1. CMT Awards 2015 Performers: Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood & Florida Georgia Line on the Bill

    May 19, 2015 3:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan , Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line are among the first set of performers set to take the stage at the CMT Awards on June 10, CMT announced Tuesday (May 19). Jason Aldean , Keith Urban , Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum will also ...

  2. Carrie Underwood Performs Passionate 'Little Toy Guns' in Live Video Session: Watch

    May 14, 2015 8:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood has a few things to keep her smiling these days. As her new song "Little Toy Guns" is climbing the charts, she leads this year's CMT Music Awards nominees and is surely still celebrating the birth of her baby boy Isai ...

  3. Bret Michaels Returns to His Country Roots with New Album 'True Grit': 'This Has Been My Life Story'

    May 03, 2015 11:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bret Michaels is a resourceful Renaissance man. From winning Celebrity Apprentice  to developing a top-selling line of products for PetSmart, the veteran rocker has continued to reinvent himself through talent, hard work and a maverick entrepreneuri ...

  4. ACM Awards Predictions: Who Will Win?

    April 17, 2015 5:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 There’s an old saying that everything is bigger in Texas. The world of country music will get a taste of that Lone Star hospitality as the 50 th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this coming Sunday from AT&T Stadium in Arlingto ...

  5. ACM Awards' 50th Anniversary Show 'Cost a Staggering Amount of Money,' Says CEO Bob Romeo

    April 14, 2015 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The ACM Awards’ 50th anniversary edition will be the first awards show broadcast from a football stadium. Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo details the differences going into this year’s edition, airing April 19 on CBS from Dallas’ AT&T Sta ...

  6. Sony Music Claims It Overpaid 'American Idol' Stars By $2 Million

    April 01, 2015 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday, Sony Music filed a breach-of-contract counterclaim against 19 Recordings, the  American Idol label controlled by Core Media Group which houses such stars as Kelly Clarkson , Carrie Underwood and Clay Aiken . In new court documents, Sony ...

  7. Live Review: Sundy Best Brings Their Multi-Textured Take on Country to NYC

    March 20, 2015 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Today's country ecosystem can seem to be dominated by two camps. In one, you've got the huge stars with inescapable -- and frequently indelible -- radio hits:  Kenny Chesney ,  Jason Aldean , or  Carrie Underwood . In the other, you'v ...

  8. Universal Music Settling Big Class Action Lawsuit Over Digital Royalties

    March 19, 2015 5:51 PM EDT A deal would mean that all the record majors have resolved claims of cheating artists by treating iTunes downloads as "sales" rather than "licenses." An important chapter in the legal history of the music business may be comi ...

  9. Luke Bryan Makes Chart History, Taylor Swift Sparks Kelsea Ballerini Debut

    March 19, 2015 12:05 PM EDT Bryan becomes the first artist to log simultaneous top five album debuts, while a Swift tweet helps spur a debut for rising star Ballerini. Luke Bryan becomes the first artist ever to log simultaneous top-five debuts on Billboard's Top Coun ...

  10. Happy 75th Birthday Chuck Norris: Here's the 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Theme Song in His Honor

    March 10, 2015 2:26 PM EDT 1.343 k 214 130 Did you know that Chuck Norris actually died 20 years ago? Death just hasn't mustered up the courage to tell him yet. We're kidding, of course! Today is Norris' 75th birthday and we hope his golden birthday is a very happy o ...

  11. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1988, Rick Astley Rolled to No. 1

    March 09, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-seven years ago, 'Never Gonna Give You Up' topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Janet Jackson, New Kids on the Block and Carrie Underwood. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven d ...

  12. The U.K. Is Poised for a Country Takeover -- But Will the Bands Come?

    March 06, 2015 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 On  its 2014 debut single, british country duo The Shires sing, "We can build our own Nashville underneath these gray skies." The lyric may prove prophetic as the United Kingdom develops its own vibrant country music scene. According to BP ...

  13. Carrie Underwood Donates Guitar to Help Save Canine Cop

    February 13, 2015 8:41 PM EST 0 0 0 A guitar donation from Carrie Underwood could help save an Oklahoma deputy's canine partner. The Muskogee Phoenix reports Underwood donated an autographed guitar to help pay the medical bills of a McIntosh County Sheriff's Department K-9 o ...

