1. Major Country in Major Cities: Behind New York's FarmBorough and Chicago's Lake Shake

    June 30, 2015 6:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York’s FarmBorough, Chicago’s Lake Shake both launch successfully, as Live Nation brings country music fests to major markets. Live Nation’s country music division barnstormed the major markets of Chicago and New York on consecutive weekends, la ...

  2. Brett Eldredge Teams with Snagajob to Find America's Most Musically Talented Hourly Worker

    June 19, 2015 12:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brett Eldredge has been in a reflective mood as of late. The singer -- who has had three No. 1 singles in a row -- made his very first appearance on the LP Field Stage during last week’s CMA Music Festival. However, it wasn’t always such a fast pace ...

  3. Dierks Bentley Explains Why New Single 'Riser' Is a 'Once In a Career' Song

    June 15, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dierks Bentley ’s against-all-odds new single "Riser" may be the album’s fifth, but it’s been at the forefront of the singer’s mind since the day he heard it. “I was searching for that one song that gives the album context, and when I hear ...

  4. CMT Music Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List

    June 10, 2015 10:35 PM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, walking away with honors for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year.  Inside the 2015 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood's Firs ...

  5. Tale of Two Festivals: Bonnaroo and CMA Music Fest Share Tennessee But Little Else

    June 09, 2015 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some 200,000 music fans and 200-plus artists, along with scores of agents, managers, label execs, and other music industry players, will stream into Middle Tennessee this week as two of the highest-profile music festivals in the world launch within ...

  6. Dierks Bentley Previews Sounds of Summer Tour: 'We Just Kind of Went There'

    June 02, 2015 6:30 PM EDT Dierks Bentley has been deep in rehearsal mode over the past week at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, preparing for his upcoming Sounds of Summer tour, which kicks off Friday night in Raleigh, North Carolina. On Monday, the Capitol Nashville ...

  7. Inside the Nashville Yoga Mecca Where LeAnn Rimes, Dierks Bentley Are Finding Inner Peace

    May 27, 2015 5:14 PM EDT Top yoga destinations: New York, Los Angeles... and Nashville? “The scene has really exploded,” says Daphne Larkin, who founded Sanctuary for Yoga nearly a decade ago with partner Tom Larkin. The studio, which specializes in vinyasa flow, has don ...

  8. Chart Highlights: Ellie Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do' Tops Another Tally

    May 04, 2015 6:20 PM EDT Adult Pop Songs becomes the latest list that the song has conquered. Plus, new No. 1s for Jodeci, Florence & the Machine, Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts eve ...

  9. Dierks Bentley Talks About “Drunk On A Plane”

    Dierks Bentley Talks About “Drunk On A Plane”

    April 30, 2015 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dierks Bentley takes us into the recording studio and out onstage while sharing thoughts on and performing his new song, “Drunk On a Plane”. music , country weekly , new music , interview , Dierks Bentley , country music , 5minmedia , interviews , h ...

  10. Chart Highlights: Kelly Clarkson Crowns Dance Club Songs With 'Heartbeat Song'

    April 27, 2015 6:35 PM EDT 25.192 k 90 31 Clarkson collects her fifth No. 1 on the chart. Plus, new No. 1s for AWOLNATION, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, Victor Manuelle & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All chart ...

  11. ACM Awards 2015: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Win Big

    April 20, 2015 12:17 AM EDT 1.259 k 127 37 In what has become the norm for country music award shows, the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards could aptly be titled the " Miranda Lambert Show" as the superstar bagged a haul that included song of the year, album of the year ...

  12. ACMs 2015: Dierks Bentley Performs 'Riser'

    ACMs 2015: Dierks Bentley Performs 'Riser'

    April 19, 2015 8:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The country star sings the hit off his album 'Riser' at the 50th annual ACM Awards. Videos Dierks Bentley ...

  13. Dierks Bentley Leads Charity Motorcycle Ride Ahead of ACM Awards

    April 19, 2015 2:36 PM EDT With Lady Antebellum 's bus fire and Thompson Square 's tour accident in the background, Dierks Bentley led a posse of road warriors on a trek through north Texas Saturday (April 18) that closed with a sun-baked parking lot party in t ...

  14. ACM Awards Predictions: Who Will Win?

    April 17, 2015 5:29 PM EDT 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 Arlin ...

  15. SiriusXM & Country Stars Remember Billboard Senior Chart Manager Wade Jessen

    March 06, 2015 3:00 PM EST 1.046 k 80 16 SiriusXM's Willie's Roadhouse to pay tribute with special shows Friday & Sunday night, while some of Nashville's biggest stars honor the journalist & on-air talent. SiriusXM channel Willie's Roadhouse will pay res ...

