1. Brett Young Makes a 'Case' for Romance On Country Radio

    April 13, 2017 8:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Young's ballad goes for the heart without uttering the "L-Word." ABC’s The Bachelor marked its 15th anniversary on the air this spring — an enormous accomplishment in contentious primetime TV — and much of its success can be easily tr ...

  2. Norbert Nix, Lesly Simon the Latest to Transition From Radio Promotion Exec to GM

    December 09, 2016 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 For some record executives who are working up through the radio promotion team ranks, the ultimate goal is to someday help run a label. Many have succeeded. At Big Machine Label Group alone, top execs Scott Borchetta , Jimmy Harnen  and  Chris Stace ...

  3. A Thousand Horses Hope They Have The Public's Number With 'Drunk Dial'

    July 22, 2015 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock-tinged country band follows No. 1 debut with the song that got it signed. The late-night phone call has become a standard theme in modern country music. Lady Antebellum rolled to multi-platinum success with the booty-call ballad “Need You Now,” ...

  4. Why Everyone On the Florida Georgia Line Case Study Panel at the Touring Conference Was Grinning Ear-To-Ear (And It Wasn't Just the Fireball)

    November 16, 2013 10:06 PM EST Attendees of Billboard’s Touring Conference couldn’t have asked for a better artist development case study than Florida Georgia Line. How this year the duo went from virtual unknowns to having the longest running No. 1 of all-time on the Hot Cou ...

  5. The Role of Radio Consultants: 'To Put Fear in Every Program Director's Heart' at Billboard Country Summit

    June 06, 2012 3:43 PM EDT Charlie Cook (President, McVay/Cook & Associations and Director of Programming, West Virginia Radio Corp) and Becky Brenner (VP/Consulting Partner, Albright & O'Malley Consulting) discuss the role of radio consultants at the Billboard ...

  6. Nashville Knowledge: Billboard Country Music Summit To Examine Genre's Wild Success

    May 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Willie Nelson will do a live Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: David McClister) Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophi ...

  7. Nashville Knowledge

    May 23, 2012 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophisticated, ever-evolving and remarkably successful, the country music business will be explored from every ...

  8. Billboard Country Summit to Wrap With Radio Block

    May 11, 2012 1:30 PM EDT The vital role of radio in country music will be addressed in the closing sessions of the Billboard Country Summit through "On Air: the Radio Block," sponsored by Sony Music Nashville with two sessions that take a hard look at issues fac ...

  9. Backbeat: Martina McBride, Scott Borchetta, Jimmy Harnen Attend Big Machine Showcase At CRS

    February 23, 2012 5:51 PM EST Featured below from L to R: (back) Jay DeMarcus, Chris Thompson, James Young, Joe Don Rooney, Jon Jones, CMT's Brian Phillips, Cherrill Green, and Dean Berner. (middle) Reid Perry, Kimberly Perry, Sunny Sweeney, Thomas Rhett, Gary Levox, Mike ...

  10. Billboard Power 100: Scott Borchetta

    January 26, 2012 10:30 PM EST No. 54 Scott Borchetta President/CEO Big Machine Label Group Twitter: @bigmachine Tennessee Titan... When Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta decided in 2005 to strike out on his own, few probably imagined that his fledgling Big Machine Rec ...

  11. Martina McBride Goes for 'Organic and Rootsy' on 11th Album

    October 06, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Martina McBride releases her eleventh studio album (appropriately titled "Eleven") on Oct. 11, it will mark her very first project for Republic Nashville -- after a very successful run with RCA. Releasing her first album, "The Ti ...

  12. The Band Perry Is Ready for Its CMA Awards Debut

    November 09, 2010 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 A year ago, the Band Perry watched the Country Music Association Awards from the nearby Comfort Inn & Suites, Room 211. "We were eating a pizza so there was nothing too bad about it," singer Kimberly Perry joked. Fast forward to this y ...

  13. The Band Perry Breaks Through with CMA Nod

    October 11, 2010 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 This time last year only a handful of industry insiders had heard of the Band Perry , three siblings from Greenville, Tenn. Now, as the Oct. 12 release of its self-titled debut album approaches, the trio has already earned a Country Music Assn. Awar ...

  14. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    April 20, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 THE POWER OF MADONNA: What better way to count down the minutes to tonight's Madonna -centric episode of "Glee" than to celebrate the anniversary of one of the icon's biggest weeks on Billboard's pages. Madonna rose to the t ...

  15. Universal Republic, Big Machine Team For Nashville Label

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Republic and Big Machine Records have teamed for a new Nashville imprint dubbed Republic Nashville. The imprint will be stationed on Music Row and will use the combined resources of Big Machine Universal Republic. Big Machine and Univers ...

  16. Hodges' Star Rises At Capitol Nashville

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records Nashville senior director of national promotion Steve Hodges rises to the position of VP of promotion for the label. In his new role, Hodges will continue to report senior VP of promot Capitol Records Nashville senior director of n ...

  17. Capitol Names Promotion VP

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harnen upped following Catino's departure. In the wake of Capitol Records Nashville executive VP Bill Catino's move to Universal Music Group Nashville, Jimmy Harnen has been elevated to VP of promotion at the label. He reports to Capitol ...