1. Does Garth Brooks Still Have Country Superstar Clout?

    July 18, 2014 4:36 PM EDT A version of this article first appeared in the July 26th issue of Billboard Magazine . Garth Brooks’ July 10 reveal of a new deal with Sony Music (an album on Pearl/RCA Nashville is due around Black Friday, and will be sold digitally on his own s ...

  2. Garth Brooks Taps Chicago for Start of Tour

    July 15, 2014 10:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Garth Brooks announced the first date this morning for his upcoming world tour: Sept. 4 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago, a market Brooks hasn't played in 17 years. There is no word on when the rest of the tour will be anno ...

  3. Garth Brooks Issues Statement on Cancelled Dublin Shows

    July 14, 2014 7:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following last week's cancellation of Garth Brooks' five shows at Croke Park in Dublin, the back-in-action country superstar has issued a statement announcing that the Dublin City Council cannot change its ruling. "To say I am crushed ...

  4. Garth Brooks Issues Statement on Cancelled Dublin Shows

    July 14, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Following last week's cancellation of Garth Brooks' five shows at Croke Park in Dublin, the back-in-action country superstar has issued a statement announcing that the Dublin City Council cannot change its ruling. "To say I am crush ...

  5. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Don Henley's 'End Of The Innocence' Begins

    July 14, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week 25 years ago, the Eagle's landmark solo set debuted. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Garth Brooks, Soundgarden and Miley Cyrus Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard cha ...

  6. Garth Brooks to Finally Go Digital at 'a Stupid Price'

    July 10, 2014 2:23 PM EDT Besides the acknowledgement that Garth Brooks is about to announce a major tour and that he has signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville  to release his new album, the big news from the country superstar's press conference for music ret ...

  7. Garth Brooks Calls Off Retirement for New Album, Massive Tour

    July 10, 2014 6:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 The country star is expected to announce a deal with Sony Nashville at a press conference Thursday afternoon. Garth Brooks, arguably the biggest country star of the 1990s, is scheduled to make a major announcement at a Nashville press conference thi ...

  8. Garth Brooks Calls Off Retirement for New Album, Massive Tour

    July 10, 2014 6:39 AM EDT 7 2.586 k 32 2 Garth Brooks, arguably the biggest country star of the 1990s, is scheduled to make a major announcement at a Nashville press conference this afternoon: that he’s coming out of retirement and looking to reclaim the top dog title for the curr ...

  9. Garth Brooks' Five-Night Run in Dublin Cancelled

    July 08, 2014 1:17 PM EDT The country icon must refund 400,000 tickets for the Ireland dates. After Garth Brooks and the Dublin City Council engaged in some back-and-forth regarding the country superstar's planned five-night run at the city's Croke Park from July ...

  10. Justin Moore's 'Night' Tops Country Airplay Chart, Kenny Chesney Returns

    June 24, 2014 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Moore notches his fourth No. 1, while Chesney tallies his record-extending 10th top-30 debut Justin Moore snares his fourth No. 1, and best weekly audience, on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, as "Lettin' the Night Roll" steps ...

  11. Ask Billboard: With Nico & Vinz, Norway Continues U.S. Chart Invasion

    June 24, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The duo's 'Am I Wrong' continues an unprecedented run of U.S. success for Norwegian musical exports. Plus, an Imagine Dragons feat, Linkin Park sales and remembering Casey Kasem As always, submit your questions about Billboard chart ...

  12. America's Music: How Country Popped Its Way Into the Mainstream

    June 02, 2014 4:00 PM EDT 5 4 0 As country music fans from around the world descend upon Nashville for the 2014 CMA Music Festival, the genre seems to be in a pretty good spot right now. The nightly concerts at LP Field have long been sold out, and the artists and songs coming fro ...

  13. George Strait Rides Away From the Center of His Industry

    March 25, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Technology plays an enormous role in what entertainment succeeds at any given time. When recordings evolved from an experimental novelty to a mature business during the 20th century, both sound and visual recordings changed to accommodate those ad ...

  14. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Evanescence's 'Bring Me To Life' Tops Alternative Songs

    March 24, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 7 2 0 This week in 2003, the band crowned the chart with its breakthrough smash. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, the Supremes and the all-star Voices That Care Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seve ...

  15. Exclusive: Veteran Music Exec Doug Morris To Receive Songwriting Hall's Hitmaker Award

    March 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Doug Morris is not just one of the most successful record executives in history after his record-breaking stints at Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and currently as Sony Music Entertainment ceo. Related Articles Billboard Power 100 2014: ...

