1. Jana Kramer Is Engaged to Football Player Michael Caussin

    December 03, 2014 7:54 PM EST Country singer Jana Kramer celebrated her 31st birthday in Nashville Tuesday with a pretty great gift: A marriage proposal from her football player boyfriend, Michael Caussin.  Jana Kramer Talks 'Love,' Songwriting and a New Album This S ...

  2. Jana Kramer Talks 'Love,' Songwriting and a New Album This Summer

    June 20, 2014 10:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two years ago, Jana Kramer was enjoying her initial run up Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Why Ya Wanna." A couple of weeks later, the Elektra Nashville recording artist released the first single from her upcoming sophomore ...

  3. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, Paramore Score First Pop Radio No. 1s

    June 09, 2014 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Azalea's 'Fancy' crowns Pop Songs, while Paramore tallies its first airplay chart leader with 'Ain't It Fun.' Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry, Three Days Grace and Tito 'El Bambino' Chart Highlights offers a s ...

  4. New Signings: Warner Music Nabs Ylvis, WME Inks Leah Turner, Maximum Artist Adds Lalah Hathaway, Warner/Chappell Signs Danny Orton

    October 02, 2013 7:45 AM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters@billboard.com for inclusion in our regular report. Click here for the ...

  5. CMT Music Awards: 10 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    June 06, 2013 2:08 AM EDT . The Color Purple: The red carpet is clearly passé. The Academy of Country Music used to have an orange rug, the Country Music Assn. favors black, and the CMTs – you’re lookin’ at purple. What shade of purple? That was up for debate. Kip Moore s ...

  6. CMT Awards Book Record Sponsors, Nationwide Expands Jana Kramer Relationship

    June 05, 2013 4:58 PM EDT Wednesday’s CMT Awards will be supported by “without a doubt the highest volume and probably the most meaningful advertiser integrations,” says Anthony Barton, CMT’s senior VP of integrated marketing. This year’s ceremony, held in the middle of ...

  7. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording a ...

  8. Brantley Gilbert Says 'I Do' to Future Songs With Jana Kramer

    January 23, 2013 10:15 AM EST 1 0 0 Newly engaged couple has written together ... Singer also talks ACM nods, Tim McGraw tour and his cameo on "Nashville" Country stars Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer got engaged over the weekend in Nashville. The "Country Must Be Coun ...

  9. Florida Georgia Line Interrupts Taylor Swift on Country Charts, Again

    January 10, 2013 2:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Swift Earns Streaming Gainer Honors Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" sails to the top of Billboard's Country Songs chart once again, logging a fourth total week at No. 1. The duo had previously interrupted Taylor Swift's 10-w ...

  10. Brantley Gilbert Ready to Rock on Third Album

    January 09, 2013 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Country star is nine songs into a followup to 2010's 'Halfway to Heaven' With two No. 1, gold-certified singles and a gold album under his belt buckle, Brantley Gilbert promises he'll be coming out "rockin'" on his ...

  11. 615 Picks: Top 10 Country Albums of the Year

    December 20, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 It's that time of year again. Time to look back at the best that country music had to offer in 2012. We'll look at top singles tomorrow (Dec. 20), but first let's nail down the best albums in the genre -- from a former TV star to an 8 ...

  12. The Year In Country: Georgia Rules 2012 With Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum & More

    December 14, 2012 8:16 AM EST Georgia has long been a hotbed for country music, producing such stars as Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood, but perhaps never before have Peach State artists dominated the Billboard charts the way they did in 2012. Four Georgia acts ...

  13. Bonfire Jam Festival Kicks Off in Florida

    December 07, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 This week, Billboard has previewed this year's Bonfire Jam Festival, which starts today in Chumuckla, Florida. With the "World's Largest Redneck Christmas Parade" and performances from Clay Walker, Jana Kramer and Gretchen Wilson ...

