1. Major Country in Major Cities: Behind New York's FarmBorough and Chicago's Lake Shake

    June 30, 2015 6:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York’s FarmBorough, Chicago’s Lake Shake both launch successfully, as Live Nation brings country music fests to major markets. Live Nation’s country music division barnstormed the major markets of Chicago and New York on consecutive weekends, la ...

  2. The 10 Best Shania Twain Songs

    June 30, 2015 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shania Twain 's farewell tour kicks off this week, which makes it a good time to attempt to pick the ten greatest Twain songs. This might actually be mathematically impossible -- it would be difficult to even pick the ten strongest tracks on Co ...

  3. 250-300 People Kicked Out of Kenny Chesney & Jason Aldean Concert

    June 23, 2015 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Police say as many as 300 people were kicked out of country music stars Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean 's concert at Lambeau Field in Wisconsin. Press-Gazette Media reports that between 250 and 300 people were tossed from Saturday's concer ...

  4. CMT Awards 2015: All the Performances Ranked Best to Worst

    June 10, 2015 11:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's CMT Awards offered a slew of exciting numbers from veterans and up-and-comers, a skit with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and a brave inter-genre collaboration. Even more exciting, a number of singers played new singles for the first time o ...

  5. CMT Music Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List

    June 10, 2015 10:35 PM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, walking away with honors for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year.  Inside the 2015 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood's Firs ...

  6. CMT Awards 2015 Performers: Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood & Florida Georgia Line on the Bill

    May 19, 2015 3:28 PM EDT Luke Bryan , Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line are among the first set of performers set to take the stage at the CMT Awards on June 10, CMT announced Tuesday (May 19). Jason Aldean , Keith Urban , Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum will al ...

  7. Chris Stapleton: Get to Know Writer Behind Tracks for Luke Bryan, Adele, Blake Shelton & More

    May 04, 2015 5:03 PM EDT Country singer Chris Stapleton releases a new album, Traveller , on Tuesday. It's Stapleton's solo debut at age 37, but you've been probably been hearing him for years without knowing it: As a Nashville songwriter, he's written ...

  8. ACM Awards 2015: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Win Big

    April 20, 2015 12:17 AM EDT 1.259 k 127 37 In what has become the norm for country music award shows, the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards could aptly be titled the " Miranda Lambert Show" as the superstar bagged a haul that included song of the year, album of the year ...

  9. ACMs 2015: Jason Aldean Performs 'My Kinda Party'

    ACMs 2015: Jason Aldean Performs 'My Kinda Party'

    April 19, 2015 9:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The country star sings his hit at the 50th annual ACM Awards. Videos Jason Aldean ...

  10. ACM Awards Predictions: Who Will Win?

    April 17, 2015 5:29 PM EDT There’s an old saying that everything is bigger in Texas. The world of country music will get a taste of that Lone Star hospitality as the 50 th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this coming Sunday from AT&T Stadium in Arlin ...

  11. Sam Hunt Rates a Perfect 10 Atop Hot Country Songs With 'Take Your Time'

    April 16, 2015 4:58 PM EDT 11.757 k 132 21 The song becomes just the 16th No. 1 all-time to reign for at least 10 weeks. Plus, moves for Billy Currington & Thomas Rhett. Sam Hunt 's "Take Your Time" does just that atop Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart (d ...

  12. Zac Brown Band Is Back 'Home' Atop Country Airplay Chart

    March 31, 2015 2:00 PM EDT 'Homegrown,' the lead country single from the band's upcoming album, is its 11th No. 1. Zac Brown Band completes its fastest flight to No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated April 11), as the pop-flavored traditi ...

  13. Jason Aldean Marries Brittany Kerr: Get the Details

    March 21, 2015 8:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr are officially man and wife. The couple said "I do" on Saturday (March 21) in Mexico. Among the wedding guests were Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson as well as Aldean's daughters from his previous marr ...

  14. Live Review: Sundy Best Brings Their Multi-Textured Take on Country to NYC

    March 20, 2015 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Today's country ecosystem can seem to be dominated by two camps. In one, you've got the huge stars with inescapable -- and frequently indelible -- radio hits:  Kenny Chesney ,  Jason Aldean , or  Carrie Underwood . In the other, you'v ...

  15. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 11 Get the Party Started

    March 13, 2015 3:53 AM EDT Empire's Taraji P. Henson drops by American Idol to deliver the official results from the previous night's voting to host Ryan Seacrest . One by one, Seacrest reveals throughout the episode who advances to the top 11, the contestants&# ...

  16. Chart Highlights: 'Loud' & Proud, Ed Sheeran Tops All Three Pop, Adult Airplay Charts

    March 09, 2015 7:00 PM EDT 6.196 k 189 30 His smash ballad is one of just four singles ever to lead Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary simultaneously. Plus, new No. 1s for Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Jason Aldean & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a ...