  16. Country's Super-Sized Stars Downsize for European Success

    February 24, 2014 4:56 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 European tour start ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Trisha Yearwood Touring ‘Just Because,' Writing Third Cookbook, and Recording New Album

    February 18, 2014 12:02 PM EST In the past few years, Trisha Yearwood’s career has expanded from Grammy winning country chanteuse to best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning host of the Food Network show “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen,” but when a fan recently posed the question ...

  19. Steve Lawrence Finds Friend in Garth Brooks on First Album Since Eydie's Passing

    February 18, 2014 11:00 AM EST Lawrence's wife and singing partner Eydie Gorme died in August. The singer talks new album "When You Come Back to Me Again," his friendship with Brooks, and why he's "not ready" to perform live. "Eydie was half o ...

  20. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry Regains No. 1 Momentum

    February 17, 2014 1:15 PM EST 0 1 0 A monster mailbag on Perry topping the Hot 100 again after missing the top 10; Mariah Carey's best-selling songs; Hall & Oates' 20 biggest hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music ...

  21. Chart Moves: Beyonce Crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; Aloe Blacc Bounds Up Hot 100; Hillsong United Makes History

    January 24, 2014 10:00 AM EST As previously reported , Pitbull and Ke$ha rule the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber" and Lorde and Bastille soar into the chart's top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Beyonce: In just its sixth week on R&B/ ...

  22. 'Frozen' - The No. 1 Album That's Been Ignored by Radio

    January 20, 2014 4:42 PM EST Despite how Walt Disney Records' "Frozen" soundtrack has been atop the Billboard 200 chart for two weeks -- and the movie is a blockbuster hit at the box office -- radio has essentially ignored the film's music. Its songs are n ...

  23. Elvis Presley's Billboard Chart Records

    January 08, 2014 5:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis Presley wasn't just the King of Rock & Roll. He remains Billboard chart royalty. On the anniversary of the birthday on Jan. 8, 1935, of the late icon (who passed away on Aug. 16, 1977), here's a look back at five of his most impr ...

  24. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Christina Aguilera Tops Pop Songs With 'Beautiful' & More

    January 06, 2014 8:05 AM EST Eleven years ago this week, Aguilera reigned with her signature ballad. Plus, a look back at major moves by Green Day, Usher and Garth Brooks Your weekly recap of significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Jan ...

  25. Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line Remain Atop Country Charts

    January 03, 2014 11:30 AM EST 3 0 0 Brooks' new box set and FGL's 'Stay' make it five weeks at No. 1 on Top Country Albums and Hot Country Songs, respectively With a fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, Garth Brooks' box set " ...

  26. Beyoncé Leads For Third Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 02, 2014 1:00 PM EST Beyoncé's self-titled album racks up a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the longest run at No. 1 for any album since last April. "Beyoncé" sold another 310,000 copies during the week ending Dec. 29, according to Nielsen So ...

  27. Beyonce On Course for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 28, 2013 1:21 PM EST 2.762 k 693 3 Beyoncé is on course to score her longest-running No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Based on sales forecasts from industry sources, her new self-titled set should stay put atop next week's Billboard 200 for a third consecutive wee ...

  28. Beyonce On Course for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 28, 2013 12:43 PM EST Beyonce is on course to score her longest-running No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Based on sales forecasts from industry sources, her new self-titled set should stay put atop next week's Billboard 200 for a third consecutive week.   S ...

  29. Brantley Gilbert Hits New Country Chart Highs

    December 27, 2013 11:10 AM EST The singer is the toast of three tallies with new single "Bottoms Up" Brantley Gilbert makes his highest debuts on three Billboard song charts and posts his first No. 1 and best sales week on Country Digital Songs with "Bottoms Up, ...

  30. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorites Of 2013?

    December 20, 2013 8:15 PM EST Send in your picks for the best of 2013 to askbb@billboard.com. In the meantime, reader thoughts on Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Donna Summer As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb ...

  31. Beyonce Still Set for Second Week at No. 1, Garth Brooks for No. 2

    December 20, 2013 7:06 PM EST 0 0 0 The album could sell 260,000 copies -- or more -- in its second week Beyonce is still on track to score a second week atop the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast her self-titled album to sell around 260,000 -- if not more -- in the track ...

  32. Eli Young Band Tops Hot Country Songs, Vets Return With Duets

    December 17, 2013 11:05 AM EST The group tallies its third No. 1, while Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton team up for debuts Eli Young Band notches its third leader on Billboard's Country Airplay chart with "Drunk Last Night" (3 ...

