1. Dierks Bentley Meme-Maker? Jason Aldean Slots? Country Stars Embrace Mobile Apps to Reach Fans

    October 12, 2016 10:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music stars — and the marketing teams behind them — are always looking for new and creative ways to engage with fans. Several country artists recently launched fun new mobile apps in an effort to do just that. In September, Dierks Bentley teamed wit ...

  2. Lauren Alaina Literally Finds Her Voice On 'Road Less Traveled'

    August 10, 2016 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 'American Idol' runner-up on co-writing her country female empowerment song with pop starlet Meghan Trainor. "Life is difficult." The opening sentence of M. Scott Peck' s book The Road Less Traveled , a 1978 release that ...

  3. Real-World Issues Bring CMA Music Festival to a Somber Close

    June 15, 2016 3:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Country Music Association’s annual soiree, the CMA Music Festival, started in its usual mode on June 9, with modern country filling the streets of downtown Nashville and plenty of tourists filling the bars on lower Broadway. But by the time the ...

  4. Another 'American Idol' Deal Ends: Scotty McCreery Splits With Universal Music

    February 03, 2016 3:53 PM EST 0 0 0 After three albums, Scotty McCreery has parted ways with Mercury Nashville/Interscope. "I enjoyed being on Mercury Nashville/Interscope and I appreciate all the great people who worked hard on my behalf while I was there," McCreery, 22, sa ...

  5. Adam Lambert is the Top-Earning 'American Idol' of 2015

    January 06, 2016 10:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood follows, trailed by Daughtry, Phillip Phillips, Scotty McCreery and Kelly Clarkson. As American Idol readies to head into its final season, Forbes has ranked the earnings of all the shows alumni to see who's making the most mon ...

  6. Luke Bryan & More Country Stars Take You Home for the Holidays in 'A Country Faith Christmas' Book

    November 25, 2015 4:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price gathers recipes, stories & more in new book. Deborah Evans Price is one of country music’s most esteemed journalists. Her byline has appeared in  Billboard ,  Nash Country   Weekly, Rolling Stone and cou ...

  7. 'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery to Release Autobiography

    October 11, 2015 5:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 The season 10 star can now add the title of author to his resume. American Idol star Scotty McCreery can now add the title of author to his resume. The Season 10 winner is penning his autobiography, which is set for release on May 3. The book -- tit ...

  8. Scotty McCreery on 'American Idol' Ending and 'Itching for That No. 1' With His Upcoming Album

    September 30, 2015 6:18 PM EDT 1.883 k 198 20 It’s no secret that country music has never encompassed more varied musical influences than can be found on today’s country airwaves. So what’s a young traditionalist to do in format that leans more toward hip-hop than fiddle and steel guit ...

  9. Country Radio Remains Wary of Acts From TV Talent Shows: Are Its Fears Justified?

    September 28, 2015 8:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Can Michael Ray be the next Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson? Despite — or perhaps because of — the large number of artists that have been channeled into the country format by way of reality TV talent competitions — country radio has long had a fr ...

  10. Hunter Hayes Says ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp Is 'Why We Love Country Music'

    June 23, 2015 6:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just like any artist who's been in the industry awhile, Hunter Hayes has moments where he becomes a little jaded. However, Monday morning was not one of them. The Grammy-winning performer visited Nashville’s Ocean Way Studios to make an appeara ...

  11. Darius Rucker Raises Money for St. Jude, With Help From Scotty McCreery, Stevie Wariner & More

    June 09, 2015 7:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though the 2015 CMA Festival is a couple of days away from its official kickoff, Monday night's sixth annual Darius & Friends benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon kicked off the ...

  12. From Okra Soup to Fried Seafood: Darius Rucker, Chase Bryant and Many More Country Stars Talk Favorite Holiday Dishes

    December 24, 2014 12:19 PM EST When it comes to celebrating the holidays country style, good food is a major part of the equation. From fried turkey to the perfect sugar cookie, every household has its Christmas traditions and certain dishes that are essential to the celebratio ...

