1. Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert Lead 2017 CMA Awards Nominees, Taylor Swift Earns First Nomination in Three Years

    September 04, 2017 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Labor Day Monday (Sept. 4) may be a holiday for most, but Lauren Alaina , Dustin Lynch and Brothers Osborne were up bright and early because it's a big day in country music: the 2017 CMA Awards nominations have been revealed. Alaina, Lynch and ...

  2. Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Reba McEntire to Appear in 'CMT Remembers Glen Campbell' Special

    August 09, 2017 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 4 The special, which includes the final CMT interview with the country legend, will air on Thursday (Aug. 10). CMT will pay tribute to country music legend Glen Campbell on Thursday (Aug. 10) with the special CMT Remembers Glen Campbell . The 30-minut ...

  3. Which Male/Female Country Duet is the Best? Vote!

    July 19, 2017 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Duets are popular with artists no matter the genre, but country stars seem to really turn those collaborations into hits. From the days of Johnny and  June Carter Cash to more recent team-ups like  Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris ' "Craving ...

  4. Keith Urban's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

    July 10, 2017 9:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 If you go back and listen to the 1997 debut album from  The Ranch  -- a group that included future star  Keith Urban , it was obvious even then that the singer was something very unique and different. His voice was something of the likes that few in ...

  5. CMA Fest 2017: Predators Pride Takes Over, Luke Bryan Gives Free Show & Other Day 4 Highlights

    June 12, 2017 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the unfortunate Stanley Cup outcome for the Preds, the Nashville spirit was alive. Country and hockey have gone hand in hand all week at this year’s CMA Fest, thanks to the Nashville Predators being in the Stanley Cup. But the last day of th ...

  6. Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Steal the Show Performing 'The Fighter' at CMT Music Awards 2017 | Billboard News

    Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Steal the Show Performing 'The Fighter' at CMT Music Awards 2017 | Billboard News

    June 07, 2017 11:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood joined forces for one of the biggest performances of the night, performing "The Fighter" at the CMT Music Awards 2017. music , 2017 , Carrie Underwood , cma festival , The Fighter , cma fest , 2017 CMT Awar ...

  7. CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Steal the Show While Lauren Alaina Steals Hearts

    June 07, 2017 11:08 PM EDT 0 0 5 Officially, the CMA Music Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 8. That being said, Wednesday (June 7) night's CMT Music Awards proved that fans are already in the mood to party, with many of the format’s biggest stars taking part in the festivi ...

  8. CMT Music Awards 2017: All the Performances Ranked From Worst to Best

    June 07, 2017 10:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2017 edition of the CMT Music Awards emphasized the close relationship between country music and other strands of pop with a slew of eye-catching collaborations: Florida Georgia Line and the Chainsmokers, Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo, Brothers Os ...

  9. Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Strip Down, Speed Back Up 'The Fighter' for 2017 CMT Music Awards

    June 07, 2017 9:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Wednesday's (June 7) CMT Music Awards, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood took "The Fighter" off the dance floor (at least briefly) for a stripped-down intro before ramping the speed back up to its original dance-club beat. When sho ...

  10. Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Perform 'The Fighter' at 2017 CMT Music Awards

    Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Perform 'The Fighter' at 2017 CMT Music Awards

    June 07, 2017 9:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 The duo gave their hit song a makeover by starting the dance track out as a ballad. Videos Keith Urban Carrie Underwood Brightcove ...

  11. CMT Music Awards 2017: Complete Winners List

    June 07, 2017 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 5 The 2017 CMT Music Awards have come and gone! Keith Urban was a top nominee going into the show, and he cleaned up Wednesday night (June 7), winning a handful of prizes including the night's biggest, video of the year, for "Blue Ain't ...

  12. Lady Antebellum's 'You Look Good' Tips a Hat to the '90s -- And, Maybe, Maren Morris

    May 31, 2017 8:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 A year after it was written, the group's brassy country single hits the top 15. If it’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder, it’s fair to assume that “You Look Good” is Lady Antebellum ’s best way to convey its feelings about reunitin ...

