1. Scotty McCreery On The Ride for Album No. 2: It ‘Pretty Much Has To Be My Wave Now’

    October 18, 2013 3:31 AM EDT Scotty McCreery rode his 2011 "American Idol" win to a platinum album and several new artist awards. With his second album, "See You Tonight," McCreery says his career is now in his hands alone. "We have been off the show ...

  2. Backbeat: Darius Rucker Debuts 'True Believers' At CMA Week With Mike Dungan, Frank Rogers, More

    October 31, 2012 7:09 PM EDT Darius Rucker peforms with songwriter Frank Rogers. (Photo: Chris Hollo) Darius Rucker previewed his third Capitol Records Nashville album, True Believers , today (Oct. 30) for an industry crowd at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nash ...

  3. Brad Paisley, Ben Hayslip Win Big at ASCAP Country Awards

    October 30, 2012 3:21 PM EDT From left; ASCAP's Randy Grimmett, Cal IV's Daniel Hill, songwriter Terry Sawchuk, songwriter Eric Paslay, Cal IV's Natalie Harker and Billy Lynn, ASCAP's Michael Martin. Songwriter/artist of the year Brad Paisley and songwrite ...

  4. Darius Rucker Talks 'Best Record I've Ever Made' on Tour in Idaho

    July 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just like with any artist, Darius Rucker likes exploring uncharted territory. This past weekend, the Capitol Nashville act did just that, with a stop in McCall, Idaho that was a little bit different than your average tour stop. The singer was brough ...

  5. Album Reviews: Don Williams, Josh Turner, Usher

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT DON WILLIAMS And So It Goes Producers: Garth Fundis, Don Williams Sugar Hill Records Release Date: June 19 It's been a few years since the "Gentle Giant" has graced us with new music. But Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams ret ...

  6. Summer Music Preview: Countrywide

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 Edens Edge Album title: Edens Edge Label: Big Machine Records Management: Virginia Davis, B.A.D. Release date: June 12 Big Machine Label Group president/CEO Scott Borchetta offered Edens Edge a deal after seeing the band perform at the annual Nashvill ...

  7. Backbeat: George Strait, Bob Pittman, Gary Overton at Country Radio Seminar Day One

    February 23, 2012 1:44 PM EST The Ryman Room was overflowing with CRS attendees when Tenacity Records threw its first CRS bash. Keeping it all about the music, Tenacity artists Bill Gentry and Darryl Worley performed their new music and kept the party going well into the night ...

  8. 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& ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Brad Paisley 'This Is Country Music': Track-By-Track Review

    May 24, 2011 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country Music has sometimes been described as three chords and the truth, but leave it to Brad Paisley to demonstrate just how much more expansive the genre can be on his new album, "This is Country Music." Produced by his longtime collabo ...

  11. Brad Paisley: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 08, 2011 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Brad Paisley and longtime friend/collaborator Chris DuBois wrote "This Is Country Music," they knew they'd penned more than a catchy title track. They had a blueprint. "The song itself is what inspired the album, which is th ...

  12. Lady Antebellum Leads Year-End Country Charts

    December 10, 2010 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Turns out we were right. Lady Antebellum , which Billboard tipped as an artist to watch two years ago, closes this year as the hottest act in country music -- and beyond. The trio -- Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood -- leads several of ...

  13. Darius Rucker Aims to Extend Win Streak with 'Charleston'

    September 17, 2010 4:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 D arius Rucker admits that the pressure's on, but he doesn't mind. The first three singles from his 2008 Capitol Records Nashville debut, "Learn to Live," hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. The album itself de ...

  14. Josh Turner Debuts on Country Chart With 'Haywire' Album

    February 22, 2010 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Fueled by national TV guest spots, a hit video and a No. 1 single with "Why Don't We Just Dance?," MCA Nashville's Josh Turner debuts on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 2 and on the Billboard 200 at No. 5 with hi ...

