a rollercoaster ride, and he's still enjoying it. Cyrus catapulted from humble Kentucky beginnings to stardom with his 1992 debut, Some Gave All, which was certi- fied nine-times platinum, fueled by the h ...

  17. Billy Ray Cyrus Making Broadway Debut

    June 25, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus is making his Broadway debut in "Chicago." The singer of "Achy Breaky Heart" and father of Miley Cyrus is detouring from his Nashville roots in taking on the role of criminal lawyer Billy Flynn for ...

  18. Billy Ray Cyrus on the 2012 Grammy Carpet

    Billy Ray Cyrus on the 2012 Grammy Carpet

    February 13, 2012 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Billy Ray Cyrus on the 2012 Grammy Carpet Grammys , billy ray cyrus , Billy Ray Cyrus Grammys 2014 Grammys 2014 Billy Ray Cyrus ...

  19. Billy Ray Cyrus Signs With Amazon

    February 02, 2012 4:30 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Billy Ray Cyrus is the latest celebrity to sign up with Amazon.com The singer of "Achy Breaky Heart" and father and former co-star of Miley Cyrus has a memoir, "Hillbilly Heart," coming in spring 2013. Amazon.co ...

  20. Adele, Prince... and Vanilla Ice? The 20 Albums to Lead the Billboard 200 for 16 Weeks or More

    January 19, 2012 5:12 PM EST As previously reported , Adele's "21" tops the Billboard 200 album chart for a 16th week, marking the survey's longest reign since the "Titanic" soundtrack also led for 16 frames in 1998. Since the chart began appeari ...

  21. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Van Halen, Aretha Franklin

    January 19, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele's "21" becomes just the 20th album in the Billboard 200's five-decade-plus history to reign for at least 16 weeks SWEET 16: As previously reported , Adele 's "21" tops the Billboard 200 album chart for a 16th ...

  22. Adele Matches 'Titanic's' No. 1 Run Atop Billboard 200

    January 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Adele 's "21" spends its 16th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (104,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan; down 16%). Its reign is the longest since the "Titanic" soundtrack also earned 16 weeks ...

  23. Adele Matches No. 1 Run of 'Titanic' at the Top of Billboard 200

    January 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST As expected, Adele's "21" spends its 16th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (104,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan; down 16%). Its reign is the longest since the "Titanic" soundtrack also earned 16 weeks at No. 1 i ...

  24. #TwitterWar: Jason Isbell vs. Dierks Bentley, Over Bentley Single 'Home'

    January 09, 2012 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 The world of country music has not been this spicy since the war of words between Billy Ray Cyrus and Travis Tritt twenty years ago, over Tritt's claim that Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" was turning the genre into an "ass wiggl ...

  25. Can Anything Stop Adele's '21' Reign at No. 1?

    January 05, 2012 1:29 PM EST With few new major album releases out this week -- as is customary at the beginning of the year -- Adele's "21" will likely spend a 15th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. It's projected to sell anywhere betwee ...

  26. Can Anything Stop Adele's '21' Reign at No. 1?

    January 05, 2012 1:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Expect a 15th No. 1 on the Billboard 200; Lone Top 40 Debut Could Be SafetySuit's 'These Times' With few new major album releases out this week -- as is customary at the beginning of the year -- Adele 's "21" will likel ...

  27. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Tops Adult Pop Songs

    September 26, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 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. ...

  28. Billy Ray Cyrus Drops Divorce, Praises 'Hannah Montana'

    March 18, 2011 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite telling GQ that "Hannah Montana" "destroyed his family," Billy Ray Cyrus is praising the Disney Channel show again -- and calling off his divorce with wife of 17 years, Tish Cyrus. Cyrus took to TV's "The View&q ...

  29. Billboard Bits: Paramore Eyes Summertime for New Music, Pete Wentz ‘Couldn’t Trust’ Ashlee Simpson

    February 18, 2011 4:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Paramore Eyeing Summer Release Date For New Music According to Paramore's Hayley Williams, the band is likely to release new songs over the summer, which will be rec ...

  30. Billy Ray Cyrus: 'Hannah Montana' Show 'Destroyed My Family'

    February 15, 2011 5:13 PM EST 0 0 0 The father of teen star Miley Cyrus said the Disney TV show "Hannah Montana" that made her a worldwide star, in truth destroyed his family, and he blamed it for sending his daughter out of control. Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus said he wa ...

