1. Lee Brice Does No. 1 'Dance' on Top Country Albums Chart

    September 18, 2014 5:31 PM EDT Brice scores his first leader on the list. Plus, moves for Dustin Lynch, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and Easton Corbin. Singer/songwriter Lee Brice scores his first No. 1 in four tries on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as I Don� ...

  2. Chart Highlights: Sam Smith Settles In For A No. 1 'Stay' On Adult Contemporary

    August 11, 2014 3:50 PM EDT 9.713 k 293 0 The British singer/songwriter's 'Stay With Me' makes a quick climb to the top. Plus, new No. 1s for Nico & Vinz, Royksopp & Robyn, Milky Chance, Godsmack and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group ...

  3. Lee Brice backstage at the ACM Awards 2014

    Lee Brice backstage at the ACM Awards 2014

    April 07, 2014 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lee Brice backstage at the ACM Awards 2014 Las Vegas , song of the year , ACM Awards , mgm grand , interview , Lee Brice , Billboard , I Drive Your Truck , Winners , Country Videos Lee Brice ...

  4. Jerrod Niemann Talks New Album, Lee Brice: 'He's Saved My Neck More Than I Realize'

    March 21, 2014 6:19 PM EDT 9 2 0 Spend any amount of time with Jerrod Niemann and you will find a performer who can quote country lyrics from album cuts from the 1970s or 1980s. But, just because he cherishes the history of the format doesn't mean that he feels compelled to be ...

  5. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History On Alternative Songs With 'Invisible'

    February 10, 2014 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The band rewrites the mark for the most entries in the chart's 25-year archives. Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Yandel, and Miranda Lambert returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Fi ...

  6. Luke Bryan Stepping Up to Stadiums on New Tour

    January 15, 2014 12:06 AM EST 0 0 0 Three years ago, Luke Bryan was a promising down-bill opening act. This summer he'll join the touring elite with three stadium dates planned as part of his That's My Kinda Night Tour. The country music star during a Tuesday morning news co ...

  7. Grammys 2014 Country Award Categories: Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill But No Ashley Monroe

    December 07, 2013 9:52 AM EST As most year-end critics' lists will undoubtedly proclaim, 2013 has been a year where newcomer Kacey Musgraves has dazzled with a sound that is both traditional and irreverent. That being said, it's little surprise that the singer finish ...

  8. Grammys 2014: Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift Lead Country Nominees

    December 07, 2013 9:52 AM EST As most year-end critics' lists will undoubtedly proclaim, 2013 has been a year where newcomer Kacey Musgraves has dazzled with a sound that is both traditional and irreverent. That being said, it's little surprise that the singer fini ...

  9. Anatomy of a Hit: Craig Campbell’s ‘Outta My Head’

    November 15, 2013 1:04 PM EST A single’s chart history is measured in weeks and milestones, but never in beards. So when Craig Campbell’s “Outta My Head” began what ultimately became a marathon journey up the Country Airplay chart, it was funny -- at first -- when one of the ...

  10. Country Labels Revive Two Forgotten Arts: Artist Development—And Patience

    November 07, 2013 8:20 PM EST There are still periodic examples of record companies going one and done with an artist—as in, dropping them from the roster after just one failed single. But country music labels notably appear to more often to be playing the long game of late, ...

  11. Zippo, Bandsintown Light a Fire Under Music Brand Partnerships

    September 16, 2013 10:08 AM EDT At concerts today, it's more common to see a fan with a smartphone in the air then waving a lighter. But a new partnership between lighter manufacturer Zippo and popular live music application Bandsintown combines both actions. Announced Th ...

  12. Lee Brice's 'Parking Lot Party' Zooms Up Charts

    July 02, 2013 10:15 AM EDT 1.217 k 60 0 0 The summertime is typically when most artists do the bulk of their touring, and Curb's Lee Brice is no different. To catch up with the hitmaker, Billboard found him rolling down the highway. "We've got a night off from the Br ...

  13. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato 'Attack's Pop Songs

    March 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST The first single from the actress/singer's forthcoming album logs a strong first week at radio. Plus, Taylor Swift takes over at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs return. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select grou ...

