1. California Country Emerges Again, Led By Cam, Jon Pardi And Brett Young

    February 14, 2017 3:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Tired of all your country artists hailing from Georgia, Texas or Tennessee? There’s a new crop of stars-in-the-making that may be on the cusp of reviving California’s reputation as a source of fresh-sounding country music. Among them:  Cam ,  Jon Pa ...

  2. A Re-Energized Lauren Alaina Becomes a 'Road' Warrior for Women

    February 01, 2017 12:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Her sophomore album is a major step forward for the former 'American Idol' contestant. Lauren Alaina ’s 2011 debut album was titled Wildflower , but you could argue that her sophomore project is when she really blossomed. The Road Less Tra ...

  3. Loretta Lynn to Be Subject of New Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit

    January 11, 2017 8:52 AM EST 0 0 0 As part of a weeklong rollout of new exhibition announcements, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will reveal today that Loretta Lynn will be the subject of a major exhibit set to open Aug. 25.   Lynn, whose life story was told i ...

  4. Shania Twain's 'Triumphant' 2017 Comeback Album: What We Know

    December 21, 2016 6:26 PM EST 0 0 6 It has been 14 years since country-pop megastar Shania Twain released an album. One of the best-selling female artists in history, Twain is finally gearing up to release her fifth studio LP in late spring of 2017. "I'm so overdue!" Tw ...

  5. Country Producer-Guitarist Dann Huff Works Both Sides of the Amp

    December 14, 2016 11:44 AM EST 0 0 0 The Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban associate started out as an ace session guitarist. When the Country Music Association handed out its 50th annual awards on Nov. 2, Chris Stapleton got a fair amount of attention for taking home two trophies. Only one ...

  6. Maren Morris Speaks About Her Breakthrough Year | Billboard WIM 2016

    Maren Morris Speaks About Her Breakthrough Year | Billboard WIM 2016

    December 09, 2016 8:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Maren Morris speaks about her Grammy nominations, preparing for her upcoming SNL performance, and meeting Shania Twain. music , Women in Music , snl , Breakthrough , 2016 , Maren Morris , Billboard , Awards , Maren Morris , Shania Twain Videos Maren ...

  7. Shania Twain Talks New Music and How She's Influenced Female Artists | Billboard WIM 2016

    Shania Twain Talks New Music and How She's Influenced Female Artists | Billboard WIM 2016

    December 09, 2016 8:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Shania Twain talks about the female artists she's influenced and the pressure of coming back with new music. music , icon , shania twain , Women in Music , 2016 , Billboard , Awards , Shania Twain Videos Shania Twain Brightcove ...

  8. Madonna, Shania Twain, Kesha & More Honored at Billboard Women in Music 2016

    December 09, 2016 4:19 PM EST 0 0 0 In a ceremony that honored some of the biggest female artists of all time, Madonna left the last impression at Billboard 's Women in Music 2016. The Woman of the Year ended the star-studded event Friday (Dec. 9) with a moving, career-spanning s ...

  9. Shania Twain Accepts Icon Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016, Credits 'Dreaming, Working Hard & Being Courageous'

    December 09, 2016 3:19 PM EST 0 0 0 "To all the mean kids at school who made fun of me for singing 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman,'" said Nick Jonas , before presenting Shania Twain  with the Icon award at Billboard's 2016 Women in Music honors, "Suck it -- I& ...

  10. Billboard Women In Music 2016 Event Preview | Billboard News

    Billboard Women In Music 2016 Event Preview | Billboard News

    December 05, 2016 8:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Everything you need to know ahead of the Billboard Women in Music 2016 event hosted by Hailee Steinfeld. Steinfeld will join Woman of the Year Madonna and Icon honoree Shania Twain at the event airing Dec. 12. music , shania twain , Women in Music , ...

  11. Shania Twain on the Greatest Lesson She's Learned: 'Have Fun at All Times'

    Shania Twain on the Greatest Lesson She's Learned: 'Have Fun at All Times'

    December 05, 2016 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Women In Music ‘Icon’ honoree Shania Twain talks learning to balance work and fun, which she calls "the greatest lesson I've learned." Read Twain's full story here. music , icon , Women in Music , impress me much , from ...

