1. Still the 'Road Less Traveled,' But Women Are Rising on the Country Charts

    July 28, 2017 12:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Kelsea Ballerini 's debut single, "Love Me Like You Mean It," topped Billboard' s Country Airplay chart on July 4, 2015, it ended quite a dry spell for solo females at No. 1. For two years and two months prior to Ballerini&# ...

  2. Who Should Join Katy Perry as 'American Idol' Judges? Vote!

    July 20, 2017 1:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ryan Seacrest announced Thursday (July 20) that he's officially returning to his  American Idol host gig  when the beloved singing competition returns via ABC next year. And with Katy Perry locked in as a  judge for the reboot , things are slow ...

  3. Which Male/Female Country Duet is the Best? Vote!

    July 19, 2017 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Duets are popular with artists no matter the genre, but country stars seem to really turn those collaborations into hits. From the days of Johnny and  June Carter Cash to more recent team-ups like  Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris ' "Craving ...

  4. Carrie Underwood & Husband Mike Fisher Celebrated Their Anniversary in the Sweetest Way

    July 11, 2017 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher started off their week with a very special occasion. The happy couple celebrated their seven-year wedding anniversary in the most #RelationshipGoals way ever. The singer and her pro hockey player husband snapped pict ...

  5. Carrie Underwood's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

    June 25, 2017 2:52 PM EDT 0 0 1 It’s hard to fathom, but it’s been a dozen years since  Carrie Underwood  won  American Idol,  and the hearts of America in the process. Since that night in May 2005, she has had an unparalleled streak of successes, as all of her singles have peaked ...

  6. CMA Fest Artist of the Day: Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood

    CMA Fest Artist of the Day: Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood

    June 11, 2017 2:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley live at CMA Country Music Association's Close Up Stage Artist of the Day! music , Carrie Underwood , country music festival , nashville , country music , cma fest , Billboard , Brad Paisley , Country Music As ...

  7. Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley to Host CMA Awards for 10th Straight Year

    June 10, 2017 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Just the fact that the CMA asked us again, I am very flattered and honored," Brad Paisley tells Billboard. The 51st annual Country Music Association Awards will take place from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and broadcast on ABC on Nov. 8, ...

  8. Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood Take the Stage at CMA Music Festival: Watch

    June 09, 2017 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley  took the stage at the CMA Music Festival in Tennessee on Saturday (June 10), and you can live stream the duo's chat here. The country music fest hit Nashville's Nissan Stadium on Thursday, and will contin ...

  9. Country Music Is All-In as Nashville Predators Aim for Stanley Cup Championship

    June 08, 2017 3:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Everyone loves a winner. And with the Nashville Predators taking the last two games against the defending champs the Pittsburgh Penguins to put the series at 2-2 going into Thursday night's (June 8) pivotal Stanley Cup game 5, the city's m ...

  10. Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Steal the Show Performing 'The Fighter' at CMT Music Awards 2017 | Billboard News

    Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Steal the Show Performing 'The Fighter' at CMT Music Awards 2017 | Billboard News

    June 07, 2017 11:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood joined forces for one of the biggest performances of the night, performing "The Fighter" at the CMT Music Awards 2017. music , 2017 , Carrie Underwood , cma festival , The Fighter , cma fest , 2017 CMT Awar ...

  11. Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Perform 'The Fighter' at 2017 CMT Music Awards

    Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Perform 'The Fighter' at 2017 CMT Music Awards

    June 07, 2017 9:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 The duo gave their hit song a makeover by starting the dance track out as a ballad. Videos Keith Urban Carrie Underwood Brightcove ...

  12. Carrie Underwood Puts Off Birthday Present For NHL Star Husband Mike Fisher

    June 05, 2017 10:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mike Fisher's birthday present will have to wait. Country music superstar Carrie Underwood said she didn't get Fisher - her husband and the Nashville Predators' captain - anything for his 37th birthday on Monday. She's hoping Fis ...

