1. Reba McEntire, George Strait & Dwight Yoakam Return to Country Charts

    April 23, 2015 5:51 PM EDT All three stars pad their impressive legacies with debuts. Reba McEntire returns to familiar hallowed ground on Billboard 's Top Country Albums chart, as Love Somebody debuts at No. 1 with 58,000 first-week copies sold, according to Nielsen ...

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

    April 20, 2015 12:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 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, and a r ...

  3. ACMs 2015: Garth Brooks Performs 'All-American Kid'

    ACMs 2015: Garth Brooks Performs 'All-American Kid'

    April 19, 2015 10:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 The milestone award winner performs his patriotic hit at the 50th annual ACM Awards. Videos Garth Brooks ...

  4. ACM Awards Predictions: Who Will Win?

    April 17, 2015 5:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Arlingto ...

  5. 5 Things We Want to See at the ACMs: Blake & Luke Role Reversal, Miranda Showstopper & More

    April 17, 2015 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Academy of Country Music Awards are detouring to Dallas this year, after embracing the glitziness of Las Vegas since 2003. For its 50th anniversary, the show is borrowing the Cowboys’ 80,000-capacity AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, making ...

  6. Garth Brooks Dedicates New Child Play Zone at Indianapolis Hospital

    April 07, 2015 11:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country music star Garth Brooks became teary-eyed Tuesday as he dedicated a new child play zone at an Indianapolis children's hospital, praising the colorful, game-filled space as a "miracle" that allows ailing youngsters to forget th ...

  7. Taylor Swift Is Feelin' 22… Weeks in the Billboard 200's Top Five

    April 03, 2015 6:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Her '1989' album has yet to leave the top five of the chart after 22 weeks. Taylor Swift 's smash album 1989 continues its incredible chart run on the Billboard 200 , as the former No. 1 set spends its 22nd consecutive week in the top ...

  8. Viva 'Las Vegas'! Shania Twain Vaults 31-2 on Top Country Albums

    March 12, 2015 5:00 PM EDT Shania Twain scores her highest rank in more than a decade on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as Shania: Still the One: Live From Las Vegas rockets 31-2 in its second chart week (9,000 sold, up 622 percent, according to Nielsen Music) ...

  9. Garth Brooks on Making a Concept Album, Taylor Swift's Success & Duetting With His Late Mom

    February 20, 2015 7:06 PM EST Garth Brooks expects his next album to come out sooner rather than later -- and to be different than what fans might expect. "I'm gonna stay an album guy," Brooks told Billboard prior to starting a six-show run Friday [Feb. 20] at ...

  10. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, Lady Gaga 'Danced' to No. 1 for the First Time

    January 12, 2015 8:05 AM EST 'Just Dance' became Mother Monster's first Hot 100 leader six years ago. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Garth Brooks, Janet Jackson and Barry Manilow. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven ...

  11. Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean & Garth Brooks Scale Country Charts

    January 08, 2015 5:23 PM EST Underwood logs a fifth week at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, Aldean returns to the summit on Top Country Albums & Brooks debuts. Carrie Underwood matches her second-longest stay atop Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart with "Something ...

  12. Elvis Presley's Billboard Chart Records

    January 08, 2015 8:05 AM EST On what would've been the King of Rock & Roll's 80th birthday, a look back at five of his most impressive chart achievements. Elvis Presley wasn't just the King of Rock & Roll. He remains Billboard chart royalty. On the ...

  13. Brad Paisley 'Storm's Back to No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart

    January 06, 2015 11:05 AM EST The star tallies his 19th No. 1 – and first since 2011. Brad Paisley scores his first leader in more than three years on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart, as "Perfect Storm" rises 2-1. The coronation ends his longest stretch be ...

  14. 'Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

    December 24, 2014 2:33 PM EST 1.416 k 204 66 0 Craig Wayne Boyd , the seventh-season winner of NBC's The Voice , rockets onto Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart at No. 1 with his coronation single "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face." Boyd becomes just the se ...

  15. Taylor Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Nicki Minaj Debuts at No. 2

    December 24, 2014 11:00 AM EST 89.408 k 766 12 0 Taylor Swift makes an expected return to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, as her 1989 album hops up one rung, bringing its total (nonconsecutive) weeks atop the list to six. The set shifted 375,000 equivalent units in the week ending ...

