1. Randy Houser Follows No. 1 Single With 'Song Number 7'

    March 21, 2016 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Song Number 7," co-written by Chris Janson, was partially inspired by Coldplay's "Paradise." When Randy Houser sang the ballad “Like a Cowboy” at Vanderbilt Stadium in July 2015 during Luke Bryan ’s Kick the Dust Up Tour, t ...

  2. Country Singer Randy Houser Stages High-Speed Police Chase to Raise Awareness For Nashville Food Bank

    March 11, 2016 5:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Spectators in Music City might have thought they were being transported back in time to 1977 on Thursday afternoon. There was a police chase in town centering around a black 1977 Pontiac Trans Am -- similar to the one that was driven by Burt Reynold ...

  3. Billboard.com's 10 Best Country Songs of 2015: Critics' Picks

    December 16, 2015 11:21 AM EST was filled with impressive country songs -- ranging from newcomer  Kelsea Ballerini  and Kacey Musgraves ' girl power message to Chris Stapleton , who broke out in a major way this year. And tracks filled with pure heart and emotion made a ...

  4. Tracy Lawrence Celebrates 10 Years of Turkeys at Annual Thanksgiving Charity Event in Nashville

    November 25, 2015 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On a cool Tuesday morning in Music City, Tracy Lawrence spent his day just as he has every Thanksgiving week since 2006: knee-deep in turkeys. For the 10th year, the singer was helping out the Nashville Rescue Mission by frying turkeys for their hol ...

  5. 5 Rising Country Artists to Watch

    October 17, 2015 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the world of country music, so much press goes to the headline acts, the ones whose names are listed in the larger print on your concert tickets. While that statement is actually true in any genre, your stars on the A-list usually didn’t get ther ...

  6. Luke Bryan Rolls Out Hit After Hit at Star-Studded Nashville Concert: Live Review

    July 12, 2015 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan show at Nashville's Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday, July 11, gave a sell-out crowd exactly what they wanted to hear, with many high-energy moments mixed in with a few curve balls that made many in the crowd feel like they didn't ...

  7. 'The Voice' Recap: The Heat Turns Up as Battle Round Continues

    March 11, 2015 1:37 AM EDT Celebrity advisors Ellie Goulding , Lionel Richie , Meghan Trainor , and Nick Jonas return to The Voice tonight, as the Battle Round gathers momentum. Team Pharrell is up first, pairing Philadelphia street performer Anthony Riley and soul artist ...

  8. 'Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

    December 24, 2014 2:33 PM EST 1.416 k 204 66 0 Craig Wayne Boyd , the seventh-season winner of NBC's The Voice , rockets onto Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart at No. 1 with his coronation single "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face." Boyd becomes just the se ...

  9. Atlas Music Group Acquires Combustion Music Catalog, Forms JV

    September 29, 2014 3:08 AM EDT In its first acquisition, Atlas Music Group has bought the catalog of Combustion Music , the Nashville-based music publishing firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Atlas Music and Combustion Music are also forming a jo ...

  10. Atlas Music Group Acquires Combustion Music Catalog, Forms JV

    September 29, 2014 3:08 AM EDT In its first acquisition, Atlas Music Group has bought the catalog of Combustion Music , the Nashville-based music publishing firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Atlas Music and Combustion Music are also forming a join ...

  11. Brad Paisley's Not Afraid to Get Cheesy with Sponsor of Tour Behind His New Record

    May 14, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Brad Paisley still doesn’t have a name for his tour, which starts Friday (May 16) in Camden, N.J. “You should see our trucks -- it’s 10 white semis,” Paisley said from his suite at the Trump International Hotel, which overlooks New York’s Central ...

  12. Randy Houser Talks 'Kiss' Success, Tees Up Next Single 'Like a Cowboy'

    April 17, 2014 9:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Randy Houser is in the midst of the hottest streak of his career. The Stoney Creek recording artist has notched back-to-back chart toppers with "How Country Feels" and "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," and with his latest, "Go ...

  13. Luke Bryan, Randy Houser Crack Hot Country Songs Top 10

    March 27, 2014 2:25 PM EDT 3 0 0 The singers score their 15th and fourth top 10s, respectively. Plus, moves for Dan + Shay, Brantley Gilbert, Jo Dee Messina and more Luke Bryan and Randy Houser freshen up the top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart , as Bryan's &quo ...

