1. 10 Things to Know About CMA King Chris Stapleton

    November 05, 2015 4:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Chris Stapleton had three big wins at Wednesday night’s CMA Awards , taking home the trophies for album of the year, male vocalist of the year, and new artist of the year. The most impressive of these victories was actually in the new artist categor ...

  2. Blake Shelton Expects Miranda Lambert Jokes at CMAs: 'This Year's Gonna Be Awkward'

    October 29, 2015 8:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The CMAs are happening next week (Nov. 4) -- and Blake Shelton , for one, is ready for a little ribbing from hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley . 'Strip Club': Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean Lead Country's Sexual Revo ...

  3. Ashley Monroe Kicks Off 'The Blade' Tour In New York City: Live Review

    October 28, 2015 8:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The country singer Ashley Monroe offered a caveat near the beginning of her show Tuesday night at the Bowery Ballroom. “I usually write a lot of sad, depressing records,” she declared. But the performance, the first stop on a tour in support of a ne ...

  4. Kenny Chesney to Spread the Love with Miranda Lambert & Sam Hunt on Stadium Tour

    October 27, 2015 5:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Old Dominion will also join the country superstar on the upcoming tour. Don't blink or you may miss the new announcement from Kenny Chesney . The award-winning country artist revealed dates for his upcoming Spread the Love tour with Miranda Lam ...

  5. Kacey Musgraves Makes History at the Apollo Theater: Live Review

    October 25, 2015 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kacey Musgraves made an impressive declaration early on last night (Oct. 24) during the New York stop of her Rhinestone Revue tour. “Apparently I'm the only country act to headline the Apollo,” she noted. “Sold it out, too,” she added proudly. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Brad Paisley Says Country Music Divorces Will Make for Good Songs

    September 11, 2015 6:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 This recent streak of splits in country music isn't all bad, according to Brad Paisley . At least we'll get some good songs out of it.  2015 Celebrity Breakups: See Who Called It Quits The country star spoke about the outbreak of breakups ...

  8. Country Star (and Expectant Dad) Jason Isbell 'Glad to Have My Baby on the Brain'

    August 05, 2015 3:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Significant chart success is a very new experience for Jason Isbell . Before the Alabama-born singer, songwriter, guitarist and ex- Drive-By Trucker released his Dave Cobb-produced fifth studio album, Something More Than Free,  on his own indie labe ...

  9. Judge Criticized For Sealing Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's Divorce File

    July 31, 2015 4:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 An Oklahoma judge is defending his actions in allowing country music stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert to keep details of their divorce private. Attorneys and others had criticized Pottawatomie County Associate District Judge John Gardner afte ...

  10. Miranda Lambert Launches Scholarship to Help Female Musicians

    July 28, 2015 10:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miranda Lambert wants more women to have the kind of success she's had, so she founded a new scholarship at Belmont University. The six-time Academy of Country Music female vocalist of the year is performing an acoustic show in Nashville, Tenne ...

  11. Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Trade Tweets

    July 24, 2015 4:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert may be getting divorced, but they're keeping it positive, tweeting back and forth with each other Friday afternoon (July 24) -- first to promote Ashley Monroe 's new album and then to laugh off all the rum ...

  12. Nashville's Biggest Songwriters Speak Out About the Lack of Women on Country Radio and the Songs They Wish They Wrote

    July 23, 2015 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hitmakers are the lifeblood of country music. “Songwriting is sort of a 9-to-5 job in Nashville,” says Michael Dulaney, who has collaborated on singles with  Tanya Tucker and Jason Aldean . Unlike in other genres, where artists and producers disappe ...

  13. Miranda Lambert Performs at Small Club Two Days After Announcing Divorce

    July 23, 2015 12:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country star Miranda Lambert jumped on stage and sang at a small club in Nashville, Tennessee, two days after announcing her divorce from husband Blake Shelton . The Grammy-winning singer was all smiles on Wednesday night as she joined her friend an ...

  14. Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton: Revisit Their Best Moments

    July 21, 2015 5:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 A country music power couple is calling it quits. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert 's divorce  was announced Monday , and a rep for Shelton confirmed the news to  Billboard . Shelton and Lambert have been married for four years. "This is ...

  15. Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton Divorce: Chris Young Denies Any Involvement

    July 21, 2015 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton 's divorce came to light on Monday, many wondered what caused the split. TMZ's report suggested that Shelton had suspicions that Lambert cheated on him with fellow country singer Chris Young -- but Yo ...

  16. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Split After Meeting 10 Years Ago

    Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Split After Meeting 10 Years Ago

    July 21, 2015 10:14 AM EDT was a great year. Blake Shelton rocked an insane mullet and Miranda Lambert was becoming a country star. Little did the world know that the two should meet onstage during the CMT 100 Greatest Due wochit entertainment , blake shelton insane mull ...

  17. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Divorce

    Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Divorce

    July 21, 2015 10:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music's top couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, have announced their divorce.The pair have been wed four years.A joint statement issued by the couple's representatives broke the sad new Blake Shelton , wochit entertainment , ...

