1. Garth Brooks' Bombshell & Beyond: 10 Socially Progressive Country Anthems

    March 10, 2017 3:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Last week, Garth Brooks revealed an alternate version of the music video for his 1992 single "We Shall Be Free," an inspirational song from his album The Chase that features the sort lyrics rarely heard on country radio: progressive. The n ...

  2. Country Music, Politics & the Lingering Fear of 'Getting Dixie Chicked'

    February 15, 2017 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 The cliche goes that country is all about the song, but one of the seismic events in the genre's recent history actually had nothing to do with music: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas,& ...

  3. Fox News Anchor Bret Baier's Donald Trump Inauguration Playlist Includes Johnny Cash's 'The Wall'

    January 17, 2017 6:09 PM EST 0 0 0 For the week leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump,  Billboard  asked the hosts and anchors of some of cable news' most-watched shows to put together inauguration playlists -- their personal soundtracks for the Jan. 20 ...

  4. Reba Stick Horses and Eric Church Ottomans: Your Guide to Country's Most Unique Holiday Gifts

    December 19, 2016 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 It’s holiday shopping time again. If you’re looking for something truly, er, memorable for the country music lover in your life, we’ve once again compiled our annual holiday shopping guide of the most unique items we could find, with picks ranging f ...

  5. 12 Best Country Singles of 2016

    December 14, 2016 5:40 PM EST was definitely a year to remember in Nashville, as some of the best lyrics in quite some time actually gained favor with radio programmers. Whether it be Maren Morris  (country’s “It” girl) or Eric Church singing so profoundly about the impact ...

  6. NPR's World Cafe Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Launch of Nashville Hub

    November 02, 2016 10:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 In its 25-year history, the iconic World Cafe has celebrated the music of nearly every region of the planet, but it has always been based in just one place: WXPN Philadelphia. That’s where the NPR-distributed radio show is produced and where host-pr ...

  7. Billboard's 2016 Nashville Power Players List Revealed: Who Rules Music City?

    July 28, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR MIKE DUNGAN , 62 Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group Nashville "He's the Don!" says Luke Bryan , sidling up to Universal Music Group Nashville chairman/CEO Mike Dungan at  Billboard 's photo shoot. It's ...

  8. Country Radio Programmers Debate Surplus of Slow Songs For Spring

    April 27, 2016 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As warm spring weather arrives in most of the states, country radio fans might be tuning in expecting to hear more of the uptempo fare that typically populates playlists from this time of year through the end of summer. Instead, they’re hearing more ...

  9. Takeover Tuesday: Miranda Lambert's 'Keeper of the Flame' Tour Playlist

    April 12, 2016 4:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome back to  Takeover Tuesday , where each week  Billboard  taps charting artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard 's Spotify account . We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever sub ...

  10. LANco's 'Long Live Tonight': Living In the Moment, Looking to the Future

    March 10, 2016 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 New Sony Nashville Signee Pushes Country's Boundaries With Assist From Eric Church's Producer Days after Sony Music Nashville shook up its promotion department, LANco — a five-piece band that had just released its debut single, “Long Live ...

  11. Big Barrel, FarmBorough, Delaware Junction... With Rampant Cancellations, What's the Forecast for This Year's Country Fests?

    February 11, 2016 11:28 AM EST Despite drawing a respectable 40,000 last year, country’s Big Apple invasion has faltered, with the cancellation of the FarmBorough country music festival on New York’s Randall’s Island being the latest in a string of troubling signs in what has be ...

  12. Carrie Underwood Turns Down 
the Volume On 'Heartbeat'

    January 20, 2016 10:34 AM EST 0 0 0 New single from "Storyteller" album is a rare love song from the "American Idol" grad. She has one of the most powerful voices in the business, so Carrie Underwood has a unique challenge with ballads: She admits that dialing back ...

  13. For Brothers Osborne, a Grammy Nod Arrived Before Even Releasing an Album

    January 07, 2016 12:15 PM EST came to a pretty remarkable close for  Brothers Osborne . Vocalist  T.J. Osborne  and guitarist  John Osborne  went into the holiday break with a top 10 single — “Stay a Little Longer,” which rises to No. 4 on the current Country Airplay chart ...

  14. Ciara to Sing National Anthem at College Football Championship Game

    December 17, 2015 5:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Grammy Award winner Ciara will sing the national anthem before the College Football Playoff national championship game at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Jan. 11. Watch Ciara Talk Motherhood: 'It's a Great Challe ...

  15. Was Eric Church's 'Mr. Misunderstood' a Problematic or Pleasant Surprise to Streaming and Retailers?

    November 06, 2015 11:22 AM EST 0 0 0 A little from column A, a little from column B. Eric Church 's new surprise, Mr. Misunderstood -- the singer had CDs arrive unannounced at fan club members' doorsteps the day before the Country Music Awards -- was just as much of a surpris ...

  16. Hank Williams, Jr. Gets Revved Up for 'It's About Time' With Eric Church, Brad Paisley's Support

    October 30, 2015 6:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hank Williams, Jr . has never lacked for confidence, but he's got the accolades to back up his swagger. Over the past 50 years, the country star has been named  both the ACM and CMA's  Entertainer of the Year, racked up more than 75 top 40 ...