  14. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Music Company, Blues Traveler Ride Together, Another Victory Expands Global Network, Steve Lewis Joins SynchTank

    January 23, 2014 4:38 AM EST Bicycle Music Company, Blues Traveler Ride Together The Bicycle Music Company and its affiliates have acquired the Blues Traveler publishing catalog including such songs as “Hook”, “The Mountains Win Again”, “Carolina Blues”, “But Anyway” and “Run ...

  15. Parmalee Tops Country Airplay Chart With 'Carolina'

    December 10, 2013 1:35 PM EST 0 0 0 The group is the first multi-member act since Florida Georgia Line to tally a first No. 1 Parmalee achieves its first leader on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay radio chart, as "Carolina" climbs 3-1. The band far outshine ...

  16. Kristy Lee Cook Finds 'Love' With Randy Houser on New Single

    September 26, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Broken Bow's Kristy Lee Cook has just released a new single, "Wherever Love Goes," and she tells Billboard she's very excited to have new music for her fans -- particularly a duet with Randy Houser, an artist she's a big f ...

  17. Delta Country Jam Bringing Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler to Mississippi

    August 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT One doesn't need much of a history lesson about the Mississippi Delta region to know that music is a huge part of the area. Harbor Entertainment's Drew Dedo is well aware of this fact, and is excited to be helping celebrate that heritage ...

  18. Randy Houser, Chris Janson Hit the Street During ACM Weekend

    April 08, 2013 1:18 AM EDT Las Vegas is quite different from places like Birmingham or Des Moines. To many, Vegas -- and not NYC -- is the "City That Never Sleeps." Nowhere is that more apparent during ACM Week than on Fremont Street. Impersonators of stars such a ...

  19. Publishing Briefs: BMG Chrysalis and Bella Union Join Up, Round Hill Acquires 'When a Man Loves a Woman' and More

    February 12, 2013 10:33 AM EST Round Hill Music has acquired the writers’ rights to the Calvin Lewis-penned classic, “When A Man Loves A Woman,”  as well as picking up the publishing and administration rights to the catalog of hard-rock songwriter Marti Frederiksen. Frederikse ...

  20. 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- ...

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  22. Taylor Swift Makes Country Songs History

    December 06, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Nine Weeks at No. 1 for 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' Sets Record for Solo Females Two months after Billboard revised the Country Songs ranking method from core country radio audience to a digital, streaming, and expanded radio ...

  23. Backbeat: Broken Bow Celebrates Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, New Label at Pre-CMAs Bash

    November 01, 2012 6:12 PM EDT From left: Broken Bow Music Group GM Rick Shedd, new artist Lindsay Ell, BBR Music Group president/CEO Benny Brown (Photo: Deborah Evans Price) "There's a lot to be excited about" Benny Brown, Broken Bow pres./CEO While zombies, wit ...

  24. Randy Houser Q&A - Nashville Summer Beats | Billboard & Pepsi

    Randy Houser Q&A - Nashville Summer Beats | Billboard & Pepsi

    August 02, 2012 12:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Interview with country's Randy Houser, by Jonathan Brooks, as part of Billboard and Pepsi's 2012 Summer Beats series. interview , Randy Houser , Interview Videos Randy Houser Interview ...

  25. The Beat 7/31: Gloriana Headlines Billboard & Pepsi’s Summer Beats Show, Rodriguez Gets Rediscovered

    The Beat 7/31: Gloriana Headlines Billboard & Pepsi’s Summer Beats Show, Rodriguez Gets Rediscovered

    July 31, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 7/31: Gloriana Headlines Billboard & Pepsi’s Summer Beats Show, Rodriguez Gets Rediscovered, Billie Joe Armstrong Joins 'The Voice' jonathan brooks , Randy Houser , featuredVideo1 , Mindless Behavior , Billie Joe Armstrong , G ...

  26. Backbeat: Gloriana Rocks Billboard-Pepsi Summer Beats Concert With John Huie, Matt Serletic, Scott McGhee, Many More in the House

    July 31, 2012 12:53 PM EDT (L-R): Tom Gossin and Rachel Reinert of Gloriana; Warner Music Nashville SVP brand management and sales Peter Strickland; and Gloriana's Mike Gossin with their plaques celebrating the success of "(Kissed You) Good Night." (Photo: Fr ...