  12. The CMA Awards' Golden Anniversary: 50 Years, 50 Highlights

    November 01, 2016 2:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 George Strait, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift and even a former president are part of the trophy's history. From Jack Greene ’s triple play in the first year to Chris Stapleton ’s career-making appearance at the 49th installment, the C ...

  13. Morgan Wallen's Debut, 
'The Way I Talk,' Riffs on Accents

    October 06, 2016 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 The label that launched Chris Lane introduces Wallen with a catchy, hooky country single. Three notes might well make Morgan Wallen a star. A simple little guitar riff is ... ahem ...  instrumental in the sound of “The Way I Talk,” Wallen’s debut si ...

  14. The TV & Music Issue: How Kim Kardashian West Went From Reality Queen to Pop Culture Rock Star

    September 29, 2016 9:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sorry, haters: With mogul status in TV, apps and social media and a model marriage to rap’s brash genius Kanye (plus two adorable kids), Kim Kardashian West has banished the notion that she’s “famous for nothing." On a recent September morning, ...

  15. Billboard Cover: Shawn Mendes Brings Back Hunky, Guitar-Strumming Sensitivity

    August 25, 2016 9:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barely 10 minutes have passed since  Shawn Mendes  slipped out of the back of the Saltair Pavilion, a 4,500-capacity venue outside of Salt Lake City, with his ­photographer, assistant and tour ­manager to shoot photos on the exposed bed of the Great ...

  16. Drake Cosies up to Shania Twain in Nashville, Confesses He's a Fan

    August 15, 2016 5:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Drake had a very special guest at his Sunday night concert in Nashville: Shania Twain .  The fellow Canadians caught up backstage for a chat and photo, which a clearly-happy Drake posted from his Instagram account.   My WCW even though it's Mon ...

  17. Metallica's 'Black Album': Happy 25th Birthday, Here's What You Have in Common with Shania Twain

    August 11, 2016 12:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Had the dudes in Metallica really wanted to go pop with their fifth LP, they certainly could have. Producer Bob Rock was ready with the echoey U2 guitar effects and corny Bon Jovi talkbox -- both buried in the mix, as detailed in a 2001 Classic Albu ...

  18. SiriusXM's J.R. Schumann on Embracing Country's Sound Evolution: 'Nothing Is What It Used to Be'

    August 03, 2016 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 “I don’t care what anybody says: It is an exciting time to be in radio right now.” That’s the heartfelt sentiment expressed by J.R. Schumann , seven months into his gig as senior director of programming at SiriusXM, where he oversees 13 channels. Af ...

  19. Eric Church's Good 'Year' Tops Airplay Chart; Dierks Bentley and Elle King Enter Top 10

    August 02, 2016 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eric Church earns his seventh No. 1 on the new Country Airplay chart (dated Aug. 13), as "Record Year" rises 3-1, increasing 7 percent, to 46.1 million audience impressions in the week ending July 31, according to Nielsen Music. The track ...

  20. Kelsea Ballerini's Top 5 Most Stylish Country Artists

    July 29, 2016 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 With her vivacious personality and fun sense of fashion, it’s no wonder that Kelsea Ballerini has become one of the biggest trend-setters in country music. Her first three singles have become huge hits at radio, she’s become one of the most in-deman ...

  21. Female Country Stars Kacey Musgraves, Cam, Maren Morris and More on Industry Sexism, the 'Freak Show' Presidential Election and Tomato-gate

    July 28, 2016 6:06 PM EDT 2.188 k 0 2 Maren Morris, Margo Price, Aubrie Sellers, Cam, Mickey Guyton and Kacey Musgraves photographed on June 30, 2016 at The Cordelle in Nashville, Tenn. Miller Mobley On a hot summer morning in downtown Nashville, six young country standouts take s ...

  22. George Strait, Florida Georgia Line and Shania Twain Top Billboard's All-Time Country Charts

    July 28, 2016 3:21 PM EDT The lists cover 50-plus years of Country music and mark the first time the Country charts have been reviewed and ranked at an all-time level. F or the first time, Billboard has compiled extensive chart recaps of country music, ranking the genre’s ...

  23. Billboard's 2016 Nashville Power Players List Revealed: Who Rules Music City?

    July 28, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR MIKE DUNGAN , 62 Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group Nashville "He's the Don!" says Luke Bryan , sidling up to Universal Music Group Nashville chairman/CEO Mike Dungan at  Billboard 's photo shoot. It's ...

