1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Tim McGraw: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 11, 2013 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 New year, new label, new album -- McGraw charges back with "Two Lanes of Freedom." Seated inconspicuously in a corner booth at Nashville's Sportsman's Grill less than a week before Christmas, Tim McGraw seems to have found a litt ...

  4. Faith Hill Returns with 'American Heart' Video: Watch

    November 08, 2012 9:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Free desktop streaming application by Ustream The return of Faith Hill is now official as the five-time Grammy Award winner premiered her first official music video in nearly five years on Thursday night. She debuted "American Heart" in a ...

  5. Tim McGraw Returns with 'Two Lanes of Freedom' Album

    October 30, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tim McGraw will return with a new album a little over a year after the January release of "Emotional Traffic." "Two Lanes of Freedom" is slated for release on Feb. 5, 2013, and marks the country superstar's debut on Big Mach ...

  6. 615 Spotlight: Jaida Dreyer's 'Confessions'

    October 10, 2012 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ontario native Jaida Dreyer knows how fortunate she is. The artist, currently promoting her single, "Confessions," was handpicked by highly esteemed producer Byron Gallimore to be the flagship artist for his new Streamsound label. "I& ...

  7. Tim McGraw's 'Emotional Traffic,' His Final LP of New Material for Curb, Arrives Jan. 24

    January 03, 2012 1:05 PM EST Though it had a volatile end a few weeks ago, the partnership between Tim McGraw and Curb Records definitely qualified as one of Nashville's most successful. On January 24, the label will release "Emotional Traffic," the final McGra ...

  8. Tim McGraw's 'Emotional Traffic' Arrives Jan. 24

    January 03, 2012 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Though it had a volatile end a few weeks ago, the partnership between Tim McGraw and Curb Records definitely qualified as one of Nashville's most successful. On January 24, the label will release "Emotional Traffic," the final McGraw ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Lauren Alaina Jumps From 'Idol' to 'Wildflower' on Debut Album

    October 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 ''Before I was on 'American Idol,' I thought it would be so easy," says Lauren Alaina , the "American Idol" season 10 runner-up. "It was so shocking to me how much hard work I had to put into it. I'm so g ...

  11. Martina McBride Goes for 'Organic and Rootsy' on 11th Album

    October 06, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Martina McBride releases her eleventh studio album (appropriately titled "Eleven") on Oct. 11, it will mark her very first project for Republic Nashville -- after a very successful run with RCA. Releasing her first album, "The Ti ...

  12. Tim McGraw on Label Dispute: 'I've Always Been a Good, Honest Guy'

    June 28, 2011 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tim McGraw is enjoying the opportunity to give his fans a taste of his embattled new album, "Emotional Traffic" -- live at concerts and via 13 shows that are being broadcast live during the summer on XM Sirius satellite radio. "Any ar ...

  13. In 'Country Strong' Movie, Gwyneth Paltrow Channels Her Inner Singer

    January 07, 2011 4:22 PM EST 0 0 0 "Country Strong," out in theaters today (Jan. 7), represents an odd amalgamation of entertainment genres. Pop stars Britney Spears and Michael Jackson inspired the film's heartbreaking theme, fleshed out by Gwyneth Paltrow, who is cas ...

  14. Tim McGraw Song Debut And Q&A

    September 11, 2009 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 T im McGraw has a new album, "Southern Voice," dropping Oct. 20, and he debuted the title track and second single on Thursday night (Sept. 10) with a live performance at the NFL Opening Kickoff. Now, Billboard.com has another exclusive pre ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Sugarland: Triple Threat

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if "Beyoncé to Bill Anderson" is a fair assessment of the duo's music. "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if ...

  17. Faith Hill Performs 'Football' Theme

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Faith Hill will once again perform the opening theme for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this season. Faith Hill will once again perform the opening theme for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this season. The song, "Wai ...

  18. Sugarland, "Love on the Inside"

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sugarland's third album, finely crafted with producer Byron Gallimore, is proof positive that singer/songwriters Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are on the cusp of superstardom. Sugarland's third album, finely crafted with producer Byro ...

  19. Lips Like Sugar

    July 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if "Beyoncé to Bill Anderson" is a fair assessment of the duo's music. Not only has it performed the former's "Irreplaceable" in "Exac ...

  20. Chesney Wins Again, Lambert Surprises At ACM Awards

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is still the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year. He won for the fourth straight year last night (May 18), tying Garth Brooks for the record. Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is ...

  21. McGraw, Gallimore, Mercury Nashville Team On Halfway To Hazard

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mercury Records Nashville and StyleSonic Records, which was formed last year by Tim McGraw and his longtime producer Byron Gallimore, have teamed up on a joint venture for new band Halfway to Hazard. The band will be a Mercury/StyleSonic act with ...

  22. 'Dollar' Menu

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tim McGraw returns this week with "Let It Go," his first studio album in three years via Curb. The set, the follow-up to 2004's "Live Like You Were Dying," features a pair of duets with wife Faith Hil Tim McGraw returns this ...

