1. John Rich Stalker Told to Stop ‘Playing Games’ Or Face Jail

    April 23, 2014 11:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 A Nashville judge issued a stern warning on Wednesday to a man accused of stalking country music singer John Rich. The Tennessean reports the judge told Mark "Chris" Sevier to stop "playing games" with the court or go to jail. Se ...

  2. John Rich Unveils New Lifestyle Line, Redneck Riviera

    March 18, 2014 7:57 PM EDT John Rich has always been great at creating new and varied sounds -- starting with Lonestar back in the mid 1990s, he has found success as a solo artist (“Shuttin’ Detroit Down”), as a producer and songwriter (Gretchen Wilson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hi ...

  3. Larry Gatlin Talks Tradition, Defends New Country: 'Let's Open Our Hearts and Ears'

    August 26, 2013 12:45 PM EDT If you have ever been fortunate to catch a performance from the legendary Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, you might notice that the artists have as much fun as the audience. The country icon says that's not exactly a coincidence. &quo ...

  4. Mindy McCready's Death: Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Other Stars React on Twitter

    February 18, 2013 2:07 AM EST News of country singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide saddened the music world on Sunday night (February 17) and prompted Country stars to take to Twitter to share their reactions to the tragedy. Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, John Rich ...

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  6. Craig Campbell: 'Outta My Head' Was Sent to Him By Mistake

    November 29, 2012 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Craig Campbell's phone has rung quite a bit, since his debut single "Family Man," hit radio a couple of years ago. But, sometimes, the phone call is for the other Craig Campbell in Music City -- one of the town's most respected p ...

  7. Tweet Out the Vote: Lady Gaga, Ted Nugent + More Head to the Polls

    November 06, 2012 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 If there's one thing you can glean from monitoring Twitter on this fine election day, it's that celebrities are voters, too, and boy do they love talking about it. Stars ranging from Kelly Clarkson to Ted Nugent and Reba McEntire to Justin ...

  8. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 3: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 23, 2012 12:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the third and final presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off on foreign policy -- prompting zingers and thoughtful disagreements alike. As America prepares to head the polls, the music world weighed in as well. Some cracked jok ...

  9. Presidential Debate 2012: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 04, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 During the 2012 Presidential Debate Wednesday night (Oct. 4), hundreds of celebrities tuned in and turned on their computers -- ready to share their thoughts with millions of social media followers. Many of the normally-outspoken Republican musician ...

  10. Big & Rich: How Bon Jovi and George Lucas Named Their New Album

    September 17, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 John Rich says Jon Bon Jovi deserves credit for pushing the title of the new Big & Rich album, "Hillbilly Jedi" -- and for getting the duo permission to use it. Rich tells Billboard that the title idea came up during a songwriting sess ...

  11. Nelly Talks 'M.O.' Album, 'Marry Go Round' Single & CW's 'The Next'

    August 22, 2012 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been 12 years since Nelly stepped into the game with his solo debut,"Country Grammar." Now on his seventh studio album, "M.O.," the rapper continues to re-invent himself and work steadily on his legacy. "This [is] ...

  12. Single Reviews: Rita Ora, Matthew Dear, Big & Rich

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Rita Ora "How We Do (Party)" (4:07) Producers: The Runners Writers: various Publishers: various Roc Nation It's easy to peg 21-year-old U.K. import Rita Ora as Rihanna 2.0 because of her R&B-styled dance offerings, penchant for ...

  13. Upfront Latin: En Breve

    May 23, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 Online Band Battle at MTV Tr3s Latin acts hoping to be discovered can now audition online for the MTV Tr3s "Dame Un Break" (Give Me a Break) competition, part of a battle of the bands campaign at Ourstage.com. Viewers can vote at Tr3s' ...

  14. Bubbling Under: Cher Lloyd 'Back' for the First Time

    May 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Cher Lloyd, Callaghan, Leah LaBelle and Andy Gibson. The fertile waters of the U.K. ...

  15. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  16. ABC To Air 'Duets' Singing Competition With Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke

    March 08, 2012 9:52 AM EST ABC is diving into the competitive music competition space with its own celebrity-headlined series this summer. Duets will have American Idol season one alum Kelly Clarkson as well as Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke combing the co ...

  17. Meat Loaf Calls New Album 'The Most Honest Record I've Ever Done'

    January 23, 2012 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Meat Loaf says his upcoming new album, "Hell in a Handbasket," is "the most honest record I've ever done." It's also one of the quickest, coming less than two years after "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" in the U.S. aft ...

