1. Ed Sheeran, Kid Rock, Brad Paisley & More to Open Rolling Stones' U.S. Summer Tour

    May 20, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley, Buddy Guy, Avett Brothers, Walk the Moon, and others join an eclectic mix of opening acts. On May 24, The Rolling Stones kick off the Zip Code Tour, which takes the band to 15 North American cities. News of the concert openers has begu ...

  2. Keith Urban Lights Up Fourth 'Fuse' No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart

    May 12, 2015 12:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 The star scores four No. 1s from an album for the first time. Keith Urban tallies his fourth No. 1 from his latest album, Fuse , on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated May 23) as "Raise 'Em Up," featuring Eric Church , rise ...

  3. Solos Under Siege: Country Radio Combats 'Bored' Listeners By Cutting Guitar Parts

    May 05, 2015 1:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 The guitar is such an iconic logo for country music that when the Nashville Sounds AAA baseball team moved to a new stadium this year, designers made a point to incorporate a guitar-shaped scoreboard similar to one that became a talking point for th ...

  4. Ask Billboard: The Definitive List of Hit Fifth Singles

    May 05, 2015 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Before Ariana Grande's 'One Last Time,' from 'My Everything,' many other albums yielded at least five hit singles, including sets by Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Taylor Swift & more. As always, submit questions about Billbo ...

  5. Inside Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum's ACM Rehearsals

    Inside Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum's ACM Rehearsals

    April 30, 2015 7:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 ETonline had eyes and ears inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Friday, as McBride, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum took the stage for rehearsals, and we're bringing you a sne music , 2015 acm awards , Backstage , 5 ...

  6. ACMs 2015: Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker Perform 'Let the Good Times Roll'

    ACMs 2015: Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker Perform 'Let the Good Times Roll'

    April 19, 2015 11:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 The country stars close out the 50th annual ACM Awards with the classic song. Videos Brad Paisley Darius Rucker ...

  7. ACMs 2015: Brad Paisley Performs 'Crushin' It'

    ACMs 2015: Brad Paisley Performs 'Crushin' It'

    April 19, 2015 11:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The singer performs his hit at the 50th annual ACM Awards. Videos Brad Paisley ...

  8. U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's 'How Much For a Song' Hearing: Here's How it Could Play Out

    March 10, 2015 5:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee sub-committee on Antitrust, Competition Policy  and Consumer Rights is holding a hearing on the antitrust decrees that govern how ASCAP and BMI engage in music licensing Tuesday morning beginning at 10AM, with the ...

  9. Luke Bryan's 'Crash My Party' Produces Record-Tying Fifth No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart

    February 03, 2015 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 As "I See You" steps 2-1, Luke Bryan's Crash My Party album yields its fifth No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart, becoming just the third set in the tally's 25-year history to accomplish the vaunted feat. His new No. ...

  10. Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw & Rascal Flatts to Headline iHeartRadio Country Festival 2015

    January 21, 2015 10:01 PM EST Brad Paisley , Tim McGraw , Rascal Flatts and Brantley Gilbert will all perform at the iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas, this spring.  Tim McGraw: 'I Don't Think I'm the Best I Can Be Yet' Following last year' ...

  11. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's Likely-Next-Single 'Style' Debuts on Pop Songs

    January 12, 2015 6:30 PM EST The not-quite-confirmed next track from '1989' bows. Plus, Madonna and Reba McEntire each return to their longtime respective stomping grounds. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. ...

  12. Brad Paisley 'Storm's Back to No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart

    January 06, 2015 11:05 AM EST The star tallies his 19th No. 1 – and first since 2011. Brad Paisley scores his first leader in more than three years on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart, as "Perfect Storm" rises 2-1. The coronation ends his longest stretch be ...

  13. Chart Highlights: U2 Debuts Biggest AC Hit Since 1992 With 'Every Breaking Wave'

    January 05, 2015 3:20 PM EST The band reaches the chart's top 30 for the first time since 'One' 23 years ago. Plus, new No. 1s for Brad Paisley, Gerardo Ortiz & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Mond ...

  14. Trisha Yearwood's 'Prizefighter' Punches Way Onto Top Country Albums Chart

    November 26, 2014 3:18 PM EST Yearwood scores her 12th top 10 and first since 2007. Plus, Brad Paisley notches his 31st Hot Country Songs top 10. With 13,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Trisha Yearwood 's Prizefighter: Hit After Hit enters Top Country Albums at ...

  15. Frankie Ballard's 'Sunshine' Dawns Atop Country Airplay Chart

    November 18, 2014 10:45 AM EST Ballard becomes the first act to score his first two No. 1s this year. Plus, Brad Paisley returns to the top 10. Frankie Ballard claims his second No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart, as "Sunshine & Whiskey" rises 2-1. H ...