  13. Keith Urban Duets With His Fans on 'The Fighter' at Grand Ole Opry: Exclusive

    May 30, 2017 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's no denying the vocal magic that Carrie Underwood brings to Keith Urban 's "The Fighter.” However, as the singer told Billboard in May 2016 when he released Ripcord – the album from which the single was pulled from – it almost ...

  14. Florida Georgia Line & The Chainsmokers, More Collabs Announced for 2017 CMT Music Awards Performances

    May 24, 2017 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, and Lady Antebellum and Earth, Wind & Fire will team up too. Florida Georgia Line and The Chainsmokers , Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood , and Lady Antebellum and Earth, Wind & Fire will all be performing a ...

  15. Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban & Thomas Rhett Among Top CMT Music Awards Nominees

    May 09, 2017 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The CMT Music Awards season is in full swing, and the list of nominees is officially here. Country music’s biggest names are scattered throughout the nominations list. Keith Urban , Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhet​t all have four nominations, inclu ...

  16. Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett & More CMT Music Awards Social Superstar Nominees: See Their Best Posts

    May 09, 2017 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the nominees for the 2017 CMT Music Awards are being unveiled Tuesday (May 9),  Billboard  has the exclusive scoop on one of the newer categories: social superstar. Among this year's nominees for the social media-fueled category are  Keith U ...

  17. Keith Urban Stresses Music Education in Schools at Grammys on the Hill Event

    April 06, 2017 4:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 "All I ask is that it not be seen as a fringe issue," Urban tells Billboard at annual meeting of legislators & music creators. On Wednesday night, at the Recording Academy’s Grammys on the Hill Awards in Washington, D.C., members of Co ...

  18. Here Are the Best & Worst Moments of the 2017 ACM Awards

    April 03, 2017 1:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Nashville takes over Las Vegas, you know it's going to be a wild night. That's what happened Sunday night (April 2) when practically every one of country's biggest names came together for the Academy of Country Music Awards at Ve ...

  19. Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Perform "The Fighter" at 2017 ACM Awards

    Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Perform "The Fighter" at 2017 ACM Awards

    April 02, 2017 9:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Perform "The Fighter" at 2017 ACM Awards Las Vegas , Carrie Underwood , The Fighter , ACM Awards , 2017 ACM Awards , keith urban , performance , Country , Keith Urban , Carrie Underwood Videos Keith Urban ...

  20. Keith Urban Duets With Carrie Underwood & Sings 'Blue Ain't Your Color' at the 2017 ACM Awards

    April 02, 2017 9:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban definitely earned his entertainer of the year nomination at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards.  After helping to kick off the show with a performance of "Wasted Time" during a No. 1s medley, Urban sang two more of his hi ...

  21. Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood & More Country Superstars Open the ACM Awards With No. 1s Medley

    April 02, 2017 8:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country music took over Las Vegas on April 2, with some of the biggest names in the genre coming together for the Academy of Country Music Awards. How did they open the show? With a performance medley of No. 1 hits, of course. First to take the stag ...

  22. Keith Urban on His 7 ACM Nods and Fellow Nominees: 'Just Because You're Family Doesn't Make You Any Less Competitive'

    March 30, 2017 6:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 The country superstar will also be taking part in the NCAA March Madness Music Festival, headlining the fest's first night March 31. Keith Urban has a big weekend ahead of him as we move into April. Before attending the Academy of Country Music ...

  23. Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini Place Their Bets On Faves at the ACM Awards

    March 30, 2017 12:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 When the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards airs April 2 on CBS, music fans won't be the only ones rooting for their favorite nominees. Country music's stars will also be cheering each other on. “ Maren Morris is on fire right now,” says ...

  24. The Chainsmokers, Keith Urban & More To Perform at 2017 NCAA March Madness Music Festival

    March 23, 2017 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even if your favorite team is no longer part of the March Madness tournament, there's still a pretty solid reason to get excited for the Final Four of the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament: The March Madness Music Festival lineup is st ...

  25. Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban & More to Perform at 2017 ACM Awards

    March 22, 2017 5:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The next round of performers for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards does not disappoint. Sam Hunt , Lauren Daigle ,  Rascal Flatts , Reba McEntire , Thomas Rhett , Chris Stapleton , Cole Swindell , Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are ...

