1. 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 ...

  2. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Selena Gomez, Jordin Sparks

    August 13, 2009 4:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 HIGH COUNTRY WORK WHERE?: Sugarland and Gloriana not only make splashy chart entrances with their new albums, the acts combine to achieve feats never before accomplished in the 18-year Nielsen SoundScan era on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. O ...

  3. Taylor Swift Has Big Night At CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 7:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift won video of the year at the Country Music Television awards for "Love Story," an elaborate production that features period costumes as it echoes the story of Romeo and Juliet. Swift won the fan-voted award Tuesday over Brad P ...

  4. Chart Beat: Sugarland, Kid Cudi, The All-American Rejects

    May 13, 2009 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  5. Ask Billboard: Remakes and One-Hit Wonders

    April 03, 2009 11:25 AM EDT 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. JUST DUET Hi Gary! It doesn' ...

  6. Sugarland Plots First European Tour Plus U.S. Dates

    February 23, 2009 2:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Grammy-winning duo Sugarland will embark on their first European tour in March, traveling to seven countries for gigs in 11 different European cities. The dates are a mix of appearances at U.S. military installations and theater shows. Mercury Nashv ...

  7. Grammy Red Carpet News: Diamond, Snoop, Sugarland

    February 09, 2009 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Mitch Peters chatted with a host of big names on the red carpet prior to the 51st annual Grammy Awards to find out what new and exciting projects they have in the works. For the full video interviews, click here . On the heels of hi ...

  8. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:21 AM EST 0 0 0 With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' living re ...

  9. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year for ...

  10. Brits Dominate Grammy Pre-Telecast Awards

    February 08, 2009 7:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Brits won big in the pop categories during the 51st annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast tonight (Feb. 8), with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" winning for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals and Radiohead's "In Rainbo ...

  11. Top Stars Celebrate Obama At Lincoln Memorial

    January 18, 2009 5:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Two days from the White House, President-elect Barack Obama joined a vast throng today (Jan. 18) at a roaring, rollicking pre-inauguration celebration staged before marble monuments to past heroes. "Anything is possible in America," declar ...

  12. Bono, Bruce, Beyonce To Play Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 3:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free ev ...

  13. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 13, 2008 2:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards belonged to traditionalists, with George Strait and Brad Paisley coming away the big winners last night (Nov. 12) at t ...

  14. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards belonged to traditionalists, with George Strait and Brad Paisley comi Despite standout performances by the Eagles and ...

  15. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Sugarland, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the night belonged to traditionalists as George Strait and Brad Paisley came away the big winners at the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards, held tonight ( ...

  16. Sugarland's Nettles Launches 'Common Thread'

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, the Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers and singer/songwriter Amos Lee will team for a series of concerts titled "Common Thread," which is billed as "an exciting musical event compri ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Chesney, Strait, Sugarland Lead CMA Noms

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards, while George Strait and duo Sugarland each nabbed five nominations with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles picking up a sixth for song of ...

  19. Crow, Matthews Rock Democratic Convention

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singing at the Democratic convention kickoff last night (Aug. 25) at Red Rocks outside Denver, Sheryl Crow dedicated her song "Strong Enough" to Barack Obama and then added a twist to the lyrics for t Singing at the Democratic convention, ...

  20. Crow, Matthews Rock Democratic Convention

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singing at the Democratic convention, Sheryl Crow dedicated her song "Strong Enough" to Barack Obama and then added a twist to the lyrics for the occasion. "Are you strong enough to be my man, or my president?" Crow sang to her ...

  21. Former Sugarland Member Hall Sues For $1.5M

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A founder of the country band Sugarland is suing the two current members for $1.5 million. A founder of the country band Sugarland is suing the two current members for $1.5 million. According to a lawsuit filed late last month in U.S. District Court ...

  22. Former Sugarland Member Sues Remaining Members

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kristen Hall, who exited Sugarland in late 2005, is suing remaining members Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles for $1.5 million. According to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta on July 29, Hall was to get a cut of the group's p ...

  23. Sugarland: Triple Threat

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if "Beyoncé to Bill Anderson" is a fair assessment of the duo's music. "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if ...

  24. Sugarland, "Love on the Inside"

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sugarland's third album, finely crafted with producer Byron Gallimore, is proof positive that singer/songwriters Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are on the cusp of superstardom. Sugarland's third album, finely crafted with producer Byro ...

  25. Lips Like Sugar

    July 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if "Beyoncé to Bill Anderson" is a fair assessment of the duo's music. Not only has it performed the former's "Irreplaceable" in "Exac ...

  26. Country Acts Score With Revived '80s Hit

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen, three acts that toured together last fall, are also climbing the chart together this spring. Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen, three acts that toured together last fall, are also climbing the chart t ...

  27. Chesney Snags 11 ACM Nominations

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country superstar Kenny Chesney leads all comers with 11 nominations for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Country superstar Kenny Chesney leads all comers with 11 nominations f ...

  28. Chesney, Underwood, Paisley Lead Winners At CMAs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors while Arista Nashville labelmates Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley each won two crystal trophies at the 41st annual Country Music Association Aw Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year ...

