1. Lady Antebellum Scores Third No. 1 Album, 'Gatsby' Debuts Strong at No. 2

    May 15, 2013 1:54 PM EDT Country trio Lady Antebellum earns its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as its new Golden debuts with 167,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album sold slightly better than initially forecast: A week ago, industry sources ...

  2. Ashley Monroe: Pistol Annies Not Aiming for Radio Hits

    May 06, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Ashley Monroe tells Billboard that when she, Miranda Lambert, and Angaleena Presley first came up with the idea for the Pistol Annies, some didn't quite grasp their concept. "When we first had the idea of doing the album (2011's Hel ...

  3. Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Luke Bryan Lead CMT Music Awards Nominations

    May 06, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan lead with four nominations apiece at this year's CMT Music Awards. The three artists are nominated in Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year. Church and Bryan are also up for Male Vid ...

  4. Pistol Annies Give Birth to 'Annie Up': Our Happy Hour Q&A With Country's Hottest Mavericks

    April 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT 1.547 k 81 0 0 It's happy hour at the Timothy Demonbreun House, a dignified Nashville mansion with historical significance, and as Pistol Annies knock back a couple after a long media day for new album "Annie Up," the ladies are very much e ...

  5. ACM Awards Give Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton and More Big Chart Boosts

    April 10, 2013 11:15 AM EDT While the Academy of Country Music Awards were staged on the final day of the most recent Nielsen SoundScan tracking week (April 7), the show's impact can still be felt all over the latest Billboard charts. The most visible beneficiary of t ...

  6. ACM Awards 2013: 10 Best Moments

    April 08, 2013 7:00 AM EDT All Things ACMs Miranda Lambert Owns the Night Missed It? Watch the 10 Best Moments Stevie & Hunter Heading to the Studio? 8 Backstage Moments What You Didn't See at the ACMs Concert Red Carpet and Show Photos Check Out a Full Winners ...

  7. Miranda Lambert Is Big Winner at ACM Awards, But Luke Bryan Scores Upset

    April 07, 2013 11:33 PM EDT The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards proved to be one fine education in partying, country style. Many of the evening's performances from Las Vegas proved to be very much attitude laden -- and the winners reflected this, with Luke ...

  8. ACM Awards 2013: Who Will Walk Away With Biggest Honors?

    April 05, 2013 3:36 PM EDT The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will host the festivities live over the CBS Television Network. Who will walk away with the evening’s biggest honors? ...

  9. Chart Moves: P!nk Roars, Justin Timberlake’s Post-‘SNL’ Gains; Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Cozy Up

    March 15, 2013 10:43 AM EDT As previously reported, "Harlem Shake," the viral smash from Baauer, logs a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' former four-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, re ...

  10. Country Radio Seminar: Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies and REO Speedwagon Rock the Boat

    March 01, 2013 2:05 PM EST Above, L-R: Ashley Monroe, Pistol Annies; Kelly Clarkson; Angaleena Presley, Pistol Annies; Miranda Lambert The General Jackson river boat was rockin’ last night as Brad Paisley welcomed surprise guests REO Speedwagon on Sony Music Nashville’s 27t ...

  11. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:40 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording ...

  12. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording a ...

  13. Live Nation Country to Launch Faster Horses Country Fest in Michigan

    February 11, 2013 2:08 PM EST This field will be full of country music fans in July. Live Nation Country President Brian O'Connell took this photo with his iPhone from what will be the stage area for the Faster Horses Festival in Michigan Live Nation Country president B ...

  14. Miranda Lambert: 2013 Grammys Red Carpet

    Miranda Lambert: 2013 Grammys Red Carpet

    February 11, 2013 9:16 AM EST 0 0 0 Miranda Lambert: 2013 Grammys Red Carpet Grammys 2013 Grammys 2014 Miranda Lambert ...

  15. Grammy Awards 2013: Retailers Predict Sales Spikes for Mumford, Underwood, More

    January 27, 2013 1:30 PM EST As the industry awaits the Grammy Awards show on Feb. 10, retailers are hoping that the Recording Academy aligns the show’s performance schedule to optimize sales and produce a show like the past two years, which drove consumers to retail for mo ...

