1. Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan Among Country Acts Who Take Business Beyond Music

    September 26, 2016 1:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Musicians view the years they spend in the honky-tonks as paying their dues for the music business. As it turns out, all that very specific training sets them up to succeed in other industries, too. Toby Keith owns dozens of racehorses, developed hi ...

  2. Garth Brooks' SiriusXM Channel a Tech Toy With Some Big Advantages

    September 19, 2016 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Garth Channel advances the country icon's life-long relationship with radio. During his commercial peak years in the 1990s, Garth Brooks was a staunch defender of country radio, famously resisting Capitol Records’ efforts to work his single ...

  3. CMA's 'Forever Country' Song Features Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson & 28 More Country Superstars: Listen

    September 16, 2016 7:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 50th Annual CMA Awards' celebratory star-studded spectacle of a song "Forever Country" was released Friday (Sept. 16) and it includes 30 of the genre's biggest names of past and present fame.  The song pays tribute to country ...

  4. Trisha Yearwood Names Her Top 5 Country Heartbreak Songs of All Time

    July 29, 2016 11:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Who knows a great country song better than Trisha Yearwood ? “She’s in Love With the Boy” kicked off her career in 1991 by making her the first female vocalist since Connie Smith in 1964 (“Once A Day”) to top the chart with her debut single. Since t ...

  5. Garth Brooks on Coming Out of Semi-Retirement and Wanting to Beat U2's Touring Record 'for Country Music's Sake'

    July 28, 2016 1:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Garth Brooks arguably was the biggest solo artist on the planet when, in October 2000, he announced that he would retire to Oklahoma until the youngest of his three daughters graduated high school. Though he periodically emerged for brief, sold-out ...

  6. Garth Brooks Announces His Own SiriusXM Channel, Preps For Yankee Stadium

    July 07, 2016 10:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The potential is infinite," Brooks tells Billboard. One the eve of a headline-making concert booking at New York’s Yankee Stadium, Garth Brooks has announced a new partnership with SiriusXM, putting him at the helm of his own 24-7 music s ...

  7. Garth Brooks to Perform in New York For First Time in 19 Years

    May 11, 2016 10:22 PM EDT Garth Brooks is set to perform in New York City for the first time in 19 years when he takes the stage at Yankee Stadium this summer. The country star announced Wednesday that he will play at the venue in the Bronx on July 9. His last performance ...

  8. Trisha Yearwood Talks Charting 'Passion' Hit, Christmas Album With Garth Brooks & More

    April 23, 2016 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week, Yearwood moves to No. 20 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts with “Broken,” a track from the FOX-TV presentation of “The Passion” that aired last month. It’s her highest appearance on the charts ever. Trisha Yearwood admits that th ...

  9. Watch Trisha Yearwood Transform Into Mary for Fox's 'The Passion'

    March 20, 2016 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country star Trisha Yearwood has shared a brief video of herself preparing for her role as Mary in Fox’ The Passion , a two-hour musical event airing live from New Orleans Sunday (March 20). 'The Passion': 5 Things We Can't Wait to Se ...

  10. 'The Passion' Stars Jencarlos Canela, Prince Royce & Chris Daughtry on Replacing Prayers With Pop Hits in Fox Biblical Musical

    March 10, 2016 12:44 PM EST 0 0 0 When Tyler Perry heard that Fox was creating an Easter TV special -- The Passion , a live musical depicting Jesus Christ's last mortal days airing 8 p.m. ET on March 20, Palm Sunday -- he knew, without question, what he had to do. "There&# ...

  11. Juanes, Seth MacFarlane Added to Frank Sinatra Tribute TV Concert

    December 01, 2015 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard previously reported that  Frank Sinatra ’s 100th birthday will be commemorated with an all-star TV special with performances from Tony Bennett , Celine Dion , Lady Gaga , and Usher , among many other Grammy winners and nominees.  Colombian ...

  12. Trisha Yearwood Talks Country Music Hall of Fame: 'To Have An Exhibit There Is an Honor'

    July 01, 2015 6:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Trisha Yearwood recalled how badly she wanted to move to Nashville 30 years ago. “It was 1985,” she remembered. “I knew I wanted to sing from the time I was 5 years old. I also came from a family that believed in education very strongly, so I also k ...