  29. Sugarland Writing New Tunes On Tour With Chesney

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sugarland has been attending summer school -- courtesy of Kenny Chesney. The group's Kristian Bush tells Billboard.com that he and partner Jennifer Nettles, who are preparing for their first major hea Sugarland has been attending summer school ...

  30. Bon Jovi Scores First No. 1 Album Since 1988

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time since 1988, Bon Jovi tops The Billboard 200. "Lost Highway" sold 292,000 in United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the rock troupe's biggest one-week sum since Nielsen began For the first time since 1988, Bo ...

  31. Bon Jovi Nabs First No. 1 Album in Nearly 19 Years

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the band's first No. 1 since 1988's "New Jersey" spent four weeks atop the list in October and November of that year. It's the act's thi ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Ask Billboard

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith and his readers discuss Garbage, women in country music, iTunes exclusives and more! COUNTRY WOMEN Hey Keith, I was just looking at this week's Top Country Albums chart and was surprised about the number of female artists on this list. Do ...

  34. Kenny Chesney / May 18, 2007 / Columbia, Mo. (Mizzou Arena)

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's no secret why small-town Midwesterners love Kenny Chesney. For one, they've all at some point stored kegs in closets, drank wine out of Dixie cups and been sexually aroused by something manufactu It's no secret why small-town Mid ...

  35. Sugarland Writing New Tunes, Partying With Chesney

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even though Sugarland's latest Mercury Nashville album, "Enjoy the Ride," was only released last fall, singer Jennifer Nettles tells Billboard.com the Atlanta-based duo is already writing material for Even though Sugarland's late ...

  36. Stagecoach Festival / May 5-6, 2007 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6) in Indio, Calif. For the audience, the calculated formulas that rule country airwaves won hands down, thou It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stageco ...

  37. Underwood Takes Top Honors At CMT Awards

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the 2007 CMT Music Awards last night (April 16) at Belmont University's Curb Event Center in Nashville, taking home video of the year and female awards for "Befo Carrie Underwood was the big winner at ...

  38. Bon Jovi Charges Down The 'Highway' On New CD

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Jovi will release its next album, "Lost Highway," June 19 via Island/Mercury Nashville. First single "(You Want To) Make a Memory" hits radio tomorrow (March 20); the group will perform it live Ap Bon Jovi will release its ne ...

  39. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi/Big & Rich, Cornelius

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 2007 Arena Football League season will kick off this year with a brand new theme song by Bon Jovi and country act Big & Rich. Jon Bon Jovi and bandmate Richie Sambora co-wrote "We Got It Goin' The 2007 Arena Football League season ...

  40. Brooks & Dunn, Paisley Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brooks & Dunn and Arista Nashville labelmate Brad Paisley dominated the field with six nominations each for the 40th annual Country Music Association awards, which will be held Nov. 6 in Nashville Brooks & Dunn and Arista Nashville labelmate ...

  41. Sugarland Slims Down For New 'Ride'

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breakthrough country act Sugarland has set a Nov. 7 release date for its sophomore Mercury album, "Enjoy the Ride." The group, which has slimmed down from a trio to a duo since the release of its smas Breakthrough country act Sugarland has ...

  42. Chart Beat Chat

    May 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the 4 “Ws” in country, discrepancies in methodology, Rihanna and some of the biggest climbs yet this year. JOURNALISM 101 Hi Fred, I've always enjoyed your column and wanted to drop you a line to point out a chart oddity on the H ...

  43. Rihanna Stays Strong On Hot 100

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna's "SOS" maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also holds atop the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for a second frame. Rihanna's "SOS" maintains the No. 1 spot on the B ...

  44. Rihanna's 'SOS' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna's "SOS" leaps 33 rungs to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the five-week run of Daniel Powter's "Bad Day," which falls to No. 2. "SOS" also rises 7-1 on the Rihanna&# ...

  45. Ask Billboard

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about Dannii Minogue, Sugarland and Paris Hilton. UNDER PRESSURE Hi Keith, Do you have any news on the new Dannii Minogue album? If and when it comes out, will it be released in the United States? I have seen the v ...

  46. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Rihanna, Billboard's AC chart and Eurovision Song Contest with readers. SENDING OUT AN S.O.S. Dear Fred, Why is Rihanna's "SOS" only No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100? It's No. 7 on the Pop 100 and No. 2 on the ...

  47. Chart Beat

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ann Nesby, Dixie Chicks return to the charts, plus news on Daniel Powter and Nick Lachey. PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER FOR GRANDMA: It was a double dose of good news for singer Ann Nesby this week. Moments after finding out that her granddaughter Paris B ...

  48. Charts: Powter Stays Hot, Bon Jovi Scores With Country

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds firm atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week, extending its run to five straight weeks. The cut also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for the same Daniel Powter's "Bad Da ...

  49. Chart Beat Chat

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the T.I., chart jumps, Jennifer Nettles, Bon Jovi and more with readers. DID T.I. SET A RECORD? Fred, Last week T.I's "What You Know" jumped 35 positions on the Billboard Hot 100. This got me thinking about other rap si ...

  50. Sugar High

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Nettles goes for a ride at the CMT Music Awards. Jennifer Nettles of the group Sugarland is passed through the crowd after diving into the audience at the April 10 CMT Music Awards in Nashville. News Jennifer Nettles ...

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