1. Jeezy Unveils Tracklist For 'TM 104' With Features From Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Cee Lo Green & More

    August 19, 2019 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 For Jeezy's final album, he's looking to close his decorated career with a bang. On Monday (Aug. 19), he unveiled the tracklist for TM 104 -- which he revaled last year would be his last LP before retirement -- with guest appearances by Me ...

  2. A History of Remixes Affecting the Top of the Billboard Hot 100, From Mariah Carey to Lil Nas X

    July 17, 2019 5:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's practically a remix arms race at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 these days. Last Thursday (July 11), Billie Eilish debuted her new version of "Bad Guy," the No. 2 song on the chart, now featuring her longtime pop idol Justin Bi ...

  3. Garth Brooks Dives into Seven-City Bar Tour

    July 08, 2019 1:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 The outing promotes "Dive Bar," his new duet with Blake Shelton Garth Brooks is embarking on a dive bar tour in honor of “Dive Bar,” his new single with Blake Shelton .    Brooks broke the news Sunday night on his weekly Facebook fan chat, ...

  4. Billboard's 2019 Country Power Players Event Honors Cindy Mabe, Luke Combs

    June 05, 2019 12:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2019 Billboard Country Power Players list has been revealed and the honorees were celebrated on Tuesday evening (June 4) at the Dream Nashville Hotel. The invite-only star-studded event sponsored by Shiner recognized the top 100 Country Music Po ...

  5. Producer Polow da Don to Launch Young Country Radio Station: Exclusive

    June 03, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Well known as a producer for Rihanna , Nicki Minaj , Usher , Chris Brown and Fergie , among others, Polow da Don is used to crafting radio-ready hits. Now, the Grammy-nominated producer is switching gears by launching a terrestrial country radio sta ...

  6. Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Runaway June & More to Perform On 2019 CMT Music Awards Side Stage

    May 30, 2019 8:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 The upcoming 2019 CMT Music Awards promises more performances than ever before. With the addition of the Ram Trucks Side Stage, country music’s up-and-coming talent will also have their time in the spotlight. Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Mitchell Ten ...

  7. Kane Brown's 'Good' Week Brings Fourth Country Airplay No. 1, Blake Shelton Surges In Streaming

    May 29, 2019 11:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kane Brown 's "Good as You" ascends 2-1 in its 21st week on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated June 1), increasing by 6% to 39.9 million audience impressions in the week ending May 27, according to Nielsen Music. On the ai ...

  8. Keith Urban Will Assist In Multimedia Tribute to Don Williams: Exclusive

    May 20, 2019 9:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 The musical legacy of late Country Music Hall of Fame member Don Williams will be celebrated with a multimedia event this fall that brings together Keith Urban , The Nashville Symphony and former members of Williams’ band, Billboard  has learned. Se ...

  9. Kirk Franklin's 'Just for Me' Jumps Onto Hot Gospel Songs Chart

    May 02, 2019 12:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, Tasha Cobbs Leonard climbs and I Am They goes top 10. Kirk Franklin 's "Just for Me" rockets onto Billboard 's streaming-, airplay- and sales-powered Hot Gospel Songs chart (dated May 4) at No. 6. Franklin earns his record- ...

  10. Kirk Franklin's 'Just for Me' Jumps Onto Hot Gospel Songs Chart

    May 02, 2019 12:27 PM EDT Plus, Tasha Cobbs Leonard climbs and I Am They goes top 10. Kirk Franklin 's "Just for Me" rockets onto Billboard 's streaming-, airplay- and sales-powered Hot Gospel Songs chart (dated May 4) at No. 6. Franklin earns his recor ...

  11. Jason Aldean Reflects On Receiving ACM Artist of the Decade: 'I'm Proud That I Get to Be That Guy'

    April 05, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten years ago, Jason Aldean was in the audience when George Strait received the Academy of Country Music Awards’ artist of the decade award. "I remember thinking, ‘Man, what a cool feeling it must be to know not only were you kick-ass for a yea ...

