1. Josh Turner Tackles 'Man Stuff' in First Book

    April 25, 2014 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since he made his Billboard chart debut in 2002, Josh Turner has been one of the most consistent recording artists in the country format, with hits such as "Time Is Love," "Your Man," and "Firecracker" to his credit. Co ...

  2. America's Labor Party: 26 Country Songs for the American Worker

    September 01, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsletter, which ...

  3. The Year In Country: Georgia Rules 2012 With Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum & More

    December 14, 2012 8:16 AM EST Georgia has long been a hotbed for country music, producing such stars as Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood, but perhaps never before have Peach State artists dominated the Billboard charts the way they did in 2012. Four Georgia acts ...

  4. Bonfire Jam Festival Kicks Off in Florida

    December 07, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 This week, Billboard has previewed this year's Bonfire Jam Festival, which starts today in Chumuckla, Florida. With the "World's Largest Redneck Christmas Parade" and performances from Clay Walker, Jana Kramer and Gretchen Wilson ...

  5. Black Friday Preview: Brand-New Releases From P!nk, Clarkson, Aldean, Pitbull, More Available for $5, $7

    November 20, 2012 7:00 AM EST It's beginning to look a lot like a $5 Christmas. At least that's the price point being touted in Black Friday adds by Target and Walmart, according to the circular pages on the Black Friday Gotta Deal site. According to the circulars, t ...

  6. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and deb ...

  7. Josh Turner's Two Albums in Top 20: 'Not How We Planned It'

    September 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Josh Turner fans are seeing double these days. In an industry where artists usually release a new project every twelve to eighteen months, the South Carolina native has two albums out -- within a three month span. In June, the singer issued his late ...

  8. Marty Raybon Stays Cool Under Pressure

    August 31, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Former Shenandoah frontman talks recording two albums at once Marty Raybon possesses one of the most respected voices in country music. Josh Turner and Rascal Flatts are two acts that have claimed him as influences in their career, and Garth Brooks ...

  9. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Now Aiming For 390-410k Debut Week

    June 22, 2012 9:47 PM EDT Justin Bieber's new "Believe" album is still on course for the largest debut sales week of the year, as industry sources say the set will move between 390,000 and 410,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 24. "Believe&q ...

  10. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Now Aiming For 390-410k Debut Week

    June 22, 2012 9:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber 's new "Believe" album is still on course for the largest debut sales week of the year, as industry sources say the set will move between 390,000 and 410,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 24. "Believe&qu ...

  11. Chart Moves: Jimmy Fallon's 'Blow' Bows on Billboard 200, Bobby Womack's (Electronic) Debut, 'Purple Rain' Returns

    June 22, 2012 2:33 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This past week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the big news was Usher's arrival at No. 1 with Looking 4 Myself . The set garnered the star his fourth chart-topping effort, following Confessions , Here I Stand and Raymond ...

  12. Usher Finds Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rush, Josh Turner, Waka Flocka Flame Among Top 10 Debuts Usher secures his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Looking 4 Myself" debuts atop the list with 128,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The pop/R&B star' ...

  13. Usher Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Looking 4 Myself'

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Usher secures his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Looking 4 Myself" debuts atop the list with 128,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The pop/R&B star's last full-length studio album, 2010's "Raymond ...

  14. Phillip Phillips To Make Post-Surgery Debut at July Fourth Show

    June 18, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The newest 'American Idol' champ says he's 'getting better each day' America will get to hear from its newest "American Idol" at this year's July Fourth celebration on the National Mall as Phillip Phillips mak ...

  15. Rush, Ed Sheeran and Josh Turner Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    June 15, 2012 8:51 PM EDT Rock band Rush, British newcomer Ed Sheeran and country star Josh Turner are all on track to debut in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The new Billboard 200's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of June 20. Chart Mov ...

  16. Rush, Ed Sheeran and Josh Turner Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    June 15, 2012 8:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rock band Rush , British newcomer Ed Sheeran and country star Josh Turner are all on track to debut in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The new Billboard 200's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, June 20. ...

  17. Album Reviews: Don Williams, Josh Turner, Usher

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT DON WILLIAMS And So It Goes Producers: Garth Fundis, Don Williams Sugar Hill Records Release Date: June 19 It's been a few years since the "Gentle Giant" has graced us with new music. But Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams ret ...

