1. Billy Currington's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

    August 15, 2017 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 When you stop to consider the career of Billy Currington , chances are you might think of love songs. After all, his first number one was the steamy “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right.” And, since then, he’s added plenty of material to serve as inspirat ...

  2. Billy Currington's 'Do I Make You Wanna' Makes It to No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart

    August 02, 2017 9:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Currington 's "Do I Make You Wanna" jumps 4-1 in its 36th week on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated Aug. 12), gaining by 10 percent to 44 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending July 30, according t ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Country Newcomer Kane Brown Talks New Single, Touring with Florida Georgia Line

    August 23, 2016 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 RCA recording artist Kane Brown spent most of his childhood on the move. The singer, who has just released a new single, “Thunder In The Rain,” says that family economics dictated those moves. “Growing up, we really didn’t have a lot of money,” he r ...

  5. Easton Corbin's 'Are You With Me' Finally a U.S. Single After Detour as EDM Hit

    May 19, 2016 5:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lost Frequencies' sped-up dance version has racked up 170-plus million YouTube Views and a KFC commercial. Easton Corbin ’s “Are You With Me” has barely found its way onto the Country Airplay chart, but it has already won song of the year. Odd ...

  6. Billy Currington & “Don't It” Songwriters No. 1 Party

    Billy Currington & “Don't It” Songwriters No. 1 Party

    August 05, 2015 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 America's Morning Show's Erika Grace Powell talks with Billy Currington and “Don't It” songwriters Jaren Johnston, Ross Copperman and Ashley Gorley at a party celebrating the song going No. 1. nash tv , country weekly , dont it , coun ...

  7. What The Hey!? Kelsea Ballerini 
Calls 'Dibs' On a Three-Letter Word

    July 29, 2015 9:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new country star stays cheery with the follow-up to her chart-topping debut. Kelsea Ballerini is putting a whole new spin on that old adage about making hay while the sun shines. She sings “Oh, hey” at the start of the first and second verses in ...

  8. Blake Shelton Tops Billboard's Country Airplay Chart for the 20th Time

    June 30, 2015 10:36 AM EDT Blake Shelton steps to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated July 11) as "Sangria" (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) rises 2-1. The coronation marks Shelton's record-extending 15th consecutive No. 1 on ...

  9. Billy Currington Looks to Score With 'Football Problem'

    June 18, 2015 3:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 During his high-school years in Georgia, Billy Currington thought he'd use football as a launching pad into adulthood. He played running back on offense for the Effingham County Rebels and split his time between cornerback and defensive end on ...

  10. Taylor Swift No. 1, Florence + The Machine & Jason Derulo Hit Top Five on Billboard Artist 100

    June 12, 2015 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Swift logs a 28th week as the country's top musical act, while new albums by Florence + the Machine & Derulo help the acts surge. Taylor Swift tops the Billboard Artist 100 (dated June 20) for a record-extending 28th week. She remains the t ...

  11. Billy Currington Starts Celebrating 'Summer Forever': 'I Just Want Everyone to Be Happy'

    June 01, 2015 6:48 PM EDT As much as Billy Currington is on the road, it's easy to imagine that the singer might tend to get a little confused from time to time as to his location at a given time.   "I always lose track of where I'm at," he told Billbo ...

  12. 'World-Class Creeps,' Stormtroopers and Clueless Moms: When the Audience Becomes the Show

    May 28, 2015 5:20 PM EDT People go to concerts to see the performers, of course, but watching the audience can often be every bit as entertaining. For the stars looking out from the stage, it’s often like giving and getting a show at the same time. Eric Church has talked ...

  13. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift Blasts Onto Pop Songs With 'Bad Blood'

    May 25, 2015 3:00 PM EDT 15.382 k 535 945 The song just misses the record - which she holds - for highest debut. Plus, new No. 1s for Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifa, Billy Currington, Of Monsters and Men & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard c ...

  14. Tim McGraw Defends Sandy Hook Concert, Opener Billy Currington Drops Out

    April 17, 2015 4:51 PM EDT 1.276 k 51 67 Tim McGraw is standing by his plans to headline a Sandy Hook benefit concert in Hartford, Conn., following a backlash from gun rights advocates.  Tim McGraw to Headline Sandy Hook Benefit Concert "Let me be clear regarding the concert f ...

