For Your Consideration: CMA New Artist of the Year

Our For Your Consideration series’ third installment will be looking at the CMA New Artist of the Year category. This year we’ve seen plenty of new talent shoot to the top of the charts with smash singles and great selling albums proving they can hang with country’s superstars. As usual, we will pick five artists…

For Your Consideration: CMA Female Vocalist of the Year

In our third installment of our For Your Consideration series, All Things Country is examining the CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year category. This year saw only four women enjoy big success at both radio and in retail stores. In a year where the nominations for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the…

For Your Consideration: Male Vocalist of the Year

For the greater part of this decade, the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year nominations have included either one of or all of the four following men: Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait, and Keith Urban. This year could see all four of them nominated once again with several deserving male artists fighting for the…

Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Aug. 9 – 15

This week marks the first time an artist not named Lady Antebellum has held both the top spots on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Albums charts simultaneously in one week this year. Find out who achieved that milestone in this week’s Chart Flash.Blake Shelton is the king of the charts this week as his second six pack album, All About…

For Your Consideration: CMA Entertainer of the Year

It’s official, awards season is right around the corner. On September 1, all of country’s biggest stars will be tuning in to the announcement of the CMA awards nominations. To sort out who we think deserves a nomination in the major categories, All Things Country is kicking off our For Your Consideration series with the most prestigious…

Billboard Chart Flash: August 2 – 8

Last week saw Jerrod Niemann’s “Lover, Lover” leap into the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart while Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now held onto the number one spot on the Country Albums chart. This week saw one of those two artists lose their number one ranking. Find out who it is in…

Rascal Flatts, “Why Wait”

After shocking the music industry by announcing their move to Big Machine Records, Rascal Flatts are now releasing their first single from their first Big Machine album release, Nothing Like This. With their recent singles not reaching “super hit” status, the Flatts boys are hoping “Why Wait” will help them start off on the right…

Billboard Chart Flash: July 26 – Aug. 1

Last week, Carrie Underwood scored her 10th Billboard number one song as “Undo It” reached the summit while Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now returned to the top of the albums chart after spending a week at number two. This week, one of those two artists vacated their respective number spots. Find out who it is…

Sugarland, “Stuck Like Glue”

Over the last year, the once unstoppable duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush – otherwise known as Sugarland – has been fairly inactive. So inactive that they lost the Duo of the Year award at this year’s ACM awards ceremony. Hoping to reemerge as country’s leading duo, Sugarland has released its first single from…