  18. Usher 'Looking' for Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    June 13, 2012 8:33 PM EDT Usher is heading for his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Looking 4 Myself" should easily top the list next week. Industry sources say the album will sell around 120,000 to 130,000 copies by the end of the tracking week ...

  19. Usher 'Looking' for Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    June 13, 2012 7:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Usher is heading for his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Looking 4 Myself" should easily top the list next week. Industry sources say the album will sell around 120,000 to 130,000 copies by the end of the tracking week o ...

  20. Josh Turner Releases 'Punching Bag,' Tries Out Nicknames

    June 13, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 All throughout country music history, many artists have nicknames. George Jones is known as "The Possum." Bill Anderson is known as "Whisperin' Bill," and Josh Turner might become known by one of two different monikers that ...

  21. Summer Music Preview: Countrywide

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 Edens Edge Album title: Edens Edge Label: Big Machine Records Management: Virginia Davis, B.A.D. Release date: June 12 Big Machine Label Group president/CEO Scott Borchetta offered Edens Edge a deal after seeing the band perform at the annual Nashvill ...

  22. Ricky Skaggs Calls 30 Years With Opry a 'Precious Gift'

    May 16, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been 30 years since the legendary Texas Troubadour Ernest Tubb made a young Kentucky musician's dream come true by inducting him into the Grand Ole Opry. Ricky Skaggs shared the memory on stage last night during a special Opry show ce ...

  23. Josh Turner Bringing 'Punching Bag' to HSN Live

    April 24, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 J osh Turner fans will want to be sure that they tune into HSN on Friday, May 25. The MCA Nashville recording artist will be making an appearance on the channel that night to promote his fifth studio album, "Punching Bag." Though the disc ...

  24. Billy Gilman Enlists A-Listers for 'Choice' Charity Single

    April 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban, Reba McEntire & Kenny Rogers Join Soles4Souls Project One of the more rich traditions in the history of country music is the trait of giving back. Billy Gilman knows this and appreciates it. Best known to audiences for songs like th ...

  25. Backbeat: Lionel Richie, George Strait, Play Surprise Sets At UMG Nashville CRS Showcase

    February 23, 2012 2:32 PM EST Lionel Richie (left) and George Strait who bookended performances at the Universal Music Group Nashville's third annual artist showcase at the Country Music Seminar. (Photo: Dirk Vanoucek) In what has become a recent highlight of Country Radi ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 21 Under 21: Scotty McCreery (2011)

    September 27, 2011 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 No. 4. Scotty McCreery Birthdate: Oct. 9, 1993 (age 17) Why He's Hot: When viewers first saw Scotty McCreery at the Milwaukee auditions for "American Idol" season 10, they could barely believe the big ole voice coming out of the North ...

  29. LMFAO Keeps 'Party' Rocking Atop Hot 100

    July 13, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 LMFAO spends its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 14) on Billboard.com, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Lil Wayne 's "How to Love" and OneRepublic & ...

  30. Scotty McCreery Wins 'American Idol' Season 10

    May 25, 2011 10:37 PM EDT Scotty McCreery, whose deep, syrupy voice has been compared to the likes of Josh Turner, was crowned season 10's "American Idol" on Wednesday's (May 25) finale. Seventeen-year-old McCreery defeated fellow teenaged country singe ...

  31. Scotty McCreery Wins 'American Idol' Season 10

    May 25, 2011 10:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Scotty McCreery, whose deep, syrupy voice has been compared to that of Josh Turner, was crowned season 10's "American Idol" on tonight's (May 25) live finale. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Best Performances (Video) Photos: ...

  32. 'American Idol' Top 3 Visit Hometowns, Judges' Choice Songs Revealed

    May 15, 2011 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 When it comes to "American Idol," the homestretch is homecoming week, a yearly tradition since season 1 and the moment for which every finalist pines. This year's trio -- Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart -- like 27 be ...

  33. Hollywood Week Heats Up 'American Idol' With Dreaded Elimination Rooms

    February 18, 2011 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Part three of Hollywood Week on "American Idol," which aired last night (Feb. 17), began dramatically enough, with Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson "laying it all out on the table" in the form of a final judgment to ...

  34. 'American Idol' Top 5 Milwaukee Auditions, from Chris Medina to Scott Dangerfield

    January 26, 2011 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 After five long days without an "Idol" fix, Steven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson returned in Milwaukee for two hours of powerful and painful performances. Some singers absolutely nailed genre exercises in country, rock or R& ...