  14. Best Songs of 2012: Watch Katy Perry, One Direction & More Pick Favorites

    December 18, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 The end of 2012 is fast approaching, and stars from different genres -- pop, hip-hop, country and more -- spoke to Billboard, revealing their favorite songs of the year. Fun.'s "Some Nights" was the clear frontrunner, with Andy Gramme ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Chart Highlights: One Direction's 'Little Things' Makes Big Pop Songs Start

    December 03, 2012 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 'Little Things,' from the boy band's No. 1 Billboard 200 album 'Take Me Home,' enters the radio airplay chart at No. 35. Plus, Florida Georgia Line rules Country Airplay on its first try. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek ...

  17. Lee Brice Casts Brother in 'I Drive Your Truck' Video

    November 13, 2012 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Lee Brice 's latest album, "Hard 2 Love," has already spawned two big hits -- the title song, which is No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart, and the ballad "A Woman Like You." His next single, "I Drive Your Truck," i ...

  18. Chart Highlights: Tegan And Sara Get 'Closer' With Alternative

    November 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Almost eight years after first appearing on Billboard charts, the twin sister duo scores its first Alternative Songs entry with 'Closer.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the ...

  19. Luke Laird, Dallas Davidson, Sony/ATV Win Big at 60th BMI Country Awards

    October 31, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Big winners: Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Tom T. Hall and Luke Laird attend the 60th Annual BMI Country Awards at BMI on October 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/Getty Images for BMI) "Take A Back Road" went cent ...

  20. Catt Gravitt, Jon Stone Win Big at SESAC Nashville Music Awards

    October 29, 2012 7:56 PM EDT Women were the center of attention when SESAC kicked off Country Music Week with its annual Nashville Music Awards on Sunday night. The performing-rights organization gave its songwriter of the year trophy to Catt Gravitt, a woman who had at least ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. CMA Awards Predictions: Best New Artist

    October 29, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards will be broadcast live on ABC this Thursday, November 1. Over the next four days, we'll give you our thoughts on who just might walk away with some of the top awards. Today's category is New ...

  23. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All ou ...

  24. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha, Rihanna Blast Back Onto Pop Songs

    October 01, 2012 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The singers soar onto the chart, which Maroon 5 leads with 'One More Night.' Also: new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons and Carlos Vives. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Fi ...

  25. Hunter Hayes Makes History, Little Big Town Shines on Country Charts

    September 20, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 As "Wanted" steps 2-1 on Country Songs, newcomer Hunter Hayes makes history as the youngest solo male act to top the radio tally, ringing at the top bell at 21 years and two weeks of age, surpassing a record set in 1973 by Johnny Rodriguez ...

  26. Eric Church Thanks 'Pretty Special' Fans For Surprise CMA Nominations

    September 05, 2012 8:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 No one was more surprised by Eric Church 's leading five Country Music Awards nominations than the rising star from North Carolina. He didn't even know they were happening. "The funny part of the story is I've been on vacation th ...

  27. Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Lead CMA Award Nominations

    September 05, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Eric Church grabbed five nominations for this year's CMA Awards -- including nods for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Chief , and three nominations for hit song "Springsteen -- to lead all artists, with husband and wife ...

  28. Backbeat: Gloriana Rocks Billboard-Pepsi Summer Beats Concert With John Huie, Matt Serletic, Scott McGhee, Many More in the House

    July 31, 2012 12:53 PM EDT (L-R): Tom Gossin and Rachel Reinert of Gloriana; Warner Music Nashville SVP brand management and sales Peter Strickland; and Gloriana's Mike Gossin with their plaques celebrating the success of "(Kissed You) Good Night." (Photo: Fr ...

  29. Country Countdown: Kip Moore's 'Truck' Chugs to No. 1

    May 24, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Also, Willie Nelson's 'Heroes' Bows at No. 18 on Billboard 200 Newcomer Kip Moore becomes the fourth artist this year to reach No. 1 for the first time on Country Songs , as "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" rises 3-1 in i ...

  30. Carrie Underwood, Norah Jones, B.o.B and Marilyn Manson Heading to Top 10 on Billboard 200

    May 05, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Carrie Underwood is going to blow away the competition this week, as her latest album, Blown Away " should easily top the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry sources. The country diva's fourth studio set is on track to sell betwee ...

  31. Rascal Flatts Score Their 12th No. 1 With 'Banjo'

    May 03, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 R ascal Flatts makes it an even dozen atop Country Songs, as "Banjo" draws 36.5 million impressions and jumps 3-1 on the audience-driven chart, according to Nielsen BDS. That's the first time the trio has topped the list since "W ...

  32. Jack White Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Jack White visits the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 for the first time, as his debut solo set, Blunderbuss , arrives with 138,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the rocker's first No. 1 in any form -- he missed the t ...