  13. Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood to Spin Their Favorite James Taylor Songs on SiriusXM

    June 19, 2015 4:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 You just might hear a Nashville power couples on the SiriusXM airwaves this weekend -- but not as recording artists. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will be hosting special guest DJ session on James Taylor 's limited-run SiriusXM channel. They ...

  14. Don Henley Previews Star-Studded New Album 'Cass County' in Nashville

    June 12, 2015 6:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 The week of the CMA Music Festival brings a wide variety of public figures to Nashville. One of the biggest sightings in town on Thursday was the legendary Don Henley , who stopped by Nashville’s Ruby to give invited guests a first listen to some of ...

  15. ACM Awards 2015: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Win Big

    April 20, 2015 12:17 AM EDT 1.259 k 127 37 In what has become the norm for country music award shows, the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards could aptly be titled the " Miranda Lambert Show" as the superstar bagged a haul that included song of the year, album of the year ...

  16. Garth Brooks' Top 25 Billboard Hits

    February 07, 2015 1:15 PM EST In honor of his birthday, a look at the superstar's top 25 Hot Country Songs hits. In honor of Garth Brooks' birthday today (Feb. 7) - happy 53rd! - here's a look at the 25 top hits that Brooks – the No. 1-selling album artist since ...

  17. Trisha Yearwood's 'Prizefighter' Punches Way Onto Top Country Albums Chart

    November 26, 2014 3:18 PM EST Yearwood scores her 12th top 10 and first since 2007. Plus, Brad Paisley notches his 31st Hot Country Songs top 10. With 13,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Trisha Yearwood 's Prizefighter: Hit After Hit enters Top Country Albums at ...

  18. Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel and More Honored at ASCAP's Centennial Awards Gala

    November 18, 2014 9:54 AM EST Stevie Wonder gave an emotional speech that silenced the crowd, Garth Brooks was misty eyed and Billy Joel was classic when he performed "New York State of Mind." The ASCAP Centennial Awards on Monday night honored the musical icons -- i ...

  19. Trisha Yearwood on 'Prizefighter' Album: 'It Feels Like a Long Time Coming'

    November 17, 2014 3:56 PM EST Today marks the release of Prizefighter: Hit After Hit, the new release from Trisha Yearwood . It's her first musical project since 2007's Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, and she's happy the wait is finally over. "It f ...

  20. Trisha Yearwood, Carlos Santana to Perform at World Series

    October 20, 2014 11:42 PM EDT Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series . Major League Baseball says Yearwood will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 1 on Tuesday when the San Franc ...

  21. Tim McGraw's 'Sundown' Shines at No. 1 on Top Country Albums

    September 25, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Tim McGraw fortifies his No. 2 standing on the list of artists with the most Nielsen SoundScan-era No. 1s on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as he collects his 15th leader with Sundown Heaven Town . The new set arrives with 71,000 sold, ...

  22. Chart Highlights: Meghan Trainor Tops Pop Songs With 'All About That Bass'

    September 22, 2014 5:15 PM EDT Her debut smash is the chart's record-tying fifth consecutive leader by a rookie act. Plus, new No. 1s for Iggy Azalea, Trey Songz, Tito 'El Bambino' & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboar ...

  23. Garth Brooks' 'People' Debuts In Country Airplay Chart's Top 20

    September 09, 2014 1:05 PM EDT The star returns with 'People Loving People,' which soars in at No. 19 Garth Brooks surges back onto Billboard 's Country Airplay chart dated Sept. 20, as "People Loving People," his first proper radio single in six year ...

  24. Kelly Clarkson Shares Adorable Photo of Baby Daughter Attending First Concert

    September 06, 2014 2:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kelly Clarkson has shared an adorable photo of her baby daughter, River Rose Blackstock, attending her very first concert. The honor went to Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood , who performed at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., on Sept. 5. Kelly ...

  25. Trisha Yearwood Signs With Sony, Announces New Album

    August 19, 2014 7:35 PM EDT Trisha Yearwood is back and gearing up for a very busy fall. On Tuesday evening (Aug. 19) at a press event in Nashville, the Grammy-winning vocalist announced she's signing with Sony Music Nashville, launching her own imprint, Gwendolyn Recor ...