  33. Ross On Radio: Songs That Made A Difference In 2013

    December 17, 2013 5:11 AM EST Hits that changed what the hits were. In the early-to-mid '90s, when Garth Brooks was the biggest superstar in any format and leading the charge for a younger-leaning, more rockin' country format, radio still resisted two of his singles. ...

  34. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic Tops Adult Pop Songs, Beyonce Bows At R&B/Hip-Hop

    December 16, 2013 4:35 PM EST Plus, new No. 1s for late legend Donna Summer, Eli Young Band, Pop Evil and more 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 be ...

  35. Beyonce Trending Toward No. 1 on Billboard 200, Childish Gambino Top 10

    December 13, 2013 6:48 PM EST As previously reported , Beyonce's self-titled fifth solo studio set is likely headed towards a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 when the chart's top 10 is revealed on Dec. 18. The release has suddenly thrown off what was expected to be ...

  36. Chart Moves: Boston Returns to Charts, Daft Punk's Biggest Selling Album

    December 12, 2013 10:05 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Garth Brooks logged his ninth No. 1 album with his new box set "Blame It All On My Roots," while Britney Spears collected her ninth top 10 with "Britney Jean." Brooks' box sold ...

  37. R. Kelly's 'Black Panties' Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

    December 11, 2013 6:52 PM EST R. Kelly is set to collect his 15th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The singer's latest album, "Black Panties," is on course to sell around 100,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 15 -- so s ...

  38. Garth Brooks Earns Ninth No. 1 Album, Britney Spears Debuts at No. 4

    December 11, 2013 11:38 AM EST Garth Brooks earns his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, as his new boxed set, "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences," jumps 3-1 in its second week.   The sizable package (which contains six CDs and two DV ...

  39. Britney Spears, Jake Owen, 'Sound of Music' Set for Top 20 on Billboard 200

    December 06, 2013 7:48 PM EST Britney Spears' new album, "Britney Jean," is the biggest new release of the week and it's heading for a high debut on Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast the album to sell between 115,000 and 120,000 copies by the e ...

  40. Britney Spears, Jake Owen and 'Sound of Music' Set for Top 20 on Billboard 200

    December 06, 2013 7:09 PM EST 0 0 0 As reported earlier, Britney Spears' new album "Britney Jean" is the biggest new release of the week, and it's heading for a high debut on Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast the album to sell around 115,000 to 120,000 ...

  41. Garth Brooks Returns to Top Country Albums Summit

    December 05, 2013 5:20 PM EST 1 8 0 The country icon scores his first No. 1 on the chart in six years with his new box set. Plus, Florida Georgia Line takes over atop Hot Country Songs Garth Brooks returns to Top Country Albums, as "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influ ...

  42. Grammy Nominations Show Preview: Booking Strategies, the Move to Friday, Water Cooler Moments

    December 05, 2013 8:00 AM EST Lorde, Drake, Katy Perry, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are among the performers on this Friday's (Dec. 6) Grammy Nominations Concer Live produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Li ...

  43. Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean' Headed for Top Debut on Billboard 200

    December 04, 2013 6:09 PM EST Britney Spears' new album "Britney Jean" is on course to score the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the album, released on Dec. 3, might sell around 115,000 to 120,000 copies by the ...

  44. One Direction Scores Historic Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart, Sells 546K

    December 04, 2013 10:28 AM EST One Direction's "Midnight Memories" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 546,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   The act makes history as the first group to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums ...

  45. Garth Brooks a Ratings Winner With CBS Special

    December 02, 2013 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 "Garth Brooks, Live From Las Vegas" gave CBS a Thanksgiving weekend winner, drawing 9.33 million viewers during its second hour, according to Nielsen, as the network cruised to No. 1 in the ratings during both hours the special ran Friday, ...

  46. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather tha ...

  47. A Look Back at Key Milestones at the CMA Awards

    November 07, 2013 8:46 AM EST Here's a look at some key moments in the history of the Country Music Association Awards, which honor the best of the country music (the 47th annual CMAs air on Wednesday night). - 1967 : The first CMA Awards were not televised. It is bille ...

  48. George Strait, Josh Kear, Warner/Chappell Among ASCAP Country Music Award Honorees

    November 05, 2013 12:56 PM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its 51st Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday, Nov. 4th in the Grand Ballroom at Nashville’s newly opened Music City Center.  ASCAP Country Music Awards -- Photo Gal ...

  49. Blake Shelton Scores 15th Country Airplay No. 1

    November 05, 2013 11:05 AM EST The coach on NBC's 'The Voice' narrowly bests Tim McGraw for the radio ranking's new leader In one of the tightest No. 1 battles since Billboard's Country Airplay chart switched from a plays-based to an audience impression ...

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