  16. Carrie Underwood Climbs to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Following CMA Awards

    November 13, 2014 3:15 PM EST Th award show shakes up the charts, with the co-host scoring her 14th No. 1. Carrie Underwood 's performance of "Something in the Water" on the CMA Awards Nov. 5 on ABC lifts the track 5-1 on Billboard's sales/airplay/streamin ...

  17. CMA Awards 2014: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Joke About Post-Partum Taylor Swift Disorder, Ebola, & More in Monologue

    November 05, 2014 8:53 PM EST Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley promised early on in the show that nothing was off limits, and they certainly held up their end of that statement, joking about Taylor Swift leaving country behind, Ebola, President Obama, Renée Zellweger, and ...

  18. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Brad Paisley & The Ever-Elusive No. 1 Album

    September 05, 2014 8:42 PM EDT Paisley, who has yet to earn a No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, nets his fifth No. 2 set. Also: Sam Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour' sells a half-million & Ed Sheeran's new EP debuts. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, ...

  19. Paisley Opens 'Trunk' At No. 1 on Top Country Albums

    September 04, 2014 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus: Rucker's 'Honey' sweetens Songs chart, Jason Aldean’s No. 1 reign continues & Lady A tops Airplay chart Brad Paisley  claims his eighth No. 1 on Top Country Albums (all of which have debuted at the summit), as his 10th studi ...

  20. Chart Highlights: Charli XCX's 'Boom Clap' Thunders To Top Of Pop Songs

    September 01, 2014 4:15 PM EDT She scores her first No. 1 as a lead act. Plus, new leaders for Jennifer Lopez, the Pretty Reckless, Lady Antebellum & more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Grea ...

  21. Brad Paisley & Kem Set For Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    August 29, 2014 6:33 PM EDT Country star Brad Paisley is aiming for his ninth top 10 album. Country star Brad Paisley is set to collect his ninth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new release, Moonshine in the Trunk , is aiming for a high arrival on the chart. I ...

  22. 'Rising Star' Recap: Season One Winner Crowned as Voting Proves its Worth

    August 25, 2014 5:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tonight, a Capitol Records contract was awarded, and not even a West Coast save could have made its recipient anybody but Jesse Kinch . With 10 episodes under its belt, a few disappointed teenager in its wake, and hopefully not too much permanent fo ...

  23. Brad Paisley Q&A: Country Star Talks 'Moonshine,' 'Accidental Racist' & Air Force One Trophies

    August 12, 2014 5:44 AM EDT Sitting backstage at the Grand Ole Opry recently, Brad Paisley is in his element. Though he’s been busy this summer appearing Sunday nights on ABC’s Rising Star competition and traveling across the U.S. on his Kraft-sponsored Country Nation tour, P ...

  24. Country's Chaotic Summer: Investigating the Death, Rape and Arrests

    August 08, 2014 1:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 A death, an alleged rape and arrests mar a season in which acts like Luke Bryan and Keith Urban are drawing massive crowds. What will Nashville do? After a string of ugly, alcohol-fueled mishaps at major concerts, country music seems to be stumbling ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 'Rising Star': What to Expect During the Duels

    July 12, 2014 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 After downloading the app, repeatedly checking in and casting real-time votes, America raised the Wall for 20 singers on “Rising Star.” 'Rising Star': The Billboard Cover Shoot Next up on the ABC singing show? The "duels," but do ...

  27. Blake Shelton Scores Record-Tying Fifth Country Airplay No. 1 From 'Story'

    June 30, 2014 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 'My Eyes' marks the fifth leader from 'Based On a True Story …,' matching the No. 1 output of Brad Paisley's '5th Gear' in 2007-08 Blake Shelton ties a vaunted Country Airplay chart record, and extends another that ...

  28. 'Rising Star': Kesha on Not Swearing on Live TV or 'Shitting on People's Dreams'

    June 30, 2014 6:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ludacris reveals why rappers have less of a chance of success on the ABC show, and Brad Paisley advises upcoming hopefuls to go with a hot Disney track. Of the three "Rising Star" experts, Kesha seems much more constrained in her commentar ...

  29. 'Rising Star': Brad Paisley on the First Episode, 'It's a Blast, Isn't It?'

    June 23, 2014 6:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Six out of ten acts successfully raised the Wall on the first episode of "Rising Star," but the performer with the brightest smile after the ABC show's premiere was none other than the friendly expert, Brad Paisley. ‘Rising Star’ Reca ...

