1. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood Soar Onto Hot Country Songs In Top Five

    May 29, 2014 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The divas blast onto the chart following their performance at the Billboard Music Awards. Plus, moves for Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann and Jake Worthington As previously reported , Brantley Gilbert scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Coun ...

  2. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan Leads Hot Country Songs 'Again'; Black Keys' 'Fever' Rises to No. 1 on Triple A

    April 18, 2014 3:49 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week and Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Williams co-wrote and -produced, soars in at No. 15. Who else's singing and other m ...

  3. Jerrod Niemann Talks New Album, Lee Brice: 'He's Saved My Neck More Than I Realize'

    March 21, 2014 6:19 PM EDT 9 2 0 Spend any amount of time with Jerrod Niemann and you will find a performer who can quote country lyrics from album cuts from the 1970s or 1980s. But, just because he cherishes the history of the format doesn't mean that he feels compelled to be ...

  4. Keith Urban Embarks on Raise 'Em Up Tour This Summer

    March 08, 2014 4:32 PM EST 0 0 0 After concluding his judging gig on "American Idol," Keith Urban will hit the road in North America this summer -- with the Raise 'Em Up tour. According to Radio.com , Urban plans to play multiple shows in the United States and Canada ...

  5. Jerrod Niemann Announces New Album, 'High Noon'

    January 24, 2014 9:43 PM EST 0 0 0 The country singer's third major label release will drop March 25 While his new single "Drink to That All Night" climbs the Hot 100 and country charts, Jerrod Niemann has confirmed his third major label release for March. "High N ...

  6. Delta Country Jam Bringing Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler to Mississippi

    August 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT One doesn't need much of a history lesson about the Mississippi Delta region to know that music is a huge part of the area. Harbor Entertainment's Drew Dedo is well aware of this fact, and is excited to be helping celebrate that heritage ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Luke Laird, Dallas Davidson, Sony/ATV Win Big at 60th BMI Country Awards

    October 31, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Big winners: Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Tom T. Hall and Luke Laird attend the 60th Annual BMI Country Awards at BMI on October 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/Getty Images for BMI) "Take A Back Road" went cent ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Jerrod Niemann is 'Shinin'' bright

    October 08, 2012 5:59 AM EDT Niemann's new single rises as his sophomore set arrives. Jerrod Niemann's "Shinin' on Me" rises 18-17 on Billboard's Top Country Songs chart as sophomore set "Free the Music" arrives on Sea Gayle Records/A ...

  11. Jerrod Niemann Shines on 'Free the Music'

    October 02, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Jerrod Niemann began the process of recording his new album "Free The Music," he decided to go back to school, in a sense. He wanted to seek an answer to the much asked question "What is country music?" To find the answer, h ...

  12. Jerrod Niemann Q&A - Nashville Summer Beats | Billboard & Pepsi

    Jerrod Niemann Q&A - Nashville Summer Beats | Billboard & Pepsi

    October 02, 2012 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jerrod Niemann Q&A - Nashville Summer Beats | Billboard & Pepsi Nashville Summer Beats , Jerrod Niemann Videos Jerrod Niemann ...

  13. After Lady Antebellum and Band Perry, Who Will Be Next Country Stars to Emerge From State/County Fair Circuit?

    August 21, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Mockingbird Sun Lady Antebellum did it. The Band Perry did it. Now Mockingbird Sun hopes it can repeat the process. The band, represented by the Paradigm booking agency and HK Management but not yet signed to a label, played what could be a predic ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Jerrod Niemann: Summer Beats Nashville Red Carpet | Billboard & Pepsi

    Jerrod Niemann: Summer Beats Nashville Red Carpet | Billboard & Pepsi

    July 31, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jerrod Niemann on the red carpet at Billboard & Pepsi's Summer Beats Nashville concert, July 30, 2012. Jerrod Niemann , red carpet , Country , Jerrod Niemann , Red Carpet Videos Jerrod Niemann Red Carpet ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Jerrod Niemann Escapes Tour Bus Fire

    March 07, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Country singer Jerrod Niemann and everyone aboard his tour bus are safe after the vehicle burned in Chattanooga, Tenn. Niemann tweeted to fans that he would look like movie villain Freddy Kruger if a companion hadn't stepped off the bus to chec ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Miranda Lambert to Make Acting Debut on 'Law & Order: SVU'

    January 10, 2012 8:15 AM EST 0 0 0 She may be the tough girl who sings about "Gunpowder and Lead," but CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert will try out a different role when she's the victim on an upcoming episode of the NBC series "Law and Order: Spec ...

  21. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean, Thompson Square Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 12:33 PM EDT The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newco ...

  22. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newcome ...

  23. Jerrod Niemann Eyes Summer 2012 for 'Groove-Driven' Next Album

    May 21, 2011 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-topping country singer/songwriter Jerrod Niemann has targeted the summer of 2012 for his second major label album -- the follow-up to last year's "Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury" -- and he promises that it's "definit ...

  24. GO TO WORK, DO YOUR BEST: LEE BRICE JOINS WILLIE NELSON'S TOUR

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 After Charting As A Songwriter And Artist, Lee Brice Joins Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour Country artist Lee Brice is out on the Higher Education tour with his friends Jerrod Niemann and Tyler Farr. But one might say Brice has been pursui ...

  25. Lee Brice Touring With Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson After Banner Year

    March 09, 2011 7:10 AM EST It's a tough decision to make -- tour with one of your best buddies in country music or with one of your heroes. Fortunately for Lee Brice, whose "Love Like Crazy" was Billboard's most played country song in 2010, he gets to do ...

  26. Hot Tours: Brad Paisley, Carlos Santana, Blue Man Group

    February 03, 2011 3:03 PM EST 0 0 0 CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley tops the Hot Tours chart with the first totals reported from his H2O Frozen Over Tour that kicked off on Jan. 20 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. From the tour's first seven venues, three in the U. ...

  27. Gwyneth Paltrow Talks 'Country Strong' At Premiere

    November 09, 2010 8:04 AM EST 0 0 0 Gwyneth Paltrow learned to play guitar and immersed herself in country music to pull off her latest role. Paltrow told the Associated Press at the world premiere of "Country Strong" on Monday (Nov. 8) in Nashville, Tenn., that she wanted h ...

  28. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 2

    October 13, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably ...

  29. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 1

    October 12, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably ...

  30. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as " ...

  31. Eminem's 'Recovery' Tops Billboard 200 for a Fourth Week

    July 21, 2010 11:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 E minem' s "Recovery" album hangs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth consecutive week, selling 195,000 (down 15%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first set to notch four straight frames at No. 1 since Susan Bo ...

  32. Eminem Still Tops On Billboard 200, Korn And Newsboys Arrive High

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem holds at No. 1 for a fourth week on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery," marking the longest streak atop the list since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" wrapped a six-week run at No. 1 on the Jan. 16 chart . . . Korn ...

  33. Hear Jerrod Niemann's Debut, Win Tickets

    July 09, 2010 9:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Best-known as a songwriter who has penned tracks for JERROD NIEMANN: SIX QUESTIONS As a successful songwriter, why release a cover tune as your lead single? I've always loved the song, but I wasn't sure the first song should be a cover. Th ...

  34. Garth Brooks Is Back With 'Ultimate Hits'

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Garth Brooks on Saturday confirmed what Billboard.com first reported on Aug. 10 -- that he will release "The Ultimate Hits," a 34-track, two-CD greatest hits retrospective with four new songs, and a D Garth Brooks on Saturday confirmed wha ...