  26. Trisha Yearwood Touring ‘Just Because,' Writing Third Cookbook, and Recording New Album

    February 18, 2014 12:02 PM EST In the past few years, Trisha Yearwood’s career has expanded from Grammy winning country chanteuse to best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning host of the Food Network show “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen,” but when a fan recently posed the question ...

  27. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke, Bastille End Year With New No. 1s

    December 30, 2013 6:00 PM EST Thicke's 'For the Rest of My Life' tops Adult R&B Songs, Bastille's 'Pompeii' takes over atop Adult Alternative Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday ...

  28. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorites Of 2013?

    December 20, 2013 8:15 PM EST Send in your picks for the best of 2013 to askbb@billboard.com. In the meantime, reader thoughts on Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Donna Summer As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb ...

  29. Eli Young Band Tops Hot Country Songs, Vets Return With Duets

    December 17, 2013 11:05 AM EST The group tallies its third No. 1, while Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton team up for debuts Eli Young Band notches its third leader on Billboard's Country Airplay chart with "Drunk Last Night" (3 ...

  30. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic Tops Adult Pop Songs, Beyonce Bows At R&B/Hip-Hop

    December 16, 2013 4:35 PM EST Plus, new No. 1s for late legend Donna Summer, Eli Young Band, Pop Evil and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed be ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather tha ...

  33. Hollywood Stars Join Kelly Clarkson's Holiday Special

    November 20, 2013 11:26 PM EST 0 0 0 NBC says Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and William Shatner are among those joining Kelly Clarkson's holiday special. The special, titled "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale," is also set to include country stars B ...

  34. Alabama Earns Highest Charting Album on Billboard 200

    September 05, 2013 5:35 PM EDT The veteran group bows at No. 8, and No. 2 on Top Country Albums, with its collaborative tribute collection. Plus, Luke Bryan leads Hot Country Songs for a third week Alabama posts its best rank and sales week in seven years on Top Country Albums ...

  35. Kelly Clarkson Is 'Wrapped in Red' for Holiday Album

    August 20, 2013 4:05 AM EDT For Kelly Clarkson, Christmas will arrive just in time for Halloween with the debut of her first-ever holiday album. The American Idol season-one winner announced that her new release, titled "Wrapped in Red," will drop on Oct. 29. " ...

  36. Carrie Underwood Builds An Uncertain Future On Classic Past

    August 07, 2013 4:16 PM EDT "I'm too proud to drop keys," says country superstar as she prepares to release "The Blown Away Tour: Live" DVD A blonde country singer in her late 20s sits nearly motionless, knees crossed while she belts out a from-the-g ...

  37. Garth Brooks, Toby Keith Play Sold-Out Twister Relief Concert

    July 07, 2013 10:44 AM EDT Some of country music's biggest stars, including Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and many others with ties to Oklahoma, played a sold-out show Saturday at the University of Oklahoma to raise money for the victims of the recent tornadoes that straf ...

  38. Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson Star in Toby Keith's Twister Relief Concert

    July 07, 2013 7:54 AM EDT Some of country music's biggest stars, including Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and many others with ties to Oklahoma, played a sold-out show Saturday at the University of Oklahoma to raise money for the victims of the recent tornadoes that straf ...

  39. Scalpers Pass On Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert

    July 05, 2013 4:30 AM EDT A concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims has drawn some of the biggest names in country music, but with proceeds intended for charity it is not attracting scalpers hoping to prey on an unsuspecting public. Oklahoma natives Toby Keith and Gart ...

  40. 'Alabama & Friends' Tribute to Feature Luke Bryan, Toby Keith & More (Exclusive)

    April 08, 2013 9:15 PM EDT Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney are among the artists paying tribute to Alabama on the legendary country group’s “Alabama & Friends.” The album, which will feature members of Alabama duetting with the acts on some of ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Garth Brooks Gets Teary During Country Hall of Fame Induction

    October 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Strait, Bob Seger and James Taylor were among the legends who honored Brooks on Sunday night. Garth Brooks promised he'd be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way in ...

  43. Ask Billboard: Chart Ch-ch-Changes

    October 12, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A deeper look at the decisions behind Billboard's renovation of the Country, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock and Latin Songs charts. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@bi ...

  44. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Honor the Greats At Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction

    October 08, 2012 5:37 PM EDT Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Cohn, Bekka Bramlett and J. Fred Knobloch were among those paying tribute Sunday night (Oct.7) as Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tony Arata were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hal ...

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