  18. 12 No. 12 Country Hits for 2012

    January 17, 2012 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain cherished and notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking R&B/hip-hop hits, includ ...

  19. John Rich Receives 'Angels' Award From St. Jude

    January 16, 2012 11:30 PM EST 0 0 0 John Rich has made no secret of his admiration for Alabama lead singer Randy Owen, even producing his solo album, "One On One," a few years back. So it stands to reason the singer had to take a special amount of pride in being the first ar ...

  20. 615 Spotlight: Andy Gibson Writes the Songs... Just Not His Debut Single

    December 07, 2011 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Writer of Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson's 'Don't You Wanna Stay' Heats Up To say that Andy Gibson grew up around music would be nothing short of an understatement. The singer, currently making noise with his debut single, &qu ...

  21. Billboard Bits: Joe Jonas Teams Up with Lil Wayne, Tupac Sex Tape Leaks?

    October 03, 2011 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Joe Jonas Taps Lil Wayne for 'Just In Love (Remix)' Joe Jonas has tapped Lil Wayne to beef up his new single, "Just in Love (Remix)," off his forthcom ...

  22. Big & Rich Are 'Swapping Ideas' for a New Album, Says John Rich

    September 08, 2011 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Big & Rich back in active duty since May and with a new song, "Fake I.D.," on the soundtrack of the forthcoming "Footloose" remake, John Rich feels that a new album from the country duo is "inevitable." "F ...

  23. Zakk Wylde Unplugs for New BLS Album, Calls 'Idol' Gig 'Hysterical'

    May 27, 2011 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Z akk Wylde 's Black Label Society are still making a lot of noise these days. But some of it is quieter than others. Wylde calls the group's new album, "The Song Remains Not the Same," the "unblackened" side of Black L ...

  24. John Rich Wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    May 23, 2011 8:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country singer John Rich went all the way on "The Celebrity Apprentice," claiming victory and $250,000 for charity. He was up against actress Marlee Matlin on Sunday's finale of the NBC reality show. Host Donald Trump said it was his ...

  25. John Rich, Country Singer, Wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    May 23, 2011 7:00 AM EDT NEW YORK - Country singer John Rich went all the way on "The Celebrity Apprentice," claiming victory and $250,000 for charity. He was up against actress Marlee Matlin on Sunday's finale of the NBC reality show. Host Donald Trump sai ...

  26. Lil Jon Live Q&A: Archived Video

    May 21, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year, Lil Jon invaded our TV screens on the fourth season of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice." With upcoming projects underway, we felt that it was the perfect time to have Lil Jon come to Billboard.com for a live Q&A. He cam ...

  27. Lil Jon Live Q&A Part 1 - Steve Jobs is the devil, hastags, Twisted Sister, Celebrity Apprentice, sweaters, ties, John Rich, selling pizza, the "Johns"

    Lil Jon Live Q&A Part 1 - Steve Jobs is the devil, hastags, Twisted Sister, Celebrity Apprentice, sweaters, ties, John Rich, selling pizza, the "Johns"

    May 21, 2011 3:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Jon Live Q&A Part 1 - Steve Jobs is the devil, hastags, Twisted Sister, Celebrity Apprentice, sweaters, ties, John Rich, selling pizza, the "Johns" Videos Steve Jobs Lil Jon Live John Rich ...

  28. Video Premiere: Lil Jon Goes Wild on Twisted Sister's 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

    May 20, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 We caught up with crunk master, DJ and "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Lil Jon in a Live Q&A May 20 , premiering a video of Jon covering Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" along the way. Watch the mashup, ...

  29. 11 Country No. 11s For '11

    January 11, 2011 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst." Adrian Moreira, RCA/J/Arista Records senior vice president/adult music notes the frustration associated with a No. 11 peak on a Billboard survey. &qu ...

  30. The JaneDear Girls Fill Country's Girl-Group Void

    January 07, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 With a top 20 debut single, an Academy of Country Music nomination (for top new vocal duo or group) and an opening spot on Jason Aldean 's My Kinda Party tour, the JaneDear Girls are poised to be one of country music's breakthrough acts in ...

  31. How 'Jimmy Fallon' Whips Its Late-Night Music Competition

    January 03, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 When Bruce Springsteen decided to crash late night and whip his hair in November, it was as sure a sign as any that "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" has emerged as a highly coveted platform for musical guests. 5 Best Musical Performances on ...

