1. Alison Krauss Talks 'Windy City,' Reveals Which Artist Her Son Warned Her Not to Cover

    February 23, 2017 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 In modern pop, the decision to perform roots music of any stripe is not to be made lightly. It connotes turning your back on progress and spitting in the eye of newfangled technology. From a commercial standpoint, playing bluegrass or western swing ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Inside Charlie Daniels' Improbable Ride Into the Country Music Hall of Fame

    August 10, 2016 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" helps the new inductee bridge country music and southern rock. When Charlie Daniels stopped on March 31, 1967, to put gas in the tank of his vehicle on his way out of Nashville, he noticed a lot of activity ...

  4. Jim Ed Brown, Country's Class Act Who Was Never Out of Style: An Appreciation

    June 12, 2015 12:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 As someone who was born in the 1970s, I never really got to experience the true magic of Eddy Arnold at his peak, as he was already in semi-retirement when I was old enough to be familiar with him and his music. Jim Reeves passed away in 1964 -- a f ...

  5. Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' Sets Record For Longest No. 1 Run On Hot Country Songs

    August 01, 2013 3:26 AM EDT Florida Georgia Line sets the all-time record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as the duo's "Cruise" notches a 22nd cumulative week at the summit. With its latest week on top, the song passes ...

  6. George Strait Scores 86th Hot Country Songs Top 10

    May 15, 2013 7:15 PM EDT The King of Country pushes closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s all-time George Strait edges closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s in the 69-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as &quo ...

  7. Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome Helms Eddy Arnold Tribute Album: Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 06, 2013 10:05 AM EDT May 15 marks what would have been the 95th birthday of Eddy Arnold. The day before, Plowboy Records will release "You Don't Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold" – a tribute album that features many artists from outside the mainstr ...

  8. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 1

    December 20, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Today: January through June. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines ...

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  10. Blake Shelton's CMA Award Victory Reflects Continuing Power of Television For Country Music

    November 06, 2012 12:00 PM EST Perhaps no one was more shocked than Blake Shelton when he received the entertainer of the year award from presenters Reba McEntire and Tim Allen during the 46th annual Country Music Assn. Awards on Nov. 1. He hadn't imagined the digits were ...

  11. Bobby Bare Album Launches Plowboy Records

    November 05, 2012 11:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Just as his music as been very diverse over the years, Bobby Bare's fan base is equally wide-spread, says the legendary stylist. "I have a wide range of fans," he tells Billboard. "I was working in New York at a club one night, a ...

  12. George Strait's Next Tour To Be His Last 'Structured' Outing: 'The Road Warrior Days Are Over'

    September 26, 2012 3:40 PM EDT George Strait is leaving the concert trail. The iconic country star announced plans for his last formal tour, the Cowboy Rides Away Tour, during a press conference Wednesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The tour, featuring opening ...

  13. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  14. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  15. Plowboy Records Launches to Honor Eddy Arnold, American Music

    May 15, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Were he still living, today would have been Eddy Arnold's 94th birthday. Though the singer passed away in May 2008, there is still a huge reason for celebration, with the announcement of the opening of Plowboy Records. Launched to celebrate and ...

  16. Friday Flashback: Remembering Cindy Walker

    March 23, 2012 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the lone exception of Dolly Parton, it could be said that Cindy Walker was possibly the finest female songwriter in the history of country music. One of the more prolific writers in the format's history, she composed such classics as " ...

  17. Dierks Bentley Delivers 'Home' for a Ninth No. 1

    March 16, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dierks Bentley logs his 9th No. 1 and completes his third set of two leaders with "Home," which draws 35.7 million audience impressions and steps 2-1 on Billboard's Country Songs chart. The title cut and second single from his current ...

  18. George Strait Scores 85th Hot Country Songs Top 10

    February 06, 2012 4:16 PM EST George Strait pushes closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s in the 68-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" rises 11-10. The song is Strait's 85th top 10 o ...

  19. George Strait Scores 85th Country Songs Top 10

    February 06, 2012 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 G eorge Strait pushes closer to Eddy Arnold 's record for the most top 10s in the 68-year history of Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" rises 11-10. The song is Strait's 85th top 10 on th ...