  18. Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert to Divorce

    July 20, 2015 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blake Shelton  &  Miranda Lambert  are officially divorcing. TMZ  reports the two country superstars filed divorce papers a while ago, and a judge is expected to officially end their 4-year marriage today.  " This is not the future we envis ...

  19. Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town's 'Smokin' Began Life as a Kid Rock-Like Summer Jam

    July 10, 2015 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I can always take a happy song and make it sound sad." Miranda Lambert 's evaluation of "Smokin' and Drinkin'," a duet with  Little Big Town that was released to radio on June 8, practically tells the story of its ...

  20. Miranda Lambert Postpones Concert Due to 'Serious Inflammation of Her Vocal Cords'

    July 08, 2015 4:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miranda Lambert was forced to postpone a concert scheduled for Thursday at the Calgary Stampede after her physician said she would be "unable to perform due to serious inflammation of her vocal cords," according to a statement on the venue ...

  21. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, New Kids on the Block 'Step'-ped to No. 1

    June 29, 2015 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 In 1990, 'Step by Step' ruled the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Nelly, Michael Jackson & Katy Perry. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. June 29, 200 ...

  22. Nashville Tech Industry Exec Comes Under Fire for Sexist Remarks

    June 26, 2015 2:00 PM EDT The relative lack of female artists on the country airwaves is one of Nashville’s most heated topics in 2015, with such artists as Miranda Lambert , Martina McBride and Kacey Musgraves firing back at country radio consultant Keith Hill for a hamf ...

  23. Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris Are the Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple in the World

    June 25, 2015 3:24 PM EDT 143.144 k 1.469 k 353 Move over, Jay and Bey -- there's a new musical power couple in town. Billboard Money-Makers List: Music's Top Earners of 2014 Thanks to new beau Calvin Harris , Taylor Swift has taken over the top slot on Forbes ' Hig ...

  24. Miranda Lambert Drops Smoky 'Smokin' and Drinkin'' Lyric Video: Watch

    June 23, 2015 5:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "Platinum" single features Little Big Town. Miranda Lambert released the lyric video for her latest single "Smokin' and Drinkin'" on Monday. The single, from her 2014 album  Platinum , was written by Natalie Hemby, ...

  25. Chart Highlights: Andy Grammer Gets 'Good' Marks Atop Adult Pop Songs

    June 22, 2015 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 'Honey, I'm Good.' becomes his first leader on the list. Plus, new No. 1s for Ricky Martin, Omarion, Kelsea Ballerini & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts bel ...

  26. Don Henley Previews Star-Studded New Album 'Cass County' in Nashville

    June 12, 2015 6:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 The week of the CMA Music Festival brings a wide variety of public figures to Nashville. One of the biggest sightings in town on Thursday was the legendary Don Henley , who stopped by Nashville’s Ruby to give invited guests a first listen to some of ...

  27. Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert & Luke Bryan: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 53

    Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert & Luke Bryan: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 53

    June 12, 2015 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert & Luke Bryan: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 53, Friday, June 12, 2015. chartroundup , Luke Bryan , Miranda Lambert , Hunter Hayes Videos Luke Bryan Miranda Lambert Hunter Hayes ...

  28. CMT Awards 2015: All the Performances Ranked Best to Worst

    June 10, 2015 11:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's CMT Awards offered a slew of exciting numbers from veterans and up-and-comers, a skit with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and a brave inter-genre collaboration. Even more exciting, a number of singers played new singles for the first time o ...

  29. CMT Music Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List

    June 10, 2015 10:35 PM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, walking away with honors for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year.  Inside the 2015 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood's Firs ...

  30. Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Miranda Lambert to The Weeknd

    June 05, 2015 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miranda Lambert "Roots And Wings" Sony Music Nashville Country's Miranda Lambert finally ­releases "Roots and Wings" ­after supplying a snippet for a car ad. While it's ­pleasant, the song overstays its welcome. "R ...

  31. The Lacs' 'Outlaw' Ties Their Career-Best Rank On Top Country Albums

    June 05, 2015 4:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Lacs , the country/rap duo of Brian “Roger” King and Clay “Uncle Snap” Sharpe, tie their best rank on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, as Outlaw in Me  (BackRoad/Average Joes) shoots in at No. 3. The set bows with 14,000 sold in the week en ...

  32. Gloriana Balks Against 'Medieval' Radio Policies

    June 05, 2015 3:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 In compiling statistics about the much-discussed dearth of female voices on country radio, trios that include a female member -- like Lady Antebellum , The Band Perry and Gloriana  -- tend not to be counted in the mix. But according to members of th ...

  33. 8 Music-Related Reasons Nashville Is Buzzing Right Now

    June 01, 2015 12:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nashville has hit full stride in its It city-ness -- the fancy new restaurants, carloads of transplants, and construction of high-rises are all unstoppable. But at its heart, Nashville still lives up to its very first nickname -- Music City -- as it ...

  34. Kacey Musgraves on 'Going Against the Grain,' Country Radio and Why She's Not Exactly 'Miss Congenial'

    June 01, 2015 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kacey Musgraves is perched on a coffee shop stool in Nashville, scrolling through images on her phone for photographic evidence of her brief -- and unsuccessful -- pageant career. “This was me,” says the 26-year-old, arriving at a shot of her sole r ...