  15. Sam Hunt Rates a Perfect 10 Atop Hot Country Songs With 'Take Your Time'

    April 16, 2015 4:58 PM EDT 11.757 k 132 21 The song becomes just the 16th No. 1 all-time to reign for at least 10 weeks. Plus, moves for Billy Currington & Thomas Rhett. Sam Hunt 's "Take Your Time" does just that atop Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart (d ...

  16. Blake Shelton's 'Neon Light' Shines Atop Country Airplay Chart

    November 11, 2014 2:35 PM EST He extends his active streak of No. 1s to 13. Blake Shelton boasts the longest active No. 1 streak on Billboard 's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, and he adds yet another leader on this week's chart (dated Nov. 22), as "N ...

  17. Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Is Music Publishing's Big Winner in Q3

    November 04, 2014 10:06 AM EST Sam Smith was publishing’s big winner in the third quarter. His “Stay With Me” ranks first for airplay, with both Sony/ATV and Universal Music Publishing Group holding an interest in the ballad, while his guest turn on Disclosure ’s “Latch” (UMP ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Atlas Music Group Acquires Combustion Music Catalog, Forms JV

    September 29, 2014 3:08 AM EDT In its first acquisition, Atlas Music Group has bought the catalog of Combustion Music , the Nashville-based music publishing firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Atlas Music and Combustion Music are also forming a jo ...

  20. Atlas Music Group Acquires Combustion Music Catalog, Forms JV

    September 29, 2014 3:08 AM EDT In its first acquisition, Atlas Music Group has bought the catalog of Combustion Music , the Nashville-based music publishing firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Atlas Music and Combustion Music are also forming a join ...

  21. Does Country Music Need An Alcohol Intervention?

    July 29, 2014 5:42 PM EDT The stewardess in Dierks Bentley 's "Drunk on a Plane" is "leanin', pourin' Coke and whiskey." The woman in Lady Antebellum 's "Bartender" is ordering a double shot of Crown. The guy in Brad Paisley ...

  22. Billy Currington Sued By Georgia Boat Captain

    May 07, 2014 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country singer Billy Currington is being sued by a Georgia tour boat captain who pressed criminal charges against him last year. More Boat News Miley Cyrus Tackles 'Turn Down For What' On A Boat: Watch Motörhead Announces 'MotörBoat&# ...

  23. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak ...

  24. Jack Johnson Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200, Avicii and Chris Young Aiming For Top 10

    September 20, 2013 9:06 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson is on course for his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, while EDM superstar and recent Billboard cover act Avicii is aiming for a top 10 debut with his first album, "True." Industry sources suggest ...

  25. Jack Johnson, Justin Moore Vying for No. 1 on the Billboard 200

    September 18, 2013 7:52 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and country singer Justin Moore are heading for the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. At the present, industry sources forecast that Johnson's new album, "From Here to Now to You," mig ...

  26. Billy Currington, 'We Are Tonight': Video Premiere

    September 17, 2013 12:00 AM EDT 3.138 k 73 1 0 The "Hey Girl" singer talks up his new album, "We Are Tonight" and gives Billboard a first look at his next video If, after listening to Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight" album you are singing along with ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Billy Currington Set to Face Court on Charges of Terrorist Threats, Abuse

    August 15, 2013 12:30 AM EDT A judge Wednesday scheduled an Oct. 4 trial date for country singer Billy Currington, who was charged in the spring with threatening a 70-year-old tour boat captain who cruised past the dock of a $3.5 million waterfront home in Georgia where the s ...

  30. Country Singer Billy Currington Charged for Threatening Behavior

    April 25, 2013 3:32 AM EDT Country singer Billy Currington was indicted Wednesday in Georgia on charges that he threatened bodily harm to a man older than 65. A Chatham County grand jury indicted Currington on charges of making terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly pe ...

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  32. Publishing Briefs: NMPA Announces Capitol Hill Showcase To Coincide With Royalty Hearings; Ole, BMG & Kobalt Signings; More

    November 27, 2012 3:57 PM EST -- The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has organized a songwriters' showcase for Nov. 28, the same day as the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet is holding hearings on music licensing. The e ...

  33. Canadian Music Week: 15 Things You Should Know About the Canadian Music Business

    March 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Canada is hot. The market north of the border continues to yield talent that scales the Billboard charts and drives sales worldwide, from Justin Bieber to Michael Bublé, Drake to Deadmau5, Avril Lavigne to Arcade Fire. These acts, among many other ...

