1. Male Country Singers Search For Openings In a Crowded Field

    September 23, 2014 2:16 PM EDT Much has been written in the last year about the paucity of female voices on contemporary country radio. What's gone unspoken in that debate is the density it creates for the other gender. There are so many men in the field that establishing ...

  2. Doobie Brothers With Michael McDonald Record Country Album With Brad Paisley, Sara Evans

    February 28, 2014 8:00 AM EST The classic rock veterans are collaborating with Zac Brown, Toby Keith, Chris Young, Love and Theft and more for a country tribute album Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and Sara Evans are among the country acts teaming with t ...

  3. Country Executives on the Lack Of Female Artists at Radio

    February 06, 2014 4:27 PM EST With evidence continuing to mount that Nashville has a shortage of successful female artists right now, you might expect that Music Row has a corresponding lack of females in the executive ranks. You'd be wrong. While it's true that fewe ...

  4. Brad Paisley Announces 'Beat This Winter' Tour for 2014

    November 13, 2013 8:23 PM EST Brad Paisley will tour behind his 2013 album "Wheelhouse" yet again this winter, with a 13-date set announced today. According to the country singer's website , the Beat This Winter tour, which takes its name from Paisley's 201 ...

  5. Chris Young Powers 'AM' to Big Debut; Watch a Track-By-Track Interview

    September 25, 2013 11:40 AM EDT Chris Young has been leading a busy life these days. The RCA recording artist has been promoting his new album, "AM," which bows at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 this week , his highest-charting album to date.  He admits that the sound of t ...

  6. Jack Johnson Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200, Avicii and Chris Young Aiming For Top 10

    September 20, 2013 9:06 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson is on course for his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, while EDM superstar and recent Billboard cover act Avicii is aiming for a top 10 debut with his first album, "True." Industry sources suggest ...

  7. Jack Johnson, Justin Moore Vying for No. 1 on the Billboard 200

    September 18, 2013 7:52 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and country singer Justin Moore are heading for the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. At the present, industry sources forecast that Johnson's new album, "From Here to Now to You," mig ...

  8. Chris Young Hospitalized With Leg Infection

    August 14, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Country singer Chris Young is recovering in a Denver hospital with a leg infection that has forced him to cancel several live dates. The "Aw Naw" crooner experienced symptoms of the unspecified ailment this week while en route to Montana ...

  9. Country Radio Seminar: Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies and REO Speedwagon Rock the Boat

    March 01, 2013 2:05 PM EST Above, L-R: Ashley Monroe, Pistol Annies; Kelly Clarkson; Angaleena Presley, Pistol Annies; Miranda Lambert The General Jackson river boat was rockin’ last night as Brad Paisley welcomed surprise guests REO Speedwagon on Sony Music Nashville’s 27t ...

  10. Jason Aldean Scores 16th Top 10 on Country Songs

    December 28, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Cassadee Pope's 'Over You' Continues Climb, Jumping 21-3 on Country Digital Songs Jason Aldean and Randy Houser fatten their respective top 10 counts on Country Songs , noted as Houser's "How Country Feels" improves 11- ...

  11. Britney Spears' Potential 'X Factor' Exit: How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 28, 2012 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Two weeks after Antonio "L.A."Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel , rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread like wildfire on Thursday ...

  12. A Britney Spears Exit From 'X Factor': How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 27, 2012 11:09 PM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A." Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel, rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread on Thursday (Dec. 27), f ...

  13. 615 Spotlight: Joe Bachman Is the 'One'

    December 27, 2012 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 When Joe Bachman takes to the stage, there is no place he would rather be. "I love what I do…the stage is my home…there is no place on Earth I would rather be," he states emphatically. The artist, who is promoting his debut album, "On ...

  14. Backbeat: Grammy Nominations Pre-Concert Reception With Scott Borchetta, LL Cool J, Taylor Swift

    December 06, 2012 4:23 PM EST From left: Crissy Haslam, Governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow, Big Machine Records' Scott Borchetta and Sandy Borchetta at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live pre-show reception at Nashville's Brid ...

  15. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop Doubles The Fun.