  35. Green Day, Miranda Lambert, Kings Of Leon to Headline Inaugural NIFI Music Fest In Kentucky

    May 27, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nitro Fidelity has partnered with racing powerhouse Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) to launch a national series of branded “top tier” immersive music festivals, beginning with the NiFi Festival at Kentucky Speedway August 28-30, to be headlined by G ...

  36. Inside Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum's ACM Rehearsals

    Inside Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum's ACM Rehearsals

    April 30, 2015 7:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 ETonline had eyes and ears inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Friday, as McBride, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum took the stage for rehearsals, and we're bringing you a sne music , 2015 acm awards , Backstage , 5 ...

  37. Live Review: Lee Ann Womack Presents an Alternative History of Country at New York's City Winery

    April 21, 2015 5:26 PM EDT Although she's best known for the crossover hit, "I Hope You Dance,"  Lee Ann Womack is a country traditionalist. This speaks to the distance that the genre's center has shifted in 15 years and the durability of Womack as a pe ...

  38. ACMs 2015: Miranda Lambert Accepts Song of the Year

    ACMs 2015: Miranda Lambert Accepts Song of the Year

    April 19, 2015 9:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 The country star accepts song of the year honors for her hit "Automatic." Videos Miranda Lambert ...

  39. ACM Awards Predictions: Who Will Win?

    April 17, 2015 5:29 PM EDT There’s an old saying that everything is bigger in Texas. The world of country music will get a taste of that Lone Star hospitality as the 50 th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this coming Sunday from AT&T Stadium in Arlin ...

  40. 5 Things We Want to See at the ACMs: Blake & Luke Role Reversal, Miranda Showstopper & More

    April 17, 2015 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Academy of Country Music Awards are detouring to Dallas this year, after embracing the glitziness of Las Vegas since 2003. For its 50th anniversary, the show is borrowing the Cowboys’ 80,000-capacity AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, making ...

  41. Exclusive: WME IMG Acquires Australian Booking Agency Artist Voice

    April 14, 2015 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 William Morris Endeavor IMG is expanding its global footprint through the acquisition of Artist Voice, a top-shelf  Australian booking agency which has offices in various Asian territories, Billboard can confirm.  Artist Voice was co-founded in 2010 ...

  42. ACM Awards' 50th Anniversary Show 'Cost a Staggering Amount of Money,' Says CEO Bob Romeo

    April 14, 2015 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The ACM Awards’ 50th anniversary edition will be the first awards show broadcast from a football stadium. Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo details the differences going into this year’s edition, airing April 19 on CBS from Dallas’ AT&T Sta ...

  43. Darius Rucker Makes Fashionable Entrance on Country Albums Chart With 'Southern Style'

    April 10, 2015 5:06 PM EDT Twenty years after Hootie & the Blowfish's breakthrough, Rucker continues to reign at country. Darius Rucker debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Country Albums chart, as Southern Style starts with 52,000 first-week copies sold, acco ...

  44. Pink Fridges & PlayStations: Miranda Lambert, Rixton and 4 Other Music Stars Reveal Their Tour Bus Must-Haves

    April 03, 2015 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 While touring to promote her hit album The Truth , Ledisi , 43, has been racking up ­highway miles aboard her bus with nary a night off: Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis and Baltimore in one four-date run in March, part of her 23-date tour with supp ...

  45. Little Big Town's 'Girl Crush' Not That Controversial, Flies 17-3 on Hot Country Songs

    April 03, 2015 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some media outlets appear to have overblown negative reaction to the group's 'Girl Crush,' which blasts into the top five. Little Big Town has found itself a big hit in its buzzy single "Girl Crush." The track races 17-3 on ...

  46. Luke Bryan Makes Chart History, Taylor Swift Sparks Kelsea Ballerini Debut

    March 19, 2015 12:05 PM EDT Bryan becomes the first artist to log simultaneous top five album debuts, while a Swift tweet helps spur a debut for rising star Ballerini. Luke Bryan becomes the first artist ever to log simultaneous top-five debuts on Billboard's Top Coun ...

  47. Dierks Bentley Recruits Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, Charles Kelley for '90s Cover Band

    February 26, 2015 9:58 PM EST As the annual Country Radio Seminar industry conference that kicked off in Nashville Wednesday night, there was one much hyped band performing with a name few recognized.  Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley Lead ACM Awards Nominations That was a ...

  48. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Grammys Spark Gains for Kanye West, Miranda Lambert & Annie Lennox

    February 20, 2015 4:51 PM EST All three acts bullet following Grammy performances. Plus, Drake ups his count to 80 career Hot 100 hits & more. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a se ...

  49. As Miranda Lambert Sang 'Little Red Wagon' at the Grammys, Its Co-Writer Bartended Universal's Afterparty

    February 12, 2015 10:21 AM EST 0 0 0 The business of music can be strange. One of the beautiful things about the music industry is that as stratified as the upper echelons may seem, there are myriad ways for new talent to break in. It can happen to anyone at anytime -- even, say, to a ...

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