  14. Jana Kramer Hopes You Like 'Whiskey'

    December 06, 2012 5:40 PM EST 0 0 0 A new single for the "Why Ya Wanna" star, who plays the Bonfire Jam in Florida this weekend What a year it's been for Jana Kramer , the country newcomer whose debut single "Why Ya Wanna" reached No. 3 on Country Songs and wh ...

  15. Backbeat: Warner Music Nashville Team Celebrates CMA Wins With Faith Hill, John Esposito, More

    November 02, 2012 6:35 PM EDT The mood was definitely celebratory at Warner Music Nashville 's post- CMA Awards bash held at the company's headquarters on Music Row . The evening's big winner was Blake Shelton , who took home trophies for entertainer and male vo ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and deb ...

  18. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Todd Moscowitz, More Rock 'In Touch' VMA After Party

    September 07, 2012 11:22 AM EDT MTV VJ and KISS FM DJ Karli Henriquez (left) and singer Kat Deluna (right) hang out with Schoolboy Records chief Scooter Braun at the In Touch VMA After Party. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Of the myriad VMA parties to choose from, for many, the In Touch ...

  19. Little Big Town Float First No. 1 on Country Songs

    September 06, 2012 9:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile, Jana Kramer scores a top five hit and Carrie Underwood returns to No. 1 on Country Albums. Little Big Town 's "Pontoon" tops a second Billboard songs list -- this time Country Songs -- eight weeks after it became the group& ...

  20. Country Countdown: Kenny Chesney Keeps Crown, Gloriana Debuts Big

    August 09, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile, Jana Kramer Scores First Top 10 Single With 'Why Ya Wanna' Kenny Chesney 's "Come Over" dominates Country Songs for a second week, his first to hold for more than one week since "Somewhere with You" spen ...

  21. Jana Kramer Q&A  - Nashville Summer Beats | Billboard & Pepsi

    Jana Kramer Q&A - Nashville Summer Beats | Billboard & Pepsi

    August 09, 2012 8:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jana Kramer Q&A - Nashville Summer Beats | Billboard & Pepsi Nashville Summer Beats , Jana Kramer Videos Jana Kramer ...

  22. Watch Jana Kramer Talk 'Why Ya Wanna' & 'It Girl' Label

    August 01, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jana Kramer has a lot of reason to be smiling these days. Her debut album debuted in the top five on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and her first single, "Why Ya Wanna," is closing in on the top ten on the singles chart (it rises to N ...

  23. Backbeat: Gloriana Rocks Billboard-Pepsi Summer Beats Concert With John Huie, Matt Serletic, Scott McGhee, Many More in the House

    July 31, 2012 12:53 PM EDT (L-R): Tom Gossin and Rachel Reinert of Gloriana; Warner Music Nashville SVP brand management and sales Peter Strickland; and Gloriana's Mike Gossin with their plaques celebrating the success of "(Kissed You) Good Night." (Photo: Fr ...

  24. Jana Kramer: Summer Beats Nashville Red Carpet | Billboard & Pepsi

    Jana Kramer: Summer Beats Nashville Red Carpet | Billboard & Pepsi

    July 31, 2012 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jana Kramer on the red carpet at Billboard & Pepsi's Summer Beats Nashville concert, July 30, 2012. red carpet , Country , Jana Kramer , Jana Kramer , Red Carpet Videos Jana Kramer Red Carpet ...

  25. Gloriana Rocks Nashville Summer Beats Concert

    July 31, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard and Pepsi's Summer Beats Concert Series landed in Music City on Monday with a rollicking, hip-shaking set courtesy of country upstarts Gloriana . The event, held at Nashville's Cannery Ballroom, served as a showcase of some of th ...

  26. Watch Gloriana Rock Billboard & Pepsi's Summer Beats Concert

    July 30, 2012 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The July 30 Nashville showcase also included country hit-makers Jana Kramer, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann and Randy Houser Billboard and Pepsi's Summer Beats Concert Series landed in Music City on Monday with a rollicking, hip-shaking set cour ...

