1. James Otto

    James Otto

    9 Albums, 10 Songs

    • Shake What God Gave Ya
    • Days of Our Lives
    • Sunset Man
    • Just Got Started Lovin' You
    • Shake What God Gave Ya
    • Shake What God Gave Ya
    • Days of Our Lives
  2. Country Singer James Otto Hospitalized in Nashville, Cancels Shows

    September 08, 2010 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country singer James Otto is hospitalized in Nashville. He was admitted to an area hospital Tuesday for an abdominal illness and is canceling his weekend shows in Clarksville, Tenn., and Berea, Ohio. Otto says in a statement that he has "been f ...

  3. Travis Tritt Going Indie For New Album

    June 30, 2010 10:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty years after releasing his first album -- the double-platinum, reputation-staking "Country Club" -- Travis Tritt plans to take his recording career into his own hands. The Georgia-based country star tells Billboard.com that before he ...

  4. Jamey Johnson Reveals 'Guitar Song' Details

    June 09, 2010 10:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 J amey Johnson will give fans plenty of new material when he releases "The Guitar Song," his follow-up to 2008's award-winning, gold-certified "That Lonesome Song," on Sept. 14. "The Guitar Song" spreads 25 songs a ...

  5. Taylor Swift Makes History At Country Music Awards

    November 12, 2009 7:23 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift claimed a piece of music history when she became the youngest artist ever to win the coveted title of Entertainer of the Year at the Country Music Awards. Swift, 19, also claimed awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of th ...

  6. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to c ...

  7. Les Paul Remembered By Musicians And Fans

    August 14, 2009 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following the announcement yesterday of Les Paul's death at the age of 94, many of his fellow musicians, producers, and guitar acolytes stepped forward to remember the man who changed the course of modern music and recording. "Les was a re ...

  8. Chart Beat: Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum, Britney Spears

    July 15, 2009 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 LADY FIRST, PART 1 : Lady Gaga becomes just the third artist in the 16-year history of the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart to collect three No. 1s from a debut album. "LoveGame" rises 2-1, marking Lady Gaga's third No. 1 following &qu ...

  9. Publishing Briefs: Copyright Alliance, NMPA, ASCAP

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - The Copyright Alliance launched the Copyright Alliance Education Foundation, a new non-profit charitable extension of the Alliance that will develop educational programs for Americas next generation of creators. The goal of the foundation is to ...

  10. Paisley, Newfield Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    February 11, 2009 10:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Country superstar Brad Paisley leads the pack of Academy of Country Music Award nominees with six nods, it was announced today (Feb. 11) during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville. Perhaps the most s ...

  11. Warner Acts Go Covers Crazy For Compilation

    January 13, 2009 12:43 PM EST 0 0 0 A host of unusual covers can be found on "Covered, A Revolution in Sound: Warner Bros. Records," due Feb. 24. On it, 11 current Warner Music Group acts cover a classic tune from the label's back catalog. Amongst the most intriguing ar ...

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    December 19, 2008 11:36 AM EST 0 0 0 <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat Chat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.<br /> </i></b> DID THE CRITICS SPEAK? Hello Mr. B ...

  13. Chesney, Strait, Sugarland Lead CMA Noms

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards. Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards. George Strait and duo Sugar ...

  14. Chart Beat: Jason Mraz, B.B. King, 'Gypsy'

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Jason Mraz, B.B. King, "Gypsy" and more! 'YOURS' SONG: The little bedroom demo that could gives Jason Mraz his first top 10 hit on the Hot 100. "I'm Yours" was written in 2004 while ...

  15. Rascal Flatts, Swift To Announce CMA Nominees

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift will announce final nominees for the 2008 CMA Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from ABC's "Good Morning America" studios in New York. Meanwhile, rising stars Lady Antebellum and James Otto will join CMT& ...