  35. Lady Antebellum Leads Year-End Country Charts

    December 10, 2010 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Turns out we were right. Lady Antebellum , which Billboard tipped as an artist to watch two years ago, closes this year as the hottest act in country music -- and beyond. The trio -- Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood -- leads several of ...

  36. Carrie Underwood Top Winner At American Country Awards

    December 07, 2010 7:17 AM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to Las Vegas, Carrie Underwood is a sure bet. Underwood won her second country music artist of the year award of 2010 in Sin City on Monday night (Dec. 7). She earned it at the inaugural American Country Awards about eight months after ...

  37. Lady Antebellum, Easton Corbin Lead ACA Nominations

    October 18, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Antebellum and newcomer Easton Corbin lead the field for the inaugural American Country Awards with seven nominations apiece. Carrie Underwood is next with six nominations and Josh Turner has five. Country music's newest awards show debut ...

  38. Lady Antebellum, Easton Corbin Lead ACM Nominations

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Antebellum and newcomer Easton Corbin lead the field for the inaugural American Country Awards with seven nominations apiece. Carrie Underwood is next with six nominations and Josh Turner has five. Country music's newest awards show debu ...

  39. Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' Coasts to Fifth Week Atop Hot 100

    July 08, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "California Gurls" by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg extends its reign at No. 1 on the Hot 100 to five weeks, as airplay continues to build for the track. The song reached 149.4 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen BDS (up 6 ...

  40. Summer Songs Playlist

    July 07, 2010 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article All summer long, we've posted a new weekly, ten-song playlist of tunes from the Hot 100 to listen to get you in the mood for warm weather fun. Now that September's here, it's time to look back on the summer that was with ...

  41. Sade's 'Soldier' Stays Put At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 24, 2010 11:31 AM EST 0 0 0 It's a slow week on the Billboard 200, as Sade's "Soldier of Love" album retains the No. 1 position for a second frame , shifting 190,000 copies (down 62%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Listen to Sade's "Soldier of L ...

  42. Josh Turner Debuts on Country Chart With 'Haywire' Album

    February 22, 2010 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Fueled by national TV guest spots, a hit video and a No. 1 single with "Why Don't We Just Dance?," MCA Nashville's Josh Turner debuts on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 2 and on the Billboard 200 at No. 5 with hi ...

  43. Sade's 'Soldier' Sizzles At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 17, 2010 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Nearly 10 years after the group's last studio effort, Sade is back with "Soldier of Love," blasting in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 502,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Solder of Love" giv ...

  44. Sade's 'Soldier' Sizzles At No. 1 With 502,000

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST With its first studio album in nearly 10 years, Sade's "Soldier of Love" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 502,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the act its second chart-topper . . . All told, the group ...

  45. Chart Beat Thursday: The Who, Andrea Bocelli, Lil Wayne

    February 11, 2010 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 GAIN OF 74: In Super Bowl XLIV Sunday (Feb. 7), the New Orleans Saints effectively sealed victory when Tracy Porter returned a Peyton Manning interception 74 yards for a touchdown, capping the game's scoring at 31-17. On this week's Billbo ...

  46. Sade To Take No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 10, 2010 3:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Expect the smooth sounds of Sade to overtake the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 album chart next week, as industry sources project the group's new effort "Soldier of Love" could sell between 375,000 to 400,000 by week's end on F ...

  47. Josh Turner "Haywire" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Josh Turner, "Haywire" (MCA Nashville) Release Date: February 9, 2010 Josh Turner bowed on MCA Nashville in 2003 with a platinum debut album, "Long Black Train," and has since proved to be one of country's most consistent yo ...

  48. Alan Jackson Collection Coming From Cracker Barrel

    October 23, 2009 9:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will offer the Alan Jackson Collection, a 40-plus piece assortment of lifestyle items created in conjunction with Jackson, beginning Nov. 2. The collection features menswear and womenswear, food items, collectibles, ...

  49. Anthony Hamilton Promises Fast Follow-up To 'Point'

    June 02, 2009 1:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Anthony Hamilton made fans wait three years for his latest album, 2008's "The Point of it All." But he promises that won't be the case for his next effort. "I may put out another one before the end of this year, or the top o ...

  50. Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell Join Hall Of Fame

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark and Charlie McCoy were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in an at times emotional ceremony that saluted them for their music as well as their contributions to bringing the genre to a mass audience t ...

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