1. Chart Beat Thursday: Barbra Streisand, Foreigner, Jay Sean

    October 08, 2009 5:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 SUPER-STREIS-ED: This week's Billboard is 200 bursting with all kinds of records. Literally and figuratively. Dating to the chart's March 24, 1956, launch as a weekly survey, not until this week had eight titles debuted in the top 10. The ...

  2. Keith Urban, Sugarland To Headline 2010 Stagecoach Festival

    October 08, 2009 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban , Toby Keith , Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland are confirmed to headline the fourth annual Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, it was announced today (Oct. 8). The two-day outdoor fest will take place April 24-25, 2010 ...

  3. Barbra Streisand Surprises With Ninth No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 07, 2009 10:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 While many were focused on a battle between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" for the top slot on the Billboard 200 this week, Barbra Streisand trumps them both. "Love I ...

  4. Streisand Surprises With Ninth No. 1 Album

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While many were focused on what started as a battle for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," diva supreme Barbra Streisand trumps ...

  5. Mariah Carey, Paramore Battling For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 30, 2009 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fasten your seatbelts. Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart is going to be flush with new releases, including a race for No. 1 between Mariah Carey 's new "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" and Paramore 's third album "B ...

  6. Ask Billboard: Neil Diamond, Taylor Swift, Queen

    September 25, 2009 6:16 PM 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. DIAMOND (AND STREISAND) RECORDS De ...

  7. Miranda Lambert Starting A 'Revolution' This Fall

    September 22, 2009 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miranda Lambert didn't draw the title of her third album, "Revolution," from a song or a lyric; instead, the country-rocker is a bit more philosophical about her new work. "To me, that's an exciting word, that something new ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Alan Jackson Celebrates 20 Years With Free Show

    June 09, 2009 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 You'd think Alan Jackson might want to celebrate two decades in the music business by taking a day off. Instead, the laid-back singer will mark the occasion by performing a free concert. "It's just something we wanted to do," Jac ...

  10. Coachella Fest Posts Second Biggest Year Ever

    April 21, 2009 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival rang up its second biggest year ever, with an aggregate attendance of 160,000, according to producer Paul Tollett, president of Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. The event was held April 17-19 at the ...

  11. McEntire, McBride Announced For CMA Fest

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, reigning Country Music Association new artist of the year award winner Lady Antebellum, country star Trace Adkins, rising star and "Dancing with the Stars" sensation Julianne Hough and rising star Miranda ...

  12. New Miranda Lambert Album Due In September

    February 10, 2009 10:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Even as her sophomore album "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" continues its gold-certified run with its third top 20 country single, "More Like Her," Miranda Lambert is busy finishing her next release, which is due out in September. "Wi ...

  13. Stagecoach Snags Kid Rock, Reba, Paisley, Chesney

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kid Rock, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney will headline the third Stagecoach Country Music Festival, to be held April 25-26 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tickets for the event, w Kid Rock, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and Kenny ...

  14. Chart Beat: T.I., James Taylor, Kellie Pickler

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from T.I., James Taylor, Kellie Pickler and more! T.I., T.I., OH!: In a very newsy chart week, one newsmaker stands out above the rest: T.I. rewrites chart history, not only replacing himself at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot ...

  15. Lambert Debuts Video On Radio Web Sites

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country star Miranda Lambert premiered the video for her latest single, "More Like Her," exclusively online for 48 hours on country radio station Web sites. The online run began Oct. 2 and runs through Oct. 3 on Web sites controlled by v ...

  16. Billboard Underground: Nicole Frechette

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Northeast doesn't have a reputation as a hotbed for country music, but for 23-year-old singer/songwriter Nicole Frechette, there's an audience for country no matter where she performs. The Northeast doesn't have a reputation as a ...

  17. Chesney, Strait, Sugarland Among CMA Performers

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are the first performers announced for the the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards, which will be held Nov. 12 in Nash ...

  18. Chesney, Strait, Sugarland Lead CMA Noms

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards. Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards. George Strait and duo Sugar ...

  19. 'Nashville Star' Crowns New Champion

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Melissa Lawson, a 32-year-old mother of five, is the winner of NBC's "Nashville Star." Lawson was crowned during the show's finale, which aired last night (Aug. 4). Melissa Lawson, a 32-year-old mother of five, is the winner of N ...

  20. Lil Wayne, Coldplay And 'Camp Rock' Continue To Hold Court

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While the top three on the Billboard 200 is static, with Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" spending a third week at No. 1, two other albums arrive in the top 10. Beck's "Modern Guilt" starts at No. 4 while the soundtrack t ...

  21. Death Cab For Cutie Earns Hot Shot Debut, No. 1 Album

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New Kids on the Block, Death Cab and Keith Sweat earn Hot Shot Debuts while Miranda Lambert and Radiohead make a showing as Greatest Gainers. Hot Shot Debuts : Keith Sweat crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums -- and wins the chart’s Hot Shot Debut awar ...

  22. Chesney Wins Again, Lambert Surprises At ACM Awards

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is still the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year. He won for the fourth straight year last night (May 18), tying Garth Brooks for the record. Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is ...

  23. Chesney Wins Again, Lambert Surprises At ACMs

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is still the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year. He won for the fourth straight year last night (May 18), tying Garth Brooks for the record. For the first time, the entertainer award was ...

  24. Adkins, Brooks & Dunn Added To ACM Awards

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard has learned that Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert and Montgomery Gentry have been added as performers for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will take place May 18 in Las Vegas. Lambert has three nomin ...

