1. Jake Owen: The Billboard Interview

    Jake Owen: The Billboard Interview

    July 24, 2014 12:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 We talk to Jake Owen in our studio. Videos Jake Owen ...

  2. Chart Moves: Jake Owen, Usher, Shakira Score New No. 1s; Florida Georgia Line Debuts

    July 13, 2014 4:41 PM EDT As previously reported , Iggy Azalea spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and Maroon 5 reaches the top 10 as "Maps" moves 13-9. Who else courses up the Billboard song chart ...

  3. Chart Highlights: Usher Lands Lucky 13th No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    July 07, 2014 5:35 PM EDT 1.081 k 89 1 The crooner ties Drake for the most leaders in the list's history. Plus, new No. 1s for Shakira, Seether and Jake Owen, while Justin Moore countrifies Motley Crue ... with Vince Neil Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Happy Mother’s Day: Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West Shout-Out Moms on Twitter

    May 11, 2014 3:28 PM EDT In honor of Mother’s Day, musical artists from across all genres are coming out of the woodwork to pay tribute to their moms on this special day. Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom In addition to Billboard’s Mother’s playlist - which in ...

  6. Keith Urban's 'Fuse' Surges on Country Albums Chart After 'Idol' Performance

    May 08, 2014 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 The star, and 'American Idol' judge, surges following his performance on the show's May 1 episode With its first top 10 rank in six months, Keith Urban's "Fuse" rockets 21-6 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart ...

  7. Jake Owen Shows Signs of Growth at Western Kentucky University: Live Review

    April 25, 2014 2:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 The April 24 show mostly focused on cuts from Owen's 2013 album, "Days of Gold" Jake Owen has witnessed some of the best live shows in the business, having paid his dues as the opener for such country superstars as Kenny Chesney and T ...

  8. Darius Rucker, Scotty McCreery and More Take a Swing at ACM Golf Benefit

    April 06, 2014 2:09 AM EDT 2.041 k 62 0 The clubs were a-flying Saturday morning in Las Vegas, as Darius Rucker hosted the 2014 ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas. "It's such a great cause," said Rucker, who also hosted the event last year. &qu ...

  9. Silver Lining: 25 Years Of Country Cares For St. Jude Kids

    January 24, 2014 1:36 AM EST There’s no greater testament to the power of radio to make a positive difference in the world than the half-billion dollars country stations have raised in the last 25 years for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Last week in Memphis, many of ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Jake Owen Rolls the Dice With 'Days of Gold'

    December 03, 2013 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 "I think that as an artist, sometimes for you to grow, you have to take those risks rather than put out the same song each time" Jake Owen has taken his share of risks over the past few years. His last album, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night ...

  13. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum Embrace ACM Honors

    September 12, 2013 4:00 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music paid a rare visit to Music City on Tuesday night for the 7th Annual ACM Honors show at the Ryman Auditorium. A program designed to salute those ACM Award winners who are not awarded during the CBS telecast this past Ap ...

  14. New Signings: August Alsina to Def Jam, Windish Agency Wins Bobby Womack, Frankie Rose Goes and Labrinth to Paradigm

    August 23, 2013 4:03 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters ...

  15. Chart Highlights: 'Ooh' She Did It Again ... Britney Spears Debuts On Pop Songs

    June 24, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Spears' 'Smurfs 2' single blasts onto the radio airplay tally at No. 22. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Demi Lovato, J. Cole, Jake Owen and Marc Anthony Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every ...

  16. Jake Owen Eyeballing New Album in December

    June 03, 2013 11:15 AM EDT "Most of the songs I recorded are songs I found from outside. I'm not at the point where I care anymore if I wrote 'em or not. It's really about the song, not who writes it" With a fourth single, "Anywhere With You,&q ...

  17. Chart Highlights: Rolling Stones Debut On Dance/Club Play Songs

    January 07, 2013 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 When the group's frontman has the original moves like Jagger, it shouldn't be too surprising to find them on the tally. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greate ...

