1. Reba Stick Horses and Eric Church Ottomans: Your Guide to Country's Most Unique Holiday Gifts

    December 19, 2016 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 It’s holiday shopping time again. If you’re looking for something truly, er, memorable for the country music lover in your life, we’ve once again compiled our annual holiday shopping guide of the most unique items we could find, with picks ranging f ...

  2. Kellie Pickler, John Rich and Others Talk 'Badass Women,' Copyright Battles at 2016 Radio Show

    September 28, 2016 12:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the annual Radio Show taking place in Nashville in 2016, it’s little surprise country stars took center stage. Some — including Kellie Pickler , Big & Rich and Wynonna — appeared on panels at the convention, held Sept. 21-23 at the Omni Hot ...

  3. Kellie Pickler's Goal for CMT Show? That Fans 'Watch & Smile'

    December 02, 2015 6:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Kellie Pickler is no stranger to television. After all, it was on the fifth season of American Idol back in 2006 that she first came to America's attention. The singer has just launched a new weekly reality series, I Love Kellie Pickler , on CM ...

  4. Tracy Lawrence Celebrates 10 Years of Turkeys at Annual Thanksgiving Charity Event in Nashville

    November 25, 2015 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On a cool Tuesday morning in Music City, Tracy Lawrence spent his day just as he has every Thanksgiving week since 2006: knee-deep in turkeys. For the 10th year, the singer was helping out the Nashville Rescue Mission by frying turkeys for their hol ...

  5. Faith Hill Enlists 'American Idol' Alum for Nashville Talk Show: Exclusive

    October 14, 2015 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 The country superstar is exec-producing a lifestyle series, co-hosted by Kellie Pickler, focusing on topics like cooking, home design and gardening. Country music star Faith Hill  is expanding her résumé and heading behind the camera to executive-pr ...

  6. 'The 48th Annual CMA Awards': Jonathan Jackson on the City of Nashville

    'The 48th Annual CMA Awards': Jonathan Jackson on the City of Nashville

    October 12, 2015 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jonathan Jackson, who stars on ABC's Nashville, talks about the impact of the show on the city of Nashville, and discusses his musical endeavors -- both rock and country -- with hosts Kellie Pickler a wehrley , abc , jonathan , jackson , nashvi ...

  7. Country Radio Remains Wary of Acts From TV Talent Shows: Are Its Fears Justified?

    September 28, 2015 8:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Can Michael Ray be the next Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson? Despite — or perhaps because of — the large number of artists that have been channeled into the country format by way of reality TV talent competitions — country radio has long had a fr ...

  8. Kellie Pickler Sights Charitable Future With Husband

    Kellie Pickler Sights Charitable Future With Husband

    June 29, 2015 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 For Kellie Pickler music is a handy way to gain the visibility she needs to pursue more charitable endeavors. The country music star is geraing up to launch her CMT reality show with her husband Kyle wochit entertainment , Kyle Jacobs , country musi ...

  9. Chase Bryant, JT Hodges & Drake White Performances Set for Grand Ole Opry Album

    June 25, 2015 3:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grand Ole Opry GM Pete Fisher says he enjoys watching the reverence and awe that a new artist takes in playing the revered stage -- especially the wooden circle that was transplanted from the Ryman Auditorium upon moving to the “new” Opry House in 1 ...

  10. Female Country Artists' Branding Power Far Outweighs Their Airplay

    June 11, 2015 1:48 PM EDT Female country artists may comprise a small fraction of playlist space on country radio right now, but their branding power is an entirely different story. When global celebrity evaluation index Celebrity DBI recently listed the top six celebrity ...

  11. CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert Announces Lineup: Exclusive

    May 21, 2015 12:31 PM EDT SiriusXM has helped to break many of today’s top country stars, such as Cole Swindell and Florida Georgia Line , both of whom attribute a large amount of their success to exposure on The Highway.  So, it makes sense that the satellite channel is ...

  12. Chris Stapleton: Get to Know Writer Behind Tracks for Luke Bryan, Adele, Blake Shelton & More

    May 04, 2015 5:03 PM EDT Country singer Chris Stapleton releases a new album, Traveller , on Tuesday. It's Stapleton's solo debut at age 37, but you've been probably been hearing him for years without knowing it: As a Nashville songwriter, he's written ...

  13. Kellie Pickler on New Home-Goods Collection & Picking Her Next Single

    April 28, 2015 8:52 PM EDT On April 19, the Academy of Country Music Awards set up shop in Texas -- a big change of pace for the artists used to hitting Las Vegas for the event in previous years. One of those stars who enjoyed the week of festivities in the Lone Star State ...

  14. Kellie Pickler on the CMA Awards Red Carpet 2014

    Kellie Pickler on the CMA Awards Red Carpet 2014

    November 06, 2014 9:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Kellie Pickler on the CMA Awards Red Carpet 2014 music , 2014 , red carpet , CMAs , Kellie Pickler , Awards , artist , Country , cma , Kellie Pickler Videos Kellie Pickler ...