  33. The Wanted, Lee Brice Heading for Billboard 200 Top 10

    April 28, 2012 12:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 It seems a foregone conclusion that Jack White will score his first No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 with "Blunderbuss" while the top 10 could see arrivals from the Wanted, Lee Brice and Kip Moore. Industry sources suggest that W ...

  34. The Wanted, Lee Brice Heading for Billboard 200 Top 10

    April 27, 2012 9:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 It seems a foregone conclusion that Jack White will score his first No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 with "Blunderbuss" while the top 10 could see arrivals from the Wanted, Lee Brice and Kip Moore. Industry sources suggest that W ...

  35. The Wanted, Lee Brice, Kip Moore Heading For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    April 27, 2012 8:43 PM EDT It seems a foregone conclusion that Jack White will score his first No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 with Blunderbuss , while the top 10 could see arrivals from the Wanted, Lee Brice and Kip Moore. Jack White Set for First No. 1 Album In ...

  36. Tim McGraw Cracks Top 10, Lee Brice Scores First No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 13, 2012 6:45 AM EDT (Getty Images) Tim McGraw has competed 46 times in the top 10 on Country Songs, and nearly made it a two-fer this week, as his current solo single "Better Than I Used to Be" enters the upper tier (11-10), and a new duet with Kenny Chesne ...

  37. Tim McGraw Cracks Top 10, Lee Brice Scores First No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 12, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts Breezes to No. 1 on Country Albums Chart T im McGraw has competed 46 times in the top 10 on Country Songs , and nearly made it a two-fer this week, as his current solo single "Better Than I Used to Be" enters the upper tier ( ...

  38. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Roars Onto Country Songs

    April 09, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The superstars combine for the second-best debut in the chart's 22-year Nielsen BDS era. K enny Chesney and Tim McGraw rocket onto Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "Feel Like a Rock Star" debuts at No. 13. In its first week of ...

  39. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Headed for Historic Hot Country Songs Debut

    April 03, 2012 3:08 PM EDT In preparation for the June launch of their Brothers of the Sun co-headlining tour, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw premiered a new duet, "Feel Like a Rock Star," on Sunday's (April 1) CBS telecast of the 47th Annual Academy of Country ...

  40. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Headed for Historic Country Songs Debut

    April 03, 2012 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pairing of country superstars could lead to just the second top 10 start in the chart's 22-year Nielsen BDS era. In preparation for the June launch of their Brothers of the Sun co-headlining tour, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw premiered a ne ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 02, 2012 6:32 AM EDT Kiss with Lady Antebellum at Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards. (Getty Images) The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple ...

  43. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 01, 2012 11:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple of surprises. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Antebellum repeated wins in the Entertainer, ...

  44. Taylor Swift Scores Sixth No. 1 Country Song With 'Ours'

    March 22, 2012 3:43 PM EDT Taylor Swift claims her sixth No. 1 and completes her second set of two straight leaders on Country Songs, as "Ours" piles 34.1 million audience impressions and steps 3-1 in its 17th chart week. Her slowest chart-topping climb was noted ...

  45. Taylor Swift Inks Sixth No. 1 Country Song With 'Ours'

    March 22, 2012 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Country Albums, Shooter Jennings Logs His Highest Debut Ever With 'Family Man' T aylor Swift claims her sixth No. 1 and completes her second set of two straight leaders on Country Songs, as "Ours" piles 34.1 million audience i ...

  46. Chart Highlights: Adele, Taylor Swift, Madonna Notch New No. 1s

    March 19, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele ascends to the Adult Contemporary summit, Swift crowns Country Songs and Madonna is the dancing queen again Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and d ...

  47. Dierks Bentley Delivers 'Home' for a Ninth No. 1

    March 16, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dierks Bentley logs his 9th No. 1 and completes his third set of two leaders with "Home," which draws 35.7 million audience impressions and steps 2-1 on Billboard's Country Songs chart. The title cut and second single from his current ...

  48. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy& ...

  49. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

    January 26, 2012 11:58 AM EST Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday. Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason A ...

  50. Lee Brice Escapes Bus Fire in Arizona

    January 22, 2012 10:14 AM EST 0 0 0 A tour bus carrying country music star Lee Brice caught on fire outside a restaurant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, forcing the musician and his crew to flee. KNXV-TV reports that the group had been on the road for nine hours when the bus caught on ...

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