  14. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & More Score New No. 1s

    February 09, 2015 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Swift's 'Blank Space' crowns AC, while Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' tops Adult Pop Songs. Plus, new leaders for Lillywood & Robin Schulz, Nicki Minaj, Imagine Dragons and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek ...

  15. Listen to Carrie Underwood's Super Bowl Pump-Up Song 'Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight'

    January 30, 2015 7:18 PM EST With the Super Bowl just two days away, on Friday  Carrie Underwood and the NFL released the big game's theme song, "Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight." 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows The track is a reworking of NBC' ...

  16. Carrie Underwood Has Her Longest Reign at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Chart

    January 22, 2015 3:18 PM EST Plus: Kenny Chesney celebrates the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Country Airplay chart with a new leader. Carrie Underwood rewrites her longest chart-topping run on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Something in the Water ...

  17. Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean & Garth Brooks Scale Country Charts

    January 08, 2015 5:23 PM EST Underwood logs a fifth week at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, Aldean returns to the summit on Top Country Albums & Brooks debuts. Carrie Underwood matches her second-longest stay atop Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart with "Something ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Music in TV and Film, 2014: 'Frozen' Dominates, Singing Battles Go Lukewarm

    December 22, 2014 12:58 PM EST Throughout the week, Billboard will be publishing pieces from our staff writers, each an outstanding authority on their specific area of coverage. From Nashville to Miami, the industry at large, publishing and retail, and the year in touring, we&# ...

  20. Carrie Underwood on Working With Non-Country Artists

    Carrie Underwood on Working With Non-Country Artists

    December 19, 2014 1:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood on Working With Non-Country Artists Videos Carrie Underwood ...

  21. Taylor Swift No. 1 on Artist 100 Chart, J. Cole Debuts at No. 2

    December 18, 2014 2:32 PM EST Swift reigns for a ninth week, while Cole launches fueled by album sales. Taylor Swift remains atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart, logging a record-extending ninth week at No. 1, while J. Cole soars in at No. 2, powered by sales for his new album ...

  22. Carrie Underwood, 'Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debut on Country Charts

    December 18, 2014 12:25 PM EST Underwood scores her record-tying fifth consecutive No. 1 bow, of five career releases, on Top Country Albums. Carrie Underwood storms Billboard 's Top Country Albums chart with Greatest Hits: Decade #1 , which arrives at No. 1 with 94,000 so ...

  23. Firefly Producers Announce New Big Barrel Country Fest, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Loretta Lynn to Play

    December 18, 2014 7:55 AM EST Red Frog Events, the producers of the Firefly Festival, announce today the launch of the Big Barrel Country Music Festival on June 26-28, the weekend after Firefly, at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., site of Firefly ...

  24. J. Cole Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 17, 2014 4:34 PM EST 11.198 k 269 49 0 J. Cole 's third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive , easily debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking the rapper's third consecutive chart-topper. He previously led the list with his debut effort, 2011's Cole World: ...

  25. Carrie Underwood and K. Michelle Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 12, 2014 10:13 PM EST Country diva Carrie Underwood and R&B singer K. Michelle are both heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest Underwood's new best-of album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1 , may sell around 85, ...

  26. Carrie Underwood and K. Michelle Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 12, 2014 10:13 PM EST Country diva Carrie Underwood and R&B singer K. Michelle are both heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest Underwood's new best-of album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1 , may sell around 85 ...

  27. J. Cole Aiming for Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 10, 2014 9:07 PM EST Rapper J. Cole is heading for his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his new release 2014 Forest Hills Drive . Industry forecasters suggest the album -- which was released Dec. 9 through Roc Nation/Columbia Records -- could sell ...

  28. The Year on Twitter: Justin Bieber is Most Tweeted About Artist, Katy Perry is Most Followed User

    December 10, 2014 12:00 AM EST Music continues to be the most-discussed subject on Twitter in the U.S., according to data released by the social network. The most tweeted-about artist of the year is Justin Bieber , the most-tweeted about song of the year was "Happy" ...

  29. The Year in Christian Music: Carrie Underwood & Hillsong Triumph

    December 09, 2014 12:44 PM EST The multi-metric Hot Christian Songs survey only had two No. 1 songs all year, and they were different in almost every respect from one another -- except that they were both affirmations of the power of faith, prayer and human frailty, and they ...