  27. Randy Houser: Summer Beats Nashville Red Carpet | Billboard & Pepsi

    Randy Houser: Summer Beats Nashville Red Carpet | Billboard & Pepsi

    July 31, 2012 11:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Randy Houser on the red carpet at Billboard & Pepsi's Summer Beats Nashville concert, July 30, 2012. Randy Houser , red carpet , Country , Randy Houser , Red Carpet Videos Randy Houser Red Carpet ...

  28. Gloriana Rocks Nashville Summer Beats Concert

    July 31, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard and Pepsi's Summer Beats Concert Series landed in Music City on Monday with a rollicking, hip-shaking set courtesy of country upstarts Gloriana . The event, held at Nashville's Cannery Ballroom, served as a showcase of some of th ...

  29. Watch Gloriana Rock Billboard & Pepsi's Summer Beats Concert

    July 30, 2012 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The July 30 Nashville showcase also included country hit-makers Jana Kramer, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann and Randy Houser Billboard and Pepsi's Summer Beats Concert Series landed in Music City on Monday with a rollicking, hip-shaking set cour ...

  30. Updated: Billboard and Pepsi's Summer Beats Nashville Concert

    July 09, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Billboard and Pepsi's Summer Beats Concert Series is heading to Music City. Katy Perry Rocks Hollywood with Pepsi/Billboard Summer Beats Show The upcoming Nashville event will be held on Monday, July 30 at Nashville's Cannery Ballroom, a ...

  31. Backbeat: George Strait, Bob Pittman, Gary Overton at Country Radio Seminar Day One

    February 23, 2012 1:44 PM EST The Ryman Room was overflowing with CRS attendees when Tenacity Records threw its first CRS bash. Keeping it all about the music, Tenacity artists Bill Gentry and Darryl Worley performed their new music and kept the party going well into the night ...

  32. Backbeat: Broken Bow/Stoney Creek Pre-CMA Party Celebrates New Signing Randy Houser, Jason Aldean, Ex-Bartenders Thompson Square

    November 09, 2011 12:08 PM EST From left: Carson James, Leigh Adams, Denny Brown, Jason Aldean, Jon Loba, and Rick Shedd pose with Aldeans double platinum plaque at the Broken Bow/Stoney Creek Records 2nd annual CMA pre-party at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville. (Photo by Freder ...

  33. Jerrod Niemann Eyes Summer 2012 for 'Groove-Driven' Next Album

    May 21, 2011 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-topping country singer/songwriter Jerrod Niemann has targeted the summer of 2012 for his second major label album -- the follow-up to last year's "Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury" -- and he promises that it's "definit ...

  34. GO TO WORK, DO YOUR BEST: LEE BRICE JOINS WILLIE NELSON'S TOUR

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 After Charting As A Songwriter And Artist, Lee Brice Joins Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour Country artist Lee Brice is out on the Higher Education tour with his friends Jerrod Niemann and Tyler Farr. But one might say Brice has been pursui ...

  35. Hear Jerrod Niemann's Debut, Win Tickets

    July 09, 2010 9:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Best-known as a songwriter who has penned tracks for JERROD NIEMANN: SIX QUESTIONS As a successful songwriter, why release a cover tune as your lead single? I've always loved the song, but I wasn't sure the first song should be a cover. Th ...

  36. Lynyrd Skynyrd Gets Country Tribute From Eric Church, Jamey Johnson

    June 16, 2010 10:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sixteen years after a group of country music's "Skynyrd Frynds" paid tribute to Southern rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd , another batch of artists is doing the same. Randy Houser , Jamey Johnson , Eric Church and Uncle Kracker are among t ...

  37. Carrie Underwood Takes Top Prize At CMT Awards

    June 10, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The fans love Carrie Underwood and they proved it again during the CMT Music Awards. The former "American Idol" champ won Wednesday night's top honor, video of the year for "Cowboy Casanova," and CMT performance of the year ...

  38. Jamey Johnson Reveals 'Guitar Song' Details

    June 09, 2010 10:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 J amey Johnson will give fans plenty of new material when he releases "The Guitar Song," his follow-up to 2008's award-winning, gold-certified "That Lonesome Song," on Sept. 14. "The Guitar Song" spreads 25 songs a ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Brad Paisley Leads CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 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 ...

  41. T.I., Jay Sean Post Big Numbers On Billboard Hot 100

    August 06, 2009 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I. and U.K. singer Jay Sean tear up the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as T.I. scores the week's highest debut and Jay Sean earns his first top 10 on the chart. The incarcerated T.I.'s "Remember Me," featuring Mary J. Blige , deb ...

  42. 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 ...