  13. Carrie Underwood's Activewear Line Proves She's Just 'A Normal Person With a Really Cool Job'

    May 31, 2017 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-winning country singer Carrie Underwood took time away from her busy Nashville life last week to promote the newest collection of her  Calia by Carrie Underwood activewear, athleisure and swimwear line in Malibu. The 34-year-old clothing desi ...

  14. Florida Georgia Line & The Chainsmokers, More Collabs Announced for 2017 CMT Music Awards Performances

    May 24, 2017 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, and Lady Antebellum and Earth, Wind & Fire will team up too. Florida Georgia Line and The Chainsmokers , Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood , and Lady Antebellum and Earth, Wind & Fire will all be performing a ...

  15. Sara Evans Launches Born to Fly Records: No More 'Following the Rules of Anyone Else'

    April 25, 2017 8:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 The country star's new label will be distributed by Sony RED, with a new single and album coming soon. Sara Evans  is the latest country artist to establish her own record label, with the first album due this summer, Billboard has exclusively l ...

  16. Carrie Underwood Surprised Her Husband's NHL Team with an Unannounced National Anthem: Watch

    April 18, 2017 7:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood paid a surprise visit to her husband's NHL playoff game on Monday night (Apr. 17) to sing the National Anthem before the Nashville Predators' first-round Stanley Cup game against the Chicago Blackhawks. "Please rise a ...

  17. 'Rabid' Fans Of Carrie Underwood, Other Country Stars Keep Radio On Tight Leash

    April 05, 2017 11:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 After news broke in March of Carrie Underwood ’s move from longtime label home Arista Nashville to Capitol, her passionate fan base took to social media to renew their frequent — and, most industry insiders would say, completely unfounded — complain ...

  18. 2017 ACM Awards: The Best Moments of the Night | Billboard News

    2017 ACM Awards: The Best Moments of the Night | Billboard News

    April 03, 2017 3:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Sunday night, the ACMs brought out all the country icons we love from Dierks Bentley to Carrie Underwood. Here are all the best moments you can't miss. music , 2017 , Billboard , Maren Morris , Music News , academy of country music awards , ...

  19. Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Perform "The Fighter" at 2017 ACM Awards

    Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Perform "The Fighter" at 2017 ACM Awards

    April 02, 2017 9:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Perform "The Fighter" at 2017 ACM Awards Las Vegas , Carrie Underwood , The Fighter , ACM Awards , 2017 ACM Awards , keith urban , performance , Country , Keith Urban , Carrie Underwood Videos Keith Urban ...

  20. Keith Urban Duets With Carrie Underwood & Sings 'Blue Ain't Your Color' at the 2017 ACM Awards

    April 02, 2017 9:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban definitely earned his entertainer of the year nomination at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards.  After helping to kick off the show with a performance of "Wasted Time" during a No. 1s medley, Urban sang two more of his hi ...

  21. Carrie Underwood Signs Global Deal With UMG's Capitol Nashville

    March 28, 2017 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The country superstar has left Sony's Arista Nashville after five studio albums. After a 12-year partnership with Sony Music's Arista Nashville imprint, Carrie Underwood has signed a new worldwide record deal with Universal Music Group. An ...

  22. Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban & More to Perform at 2017 ACM Awards

    March 22, 2017 5:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The next round of performers for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards does not disappoint. Sam Hunt , Lauren Daigle ,  Rascal Flatts , Reba McEntire , Thomas Rhett , Chris Stapleton , Cole Swindell , Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are ...

  23. How Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood's 'Fighter' Came Together: Inspired By His Wife, Partly Written in an Uber, Recorded All Over

    March 22, 2017 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicole Kidman plu Charlie Puth’s duet with Meghan Trainor play big roles in their pop-heavy country hit. It's hooky, effervescent, distinct and uplifting. And it pairs two superstars at their commercial peaks. Keith Urban ’s duet with Carrie Un ...

  24. New GM Sally Williams Considers The Grand Ole Opry's Synergistic Future

    March 16, 2017 2:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Opry's realignment creates a mini-circuit around a landmark country radio show. When bluegrass act Dailey & Vincent was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry on Dec. 30 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Opry vice president/GM Pete Fisher ov ...