  34. Billboard Touring Awards: U2, Journey, Jason Aldean Win Big

    November 10, 2011 9:35 PM EST 0 0 0 U2 , Journey , Kenny Chesney , Perry Farrell and Taylor Swift were among the winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Top touring industry award honorees included Live Nation (Top Promoter), C3 Pre ...

  35. Billboard Touring Awards: U2, Bon Jovi, Take That Are Top Finalists

    November 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2, Bon Jovi, Take That, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and Usher are among the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York City. The awards are primarily based on box office numbers re ...

  36. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newcome ...

  37. Kenny Chesney Makes History With Record Country Crowd in NY Area

    August 15, 2011 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The New York metro area, much maligned for its lack or affinity for country music, hosted what amounted to the market's first country festival in decades with the arrival of Kenny Chesney 's Goin' Coastal tour at the New Meadowlands S ...

  38. Kenny Chesney Video Q&A: On Touring, Music and Keeping Fans Happy

    June 08, 2011 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to believe that at one time, Kenny Chesney played in a bar in Brownwood, Texas on his 30th birthday and no one came. "It happened," Chesney assured Billboard's Ray Waddell in an interview at the annual Billboard Country ...

  39. Hot Tours: Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Enrique Iglesias

    March 31, 2011 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 K enny Chesney has begun his Goin' Coastal Tour after a year off from the live stage and takes this week's top Hot Tours ranking based on box office totals reported from the trek's initial five markets. Opening weekend was in Florida ...

  40. Kenny Chesney Returns to the Road With Goin' Coastal Tour

    January 13, 2011 5:58 PM EST 0 0 0 After taking 2010 off from touring, Kenny Chesney will return to the road in a big way in 2011 -- he just announced 41 new arena and amphitheatre dates on his Goin' Coastal Tour. These dates, along with 10 previously announced stadium shows (tw ...

  41. Weekly Chart Notes: P!nk, Bruno Mars, Band Perry

    December 02, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 'GLASS' CEILING: As previously reported , "Raise Your Glass" is the toast of the Billboard Hot 100 , rising 2-1 to become P!nk 's third No. 1. The artist born Alecia Moore last led with "So What" the week of Sept. ...

  42. Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band Announce Co-Headlining Tour

    November 04, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 K enny Chesney is returning to the road with a vengeance. Country music's top touring draw of the decade announced Thursday he will co-headline nine stadium dates next year with the Zac Brown Band , pairing two top road acts. Kenny Chesney: The ...

  43. Zac Brown Band Bows At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 29, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Z ac Brown Band nets its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "You Get What You Give" bows atop the list with 153,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The country act's major label debut, "The Foundation," p ...

  44. Maroon 5, Zac Brown Band Vying to Top Billboard 200 Next Week

    September 23, 2010 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 One close race for No. 1 may by followed by another, as both Maroon 5's "Hands All Over" and Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give" are aiming for the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry prognost ...

  45. Chart Beat Wednesday: Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Yoko Ono

    April 07, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 '20' TO 1: Zac Brown Band 's "The Foundation" becomes the eighth major label debut album in the Nielsen BDS-monitored data era to yield at least three No. 1s on Country Songs, as "Highway 20 Ride" rolls 2-1. The so ...

  46. Chart Beat Wednesday: Stone Temple Pilots, Easton Corbin, Lady Antebellum

    March 24, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 STONE ROCK: Stone Temple Pilots touch down on Alternative Songs at No. 39 with "Between the Lines," the format cornerstone band's first entry on the list since 2003. The Scott Weiland-led group's new track concurrently starts as ...

  47. Chart Beat Wednesday: Muse, Billy Currington, Mariah Carey

    March 10, 2010 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 TWO OUT OF THREE AIN'T BAD: Muse makes history on the Alternative Songs chart, "Resistance" charges 6-1. With the British band's former 17-week No. 1 "Uprising" at No. 3, the group becomes the first act in the survey� ...

  48. Keith Urban, Sugarland To Headline 2010 Stagecoach Festival

    October 08, 2009 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban , Toby Keith , Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland are confirmed to headline the fourth annual Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, it was announced today (Oct. 8). The two-day outdoor fest will take place April 24-25, 2010 ...

  49. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to c ...

  50. Brad Paisley Leads CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to ...

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