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss downloads, Leona Lewis, Fergie and more! DOWNLOADABLE, BUT WHEN? Hi Fred, I look forward to Chart Beat and Chart Beat Chat every week! Who determines when a song is made available for paid download? Once a song is select ...

  17. Leona Lewis Holds Onto Hot 100 No. 1

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on The Billboard Hot 100 as the track holds tight at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on the Billboard Hot 100 as the track ...

  18. Madonna's the Queen of Charts

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Hard Candy" album makes a sweet entrance at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 280,000, giving the diva her seventh chart-topper and the third biggest sales week of the year. A whopping 26% of the album's first we ...

  19. Little Big Town, Morgan Join Montgomery Gentry For ACM Ride

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Little Big Town, Craig Morgan, James Otto and Lady Antebellum are among the 25 country artists that will join hosts Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry for the Academy of Country Music's 5th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride on May 17 in Las Vegas. ...

  20. Chart Shakers

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leona Lewis, Daughtry and Tim McGraw lead the list of the Hot Shot Debuts, Pacesetters and Greatest Gainers on this week's Billboard charts. Hot Shot Debuts: Leona Lewis sets a new chart record as she takes Hot Shot Debut honors on The Billboar ...

  21. Travis, Adkins, Evans Added To CMA Music Fest Lineup

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins, Bucky Covington, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans, Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan, James Otto, Kenny Rogers and Randy Travis join an already stellar performance lineup for the nightly concerts at the CMA Music Festival, ...

  22. Lewis Leaps To No. 1 Debut

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leona Lewis is the first Britsh solo artist to bow atop the Billboard 200 with a debut album, ending a 22-year drought for U.K. solo female artists at No. 1. Her "Spirit" bows with 205,000, marking the first No. 1 by a female Brit since ...

  23. Leona Lewis Makes Big Splash Atop Billboard 200

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British import Leona Lewis' "Spirit" bows atop The Billboard 200 this week, making her the first U.K. solo artist to start at No. 1 with their debut effort. The Syco/J album moved 205,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Sou ...

  24. 52OnTV

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 25-31, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 25 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Daniel Powter, Andrea Bocelli, RBD, Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Paris Bennett, Aly &am ...

  25. Big & Rich Ride Again

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, Big & Rich are at it again. A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, "Horse of a Different Color," Big & ...

  26. Cowboy Troy

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Road whiplash is setting in, blurring one stop into the next and sleep is at a premium. 'Not complaining just explaining,' he says. Dude! I have been running constantly. It feels as if we are having great fun everywhere we go, however, try ...

  27. Cowboy Troy's Wild Ride

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Cowboy Troy made an appearance at the May 17 Academy of Country Music Awards, he joked about the odds of which would happen first: Garth Brooks coming out of retirement or Troy himself having a No. ...

  28. 'Mafia' Targets Otto

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country artist signs with Raybaw. James Otto has exited the Mercury Records roster and signed with Raybaw Records, a Warner Bros. Nashville imprint. Raybaw is headed by Muzik Mafia members Big & Rich and Cory Gierman. Otto is a member of the M ...

  29. Gretchen Wilson To Tour With Big & Rich

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The outing will begin Nov. 5 at the Convocation Center in Dekalb, Ill., and work its Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Ri ...

  30. Sweet Relief Celebrates 10 Years

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Nashville concert series featuring Victoria Williams, Josh Rouse, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and others will serve as the 10th anniversary celebration for the ... A Nashville concert series featuring Victoria Williams, Josh Rouse, Carolyn Dawn Johnson a ...

  31. Breaking & Entering

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Lacuna Coil, James Otto, Venus Hum. ITALIAN IMPORTS: Lacuna Coil launched a U.S. tour this week, about a year after the Italian metal act released its third album, ...

  32. BREAKING & ENTERING

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Acts Breaking At Radio/Retail & Entering Billboard Charts. This Week: Lacuna Coil, James Otto, Venus Hum. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Venus Hum , James Otto ...