1. Tim McGraw Scores 50th Hot Country Songs Top 10

    August 14, 2014 6:35 PM EDT The star marks a major milestone, while wife Faith Hill makes a triumphant return to the top 10 herself. As Tim McGraw 's "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," featuring wife Faith Hill , jumps 11-7 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs c ...

  2. Joe Nichols No. 1 On Country Airplay; Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Hit Top 10, Florida Georgia Line Debuts

    July 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 'Yeah' is Nichols' fifth leader, McGraw and Hill score their fifth top 10 duet and FGL's 'Dirt' blasts in at No. 16 Joe Nichols nabs his fifth career leader and completes his first set of two straight No. 1s on Billboar ...

  3. Lionel Richie Gets 65th Birthday Tribute From Kid Rock at Concert Near Detroit

    June 21, 2014 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie turned 65 in style on Friday night (June 20), with Kid Rock in the flesh and a bunch of his other friends via video. The veteran pop icon had just finished the main portion of his set at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in the Detroit subu ...

  4. Big Machine, Cox Media Group Sign Direct Licensing Deal

    June 12, 2014 11:44 AM EDT Some country artists are getting more royalties when their music is played on AM/FM radio. Big Machine and Cox Media Group announced Thursday a direct licensing deal that will pay Big Machine for plays of its music on terrestrial and Internet radi ...

  5. Roscolusa Songwriters Festival: 'It's How Music Begins'

    May 20, 2014 11:50 AM EDT On Saturday (May 24), music fans of all genres will gather at (likely sunny) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., near Jacksonville, for the annual Roscolusa Songwriters Festival at Nocatee . Named after the event's original location (a waterfront venue ...

  6. Roscolusa Songwriters Festival: 'It's How Music Begins'

    May 20, 2014 11:05 AM EDT 6 3 0 Founder and singer/songwriter Kimberly Paige previews the May 24 Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., festival: 'Music begins with a song. Songwriters plant the seed' On Saturday (May 24), music fans of all genres will gather at (likely sunny) Ponte V ...

  7. Ask Billboard: How 'Good' Is Michael Jackson?!

    May 18, 2014 9:05 AM EDT The King of Pop - ahead of what's sure to be a highlight of the Billboard Music Awards - is back and adding to his legacy on Billboard charts As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb ...

  8. Mother's Day Lifts U.S. Album Sales For Second Week in a Row

    May 16, 2014 8:18 PM EDT Thanks to Mother's Day (May 11), album sales are up for a second week in a row for the first time since the week ending Dec. 22, 2013. Mother's Day gifting helped spur a 5 percent gain in sales in the week ending May 11 (4.6 million), wh ...

  9. Kip Moore Talks Intense New Single, Upcoming Tour With Tim McGraw

    May 07, 2014 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kip Moore was in the mood to talk Nashville, his new single, and Tim McGraw's b-ball skills ahead of a super-intimate gig for Chase Marriott Rewards cardmembers over the weekend at the Listening Room. "This city is exploding," he said ...

  10. Chart Highlights: Pharrell's 'Happy,' John Legend's 'All Of Me' Expand Reigns

    April 21, 2014 6:05 PM EDT 'Happy' takes over atop a sixth singular-format Billboard airplay chart, while 'All of Me' grants Legend his first Pop Songs and Rhythmic Songs No. 1s. Plus, new No. 1s for A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Fitz and t ...

  11. ACM Awards: Tim McGraw Duets With Faith Hill on New Single

    April 07, 2014 12:06 AM EDT One of the biggest events of the night during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards was the debut of Tim McGraw's new song, the traditional-flavored "Meanwhile Back At Mama's." From his upcoming Big Machine disc schedu ...

  12. George Strait, Miranda Lambert Crash the Party and Win Big at ACM Awards

    April 06, 2014 11:20 PM EDT It was Las Vegas' night to celebrate country music, as the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards celebrated the format in party fashion tonight with Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban reigning as the big winners with three trophies on the ...

  13. Ask Billboard: What Hits Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample?

    April 04, 2014 8:05 PM EDT As Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' equals the Hot 100 peak of the song it interpolates, Elton John's 'Your Song,' what other songs with samples or borrowed lyrics have fared as well as - better - than the originals? As always, ...

  14. Chart Moves: Justin Timberlake's 'Bad' Bounds Up Hot 100; Dierks Bentley Crowns Country Airplay; Enrique Iglesias Extends Latin Airplay Record With New No. 1

    March 28, 2014 12:53 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week and Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" soars to a new peak (No. 5). Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Passenger: ...

  15. Country Stars Will Invade Talk Shows in Lead-up to ACM Awards

    March 27, 2014 3:28 PM EDT The lead-up to April 6’s 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS will feature a country music invasion of network television.   Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw have shot customized ACM promos for CB ...

