1. Alabama, Kenny Rogers and More Teaming Up For Randy Travis Tribute Concert

    December 08, 2016 1:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Some of country music’s biggest names are coming together to support a good cause at 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time.: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis in Nashville on Wednesday, Feb. 8. A country music legend, Randy Travis has 10 Gold Record ...

  2. Hit Songwriter Rhett Akins Moves to Warner/Chappell In Major Music Row Signing

    October 04, 2016 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The deal reunites the team that secured hits for Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean Hits... and a career for Thomas Rhett. Rhett Akins signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell. In an average week with a typical songwriter, that statement would be wort ...

  3. The Evolution of Country Music's 3 Pillars -- Pickups, 10-Gallons and Cowboy Boots

    July 23, 2015 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 See how Nashville's most iconic accessories have changed, from the '50s to today. Billboard's First-Ever Nashville Top 50 Power Players List Revealed Get into the country spirit with this issue's Spotify playlist, below: This sto ...

  4. Fourth of July Music on TV: Where to See Ed Sheeran & More on Independence Day

    July 03, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's no better way to celebrate America's independence then by kicking your feet up in front of the TV -- hot dog in hand -- while watching some of your favorite artists sing on screen. NBC's annual Macy's 4th of July Firework ...

  5. Bret Michaels Returns to His Country Roots with New Album 'True Grit': 'This Has Been My Life Story'

    May 03, 2015 11:36 PM EDT Bret Michaels is a resourceful Renaissance man. From winning Celebrity Apprentice  to developing a top-selling line of products for PetSmart, the veteran rocker has continued to reinvent himself through talent, hard work and a maverick entrepren ...

  6. Bubba Sparxxx Finds 'Right' Message In Collaboration With Rodney Atkins

    January 30, 2014 6:27 PM EST 0 0 0 The worlds of country and hip-hop are set to intersect once more with the Average Joe's release of "Right," a new single that pairs Bubba Sparxxx with Rodney Atkins. For his part, Bubba says the collaboration has been a long time in c ...

  7. Mindy McCready's Death: Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Other Stars React on Twitter

    February 18, 2013 2:07 AM EST News of country singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide saddened the music world on Sunday night (February 17) and prompted Country stars to take to Twitter to share their reactions to the tragedy. Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, John Rich ...

  8. Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and More: The Year In Billboard's Bubbling Under

    December 27, 2012 11:30 AM EST In March, Billboard premiered the weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100. The idea was to spotlight up-and-coming acts on the verge of breakout chart action. By yea ...

  9. Rodney Atkins

    Rodney Atkins

    9 Albums, 14 Songs

  10. Bonfire Jam Festival Kicks Off in Florida

    December 07, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 This week, Billboard has previewed this year's Bonfire Jam Festival, which starts today in Chumuckla, Florida. With the "World's Largest Redneck Christmas Parade" and performances from Clay Walker, Jana Kramer and Gretchen Wilson ...

  11. Sunny Sweeney Prepares For Country Throwdown Tour's Nashville Stop

    June 29, 2012 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 The third annual Country Throwdown Tour Fired Up by Kingsford® has had fans clamoring for more at each stop, and as the tour prepares to come to a close with a July 8 Nashville stop at The Woods at Fontanel, the buzz is being heard all around Music ...

  12. Backbeat: CMA Fest Attracts Over 70,000; Blake Shelton, Gary Overton, WME Execs Hang in Press Room

    June 12, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Blake Shelton makes a point during the press conference prior to his performance at LP Field during CMA Music Fest. (Photo: Vernell Hackett) Milder weather and expanded seating at LP Field for the night shows brought in more fans to the CMA Music ...

  13. Bubbling Under: Marina & the Diamonds Shine

    June 08, 2012 2:12 PM EDT Marina & the Diamonds While Marina & the Diamonds (Marina Diamandis) has flirted with U.S. chart success in the past, the Elektra/Atlantic act could be on its way to its first hit single with "Primadonna." The track, from her rec ...