  17. High-Profile Managers Join Think Tank to Advise Grammy Creators Alliance

    March 09, 2015 6:00 AM EDT A few dozen high-profile artist managers are lending a hand to recording artists, songwriters and producers advocating for creators on legislation that impacts their community. The Managers Think Tank will advise the newly formed Grammy Creators Al ...

  18. Venue Briefs: The Forum's New Bookings, Comcast-Spectacor's New Connections, SMG's New Roster

    February 17, 2015 10:29 AM EST In the competitive venue market of Los Angeles, the newly refurbished Forum is beating its rival Staples Center in concert bookings for the first half of 2015. At press time, The Forum has 19 shows taking place in the first half of the year, most ...

  19. Florida Georgia Line Not Paid, Then Sued for 'Defamation' By Country Explosion Fest

    February 09, 2015 5:32 PM EST Amid the country music festival gold rush, the ongoing legal tussle around Florida Georgia Line at last summer's Country Explosion in Tooele, Utah, serves as a reminder that potential pitfalls exist as new players enter the marketplace and tal ...

  20. Iggy Azalea & Sam Smith Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    February 04, 2015 8:40 AM EST 0 0 0 With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each. On the n ...

  21. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Grammy Nominees' Album Debuts in Top 20

    January 30, 2015 8:28 PM EST On the newest Billboard 200 albums chart , Fall Out Boy earned the largest sales week for a rock album in nearly a year, as the band's American Beauty/American Psycho arrived in the No. 1 slot . It shifted 218,000 album equivalent units in t ...

  22. Most Publicly-Traded Music Companies Had a Tough Financial Year

    January 09, 2015 4:02 PM EST Patience grew thin with music-related stocks in 2014 as investors instead favored the more established music-related companies their established business models. Market leader Live Nation soared, but SFX Entertainment, the work-in-progress EDM pro ...

  23. Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean & Garth Brooks Scale Country Charts

    January 08, 2015 5:23 PM EST Underwood logs a fifth week at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, Aldean returns to the summit on Top Country Albums & Brooks debuts. Carrie Underwood matches her second-longest stay atop Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart with "Something ...

  24. Touring in 2014: Stadium Shows Dominate, Garth Returns, Springsteen's Epic Run and More

    December 23, 2014 11:12 AM EST Throughout the week, Billboard will be publishing pieces from our staff writers, each an outstanding authority on their specific area of coverage. From Nashville to Miami, the industry at large, publishing and retail, and the year in touring, we&# ...

  25. The Country Music Industry in 2014: Garth's Return, Taylor's Exit

    December 18, 2014 2:49 PM EST With country music at a peak in popularity, the comings and goings in the format seemed more crucial than ever. And there were plenty -- Garth Brooks came back, George Strait decided it was time to go, two guys from a different era came out, and a ...

  26. Ed Sheeran is Spotify's Most-Streamed Act for 2014

    December 03, 2014 4:26 AM EST 3.318 k 689 3 0 British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is the year's most streamed artist on Spotify, while Eminem tops the list in the United States. Spotify announced its top streaming artists, albums and songs of 2014 on Wednesday. Pharrell's u ...

  27. Op-Ed: Independent Musician Ron Pope: How I Made $250K From Streaming

    November 25, 2014 1:58 PM EST The debate around streaming isn't as simple as "streaming versus musicians" -- as independent artist Ron Pope explains. I’d like to start by saying this: I am an honest-to-goodness Taylor Swift fan. I’ve purchased each of her album ...

  28. Frankie Ballard's 'Sunshine' Dawns Atop Country Airplay Chart

    November 18, 2014 10:45 AM EST Ballard becomes the first act to score his first two No. 1s this year. Plus, Brad Paisley returns to the top 10. Frankie Ballard claims his second No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart, as "Sunshine & Whiskey" rises 2-1. H ...

  29. Carrie Underwood Climbs to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Following CMA Awards

    November 13, 2014 3:15 PM EST Th award show shakes up the charts, with the co-host scoring her 14th No. 1. Carrie Underwood 's performance of "Something in the Water" on the CMA Awards Nov. 5 on ABC lifts the track 5-1 on Billboard's sales/airplay/streamin ...

  30. Jason Aldean 'Trying to Do What Is Right' by Pulling Album From Spotify

    November 12, 2014 7:28 PM EST Country star Jason Aldean pulled one of the year's hottest country albums -- his latest record, Old Boots, New Dirt -- off the music streaming service Spotify because he said he wants songwriters, publishers, producers and engineers to get ...

  31. Blake Shelton's 'Neon Light' Shines Atop Country Airplay Chart

    November 11, 2014 2:35 PM EST He extends his active streak of No. 1s to 13. Blake Shelton boasts the longest active No. 1 streak on Billboard 's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, and he adds yet another leader on this week's chart (dated Nov. 22), as "N ...