  12. Behind the 'Breakthrough' Soundtrack, Featuring New Music from Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Lauren Alaina & More

    April 04, 2019 10:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 After watching a screening of Breakthrough , 20th Century Fox’s faith-based theatrical release that tells the true story of a young man who survived 45 minutes without a pulse after being submerged in an icy lake, UMG Nashville president Cindy Mabe ...

  13. Jason Aldean Could Make History at 2019 ACM Awards

    March 29, 2019 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aldean could be the first person since Garth Brooks to take home entertainer of the year & artist of the decade on the same night. Jason Aldean is in a position to make history at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony on Apri ...

  14. ACM Awards Announce Duet Performances From Kane Brown & Khalid, Brandi Carlile & Dierks Bentley, More

    March 26, 2019 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus: Kelly Clarkson will perform with both Jason Aldean & Dan + Shay. The ACM Awards will feature collaborations between pop star Khalid and Kane Brown , three-time Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile with Dierks Bentley and pop star Kelly Clarkson pu ...

  15. Dierks Bentley Joins Performers Lineup for NFL Draft

    March 21, 2019 4:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country star Dierks Bentley has joined the list of scheduled performers for next month’s NFL Draft festivities.     Bentley will perform a free outdoor concert April 27 in downtown Nashville to coincide with the draft and the running of the Nashvill ...

  16. Tim McGraw, CeCe Winans to Perform During NFL Draft

    March 19, 2019 2:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 The stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee, in April. The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26 and Grammy-w ...

  17. Kane Brown Countersues Producer Polow Da Don In Contract Dispute

    March 18, 2019 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country star Kane Brown and Atlanta-based producer Polow Da Don are embroiled in a contract dispute that has both sides claiming they are owed money.    The Grammy-nominated producer, whose real name is Jamal Jones, sued Brown in February claiming b ...

  18. Diplo Set to Spin at Country Music Festival Stagecoach: Exclusive

    February 27, 2019 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Stagecoach, the country music festival slated for April 26-28 in Indio, Calif., has added Diplo to the bill.  The superstar electronic DJ will host an afterparty in the Palomino tent April 28, dubbed Stagecoach Late Night in Palomino featuring Diplo ...

  19. Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay Lead 2019 ACM Awards Nominations: Full List

    February 20, 2019 9:10 AM EST 0 0 0 UPDATE: Here are all the winners from the 2019 ACM Awards. With six nominations, Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the pack for the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards, to be held April 7 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Dan Smyers, ...

  20. Kacey Musgraves' 'Rainbow' Shines at Country Radio Following Grammy Performance and Wins

    February 12, 2019 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Is Musgrave's 'Golden Hour' at radio finally here? Could Kacey Musgraves ’ four Grammy Award wins Feb. 10, including the coveted album of the year trophy, lead to country radio finally embracing the singer/songwriter?     MCA Nashvill ...

  21. Brantley Gilbert Aims to Make Big Noise With Lindsay Ell Collaboration 'Small Town'

    February 07, 2019 3:28 PM EST 0 0 0 New Single Shows A Vulnerable Side Of Rowdy Country-Rocker Between the dark clothing, the tattoos and the swaggering, hard-rock edge heard in his brand of country, Brantley Gilbert casts an intentional tough guy image. But “What Happens in a Small T ...

  22. Willie Nelson Honored by Kacey Musgraves, Dave Matthews & More at Grammy Producers & Engineers Salute

    February 07, 2019 2:47 PM EST 0 0 0 On Wednesday night in Los Angeles, the Grammy Producers and Engineers Wing held court at the iconic Village Studio for the 12th annual P&E honors. The kickoff to Grammy week honored Willie Nelson for his production work and other achievements. A ...

  23. Women Tackle Discrimination at Annenberg Inclusion Initiative's 'Moving the Needle: A Celebration of Women in Music' Panel

    February 06, 2019 9:29 PM EST 0 0 0 When USC Annenberg’s groundbreaking  “Inclusion in the Recording Studio?”  study was released last January, it hit the music industry like a bombshell. Among other stark statistics, the study revealed that across the Top 600 songs between 2012 and 2 ...

  24. Country Music Hall of Fame Guitarist Harold Bradley Dies at 93

    January 31, 2019 5:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Country Music Hall of Fame guitarist Harold Bradley, who played on hundreds of hit country records including "Crazy," ''King of the Road" and "Crying" and helped create "The Nashville Sound" with his brot ...