  26. How Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood's 'Fighter' Came Together: Inspired By His Wife, Partly Written in an Uber, Recorded All Over

    March 22, 2017 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicole Kidman plu Charlie Puth’s duet with Meghan Trainor play big roles in their pop-heavy country hit. It's hooky, effervescent, distinct and uplifting. And it pairs two superstars at their commercial peaks. Keith Urban ’s duet with Carrie Un ...

  27. Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Vince Gill Kick Out the Multi-Guitar Jams at Country Radio Showcase

    February 23, 2017 11:00 PM EST 0 0 4 Lauren Alaina and Dierks Bentley also won standing ovations at Universal Nashville's annual show for country radio programmers at Nashville's Ryman. Country music doesn’t have a lot of superstar singer/songwriters who also happen to double ...

  28. Keith Urban Talks Grammy Performance, Field-Leading 7 ACM Nominations

    February 16, 2017 2:27 PM EST 0 0 6 Keith Urban left his cell phone at home while he and wife Nicole Kidman took their daughters to school on Thursday morning. He came home to learn of his field-leading seven Academy of Country Music Award nominations, and suffice to say there was som ...

  29. Academy of Country Music Awards Announces 2017 Nominees: Surprises, Snubs & Early Favorites

    February 16, 2017 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 If one can take anything away from the nominations for the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which were announced this morning (Feb. 16), it would be that the format has had a banner year. While new acts such as Maren Morris have added ex ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Grammy Awards Drive More Than 200 Percent Sales Gain for Adele, Beyonce & More

    February 13, 2017 10:59 PM EST 0 0 6 The 2017 Grammy Awards generated instant sales gains for the songs performed on CBS’ Feb. 12 broadcast, according to Nielsen Music. The tunes performed on the show scored a 207 percent gain in download sales in the United States on the day of the sh ...

  32. Watch Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Debut 'The Fighter' Video

    February 12, 2017 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Just in time for their performance on Sunday night's (Feb. 12) Grammy Awards, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood are offering a 24-hour "first look" of the video for their duet "The Fighter." The video opens with a shot of Urb ...

  33. Maren Morris Talks Kelsea Ballerini, Sturgill Simpson and 'Kicking in the Door' of Genre Rigidity

    February 09, 2017 2:16 PM EST 0 0 0 The title to Maren Morris ’ album Hero carries a bit of irony. It’s drawn from the chorus of “I Wish I Was,” a song about a real-life breakup in which she had to play the bad guy: “I’m not the hero in the story.” But little more than a year since Co ...

  34. A Re-Energized Lauren Alaina Becomes a 'Road' Warrior for Women

    February 01, 2017 12:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Her sophomore album is a major step forward for the former 'American Idol' contestant. Lauren Alaina ’s 2011 debut album was titled Wildflower , but you could argue that her sophomore project is when she really blossomed. The Road Less Tra ...

  35. Blackmail, Risk & Untested Waters: Inside the Coming Out of Country Radio's Blair Garner, Cody Alan

    January 25, 2017 1:57 PM EST 0 0 0 National jocks break new ground in a historically conservative format. In 1994, a year after Premiere Networks launched the overnight radio show After MidNite , host Blair Garner faced a crisis behind the scenes. A disgruntled former employee blackm ...

  36. Country Newbies: RaeLynn, Brett Young and 6 More Artists to Watch in 2017

    January 19, 2017 1:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Debut albums are on the way from a handful of new(ish) country acts. Hundreds, if not thousands, of hopeful country artists show up in Nashville every year, seeking that elusive opportunity to slip their names onto the tongues of an increasing fan b ...

  37. Keith Urban, Partners Join Forces With Kobalt for New Publishing Company

    January 18, 2017 11:26 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith Urban is joining forces with two key members of Nashville's creative community and Kobalt music services to launch a new publishing company, Billboard has learned. The venture, Boom, unites Urban with songwriter-producer Ross Copperman ( ...

  38. Grammy Awards 2017: John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban to Perform

    January 18, 2017 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Soul great John Legend , metal legends Metallica and country stars Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will perform at next month’s 59th annual Grammy Awards.  The first batch of Grammy performers are regulars on stage and at the podium of the music in ...

