1. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town Win Big at CMA Awards

    November 01, 2012 11:52 PM EDT Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved to be "Nashville's Night With The Stars." The ABC network telecast, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, was a mix of the old and the new, with m ...

  2. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Find Bliss at CMA Awards

    November 01, 2012 11:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shelton-Lambert Household Takes Home Entertainer, Female, Male and Song of the Year Honors Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved to be "Nashville's Night With The Stars." The ABC network teleca ...

  3. CMA Awards 2012: Full Winners List

    November 01, 2012 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A running list of winners at the 46th annual Country Music Association Awards: CMA AWARDS 2012: Highlights • Photos: Scenes From Red Carpet • Full CMAs Winners List • Photos: Best Photos From the Show Entertainer of the Year: Blake Shelton Female Vo ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. After Lady Antebellum and Band Perry, Who Will Be Next Country Stars to Emerge From State/County Fair Circuit?

    August 21, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Mockingbird Sun Lady Antebellum did it. The Band Perry did it. Now Mockingbird Sun hopes it can repeat the process. The band, represented by the Paradigm booking agency and HK Management but not yet signed to a label, played what could be a predic ...

  6. Jimmy Buffett To Record New Album This Year

    May 30, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm happy with the material 'cause I've been working at it for a while," Buffett says Jimmy Buffett says he has tunes to the left and tunes to the right as he eyeballs his next studio album. Buffett tells Billboard.com that ...

  7. CMA Awards: Taylor Swift Reclaims Top Prize

    November 09, 2011 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry Shine on Country's Biggest Night It was a mix of old favorites and new blood at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, as many acts on the show claimed their first trophies. The first aw ...

  8. Kenny Chesney Tallies 20th No. 1 On Country Songs

    April 25, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 K enny Chesney' s "Live a Little" lifts 2-1 to become his landmark 20th No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Songs airplay chart. All charts will be refreshed Thursday (April 28) on Billboard.com. Dating to his first we ...

  9. Jamey Johnson Reveals 'Guitar Song' Details

    June 09, 2010 10:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 J amey Johnson will give fans plenty of new material when he releases "The Guitar Song," his follow-up to 2008's award-winning, gold-certified "That Lonesome Song," on Sept. 14. "The Guitar Song" spreads 25 songs a ...

  10. Best Of 2009: Part 1

    December 15, 2009 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: ...

  11. Jimmy Buffett Goes Back To Roots For 'Hotel'

    November 30, 2009 10:11 AM EST 0 0 0 J immy Buffett says he felt a greater level of engagement on his new album, "Buffet Hotel," than he has on many of his other recent efforts. "With a band this good and with people this good around you, you kind of get in a routine,&qu ...

  12. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to c ...

  13. Backwards Bullets: July 21, 1990

    July 21, 2009 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Each Tuesday, we revisit Billboard's archives for a look at what notable titles were climbing the charts on this date. This week, we travel back to the July 21, 1990, issue. 'LOVE' AT FIRST 'VISION': While the Billboard Hot ...

  14. Stormy Bonnaroo Kicks Off, Jimmy Buffett Added To Lineup

    June 12, 2009 8:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 As predicted throughout the week, the rains came down midway through opening night at Bonnaroo on Thursday, scattering campers, bringing the ponchos out early and cutting up the festival grounds into mud puddles on an otherwise temperate and diverse ...

  15. Ask Billboard: Remakes and One-Hit Wonders

    April 03, 2009 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. JUST DUET Hi Gary! It doesn' ...

  16. Chart Beat: Flo Rida, Atlantic, Mac McAnally

    February 19, 2009 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 SPINNING THE 'RIGHT' STUFF: If it had happened less than two years ago, this week's 58-1 leap for Flo Rida's "Right Round" (Poe Boy/Atlantic) would have set the record for the biggest jump to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot ...

  17. Atlantic Rules Hot 100 With Flo Rida, T.I.

    February 19, 2009 11:04 AM EST 0 0 0 Two big moves on the Billboard Hot 100 give Atlantic Records ownership of the top two positions. As reported yesterday , a 58-1 rush puts "Right Round" by Flo Rida on top, while a 9-2 jump pushes "Dead and Gone" by T.I. featuring ...

  18. Buffett Taking Fans To 'Summerzcool'

    January 26, 2009 10:49 AM EST 0 0 0 Dates are beginning to trickle out for the 2009 edition of Jimmy Buffett's traditional summer tour schedule, which shows no signs of slowing. Buffett's "Summerzcool" tour is currently slated to kick off Feb. 24 at the Maui Arts & ...

  19. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 13, 2008 2:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards belonged to traditionalists, with George Strait and Brad Paisley coming away the big winners last night (Nov. 12) at t ...

  20. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards belonged to traditionalists, with George Strait and Brad Paisley comi Despite standout performances by the Eagles and ...

  21. Feeling 'Lucky'

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney does heroes George Strait and Jimmy Buffett proud on his latest BNA set, "Lucky Old Sun," which has a free-and-easy feel befitting its island inspiration. Kenny Chesney does heroes George Strait and Jimmy Buffett proud on his ...

  22. Jimmy Buffett / June 7, 2008 / Raleigh, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion)

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmy Buffett has dubbed his 2008 summer tour "The Year Of Still Here," a title that denotes a bemused disbelief about the 61-year-old troubadour's continued success that is, needless to say, profound Jimmy Buffett has dubbed his 2008 ...

  23. Nashville Songwriters Hall To Induct Five

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob DiPiero, Mac McAnally, Flatt & Scruggs and Hank Williams, Jr., will be inducted into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October. In addition, gospel music legend Dottie Rambo will be honored with a special induction at the direction of ...

  24. Buffett's Wrigley Doubleheader Due On DVD

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Less than a year after releasing the CD/DVD "Live at Fenway Park," Jimmy Buffett will release a two-DVD set chronicling a stop at baseball's other pre-eminent shrine: Chicago's Wrigley Field. Less than a year after releasing the ...

  25. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MAL ...

  26. Skaggs Goes Live On 'Charleston Music Hall'

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from Billboard magazine. Ricky Skaggs' only live album to date has been "Live in London," a 1985 Epic set recorded at the height of his country chart success. But with the March 25 release of "Live at the Charleston Mus ...

  27. Hot Product

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Vince Gill, John Mayer, Kenny Lattimore/Chante Moore, and more. That 'Thing' He Does After years of working with producer Tony Brown, Vince Gill decided to produce his new MCA album, "Next Big Thing," o ...

  28. 'Next Big Thing' For Gill Is A New Album, Tour

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Vince Gill may be a veteran country artist, but if you believe the title of his forthcoming MCA Nashville album, he's the "Next Big Thing." He'll be hitting the road to support the a ...

  29. After The Storm

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As one of the few Nashville acts wearing a cowboy hat who has actually been on a horse, Chris LeDoux has steadily galloped along 20-plus years into his second career. As one of the few Nashville acts wearing a cowboy hat who has actually been on a h ...