  13. Tim McGraw Notches 25th Hot Country Songs No. 1 With 'Shotgun Rider'

    December 05, 2014 5:05 PM EST The veteran scores a milestone leader. Plus, action for Craig Wayne Boyd of NBC's 'The Voice' & more. Tim McGraw scores his first No. 1 in nearly four years on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (and his first on the list ...

  14. Male Country Singers Search For Openings In a Crowded Field

    September 23, 2014 2:16 PM EDT Much has been written in the last year about the paucity of female voices on contemporary country radio. What's gone unspoken in that debate is the density it creates for the other gender. There are so many men in the field that establishing ...

  15. Scotty McCreery Robbery Suspect Arrested

    May 07, 2014 9:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Authorities have arrested a suspect in the home invasion robbery of country singer Scotty McCreery and his friends. Mikkail Jamal Shaw, 19, has been charged with armed robbery and conspiracy after he turned himself in Tuesday night, police spokesman ...

  16. Darius Rucker, Scotty McCreery and More Take a Swing at ACM Golf Benefit

    April 06, 2014 2:09 AM EDT 2.041 k 62 0 The clubs were a-flying Saturday morning in Las Vegas, as Darius Rucker hosted the 2014 ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas. "It's such a great cause," said Rucker, who also hosted the event last year. &qu ...

  17. Jake Bugg Benefits From ‘American Idol’ Appearance, Describes the Format As ‘Cruel’

    March 10, 2014 4:51 AM EDT 1 0 0 UNGRACIOUS: You don’t have to dig very deep to find the irony when it comes to Jake Bugg’s guest appearance on last week’s American Idol results show. Largely unknown in the United States, Bugg was asked to be the first new artist featured on the Fo ...

  18. Chart Moves: Metallica's Best-Selling Black Album Approaches 16 Million in Sales

    February 28, 2014 8:19 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the soundtrack to "Frozen" returned to No. 1 for a fifth nonconsecutive week, marking the longest run at No. 1 for a soundtrack since 1998. The highest debut this week was owned by Cole Swinde ...

  19. Carrie Underwood Tops Forbes List of Top-Earning 'American Idol' Alums

    January 14, 2014 5:15 PM EST 0 0 0 And the winner is... Carrie Underwood, for being "American Idol"'s top-earning alum, according to Forbes' annual list . The country singer raked in approximately $31 million between June 2012 through June 2013, playing 100 shows ...

  20. Carrie Underwood Is Top-Earning 'American Idol' Alum

    January 14, 2014 4:43 PM EST Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Phillip Phillips and Adam Lambert also made Forbes' annual list. And the winner is... Carrie Underwood, for being the top-earning alum of "American Idol," according to Forbes' annual list. The c ...

  21. Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood Among Newest Cancellations at SeaWorld

    December 14, 2013 6:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Justin Moore, Scotty McCreery and .38 Special among the only artists left on the bill. SeaWorld continues to come under scrutiny as more and more musicians back out of its Brews, Bands and BBQ concert series amid petitions and protests stemming from ...

  22. Any Prop In A Storm: Badly Behaved Fans Use Anything To Get Close To Stars

    November 22, 2013 4:12 AM EST Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams Paisley, recently made headlines for being the subjects of a cruel hoax in which an adult fan pretended to be a dying child in order to gain sympathy from -- and telephone access to -- the coupl ...

  23. 'Duck,' Thomas Rhett, Toby Keith Storm Top Country Albums

    November 07, 2013 4:35 PM EST A trio of albums debuts in the top three for just the third time in the Nielsen SoundScan era. Plus, Florida Georgia Line lands in the Hot Country Songs top 10 again For only the third time in the 22-year Nielsen SoundScan era, three titles debut ...