  16. Touring in 2014: Stadium Shows Dominate, Garth Returns, Springsteen's Epic Run and More

    December 23, 2014 11:12 AM EST Throughout the week, Billboard will be publishing pieces from our staff writers, each an outstanding authority on their specific area of coverage. From Nashville to Miami, the industry at large, publishing and retail, and the year in touring, we&# ...

  17. The Country Music Industry in 2014: Garth's Return, Taylor's Exit

    December 18, 2014 2:49 PM EST With country music at a peak in popularity, the comings and goings in the format seemed more crucial than ever. And there were plenty -- Garth Brooks came back, George Strait decided it was time to go, two guys from a different era came out, and a ...

  18. Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends Fifth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 10, 2014 11:10 AM EST 72.052 k 3.851 k 151 0 Taylor Swift's 1989 holds steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fifth non-consecutive week. Swift has now spent a cumulative total of 29 weeks at No. 1 with her four chart-topping albums. Among women, only Whi ...

  19. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Guardians' on Cassette Cashes In

    December 06, 2014 8:08 PM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift's 1989 returned to No. 1 (for a fourth non-consecutive week), while Pentatonix hit a new chart high, as the a cappella group's That's Christmas To Me stepped 3-2. The new char ...

  20. Tim McGraw Notches 25th Hot Country Songs No. 1 With 'Shotgun Rider'

    December 05, 2014 5:05 PM EST The veteran scores a milestone leader. Plus, action for Craig Wayne Boyd of NBC's 'The Voice' & more. Tim McGraw scores his first No. 1 in nearly four years on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (and his first on the list ...

  21. The Gifts That Keep on Giving: Biggest Radio and Album Hits of the Holidays

    December 01, 2014 2:19 PM EST From Burl Ives to 'N Sync, some of the biggest hits of recent memory. They are the gifts that keep on giving for the artists that record them, the labels that release them and the radio stations and streaming services that play them. The firs ...

  22. Trisha Yearwood's 'Prizefighter' Punches Way Onto Top Country Albums Chart

    November 26, 2014 3:18 PM EST Yearwood scores her 12th top 10 and first since 2007. Plus, Brad Paisley notches his 31st Hot Country Songs top 10. With 13,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Trisha Yearwood 's Prizefighter: Hit After Hit enters Top Country Albums at ...

  23. Pentatonix Hits Top Three on Billboard 200, Nickelback Debuts in Top 10

    November 26, 2014 11:01 AM EST As earlier reported , One Direction's Four debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 387,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 23, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the second-largest debut sales week of 2014 (after Taylo ...

  24. Garth Brooks Cancels Talk-Show Appearances After Ferguson Decision

    November 25, 2014 4:16 PM EST 7.845 k 115 3 0 'To spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong, seemed distasteful to me,' he writes on Facebook. Garth Brooks is postponing TV appearances in the midst of protests after a Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict ...

  25. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Foo Fighters, Keith Urban Notch New No. 1s

    November 24, 2014 4:35 PM EST And that's not all: Jennifer Lopez, Big Sean and George Ezra join in taking over atop tallies this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and ...

  26. Garth Brooks & Taylor Swift: A Study in Country Contrasts

    November 21, 2014 1:57 PM EST It's an interesting time in country music. The format's biggest-selling star of the last decade, Taylor Swift (25 million albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan), has departed for pop music with her latest album, 1989 . Meanwhile, G ...

  27. Taylor Swift's '1989' No. 1 for Third Week on Billboard 200

    November 19, 2014 4:36 PM EST Taylor Swift 's 1989 album spends a third consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it only the second album to spend three weeks atop the list in 2014. Only the Frozen soundtrack, which racked 13 nonconsecutive weeks a ...

  28. Garth Brooks Calls YouTube 'the Devil'

    November 18, 2014 1:04 PM EST We knew Garth Brooks had friends in low places, but this is ridiculous. Speaking with Access Hollywood , the country music legend took the "devil," also known as the "nice people" at YouTube, to task for what he calls an unfair ...

  29. Frankie Ballard's 'Sunshine' Dawns Atop Country Airplay Chart

    November 18, 2014 10:45 AM EST Ballard becomes the first act to score his first two No. 1s this year. Plus, Brad Paisley returns to the top 10. Frankie Ballard claims his second No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart, as "Sunshine & Whiskey" rises 2-1. H ...

