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Past articles by Chuck:

Gordon Lightfoot’s 10 Best Songs: Critic’s Picks

In honor of six decades of music, here are 10 of Gordon Lightfoot’s finest moments. → Read More

Dolly Parton’s 15 Best Songs: Critic’s Picks

The Queen of Country’s best solo songs to date, from “9 to 5” to “Jolene.” → Read More

10 Essential Loretta Lynn Songs

The singer, who died Oct. 4, brought an honesty to her tunes, no matter how painful the topic. → Read More

Top 50 Country Love Songs of All Time

From Taylor Swift to Johnny Cash, here are 50 of the best country love songs of all time. → Read More

The 15 Best Florida Georgia Line Songs (Updated 2019)

Here's a list of the top 10 best Florida Georgia Line songs to date. → Read More

Cody Johnson Does Things His Way on Warner Music Nashville Debut

Cody Johnson talks his Warner Music Nashville debut, 'Ain’t Nothin’ To It,' and his firm set of rules. → Read More

Mark Wills Calls His Grand Ole Opry Induction 'A Dream Come True'

On Friday night (Jan. 11), Mark Wills -- a country fan favorite since the mid-1990s via such hits as “I Do (Cherish You),” “Wish You Were Here,” “Don’t Laugh at Me” and “19 Somethin’” -- will make his 257th appearance at the Grand Ole Opry. But this one will be special: It will mark his first time as an official member. → Read More

Kentucky Headhunters Return with Set From First-Ever U.K. Show

Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters has always marched to his own musical drumbeat all the way back to 1989’s 'Pickin’ On Nashville,' the album that launched the career of the southern-rock group. → Read More

Randy Houser on Making New Album 'Magnolia': 'I Was Lost There for a Little Bit'

When Randy Houser decided to go back to basics for his fifth studio album, Magnolia, out Friday (11), he wasn’t sure how his label, Stoney Creek, would feel about the change. → Read More

Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts & More Pay Tribute to Troy Gentry at C'Ya on the Flipside Fundraiser

Many artists playing the inaugural C'Ya On The Flipside fundraiser at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House Wednesday night (Jan. 9) to benefit the Troy Gentry Foundation drew on fond memories of Gentry’s music and his personality. → Read More

Switchfoot Gets Nostalgic in New Video for 'Let It Happen': Premiere

Switchfoot revisits its past on 'Let It Happen' video, as it preps to head out on the road after year-long hiatus. → Read More

'Should've Been a Cowboy': Toby Keith Reflects on 25th Anniversary of His Breakthrough Hit

Toby Keith revisits "Should've Been a Cowboy" 25 years later. → Read More

Maddie & Tae Interview: On Giving Back & Returning to the Studio With Renewed Creative Spark

For Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye, returning to the studio after a long hiatus and label switch has been reinvigorating. → Read More

Chris Young Reflects on 'Fun' 2018, Looks Ahead to 2019 & New Music

Chris Young reflects back on filling arenas and other highlights from 2018. → Read More

ole Signs New Age Artist Paul Cardall: Exclusive

Billboard has exclusively learned that New Age musician Paul Cardall has signed an agreement with ole that will include future recordings and publishing. → Read More

Average Joes Entertainment Marks 10th Anniversary, Looks to the Future

Celebrating a diamond anniversary as an independent record label is a rare occurrence. But for Nashville’s Average Joes Entertainment, the multi-media company has not only survived, but thrived by finding a niche that sets it apart from the normal radio-dependent business model. → Read More

Tegan Marie Interview: Singer Talks Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Tegan Marie will be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, riding on the Girl Scouts of the USA float and performing “Keep It Lit,” which she co-wrote. → Read More

Rory Feek Talks Writing Children's Books & Getting His Four-Year-Old Daughter's Seal of Approval

2018 also sees the release of Feek's first children's book, The Cow Said Neigh: A Farm Story. He says the book is very much inspired by Indiana, his four-year old daughter with Joey. → Read More

Dylan Scott Talks New Song 'Nothing To Do Town' & Fatherhood

There's a saying in the music industry that you are only as good as your last record. If that is true, Dylan Scott is coming up roses these days. → Read More

Chris Stapleton Triumphs, Garth Brooks Holds Back the Tears at 2018 CMA Awards: Recap

Three years ago, the Country Music Association Awards became a night of first triumph for Chris Stapleton. In tonight’s edition of the ABC telecast -- the 52nd year for the awards overall -- the singer continued that winning tone. → Read More