  15. Darius Rucker Taking Time On 'Learn To Live' Follow-Up

    February 03, 2010 11:52 AM EST 0 0 0 D arius Rucker is four recording sessions and about six songs into his second country album, which he plans to have out later this year. The Hootie & the Blowfish frontman tells Billboard.com that he's again working with Frank Rogers, who p ...

  16. Josh Turner "Haywire" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Josh Turner, "Haywire" (MCA Nashville) Release Date: February 9, 2010 Josh Turner bowed on MCA Nashville in 2003 with a platinum debut album, "Long Black Train," and has since proved to be one of country's most consistent yo ...

  17. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to c ...

  18. Brad Paisley Previews His "American Saturday Night" Album, Tour

    June 04, 2009 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 “No one can make the album they made 10 years ago with a straight face,” Brad Paisley muses. The singer/songwriter/guitar slinger is siitting in Blackbird Studios, a state of the art Nashville facility owned by Martina McBride and her husband, and p ...

  19. Foster Signs With Sea Gayle

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Hit songwriter Radney Foster has signed with Nashville publisher Sea Gayle Music. The company was founded in 1999 by songwriters Chris DuBois, Frank Rogers and Brad Paisley and has scored 20 No. 1 hits in its first decade. "I have been a fan ...

  20. Let It Rip

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country superstar Brad Paisley is putting the focus back on his guitar skills with "Play," a mostly instrumental album due this week via Arista Nashville. Country superstar Brad Paisley is putting the focus back on his guitar skills with & ...

  21. 'Swing' For The Fences

    August 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Trace Adkins hit a home run with last year's "ditty" song "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," and he returns to that style again on "Swing," which utilizes baseball lingo to rate barroom pickup lines. Trace Adkins hit a home ...

  22. 41st Academy of Country Music Awards - Final Nominees

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 in Las Vegas. Below are the final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in a ce ...

  23. Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast li ...

  24. Paisley's 'Time' Has Come

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to country music concerts, cowboy hats are usually the headgear of choice. However, lately when Brad Paisley looks out from the stage, he sees a lot of lampshades -- thanks to his hit sing ...

  25. Paisley Makes 'Time' For Fourth Album

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With first single "Alcohol" already in the top 20 on Billboard's country chart, Brad Paisley is gearing up for the release of his fourth album, "Time Well Wasted." Recorded in Nashville with longtime With first single " ...

  26. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MAL ...

  27. Paisley, Emmylou Win At ASCAP Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 8) at Nashville's Opryland Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, ...

  28. 2003 ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 41st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Nov. 3. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Craig Wiseman "American Child" "The Cowboy ...

  29. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Associa ...

  30. Breaking & Entering

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Sarai, Billy Talent and Josh Turner. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ONE OF THE LADIES: The succ ...

  31. Paisley Enjoys His 'Celebrity' Status

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The view from the top can be quite sweet. Just ask Brad Paisley. Fueled by hit single "Celebrity" and a slot on Brooks & Dunn's successful Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour, Paisl ...

  32. Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Nominations

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Here are the nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented at Nov. 6 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast on CBS. E ...

  33. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and ...

  34. Hot Product

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Brad Paisley, Air, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Goo Goo Dolls, and more. 'II' Times A Charm Brad Paisley seems to have been everywhere in the past two years. The 28-year-old West Virginia native has become the country ...

  35. Paisley Follows Hit Debut With 'Part II'

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the other foot on the CMA [Country Music Association] stage," says RCA Label Group chairman Joe Galante of Brad Paisley's appeal. "He's able to keep one ...

  36. Paisley Follows Hit Debut With 'Part II'

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the other foot on the CMA [Country Music Association] stage," says RCA Label Group chairman Joe Galante of Brad Paisley's appeal. "He "He's able to ...

  37. Keith, Womack Top ACM Awards Nominations

    February 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Toby Keith and Lee Ann Womack lead the nominees for the 36th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, set for May 9 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Both are up for six awards. Other multi Toby Keith and Lee Ann Womack lead the nominees ...