  14. Bubbling Under: Marina & the Diamonds Shine

    June 08, 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: Marina & the Diamonds, Margo Rey, Florida Georgia Line and Michael Lynche Marina ...

  15. Bruce Springsteen's Enduring Effect on the Country Charts Influences Two Top 10 Singles

    May 08, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Meet the new Boss. Same as the old Boss. He's just taken on a different context. Bruce Springsteen, the most prominent rocker of the 1980s, is now a symbolic fencepost in modern country. If there's any doubt how much the New Jersey singe ...

  16. Backbeat: Faith Hill, Eli Young Band, David Nail Rock CRS 2012's Final Day

    February 25, 2012 3:47 PM EST The 2012 CRS New Faces line-up. The final day of Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2012 featured a variety of panels and events and capped by the annual New Faces Show, which showcased young artists trying to make themselves known at radio. The morning ...

  17. Rodney Atkins Files for Divorce, Denies Assaulting His Wife

    December 15, 2011 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Rodney Atkins has filed for divorce and his attorney denied Thursday the country singer assaulted his wife last month. Atkins was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with domestic assault. His wife, Tammy Jo Atkins, told police that after a night of heavy ...

  18. Scotty McCreery, Avril Lavigne Coming to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    November 03, 2011 8:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 If you like your turkey with a hearty helping of country crooning, you're in luck: "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery is playing the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. The reality champ, who made chart history when his &quo ...

  19. Scotty McCreery, Jack's Mannequin Aiming for Top Billboard 200 Debuts

    October 07, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 As reported on Wednesday , "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery is on track to top next week's Billboard 200 albums chart with his first album, "Clear As Day." Industry sources suggest the set will bow with perhaps 170,000 ...

  20. Rodney Atkins Counts His Blessings With 'Road' Success

    October 04, 2011 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been three years since Curb recording artist Rodney Atkins has released a new studio album, and he's well aware of this fact. "It's been a long time between albums," Atkins said in an interview for Billboard.com. " ...

  21. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Tops Adult Pop Songs

    September 26, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  22. Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 On Country Songs

    September 19, 2011 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  23. Steve Holy Returns After (Another) 5-Year Break

    September 08, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's an exciting time to be Steve Holy these days. The Curb recording artist is set to release his third album, "Love Don't Run" on Tuesday, Sept. 13. It contains the hit title track, which currently sits at No. 19 on the Billboa ...

  24. Katy Perry Extends Stay Atop Hot 100

    June 24, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 K aty Perry remains perched at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week with "California Gurls," while the title earns the chart's Airplay Gainer award for a second straight frame. Up 16%, the track, which features ...

  25. Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban Help Tenn. Flood Relief

    May 17, 2010 8:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music singers Brad Paisley , Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum joined other entertainment stars Sunday (May 16) in performing and answering phones to help raise more than $1.5 million for flood relief for Tennessee. "If there is a silver ...

  26. Ke$ha, Jack White Among Hometown Artists Pitching In For Nashville

    May 10, 2010 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nashville may be the country music capital of the world, but at a time when its struggling to rebuild from devastating floods, its billing as Music City has never been as fitting. Recording artists from all genres who call Nashville home are respond ...

  27. Chart Beat Wednesday: Kings Of Leon, Toby Keith, Maxwell

    September 30, 2009 4:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 IT'S GOOD TO BE KINGS: Kings of Leon continue their march across multiple formats, as the quartet crowns the Pop Songs/Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart with a 3-1 ascent for "Use Somebody." Having already hit No. 1 on Alternative ...

  28. Chart Beat: Eminem, "Hannah Montana: The Movie", "Britain's Got Talent"

    April 23, 2009 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  29. Chart Beat: Rodney Atkins, Green Day, Anberlin

    April 22, 2009 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  30. 'Hannah Montana' Movie Soundtrack Moves to No. 1

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack skips to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time. It's the third soundtrack from the "Hannah" franchise to reach the top, after the first and second volumes of the TV show&# ...

