Johnny Cash’s Out Among The Stars Debuts at No. 1

Out Among The Stars, the lost Johnny Cash album recently discovered by his son John Carter Cash, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard top 200 Albums Chart. The album also debuted in the Top 5 in multiple markets internationally. The album [...] Read More

Taylor Swift & Kenny Chesney Top Billboard’s Top 40 Money Makers List

Two of country music’s biggest superstars have topped Billboard’s annual Top 40 Money Makers list. Taylor Swift takes the crown as the highest, earning $39,699,575.60 in 2013 while Kenny Chesney comes in at No. 2, racking up $32,956,240.70 last year. Billboard used data supplied by Nielsen SoundScan to calculate earnings from touring, recorded-music sales, publishing [...] Read More

The Swon Brothers Make History with Release of “Later On”

The Swon Brothers had a big first week with their debut single, “Later On.” The song received 81 combined Country Aircheck and Billboard radio adds this week and achieved the most one-week adds of any debut single in Country Aircheck history. Co-written by Ryan Hurd, Joey Hyde and Justin Wilson, “Later On” was the most-added [...] Read More

Luke Bryan Tops the Charts with “Drink A Beer”

Luke Bryan has topped the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart and made it a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard country chart with “Drink A Beer.” The song marks the ninth No. 1 of Luke’s career. Written by Chris Stapleton and Jim Beavers, the track has spent the last 11 weeks as a Top 5 [...] Read More

Kacey Musgraves Tops the Country Albums Chart Post-GRAMMYs

Kacey Musgraves has returned to the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart with her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. The project sold 27,288 units over the last week, bringing total album sales to 342,640 according to Soundscan. Same Trailer Different Park debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country albums chart and No. [...] Read More