  25. Jake Owen to Perform Before Daytona 500

    January 31, 2019 2:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Country music singer Jake Owen will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500. Owen will take the stage ahead of the 61st running of the “Great American Race” at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17. A native Floridian, Owen featured Dayton ...

  26. Country Singer John Berry Reveals He Has Throat Cancer

    January 22, 2019 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Berry will undergo radiation and chemo before returning to the road Veteran country hitmaker John Berry is battling cancer, Billboard has learned.   “We started off this year with a hiccup and we want to tell you a little bit about that,” Berry reve ...

  27. Reggie Young, Session Guitarist for Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings and Highwaymen, Dies at 82

    January 20, 2019 11:59 PM EST 0 0 0 Guitarist Reggie Young , a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis Presley , Willie Nelson , Waylon Jennings , and many more, has died. He was 82. Friend and fellow Nashville Cats session musi ...

  28. Kane Brown to Receive Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2019: Exclusive

    January 15, 2019 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Music Business Association will recognize platinum-selling country artist Kane Brown with its Breakthrough Artist Award at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame dinner on May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville.  The award is pres ...

  29. Rosanne Cash to be Honored at New Haven Festival

    January 07, 2019 5:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash is being honored by the New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas.   The Americana and country artist is being given the festival’s Visionary Leadership Award for what the festival calls her “trailblazing wo ...

  30. Toby Keith to Perform at Oklahoma Governor's Inauguration

    January 02, 2019 4:09 AM EST 0 0 0 Country music star and Oklahoma native Toby Keith will be among the performers at a series of events marking the inauguration of incoming Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. The three inaugural events will take place between Jan. 10 and Jan. 14 in Lawton, Ok ...

  31. CMT Names Its 2019 'Listen Up' Class of Promising Newcomers, Including Mitchell Tenpenny and Tenille Townes

    December 18, 2018 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 CMT has picked its slate of 2019 Listen Up artists. The newcomers will be spotlighted across CMT’s platforms for the coming year.  CMT’s 2019 Listen Up artists are Brandon Lay, Dillon Carmichael, Gone West, HARDY, Ingrid Andress, Kylie Morgan, Laine ...

  32. Top Country Music Executives Weigh In on Billboard Country Airplay Chart's Historic Lack of Women Artists

    December 13, 2018 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the first time since the 1990 launch of Billboard ’s Country Airplay chart, the chart dated Dec. 8 included no female acts in the top 20 . Then history repeated itself for the chart dated Dec. 15. While the state of female artists on country rad ...

  33. Dierks Bentley Poser Dupes Woman Out of $160,000

    December 07, 2018 3:07 AM EST 0 0 0 A South Carolina woman has lost $160,000 in a Twitter scam involving someone posing as a country music star. The victim’s sister told Rock Hill police on Tuesday that she thought she had been sending cashier’s checks and gift cards to Dierks Bentley ...

  34. Chris Stapleton Triumphs, Garth Brooks Holds Back the Tears at 2018 CMA Awards: Recap

    November 15, 2018 12:17 AM EST 0 0 0 Three years ago, the Country Music Association Awards became a night of first triumph for Chris Stapleton. In tonight’s edition of the ABC telecast -- the 52nd year for the awards overall -- the singer continued that winning tone.   Though Keith Urb ...

  35. Nashville Law Firm Milom Horsnell Crow Kelley Adds New Partners

    November 08, 2018 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Milom Horsnell Crow Kelley, one of Nashville’s top entertainment law firms, has added attorneys Matthew Beckett and Molly Shehan as partners.  Founding partner, Mike Milom, a perennial entry on Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers list, says, “Chris [Horsn ...

  36. CMT New Mentorship Program Pairs Emerging Artists with Top Producers and Music Industry Leaders

    November 08, 2018 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 As part of its continuation of supporting emerging country artists, CMT has launched a year-long mentorship program for the industry’s next rising stars. The network will extend its Artist Discovery initiative by hosting 12 unsigned developing count ...