  24. Love Story: The Impact of Taylor Swift's First Decade in Music

    July 07, 2016 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ten years after "Tim McGraw" debuted, Swift's role in country music is undeniable. When “Tim McGraw” slipped onto Billboard ’s Hot Country Songs chart at No. 60 on July 1, 2006, the single earned a thumbnail breakout synopsis, courtes ...

  25. Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood Among Artists Helping Country Expand Beyond American Borders

    June 16, 2016 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 There’s a whole world of people out there beyond America, and a surprising number of them are primed for country music. That’s the initial takeaway from the Country Music Association’s (CMA) first international research study, which found that one-t ...

  26. After 45 RPM Start, CMA Music Festival Morphs Into High-Tech Maturity

    June 09, 2016 1:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oak Ridge Boys' Joe Bonsall, CMA execs look back at the growth of a Nashville tradition. As the Country Music Association prepares for an expected 80,000 fans a day to partake in the 45th annual CMA Music Festival this week in downtown Nashvill ...

  27. Which Artists Were 2015's Biggest Earners on the Road?

    May 05, 2016 1:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 As part of  Billboard's annual Moneymakers  ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. You only need to compare the headline numbers in o ...

  28. Live Music's $20 Billion Year: The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well Reunion, Taylor Swift, One Direction Top Boxscore's Year-End

    December 11, 2015 3:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Grateful Dead’s "Fare Thee Well" tops all, though Taylor Swift, U2, Billy Joel, Kenny Chesney perform well. As the sun began to set on Chicago’s Soldier Field, the positive vibe was palpable as more than 70,000 fans -- most of them clutchi ...

  29. Canada's Chart Invasion: 'It's an Attitude. Quiet, But Strong'

    October 30, 2015 11:05 AM EDT 1.55 k 358 33 Brit Adele may take the Hot 100's top spot next week, but Canada's presence remains felt, thanks to The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and, especially, an influential Drake. "Great Canadian acts have been around all along. It's ju ...

  30. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 30 Years Ago, Whitney Houston Notched Her First No. 1

    October 26, 2015 8:05 AM EDT 1.388 k 537 49 In 1985, the diva earned her first of 11 Hot 100 leaders. Plus, remembering chart feats by Janet Jackson, Shania Twain & Elton John. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart hi ...

  31. Shania Twain Cancels Two Concerts Due to Illness

    October 06, 2015 6:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shania Twain has to cancel two shows: one at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Tuesday (Oct. 6) in Manchester, N.H., and the other at Times Union Center on Wednesday in Albany, N.Y., due to illness. The concerts will not be rescheduled. The 10 Best Shan ...

  32. Jana Kramer Previews Country Album 'thirty one' Live in New York City

    September 24, 2015 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 1994, Alan Jackson released “Gone Country,” a track that poked fun at Nashville carpetbaggers. It’s an amusing, if not entirely accurate, song -- after all, Bob Dylan went country to record parts of Blonde On Blonde back in the ‘60s -- but it hel ...

  33. Shania Twain Proves That She’s Still Got It at Nashville Concert: Live Review

    August 01, 2015 3:41 PM EDT 5.47 k 188 1 When Shania Twain announced plans for a tour in March, there had to have been a few skeptics. I will admit -- I was one of them. After all, it had been more than a decade since she had been on tour, and one had to wonder about the relevance o ...

  34. Inside Janet Jackson's Comeback Gamble and the Hurdle of the 'Aging Diva' Stereotype

    July 23, 2015 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ageism? hardly. With tour tickets selling briskly and a new album bringing major buzz, the 49-year-old bucks the trend. Time can be cruel to the female pop star rounding 50. No matter how little her talent might diminish, under the spotlight’s glare ...

  35. Shania Twain's Farewell Tour Launches With Sell-Out Shows

    July 16, 2015 9:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shania Twain leads the pack on the weekly tally of Hot Tours (see list, below) with the first box office stats reported from her third major tour – and her first in 11 years - dubbed Rock This Country, set to visit 60 North American cities through O ...