  18. Luke Bryan Wins Big at American Country Awards

    December 11, 2012 1:47 AM EST Luke Bryan at the American Country Awards. (Getty Images) Luke Bryan was the top winner at the third annual American Country Music Awards Monday night (Dec. 10) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Bryan took home nine awards, including Male Artist, Sing ...

  19. Luke Bryan Hits Jackpot at American Country Awards

    December 11, 2012 1:00 AM EST 0 0 0 'Tailgates and Tanlines' Star Snags Nine Awards; Carrie Underwood Adds to Her Collection Luke Bryan was the top winner at the third annual American Country Music Awards Monday night (Dec. 10) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Bryan took home n ...

  20. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights o ...

  21. Bruce Cockburn, Trooper, Deadmau5 Honored at 2012 SOCAN Awards Gala

    November 20, 2012 2:06 PM EST Canadian musician/activist Bruce Cockburn and "Raise A Little Hell" rockers Trooper were honored with lifetime achievement awards last night at the 23rd annual SOCAN Awards Gala, which recognizes the accomplishments of Canadian songwrite ...

  22. Billboard Touring Awards: Roger Waters, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen Win Big

    November 08, 2012 9:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Antebellum were among tonight's (Nov. 8) big winners at the annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, host ...

  23. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Winners

    November 08, 2012 9:30 PM EST Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Antebellum were among tonight's (Nov. 8) big winners at the annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, h ...

  24. Jason Aldean Sings Ludacris' Praises, Talks 'Night Train': Video

    November 08, 2012 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 One of Jason Aldean 's favorite things about showbiz are all the opportunities to work with other artists, especially outside the world of country. Case in point is his bromance with Ludacris, rapper and fellow Georgian. Jason Aldean + Billboar ...

  25. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  26. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards boast a diverse mix of genres, touring strategies, venue types, and positions on the career arc and their broad geographic footprint points to the increasingly global nature of the touring industry. ...

  27. Catt Gravitt, Jon Stone Win Big at SESAC Nashville Music Awards

    October 29, 2012 7:56 PM EDT Women were the center of attention when SESAC kicked off Country Music Week with its annual Nashville Music Awards on Sunday night. The performing-rights organization gave its songwriter of the year trophy to Catt Gravitt, a woman who had at least ...

  28. Jason Aldean To Play First Country Concert at Boston's Fenway

    October 18, 2012 12:01 PM EDT Jason Aldean will be making history at one of baseball's most historic sites. Aldean will be the first country music star to play a concert at Fenway Park, the iconic home of the Boston Red Sox. The July 13 appearance will be the initial stop ...

  29. Jason Aldean To Make History at Boston's Fenway Park

    October 18, 2012 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Aldean will be making history at one of baseball's most historic sites. He will be the first country music star to play a concert at Fenway Park, the iconic home of the Boston Red Sox. The July 13 appearance will be the initial stop on hi ...

  30. Jake Owen Raises Bar for 'Blue Jean' Followup

    October 17, 2012 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 After his country chart-topping third album, 2011's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," and an EP, "Endless Summer," that debuted at No. 2, Jake Owen has set a high bar for what he does next. The singer tells Billboard that he alrea ...

  31. Publishing Briefs: CISAC Summit, Kobalt, Paul McCartney, Wonderlous, Jingle Punks, More

    October 16, 2012 5:16 PM EDT CISAC Summit Set for June 2013 CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, will hold its fourth biennial World Creators Summit on June 4-5, 2013, in Washington, DC, at the Ronald Reagan Center. Formerly known as t ...

  32. Jake Owen's 'Got' Gains on Country Songs, New EP Explodes Onto Albums Chart

    October 04, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jake Owen scores his fifth top 10 on the audience-driven Country Songs chart, as "The One That Got Away" gains 3.4 million impressions and shifts 11-8. The track also holds for a second week at its No. 16 peak on Country Digital Songs (20, ...