  31. Miley Cyrus to Host 'SNL' on Mar. 5

    February 11, 2011 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 M iley Cyrus will have a chance to show off her comedy skills when she hosts "Saturday Night Live" on Mar. 5. The singer will make her debut appearance on the NBC sketch show, with a musical guest for the episode yet to be named. The " ...

  32. Billy Ray Cyrus Salutes the Troops With New Country Record

    January 02, 2011 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the release of "I'm American," Billy Ray Cyrus sees his career coming full circle. The album reunites Cyrus with Buddy Cannon, the producer responsible for his move to Nashville, and resurrects "Some Gave All," a 20-yea ...

  33. Miley Cyrus Caught Making Out During 18th Birthday Party

    November 23, 2010 2:20 PM EST 0 0 0 M iley Cyrus may have become a legal adult today, but the pop star allegedly engaged in some pretty grown-up behavior Sunday night (Nov. 21) during her 18th birthday party. Wearing leather pants and a black top, Cyrus was spotted making out with tee ...

  34. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z Rolls Out New Website to Celebrate His Hits, Fergie Dispels Solo Album Rumors

    November 12, 2010 5:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z Debuts Glossy New Website to Celebrate His Greatest Hits Jay-Z recently unveiled a new website as a promotional push for his upcoming greatest hits album, "The ...

  35. Miley Cyrus' Parents File for Divorce

    October 27, 2010 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 B illy Ray Cyrus and his wife Tish, the parents of teenage pop star Miley Cyrus , have filed for divorce in Tennessee after 17 years of marriage, the pair told People magazine on Wednesday. "As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for ...

  36. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT 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 ...

  37. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Kenny Chesney, Phil Collins

    October 07, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 LIMA LEAPFROGS LIVERPOOL: As previously reported , the "Glee" cast swells its total to 75 Billboard Hot 100 chart entries, passing the Beatles for most visits to the survey among non-solo acts. The ensemble that portrays the show choir at ...

  38. Miley Cyrus Parodied as Talk Show Host on 'SNL'

    October 04, 2010 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus -- singer, actress, dancer and now talk show host? Cyrus was parodied Saturday (Oct. 2) on "Saturday Night Live" by new cast member Vanessa Bayer, who played an obnoxious, self-promoting version of the singer on a skit titled & ...

  39. Billy Ray Cyrus and Son to Star in 'UFO' TV Show

    September 07, 2010 5:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 After starring with his daughter Miley on the Dinsey Channel's hit series "Hannah Montana" for four years, singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus is now teaming with another one of his children. "UFO: Unbelievably Freakin' Obvious&quo ...

  40. Eminem Rolls A Seven On Billboard 200

    August 25, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 A s previously reported , Eminem spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery." Where does such a reign stack up against other long-lasting leaders since the album chart converted to Nielsen SoundScan point-of-sale da ...

  41. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both ...

  42. Country Songwriter Hank Cochran Dead at 74

    July 15, 2010 4:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ank Cochran , a consummate songwriter who composed a string of country hits including "Make the World Go Away" for Eddy Arnold , has died. He was 74. Martha E. Moore, his publicist, said Cochran died Thursday morning at his home in Hende ...

  43. Chart Beat Thursday: Usher, will.i.am, B.o.B

    May 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 'OMG,' FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as "OMG," featuring will.i.am , flies 6-1. With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart's almost ...

  44. Reports: Disney To Close Lyric Street Records

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lyric Street Records, home to acts such Rascal Flatts, Bucky Covington and Love and Theft, will be shuttered according to reports online. The Nashville-based label opened its doors in 1997 and has been home to artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus and S ...

  45. Danny Gokey's 'Days' Starts Strong

    March 10, 2010 3:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Season eight American Idol finalist Danny Gokey claims the best first-week sales showing on Country Albums by a rookie male country act in 18 years, and the best opening week digital sum for any country newcomer, as "My Best Days" opens at ...

  46. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson

    December 31, 2009 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 $TILL NO. 1: Ke$ha says that the "$" in her name is an ironic ode to her belief that, "There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money." Regardless, the cash is pouring in, thanks to the success of "TiK ToK,&q ...

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