  30. Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel and More Honored at ASCAP's Centennial Awards Gala

    November 18, 2014 9:54 AM EST Stevie Wonder gave an emotional speech that silenced the crowd, Garth Brooks was misty eyed and Billy Joel was classic when he performed "New York State of Mind." The ASCAP Centennial Awards on Monday night honored the musical icons -- i ...

  31. Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd Set for Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    November 14, 2014 9:37 PM EST Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ album should rule for third straight week Foo Fighters , Pink Floyd and Garth Brooks are all heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart next week with their latest new albums. Industry forecasters suggest Foo Fighter ...

  32. Taylor Swift's '1989' Set for Third Week at No. 1

    November 13, 2014 4:04 PM EST '1989' may sell 300,000 in its third week. There's little stopping Taylor Swift 's 1989 album, as it is on course to spend a third straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the Big Machi ...

  33. Ask Billboard: All-Taylor Swift Edition

    November 11, 2014 11:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT SHOULD TH ...

  34. Ghost Tunes, Garth Brooks' iTunes Alternative, Launches in Full

    November 11, 2014 8:18 AM EST When Ghost Tunes CEO Randy Bernard and COO Chris Webb first met with Garth Brooks to discuss an alternative digital and physical distribution platform, there was one thing they had to get out of the way. "We're going up against Google, A ...

  35. Garth Brooks Breaks His N. American Ticket Sales Record (That He Set Last Month)

    October 15, 2014 4:52 PM EDT The hits just keep coming for Garth Brooks , who has now broken his own North American ticket sales record for a single city, moving more than 188,000 tickets sold from 11 shows at the Target Center in Minneapolis between Nov. 6 and 15.   The pers ...

  36. Inside Garth Brooks' Master Plan to Launch the Biggest Tour of All Time

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has long been the biggest-selling act of the Nielsen SoundScan era, with 69.6 million albums sold in the United States alone since 1991. And insiders say that for the recently launched tour in support of his new album, Man Against Mac ...

  37. Inside Garth Brooks' Master Plan To Launch the Biggest Tour of All Time

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has long been the biggest-selling act of the Nielsen SoundScan era, with 69.6 million albums sold in the United States alone since 1991. And insiders say that for the recently launched tour in support of his new album, Man Against ...

  38. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, Janet Jackson Tops Hot 100

    October 06, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1989, Jackson's 'Miss You Much' kicked off the 'Rhythm Nation 1814' era. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Garth Brooks, the Beatles and Mariah Carey. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones ...

  39. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean No. 1; Carrie Underwood Debuts on Country Charts

    October 02, 2014 4:56 PM EDT Chesney bows atop Top Country Albums, Aldean logs a milestone reign on Hot Country Songs & expectant mom Underwood's 'Water' breaks. Nearly 20 years after first gracing the list, Kenny Chesney collects his lucky 13th No. 1 on Bi ...

  40. Rewinding the Charts: 23 Years Ago, Garth Brooks Lassoed History

    September 28, 2014 9:05 AM EDT GARTH BROOKS MADE HISTORY ON SEPT. 28, 1991, when his third album, Ropin' the Wind , debuted atop the Billboard 200: the record became the first country title to bow at No. 1. It also dethroned Metallica's then-five-week-old eponymous al ...

  41. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Garth Brooks' 'Ultimate' Returns

    September 25, 2014 3:28 PM EDT Also: Cannibal Corpse scores its highest charting album ever. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Barbra Streisand made history with her 10th No. 1 album : Partners . With the arrival, she became the first act to achieve No. 1 albums in e ...

  42. Garth Brooks Reveals New Album Release Date

    September 20, 2014 10:51 AM EDT Garth Brooks has confirmed that his new as-yet untitled album will be released on Nov. 11 through Pearl/RCA Nashville. Garth Brooks' 'People' Debuts In Country Airplay Chart's Top 20 Brooks revealed the news in a press conferen ...

  43. Garth Brooks' 'People' Debuts In Country Airplay Chart's Top 20

    September 09, 2014 1:05 PM EDT The star returns with 'People Loving People,' which soars in at No. 19 Garth Brooks surges back onto Billboard 's Country Airplay chart dated Sept. 20, as "People Loving People," his first proper radio single in six year ...

  44. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5's 'Maps' Leads To No. 1

    September 08, 2014 4:50 PM EDT .623 k 53 The band rewrites the record for the most No. 1s on Adult Pop Songs. Plus, new leaders for Linkin Park, Kenny Chesney, MercyMe & more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the ...

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