1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. ACM Awards Preview: Who Will Win?

    March 29, 2012 6:20 PM EDT The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this Sunday, April 1 with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton hosting on CBS. This year's categories look to be more competitive than ever. Who has the inside track? We take a look at t ...

  4. ACM Awards Preview: Who Will Win?

    March 29, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held this Sunday, April 1 with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton hosting on CBS. This year's categories look to be more competitive than ever. Who has the inside track? We take a look at the ...

  5. Happy Birthday, Mariah Carey, Chart Icon

    March 27, 2012 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Carey celebrates her 42nd birthday, here's a look back at some of her most impressive chart achievements. As Mariah Carey celebrates her 42nd birthday today, we've got the perfect present. Here's a look back at the most notable cha ...

  6. Eagles' Joe Walsh Sets Date for First Solo Album in 20 Years

    March 22, 2012 8:29 AM EDT Sure, life's been good to Joe Walsh, but in the title track of his new album, he admits to being "an analog man in a digital world." The playfully witty singer-songwriter-guitarist is set to release Analog Man , his first solo recor ...

  7. Ronnie Dunn's Solo Move: 'It's Going to Take More Than a Year'

    March 15, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Ronnie Dunn released "Bleed Red," his solo single for Arista Nashville last year, he faced a unique challenge that no "new" artist had ever faced before. He wasn't just competing with artists such as Kenny Chesney, Carr ...

  8. The History of Country Music Gets an Update

    February 26, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country Music has enjoyed a rich history over the years, and the Country Music Foundation has released what many are considering to be the ultimate history book concerning the genre with the issue of The Encyclopedia of Country Music. A 626-page boo ...

  9. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Gary Overton, More at Country Radio Seminar's Day Two

    February 24, 2012 1:24 PM EST (L-R): Kellie Pickler, Sony Music Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton, Sara Evans and Headline Country's Storme Warren take in the Sony/BMG Cruise at CRS day two. (Photo: Alan Poizner) Country Radio Seminar attendees had a lot of choices for ...

  10. Country Music's Very Good Grammy Night

    February 13, 2012 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Emotion reigned supreme at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, from the dramatic return and triumph of Adele to Jennifer Hudson's stunning tribute to Whitney Houston. Nashville was well represented as well, with some of the biggest stars in country mu ...

  11. George Strait Scores 85th Hot Country Songs Top 10

    February 06, 2012 4:16 PM EST George Strait pushes closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s in the 68-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" rises 11-10. The song is Strait's 85th top 10 o ...

  12. George Strait Scores 85th Country Songs Top 10

    February 06, 2012 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 G eorge Strait pushes closer to Eddy Arnold 's record for the most top 10s in the 68-year history of Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" rises 11-10. The song is Strait's 85th top 10 on th ...

  13. Web Trends: Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger Fired from X Factor

    January 31, 2012 10:45 AM EST Google Trends: 1. Reba McEntire 1. Paula Abdul Twitter Music Trend: 1. #Topfavoritesongsever Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. MegaUpload ripped off YouTube, tried smearing rivals, NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Philip Glass At 75: Listening With Hear ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: Scott Borchetta

    January 26, 2012 10:30 PM EST No. 54 Scott Borchetta President/CEO Big Machine Label Group Twitter: @bigmachine Tennessee Titan... When Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta decided in 2005 to strike out on his own, few probably imagined that his fledgling Big Machine Rec ...

  15. 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& ...

  16. 12 No. 12 Country Hits for 2012

    January 17, 2012 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain cherished and notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking R&B/hip-hop hits, includ ...

  17. ACM Awards: Blake Shelton & Reba McEntire Returning as Hosts

    January 11, 2012 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas ...

  18. Blake Shelton Returns to Co-host Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba McEntire

    January 10, 2012 9:45 PM EST Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Veg ...

  19. Kenny Loggins Glows About Newest Musical 'Brother'

    November 10, 2011 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Hit-making singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins joined country music's biggest party last night, kicking off the 45th annual CMA Awards performing "Footloose" with Blake Shelton, who went on to collect his second consecutive male vocalist ...

  20. Alan Jackson & Kix Brooks Enter Music City Walk of Fame

    November 07, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 As Nashville got ready to watch their Tennessee Titans take to the field against the Bengals on Sunday, many in downtown gathered for the 2011 unveiling festivities of the Music City Walk of Fame. Seven Nashville-related personalities were chosen fo ...