  15. Michelle Obama, Kellie Pickler To Guest Star On 'Nashville'

    April 19, 2014 3:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 First Lady Michelle Obama and "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler will appear on an upcoming episode of ABC's "Nashville," the network announced on Friday (April 18).  'Nashville' Star Charles Esten Isn't Mess ...

  16. Carrie Underwood on the Lack of Successful Female Country Artists: 'You Would Think We'd Be Farther Along' (Exclusive)

    January 30, 2014 10:46 AM EST 4 1.031 k 150 1 In both 2012 and 2013, just three of the top 25 artists on Billboard’s Top Country Songs chart were solo women. In a Billboard Country Update column last fall, we heard what country radio has to say about this, but what do the artists them ...

  17. Kellie Pickler Debuts in Top Five On Top Country Albums Chart

    November 21, 2013 2:46 PM EST The former 'American Idol' finalist returns to the region, while Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and the Band Perry add country chart headlines Kellie Pickler opens at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart ...

  18. Kellie Pickler Returns With 'The Woman I Am'

    November 08, 2013 4:00 PM EST Kellie Pickler gets personal on her new album, "The Woman I Am," out Nov. 11. If you need proof of this, take one listen to "Selma Drye," a song about a person that Pickler knew very well -- her great grandmother. The singer wr ...

  19. Toby Keith To Tour Australia For the First Time

    September 26, 2013 3:21 AM EDT Toby Keith will embark on his first-ever tour of Australia in 2014, the American country star has revealed. Keith’s four-date “Hammer Down Under Tour to Australia” will kick off March 14 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. As previously reported ...

  20. Toby Keith to Headline Australia's CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival

    September 02, 2013 12:26 AM EDT Toby Keith is heading Down Under for his first-ever Australian performance. The country superstar will headline the 2014 CMC Rocks the Hunter festival, on a bill that includes compatriots the Eli Young Band, Kellie Pickler, Craig Campbell, Paul Th ...

  21. Delta Country Jam Bringing Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler to Mississippi

    August 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT One doesn't need much of a history lesson about the Mississippi Delta region to know that music is a huge part of the area. Harbor Entertainment's Drew Dedo is well aware of this fact, and is excited to be helping celebrate that heritage ...

  22. Backbeat: Kellie Pickler Celebrates 'Dancing With The Stars' Win at the Grand Ole Opry

    June 05, 2013 2:29 PM EDT Gathered backstage at the Grand Ole Opry during Kellie Pickler 's celebration for her and dancing partner  Derek Hough 's recent win on "Dancing with the Stars" were, from left: Steve Buchanan , EVP of the Opry Entertainment ...

  23. Kellie Pickler Wins 'Dancing With the Stars'

    May 22, 2013 9:23 AM EDT Kellie Pickler came into the final "Dancing With the Stars" episode in second place but finished in first. The 26-year-old country singer won the show's mirror ball trophy Tuesday. "This is amazing!" she beamed to her prof ...

  24. Alicia Keys 'Thinking About' Shaving Head After New 'Do

    December 10, 2012 9:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys recently chopped off most of her hair, and the singer is looking to go even shorter. The R&B superstar debuted her bob hairdo this summer. In a recent interview, Keys said she wants to go "even shorter." Alicia Keys Earns F ...

  25. Bubbling Under: Family Of The Year Keeps Radio's Folk Revival Rolling

    November 23, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Family of the Year, Sarah Darling, Gold Fields and Trinidad James. Family of the Year ...

  26. Bubbling Under: Family Of The Year Keeps Radio's Folk Revival Rolling; Plus Sarah Darling, Gold Fields, Trinidad James

    November 23, 2012 9:25 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Family of the Year, Sarah Darling, Gold Fields and Trinidad James. Family of the Ye ...

  27. Blake Shelton's CMA Award Victory Reflects Continuing Power of Television For Country Music

    November 06, 2012 12:00 PM EST Perhaps no one was more shocked than Blake Shelton when he received the entertainer of the year award from presenters Reba McEntire and Tim Allen during the 46th annual Country Music Assn. Awards on Nov. 1. He hadn't imagined the digits were ...

  28. CMA Awards 2012: Photos of Country's Best Dressed

    November 02, 2012 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The CMA Awards packed the best in glamour and country music into one evening Thursday night in Nashville. Check out our picks for the show's best dressed, from Taylor Swift's glittering couture to Kellie Pickler's princess-like gown. ...

  29. Publishing Briefs: CISAC Summit, Kobalt, Paul McCartney, Wonderlous, Jingle Punks, More

    October 16, 2012 5:16 PM EDT CISAC Summit Set for June 2013 CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, will hold its fourth biennial World Creators Summit on June 4-5, 2013, in Washington, DC, at the Ronald Reagan Center. Formerly known as t ...

