1. After Lady Antebellum and Band Perry, Who Will Be Next Country Stars to Emerge From State/County Fair Circuit?

    August 21, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Mockingbird Sun Lady Antebellum did it. The Band Perry did it. Now Mockingbird Sun hopes it can repeat the process. The band, represented by the Paradigm booking agency and HK Management but not yet signed to a label, played what could be a predic ...

  2. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Gary Overton, More at Country Radio Seminar's Day Two

    February 24, 2012 1:24 PM EST (L-R): Kellie Pickler, Sony Music Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton, Sara Evans and Headline Country's Storme Warren take in the Sony/BMG Cruise at CRS day two. (Photo: Alan Poizner) Country Radio Seminar attendees had a lot of choices for ...

  3. Miranda Lambert Leads Early ACM Awards Winners

    April 03, 2011 10:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The House That Built Me" helped Miranda Lambert quickly match her win total from last year's Academy of Country Music awards on Sunday night, while Lady Antebellum took home three trophies, including as artist and producer on album o ...

  4. 2011 Oscars: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne , who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an ...

  5. Did The Charts Predict This Year's Grammy Award Winners?

    February 15, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 From such surprise honorees as Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding to Lady Gaga 's egg-shell-ent adventure, the 53rd Grammy Awards offered a host of highlights . Did the victors' Billboard chart performances, however, foretell their fortune ...

  6. Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Check here for winners in the major categories of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards: Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The W ...

  7. Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney Lead ACM Award Nominations

    February 01, 2011 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 M iranda Lambert , one of country music's hottest entertainers, led the way on Tuesday with seven nominations for the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including her first Entertainer of the Year nod. Lambert learned firsthand of her ...

  8. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM EST 0 0 0 As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.com gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best original ...

  9. Trent Reznor, A.R. Rahman Earn 2011 Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 9:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The 2011 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 25), and among the top nominees in the music categories is Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor , who is nominated for best original score for the Facebook-inspired film, "The Soc ...

  10. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.biz gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best origin ...

  11. Eminem, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga Lead Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2010 11:14 PM EST 0 0 0 It looks like Eminem's triumphant 2010 comeback will extend into next year, as the rapper has earned a leading 10 nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards including album of the year (for "Recovery") and record and song of the ye ...

  12. Brad Paisley Wins Entertainer of the Year at CMA Awards

    November 10, 2010 11:20 PM EST 0 0 0 The Country Music Association Awards were Miranda Lambert 's and Blake Shelton 's party, but Brad Paisley crashed the festivities. Lambert won three awards, including album of the year, on her 27th birthday and her fiance Shelton grabbed t ...

  13. Lady Antebellum Releasing Christmas EP Oct. 12

    October 04, 2010 11:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Antebellum plans to record its third album in 2011, but before that it has a holiday present planned for its fans. The crossover country trio will release a six-song EP, entitled "A Merry Little Christmas," on Oct. 12 exclusively thr ...

  14. Video: Country Summit Stars Get Candid

    June 10, 2010 3:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tennessee is wall-to-wall with special music events this week from the CMT Music Awards to Bonnaroo , and Billboard was part of the action as the genre's stars converged for our Country Summit on June 7 and 8. Our cameras caught up with a numbe ...

  15. Tom Douglas: Billboard Country Music Summit

    Tom Douglas: Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 10, 2010 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 BB_CMS2010_TomDouglas nashville , country music summit , Tom Douglas , Tom Douglas Videos Tom Douglas ...

  16. Strait Heads Home On 'Honkytonkville'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Strait will on June 10 deliver "Honkytonkville," his 31st release for MCA Records. Bumped up from an originally planned June 24 release, the album marks the first time the country artist has re George Strait will on June 10 deliver ...

  17. Gilman Gives Stepanek's 'Heartsongs' A Musical Voice

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Even at age 12 when he scored with his debut single, "One Voice," Billy Gilman showed unusual maturity. Now, with "Music Through Heartsongs - Songs Based on the Poems of Mattie J.T. Stepa ...

  18. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BO ...

  19. Hot Product

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Lee Ann Womack, Pulp, Mana, and more. 'Worth' Winning Most artists go into the studio hoping to record hit songs that will strike a chord with their audience, but country songstress Lee Ann Womack aims for more t ...

  20. Country Acts Do Their 'Share' Vs. Substance Abuse

    November 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Martina McBride, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Rhett Akins are among a group of country artists who took part in the recording of the feature song for a disc that will benefit drug and alcohol treatment p Martina McBride, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Rhett ...

  21. Yearwood Goes All 'Out'

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Trisha Yearwood knows that lightning doesn't strike twice. So after she released the MCA Nashville album "Real Live Woman" in March 2000, Yearwood says, she "didn't know what to do" as a follow-up. Af Trisha Yearwood kn ...