1. Lady Antebellum's 'You Look Good' Tips a Hat to the '90s -- And, Maybe, Maren Morris

    May 31, 2017 8:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 A year after it was written, the group's brassy country single hits the top 15. If it’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder, it’s fair to assume that “You Look Good” is Lady Antebellum ’s best way to convey its feelings about reunitin ...

  2. Hillary Lindsey, Writer of Hits for Lady Gaga and Keith Urban, Enters Joint Deal With BMG and Rezonant: Exclusive

    May 02, 2017 7:28 AM EDT 0 0 2 Hillary Lindsey , currently among Nashville's most consistent songwriters, has entered into a new global publishing deal that continues her six-year relationship with BMG in partnership with upstart indie Rezonant Music, the Billboard  has lear ...

  3. Backstreet's Back for Florida Georgia Line's New Single

    February 16, 2017 9:17 AM EST 0 0 0 The major pop-country duo engages boy band legends for "God, Your Mama, And Me." It’s safe to say that few people have a first-concert experience like Florida Georgia Line ’s Brian Kelley . For starters, that initial show as a fan -- a Bac ...

  4. Billboard Bits: Robin Thicke Pacts with Universal Publishing, BMG Chrysalis Signs Ben Harper

    June 26, 2013 5:55 AM EDT Universal Publishing, Robin Thicke Renew Terms Universal Music Publishing Group has renewed its ex-North America publishing administration agreement with songwriter, producer and artist Robin Thicke, whose sixth studio album, "Blurred Lin ...

  5. Hillary Lindsey Writes the Songs

    April 30, 2013 12:14 AM EDT The year was 1994. Hillary Lindsey moved from her home of Washington, Georgia to Nashville. What would she have said if someone had told her on that first day that she would wind up as one of the most successful songwriters in town, penning at lea ...

  6. Big Machine Records To Release Music From ABC's 'Nashville' Series (Exclusive)

    October 02, 2012 8:45 PM EDT Big Machine Records will release the music from ABC's new series "Nashville," starting with three songs after the show premieres Oct. 10. "If I Didn't Know Better," written by the Civil Wars' John Paul White and ...

  7. When Blake Met Beyonce

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Nashville songwriters work both sides of the fence. Blake Shelton and Beyonce do not make the same kind of music, but both of them gave the same basic assignment to a handful of songwriters in August: Write me a hit. Approximately 15 writers showe ...

  8. Gloriana Album Premiere and Track-By-Track

    July 27, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nashville trio Gloriana has emerged as one of the country music's biggest success stories of 2012. The group -- consisting of brothers Tom and Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinert -- has bounced back after the abrupt departure of former member Cheyen ...

  9. 615 Spotlight: Greg Bates Honors His Nashville Roots

    July 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's something about Republic Nashville newcomer Greg Bates that sets himself apart from many of his young country compatriots: the singer, who is climbing the charts with "Did It For The Girl," is a Middle Tennessee native, hailin ...

  10. Michelle Branch: The Making of New Album 'West Coast Time' (Exclusive Video)

    August 25, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "What started it all was we had the lyric about Led Zeppelin and we thought, 'Wouldn't it be cool if we could sing like a Zeppelin reference in the next part?'" Michelle Branch tells Billboard.com before quickly breaking out ...

  11. 2011 Oscars: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne , who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an ...

  12. Trent Reznor, A.R. Rahman Earn 2011 Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 9:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The 2011 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 25), and among the top nominees in the music categories is Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor , who is nominated for best original score for the Facebook-inspired film, "The Soc ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Miley's New Movie Music

    February 05, 2010 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SNEAKING A FEW MORE PEAKS Hi Gary ...

  14. Jessica Simpson Sets Date For, Names Album

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jessica Simpson has christened her debut country album "Do You Know" and will release it Sept. 9 via Columbia Nashville. First single "Come on Over" rises 26-23 this week on Billboard's Hot Country so Jessica Simpson has chr ...

  15. 'Ride' Of Her Life

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood is still generating hits from her six-million-selling debut, "Some Hearts," but she's front and center with a new effort this week. Her sophomore album, "Carnival Ride" (19 Recordings Carrie Underwood is sti ...

  16. Underwood Tries For Encore With 'Carnival Ride'

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood is still generating hits from her six-million-selling debut, "Some Hearts," but she'll be front and center with a new effort this fall. Her sophomore album, "Carnival Ride," is due Oc Carrie Underwood is sti ...

  17. A Little Bit Country

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the last few months, there's been a buzz around Music Row that Bon Jovi's next album would be a country record. Some folks were skeptical and others ready to celebrate. For the last few months, there's been a buzz around Music Row ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...