1. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood's Country Museum Hall Exhibit Opening With Gary Overton, Jeff Gregg, Fierce Gowns

    June 05, 2013 4:51 PM EDT As the crush of CMA Music Fest activities gets in full swing, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted a reception last night (6/4) to launch “Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour” exhibition which opens to the public today and runs th ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Edens Edge Debut Was Worth the Wait

    June 12, 2012 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rising Country Trio Talk First Two Singles, Rascal Flatts Tour & More E dens Edge 's self-titled debut hits stores Tuesday (June 12), with an deluxe edition also on sale at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. According to the Big Machine trio ...

  4. Carrie Underwood's New Album: Prepare To Be 'Blown Away'

    March 06, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 If you look at the succession of Carrie Underwood 's album artworks, from "Some Hearts" to "Carnival Ride" to "Play On," the country superstar seems to become more serious on each new cover, the warm smile of her d ...

  5. Carrie Underwood Premieres New Single 'Good Girl' at Country Radio Seminar

    February 24, 2012 2:43 PM EST (L-R): Kix Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Kristen Kelly, Sara Evans and Jake Owen perform on the Sony/BMG boat cruise. (Photo: Alan Poizner) Carrie Underwood debuted the new single off her forthcoming, as-yet-untitled fourth album "Good Girl" ...

  6. Carrie Underwood Warns a 'Good Girl' on New Single: Listen

    February 24, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After offering some caustic relationship advice on her smash single "Before He Cheats," Carrie Underwood shoots off another warning against unseemly male figures in "Good Girl," an uptempo new single released on Thursday (Feb. 23 ...

  7. 'American Idol' Scotty McCreery Talks Debut Album & High School Graduation

    September 30, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's the rare artist who can perform in the Philippines and attend his high school homecoming in the same week. Rare, too, is the artist who releases his debut album just five days before his 18th birthday, but so it goes for Garner, N.C., nati ...

  8. Scotty McCreery 'Moving Along' with Debut Album, Eyeing Fall Release

    July 26, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Even though he's spending most of his off time on this summer's American Idols Live! tour working on it, "American Idol" champ Scotty McCreery isn't feeling a great deal of stress about his upcoming studio album, which shoul ...

  9. Edens Edge: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 10:34 AM EST 0 0 0 Edens Edge Genre: Country Fusing bluegrass, rock, folk and country has proved a winning formula for Edens Edge. Now signed to Big Machine Records, the trio came together in Arkansas-where lead vocalist Hannah Blaylock had been performing in her fami ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Danny Gokey: I Want To Do Country 'For The Rest Of My Life'

    March 22, 2010 5:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fueled by a return performance on "American Idol," Danny Gokey bowed at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with his 19 Recordings/RCA Records debut, "My Best Days." Coming in at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 , the al ...

  12. Jimmy Wayne Pulls Himself Up By His (Cowboy) Bootstraps

    November 17, 2009 1:52 PM EST 0 0 0 The bright lights and roaring crowds of New York's Madison Square Garden are a long way from the juvenile detention centers of North Carolina where Jimmy Wayne spent parts of his youth. With a new single, a cover of the Hall & Oates classic ...

  13. Carrie Underwood Song Exclusive Preview: "Mama's Song"

    October 11, 2009 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" single blasting to No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in two weeks -- and calling out two-timing country boys everywhere -- anticipation for the Nov. 3 release of her new album, "Play On,&qu ...

  14. Carrie Underwood Rushes New Single 'Cowboy Casanova' After Unauthorized Leak

    September 03, 2009 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 An unfinished version of "Cowboy Casanova," the lead single from Carrie Underwood 's third studio album, "Play On," leaked online Wednesday (Sept. 2). The song's premature unveiling prompted Underwood to rush out an off ...

  15. Bright Named To Word Post

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran producer and music publishing executive Mark Bright has been named president and CEO of Word Entertainment. He succeeds Jim Van Hook, who decided to retire after more than 30 years in the faith-based music industry. Bright will oversee Nas ...

  16. Emily West

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Emily West is a self-described fan of awkward situations. Emily West is a self-described fan of awkward situations. That includes pulling up to music industry meetings in an old Buick that could only be started with a screwdriver; writing a country ...

  17. Chesney, Underwood, Paisley Lead Winners At CMAs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors while Arista Nashville labelmates Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley each won two crystal trophies at the 41st annual Country Music Association Aw Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year ...

  18. Q&A: Rascal Flatts

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. In addition to numerous awards, the b ...

  19. Underwood Aims For Crossover

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Unlike the winners before her, current "American Idol" champ Carrie Underwood is gunning for success in not only the pop format, but the country arena too. Unlike the winners before her, current "American Idol" champ Carrie Under ...

  20. A Little Bit Pop, A Little Bit Country

    November 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Unlike the winners before her, current "American Idol" champ Carrie Underwood is gunning for success in not only the pop format, but the country arena too. Unlike the winners before her, current "American Idol" champ Carrie Under ...

  21. Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast li ...

  22. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jo Dee Messina 'Surprise' Sounds Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina this week will release her first album of new material in five years. The 13-track Curb set "Delicious Surprise" is already off to a good start thanks to the single ...

  23. Jo Dee Messina Back With 'Surprise'

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina has set an April 26 release for her first album of new material in five years. Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina has set an April 26 release for her first album of new material in five years. The 13-track Curb set " ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Rascal Flatts Plans Road Rally

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a new album around the corner, country act Rascal Flatts has firmed up details of a supporting road trip that will kick off Oct. 2 in Annapolis, Md. With a new album around the corner, country act Rascal Flatts has firmed up details of a suppor ...

  26. Rascal Flatts Aims To Solidify Success On 'Melt'

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As Rascal Flatts prepares to return to the market with its sophomore effort, "Melt," the group and label Lyric Street Records face the challenge of topping a platinum-selling eponymous debut C ...