  21. Steel Magnolia Singer Enters Rehab

    September 30, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Joshua Scott Jones, the male half of country duo Steel Magnolia, has entered treatment for alcohol and substance abuse. Jones made the announcement Thursday afternoon on the duo's web site. "God has been on my heart to announce and make pu ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Carrie Underwood Halfway Done New Album, New Avril Lavigne Video

    September 09, 2011 7:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Carrie Underwood Halfway Through New Album Carrie Underwood has revealed that she is halfway done with the follow-up to 2009's "Play On." "I've b ...

  23. George Strait Scores 84th Country Songs Top 10

    September 05, 2011 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 G eorge Strait climbs closer to Eddy Arnold 's record for most top 10s in the 67-year history of Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "Here for a Good Time" rises 11-9. The song is Strait's 84th top 10 on the tally, a sum sec ...

  24. Jake Owen Finds His Footing With 'Barefoot and Blue Jean Night'

    August 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With an opening slot on Keith Urban's Get Closer tour and a hot single in hand, Jake Owen is well-primed for the Aug. 29 release of his third RCA album, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," out today (Aug. 30). Keith Urban Says 'Get Close ...

  25. Meat Loaf Enlists Lil Jon, Chuck D for Upcoming 'Hell'-ish Album

    August 01, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 As he continues to tour in support of his 2010 album "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" -- and to commemorate his 40th anniversary as a recording artist -- Meat Loaf has three new projects in the works, including a studio album that will feature rappe ...

  26. 5 Hot Fall Tours: Widespread Panic, Reba McEntire, Foster The People, Tiesto and Pretty Lights

    July 22, 2011 12:56 PM EDT WIDESPREAD PANIC VENUES: Theaters, amphitheaters, arenas DATES: Sept. 15-Dec. 31 SUPPORT: Trombone Shorty, Yonder Mountain String Band, the Futurebirds; most shows billed as "an evening with" BOOKING AGENT: Buck Williams, Progressive G ...

  27. Does Shania Twain Single's Big Debut Mean Long-Term Success? Radio Programmer Weigh In

    June 20, 2011 5:51 PM EDT The latest stop on Shania Twain's multi-media comeback blitz: Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. The star singer/songwriter ends a six-year hiatus from the survey, as "Today Is Your Day" blasts in as the list's highest d ...

  28. Shania Twain Returns To Country Songs Chart

    June 20, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The latest stop on Shania Twain 's multi-media comeback blitz: Billboard's Country Songs chart. The star singer/songwriter ends a six-year hiatus from the survey, as "Today Is Your Day" blasts in as the list's highest debut ...

  29. Execs Talk Turkey About Touring, Media, Stars at Billboard Country Summit Round Tables

    June 07, 2011 11:34 AM EDT Finger Licking Good: The Sponsorship Round Table hosted by by Marcie Allen, President, Mac Presents and Stacey Portnoy, Regional Marketing Manager, Samsung (Photo: Beth Gwinn) >The opening cocktail reception for the second annual Billboard ...

  30. Elminated 'Voice' Contestant Cherie Oakley On Getting to No. 1 With Reba

    June 01, 2011 2:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 While NBC's "The Voice" has more than its fair share of performers who have released major label records, made popular videos and toured extensively, Cherie Oakley was the lone contestant with a No. 1 under her belt. 'The Voice&# ...

  31. Kellie Pickler to Perform at Billboard Country Music Summit's Closing Party

    May 26, 2011 4:41 PM EDT Kellie Pickler, who has enjoyed great success as a BNA/Sony Music Nashville recording artist since her stint as an "American Idol" finalist, will perform at the Billboard Country Music Summit 's closing party on Tuesday, June 7 in N ...

  32. 'The Voice': Contestants Grapple with Ne-Yo, Marvin Gaye, Who Classics

    May 18, 2011 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oldies radio staples and Ne-Yo 's "Closer" were used to whittle down "The Voice" field Wednesday (May 17), with the four coaches making four smart decisions as they assemble their teams of four singers each. Only one of the ...

  33. Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Married in Texas Ceremony

    May 15, 2011 11:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music's royal couple has officially tied the knot. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were married Saturday night at the Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas, People.com reports. Photos: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Country's Ro ...