  17. Johnny Cash's 'Sunday Morning' Dawns Again In Modern Country

    October 05, 2015 8:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban, Eric Church & Michael Ray reference Kristofferson song in 2015 singles. A dozen years after Johnny Cash ’s death, he has become something of a mythical figure. Heidi Newfield ’s “Johnny and June,” Jason Aldean ’s “Johnny Cash,” Geor ...

  18. Keith Urban Lights Up Fourth 'Fuse' No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart

    May 12, 2015 12:51 PM EDT The star scores four No. 1s from an album for the first time. Keith Urban tallies his fourth No. 1 from his latest album, Fuse , on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated May 23) as "Raise 'Em Up," featuring Eric Church , ri ...

  19. Tyler Farr Bares Country's Rough Edges at Irving Plaza: Live Review

    April 29, 2015 10:45 AM EDT Tyler Farr named his latest album Suffer In Peace , but don't let that fool you -- at his release show in New York City last night, there was little serenity to be found. Instead, Farr served up plenty of pugnacious guitar riffs and chest-puff ...

  20. ACMs 2015: Eric Church and Keith Urban Perform

    ACMs 2015: Eric Church and Keith Urban Perform

    April 19, 2015 8:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 The country stars team up on their hit "Raise 'Em Up" at the awards. Videos Keith Urban Eric Church Brightcove ...

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  22. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Mon ...

  23. Eric Church Brings the Outsiders Tour to New York's Madison Square Garden

    October 18, 2014 11:50 AM EDT A few songs into his set at Madison Square Garden Friday (Oct. 17) night, Eric Church stopped to reflect briefly on his ascent from playing bars and clubs to headlining arenas. He's played MSG once before, he noted, and he remembers the exact ...

  24. Eric Church & iHeartRadio Executives Backstage Q&A at iHeartRadio Music Festival

    Eric Church & iHeartRadio Executives Backstage Q&A at iHeartRadio Music Festival

    September 22, 2014 5:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eric Church & iHeartRadio Executives Backstage Q&A at iHeartRadio Music Festival music , MGM Grand Garden Arena , The Outsiders , gunny bears , iHeart Media , Billboard , iheart , john sykes iheart , ClearChannel Las Vegas , Eic Church Video ...

  25. Chart Highlights: Beyonce Scores 20th Dance Club Songs No. 1 With 'Partition'

    May 05, 2014 6:25 PM EDT Queen Bey tallies her latest landmark leader. Plus, new No. 1s for John Legend, Jhene Aiko, Linkin Park, Eric Church and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greate ...

  26. Eric Church Eyeing Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    February 19, 2014 9:39 PM EST With no new major competition to compete with, it seems that Eric Church's "The Outsiders" could nab a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Eric Church Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'Outsiders' It's too e ...

  27. Eric Church Heading for Country Music's Best Week in Six Months

    February 14, 2014 9:16 PM EST Country music is about to tally its biggest sales week for an album in six months, thanks to Eric Church. The singer's new album, "The Outsiders," could sell upwards of 280,000 to 300,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Su ...

  28. Eric Church Album Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200, Biggest Sales Week Since December

    February 12, 2014 4:51 PM EST Eric Church's new album, "The Outsiders," is set to crash in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- with the best sales week of the year. Industry sources forecast the country album, which was released on Feb. 11, to se ...

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  30. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift Makes 'Sweet' Start, Tyga Teams With Justin Bieber on Hot 100

    November 01, 2013 8:07 PM EDT As previously reported , Lorde's "Royals" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week. Who else crowns and makes notable moves on song charts this week?   -- Justin Bieber : All three releases from Justin Bieber's "Musi ...

  31. Jason Aldean, Songwriters Ben Hayslip David Lee Murphy Celebrate 'The Only Way I Know' No. 1 with ASCAP

    March 06, 2013 6:10 PM EST Songwriters David Lee Murphy and Ben Hayslip were hoping for a Jason Aldean cut when they wrote "The Only Way I Know." Little did they know they would get a triple cut, because when Aldean hard the song he knew it was exactly the tune ...

  32. Chart Highlights: One Direction Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs, Taylor Swift Still No. 1

    February 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST One Direction notches the highest debut among its five Pop Songs hits, as 'Kiss You' launches at No. 30. Plus, Depeche Mode returns to rock radio. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. F ...

  33. The Year In Country: Georgia Rules 2012 With Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum & More

    December 14, 2012 8:16 AM EST Georgia has long been a hotbed for country music, producing such stars as Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood, but perhaps never before have Peach State artists dominated the Billboard charts the way they did in 2012. Four Georgia acts ...

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  35. Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen Top This Week's Hot Tours

    October 30, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Justin Bieber lands at No. 1 in this week's ranking of top-grossing tours with ticket sales reported from seven sold out performances on the Believe Tour's trek through the U.S. and Canada. The tour began in Phoenix at the end of Septemb ...

  36. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Tour Shoots To No. 1 on Hot Tours Chart

    October 15, 2012 8:19 AM EDT Hanging Out: Justin Bieber performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena aon Sept. 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images) With the launch of the Believe Tour, Justin Bieber earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's slate of ...

  37. The Beat 8/24: One Direction's New Album, LL Cool J's Intruder, Rick Ross & David Copperfield | Billboard.com

    The Beat 8/24: One Direction's New Album, LL Cool J's Intruder, Rick Ross & David Copperfield | Billboard.com

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