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Best Digital Sellers by Genre: Rihanna, Carrie Underwood and More

Carrie Underwood received official word this week that she was the bestselling country music performer of the digital era, having moved for than 29.6 million tracks in her career. That places her ahead of Jason Aldean and his 23.5 million digital ...

Bill Anderson's Acoustic Guitar Found at Pawn Shop 50 Years Later

Toyota released a commercial last year that featured a young woman buying a storage unit, where she discovers on of B.B. King's iconic Gibson "Lucille" model guitars, which she promptly returns to the blues legend (in her Camry), and he rewards her ...

Junk Mail: Luke Bryan 'Kill the Lights' Album Review

Time to "Kick the Dust Up," turn it up, up, etc. We're here to review Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights. Bryan is arguably the biggest name in mainstream country right now, and he's carrying the torch of what some like to call "bro country." On this, his ...

Disney 'Descendants' Tops Billboard 200; Led Zeppelin, Drake Return to Top 10

Another week and another soundtrack on top of the Billboard 200 as Descendants, the newest Disney TV movie, manages to get its musical half to no. 1. The compilation moved a total of 42,000 units, which was the lowest number of albums moved by a no. ...

7 Jerry Garcia Side Projects: New Riders, Rainforest Band, Legion of Mary & More

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Jerry Garcia, and we're not going to pretend you don't know that he was perhaps the most influential member and guitarist of the Grateful Dead. But, what you probably didn't know, was that—like any ...

Live Review: Luke Bryan Brought the Party to Citi Card Event in New York City

Luke Bryan turned Irving Plaza into a party on Friday night (Aug. 7). On the very same day that his fifth studio album Kill the Lights dropped, the biggest name in modern country stopped by the intimate 1000 person New York City venue to play an ...

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Hosting CMA Awards Again After Record 2014

If it ain't broke, don't fix it...or at least that's the approach that ABC is taking the CMA Awards as it named Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosts once again. This will mark the eighth time that the pairing has been onstage for the yearly event.

Music Times Matches Republican Debate Candidates (Trump et al) with Opening Acts

The Republican Debates will air tonight on FOX, and many will be tuning in to hear what Donald Trump will say...versus actually trying to educate themselves on who the best candidate for the right side of the aisle might be. Music Times doesn't write ...

Dustin Lynch Leading 'Hell of A Night,' First Headlining Tour

Dustin Lynch hopefully learned a thing or two by opening for Luke Bryan and Keith Urban, as the rising country performer will embark on his own headlining tour starting in November. The "Hell of A Night" tour, named for the second single from his ...

Tim McGraw, Sean Combs and More: Musicians with Odd Fragrance Choices

Luke Bryan is killing it with his own candle scent from Yankee Candle. It got us thinking about the most peculiar scents from music stars, such as Tim McGraw, Sean Combs and...Prince?

American Roots Festival: Eric Church, Modest Mouse, Willie Nelson Lead First Lineup

There's another new music festival on the horizon this autumn, and this time it's going back to the root of it all. Today (Aug. 5) the initial lineup for the American Roots Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, was announced, featuring the likes of ...

Your Home Can Smell Like Luke Bryan's New Album 'Kill the Lights' Thanks to Yankee Candle

If you've ever wanted your home to smell like Luke Bryan but don't quite have the resources to bring the "Kick the Dust Up" singer into your house to spread around his scent, worry no more. Ahead of his new album Kill the Lights, the country ...

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 ...

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