  27. Updated: Billboard and Pepsi's Summer Beats Nashville Concert

    July 09, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Billboard and Pepsi's Summer Beats Concert Series is heading to Music City. Katy Perry Rocks Hollywood with Pepsi/Billboard Summer Beats Show The upcoming Nashville event will be held on Monday, July 30 at Nashville's Cannery Ballroom, a ...

  28. Country Countdown: Eric Church Takes 'Springsteen' to No. 1

    June 14, 2012 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Album Chart, Alan Jackson Scores 13th No. 1, Jana Kramer Debuts in Top 5 Sometimes confident predictions turn out to be more than just cheerleading. When Eric Church surprised the music industry with simultaneous No. 1 debuts on the Billboard 200 ...

  29. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Jana Kramer

    June 14, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The former 'One Tree Hill' star celebrates a top five start with her debut country album. "The very first time I heard it, I was so sick. I had bronchitis," Jana Kramer recalls of hearing her maiden Country Songs chart entry, &qu ...

  30. Country Countdown: Universal Nashville's Mike Dungan Predicted Eric Church's No. 1 Success

    June 14, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Sometimes confident predictions turn out to be more than just cheerleading. When Eric Church surprised the music industry with simultaneous No. 1 debuts on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with Chief last summer, then-EMI Nashville/Capitol Nas ...

  31. Hank Williams, Jr. to Pay Tribute to His Dad at CMT Awards

    June 04, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 CMT Music Awards Producer John Hamlin Talks Show Surprises, Women of Country + More We're fast approaching one of the biggest nights in country music with the 2012 CMT Music Awards -- a highlight of CMA Music Festival week. The show, airing Wed ...

  32. Backbeat: CMA Week Kicks Off With Party at AristoMedia's Jeff Walker's House

    June 04, 2012 12:30 PM EDT (L-R): CMA Close Up editor Bob Doerschuk, Australian artist Craig Morrison, host/AristoMedia CEO Jeff Walker and publicist Judy Mayes at party at Walker's home in Nashville welcoming international artists and executives. (Photo: Deborah Evans ...

  33. 2012's Brightest New Stars (So Far): Page 3

    June 01, 2012 9:55 AM EDT 0 Chart Article Emeli Sande Emeli Sande is still a new face to many American listeners, but the Scottish songstress will soon be making a splash on this side of the pond. After some guest appearances and a hit single in the U.K. in 2011, Sande's debu ...

  34. Summer Music Preview: In Bloom

    May 24, 2012 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 AZEALIA BANKS Album title: 1991 EP Label: Interscope/Polydor Management: Troy Carter, ­Coalition Media Group Release date: May 29 Azealia Banks has quickly become hip-hop's darling. Back in December, the Harlem rapstress burst onto the scene with ...

  35. Usher, 'The Voice's Juliet Simms, Coldplay Move Up Hot 100

    May 11, 2012 8:09 AM EDT As previously reported, Gotye remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, which makes history as the first song to top the Hot 100, Alternative, Dance Club Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay, a ...

  36. Spotlight: Jana Kramer Gave Up 'One Tree Hill' for Music Dreams

    March 21, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Delaying her music career was "not an option," the "Why Ya Wanna" singer says This year has already seen some of Jana Kramer's dreams come true. The former "One Tree Hill" star's debut single, "Why Ya Wan ...

  37. Backbeat: George Strait, Bob Pittman, Gary Overton at Country Radio Seminar Day One

    February 23, 2012 1:44 PM EST The Ryman Room was overflowing with CRS attendees when Tenacity Records threw its first CRS bash. Keeping it all about the music, Tenacity artists Bill Gentry and Darryl Worley performed their new music and kept the party going well into the night ...

  38. Katy Perry Holds Off Britney Spears Atop Hot 100

    May 04, 2011 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 K aty Perry 's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West , spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 5) on Billboard.com, while Britney Spears ' "Till the World Ends" soars back into the top ...