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Matt Stell Scores First No. 1 Single With “Prayed for You”

Matt Stell Scores First No. 1 Single With “Prayed for You”

Matt Stell’s debut single, “Prayed for You,” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. Penned by Matt, Allison Veltz and Ash Bowers, “Prayed for You” is featured on Matt’s 2019 debut EP, Everywhere But On. Matt is the fist artist to reach No. 1 with a debut single since Jimmie Allen’s…MORE

Zac Brown Band’s “The Owl” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart

Zac Brown Band’s “The Owl” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart

Zac Brown Band’s sixth studio album, The Owl, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The Owl moved 106,000 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music, which was also good enough for No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, one spot behind Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding (149,000 units). “We’ve been working tirelessly…MORE

Luke Combs Is 2 Weeks Shy of Shania Twain’s All-Time Billboard Chart Record

Luke Combs Is 2 Weeks Shy of Shania Twain’s All-Time Billboard Chart Record

Luke Combs is inching closer to one of country music’s most impressive records. Once again this week, Luke’s 2017 debut album, This One’s for You, is No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The double-Platinum album, which has moved 2 million units according to the RIAA, has now spent 48 weeks at No. 1.…MORE

Luke Combs Inches Closer to Shania Twain’s All-Time Chart Record

Luke Combs Inches Closer to Shania Twain’s All-Time Chart Record

Once again this week, Luke Combs’ 2017 debut album, This One’s for You, is No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The double-Platinum album, which has moved 2 million units according to the RIAA, has now spent 46 weeks at No. 1. Only Shania Twain’s Come On Over, which led for 50 weeks from…MORE

Tyler Childers’ “Country Squire” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

Tyler Childers’ “Country Squire” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

Tyler Childers’ new album, Country Squire, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart this week. Produced by Sturgill Simpson and Dave Ferguson, Country Squire moved 32,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. The nine-song offering marks the Kentucky native’s first No. 1 album. Tyler’s sophomore album, Purgatory, peaked at No.…MORE

Luke Combs Makes History With 6th Consecutive No. 1 Single “Beer Never Broke My Heart”

Luke Combs Makes History With 6th Consecutive No. 1 Single “Beer Never Broke My Heart”

Luke Combs is breaking his own records. Luke’s current single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” ascended to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week. With his latest No. 1 single, Luke is first country artist in history whose first six singles have reached No. 1, following previous chart-toppers “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It…MORE

Miranda Lambert’s New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Debuts in Top 20

Miranda Lambert’s New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Debuts in Top 20

Miranda Lambert is feeling fresh. The Texas native’s new single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after being released to country radio on July 18. The feat marks Miranda’s second-highest debut on the Airplay chart, following 2016’s “Vice,” which launched at No. 18. The…MORE

Lee Brice Scores 6th No. 1 Single With “Rumor”

Lee Brice Scores 6th No. 1 Single With “Rumor”

Lee Brice scored his sixth No. 1 single as “Rumor” hit the top spot on both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. Co-penned by Lee, Ashley Gorley and Kyle Jacobs, “Rumor” is Lee’s first No. 1 single since “Drinking Class” reached the top of the Mediabase chart in Summer 2015. “Watching…MORE

Billboard Reveals 2018’s Top 10 Country Artists, Singles, Albums & More

Billboard Reveals 2018’s Top 10 Country Artists, Singles, Albums & More

As 2018 begins to wind down, Billboard has released its top listening trends of the year, including the most-played country artists, singles, albums and more. Check out a few of Billboard’s Top 10 lists below. For more comprehensive lists, visit billboard.com. 2018 Top Country Airplay Songs “Heaven” | Kane Brown “Get Along” | Kenny Chesney…MORE

Still Spinning

Still Spinning

For the second consecutive week, Luke Combs’ debut single, “Hurricane,” is No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Luke is the first solo male artist to accomplish that feat with his debut single since Darius Rucker in 2008 with “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.”MORE

The 10 Best-Selling Digital Songs of 2016 Include Tunes by Dan + Shay, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini—But Who’s No. 1?

The 10 Best-Selling Digital Songs of 2016 Include Tunes by Dan + Shay, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini—But Who’s No. 1?

According to Billboard and Nielsen Music, individual track sales took a hit in 2016, dropping from 113.9 million units sold in 2015 to 87.5 million units in 2016. Even with the 26.4-million decline, two artists managed to release singles that soared over the 1-million mark: Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y” (1.37 million) and Tim McGraw’s “Humble…MORE

Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” Becomes Just the Third Song to Top All FOUR Billboard Country Charts

Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” Becomes Just the Third Song to Top All FOUR Billboard Country Charts

Last week we reported that Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” tripled-up by simultaneously occupying the top spot on three Billboard charts: Country Airplay, Hot Country Songs (airplay/sales/streaming) and Country Digital Song Sales. Well, this week Keith has homered as “Blue Ain’t Your Color” simultaneously occupies the top spot on all four of Billboard’s Nielsen…MORE

The 10 Best-Selling Country Albums of 2016 Include Blake Shelton, Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood—But Who’s No. 1?

The 10 Best-Selling Country Albums of 2016 Include Blake Shelton, Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood—But Who’s No. 1?

According to Billboard and Nielsen Music, 2016 country albums sales were down 11 percent from 2015. Interestingly enough, the top-selling album of 2016—Chris Stapleton’s Traveller—was released in 2015, and so were two other albums in the Top 10: Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up and Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller. Sam Hunt’s Montevallo was released in 2014. With sales…MORE

Garth Brooks Accomplishes a Feat of Garth-onian Proportions

Garth Brooks Accomplishes a Feat of Garth-onian Proportions

For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, a country artist has three of the Top 5 albums on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. His name? Mr. Garth “The Thunder Rolls” Brooks. According to Billboard, Garth holds slots No. 2, 3 and 4 on the chart with Christmas Together, the Christmas Together/Gunslinger boxed set and…MORE

Dolly Parton Back on Top With First No. 1 Album in More Than 25 Years

Dolly Parton Back on Top With First No. 1 Album in More Than 25 Years

The pure and simple fact of the matter? After more than 25 years, Dolly Parton has a Billboard No. 1 album, Pure & Simple. The Tennessee songstress topped the charts for the first time since her album Eagle When She Flies peaked at No. 1 in May 1991. According to Nielsen, Pure & Simple sold…MORE

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CMA Awards

CMA Awards

Hosted by Carried Underwood with special guests Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13 on ABC (photo by Tammie Arroyo).