Billboard Chart Flash: Week of April 19 – 25

For the first time in 2010, one artist can say they finally bumped power trio Lady Antebellum from the top of the charts. Which chart was Lady A dethroned from and who is the lucky artist who did it? Find out in this week’s Billboard Chart Flash. If you thought Lady A was finally overtaken…

Josh Turner, “All Over Me”

Country crooner Josh Turner recently reached the top of the charts with his hit, “Why Don’t We Just Dance.” With hopes to once again reach that position, he’s released the second single off his album Haywire. During the summer radio season, the airwaves will be filled with fun, uptempo songs that paint images of various summer…

Keith Urban, “I’m In”

For the fifth single from his latest album Defying Gravity Keith Urban has chosen his cover of the Radney Foster song, “I’m In.” With the previous four singles from the album all peaking within the top five, does Keith do enough with this song to make it a hit on today’s mainstream radio? On “I’m In,” Keith Urban…

Laura Bell Bundy, Achin’ and Shakin’

Last Tuesday, broadway-turned-country star Laura Bell Bundy released her first album on Mercury Records Nashville titled Achin’ and Shakin’. In an effort to seperate herself from other newcomers, Bundy’s album takes a massive risk in delivering two six pack albums in one. Is the risk executed well enough to make Bundy a country superstar, or…

Billboard Chart Flash: Week of April 12 – 18

After having an amazing week that ended with five ACM award wins, Lady Antebellum continues to dominate both the Country Albums and Hot Country Songs charts for the second straight week. So, in what’s become a weekly ritual, we’ll be focusing on who came in behind Lady A on both charts. On the albums chart,…

Concert Review: Country Thunder 2010

Every year Country Thunder rolls into the small Arizona town of Florence and turns it into one of the hottest places to be. Some of country music’s biggest stars have played the four day festival during their careers and this year’s lineup was one of the best Arizona has seen. The nightly headliners included Miranda…

2010 ACM’s Crown New Standard Bearers in Country Music

With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Antebellum taking home seven of the eleven total awards at the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, it’s safe to say that they have become the new ambassadors for country music. After a decade where superstars Kenny Chesney, Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill were country’s torch…

Early Winners at ACM Awards

Tonight is the big night…the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music awards will be live from Las Vegas on CBS. The awards for Music Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year have already been handed out. Which of the categories’ nominees snagged a win? Miranda Lambert is going into tonight’s show with…

Official ACM Awards Predictions

On Sunday night, the 45th Academy of Country Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas on CBS at 8PM ET. For a record 12th year, Reba McEntire will host the ceremony from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and ATC will give you all the coverage you could ever want. We kicked off our ACMs…

Billboard Chart Flash: Week of April 5 – 11

Remember this week because it could very well be the week of Lady Antebellum. Not only did country music’s hottest trio continue its dominate chart reign on the albums chart, it also finds itself atop the Hot Country Songs chart with its latest smash hit, “American Honey.” By the end of Sunday night, Lady A could cap off…

ACM Spotlight Series: Entertainer of the Year

For the final installment in our ACM Spotlight Series, we’ll be looking back at the decade’s recipients of the Academy’s highest honor, Entertainer of the Year. The Entertainer of the Year award recognizes the biggest country music star of the year. The official criteria states that artists who win have to have successful sales, outstanding concert ticket sales,…