  16. Dierks Bentley Recruits Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, Charles Kelley for '90s Cover Band

    February 26, 2015 9:58 PM EST As the annual Country Radio Seminar industry conference that kicked off in Nashville Wednesday night, there was one much hyped band performing with a name few recognized.  Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley Lead ACM Awards Nominations That was a ...

  17. Maddie & Tae on Their No. 1 Hit 'Girl In A Country Song': 'Everyone Was Just Ready for That Message'

    February 25, 2015 11:30 AM EST Tae Dye of rising country duo Maddie & Tae will always remember the week that led up to finding out that their debut single "A Girl In A Country Song" hit number one. "All week long, people had been telling us that it was going t ...

  18. Dierks Bentley: The 2015 GRAMMYs Red Carpet

    Dierks Bentley: The 2015 GRAMMYs Red Carpet

    February 08, 2015 10:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Dierks Bentley: The 2015 GRAMMYs Red Carpet music , 2015 , Billboard , arrivals , Country , Grammys , interview , Dierks Bentley , red carpet , Q&A Videos Dierks Bentley ...

  19. Dierks Bentley & Gavin DeGraw to Play Super Bowl Pregame Show

    January 28, 2015 7:39 PM EST Dierks Bentley and Gavin DeGraw will perform during the pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium before the Super Bowl on Sunday. The two acts will perform at the tailgate party and part of each performance will be televised live as pa ...

  20. Dierks Bentley Announces Sounds of Summer Tour -- By Taking a Polar Plunge

    January 12, 2015 3:11 PM EST Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore and Canaan Smith will warm up for Bentley. It might still be winter, but Dierks Bentley already has his mind on summer. The Capitol Nashville superstar is one step ahead of the curve, announcing his upcoming 2015 Sounds ...

  21. Chris Young Learns How to Be a Headliner From Dierks Bentley

    December 30, 2014 7:57 PM EST Looking back on 2014, RCA Nashville recording artist Chris Young says it's definitely been a year to remember. "Between touring and airplay, everything has been really great for me. I got a chance to go out on tour -- not just on my o ...

  22. Top Soil: Florida Georgia Line Leads Country Airplay Chart With 'Dirt'

    October 14, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Florida Georgia Line claims its fifth No. 1 on Billboard 's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, as "Dirt" steps 2-1. Billboard Cover: Florida Georgia Line on Being ‘Professional Partiers,’ Haters and Hip-Hop The duo had last re ...

  23. Atlas Music Group Acquires Combustion Music Catalog, Forms JV

    September 29, 2014 3:08 AM EDT In its first acquisition, Atlas Music Group has bought the catalog of Combustion Music , the Nashville-based music publishing firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Atlas Music and Combustion Music are also forming a jo ...

  24. Atlas Music Group Acquires Combustion Music Catalog, Forms JV

    September 29, 2014 3:08 AM EDT In its first acquisition, Atlas Music Group has bought the catalog of Combustion Music , the Nashville-based music publishing firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Atlas Music and Combustion Music are also forming a join ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Chart Highlights: Sam Smith's 'Stay' Hits No. 1 On Pop Songs

    August 18, 2014 6:00 PM EDT Another week, another tally topped by Smith's ballad. Plus, new leaders for Beyonce, Dierks Bentley and Danny Gokey Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gai ...

  27. Brad Paisley Q&A: Country Star Talks 'Moonshine,' 'Accidental Racist' & Air Force One Trophies

    August 12, 2014 5:44 AM EDT Sitting backstage at the Grand Ole Opry recently, Brad Paisley is in his element. Though he’s been busy this summer appearing Sunday nights on ABC’s Rising Star competition and traveling across the U.S. on his Kraft-sponsored Country Nation tour, P ...

  28. Does Country Music Need An Alcohol Intervention?

    July 29, 2014 5:42 PM EDT The stewardess in Dierks Bentley 's "Drunk on a Plane" is "leanin', pourin' Coke and whiskey." The woman in Lady Antebellum 's "Bartender" is ordering a double shot of Crown. The guy in Brad Paisley ...

  29. Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley Set for 'Front & Center' Concert Specials

    June 19, 2014 11:03 AM EDT 5 3 0 This fall, the Country Music Association and the critically-heralded public TV series "Front and Center" will partner up for two separate concert specials that will feature many of Music City's most talented artists doing what they do ...

  30. CMA Music Festival Covers the Gamut of Country Artists

    June 10, 2014 11:02 AM EDT It’s two events in one. The Country Music Association’s annual CMA Music Festival brought an estimated 80,000 people to downtown Nashville for four consecutive days, June 5-8, as fans from around the nation and more than 20 foreign countries chose ...