  16. Carrie Underwood, Jack White & the Lumineers to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 24, 2013 6:49 PM EST A burst of additional performers for next month's Grammy Awards was announced Thursday morning, with current nominees Carrie Underwood, the Lumineers and Jack White set to take the Staples Center stage on Feb. 10. In addition, there will be d ...

  17. Jason Aldean Scores 16th Top 10 on Country Songs

    December 28, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Cassadee Pope's 'Over You' Continues Climb, Jumping 21-3 on Country Digital Songs Jason Aldean and Randy Houser fatten their respective top 10 counts on Country Songs , noted as Houser's "How Country Feels" improves 11- ...

  18. 'Voice' Winner Cassadee Pope Debuts at No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums Chart

    December 27, 2012 4:00 PM EST A little over a week after NBC's "The Voice" crowned Cassadee Pope its season three winner on Dec. 18, the singer now crowns Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart. Her "Voice" best-of album, titled "The Voice: The ...

  19. 'Voice' Winner Cassadee Pope Debuts at No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums Chart

    December 27, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 A little over a week after NBC's "The Voice" crowned Cassadee Pope its season three winner on Dec. 18, the singer now crowns Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart. Her "Voice" best-of album, titled "The Voice: The C ...

  20. Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and More: The Year In Billboard's Bubbling Under

    December 27, 2012 11:30 AM EST In March, Billboard premiered the weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100. The idea was to spotlight up-and-coming acts on the verge of breakout chart action. By yea ...

  21. 615 Spotlight: Joe Bachman Is the 'One'

    December 27, 2012 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 When Joe Bachman takes to the stage, there is no place he would rather be. "I love what I do…the stage is my home…there is no place on Earth I would rather be," he states emphatically. The artist, who is promoting his debut album, "On ...

  22. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 26, 2012 12:40 PM EST The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts. Find out the top songs ...

  23. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 24, 2012 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out th ...

  24. 615 Picks: Top 10 Country Songs of the Year

    December 21, 2012 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 It's that time of year again. Time to look back at the best that country music had to offer in 2012. We looked at top albums yesterday, now let's track the genre's best singles, from odes to The Boss and water sports to great bar ball ...

  25. 2013 Grammy Awards: Best Country Song & Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:24 AM EST from twang and swing to rock and beyond, the best of the genre's diverse offerings had two things in common: heart and soul b est Country Song "Blown Away" Songwriters: Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins Artist: Carrie Underwood From: Blown ...

  26. The Grammys Go DIY: Social Media An Emphasis For 2013

    December 21, 2012 11:12 AM EST Despite the ongoing downward trend of TV ratings and pressures on the music industry, the Grammys are bigger than ever. Last year's ceremony, the 54th in the Recording Academy's history, drew nearly 40 million viewers to CBS, according t ...

  27. Cassadee Pope's Vision for Album: Edgy, Mature With a Lil' Blake Shelton

    December 19, 2012 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 'The Voice' Finale Seen by 14 Million Viewers, Up 18% From Season 2 Cassadee Pope begins her post-"Voice" career tonight (Dec. 19) with an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and heads to New York to appear o ...

  28. Cassadee Pope Wins 'The Voice' Season 3

    December 18, 2012 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Cassadee Pope , the pop-punk lead singer from Hey Monday who connected with TV audiences via pop-country songs, was declared the season three winner of "The Voice" on Tuesday. Terry McDermott, a Scotland native based in New Orleans, was th ...

  29. Cassadee Pope Before 'The Voice': Watch Her Band Cover Jason Derulo

    December 18, 2012 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Before she was crowned season three winner of "The Voice," Cassadee Pope and her band, Hey Monday , were embedded in the pop rock set, performing on Warped Tour and guesting on Fall Out Boy , We the Kings and All Time Low tracks. In Sept. ...

