1. Backstreet's Back for Florida Georgia Line's New Single

    February 16, 2017 9:17 AM EST 0 0 0 The major pop-country duo engages boy band legends for "God, Your Mama, And Me." It’s safe to say that few people have a first-concert experience like Florida Georgia Line ’s Brian Kelley . For starters, that initial show as a fan -- a Bac ...

  2. Morgan Wallen's Debut, 
'The Way I Talk,' Riffs on Accents

    October 06, 2016 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 The label that launched Chris Lane introduces Wallen with a catchy, hooky country single. Three notes might well make Morgan Wallen a star. A simple little guitar riff is ... ahem ...  instrumental in the sound of “The Way I Talk,” Wallen’s debut si ...

  3. This One's For the Girls: Chris Lane Follows No. 1 'Fix' With Backstreet Boys-Style Ballad

    September 23, 2016 1:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 If Conway Twitty and  Backstreet Boys  had a musical love child, the kid might well sound like Chris Lane’s sophomore single, "For Her." Released by Big Loud to country radio through Play MPE on Aug. 29, the follow-up to “Fix” -- which pea ...

  4. Florida Georgia Line's 'Dig Your Roots' Aims For Maturity In Chaotic Times

    August 30, 2016 10:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music's resident party boys go deeper on their third album. When Florida Georgia Line released its current single, “May We All,” the prospect of a collaboration with Tim McGraw  drew the understandable headlines. Teaming two superstar a ...

  5. Chris Lane's 'Fix' Makes Improbable Rise On Indie Label Big Loud Records

    August 05, 2016 8:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new country imprint's first single is nearing the top of the airplay chart. When Chris Lane made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Feb. 20, the goal was pretty simple: make it through the performance and don’t say anything stupid. “The walk from ...

  6. Makin' Tracks: 'Confession' Likely Good For 
Florida Georgia Line's Soul

    December 10, 2015 2:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Cruising into Thanksgiving,  Florida Georgia Line  picked up a couple pieces of hardware during ABC’s Nov. 22 telecast of the American Music Awards, including favorite country album for  Anything Goes . The project connected with the public well eno ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Jake Owen Raises Bar for 'Blue Jean' Followup

    October 17, 2012 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 After his country chart-topping third album, 2011's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," and an EP, "Endless Summer," that debuted at No. 2, Jake Owen has set a high bar for what he does next. The singer tells Billboard that he alrea ...

  9. Single Reviews: Maroon 5, Jessie Ware, Future & Brandi Carlisle

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT FLYING LOTUS FEATURING ERYKAH BADU See Thru to U (2:24) Producer: Steven Ellison Writers: S. Ellison, E. Badu Publishers: Divine Pimp Publishing/Universal Music Warp Experimental electronic auteur Steve Ellison, better-known as Flying Lotus, has r ...

  10. Jake Owen Finds His Footing With 'Barefoot and Blue Jean Night'

    August 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With an opening slot on Keith Urban's Get Closer tour and a hot single in hand, Jake Owen is well-primed for the Aug. 29 release of his third RCA album, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," out today (Aug. 30). Keith Urban Says 'Get Close ...

  11. Nickelback Tops Junos Nominees

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nickelback leads the pack with six nominations for the Junos, Canada's music awards. With six nominations Nickelback dominate the nomination list for Canada's 2006 Juno Awards. The Albertan rock act garnered nominations for top group, fan& ...

  12. Hot Product

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nickelback Nickel And Dime Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger knows that the success of his gimmick-free, high-octane Canadian quartet confounds many people. "But I think everybody now accepts that Nickelback is going to be around for awhile ... ...

  13. Theory Of A Deadman Pushes For Its Own Identity

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Canada's Theory of a Deadman may be seeking a mainstream rock career path, but its sophomore album, "Gasoline," displays a more independent streak than its 2002 self-titled debut. "F ...

  14. For Nickelback, Success Rocks

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's OK with Nickelback if you want to call them a pop group. In fact, pop doesn't begin to describe the Canadian quartet's third album, "The Long Road." It's the most-anti ...