  34. 'The Voice': Hopefuls Duke It Out for the Judges' Affections

    May 11, 2011 4:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The Voice's" first mano-a-mano round Tuesday (May 10) saw the show's four coaches taking on the role of promoters and pairing their singers to duke it out in the show's boxing ring. Intriguingly, the four took different app ...

  35. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift, Adele, Richard Marx

    May 05, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 'MEAN' STREAK: Taylor Swift is having the last laugh on the brand of critic she skewers in her latest Country Songs top 10, "Mean." As the song lifts 12-9, Swift has reached the chart's top 10 with all 13 of her singles (exc ...

  36. Reba McEntire, Monica, Sia Join 'The Voice' As Judge Advisors

    April 29, 2011 4:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's not just about the four musician coaches anymore on NBC's "The Voice." The network announced on Friday that Reba McEntire , Monica , Sia and music producer Adam Blackstone have joined the series as new advisors who will help ...

  37. 10 All-Female Hit Collaborations

    April 26, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Rihanna and Britney Spears sharing space atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "S&M," and with Spears having released a remix of "Till the World Ends" featuring Ke$ha (the song's co-writer) and Nicki Minaj , all-female co ...

  38. Adele's '21' Hits 1 Million, Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A dele 's "21" album not only returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (up two spots), but also becomes the first to sell more than a million copies this year. With 88,000 sold this past week (down 6%) according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  39. Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer of the Year at ACM Awards

    April 03, 2011 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 M iranda Lambert won four prizes at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday but lost the coveted entertainer of the year honor to Taylor Swift in a major surprise. Swift, who picked up four nominations, had watched from her seat throughout the ...

  40. Miranda Lambert Leads Early ACM Awards Winners

    April 03, 2011 10:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The House That Built Me" helped Miranda Lambert quickly match her win total from last year's Academy of Country Music awards on Sunday night, while Lady Antebellum took home three trophies, including as artist and producer on album o ...

  41. Miranda Lambert Calls ACM Entertainer of the Year Nom 'Surreal'

    April 01, 2011 8:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country singer Miranda Lambert has had a great year. Between nabbing Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2010 Country Music Assocation Awards and winning her first Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "The House That Built Me,&qu ...

  42. Miranda Lambert On ACM Entertainer of the Year Nomination: 'Surreal'

    April 01, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Country singer Miranda Lambert has had a great year. Between nabbing Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2010 Country Music Assocation Awards and winning her first Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "The House That Built Me,& ...

  43. Reba McEntire Joins Country Music Hall of Fame

    March 01, 2011 1:34 PM EST 0 0 0 The Country Music Association announced today that Bobby Braddock , Reba McEntire , and Jean Shepard will become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. McEntire will be inducted in the "Modern Era Artist" category, while She ...

  44. Reba McEntire, Bobby Braddock, Jean Shepard Join Country Music Hall Of Fame

    March 01, 2011 11:01 AM EST Reba McEntire (Photo: Getty Images) The Country Music Association announced today that Bobby Braddock, Reba McEntire, and Jean Shepard will become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame . McEntire will be inducted in the "Modern ...

  45. Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney Lead ACM Award Nominations

    February 01, 2011 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 M iranda Lambert , one of country music's hottest entertainers, led the way on Tuesday with seven nominations for the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including her first Entertainer of the Year nod. Lambert learned firsthand of her ...

  46. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Preview, Big Four Metal Fest

    January 26, 2011 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Photos, Clip Surface Zombie outfits, Katy Perry wigs and the famed "Thriller" dance -- Glee 's Super Bowl Sunday episod ...

  47. Joanna Smith: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 10:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Joanna Smith Genre: Country With its playful spirit and thoughtful observations on rural life, Georgia-born singer/songwriter Joanna Smith's music evokes both Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard. Produced by Jimmy Ritchey (Vince Gill, Randy Owen) an ...

  48. Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire Co-Hosting Country Music Awards

    January 12, 2011 4:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Country singer Blake Shelton will join Reba McEntire as co-hosts of the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which takes place Sunday, April 3. The ceremony will be broadcast live from MGM's Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air ...

  49. Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire Co-Hosting Country Music Awards

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Country singer Blake Shelton will join Reba McEntire as co-hosts of the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which takes place Sunday, April 3. The ceremony will be broadcast live from MGM's Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will ai ...

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