1. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Honor the Greats At Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction

    October 08, 2012 5:37 PM EDT Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Cohn, Bekka Bramlett and J. Fred Knobloch were among those paying tribute Sunday night (Oct.7) as Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tony Arata were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hal ...

  2. Songwriters Hall of Fame: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Honor the Greats

    October 08, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter among the honorees in Nashville. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Cohn, Bekka Bramlett and J. Fred Knobloch were among those paying tribute Sunday night (Oct.7) as Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary ...

  3. Lady Antebellum Announces Christmas Album, 'On This Winter's Night'

    September 10, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country superstars Lady Antebellum will follow its best-selling "Own The Night" album with its debut holiday full-length. "On This Winter's Night," out Oct. 22, will feature 11 holiday staples -- as well as a title track tha ...

  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. Bubbling Under: Tim McMorris' Sam Adams Synch 'Overwhelms'

    July 20, 2012 9:47 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Tim McMorris, Ross Lynch, Kelleigh Bannen and DJ Alex Sensation Tim McMorris If you ...

  6. Bubbling Under: Cheers to Sam Adams Pitchman Tim McMorris

    July 20, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Tim McMorris, Ross Lynch, Kelleigh Bannen and DJ Alex Sensation Tim McMorris If you& ...

  7. Tim McMorris Makes Splash With Sam Adams Ad

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Cheers to Tim McMorris TV viewers might've found themselves humming a song featured in a Sam Adams ad, and they may have even bought it: Tim McMorris' breezy folk love song, "Overwhelmed" (King's Crown), approaches the Roc ...

  8. Lady Antebellum Already Working on 'Night' Follow-Up

    February 23, 2012 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The shine is still bright on Lady Antebellum 's Grammy Award for Best Country Album for 2011's "Own the Night," but the trio is already at work on its follow-up even as it tours to support its third album. "We probably have ...

  9. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy& ...

  10. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

    January 26, 2012 11:58 AM EST Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday. Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason A ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. The Band Perry Is Ready for Its CMA Awards Debut

    November 09, 2010 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 A year ago, the Band Perry watched the Country Music Association Awards from the nearby Comfort Inn & Suites, Room 211. "We were eating a pizza so there was nothing too bad about it," singer Kimberly Perry joked. Fast forward to this y ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Top Warner Brothers Nashville Exec Exits

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While there's no official word from the label, Billboard.biz has learned that Warner Bros. Nashville chief creative officer Paul Worley has exited after five years. The former head of A&R at Sony Nashville, Worley joined the label in July ...

  15. The Wreckers Branch Out

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New duo the Wreckers came out of the chute with one huge advantage over other "new" acts: One of its members is Grammy-winning pop star Michelle Branch. It's not every new country act that can land high-profile appearances on "Th ...

  16. Branch Takes A 'Stand' With Wreckers

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Wreckers, a country-leaning duo that features singer/songwriter Michelle Branch, will release its debut, "Stand Still, Look Pretty," May 23 via Maverick/Warner Bros. Nashville. The Wreckers, a country-leaning duo that features singer/s ...

  17. Big & Rich Ride Again

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, Big & Rich are at it again. A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, "Horse of a Different Color," Big & ...

  18. McBride Makes Time For Country Classics

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, Martina McBride decided to pay homage to the classic country music on which she was raised. After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, M ...

  19. Cover Time

    October 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, Martina McBride decided to pay homage to the classic country music on which she was raised. After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, M ...

  20. Cowboy Troy's Wild Ride

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Cowboy Troy made an appearance at the May 17 Academy of Country Music Awards, he joked about the odds of which would happen first: Garth Brooks coming out of retirement or Troy himself having a No. ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Industry Vets Open Nashville Pubbery

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Bros. Records Nashville chief creative officer Paul Worley, a noted producer, has formed Skyline Music Publishing. Warner Bros. Records Nashville chief creative officer Paul Worley, a noted producer, has formed Skyline Music Publishing. His ...

  23. Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Nominations

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Here are the nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented at Nov. 6 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast on CBS. E ...

  24. Little Big Town Hits Nashville

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Picture a group with the physical make-up of the Mamas & the Papas or ABBA and a sound reminiscent of the Eagles or Restless Heart, and you've got Little Big Town. Picture a group with the physical make-up of the Mamas & the Papas or AB ...

  25. Country Acts Do Their 'Share' Vs. Substance Abuse

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Martina McBride, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Rhett Akins are among a group of country artists who took part in the recording of the feature song for a disc that will benefit drug and alcohol treatment p Martina McBride, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Rhett ...

  26. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist ...

  27. My World

    August 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Capitol Nashville is pulling out all the stops to help break this Georgia songbird, and if truth be told, it has a lot to work with. Capitol Nashville is pulling out all the stops to help break this Georgia songbird, and if truth be told, it has a l ...

  28. Room With a View

    August 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Since she has already made waves as a songwriter, the time would appear right for Carolyn Dawn Johnson to emerge as a performer. Since she has already made waves as a songwriter, the time would appear right for Carolyn Dawn Johnson to emerge as a pe ...

  29. Pam Tillis Sings Of 'Thunder & Roses'

    February 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For Pam Tillis, the songs on her first Arista/Nashville album in two years --"Thunder & Roses," due March 6 -- are like conversations. And with the release of the disc's initial single, For Pam Tillis, the songs on her first Arist ...

  30. Pam Tillis Sings Of 'Thunder & Roses'

    February 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For Pam Tillis, the songs on her first Arista/Nashville album in two years --"Thunder & Roses," due March 6 -- are like conversations. And with the release of the disc's initial single, "Please," For Pam Tillis, the song ...