  39. Sam Hunt, FGL Loom Large in Country Music's Embrace of Streaming in 2016

    January 13, 2017 11:14 AM EST 0 0 0 Country album sales continued their annual downward trajectory, though Chris Stapleton's "Traveller" became the first country set in three years to sell 1 million. When executives look back on shifts in country music in future years, ...

  40. All Four One: Keith Urban's 'Blue' Tops Quartet of Country Charts

    January 10, 2017 11:33 AM EST 0 0 0 For only the third time, a single reigns simultaneously on all four of Billboard 's Nielsen Music-powered country songs charts, as Keith Urban 's "Blue Ain't Your Color" controls the Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Count ...

  41. Keith Urban on His Pair of 2017 Grammy Nominations: 'It's a Euphoric Feeling'

    January 06, 2017 4:27 PM EST 0 0 3 Keith Urban may have won four Grammys already, but that doesn't mean he isn't grateful for hist latest nods. Urban has two nominations at this year's Grammy Awards, and he's shared his reaction as part of Billboard's new Gra ...

  42. "My Grammy Moment" with Keith Urban

    "My Grammy Moment" with Keith Urban

    January 06, 2017 11:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith Urban shares his reaction to being nominated for Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance. music , 2017 , grammy awards , Ripcord , Grammy Nomination , Billboard , best country album , grammy moment , Grammys , keith urban Videos K ...

  43. Adele, The Chainsmokers Rule Australia's Year-End Charts

    January 06, 2017 4:10 AM EST 0 0 0 When Adele visits Australia next month to kick off  her first tour of these parts , she’ll do so knowing she’s still No. 1.  The British songstress’ 25  (XL/Inertia) tops Australia’s year-end albums chart for the second successive year, according to ...

  44. Keith Urban's 'Blue' Looks Good Atop Three Country Charts

    January 04, 2017 12:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Keith Urban banks his 21st No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated Jan. 14), as "Blue Ain't Your Color" climbs 2-1 in its 20th week, increasing by 18 percent to 44.8 million audience impressions in the week ending Jan. ...

  45. Clean Bandit, Michael Buble Rule Australia's Charts

    January 03, 2017 6:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Clean Bandit and Michael Buble see in the New Year as champions of Australia’s charts.  Buble’s perennial holiday favorite Christmas (Reprise/Warner) rises 2-1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, published Saturday (Dec. 31), a feat which means the ...

  46. Keith Urban Joined by Nicole Kidman for New Year's Eve Tribute to David Bowie, Prince & More: Watch

    January 01, 2017 7:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Keith Urban paid respect to many of the great musicians who passed away in 2016 during his Music City Midnight New Year's Eve performance in Nashville Saturday night (Dec. 31). His eight-minute set, leading up to midnight and airing on CNN, inc ...

  47. Richard Marx's Top 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    December 21, 2016 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Marx has been a chart force since arriving with his first of seven career-opening top five Hot 100 hits in 1987. In more recent years, he's topped tallies as a writer for *NSYNC, Keith Urban & more. Singer-songwriter, and longtime Billboard ...

  48. 10 Best Country Albums of 2016: Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Hank Williams Jr. & More

    December 19, 2016 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 From undeniable debuts to heartbreaking farewell statements to new efforts from the format's most timeless legends, 2016 was a rich year for country music. Though men still control the charts, 2016 saw women flex their artistic muscle and argua ...

  49. John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John's 'Friends For Christmas' Rises to No. 1 Down Under

    December 18, 2016 11:47 PM EST 0 0 4 It’s taken five weeks to get there, but John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s Friends For Christmas (Sony Music) has finally reached No. 1 in Australia.  Friends For Christmas is now platinum certified (70,000 units) after debuting at No. 3 in Novem ...

  50. The Rolling Stones Bow at No. 1 in Australia with 'Blue & Lonesome'

    December 12, 2016 1:46 AM EST 0 0 0 The Rolling Stones blast to a seventh No. 1 Down Under with Blue & Lonesome (Polydor/Universal).  The veteran British band’s first studio album in more than a decade opens at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart . Blue & Lonesome is their first ...

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