  37. Chris Tomlin Sets 'Holy Roar' Spring Tour, Album and Book: Exclusive

    October 22, 2018 5:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Those who haven’t spent much time in a church pew lately might be surprised to learn that the hymns most folks were raised on have been replaced by modern worship music, and the guy responsible for the lion’s share of those anthems is Chris Tomlin . ...

  38. Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West & Johnny Gimble Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 21, 2018 11:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs , singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame . The three artists were inducted Sunday at the Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, in a cer ...

  39. Carrie Underwood Inspires as Women Lift Each Other up at CMT Artists of the Year

    October 18, 2018 3:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 This one’s for the girls, during a night when CMT honored all female stars, from Loretta Lynn to Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini, at their annual Artists of the Year show in an empowering night of lifting up each other.    Although female arti ...

  40. Las Vegas Strip Dims Lights to Mark Anniversary of Route 91 Massacre

    October 02, 2018 4:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Las Vegas' casinos dimmed their lights and shooting survivors formed a human chain to mark the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 850. At 10:40 p.m. on Monday, hundreds of survivors of the ...

  41. Carrie Underwood's 'Cry Pretty' on Course For No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    September 17, 2018 10:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood is on course for her fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as her latest release, Cry Pretty , may debut atop the tally next week. According to industry forecasters, the album, which was released on Sept. 14 via Capitol Nas ...

  42. George Strait Pays Tribute to Late Drummer Michael A. Kennedy: 'Our Hearts Are Broken'

    September 03, 2018 3:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music star George Strait says he’s heartbroken over the death of his longtime drummer in a highway accident near Nashville. Strait spokeswoman Ebie McFarland confirmed 59-year-old Michael A. Kennedy of Baxter, Tennessee, died Friday. The Ten ...

  43. Dolly Parton Receives Award Named After Her In Tennessee

    August 13, 2018 2:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music star Dolly Parton has been honored with a leadership award that is named after her. The singer and actress received Leadership Tennessee’s first-ever Dolly Parton Excellence in Leadership Award on Saturday at the Country Music Hall of ...

  44. Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line's 'Meant to Be' Ties for Longest Reign in Hot Country Songs Chart's History

    July 23, 2018 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 The song rules for a 34th week, matching the command of Sam Hunt's 'Body Like a Back Road' in 2017. Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line 's "Meant to Be" logs a record-tying 34th week atop Billboard 's Hot Country S ...

  45. Kelly Willis Talks New Record, Collaborating With Her Husband, and Touring Again

    June 26, 2018 12:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the latest solo project from Kelly Willis ,  Back Being Blue , the Texas-based artist was produced by her husband – and frequent vocal collaborator – Bruce Robison . It’s a partnership that has worked well over the years. “Bruce is one of these p ...

  46. Country Jam Attendee Shoots Himself In Apparent Accident

    June 17, 2018 10:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 An investigation is underway after a man shot himself in the stomach, apparently by accident, at a country music festival in western Colorado.    The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel  reports the 30-year-old man, whose name has not been released, shot ...

  47. Room At The Top: Kane Brown, Darius Rucker And Minority Songwriters On Diversity in Country Music

    June 13, 2018 1:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Three weeks before Kane Brown’s “Heaven” ascended to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart in mid-May, the rising RCA artist texted Darius Rucker, whose “For The First Time” looked like a good candidate to succeed “Heaven” in the top spot. “He ...

  48. Sam Hunt Scores His Highest Country Airplay Chart Debut With 'Downtown's Dead'

    May 22, 2018 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, Kane Brown notches his first multi-week No. 1 & top 10 action for Darius Rucker. Sam Hunt debuts his first new single since "Body Like a Back Road," which ruled Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart for a record 34 weeks (sta ...

  49. Jason Isbell Rides Grammy Success to Americana Music Nominations

    May 15, 2018 11:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Isbell leads the nominees for the Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards with nods in four categories, thanks to his critically acclaimed album The Nashville Sound,  which earned him two Grammy Awards earlier this year. Also among the ...

  50. Billy Ray Cyrus Among Inductees into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

    May 10, 2018 5:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Ray Cyrus , David “Stringbean” Akeman and four other artists are being inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Hall will induct its latest class Friday night at the Renfro Valley Entertainment Cen ...

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