  30. 'Rising Star': Brad Paisley and Kesha on Their 'Terrifying' New Job (Video)

    June 17, 2014 5:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley and Kesha are heading into the June 22 launch of ABC's "Rising Star" with no idea of what to expect. They have not seen or heard the contestants, their first run-though will be a day before broadcast and they're not ...

  31. CMA Music Festival Covers the Gamut of Country Artists

    June 10, 2014 11:02 AM EDT It’s two events in one. The Country Music Association’s annual CMA Music Festival brought an estimated 80,000 people to downtown Nashville for four consecutive days, June 5-8, as fans from around the nation and more than 20 foreign countries chose ...

  32. Brad Paisley Mocks Westboro Baptist Church With Selfie (Video)

    June 03, 2014 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley has won some cool points back since "Accidental Racist." The  "Rising Star" judge  got word that the infamous Westboro Baptist Church would be picketing his Kansas City concert last Sunday, so Paisley decided to have ...

  33. America's Music: How Country Popped Its Way Into the Mainstream

    June 02, 2014 4:42 PM EDT As country music fans from around the world descend upon Nashville for the 2014 CMA Music Festival, the genre seems to be in a pretty good spot right now. The nightly concerts at LP Field have long been sold out, and the artists and songs coming f ...

  34. America's Music: How Country Popped Its Way Into the Mainstream

    June 02, 2014 4:00 PM EDT 5 4 0 As country music fans from around the world descend upon Nashville for the 2014 CMA Music Festival, the genre seems to be in a pretty good spot right now. The nightly concerts at LP Field have long been sold out, and the artists and songs coming fro ...

  35. Brad Paisley Traveling with President Obama to Visit U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

    May 25, 2014 12:44 PM EDT President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war. Brad Paisley's New Album Has a Name: 'Moonshine ...

  36. 'Rising Star' Will Be Cutthroat, Says Kesha, Ludacris, Paisley & Groban (Video)

    May 20, 2014 5:06 PM EDT The stars of ABC's "Rising Star" were on hand to discuss the upcoming TV sing-off on the red carpet of the Billboard Music Awards. Billboard caught up with the unlikely, genre-hopping cast comprised of Brad Paisley, Josh Groban, Ke ...

  37. Kesha, Ludacris, Brad Paisley & Josh Groban backstage at the Billboard Music Awards 2014

    Kesha, Ludacris, Brad Paisley & Josh Groban backstage at the Billboard Music Awards 2014

    May 19, 2014 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kesha, Ludacris, Brad Paisley, and Josh Groban backstage at the Billboard Music Awards 2014 Las Vegas , Josh Groban , mgm grand , Billboard Music Awards , interview , 2014 , Ludacris , BBMAs , Brad Paisley , Kesha Videos Brad Paisley Josh Groban Lud ...

  38. ABC's 'Rising Star' to Include Kesha, Ludacris, Josh Groban and Brad Paisley

    May 16, 2014 12:55 PM EDT "Rising Star" is finally starting to take shape. ABC has tapped Kesha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley to serve on the judges panel of its summer singing competition. Josh Groban will host. Though none of the musical four have been involved wi ...

  39. Sony Music Responds to Brad Paisley's $10 Million Royalties Suit

    May 15, 2014 3:17 PM EDT Sony Music has responded in kind to new filings from Brad Paisley's long-running royalty lawsuit against the label. The company filed a brief in opposition to Paisley's recent motion to allow additions to his complaint against the compan ...

  40. Brad Paisley's Not Afraid to Get Cheesy with Sponsor of Tour Behind His New Record

    May 14, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Brad Paisley still doesn’t have a name for his tour, which starts Friday (May 16) in Camden, N.J. “You should see our trucks -- it’s 10 white semis,” Paisley said from his suite at the Trump International Hotel, which overlooks New York’s Central ...

  41. Brad Paisley's New Album Has a Name: 'Moonshine In the Trunk' (Exclusive)

    May 14, 2014 5:44 PM EDT Still smarting from the controversy around last year's "Accidental Racist," the country star talks about shaking up his sound on album number ten (due Aug. 26). "The rulebook's gone, or was there ever one?" Brad Paisl ...

  42. Brad Paisley's Royalty Suit Against Sony May Transition Into a Digital Battle

    May 05, 2014 3:05 PM EDT Sony Music's royalty and accounting departments are under fire again, this time with country superstar Brad Paisley. Brad Paisley is claiming the company misreported or improperly withheld $10 million from him. But with a new lawyer on the ca ...

  43. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Tennis Court' Nets Adult Pop Songs Debut

    April 28, 2014 5:15 PM EDT The teen singer/songwriter debuts the third single from her debut album, 'Pure Heroine.' Plus, new No. 1s for Mariah Carey and Hillsong UNITED, and Chrissie Hynde previews her solo debut Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select g ...

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