  24. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Red' Spends Year on the Charts, Eric Clapton's 'Unplugged' Returns

    October 25, 2013 3:52 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Pearl Jam claimed its fifth No. 1 album with the arrival of "Lightning Bolt." The set logged the largest debut this year for a rock album, starting with 166,000 sold, according to Nielsen So ...

  25. Scotty McCreery On The Ride for Album No. 2: It ‘Pretty Much Has To Be My Wave Now’

    October 18, 2013 3:31 AM EDT Scotty McCreery rode his 2011 "American Idol" win to a platinum album and several new artist awards. With his second album, "See You Tonight," McCreery says his career is now in his hands alone. "We have been off the show ...

  26. Pearl Jam Heading for Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Lightning Bolt'

    October 16, 2013 8:31 PM EDT Pearl Jam is on course for its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. The band's latest album, "Lighting Bolt," will sell between 170,000 and 180,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Oct. 20, industry sources say. ...

  27. Pearl Jam Heading for Fifth No. 1 Album With 'Lightning Bolt'

    October 16, 2013 8:18 PM EDT 1.067 k 584 1 0 Pearl Jam is on course for its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the band's latest album, "Lightning Bolt," will sell around 170,000 to 180,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on S ...

  28. Scotty McCreery, 'See You Tonight': Track-By-Track Review

    October 14, 2013 10:45 AM EDT Scotty McCreery's debut, "Clear as Day," was one of the biggest-selling albums released in country music during 2011. Of course, coming on the heels of his "American Idol" win, the album was put together very quickly. F ...

  29. Scotty McCreery Sets 'See You Tonight' Album Date

    August 27, 2013 11:46 AM EDT Country star Scotty McCreery will release his sophomore album, "See You Tonight," on Oct. 15. The album marks a "big step" forward for the former "American Idol" winner, who co-wrote five of the 13 new songs. "I ...

  30. Scotty McCreery Debuts New Trio Featuring NC State Head Coach, Chancellor

    August 26, 2013 5:31 PM EDT College football season is just a few days away, and Scotty McCreery seems to be ready for it. The singer took a respite from his touring schedule over the weekend to welcome back his fellow Wolfpackers to North Carolina State by making a little b ...

  31. Scotty McCreery Sued By Former Manager

    July 10, 2013 10:45 AM EDT "American Idol" season 10 winner Scotty McCreery is being sued by his former manager, Todd Cassetty. Cassetty filed suit against the 19-year old singer in Davidson Country, Tenn., claiming McCreery hasn't paid him for services rende ...

  32. Scotty McCreery, 'American Idol' Winner, Sued By Former Manager

    July 09, 2013 11:58 PM EDT American   Idol   season 10 winner   Scotty   McCreery   is being sued by his former manager,   Todd   Cassetty . Cassetty filed suit against the 19-year old singer in Davidson Country, Tenn., claiming McCreery hasn’t paid him for services rende ...

  33. Scotty McCreery Finds Perfect Balance With University and Pop Life

    April 23, 2013 3:44 AM EDT Scotty McCreery is a 19-year-old with a schedule more hectic than most. He’s currently balancing his attendance at North Carolina State University with a booming music career. “I have school Monday through Wednesday and we hit the touring circui ...

  34. ACMs Live From the Orleans: Five Things You Didn't See on TV

    April 08, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Portions of the Academy of Country Music Awards telecast were broadcast from the Orleans Arena, about a mile from the MGM Grand where the main event was held. Here are a few of the highlights of the night -- back stage and on. All Things ACMs Mira ...

  35. Chart Highlights: Mumford & Sons 'Light' Up Rock Radio

    December 31, 2012 3:25 PM EST 0 0 0 The second single from the folk-rockers' album 'Babel' bows on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and d ...

  36. Britney Spears' Potential 'X Factor' Exit: How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 28, 2012 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Two weeks after Antonio "L.A."Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel , rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread like wildfire on Thursday ...

