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Jill Scott, Lamb of God, Bea Miller and More Flood Albums Chart with Releases

Jill Scott, Lamb of God, Bea Miller, We Came As Romans and the 'Southpaw' soundtrack flooded the albums charts with new releases this week. ...

Back of The Billboards: 'Blacked Out' by Moonshine Bandits

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

Jill Scott Tops Slow Billboard 200, Taylor Swift Spends 40 Weeks in Top 10

Jill Scott took advantage of a slower (if more competitive) week of album sales, coming in at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the second time in a row with her album 'Woman.' Although she can be please with the second no. 1 record in her career, the ...

Luke Bryan Releases 'Kill the Lights' on Tinder Ahead of New Album

Luke Bryan himself may not be on Tinder, but the country star's new single certainly is getting plenty of swipes. Today (July 31) ahead of his new album Kill the Lights and following the release of his lead single "Kick the Dust Up," Bryan announced ...

Blake Shelton/Miranda Lambert Divorce Documents Sealed from Public: Why?

A judge in Oklahoma is under fire after ordering that the divorce files from country stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton remain sealed, ruling that the state has legitimate cause to do so, due to the pair's popularity within American culture. ...

iHeartRadio Music Festival Lineup 2015: Kanye West, Sam Smith, Coldplay to Hit Las Vegas

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is celebrating its fifth anniversary this fall, and its doing it in style. Today (July 30), the media conglomerate announced its lineup, which includes some of the biggest names in music. Kanye West, Sam Smith, The Who, ...

Alabama Announces First New Album, 'Southern Drawl,' in 14 Years

Alabama, the biggest country act of the '80s (and the bestselling country band of all time) has announced that it will release a new album Southern Drawl, which will be the group's first collection of new material in 14 years. Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry ...

Garth Brooks Sets Forbes Record for Country Income; Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean Place

Garth Brooks managed to not only become the highest-earning country musician of the last year, but he also brought in the most cash ever by a performer in that genre, according to Forbes and its annual Country Cash Kings list. The biggest performer ...

Luke Bryan Admits Confederate Flag Is "Symbol of Racism"

Luke Bryan may be a good ol' Southern boy, but don't expect him to be holding up the Confederate flag anytime soon. Though the "Kick the Dust Up" singer rarely gets political, in a recent interview he opened up about the connotations of the ...

Farm Aid 30 Lineup, Dates Announced: Willie Nelson, Imagine Dragons, Neil Young to Perform

Farm Aid is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and to help raise money for family farms, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellancamp, Dave Matthews are putting on a big show in Chicago. ...

Lollapalooza Lineup Conflicts: Let Music Times Make Important Decisions for You

Lollapallooza 2015 is this weekend and your correspondent will be there on behalf of Music Times, checking out the lineup, which includes headliners Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + The Machine, The Weeknd, Sam Smith and more. Granted, such a ...

Live Review: Jason Isbell Blasts Through Career-Spanning Set at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Jason Isbell's star is on the rise. His new album Something More Than Free had the highest debut of his career on the charts this week and the follow-up to his 2013 breakout solo album Southeastern continues to gather critical acclaim. On the cusp of ...

Little Big Town Cancels More Live Dates for Jimi Westbrook Vocal Recovery

Little Big Town has once again cancelled a slew of tour dates due to the vocal recovery of member Jimi Westbrook. The band was schedule to pick up touring behind its 'Pain Killer' run on July 31 but an announcement this weekend has declared fans will ...

Future, Jason Isbell and Tame Impala Have Career-Best Albums Sales Weeks

Future's 'Dirty Sprite 2' was expected to top the Billboard albums charts, but not even the emcee himself could have predicted just how well the album would do: DS2 moved 131,500 actual albums, more than double what Honest sold during 2014. Needless ...

Future's 'Dirty Sprite 2' Leads Billboard 200; Alan Jackson and Jason Isbell Rep

Future found the secret to moving more albums with his 'Dirty Sprite 2': Don't give people time to think about it. The album topped the Billboard 200 with more than 147,000 equivalent copies sold, just two weeks after the album was announced. It's ...

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