  30. Three 'Voice' Alums at Work on New Albums

    December 17, 2012 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Three finalists from season two of "The Voice" are at work on full-length albums. Two of them, Juliet Simms and the single-monikered country singer RaeLynn, have already released singles and returned to "The Voice" to perform the ...

  31. Luke Bryan Wins Big at American Country Awards

    December 11, 2012 1:47 AM EST Luke Bryan at the American Country Awards. (Getty Images) Luke Bryan was the top winner at the third annual American Country Music Awards Monday night (Dec. 10) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Bryan took home nine awards, including Male Artist, Sing ...

  32. Luke Bryan Hits Jackpot at American Country Awards

    December 11, 2012 1:00 AM EST 0 0 0 'Tailgates and Tanlines' Star Snags Nine Awards; Carrie Underwood Adds to Her Collection Luke Bryan was the top winner at the third annual American Country Music Awards Monday night (Dec. 10) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Bryan took home n ...

  33. Jana Kramer Hopes You Like 'Whiskey'

    December 06, 2012 5:40 PM EST 0 0 0 A new single for the "Why Ya Wanna" star, who plays the Bonfire Jam in Florida this weekend What a year it's been for Jana Kramer , the country newcomer whose debut single "Why Ya Wanna" reached No. 3 on Country Songs and wh ...

  34. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the majo ...

  35. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  36. Chart Moves: Songs by Cassadee Pope, Amanda Brown on 'The Voice' Heard Loud And Clear On Hot 100

    December 03, 2012 5:30 AM EST As previously reported, Rihanna remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Diamonds." As she debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Unapologetic," she's the first artist to lead both tallies simultaneou ...

  37. Rod Stewart, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton Holiday Sets Primed For Billboard 200 Top 10

    December 01, 2012 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As previously reported, Alicia Keys ' new album "Girl on Fire" is set to earn the highest debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart, with a No. 1 entrance likely. Industry sources suggest that the set, which hit retailers on Nov. 27, ...

  38. Rod Stewart, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton Holiday Sets Primed for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    November 30, 2012 9:54 PM EST As previously reported, Alicia Keys' new album "Girl on Fire" is set to earn the highest debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart, with a No. 1 entrance likely. Industry sources suggest that the set, which hit retailers on Nov. 27 ...

  39. Cassadee Pope Wins 'Over You,' Taylor Swift Ties Record on Country Charts

    November 29, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 After a head-turning performance of Miranda Lambert 's "Over You" on the November 19 episode of NBC's "The Voice," contestant Cassadee Pope opens atop Country Digital Songs with 152,000 downloads, according to Nielsen S ...

  40. Mary Ann McCready

    November 28, 2012 6:32 PM EST President, Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy Opportunity Knocks "Business management is the best of all worlds to the extent that when you have artists selling a lot of records like we do, selling tickets, touring and [selling] merchandi ...

  41. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights o ...

  42. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Backbeat: Warner Music Nashville Team Celebrates CMA Wins With Faith Hill, John Esposito, More

    November 02, 2012 6:35 PM EDT The mood was definitely celebratory at Warner Music Nashville 's post- CMA Awards bash held at the company's headquarters on Music Row . The evening's big winner was Blake Shelton , who took home trophies for entertainer and male vo ...

  45. Election 2012: Watch Katy Perry, Jason Aldean, Miley Cyrus + More Talk Top Issues

    November 02, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gay Rights, Small Biz and Health Care Are on the Minds of Music's Biggest Artists With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a tight race leading up to election day on Tuesday, musicians from many genres tell Billboard about the issues they care abou ...

  46. Election 2012: Katy Perry, Jason Aldean & More Talk Issues

    Election 2012: Katy Perry, Jason Aldean & More Talk Issues

    November 02, 2012 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Musicians Talk 2012 Election Issues featuredVideo4 , Jason Aldean , election , interview , Miranda Lambert , Billboard , Katy Perry , fun , Jason Aldean , Katy Perry Videos Jason Aldean Katy Perry Billboard Fun Interview Miranda Lambert ...

  47. 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 ...

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