  20. 12 No. 12 Country Hits for 2012

    January 17, 2012 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain cherished and notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking R&B/hip-hop hits, includ ...

  21. The Year in Chart Headlines, Part 2

    December 28, 2011 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 From the arrival of Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" to the "Glee" cast's toppling of a King (of Rock & Roll) to Katy Perry matching an achievement by another King (of Pop), 2011 brought several notable chart records. T ...

  22. George Strait Heading For Billboard 200's Top Debut

    September 07, 2011 10:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 There won't be much of a surprise at the top of the Billboard 200 next week, as it is expected Lil Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" will hold at No. 1 for a second week after its blockbuster 964,000 debut. While it's too early to te ...

  23. George Strait Scores 84th Hot Country Songs Top 10 With 'Here for a Good Time'

    September 05, 2011 1:44 PM EDT George Strait climbs closer to Eddy Arnold's record for most top 10s in the 67-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Here for a Good Time" rises 11-9. The song is Strait's 84th top 10 on the tally, a sum ...

  24. George Strait Scores 84th Country Songs Top 10

    September 05, 2011 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 G eorge Strait climbs closer to Eddy Arnold 's record for most top 10s in the 67-year history of Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "Here for a Good Time" rises 11-9. The song is Strait's 84th top 10 on the tally, a sum sec ...

  25. Grand Ole Opry's Billy Grammer Dies at 85

    August 12, 2011 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Grammer , whose 1958 hit "Gotta Travel On" hit the top of the charts and led to a long career on the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 85. Grammer died Wednesday morning in his home state of Illinois of natural causes, according to a ...

  26. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift, Adele, Richard Marx

    May 05, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 'MEAN' STREAK: Taylor Swift is having the last laugh on the brand of critic she skewers in her latest Country Songs top 10, "Mean." As the song lifts 12-9, Swift has reached the chart's top 10 with all 13 of her singles (exc ...

  27. George Strait Scores 83rd Country Songs Top 10

    November 17, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 STRAIT TALK: George Strait edges closer to Eddy Arnold 's record for most top 10s on Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "The Breath You Take" rises 11-10. The song is Strait's 83rd top 10 on the list, a sum second only to A ...

  28. Nelly's 'Dream' Makes No. 1 A Reality

    November 10, 2010 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 SWEET 'DREAM': Nelly extends his lead for most Pop Songs No. 1s among rappers, as "Just a Dream" rises 2-1. The song is the hip-hop star's fifth No. 1, distancing him further from Eminem , who ranks second with three rap top ...

  29. Reba McEntire Extends Country Songs Record

    November 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'RADIO' ROYALTY: While Taylor Swift dominates headlines on the Billboard 200, as her "Speak Now" blasts in at No. 1, logging the largest sales week since 2005 , according to Nielsen SoundScan, another country queen continues rewr ...

  30. Lee Brice Breaks Country Songs Longevity Record

    September 07, 2010 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lee Brice 's "Love Like Crazy" rewrites the mark for most weeks spent on Billboard's Country Songs chart, as the Curb Records single rises from No. 5 to No. 3, its highest rank to-date, in its 55th week on the survey. The song be ...

  31. Linkin Park Leaps To No. 1 On Alternative Songs

    August 25, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 PARK'S PLACE: Linkin Park logs its ninth No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs radio airplay chart, as "The Catalyst" climbs 3-1. At just three weeks, the song completes the fastest flight to the chart's summit since the ba ...

  32. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both ...

  33. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as " ...

  34. Chart Beat Wednesday: Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice, Rihanna

    July 21, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'FALL' ARRIVES: Two of the four highest debuts on Billboard's Country Songs chart since the survey's adoption of Nielsen BDS-monitored data in 1990 belong to Kenny Chesney , as "The Boys of Fall" storms the chart at No. ...

  35. Country Songwriter Hank Cochran Dead at 74

    July 15, 2010 4:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ank Cochran , a consummate songwriter who composed a string of country hits including "Make the World Go Away" for Eddy Arnold , has died. He was 74. Martha E. Moore, his publicist, said Cochran died Thursday morning at his home in Hende ...

