1. Live Nation Country to Launch Faster Horses Country Fest in Michigan

    February 11, 2013 2:08 PM EST This field will be full of country music fans in July. Live Nation Country President Brian O'Connell took this photo with his iPhone from what will be the stage area for the Faster Horses Festival in Michigan Live Nation Country president B ...

  2. Morning Fix: AEG's UK Ticketing Service; US Copyright Alert System; Adele's Baby

    October 22, 2012 7:31 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters COPYRIGHT ALERT SYSTEM COMING WITHIN WEEKS: American Internet users can expect to see notifications from their Internet service providers in the coming weeks if they are kn ...

  3. Rascal Flatts Celebrate 7 Million Concert Tickets Sold

    October 21, 2012 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though the success story of Rascal Flatts goes far beyond sheer numbers, those statistics can be pretty staggering. The superstar trio brought their "Changed" Tour to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Friday night, and in a pre-show cerem ...

  4. Jason Alden is the Leader of the New School

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Jason Aldean's trademark blend of Country basics and rock attitude has put him at the front of a new country scene and moved him to multiplatinum stadium status. hatever its original purpose, the out-building at Jason Aldean's sprawling ...

  5. Win Watershed Music Festival Tickets

    July 24, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Watershed Music Festival is shaping up to be one of summer's biggest parties, with a lineup that is one of the strongest of any of the country music festivals around. Taking place August 3-5 at the iconic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. ...

  6. Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results Big-event tours and superstars are supposed to sell tickets, so the best indicator for the success of the touring industry is when the list of top tours also includes a health ...

  7. Backbeat: Scott Borchetta, Shooter Jennings, John Hogan, More at Billboard Country Summit

    June 08, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson signs autographs for fans during the Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Country Music Summit for 2012 ended with a cocktail party and performances by some of Nashville's upcoming stars, Maggie Rose, Andy Gibson, Kate Ar ...

  8. Country's Good Vibrations at the Billboard Country Summit

    June 07, 2012 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 At the third annual Billboard Country Summit, held June 4-5 in Nashville, there was a marked departure from the grousing that has dominated music business gatherings of all stripes for the past decade. Positive energy bounced off the brick walls of th ...

  9. Nashville Knowledge: Billboard Country Music Summit To Examine Genre's Wild Success

    May 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Willie Nelson will do a live Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: David McClister) Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophi ...

  10. Nashville Knowledge

    May 23, 2012 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophisticated, ever-evolving and remarkably successful, the country music business will be explored from every ...

  11. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert to Kick Off New Watershed Festival This August

    April 27, 2012 10:52 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment and promoter Brian O'Connell are leading the charge for a new country festival where the music and atmosphere will rival the serene, natural beauty of the landscape. Watershed Music Festival will take place August 3, ...

  12. Watershed Festival: Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert to Kick Off New Event

    April 27, 2012 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation Entertainment and promoter Brian O'Connell are leading the charge for a new country festival where the music and atmosphere will rival the serene, natural beauty of the landscape. Watershed Music Festival will take place August 3, 4 ...

  13. Exclusive: Brock Jones To Comcast-Spectacor

    January 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST In a move with national touring industry implications, Brock Jones, formerly VP of Bookings at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, has joined Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor in the newly-created role of VP of Boo ...

  14. Charlie Daniels, Live Nation, AEG Live Reps Discuss Touring Saturation at Country Music Summit Panel

    June 06, 2011 4:13 PM EDT Touring Bureau: Gil Cunningham, President Neste Event Mktg.; Darin Lashinsky, CEO, NS2; Country Music legend Charlie Daniels; Billboard's Ray Waddell; Ali Harnell, Senior Vice President, Clear Channel Entertainment; Brian O'Connell, Pres ...

  15. Kenny Chesney to Sit for Q&A at Billboard Country Summit

    April 19, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country superstar Kenny Chesney will sit down for a candid Superstar Q&A at the second annual Billboard Country Music Summit in association with the Country Music Association (CMA). The event, set to take place in Nashville on June 6-7 at the Re ...

  16. Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry To Headline Country Throwdown Tour

    November 02, 2009 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 The debut run of the Country Throwdown tour, the country music venture from Warped Tour producers 4fini Production, will feature Montgomery Gentry , Jamey Johnson , Little Big Town and Jack Ingram . The tour of amphitheaters, which was first tipped ...

  17. Live Nation To Announce Summer Tours

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is expected to announce the bulk of its North American summer tours on Monday, a list that includes proven box office performers and artists who rare Live Nation, the world's largest conce ...

  18. Paisley Aiming For Next Level With 2007 Tour

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Brad Paisley has signed up Jack Ingram, "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler and young country star Taylor Swift as support acts for his Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour. Brad Paisley has signed up Jack Ingram, "American Idol" f ...

  19. Rascal Flatts Rolls With New Album, Tour

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country trio Rascal Flatts will release its fourth album, "Me and My Gang," April 4 via Lyric Street. First single "What Hurts the Most" is already No. 5 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in just Country trio Rascal Fla ...

  20. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MAL ...

  21. Jackson, Brooks & Dunn Triple Up At ACMs

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Contemporary country mainstays Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson each walked away from the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night (May 22) with three statuettes. "Where Were You Contemporary country mainstays Brooks & ...

  22. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and ...