    October 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The trio achieves a feat previously managed on Adult Pop Songs by only one other group in the chart's 16-year history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gai ...

  16. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 2: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 17, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barack Obama found his pulse during last night's second debate with GOP challenger Mitt Romney, with snap polls from CBS, CNN and Public Policy Polling, among others, declaring the President winner of the town hall-style forum at Long Island� ...

  17. Country Countdown: Love and Theft, Colt Ford Score No. 1s

    August 16, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Up 2-1 in its 39th week, trio-turned-duo Love And Theft makes chart history with "Angel Eyes," which logs the longest No. 1 climb by a duo or group on Country Songs -- the fourth-slowest by any artist -- during the Nielsen BDS era (since J ...

  18. Third Day's Mac Powell Going Country

    May 30, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lead Singer of Christian Rock Band Works With Nashville Hitmaker on Solo Effort Mac Powell, lead vocalist for Grammy winning Christian rock band Third Day, has recorded a solo project -- and it's a country record. "I grew up listening to c ...

  19. Blake Shelton Nails Sixth Straight No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 19, 2012 2:01 PM EDT As "Drink on It" advances 2-1, Blake Shelton achieves his sixth straight leader -- his 11th overall -- on Country Songs, where he takes sole possession of second place among all artists with active No. 1 streaks. Zac Brown Band tops that ...

  20. Blake Shelton Nails Sixth Straight No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 19, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie Tops Albums Chart As "Drink on It" advances 2-1, Blake Shelton achieves his sixth straight leader - his 11th overall - on Country Songs, where he takes sole possession of second place among all artists with active No. 1 strea ...

  21. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 02, 2012 6:32 AM EDT Kiss with Lady Antebellum at Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards. (Getty Images) The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple ...

  22. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 01, 2012 11:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple of surprises. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Antebellum repeated wins in the Entertainer, ...

  23. ACM Awards Preview: Who Will Win?

    March 29, 2012 6:20 PM EDT The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this Sunday, April 1 with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton hosting on CBS. This year's categories look to be more competitive than ever. Who has the inside track? We take a look at t ...

  24. ACM Awards Preview: Who Will Win?

    March 29, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this Sunday, April 1 with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton hosting on CBS. This year's categories look to be more competitive than ever. Who has the inside track? We take a look at the ...

  25. Chart Highlights: Adele, Taylor Swift, Madonna Notch New No. 1s

    March 19, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele ascends to the Adult Contemporary summit, Swift crowns Country Songs and Madonna is the dancing queen again Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and d ...

  26. Hot Tours: Miranda Lambert, Jimmy Buffett, Tool

    February 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Country star Miranda Lambert tops the current slate of Hot Tours with more than $2.5 million in ticket sales reported from eight performances on her 2012 headlining tour. The ACM and CMA's reigning Female Vocalist of the Year kicked off her On ...

  27. Chris Young Crowns Country Songs; Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler Enter Albums List

    February 02, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Neo-traditionalist singer Chris Young claims his fifth straight leader on Country Songs, as "You" (RCA) draws 39.3 million audience impressions (up 2.2 million) and steps 2-1 in its 23rd chart week. That ties his previous best time to the ...

  28. Chris Young Amazed By 'You': Talks Chart, Tour Highs

    January 31, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Scores Fifth No. 1 on Country Songs... Tells Billboard It 'Feels Amazing' C hris Young has fans. There's no doubting that, as the RCA recording artist has steadily built one of the most successful careers by appealing to fans from all ...

  29. Luke Bryan & Toby Keith Dominate Country Charts

    January 26, 2012 9:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Luke Bryan claims his third and fastest No. 1 on Country Songs , as "I Don't Want This Night to End" gains 2.4 million audience impressions and steps 2-1 in its 21st chart week. The Georgia native achieved his first No. 1 with "R ...

  30. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy& ...

  31. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

    January 26, 2012 11:58 AM EST Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday. Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason A ...