  25. Carrie Underwood's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    March 10, 2017 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Since winning "American Idol" in 2005, Underwood has consistently scaled the Hot 100, while earning 14 Hot Country Songs No. 1s. In honor of country superstar Carrie Underwood celebrating her 34th birthday Friday (March 10), Billboard take ...

  26. Leading Ladies: A Look at Women's No. 1 Success in the Hot 100's History

    March 08, 2017 2:25 PM EST 0 0 3 Women have greatly increased their share of Hot 100 No. 1s since the chart's launch, from roughly one-fifth of all leaders in the '60s to nearly half today. Since Connie Francis first broke the No. 1 gender barrier in 1960 with "Every ...

  27. Watch Carrie Underwood Duet With Son Isaiah on 'Jesus Loves Me'

    February 23, 2017 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood showed off her son’s singing skills in an Instagram video Wednesday, a few days before his second birthday. The video shows the duo singing “Jesus Loves Me” while Isaiah sits in his car seat and attempts to echo his mom during their ...

  28. Grammy Awards Drive More Than 200 Percent Sales Gain for Adele, Beyonce & More

    February 13, 2017 10:59 PM EST 0 0 6 The 2017 Grammy Awards generated instant sales gains for the songs performed on CBS’ Feb. 12 broadcast, according to Nielsen Music. The tunes performed on the show scored a 207 percent gain in download sales in the United States on the day of the sh ...

  29. Watch Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Debut 'The Fighter' Video

    February 12, 2017 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Just in time for their performance on Sunday night's (Feb. 12) Grammy Awards, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood are offering a 24-hour "first look" of the video for their duet "The Fighter." The video opens with a shot of Urb ...

  30. Maren Morris Talks Kelsea Ballerini, Sturgill Simpson and 'Kicking in the Door' of Genre Rigidity

    February 09, 2017 2:16 PM EST 0 0 0 The title to Maren Morris ’ album Hero carries a bit of irony. It’s drawn from the chorus of “I Wish I Was,” a song about a real-life breakup in which she had to play the bad guy: “I’m not the hero in the story.” But little more than a year since Co ...

  31. Top 10 Super Bowl National Anthem Performances

    February 03, 2017 10:05 PM EST 9.587 k 0 71 America's best take on the nation's most iconic song at its premier sporting event. Since the Super Bowl stands at the pinnacle of American sports, it's no surprise that the nation’s most-high profile competition also boasts an ...

  32. Blackmail, Risk & Untested Waters: Inside the Coming Out of Country Radio's Blair Garner, Cody Alan

    January 25, 2017 1:57 PM EST 0 0 0 National jocks break new ground in a historically conservative format. In 1994, a year after Premiere Networks launched the overnight radio show After MidNite , host Blair Garner faced a crisis behind the scenes. A disgruntled former employee blackm ...

  33. Country Newbies: RaeLynn, Brett Young and 6 More Artists to Watch in 2017

    January 19, 2017 1:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Debut albums are on the way from a handful of new(ish) country acts. Hundreds, if not thousands, of hopeful country artists show up in Nashville every year, seeking that elusive opportunity to slip their names onto the tongues of an increasing fan b ...

  34. It's a Social Media World, Music Journalists and Publicists Just Live In It

    January 18, 2017 2:17 PM EST 0 0 2 President-elect  Donald Trump  is already shaking things up in Washington, D.C., by eschewing more traditional forms of communicating his message, preferring instead to speak directly through Twitter to his 19 million-plus followers. As a result, th ...

  35. Grammy Awards 2017: John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban to Perform

    January 18, 2017 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Soul great John Legend , metal legends Metallica and country stars Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will perform at next month’s 59th annual Grammy Awards.  The first batch of Grammy performers are regulars on stage and at the podium of the music in ...

