1. Publishing Briefs: Round Hill Music Signs Tesla, Trey Bruce; Big Deal Music Nabs Ray LaMontagne; Downtown Renews Neon Trees

    May 07, 2014 12:57 PM EDT -- Round Hill Music has acquired the entire song publishing catalog of Tesla , the hard rock act that sold 5.3 million album copies during the Nielsen SoundScan era of tracking data and 14 million overall in the U.S. Terms of the deal were not dis ...

  2. Chart Moves: Joan Jett Returns to Billboard 200, Randy Travis Album Hits Top 40 on Country Albums, Remixed Rush Debuts

    October 10, 2013 8:25 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, it was all about Justin Timberlake, as the star earned his second No. 1 album this year. His new "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)" debuted atop the chart, selling 350,000 copies, according to ...

  3. Randy Travis' Brother Arrested for Home Meth Lab

    July 19, 2013 9:10 AM EDT Authorities in Union County say the brother of country singer Randy Travis has been arrested after sheriff's deputies found a methamphetamine lab inside his home. Investigators with the sheriff's office searched the home of 50-year-old D ...

  4. Doctors: Singer Randy Travis Awake After Stroke

    July 16, 2013 11:31 AM EDT Country music star Randy Travis was awake and interacting with his family and friends Monday as he recovers from surgery following a stroke, his doctors said. In a news release and video from the Texas hospital where the 54-year-old singer is ...

  5. Randy Travis 'Responding Well to Voices,' Says Fiancee

    July 15, 2013 6:55 PM EDT Doctors and fiancée Mary Davis give update on singer, who is awake but remains in critical condition Country music star Randy Travis is awake and making progress as he recovers from surgery following a stroke. A news release and video from the Tex ...

  6. Update: Randy Travis In Surgery, Remains In Critical Condition

    July 10, 2013 4:55 PM EDT Update 10:00 p.m. EST : According to a press release sent out by Webster & Associates, Randy Travis has suffered a stroke and is currently undergoing surgery and in critical condition.  The statement read as follows: "As a complication ...

  7. Randy Travis' Heart Condition Has 'Stabilized'

    July 10, 2013 2:47 PM EDT Doctors say the country singer has "shown signs of improvement" since being admitted to a heart hospital in Plano, Texas Randy Travis' health has stabilized, according to hospital officials in Texas, where the country star is receiv ...

  8. Randy Travis Remains in Critical Condition

    July 09, 2013 3:54 PM EDT Randy Travis remains in critical condition at a Texas hospital, but his publicist has denied reports that the singer has undergone heart surgery.  "Contrary to reports, Randy Travis has not undergone heart surgery," his rep said in a n ...

  9. Randy Travis Remains in Critical Condition

    July 09, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Randy Travis remains in critical condition at a Texas hospital, but his publicist has denied reports that the singer has undergone heart surgery.  "Contrary to reports, Randy Travis has not undergone heart surgery," his rep said in a ne ...

  10. Randy Travis in Critical Condition at Texas Hospital

    July 08, 2013 5:26 PM EDT 1.69 k 258 3 0 Country singer Randy Travis is listed in critical condition after being admitted to a Texas hospital on Sunday. According to his rep, the crooner is suffering from complications of viral cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscle that ...

  11. George Jones' Final Concert Reimagined As Tribute: Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, More to Perform

    May 07, 2013 2:14 PM EDT Perhaps it’s only fitting that George Jones, once nicknamed “No Show Jones,” won’t be physically present at what was to be his final concert.   But thanks to a few of his friends and fellow artists, the show will go on. George Jones Funeral: Bra ...

  12. George Jones Funeral: Brad Paisely, Wynonna Judd, Kid Rock, Laura Bush, More Say Goodbye at Opry Memorial

    May 02, 2013 12:17 PM EDT George Jones   performed hundreds of times at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House – whether on the WSM Radio show, or appearing on such shows from the auditorium like the CMA Awards, so it's only appropriate that this morning's funer ...

  13. Music City Mourns Country Legend George Jones

    May 02, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Thousands of fans who had been waiting in line since the wee hours joined some of country's biggest stars Thursday to pay their respects to George Jones at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. An overflow crowd began lining up at 3 a.m. t ...

  14. Randy Travis Was Drunk When Arrested Naked, Blood Alcohol Results Show

    January 12, 2013 5:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Travis Charged With Driving While Intoxicated Blood alcohol results show country star Randy Travis was legally drunk when he was arrested naked following a Texas traffic accident.   Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown says Travis was formally ...

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  16. Ask Billboard: The Twitter-Sized Edition

    October 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Answers to questions about Madonna, Beyonce, Sarah Brightman and more - all in 140 words or less! As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last ...