  32. David Nail Makes It 'Rain' on Country Charts: Long Road to No. 1

    January 12, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 With an audience spike of 3.8 million impressions, David Nail claims his first No. 1 on the Country Songs chart, as "Let It Rain" draws Greatest Gainer applause and steps 2-1 in its 49th chart week -- the second-longest No. 1 trek in the c ...

  33. Miranda Lambert to Make Acting Debut on 'Law & Order: SVU'

    January 10, 2012 8:15 AM EST 0 0 0 She may be the tough girl who sings about "Gunpowder and Lead," but CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert will try out a different role when she's the victim on an upcoming episode of the NBC series "Law and Order: Spec ...

  34. Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood Shine at American Country Awards

    December 06, 2011 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 While talking to Billboard.com last week about the American Country Awards , host Trace Adkins was quoted as saying "You're going to get some interesting outcomes, I think." Those turned out to be very prophetic words, as Jason Aldean ...

  35. Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood Win Big at American Country Awards

    December 06, 2011 8:00 AM EST While talking to Billboard.com last week about the American Country Awards, host Trace Adkins was quoted as saying "You're going to get some interesting outcomes, I think." Those turned out to be very prophetic words, as Jason Aldea ...

  36. Eli Young Band's Long Road to Country Songs No. 1

    November 10, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Also: Miranda Lambert Tops Country Album Chart... Yet Again Eli Young Band claims their first No. 1 on the radio-fueled Country Songs chart this week with "Crazy Girl," completing the third-longest climb in the modern era of the radio-fuel ...

  37. SESAC Awards Honor Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott as Songwriter of the Year

    November 08, 2011 10:52 AM EST Left to right: SESAC's Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Tim Fink; Jim Lauderdale & SESAC's Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Amy Beth Hale. SESAC's Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Tim Fink with Eden' ...

  38. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean, Thompson Square Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 12:33 PM EDT The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newco ...

  39. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newcome ...

  40. Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton Top 2011 CMA Award Nominations

    September 06, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Topping the list of final nominees for the 45th Annual CMA Awards announced today are Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift who each received five nominations. All were nominated for Entertainer of the Year honors along with ...

  41. Blake Shelton's 'River' Runs to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blake Shelton is more popular than ever. The country singer-turned-"Voice" coach celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Red River Blue" bows atop the list with 116,000 -- his best sales week yet. While in ...

  42. Blake Shelton On Course For First No. 1 Album

    July 13, 2011 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Timing is everything. And this week, country star Blake Shelton picked just the right time to release his new album, "Red River Blue," as it is on course to become his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources sugg ...

  43. Kellie Pickler Performs New Songs to Close Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 08, 2011 1:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The two-day Billboard Country Music Summit, held in Nashville this week, ended with a rousing performance by Kellie Pickler at Tuesday evening's closing reception, which was hosted by Sony Music Nashville. The Renaissance Hotel ballroom that ha ...

  44. CHRIS YOUNG -- TOMORROW

    March 28, 2011 10:56 AM EDT Chris Young may not have set the world on fire with his RCA debut album, but his sophomore effort, 2009's "The Man I Want to Be," proved that the Tennessee native is more than a late bloomer-he's a bona fide star. Young prece ...

  45. Aaron Lewis Talks Country Crossover, Preps 'Heavier' Staind LP

    March 04, 2011 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 S taind 's Aaron Lewis may have gone country on his first solo release, but don't expect to see him sporting a Stetson and fancy boots any time in the near future. "Hell no," Lewis tells Billboard.com. "I've never felt ...

  46. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop, Rap Songs & More

    February 07, 2011 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Staind's Aaron Lewis Talks Tea Party, Goes Country on New EP

    October 07, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Staind in between album cycles, frontman Aaron Lewis begins a 19-date solo acoustic tour tonight (Oct. 7) at Boston's House of Blues, in support of a five-song EP due out in the spring. Lewis tells Billboard.com the country-based effort, w ...

  49. Eminem, Lady Antebellum Expected to Lead 2011 Grammy Nominations

    October 01, 2010 12:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The nominees for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards won't officially be revealed until tonight (Dec. 1) at 10pm EST at the Recording Academy's annual nominations special, broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia in Los Angeles. But we have a prett ...

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