  31. Dierks Bentley Kicks Off His 'Riser' Tour

    May 09, 2014 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dierks Bentley kicks off his "Riser" tour tonight in Charlotte, NC. "I've always been one of those guys who designs sets on cocktail napkins in the back of the bus with the guys in my band," he said at a tour rehearsal earli ...

  32. How Keith Whitley's Conflicted Legacy Spawned an 'Authentic' Country Revival

    May 06, 2014 1:02 PM EDT When NBC launched the current season of The Voice on Feb. 24, one of the stunners was a performance of “Don’t Close Your Eyes.” The singer was Jake Worthington, a Texan who got three of the four coaches to turn their chairs around and compete to n ...

  33. Chart Moves: Justin Timberlake's 'Bad' Bounds Up Hot 100; Dierks Bentley Crowns Country Airplay; Enrique Iglesias Extends Latin Airplay Record With New No. 1

    March 28, 2014 12:53 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week and Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" soars to a new peak (No. 5). Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Passenger: ...

  34. Chart Highlights: Passenger, Pharrell Williams, Dierks Bentley Score New No. 1s

    March 24, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Among this week's new leaders, Passenger's 'Let Her Go' crowns AC, Williams' 'Happy' takes over atop two more tallies and Bentley parks 'I Hold On' atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak p ...

  35. Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert Pop Corks On Country Charts

    March 06, 2014 4:54 PM EST The former's 'Riser' shines at No. 1 on Top Country Albums and the latter's 'Bottoms Up' is the toast of Hot Country Songs Dierks Bentley nets his fifth No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as "Rise ...

  36. ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron' Debuts at No. 1 On Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    March 05, 2014 11:00 AM EST .924 k 4 As forecast, ScHoolboy Q's major-label debut,"Oxymoron," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 139,000 copies in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  Signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, the new album i ...

  37. Romeo Santos and Kid Cudi Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 28, 2014 8:15 PM EST 1 0 0 The Latin artist and rapper would follow ScHoolboy Q, whose "Oxymoron" is expected to hit No. 1 The Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be flush with new arrivals next week, thanks to album releases from ScHoolboy Q, Kid Cudi, Romeo San ...

  38. Romeo Santos, Kid Cudi Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 28, 2014 8:01 PM EST The Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be flush with new arrivals next week, thanks to album releases from ScHoolboy Q, Kid Cudi, Romeo Santos, Beck and Dierks Bentley. ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" seems set for a No. 1 debut, perha ...

  39. Dierks Bentley Toughens Up on 'Riser' Album

    February 24, 2014 6:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Dierks Bentley is more than a decade into his recording career now, having first hit the scene with "What Was I Thinkin'" in 2003. That being said, his new album "Riser," which hits stores tomorrow, took him to a bit of unch ...

  40. Country's Super-Sized Stars Downsize to Pursue European Success

    February 24, 2014 4:02 PM EST Eric Church’s "The Outsiders" is the No. 1 album in the country for the week ending Feb. 16, but when he picks up a beer to celebrate, it may be a locally brewed Guinness. That’s because he’ll be in Dublin, the first of a 12-show Europea ...

  41. OneRepublic Extends Summer Tour, Talks 'Counting Stars' Success

    February 07, 2014 9:06 AM EST "We'll probably introduce a song or two from stuff we're working on for the next album," Ryan Tedder says of tour plans. "We're trying to raise the bar" When OneRepublic announced an early summer 2014 tour behin ...

  42. Luke Bryan Stepping Up to Stadiums on New Tour

    January 15, 2014 12:06 AM EST 0 0 0 Three years ago, Luke Bryan was a promising down-bill opening act. This summer he'll join the touring elite with three stadium dates planned as part of his That's My Kinda Night Tour. The country music star during a Tuesday morning news co ...

  43. Dierks Bentley Announces New Album 'Riser' for February

    January 06, 2014 7:59 PM EST 0 0 0 The release is the country star's first since 2012's "Home" A little over two years after his last album, Dierks Bentley will release his newest major label release this February. "Riser," Bentley's seventh album o ...

  44. Bubbling Under: Basic Vacation Gets To Work

    November 22, 2013 10:28 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents 'Bubbling Under,' a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Vice, Basic Vacation, the Cadillac Three and Jabo Basic Vacation Basic Vacation may ...

  45. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum Embrace ACM Honors

    September 12, 2013 4:00 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music paid a rare visit to Music City on Tuesday night for the 7th Annual ACM Honors show at the Ryman Auditorium. A program designed to salute those ACM Award winners who are not awarded during the CBS telecast this past Ap ...

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