  30. The Year in Country: Luke Bryan Leads Artist List, Brett Eldredge Rules Radio

    December 09, 2014 12:15 PM EST could easily be hailed as the year of Luke Bryan . Then again, Florida Georgia Line , Brett Eldredge and Miranda Lambert scored noteworthy genre success, as well. Seel All the Year End Charts Here! Georgia native Bryan finishes the year as t ...

  31. 'American Idol' Alums Kelly Clarkson, David Archuleta & Others Share the Christmas Spirit: Watch

    December 09, 2014 5:10 AM EST American Idol alums are helping usher in the holiday season with new songs, videos, updates of Christmas classics and mash-ups. Check out some of the merriment below: Kris Allen is releasing a new song, "Baby, It Ain't Christmas Without ...

  32. Carrie Underwood Continues Perfect Streak With 'Something in the Water'

    December 02, 2014 1:05 PM EST The song is the country superstar's 20th consecutive Country Airplay top 10, a region she's yet to miss. Carrie Underwood's "Something in the Water" makes an 11-9 splash to become her 20th top 10 on Billboard 's Count ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Carrie Underwood Pens Sentimental Essay for Veterans Day

    November 11, 2014 6:50 PM EST "The only stories I love more than the ones I get to write and sing about are the ones that I hear from those who listen my songs," writes Carrie Underwood in a Veterans Day essay for TIME , detailing an experience she said has changed ...

  36. Little Big Town Leaps Onto Top Country Albums

    October 30, 2014 6:02 PM EDT The harmony-focused foursome claims its fourth top 10, as 'Pain Killer' bows at No. 3; Plus, chart moves for Keith Urban, Billy Currington, RaeLynn & Carrie Underwood. Harmony-focused foursome Little Big Town claims its fourth top 10 ...

  37. Chart Highlights: Gwen Stefani Returns, Foo Fighters Fly to No. 1

    October 27, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Stefani scores her first solo airplay hit since 2007, while Foo Fighters crown Rock Airplay and Mainstream Rock Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gaine ...

  38. Jason Aldean Tops Country Airplay, Keith Urban Hits Top 10, Toby Keith Returns

    October 21, 2014 2:45 PM EDT With the longest-running No. 1 this year on the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart and a head-turning bow atop the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums last week, Jason Aldean extends his chart-topping celebrations, as "Burnin' It Down ...

  39. Dave Grohl's 'Good Guy' Status Landed the President For 'Sonic Highways' Series

    October 17, 2014 2:20 PM EDT Ever wanted to travel the country with the fighters/chart"> Foo Fighters and record an album with them? Well the band's new docuseries, Sonic Highways , gives fans and music lovers alike the chance to do just that. It premieres on HBO ...

  40. Foo Fighters Play Intimate Gig at NYC 'Sonic Highways' Screening

    October 15, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Leave it to Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl to find the perfect way to get viewers interested in the band's upcoming docu-series, Sonic Highways . "Cameras rolling at all times -- when we were hungover, hungry and whimsical moments. ...

  41. Carrie Underwood's 'Water' Splashes Onto Hot Country Songs, Hot Christian Songs Charts

    October 09, 2014 5:11 PM EDT Plus, moves for Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean & more. Carrie Underwood 's "Something in the Water" boils on Billboard's Hot Country Songs and Hot Christian Songs charts. The Christian conversion theme is a n ...

  42. Blake Shelton Blasts to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    October 09, 2014 3:15 PM EDT As his album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine' debuts atop the Billboard 200, Shelton becomes the first country act to crown the Artist 100. Blake Shelton is the top artist in the U.S., soaring 19-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The jump ...

  43. Luke Bryan No. 1, Carrie Underwood Soars Onto Country Airplay Chart

    October 07, 2014 1:55 PM EDT Bryan notches his 10th leader, while Underwood makes her grandest career entrance. Luke Bryan claims his 10th career leader on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart and becomes the only artist to score three No. 1s this year, as "Roller Coa ...

  44. Chart Highlights: Fergie Returns, Enrique Iglesias Hits No. 1

    October 06, 2014 4:05 PM EDT 'L.A.LOVE (la la)' brings Fergie back to Pop Songs, while Iglesias extends his Dance Club Songs record. Plus, new No. 1s for Drake, Luke Bryan, Spoon and more and splashy starts for Lorde and Carrie Underwood. Chart Highlights offers a ...

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