1. Doobie Brothers With Michael McDonald Record Country Album With Brad Paisley, Sara Evans

    February 28, 2014 8:00 AM EST The classic rock veterans are collaborating with Zac Brown, Toby Keith, Chris Young, Love and Theft and more for a country tribute album Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and Sara Evans are among the country acts teaming with t ...

  2. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood's Country Museum Hall Exhibit Opening With Gary Overton, Jeff Gregg, Fierce Gowns

    June 05, 2013 4:51 PM EDT As the crush of CMA Music Fest activities gets in full swing, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted a reception last night (6/4) to launch “Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour” exhibition which opens to the public today and runs th ...

  3. Country Radio Seminar: Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies and REO Speedwagon Rock the Boat

    March 01, 2013 2:05 PM EST Above, L-R: Ashley Monroe, Pistol Annies; Kelly Clarkson; Angaleena Presley, Pistol Annies; Miranda Lambert The General Jackson river boat was rockin’ last night as Brad Paisley welcomed surprise guests REO Speedwagon on Sony Music Nashville’s 27t ...

  4. Carrie Underwood's Album Gets 'Blown Away' Using New Aurasma Video App

    June 27, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Carrie Underwood is no stranger to the word "reality." After all, as the winner of the 2005 season of "American Idol," she won the hearts of millions of viewers across the world. Now, the singer has entered into a promotion tha ...

  5. Carrie Underwood's Album Gets 'Blown Away' Using New App: Video

    June 27, 2012 9:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood is no stranger to the word "reality." After all, as the winner of the 2005 season of "American Idol," she won the hearts of millions of viewers across the world. Now, the singer has entered into a promotion that ...

  6. Backbeat: CMA Fest Attracts Over 70,000; Blake Shelton, Gary Overton, WME Execs Hang in Press Room

    June 12, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Blake Shelton makes a point during the press conference prior to his performance at LP Field during CMA Music Fest. (Photo: Vernell Hackett) Milder weather and expanded seating at LP Field for the night shows brought in more fans to the CMA Music ...

  7. CMA Fest: Eric Church, Faith Hill Perform; Softball With Carrie Underwood; TNT Revives 'Dallas'

    June 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The CMA Music Festival continued at a frentic pace on Saturday, with music seemingly at every turn along the way in a very crowded downtown Nashville. At the Riverfront Stage, Big Machine recording trio Eden's Edge -- set to release their deb ...

  8. Backbeat: Scott Borchetta, Shooter Jennings, John Hogan, More at Billboard Country Summit

    June 08, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson signs autographs for fans during the Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Country Music Summit for 2012 ended with a cocktail party and performances by some of Nashville's upcoming stars, Maggie Rose, Andy Gibson, Kate Ar ...

  9. Kenny Chesney Gets Own Label in New Deal

    June 05, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 K enny Chesney extended his worldwide recording deal with Sony Music Nashville, the company announced Monday (June 5). His future recordings will be released under his vanity Blue Chair Records imprint and will be associated with Columbia Nashville. ...

  10. Kenny Chesney Extends Sony Music Nashville Deal, Will Get Own Imprint Blue Chair Records

    June 04, 2012 6:20 PM EDT Chesney extends label deal (L-R): Jess L. Rosen, Esq. (Greenberg Traurig, LLP), Gary Overton (Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO), Kenny Chesney, Clint Higham (President Morris Artists Management), and Dale Morris (CEO Morris Artists Manageme ...

  11. Kenny Chesney: Billboard Cover Story

    May 29, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country's Biggest Star Keeps Searching With 'Welcome to the Fishbowl' There are a lot of captivating photos on the walls of Kenny Chesney 's home office, but one stands out both visually and symbolically. Eagles guitarist Joe Wal ...

  12. Kenny Chesney Stretches His Limits

    May 23, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 There are a lot of captivating photos on the walls of Kenny Chesney's home office, but one stands out both visually and symbolically. Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh is center stage, signature guitar in place, arms spread wide, hands flashing the devi ...

  13. Carrie Underwood: Billboard Cover Story

    April 16, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Few female vocalists in any genre can boast a more stylistically diverse résumé than Carrie Underwood . In the past year alone, she's scored a No. 1 country hit with pal Brad Paisley , partnered with rock icon Steven Tyler for top-rated CMT sho ...

  14. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Gary Overton, More at Country Radio Seminar's Day Two

    February 24, 2012 1:24 PM EST (L-R): Kellie Pickler, Sony Music Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton, Sara Evans and Headline Country's Storme Warren take in the Sony/BMG Cruise at CRS day two. (Photo: Alan Poizner) Country Radio Seminar attendees had a lot of choices for ...

  15. Billboard Power 100: Gary Overton

    January 26, 2012 11:33 PM EST No. 98 Gary Overton Chairman/CEO Sony Music Nashville Twitter: @SonyNashville Small Town, Big Business... Following the dynamic Joe Galante as chairman/CEO at Sony Music Nashville was no small task for Gary Overton, who arrived at the company afte ...

  16. Miranda Lambert Returns: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 21, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Newly signed artists: often timid, pliable souls so happy to have a record deal that they can be easily molded into someone else's vision. Sony Music Nashville chairman/CEO Gary Overton knew during his first conversation with Next: Will Marriag ...

  17. Jake Owen Finds His Footing With 'Barefoot and Blue Jean Night'

    August 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With an opening slot on Keith Urban's Get Closer tour and a hot single in hand, Jake Owen is well-primed for the Aug. 29 release of his third RCA album, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," out today (Aug. 30). Keith Urban Says 'Get Close ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Loretta Lynn Honored by Kid Rock, Paramore on Tribute Album

    October 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Few artists can claim as diverse or loyal a fan base as country music icon Loretta Lynn , as evidenced by the lineup of artists contributing tracks to tribute album "Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn," due Nov. 9 on Col ...

  20. Overton To Be Named Sony Music Nashville CEO

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Nashville will announce Gary Overton as its new CEO this afternoon, sources tell Billboard.biz. Overton, currently EMI Music Publishing Nashville's executive VP and GM, will replace Joe Galante , who announced yesterday that he is ...