  32. Jason Aldean's New Album Pulled Off Spotify

    November 10, 2014 3:42 PM EST Country music's top digital sales leader Jason Aldean pulled his latest album off Spotify on Monday (Nov. 10), although his previous albums are still available through the digital music streaming service. Aldean's sixth album, Old Boots, ...

  33. Chart Highlights: Gwen Stefani Returns, Foo Fighters Fly to No. 1

    October 27, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Stefani scores her first solo airplay hit since 2007, while Foo Fighters crown Rock Airplay and Mainstream Rock Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gaine ...

  34. Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean Announce Joint Tour

    October 27, 2014 10:10 AM EDT Kenny Chesney will merge tours with Jason Aldean for a run of megashows in 2015, as Chesney's Big Revival tour melds with Aldean's Burn It Down for 10 stadium dates. The first shows to go on sale are New England’s Gillette Stadium on Aug ...

  35. Ask Billboard: World Series Edition

    October 26, 2014 8:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, more baseball hits, John Legend's history-making week and Glen Campbell's touching return. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please inc ...

  36. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: '5 Seconds of Summer' Hits Half-Million in Sales

    October 24, 2014 9:19 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Florida Georgia Line claimed its first No. 1 with Anything Goes . The set, released through Republic Nashville Records, sold 197,000 in the week ending Oct. 19, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was the ...

  37. Neil Diamond Aiming for 18th Top 10 Album

    October 24, 2014 8:41 PM EDT Pop great  Neil Diamond  is on course for his 18th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the Billboard Icon Award winning-artist's new release, Melody Road , could sell around 75,000 copies in the week ending ...

  38. Neil Diamond Aiming for 18th Top 10 Album

    October 24, 2014 8:41 PM EDT Pop great  Neil Diamond  is on course for his 18th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the Billboard Icon Award winning-artist's new release, Melody Road , could sell around 75,000 copies in the week ending ...

  39. Glen Campbell Notches Highest Rank on Hot Country Songs in 25 Years

    October 24, 2014 2:26 PM EDT The icon vaults 50-21 with 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You.' Plus, Jason Aldean logs the longest reign by a solo male in 51 years and Florida Georgia Line storms Top Country Albums at No. 1. With the touching documentary Glen Campbell … I ...

  40. Florida Georgia Line Leaps to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart

    October 23, 2014 3:30 PM EDT As its album 'Anything Goes' debuts atop the Billboard 200, FGL continues the succession of country acts ruling the Artist 100. Plus, Tove Lo reaches the top 10. Florida Georgia Line is the top music act in the U.S., vaulting 6-1 on th ...

  41. Jason Aldean Tops Country Airplay, Keith Urban Hits Top 10, Toby Keith Returns

    October 21, 2014 2:45 PM EDT With the longest-running No. 1 this year on the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart and a head-turning bow atop the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums last week, Jason Aldean extends his chart-topping celebrations, as "Burnin' It Down ...

  42. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, MAGIC! Score New No. 1s, Foo Fighters Return

    October 20, 2014 6:35 PM EDT 'Black Widow' nets Azalea a Pop Songs honor last earned by Lady Gaga. Plus, MAGIC! tops AC and Foo Fighters storm multiple rock charts and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. F ...

  43. Glen Campbell Returns to Hot Country Songs Chart For First Time In 21 Years

    October 17, 2014 10:45 AM EDT The legend charts his first entry since 1993. Plus, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line notch debuts. Country Music Hall of Fame honoree Glen Campbell makes his first appearance on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart in 21 years, as " ...

  44. Jason Aldean Jumps to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    October 16, 2014 4:01 PM EDT As his album 'Old Boots, New Dirt' debuts atop the Billboard 200, Aldean is the second country act to top the Artist 100. Jason Aldean is the top artist in the U.S., charging 7-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The jump makes him the ...

  45. Carrie Underwood's 'Water' Splashes Onto Hot Country Songs, Hot Christian Songs Charts

    October 09, 2014 5:11 PM EDT Plus, moves for Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean & more. Carrie Underwood 's "Something in the Water" boils on Billboard's Hot Country Songs and Hot Christian Songs charts. The Christian conversion theme is a n ...

  46. Blake Shelton Blasts to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    October 09, 2014 3:15 PM EDT As his album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine' debuts atop the Billboard 200, Shelton becomes the first country act to crown the Artist 100. Blake Shelton is the top artist in the U.S., soaring 19-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The jump ...

  47. Jason Aldean Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 08, 2014 8:30 PM EDT Jason Aldean is set to secure his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new release, Old Boots, New Dirt , seems destined for the top slot. Industry sources forecast the album -- which was released on Oct. 7 through Broken Bow Re ...

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