  37. A Britney Spears Exit From 'X Factor': How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 27, 2012 11:09 PM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A." Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel, rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread on Thursday (Dec. 27), f ...

  38. 'X Factor' Finale Top 5: Britney's Face, One Direction, Carly's Climb + More Moments

    December 21, 2012 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Thursday night's (Dec. 20) "X Factor" finale seemed destined to be a nail-biter following a too-close-to-call competition show during which all three finalists turned in some of their best performances of the 2012 season. The final re ...

  39. The Year In Country: Georgia Rules 2012 With Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum & More

    December 14, 2012 8:16 AM EST Georgia has long been a hotbed for country music, producing such stars as Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood, but perhaps never before have Peach State artists dominated the Billboard charts the way they did in 2012. Four Georgia acts ...

  40. Scotty McCreery

    Scotty McCreery

    15 Albums, 20 Songs

  41. PSY Apologizes for 'Inflammatory' Lyrics Against U.S. Military

    December 07, 2012 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 His video is the most watched in YouTube history and in a short few months he's risen to household-name status in America, but a decade before PSY unleashed "Gangnam Style" he was known for his fiery opposition to the Iraq War and the ...

  42. Justin Bieber's Grammy Snub: Why Did 'Believe' Get Overlooked?

    December 06, 2012 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 An Analysis of the teen superstar's lack of nominations. No Bieber, no Grammys. It's a simple statement that became an obvious Twitter hashtag the instant that the 55th annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on Wednesday night (Dec ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Craig Campbell: 'Outta My Head' Was Sent to Him By Mistake

    November 29, 2012 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Craig Campbell's phone has rung quite a bit, since his debut single "Family Man," hit radio a couple of years ago. But, sometimes, the phone call is for the other Craig Campbell in Music City -- one of the town's most respected p ...

  45. Rihanna Gets First No. 1 Album, Phillip Phillips & Kid Rock Debut Top Five

    November 28, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping week has predictably shaken up the Billboard 200 albums chart, sending a diva to No. 1 for the first time and rearranging many of the albums on the tally. As earlier reported , Rihanna 's "Unapologeti ...

  46. Rihanna Gets First No. 1 Album, Phillip Phillips & Kid Rock Debut In Top Five

    November 28, 2012 11:00 AM EST The busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping week has predictably shaken up the Billboard 200, sending a diva to No. 1 for the first time and rearranging many of the albums on the tally. As earlier reported, Rihanna's "Unapologetic" opens ...

  47. Scotty McCreery Eyes More Christmas Albums in His Future

    November 27, 2012 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Country Star Talks Holiday Favorites, Keith Urban on 'Idol,' and Next Studio Album: "I'm trying to put my own stamp on it" Usually, an artist will wait a few years before putting out a Christmas album. But not Scotty McCreer ...

  48. Scotty McCreery Talks Christmas Album

    Scotty McCreery Talks Christmas Album

    November 27, 2012 10:38 AM EST 0 0 0 Scotty McCreery talks about his new holiday album, "Christmas With Scotty McCreery." featuredVideo3 , Scotty McCreery , interview , Scotty McCreery , Christmas With Scotty McCreery Videos Christmas With Scotty McCreery Scotty McCreery Brig ...

  49. Haley Reinhart Is Latest 'Idol' Alum to Lose Major Label Deal

    November 21, 2012 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart is the latest casualty of a major label deal cut short. Interscope Records, the Universal Music Group label with exclusive rights to alumni of the Fox show, is not picking up the 22-year-ol ...

  50. Blake Shelton's CMA Award Victory Reflects Continuing Power of Television For Country Music

    November 06, 2012 12:00 PM EST Perhaps no one was more shocked than Blake Shelton when he received the entertainer of the year award from presenters Reba McEntire and Tim Allen during the 46th annual Country Music Assn. Awards on Nov. 1. He hadn't imagined the digits were ...

Pages