  25. Jewel, McEntire, Swift To Present At CMT Awards

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jason Aldean, Jewel, Josh Turner, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, comedian Rodney Carrington, Sara Evans, Taylor Swift, the Eagles' Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt and actor Tim Daly have been added as presenters for the 2 ...

  26. Chesney Snags 11 ACM Nominations

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country superstar Kenny Chesney leads all comers with 11 nominations for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Country superstar Kenny Chesney leads all comers with 11 nominations f ...

  27. 'Nashville Star' Finds New Home On NBC

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Nashville Star," the country talent show that helped launch the careers of Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Buddy Jewel and Lance Miller, will move from USA Network, where it has aired for the last five "Nashville Star," the countr ...

  28. 'Nashville Star' Finds New Home On NBC

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Nashville Star," the country talent show that helped launch the careers of Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Buddy Jewel and Lance Miller, will move from USA Network, where it has aired for the last five seasons, to NBC this summer. The s ...

  29. Country, Pop Stars Set For Livestock Show

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus and Rascal Flatts are among the 21 artists slated to play the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at Reliant Park from March 3-22. Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus and Rascal Flatts ...

  30. McEntire, Rimes Added To CMA Awards Show

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's woman of the year Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Rodney Atkins, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift have been added to the list of performers on the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards show, which takes place Nov. 7 in Nashvill ...

  31. Tunes On TV

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 17- 23. MONDAY, Sept. 17 Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Diana Krall, Ashanti, Morgan Freeman. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Emmylou Harris, Howie ...

  32. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

  33. Music On TV: July 23 - July 29

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 23 - July 29, 2007. MONDAY, July 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Kellie Pickler, Sara Moulton, Tory Johnson. "Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lifehouse, Mario L ...

  34. Ask Billboard

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith and his readers discuss Garbage, women in country music, iTunes exclusives and more! COUNTRY WOMEN Hey Keith, I was just looking at this week's Top Country Albums chart and was surprised about the number of female artists on this list. Do ...

  35. 22OnTV

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for May 28-June 3, 2007. MONDAY, May 28 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Avril Lavigne. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Nelly ...

  36. Lineup Taking Shape For Inaugural Big State Fest

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Also confirmed to appear are Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, the Wreckers, Los Lonely Boys, Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert. As tipped here earlier this month, Tim McGraw will headline the bi ...

  37. McGraw, Skynyrd Saddle Up For Big State Fest

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here earlier this month, Tim McGraw will headline the bill for the first Big State Festival, to be held Oct. 13-14 at the Texas World Speedway in Bryan-College Station. Also confirmed to appear are Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lyle Lovett and his Lar ...

  38. Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Strait Big Winners At ACMs

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood continued her ascent to country music superstardom by winning three awards at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards last night (May 15) in Las Vegas. Underwood took home top Carrie Underwood continued her ascent to country ...

  39. Ne-Yo Scores Second No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo scores his second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Because of You" enters at the summit. Amid a heavy week for new releases, the Def Jam set moved 251,000 copies in the United States, accord Ne-Yo scores his second No. 1 album on ...

  40. Ne-Yo and Michael Buble Lead Busy Chart

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo and Michael Buble bow at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on The Billboard 200 -- it's the second chart-topper for the former and a new high for the latter ... The pair are just two of six debuts in the top 10 this week. Rush, Miranda Lamber ...

  41. Stagecoach Festival / May 5-6, 2007 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6) in Indio, Calif. For the audience, the calculated formulas that rule country airwaves won hands down, thou It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stageco ...

  42. Strait, Jackson Kick Off Inaugural Stagecoach Fest

    May 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The inaugural Stagecoach festival in Indio, Calif. at the Empire Polo Field began without a hitch on Saturday (May 5). George Strait and Alan Jackson topped the bill at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, The inaugural Stagecoach festival in Indio, Cali ...

  43. Under The Gun

    April 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sitting at a corner table at one of her favorite Nashville eateries and sipping a Diet Coke, Miranda Lambert doesn't come across as the gun-toting, cheating boyfriend-hunting, arson-starting character Sitting at a corner table at one of her fav ...

  44. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In-demand songwriter Ne-Yo returns to his own music on his sophomore album, Feist gets loose with the follow-up to the indie hit "Let It Die," Miranda Lambert courts Nashville controversy again and Ru A new abum from Tori Amos, "Ameri ...

  45. McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Paisley and Underwood Join ACM Line-up

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and rising country stars Rodney Atkins and Miranda Lambert have joined the performance line-up for the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. As previously reported, Brooks & Dunn ...

  46. Toby Keith Pencils New Album, Tour In For June

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country superstar Toby Keith will release his second album for his own Show Dog Nashville label, "Big Dog Daddy," on June 12. First single "High Maintenance Woman" is already No. 8 on Billboard's Hot Country superstar Toby K ...

  47. Hacker Takes 'Nashville Star' Crown

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Angela Hacker took the crown in the fifth season of "Nashville Star" last night (March 1) in Nashville. The Muscle Shoals, Ala., native won out over her brother Zac and David St. Romain of Baton Rouge Angela Hacker took the crown in the fi ...

  48. Miranda Lambert Not Withholding On Second CD

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Breakthrough country artist Miranda Lambert will return May 1 with her sophomore album, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." Lambert had a hand in writing eight of the 11 songs; other artists contributing to the wr Breakthrough country artist Miranda La ...

  49. 46OnTV

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 13-20, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 13 "GAC Nights," Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sugarland. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): George Jones (also scheduled: Robin ...

  50. 45OnTV

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 6-12, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 6 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Delbert McClinton. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Sugarland, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora (also sched ...

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