  30. The Beat 9/12: Bridgit Mendler Stops By, Carly Rae Jepsen Drops "This Kiss"

    September 12, 2012 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Wednesday, Sept. 12 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. Bridg ...

  31. The Beat 9/12: Bridgit Mendler Stops By, Carly Rae Debuts "This Kiss"

    The Beat 9/12: Bridgit Mendler Stops By, Carly Rae Debuts "This Kiss"

    September 12, 2012 4:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/12: Bridgit Mendler Stops By, Carly Rae Jepsen Debuts "This Kiss" jonathan brooks , bucky covington , Ne-Yo , Billboard , Kellie Pickler , good luck charlie , disney , Rita Ora , This Kiss , ready or not Videos Carly Rae Bridgit ...

  32. Bucky Covington Talks 'Good Guys,' First Album in 5 Years

    September 10, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a long wait for Bucky Covington, but with this week's release of "Good Guys," he finally has new music out. After hitting on Lyric Street Records with hits like "A Different World" and the touching "I ...

  33. American Idol's Jessica Sanchez Signs With Interscope, Kellie Pickler Released By Sony Nashville

    June 29, 2012 12:16 PM EDT Today finds one American Idol alum with a new record deal -- and another dropped. While recent runner-up Jessica Sanchez lands at mentor Jimmy Iovine's Interscope Records, country cutie Kellie Pickler has parted ways with Sony Nashville. It c ...

  34. Kellie Pickler Joins Fight Against Child Hunger

    June 28, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday (June 26), Kellie Pickler announced her partnership with ConAgra Foods Foundation®'s Hunger-Free Summer program at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. There, the country music star and other local volunteers filled boxe ...

  35. Ten Years of 'American Idol' Chart Dominance: Clarkson, Underwood, Daughtry, Fantasia, More

    June 11, 2012 1:36 PM EDT Some of the American idols from the last decade of "American Idol," which turns ten today (June 11, 2012) Say what you will about "American Idol," the music competition TV series, which turns ten years old today, is an undeniab ...

  36. 'American Idol' Tenth Anniversary: 345 Billboard No. 1s, From Kelly Clarkson to Phillip Phillips

    June 11, 2012 8:26 AM EDT Today, June 11, 2012, marks the tenth anniversary of "American Idol," and in that time the music competition TV program has racked up some jaw-dropping numbers: Many episodes have drawn over 30 million viewers; and a record-setting numbe ...

  37. Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood Among Presenters for CMT Music Awards

    June 04, 2012 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hollywood and Nashville will come together this summer for the 11th annual CMT Music Awards, hosted this year by country superstar Toby Keith and House of Lies actress Kristen Bell. A wide array of stars will be on hand for the June 6 ceremony, incl ...

  38. Lee Ann Womack to Premiere First New Music in Four Years

    May 03, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Will Preview Songs From Upcoming Album, Tentatively Titled 'The Way I'm Living,' on May 26 It has been close to four years since Lee Ann Womack has released new music, and her fans -- which includes such superstars as George Strait an ...

  39. Spotlight: Barry Michael Hopes to Take Flight

    April 25, 2012 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country newcomer Barry Michael hopes that 2012 sees his career soar -- just as high as he recently got to fly at South Carolina's McEntire National Guard Base. "I did a concert for them for their family day at the air base. I had dinner wi ...

  40. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead CMT Nominations

    April 23, 2012 1:27 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde. Underwood earned five nominations, L ...

  41. 2012 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead Nominees

    April 23, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 A trio of country's power women figure prominently in the nominations for the upcoming 2012 CMT Music Awards, with perennial fan favorite Carrie Underwood taking five nominations, Miranda Lambert following closely with four, and Taylor Swift wi ...

  42. Kellie Pickler Live Q&A Pt. 4: Twitter Questions From Fans

    Kellie Pickler Live Q&A Pt. 4: Twitter Questions From Fans

    March 04, 2012 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Kellie Pickler Live Q&A Pt. 4: Twitter Questions From Fans Videos Kellie Pickler Brightcove ...

  43. Shooter Jennings Tones Down His 'Outlaw' Side w/ 'Family Man'

    February 27, 2012 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 When one speaks of Shooter Jennings, some call him a modern-day outlaw. Some might even refer to him as a "badass" because of what some term his outspoken style. However, you'd be hard-pressed to run across a more polite individual th ...

  44. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Gary Overton, More at Country Radio Seminar's Day Two

    February 24, 2012 1:24 PM EST (L-R): Kellie Pickler, Sony Music Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton, Sara Evans and Headline Country's Storme Warren take in the Sony/BMG Cruise at CRS day two. (Photo: Alan Poizner) Country Radio Seminar attendees had a lot of choices for ...

  45. Carrie Underwood Rocks the Boat at CRS

    February 24, 2012 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Countless seminars and panels, lunch with Alan Jackson, plus a cruise boat filled with some of Nashville's biggest artists and most promising upstarts -- all part of day two of the 2012 Country Radio Seminar (CRS). The panels, which covered suc ...

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