  36. Sam Hunt, FGL Loom Large in Country Music's Embrace of Streaming in 2016

    January 13, 2017 11:14 AM EST 0 0 0 Country album sales continued their annual downward trajectory, though Chris Stapleton's "Traveller" became the first country set in three years to sell 1 million. When executives look back on shifts in country music in future years, ...

  37. Carrie Underwood's Storyteller Tour Has Played to More than 800,000 People (So Far)

    November 23, 2016 5:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood heads up the most recent tally of Hot Tours (see list below) with $4.8 million in sales from her Storyteller trek, now in its homestretch with just a handful of performances remaining. Included in this recap are concerts dated Nov. ...

  38. Carrie Underwood Notches 25th Consecutive Country Top 10

    November 22, 2016 3:24 PM EST 0 0 0 The superstar has yet to miss the top 10 on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts with any of her singles released to the format. Carrie Underwood notches her 25th top 10 on both Billboard 's Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay cha ...

  39. Rihanna, Bieber & More Nominated for Artist of the Year at AMAs | Billboard News

    Rihanna, Bieber & More Nominated for Artist of the Year at AMAs | Billboard News

    November 15, 2016 1:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna and Justin Bieber will battle it out against Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande and more for artist of the year at the American Music Awards. Carrie Underwood , music , selena gomez , award show , artist of the year , 2016 , Bi ...

  40. Everything We Know About 'The Hamilton Mixtape'

    November 03, 2016 1:10 PM EDT 8 0 0 Back in May 2009, a year after his first hit show In the Heights won the Tony for Best Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda was invited to perform at the White House Evening of Poetry . Lin got on-stage and started a rap from a project he was working on call ...

  41. Here Are All the 2016 CMA Awards Performances Ranked Worst to Best

    November 03, 2016 12:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2016 CMA Awards -- the 50th edition of the awards show -- drew the best of the best: every living entertainer of the year winner was present, alongside all today’s hottest up-and-coming artists. The awards themselves were special, but, particula ...

  42. CMAs 2016: Carrie Underwood Performs 'I Will Always Love You'

    CMAs 2016: Carrie Underwood Performs 'I Will Always Love You'

    November 02, 2016 11:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood performs "I Will Always Love You" in honor of Dolly Parton receiving the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 CMAs. music , I will always love you , Carrie Underwood , dolly parton , Billboard , country mus ...

  43. CMAs 2016: Carrie Underwood Performs 'Dirty Laundry'

    CMAs 2016: Carrie Underwood Performs 'Dirty Laundry'

    November 02, 2016 9:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood performs her song "Dirty Laundry" at the 2016 CMAs. music , Carrie Underwood , Dirty Laundry , Billboard , country music awards , Country , Carrie Underwood Videos Carrie Underwood Brightcove ...

  44. CMAs 2016: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Sing About the Election

    CMAs 2016: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Sing About the Election

    November 02, 2016 8:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley sing 'The Election Is Taking Forever and Ever' at the 2016 CMAs. music , Carrie Underwood , election , Billboard , Brad Paisley , country music awards , Country , Brad Paisley , Carrie Underwood Videos Bra ...

  45. CMAs 2016: Reba McEntire Performs in Star-Studded Opening Number

    CMAs 2016: Reba McEntire Performs in Star-Studded Opening Number

    November 02, 2016 8:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reba McEntire joins Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Randy Travis and more to perform the opening number at the 2016 CMAs. music , Carrie Underwood , Randy Travis , reba mcentire , Billboard , Brad Paisley , country music awards , Country , Brad Pais ...

  46. Which CMA Awards 2016 Performance Are You Most Excited For? Vote!

    November 02, 2016 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 The CMA Awards' golden anniversary on Wednesday night (Nov. 2) just got a little shinier with the addition of Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé , to the already-impressive list of performers. [readmore:7564577] With stars like Carrie Underwood , Elle ...

  47. The CMA Awards' Golden Anniversary: 50 Years, 50 Highlights

    November 01, 2016 2:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 George Strait, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift and even a former president are part of the trophy's history. From Jack Greene ’s triple play in the first year to Chris Stapleton ’s career-making appearance at the 49th installment, the C ...

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