  33. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Close Out 'Killer' Stadium Tour

    August 27, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "It's a very bittersweet moment to watch a tour come to an end," Chesney says Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw wrapped their "Brothers of the Sun" stadium tour Saturday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., with 111,209 t ...

  34. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Wrap 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour With Another Regional Record

    August 27, 2012 7:42 AM EDT Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw wrapped their "Brothers of the Sun" stadium tour Saturday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., with 111,209 tickets sold for the weekend shows -- which Dan Murphy, Gillette Stadium's Vice Preside ...

  35. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Smash Record for NYC-Area Country Show With More Than 56K

    August 13, 2012 6:38 AM EDT Kenny Chesney concert is synonymous with summer and tailgating. Fans know this firsthand and keep coming back for more, helping the country singer top records year after year. Last summer, Chesney broke a 29-year-old record for most country ticket ...

  36. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Smash Record for NYC-Area Country Show

    August 13, 2012 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brothers of the Sun Tour Stop at MetLife Stadium Breaks Chesney's Own Milestone, Set Last Year A Kenny Chesney concert is synonymous with summer and tailgating. Fans know this firsthand and keep coming back for more, helping the country singer ...

  37. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Vans Warped Tour

    July 06, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary rocker Roger Waters is No. 1 in this week's Hot Tours recap with $26.9 million in box office grosses reported from the final North American leg of the blockbuster The Wall Live Tour that wraps later this month. This week's tally ...

  38. Hot Tours: Andre Rieu, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley

    June 22, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dutch violinist and orchestra conductor André Rieu earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's Hot Tours chart with box office grosses reported from his concert performances in European arenas during April and May as well as a series of shows in Bra ...

  39. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Lady Gaga

    June 18, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rock legend Roger Waters earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's Hot Tours chart with box office grosses reported from Latin American performances in March and April as well as shows in the U.S. and Canada during May. The trek through Latin Amer ...

  40. Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood Among Presenters for CMT Music Awards

    June 04, 2012 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hollywood and Nashville will come together this summer for the 11th annual CMT Music Awards, hosted this year by country superstar Toby Keith and House of Lies actress Kristen Bell. A wide array of stars will be on hand for the June 6 ceremony, incl ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Kenny Chesney: Chemistry And Strategy

    May 23, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 Kenny Chesney has sold more than 1 million tickets for eight consecutive tours and grossed more than $500 million since 2002, according to Billboard Boxscore. The streak will surely continue with the 2012 Brothers of the Sun tour, which begins a run o ...

  43. Spotlight: Ex-'Survivor' Star Chase Rice Debuts Big With 'Dirt Road Communion'

    May 16, 2012 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Spend any amount of time with country newcomer Chase Rice, and you will no doubt be inspired by his infectious drive and confidence. And, he's got a lot of reasons to feel that way. The singer is opening for some heavy hitters this spring, incl ...

  44. Web Trends: New Video from 2 Chainz

    April 09, 2012 4:57 PM EDT Google Trends: 6. jake owen -- Country singer Jake Owen proposed to his girlfriend Lacey Buchanan, on Saturday at the Citrus Bowl at Vero Beach High (where he went to high school). Twitter Music Trend: #NameYourFavoriteRapper -- People are Tweetin ...

  45. Carrie Underwood Enters Top 10 on Country Chart

    April 06, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jake Owen Has Top Song, While Lionel Richie Scores Biggest Country Album Debut in a Year Jake Owen claims a second week atop Country Songs with "Alone with You," which improves 688,000 audience impressions for a total of 37 million during ...

  46. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  47. Chart Highlights: Beyonce 'On Top' of Dance/Club Play Songs

    April 02, 2012 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bey banks her 18th No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs, moving her within one of Janet Jackson for the seond-most leaders in the chart's history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the t ...

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