  36. Shania Twain Will 'Very Likely' Extend Her Tour Overseas

    July 01, 2015 5:00 PM EDT 1.443 k 85 52 Shania Twain , who is on her first North American tour in a decade, will “very likely” take her outing overseas in 2016, a source close to the superstar tells Billboard . “We’re busy exploring an international tour,” says Marc Dennis, Twain& ...

  37. The 10 Best Shania Twain Songs

    June 30, 2015 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shania Twain 's farewell tour kicks off this week, which makes it a good time to attempt to pick the ten greatest Twain songs. This might actually be mathematically impossible -- it would be difficult to even pick the ten strongest tracks on Co ...

  38. Shania Twain Says Final Tour Doesn't Equal Retirement: 'I Will Be Doing Music Until I Die'

    May 22, 2015 5:35 PM EDT Shania Twain says the goal of leaving the road after this year's Rock This Country tour is to wind up making more music in the future. "This is certainly not my retirement from music. I will be doing music for sure until the day I di ...

  39. Shania Twain Extends Her 'Rock This Country' Tour With 19 New Dates

    May 07, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 4.094 k 67 0 Shania Twain , who's just finished her two-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, is preparing to embark on her   first  North American tour in 11 years -- now with 19 additional dates. Viva 'Las Vegas'! Shania Twain Va ...

  40. Watch Shania Twain 'Plead the Fifth' on 'Watch What Happens Live'

    March 12, 2015 5:27 PM EDT Did she answer the awkward question about her fellow "VH1 Divas"? Or the one about her ex-husband having an affair with her BFF? (Yikes.) One of the simplest pleasures in this world is watching celebs squirm and share while playing the d ...

  41. Viva 'Las Vegas'! Shania Twain Vaults 31-2 on Top Country Albums

    March 12, 2015 5:00 PM EDT Shania Twain scores her highest rank in more than a decade on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as Shania: Still the One: Live From Las Vegas rockets 31-2 in its second chart week (9,000 sold, up 622 percent, according to Nielsen Music) ...

  42. Shania Twain to Release New Live Album, 'Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas'

    January 23, 2015 8:00 PM EST Shania Twain will release a new live album this year, capitalizing on her Las Vegas residency for a live set called Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas that will include a deluxe edition 18-track CD and DVD. Watch Shania Twain's Anti-Family ...

  43. Ask Billboard: Why Is There No R&B/Hip-Hop in the Hot 100's Top 10?

    December 23, 2014 10:00 AM EST 4.463 k 656 66 0 The genre's been absent from the top 10 for a month ... why? Plus, Nicki Minaj's sales, Meghan Trainor's chart feat and Luke Bryan's big 'Party.' As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as ...

  44. Watch Shania Twain's Anti-Family Violence PSA Video

    December 15, 2014 5:01 AM EST Shania Twain has released a public service announcement against family violence on YouTube. The online video for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's YouTube channel has the country music star warning "violence -- especially in your own h ...

  45. Little Big Town Leaps Onto Top Country Albums

    October 30, 2014 6:02 PM EDT The harmony-focused foursome claims its fourth top 10, as 'Pain Killer' bows at No. 3; Plus, chart moves for Keith Urban, Billy Currington, RaeLynn & Carrie Underwood. Harmony-focused foursome Little Big Town claims its fourth top 10 ...

  46. Paisley Opens 'Trunk' At No. 1 on Top Country Albums

    September 04, 2014 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus: Rucker's 'Honey' sweetens Songs chart, Jason Aldean’s No. 1 reign continues & Lady A tops Airplay chart Brad Paisley  claims his eighth No. 1 on Top Country Albums (all of which have debuted at the summit), as his 10th studi ...

  47. Slim Dusty’s ‘Best Of’ Hits Chart Milestone Down Under

    August 25, 2014 12:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 The late Australian country great Slim Dusty  has established a new chart milestone with his best-of compilation which appears on the ARIA Top 40 Country Music chart for an 800th week. First released in November 1998, The Very Best Of Slim Dusty is ...

  48. Slim Dusty’s ‘Best Of’ Hits Chart Milestone Down Under

    August 25, 2014 12:58 AM EDT The late Australian country great Slim Dusty  has established a new chart milestone with his best-of compilation which appears on the ARIA Top 40 Country Music chart for an 800th week. First released in November 1998, The Very Best Of Slim Dusty i ...

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