  17. What Does Nashville's Music Community Think of 'Nashville'? Jason Aldean, Bob Doyle, More Weigh In

    October 17, 2012 8:05 AM EDT ABC Despite positive advance reviews and strong names attached to it, the premiere of the ABC series "Nashville" last week was greeted with a fair amount of trepidation by many in the city's music community. After all, the show has ...

  18. Up And 'Away': Carrie Underwood Crowns Country Airplay Chart

    October 16, 2012 5:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 'Blown Away' rises 2-1 to become her 13th leader on the radio-based chart. Since Carrie Underwood first topped Billboard's radio-based country ranking nearly seven years ago, her contemporaries in the solo female artist category have ...

  19. Randy Travis in Church Spat, Cited for Assault

    August 24, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Police: "Forever and Ever, Amen" singer was fighting over a woman Troubled country singer Randy Travis was involved in a dust-up outside a Texas church late Thursday following an argument between a woman he is possibly dating and her estra ...

  20. Randy Travis 911 Call: 'I Just Found a Guy Laying In the Road'

    August 09, 2012 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Randy Travis was lying in the middle of the road with no car in sight when another driver spotted him and called 911, according to a recording released Thursday. "I just found a guy laying in the road," the caller said in a recording relea ...

  21. Randy Travis Arrested Naked For DWI, Threatening Cops

    August 08, 2012 1:05 PM EDT DALLAS (AP) -- Randy Travis was charged with driving while intoxicated and threatening law officers after the country singer crashed his car and was found naked and combative at the scene, officials said. It was the second Texas arrest this year f ...

  22. Joey + Rory Launch TV Series, New Album

    July 27, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the recent launch of "The Joey + Rory Show" on cable/satellite TV channel RFD-TV, the country couple of the same name has found a highly productive way to mix business and pleasure. Filmed on its farm in Pottsville, Tenn., the series ...

  23. Joey+Rory Launch TV Series, Country Album

    July 26, 2012 2:05 PM EDT With the recent launch of "The Joey + Rory Show" on cable/satellite TV channel RFD-TV, the country couple of the same name has found a highly productive way to mix business and pleasure. Filmed on its farm in Pottsville, Tenn., the serie ...

  24. Restless Heart Gear Up for 30th Anniversay

    July 19, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nobody is looking forward to 2013 more than Larry Stewart, longtime lead singer of Restless Heart. Next year will kick off a 30th anniversary celebration for the country group that he says will be one to remember, though he joked to Billboard about ...

  25. Ne-Yo, Bob Seger, Bette Midler, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 15, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Ne-Yo poses with Swizz Beatz after accepting his Hal David Starlight Award. (Photo: Getty/Larry Busacca) Now, incredibly, in its 43rd year, the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is roughly the publishing world's equivalent of the Grammys, but ...

  26. Frances Preston Remembered by Rosanne Cash, Del Bryant, Joe Galante, Many More Execs and Songwriters

    June 13, 2012 11:47 AM EDT The music community was saddened today by news of the passing of Frances Williams Preston, longtime head of BMI and one of the pioneering female executives in the music industry. This morning, many of the artists she helped and executives she work ...

  27. A Song To Woody, And Others

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 Here is a look at the honorees who will be recognized at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on June 14 in New York.Woody Guthrie: Pioneer Award When two of America's greatest songwriters, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, gathered in ...

  28. Phillip Phillips Makes 'Idol' History as 'Home' Sells 278,000 Downloads

    May 30, 2012 4:18 PM EDT "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips earns the highest debut on the Digital Songs chart this week as his "Home" bows at No. 2 with 278,000 downloads sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even better: It's the second-best ...

  29. Phillip Phillips Makes 'Idol' History as 'Home' Sells 278,000 Downloads

    May 30, 2012 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips earns the highest debut on the Digital Songs chart this week as his "Home" bows at No. 2 with 278,000 downloads sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even better: It's the second-best d ...

  30. Randy Travis Talks Don Henley Collab, Marvels at Carrie Underwood's Voice

    May 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country Legend Pairs With Eagles Icon for New Single, 'More Life' Randy Travis is continuing to celebrate 25 years on the charts with the release of a new single that pairs him with a very familiar voice -- Eagles legend Don Henley. The ne ...

  31. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 02, 2012 6:32 AM EDT Kiss with Lady Antebellum at Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards. (Getty Images) The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple ...

  32. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 01, 2012 11:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple of surprises. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Antebellum repeated wins in the Entertainer, ...

  33. Gene Watson Tackles Gene Watson in New Hits Collection

    March 27, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask any number of country performers from Randy Travis to Joe Nichols to Alan Jackson, and they will tell you that the music of Gene Watson has been one of their biggest influences. That makes the veteran performer beam. "I'm thankful ther ...

