1. Win Watershed Music Festival Tickets

    July 24, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Watershed Music Festival is shaping up to be one of summer's biggest parties, with a lineup that is one of the strongest of any of the country music festivals around. Taking place August 3-5 at the iconic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Taylor Swift 'Sparks' No. 1 Country Song; Faith Hill's CMA Bounce

    November 17, 2011 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift closes a gap of more than two years without a No. 1 on Country Songs , as "Sparks Fly" become the artist's fifth leader on that chart this week. She most recently topped the audience-driven list when "You Belong with ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Pink, "Delilah," No. 2 spot on the Hot Country chart and more! DELILAH DELILAH DELILAH! Fred Fred Fred! You overlooked the biggest "Delilah" of them all previous to the Plain White T's No. 1 sing ...

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Tracy Lawrence, Mariah Carey and more! WAITING ON A 'FRIENDS' Dear Fred, This week, Tracy Lawrence sets a new record on Billboard's Hot Country Songs. His song, "Find Out Who Your Friends Are," h ...

  7. All Timberlake, All The Time On Billboard Charts

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake extends his Billboard chart supremacy by remaining No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a fourth week and the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs tallies for a third with "SexyBack." As reported yeste Justin Timberlake extends his Billboar ...

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Robyn, "Diamonds," Janet Jackson and more! THE GIRL WONDER Hey Fred, In response to the reader who was asking about Robyn, I wanted to make sure he knew that Robyn's album "Robyn" (which features ...

  9. Chart Beat

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Iron Maiden and more! 'ALARM' CLOCKS IN: It's a great way to celebrate a 25th birthday -- debut at No. 1 on the album chart and No. 12 on the singles chart, with the latter being the highest debu ...

  10. Timberlake's 'Sexy' Fends Off Fergie For No. 1

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" holds firm at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week and fronts the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for a second. Fergie's "London Bridge" is No. 2 on the Justin Timberlake&# ...

  11. Rick Ross' 'Hustle' Pays Off With No. 1 Debut

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bolstered by the hit single "Hustlin'," Miami rapper Rick Ross' debut album "Port of Miami" bows at the top of The Billboard 200. The Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam effort sold 187,000 copies in the United Stat Bolstered by the h ...

  12. Fluff And Fun: Adkins Defends Country Ditties

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the mid-'90s, Joe Diffie earned the nickname "Ditty Diffie" thanks to a string of fun but lightweight hits that included "John Deere Green," "Pickup Man" and "Bigger Than the Beatles." In the mid-' ...

  13. Hicks Dethrones Shakira On Hot 100

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here yesterday (June 22), season five "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks' first single, "Do I Make You Proud," debuts atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The silver-topped Alabama crooner As tipped here yesterda ...

  14. 'Honesty' Pays Off For Rodney Atkins

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an environment where artists must prove themselves quickly or be dropped from their record labels, Rodney Atkins is an anomaly. Signed to Curb Records in 1997, Atkins had four singles that struggled ...

  15. Brad Paisley To Headline CMT Tour

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arista Nashville country artist Brad Paisley will headline the first CMT Most Wanted Live tour, which will hit 44 cities this fall starting Sept. 19 in Phoenix and winding down with a Dec. 12-14 stand Arista Nashville country artist Brad Paisley wil ...

  16. Country Artists Flock To Detroit

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Jones, Tracy Byrd, and Aaron Tippin will be the nightly headliners for Detroit's 20th annual Budweiser Downtown Hoedown. Bearing the theme "United We Stand," the free country music festival is George Jones, Tracy Byrd, and Aaro ...

  17. Jackson Trades Places With J. Lo At No. 1

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Valentine's Day and the extended U.S. President's Day weekend led music retailers to their strongest week this year, and Alan Jackson's "Drive" took full advantage. The Arista Nashville set cruises ba Valentine's Day an ...

  18. J. Lo. Kicks Jackson Out Of No. 1

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez's "J to Tha L-O!" ends the three-week run of Alan Jackson's "Drive" atop The Billboard 200, and makes Lopez the first artist to rule the chart with a remix album. Lopez' Epic album sold Jennifer Lope ...

  19. Jackson Holds Off Creed For A Third Week At No. 1

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) cruises to a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 189,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Although the total is an 18% decline fr Alan Jackson's "Drive&q ...

  20. On The Rise: Steve Holy Shines With 'Blue Moon'

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Steve Holy is anything but an overnight sensation. Nearly 18 months after the release of his debut album, "Blue Moon" (Curb Records), he has hit big with his first No. 1 country single, "Good Morning Steve Holy is anything but an over ...

  21. Jackson Stays Driven At No. 1

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, even after experiencing a typical second week decline of 46% to sales of 230,000 units, accord Alan Jackson's "Drive&q ...

  22. Tritt, Brooks & Dunn, Keith, McGraw Lead ACM Noms

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Travis Tritt scored a leading nine nominations on the first ballot for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, to be handed out May 21 in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS. Brooks & Travis Tritt scored a leading nine nominatio ...

  23. Alan Jackson Shifts Tour Into High Gear

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alan Jackson will kick off a U.S. tour next Friday (Feb. 1) in Champaign, Ill. The country artist is riding high after his new Arista album, "Drive," debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboar Alan Jackson will kick off a U.S. tour ...

  24. Jackson 'Drives' Straight To No. 1

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) speeds to the top of The Billboard 200 after selling a potent 423,000 units -- the highest January debut in the SoundScan era -- and bounces Creed's "Weathere Alan Jackson's &qu ...

  25. Garth's 'Scarecrow' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    November 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol) thunders its way to the top of The Billboard 200 this week on sales of 466,000 units, according to SoundScan, leading a charge of five top-10 debuts. "Scarecrow," w Garth Brooks' &quo ...