  23. McGraw Teams With Hill Again On New Album

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tim McGraw will release "Let It Go," his first studio album in three years, on March 27 via Curb. The set, the follow-up to 2004's "Live Like You Were Dying," will feature a pair of duets with wife Fa Tim McGraw will release ...

  24. McGraw, Gallimore Launch StyleSonic

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT First release will be in stores Oct. 17. Superstar Tim McGraw’s long-rumored imprint is finally coming to market. McGraw and mega-producer Byron Gallimore have formed StyleSonic Records. StyleSonic's first release will be the soundtrack to th ...

  25. Sugarland Slims Down For New 'Ride'

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breakthrough country act Sugarland has set a Nov. 7 release date for its sophomore Mercury album, "Enjoy the Ride." The group, which has slimmed down from a trio to a duo since the release of its smas Breakthrough country act Sugarland has ...

  26. 41st Academy of Country Music Awards - Final Nominees

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 in Las Vegas. Below are the final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in a ce ...

  27. Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast li ...

  28. It's All About Faith

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A excerpt of the Faith Hill cover story that appears in the July 23, 2005, issue of Billboard magazine that has been expanded for Billboard.com with artist quotes exclusive to this version. With the leadoff track from her upcoming album, "Firef ...

  29. New Faith Hill Album Set For August

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Faith Hill's "Fireflies," her first studio album since 2002's "Cry," will arrive Aug. 2 via Warner Bros. First single "Mississippi Girl," which was co-written by Big & Rich's John Rich, is No. 8 t Fai ...

  30. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jo Dee Messina 'Surprise' Sounds Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina this week will release her first album of new material in five years. The 13-track Curb set "Delicious Surprise" is already off to a good start thanks to the single ...

  31. Jo Dee Messina Back With 'Surprise'

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina has set an April 26 release for her first album of new material in five years. Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina has set an April 26 release for her first album of new material in five years. The 13-track Curb set " ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Womack's Back, And Back To Her Roots

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a three-year break between albums, Lee Ann Womack is back with a new set that has Music Row buzzing. Returning full circle to her country roots, "There's More Where That Came From" ...

  34. Hot Product

    February 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lee Ann Womack 'From' Me To You After a three-year break between albums, Lee Ann Womack is back with a new set that has Music Row buzzing. Returning full circle to her country roots, "There's More Where That Came From" (due ...

  35. There's More Where That Came From

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hallelujah. One of country music's great singers is singing country again—bona fide lovin', cryin' and cheatin' songs. From the "classic" MCA label logo to Byron Gallimore's production to the C Hallelujah. One of c ...

  36. McGraw Tugs Heartstrings

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's bright ...

  37. Cal IV, Gallimore Ink Publishing Pact

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cal Turner and Daniel Hill of Cal IV Entertainment and producer Byron Gallimore today (Aug. 9) unveiled a new co-publishing venture between Cal IV and Gallimore's Song Garden Music. Initial signings Cal Turner and Daniel Hill of Cal IV Entert ...

  38. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Associa ...

  39. Now

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Five years into a recording career though only 19, Jessica Andrews is confident on Now, which showcases a more mature artist—one who remains a powerhouse vocalist. Five years into a recording career though only 19, Jessica Andrews is confident on No ...

  40. Pain to Kill

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Canadian songstress Terri Clark has successfully made the transition from country girrrl hitmaker to serious singer/songwriter without losing her considerable attitude or, for that matter, her commerc Canadian songstress Terri Clark has successfully ...

  41. Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Recording with a road band wouldn't raise an eyebrow in most circles, but for Nashville the move is unusual, if not unprecedented. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Recording with a road band wouldn't raise an eyebrow in most circles, but for Nashvill ...

  42. Going Against The Grain, McGraw Fulfills His Vision

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's a testament to his stature as an artist that Tim McGraw was able to buck country- music protocol and use his own band to record the new album "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," ...

  43. Cry

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 From the opening power chords of the funky "Free," Faith Hill is making a soulful pop-country statement, with the emphasis overwhelmingly on the pop side of the equation. From the opening power chords of the funky "Free," Faith H ...

  44. Clark Family Experience Files For Bankruptcy

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country act the Clark Family Experience has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy after finding itself at least $800,000 in debt, the group's lawyer said. The group, composed of six brothers ages 18-27, file Country act the Clark Family Experience has ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist ...

  47. 3 of Hearts

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This fresh-faced trio may hail from Fort Worth, but 3 of Hearts are most certainly not part of any edgy Texas music scene. This fresh-faced trio may hail from Fort Worth, but 3 of Hearts are most certainly not part of any edgy Texas music scene. Pic ...

  48. Tim McGraw Joins The 'Circus'

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For an artist who laughingly confesses that his first album didn't even go "wood," never mind gold or platinum, Tim McGraw rebounded with a vengeance.<br CLEAR="NONE"/> For an artist who laughingly confesses that his f ...

  49. Tim McGraw Joins The 'Circus'

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For an artist who laughingly confesses that his first album didn't even go "wood," never mind gold or platinum, Tim McGraw rebounded with a vengeance. For an artist who laughingly confesses that his first album didn't even go &qu ...