  36. Chart Beat Thursday: Bret Michaels Rocks On

    July 15, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 ROSY: Veteran rocker/"Celebrity Apprentice 3" champion Bret Michaels inks his highest rank on the Billboard 200 i n almost 20 years, as "Custom Built" arrives at No. 14. His prior charted solo effort, "Rock My World," d ...

  37. Country Songwriter Hank Cochran Dead At 74

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hank Cochran, a consummate songwriter who composed a string of country hits including "Make the World Go Away" for Eddy Arnold, has died. He was 74. Martha E. Moore, his publicist, said Cochran died Thursday morning at his home in Hender ...

  38. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Lee Brice, Judy Collins

    July 08, 2010 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PARTY IN THE U.S.A.: Before the release of "California Gurls," Katy Perry revealed her inspiration for co-writing the song: "It's so great that ( Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ') 'Empire State of Mind' is huge and that eve ...

  39. George Strait Tops Billboard's List of Top 25 Country Artists of the Past 25 Years

    June 07, 2010 1:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 G eorge Strait is No. 1 on Billboard's list of the top 25 country music artists of the past 25 years. Strait tops a list that includes Garth Brooks , Reba McEntire , Alan Jackson and Tim McGraw in its top 5. The list, which Billboard compiled t ...

  40. Chart Beat Wednesday: Dirty Heads, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys

    May 05, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 HEADS UP: Southern California reggae rockers the Dirty Heads collect a No. 1 with their first entry on the Alternative Songs chart, as "Lay Me Down" rises 3-1. The song features Rome of Sublime , which spent three weeks atop the list with ...

  41. 30 Strait Years Of Top 10 Hits

    April 13, 2010 9:00 AM EDT years into his unparalleled career, the "King of Country" shows no signs of abdicating the throne. George Strait reaches an historic Billboard chart milestone, as he collects a top 10 hit on the Country Songs survey in an unprecedented ...

  42. Chart Beat Thursday: Johnny Cash, Zac Brown Band, Black Eyed Peas

    March 04, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 BACK IN BLACK: Two days after Johnny Cash 's "American VI: Ain't No Grave" was released Feb. 23, Apple announced that the iTunes store had sold its 10 billionth song: Cash's "Guess Things Happen That Way." Billboar ...

  43. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson

    December 31, 2009 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 $TILL NO. 1: Ke$ha says that the "$" in her name is an ironic ode to her belief that, "There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money." Regardless, the cash is pouring in, thanks to the success of "TiK ToK,&q ...

  44. Chart Beat: Darius Rucker, Mariah Carey, Wilco

    August 05, 2009 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 THREE'S COMPANY: On the Country Songs chart, Darius Rucker becomes the the first act in nearly 17 years to top the chart with their first three format singles, and the fourth act in the past 20 years to do so. Rucker's "Alright" ...

  45. May 15, 2009

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Shania Twain and producer Robert “Mutt” Lange announce they are separating after 14 years of marriage. 2004 – Blues singer Arnold “Gatemouth” Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. 2003 – Singer-songwriter June Carte ...

  46. May 8, 2009

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country musician Eddy Arnold dies at a care facility near Nashville at the age of 89. 2001 – Clint Black and his wife Lisa Hartman Black become proud parents. Lily Pearl Black weighs in at 7 lbs., 14 ounces. 2001 – William B. Dial, road manag ...

  47. Chart Beat: Willie Nelson, T.I., Taylor Swift, Lucinda Williams, Elvis Priesley

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from Willie Nelson, T.I., Taylor Swift, Lucinda Williams and more! HOW 'LUCKY' CAN YOU GET: He's such an iconic figure, it might seem like Willie Nelson is always hanging out on the Hot Country Songs ta ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Eddy Arnold May Chart Again

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The late Eddy Arnold may chart again. To commemorate what would have been his 90th birthday on May 15, RCA Nashville shipped "To Life," a cut from his 100th album, 2005's "After All This Time," to country radio and asked t ...

  50. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. Born in Topeka, Kan., Moore grew up in Memphis. He worked with various Kansas City jazz bands, a 2004 - Blues singer Arnold "Gatem ...

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