  16. Publishing Briefs: Zooey Deschanel Signs With Spirit, Tommy James Teams with Sony/ATV, BMG Chrysalis U.S. Buys Rights To 'Khumba'

    March 11, 2014 6:32 AM EDT Spirit Music Group has signed a multi-year North American publishing administration deal with Zooey Deschanel which includes her back catalog and future works.  In addition to her songwriting contributions as one half of the duo She & Him, she ...

  17. Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga Set For Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Opening Week

    February 10, 2014 12:39 PM EST Arcade Fire, Tim McGraw and a slew of Hollywood stars will also be stopping by. "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" has already announced its musical guest, U2, for its Feb. 17 premiere episode, but Fallon's first full week fea ...

  18. Chart Highlights: Pitbull & Ke$ha, Beyonce & Jay Z Score New No. 1s

    January 20, 2014 4:55 PM EST The former pair takes over atop Pop Songs with 'Timber,' while the latter twosome's 'Drunk in Love' crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Plus, new leaders for Demi Lovato, Avenged Sevenfold, Zac Brown Band and Elvis Crespo (al ...

  19. Luke Bryan Stepping Up to Stadiums on New Tour

    January 15, 2014 12:06 AM EST 0 0 0 Three years ago, Luke Bryan was a promising down-bill opening act. This summer he'll join the touring elite with three stadium dates planned as part of his That's My Kinda Night Tour. The country music star during a Tuesday morning news co ...

  20. Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears Win Big at People's Choice Awards

    January 08, 2014 11:17 PM EST Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" scores Favorite Album, while Spears gets nod for Favorite Pop Artist Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" was 2013's top-selling album, and at the 2014 People's ...

  21. The Year In Country 2013: Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise' to the Peak

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Florida Georgia Line-the duo of Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Ga.) not only top several year-end recaps but also bring their label home, Republic Nashville, to new heights. YEAR-END CHARTS:  Top Country Art ...

  22. Grammys 2014 Country Award Categories: Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill But No Ashley Monroe

    December 07, 2013 9:52 AM EST As most year-end critics' lists will undoubtedly proclaim, 2013 has been a year where newcomer Kacey Musgraves has dazzled with a sound that is both traditional and irreverent. That being said, it's little surprise that the singer finish ...

  23. Grammys 2014: Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift Lead Country Nominees

    December 07, 2013 9:52 AM EST As most year-end critics' lists will undoubtedly proclaim, 2013 has been a year where newcomer Kacey Musgraves has dazzled with a sound that is both traditional and irreverent. That being said, it's little surprise that the singer fini ...

  24. CMT's 'Artists of the Year' Special Honors Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & More

    December 04, 2013 1:54 AM EST 7 0 0 CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest. Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line ...

  25. Ron White To Host CMT's Artists Of The Year Special

    November 20, 2013 3:21 AM EST Comedian Ron White will host CMT's celebration of 2013's top country music stars, making this year's show something of a boys club. "CMT Artists of the Year" honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter ...

  26. Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Power Into Las Vegas Residency Encore

    November 18, 2013 9:28 AM EST Country music has always had a flair for the dramatic, and nowhere is that more apparent than on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul 2 Soul live show at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The couple signed on to do a second year of their show,  which ...

  27. Blake Shelton Scores 15th Country Airplay No. 1

    November 05, 2013 11:05 AM EST The coach on NBC's 'The Voice' narrowly bests Tim McGraw for the radio ranking's new leader In one of the tightest No. 1 battles since Billboard's Country Airplay chart switched from a plays-based to an audience impression ...

  28. Stones, Bon Jovi, Pink, Springsteen, Swift, Chesney, Jay-Z/JT Among Finalists For 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards

    October 22, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The top achievers in the touring world will be honored at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards, hosted by Gary Dell’Abate, aka Baba Booey, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show, and set for Nov. 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. ...

  29. Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean Among CMA Awards Performers

    October 08, 2013 4:48 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and most of the major nominees have signed on to perform at the Country Music Association Awards next month. Swift and Aldean were among the first round of performers announced Monday for the Nov. 6 show in Nashville, Te ...

  30. Chart Moves: Drake Tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs; Aloe Blacc Debuts (Without Avicii); Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock

    October 04, 2013 4:39 PM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" leaps to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." Who else dons chart crowns and makes notable news on song charts this week? -- Drake: In the ...

  31. Alan Jackson's 'Bluegrass' Red Hot On Top Country Albums Chart

    October 03, 2013 3:45 PM EDT The icon's sonic sojourn launches atop Bluegrass Albums and at No. 3 on Top Country Albums. Plus, moves for Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton Six months after scoring his second No. 1 start on Christian Albums with "Precious Mem ...

  32. Toby Keith To Tour Australia For the First Time

    September 26, 2013 3:21 AM EDT Toby Keith will embark on his first-ever tour of Australia in 2014, the American country star has revealed. Keith’s four-date “Hammer Down Under Tour to Australia” will kick off March 14 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. As previously reported ...