  32. Jimmy Fallon & John Rich's 'Drunk On Christmas' Hits iTunes

    December 21, 2010 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 J immy Fallon is known for performing memorable duets with music stars on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" ( "Whip My Hair" with Bruce Springsteen and "A History of Rap" with Justin Timberlake , to name a coupl ...

  33. Drunk On Christmas: Late Night's Jimmy Fallon Selling Original Music Content On iTunes

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Fallon is known for performing memorable duets with music stars on NBC's "Late Nigth with Jimmy Fallon" ("Whip My Hair" with Bruce Springsteen and "A History of Rap" with Justin Timberlake, to name a couple ...

  34. Lil Jon, Meat Loaf Sell Pizzas in New York

    October 19, 2010 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 M eat Loaf , Lil Jon , Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and John Rich of country duo Big & Rich were among the celebrities selling pies at Famiglia's Pizza in downtown New York on Tuesday (Oct. 19). The stunt, which attracted a growing crowd of on ...

  35. Web Trends: John Rich, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Eminem and More

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. John Rich Country star John Rich is offering a free download of his song "Lend a Hand" on his website. The song is dedicated to "the good people of Tennessee" in light of the recent f ...

  36. Big Kenny On A Mission With 'Quiet Times'

    October 19, 2009 3:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big & Rich 's Big Kenny Alphin says his second solo album, "The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy," is the work of "a man on a mission." The album's 10 tracks -- including the first single, "Long After I& ...

  37. Web Startup Links Music Biz Professionals, Novices

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With everyone in the media and entertainment industry exploring ways to make money online, a startup is looking to help entertainment professionals digitize and monetize the talent discovery and mentoring process, while giving hopefuls a shot at s ...

  38. Maroon 5, John Rich Do Sinatra Songs 'Our Way' For iTunes

    July 07, 2009 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Apple rang up Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine to see if he and his band would be interested in recording a classic Frank Sinatra tune, the singer jumped at the chance. "He's definitely one of my all-time favorites," Levine told Bil ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. John Rich Charged With Assault, Harassment

    May 29, 2009 8:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country star John Rich is charged with assault and harassment in an ongoing dispute with a former "Nashville Star" contestant. Rich says in a statement Thursday that he turned himself in to Nashville police to face the charges filed by Jar ...

  41. Country Singer John Rich Charged With Assault

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country star John Rich has been charged with assault and harassment in an ongoing dispute with a former "Nashville Star" contestant. Rich says in a statement that he turned himself in to Nashville police to face the charges filed by Jare ...

  42. Ruben Studdard Hopes New Album Reconnects With 'Idol' Fans

    April 28, 2009 8:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Second season "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard isn't calling his new album, "Love IS," a comeback, but he does acknowledge that he hopes the May 19 release will "reconnect me to the 20-some odd million people that v ...

  43. John Rich Channels Populist Outrage On Second Solo Album

    March 23, 2009 1:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The medical needs of his primary musical partner gave John Rich an opening to record his second solo album. Rich tells Billboard.com that in late 2007, Big Kenny Alphin, his partner in Big & Rich, asked for 18 months off the road in order to add ...

  44. Sheila E. Wins 'Gone Country'

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Gone Country" host John Rich tapped Sheila E. as the winner of the finale of the third season (March 7) of CMT's hit series. She won with "Glorious Train," the song she wrote with Nashville songwriters Angie Aparo and Jam ...

  45. Chart Beat: Bruce Springsteen, Lil Wayne, John Rich

    February 05, 2009 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 ‘WORKING’ FOR A LIVING: It’s a familiar story: Bruce Springsteen releases a new album; Bruce Springsteen adds another No. 1 album to his career total. It doesn’t happen every time but his batting average is not bad at all: “Working on a Dream” (Colu ...

  46. Bruce Springsteen Nets Ninth No. 1 Album

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen shows the Billboard 200 who's the Boss, as his new album "Working on a Dream" debuts atop the list -- his ninth chart-topper. Only a handful of acts have achieved more No. 1 albums, but who are they? . . . Other hi ...

  47. Anthony Hamilton's Heights

    December 19, 2008 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Anthony Hamilton is best-known for chronicling heartbreak on songs like "Charlene" and "Can't Let Go." But on "The Point of It All," arriving Dec. 16 from Jive, the artist says it's time to rejoice. Embodying ...

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