1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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&# ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Näshville Rock City

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Bon Jovi wins its first CMT Award and locks keep getting longer in Nashville, a former hair-metal junkie investigates. Turn on CMT and wait for a video by Keith Urban, Jack Ingram, Big and Rich or Rockie Lynne. Mute the volume. Now unearth your & ...

  27. CMT Awards Lucky For Underwood, Urban

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood was the top winner at last night's (April 10) CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she was nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban took home the evening's top prize, Carrie Underwood was the top winner at ...

  28. 2006 CMT Music Awards Nominees

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nominees for the 2006 CMT Music Awards, to be handed out April 10 in Nashville Below are the final nominees for the 2006 CMT Music Awards, to be handed out April 10 at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, in a ceremony airing li ...

  29. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred chats with readers about everything from cover songs and "American Idol" to digital downloads and the action on Billboard's country charts. ACE: OFF BASE? Fred, First of all, hats off to your light and fact-filled response to [a] ...

  30. Paisley, Sugarland, B&D Top ACM Nominations

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With six nominations, Brad Paisley is the top nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards, to be held May 23 in Las Vegas. Sugarland and Brooks & Dunn are each up for five honors. With six nominations, Brad Paisley is the top nominees for t ...

  31. Grammy Nominations: Artists React

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With news of Grammy Awards nominations sinking in, statements are flying as record labels recognize the nods received for the Recording Academy's 48th annual event. Among the notices, top nominee Kany With news of Grammy Awards nominations sink ...

  32. Chart Beat

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna ties a Presley record and Strait moves up the country list, plus Bon Jovi and Carrie Underwood. 'HUNG' UP: By moving up 14-7 on The Billboard Hot 100, Madonna's "Hung Up" (Warner Bros.) generates a great deal of char ...

  33. Womack, Urban Lead 2005 CMA Winners

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were the top winners at the Country Music Association Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at New York's Madison Square Garden. Womack won the album of the year trophy for "Th Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were th ...

  34. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Buffett, Andrew W.K.

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on CMA Awards, Jimmy Buffett, Andrew W.K. Adding local flavor to the staging of the 39th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, New York's Paul Simon and New Jersey's Jon Bon Jovi have been tapped to perform during the Nov. 15 ...

  35. New 'Day' Dawns For Bon Jovi

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. To Jon Bon Jovi, each new Bon Jovi album is a musical diary chronicling moments in time. But for the Island Def Jam set "Have a Nice Day" (out Sept. 20), the veteran rocker says he looked furt ...

  36. Bon Jovi Taking 'Nice Day' On Tour

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Jovi will hit North American arenas this fall in support of its upcoming Island album, "Have a Nice Day." The tour will begin Nov. 2 in Des Moines, Iowa, and has dates on tap through Jan. 23 in To Bon Jovi will hit North American arena ...

  37. Sweet Success For Sugarland

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Eight months after the release of debut CD "Twice the Speed of Life," Sugarland's career is living up to its album title. The record has shown a steady build on the Billboard Top Country ...

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