  33. Tim McGraw Notches 50th Country Airplay Top 10

    September 24, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The singer scores an historic milestone, as "Southern Girl" rises 12-9 It's a golden week for country superstar Tim McGraw, whose "Southern Girl" jumps 12-9 to become his 50th top 10 on Billboard's Country Airplay c ...

  34. Tim McGraw Preps New Music, 'Tomorrowland' Movie and Faith Hill's Comeback

    September 22, 2013 5:07 PM EDT Tim McGraw may have just released his latest album, "Two Lanes of Freedom," in January -- and capped off its accompanying tour with a performance at iHeartRadio Saturday night. But he's already begun work on the next record. "I ...

  35. iHeartRadio Music Festival Saturday: Justin Timberlake Takes Back the Night From Drake & Miley Cyrus

    September 22, 2013 9:31 AM EDT Paul McCartney opens, Bruno Mars delivers and Ke$ha (literally) stumbles on closing night in Las Vegas Structurally, there is nothing else quite like the iHeartRadio Music Festival. The two-day event, which concluded its third annual stint on S ...

  36. Tim McGraw Returning to Big Screen in Disney's 'Tomorrowland'

    September 16, 2013 9:05 AM EDT Tim McGraw, no stranger to the movie camera, will begin shooting a new film in the coming days.  Billboard has learned that the Big Machine recording artist will be a part of the upcoming Disney production, "Tomorrowland." Starring Georg ...

  37. Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 10, 2013 11:02 AM EDT Taylor Swift enjoyed the biggest one-week sales tally of any artist in country music last year, and it was no surprise that the singer likewise enjoyed a big morning on Tuesday, as nominations were announced for the 47th Annual Country Music Ass ...

  38. Toby Keith to Headline Australia's CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival

    September 02, 2013 12:26 AM EDT Toby Keith is heading Down Under for his first-ever Australian performance. The country superstar will headline the 2014 CMC Rocks the Hunter festival, on a bill that includes compatriots the Eli Young Band, Kellie Pickler, Craig Campbell, Paul Th ...

  39. America's Labor Party: 26 Country Songs for the American Worker

    September 01, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsletter, which ...

  40. Chart Moves: Lorde Keeps Leaping With 'Royals'; Miley Cyrus Debuts Next Single; Keith Urban Tops Country Airplay

    August 30, 2013 9:15 AM EDT As previously reported , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, spends a 12th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Katy Perry's "Roar" holds at No. 2. What other moves on the Hot 100 a ...

  41. Country Music: America’s Labor Party (feat. Spotify Playlist)

    August 29, 2013 11:13 AM EDT Within this article you'll find a playlist of every song mentioned within -- 26 in all -- that we hope will give an appropriate spin to your Labor Day weekend. This piece first appeared in our twice-weekly "Country Update" newsl ...

  42. Delta Country Jam Bringing Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler to Mississippi

    August 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT One doesn't need much of a history lesson about the Mississippi Delta region to know that music is a huge part of the area. Harbor Entertainment's Drew Dedo is well aware of this fact, and is excited to be helping celebrate that heritage ...

  43. Court Declines to Hear Curb Records' Lawsuit Against Tim McGraw

    August 10, 2013 9:13 AM EDT A federal court has declined to hear Curb Records' lawsuit against Tim McGraw and Big Machine Records, another setback in the label's legal fight with the country star. Curb Records Sues Tim McGraw in Federal Court A U.S. District Cour ...

  44. Chart Moves: Robin Thicke's Rare Double No. 1 Achievement, Maroon 5's New Top 10 Hit on Hot 100

    August 09, 2013 9:15 AM EDT As previously reported , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a whopping ninth week. The song also earns the largest airplay audience ever on the Hot 100 Airplay chart, racking up 219.8 million in a ...

  45. Chart Moves: 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa Make 'Fast & Furious' Rise; Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Set Country Airplay Record; Ke$ha Debuts On Hot 100

    June 07, 2013 12:02 PM EDT As previously reported , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notch a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Who else makes news on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?   -- 2 Chain ...

  46. Chart Highlights: Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Take 'Highway' To No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 03, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Seven years after Swift arrived with "Tim McGraw" - the song - the pair rules Country Airplay. Plus, Capital Cities take over atop Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Mon ...

  47. Exclusive: Tim McGraw Stars in the Premiere of Vevo's 'Turn Up The Music And Drive'

    May 31, 2013 10:00 AM EDT When Tim McGraw decided to name his latest album (and first for Big Machine) Two Lanes of Freedom , his second-year sponsors Pennzoil couldn’t have been more thrilled. Not only did the title’s car analogy match seamlessly with the motor oil’s ne ...

  48. Tim McGraw Talks 'Real Guy' Pitbull, Legendary John Fogerty and More for His 'Superstar Summer Night'

    May 17, 2013 7:00 PM EDT This Sunday night, Tim McGraw will help kick off the summer with his CBS special "ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night," and he says fans of different genres will find something to their liking. "There were a lot o ...

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