  31. Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack To Play Detroit's Downtown Hoedown

    April 08, 2009 9:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar and actor Kevin Costner with his band Modern West are among the headliners at this year's 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown in Detroit. The 27th annual weekend-long festival, acknowledged as th ...

  32. U2 Snags Seventh No. 1 Album

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 bows atop the Billboard 200 with its seventh No. 1 album, "No Line on the Horizon," shifting 484,000 . . . That's the biggest sales week the chart has seen since December, when Britney Spears' "Circus" blew in with ...

  33. Flo Rida And T.I. Reign On Hot 100

    February 26, 2009 10:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida and T.I. maintain their No. 1 and No. 2 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, but the biggest splash on the chart comes courtesy of Soulja Boy. New single "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" featuring Sammie leaps from No. 17 to No. ...

  34. Chart Beat Chat

    December 19, 2008 11:36 AM EST 0 0 0 <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat Chat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.<br /> </i></b> DID THE CRITICS SPEAK? Hello Mr. B ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Chart Beat: Jason Mraz, B.B. King, 'Gypsy'

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Jason Mraz, B.B. King, "Gypsy" and more! 'YOURS' SONG: The little bedroom demo that could gives Jason Mraz his first top 10 hit on the Hot 100. "I'm Yours" was written in 2004 while ...

  37. A New Day Has Dawned

    July 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tapping into the loyalty of the Christian music fan is nothing new to Christian record labels, and expectations are high for Third Day's "Revelation," due this week via Provident Music Group. Tapping into the loyalty of the Christian ...

  38. David Cook Storms The Hot 100 At No. 3 With 'The Time Of My Life'

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There’s no question that the hottest of the Hot Shot Debuts this week belongs to newly-minted “American Idol” champion David Cook. Hot Shot Debuts: There’s no question that the hottest of the Hot Shot Debuts this week belongs to newly-minted “Americ ...

  39. Parton, Sugarland, Underwood, Swift, Atkins Set For ACMs

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Rodney Atkins are the first performers announced for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will take place May 18 in Las Vegas. Last year's top new male vocalist, At ...

  40. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in T ...

  41. Usher's 'Club' Rockets 50 Spots To Top Hot 100

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Usher posts the third-largest jump to No. 1 in Billboard Hot 100 history as "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy, zooms 51-1. It also opens at No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs with 198,000 downloads, t Usher posts the third-largest jump to ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Flo Rida Starts Tenth Week Atop Hot 100

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" enters a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Low," while another new track, "Elevator," rockets 100-28 thanks to digital sales of 64,000 units. The rapper's debut album, Flo Rida ...

  44. Chart Beat

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Brad Paisley, Mariah Carey and more! KING OF POP (CATALOG): In its original run, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was on The Billboard 200 for 122 weeks, 37 of which were spent at No. 1. With the re-entry o ...

  45. Flo Rida Makes It Nine Straight Atop Hot 100

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" begins a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, continuing to stave off challenges from Chris Brown's "With You" and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music," which hold at Nos. 2 and ...

  46. Big Grammy Gains For Many; King of Pop Returns

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 180,000 while Simple Plan's newest effort starts in the top 15 ... the Top Pop Catalog chart sees some unusually hot action this week, as an exp ...

  47. Chart Beat Chat

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch," adult contemporary music, performing rights societies and more! IN THE 'MEAN' TIME Fred: I was perusing the 2007 year-end lists on Billboard.biz when I spotted an ...

  48. Rose Tops At SESAC Nashville Awards

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the strength of her hits for Taylor Swift ( "Tim McGraw" and "Teardrops On My Guitar") as well as her contributions to projects by Lori McKenna ("Unglamorous)" and Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros ("Diamonds ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Tunes On TV

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television October 1 - 7, 2007. MONDAY, Oct. 1 "Control Room Presents," MyNetworkTV Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Ben Harper (also scheduled: Sean Penn, Barry ...

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