  34. Video: Randy Travis Discusses Latest Tour, 25th Anniversary Album

    March 24, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Since the debut of his first album '1982' over a quarter-century ago, the remarkable Randy Travis has managed to place 22 records at the top of the Billboard charts. But the two-decade Grand Ole Opry member isn't content to rest on hi ...

  35. Randy Travis Q&A

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    March 24, 2012 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 RandyTravis sits down with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde for an exclusive chat. randy travis bill werde country 615 , Randy Travis Videos Randy Travis ...

  36. How Lionel Richie Sold Nearly 20,000 Albums in an Hour on Home Shopping Network

    March 20, 2012 5:15 PM EDT As expected, Lionel Richie hit the upper limit of what the company projected he would do from the hour-long live performance broadcast by the Home Shopping Network on March 16. While Universal Music Group executives privately said they expected &q ...

  37. Web Trends: Nicki Minaj Talks Grammy Performance, Says It's Part of Her Movie

    February 16, 2012 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 1. randy travis - A video of Country singer Randy Travis in handcuffs surfaced today, two weeks after he was arrested for public intoxication in Texas Twitter Music Trend: There are no Twitter music trends at this time. Digg Music N ...

  38. 615 Spotlight: Dustin Lynch Sings for the 'Angels'

    February 01, 2012 8:29 PM EST miles separate Tullahoma, Tenn., from Music City. With that close proximity to Nashville, it's no wonder that Broken Bow recording artist Dustin Lynch became so enamored with the sounds he was hearing on the radio growing up. "Nashville ...

  39. Country Music's Biggest Moments of 2011

    December 29, 2011 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 There have been many memorable moments in the world of country music in 2011. While choosing only ten might be a little difficult, these are moments that really got people talking during the year. More Country: Top Singles | Top Albums | The Year in ...

  40. Country Music's Top 10 Albums of 2011

    December 28, 2011 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Last week The 615 listed our top country music singles of 2011 , from Thompson Square's "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" to Kenny Chesney's " You and Tequila." Now, it's time to recognize achievements in that beleagu ...

  41. Kenny Chesney's Top 20 Country Hits

    December 12, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article He had the sixth biggest tour of the year , the seventh biggest Country Songs hit of the year , and the 10th biggest Country Album . In short, 2011 has been very good to Kenny Chesney. To celebrate his big year, we've compiled his ...

  42. Lefty Frizzell's Brother Looks to Change Singer's Wild Reputation

    November 21, 2011 2:20 PM EST 0 0 0 There's no doubting that William Orville Frizzell was a hero. Better known as "Lefty," the singer - whose string of classic hits included "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time" and "Saginaw, Michigan,&qu ...

  43. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and coun ...

  44. Randy Travis Mulls Special Concert for 'Storms of Life' Anniversary

    July 20, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 An album featuring 21 guests isn't a shabby way to celebrate a silver anniversary. And Randy Travis is hoping that something more -- a TV special or a concert, perhaps -- might happen to commemorate the 25 years since his triple-platinum major ...

  45. Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean Kick Off CMA Music Fest

    June 10, 2011 5:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Forget email or a handwritten note. Country stars thank their fans with an entire festival. Brad Paisley , Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band are some of the artists who helped kick off the Country Music Association Music Festival in Nashville, Ten ...

  46. Carrie Underwood Video Q&A: On Scotty McCreery, Grand Ole Opry & Her New Album

    June 07, 2011 8:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 From her beginnings as an "American Idol" champ to her multi-platinum country success to her recent foray into acting, Carrie Underwood covered a lot of ground during a Monday afternoon Q&A with Billboard's Senior Chart Manager Wa ...

  47. Taylor Swift Says Broadway Inspired Her 'Speak Now' Tour

    June 01, 2011 8:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 In another era, it was enough for artists from Hank Williams to Randy Travis to show up in a city, unpack their gear and play. Stage production for Willie Nelson was simply unfurling a Texas flag and launching into "Whiskey River." But as ...

  48. Naima Adedapo, Thia Megia Voted Off 'American Idol'

    March 31, 2011 9:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 While last week's "American Idol" elimination saw Casey Abrams saved by the judges , tonight's (Mar. 31) episode sent two contestants packing, with nine remaining. 'American Idol': Hailey Reinhart, Stefano Langone Nail ...

  49. Leftovers From Last Week: 'Glee,' Santana, Akon

    October 05, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With last week's charts bursting with numerous notable achievements , headlined by Zac Brown Band , Nelly and Kenny Chesney , here is a recap of a few additional praiseworthy feats before all charts are refreshed with new data Thursday (Oct. 7) ...

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