2001 - A radio promotion in Roanoke, Va., raises $75,000 for the American Red Cross. Announcers Chuck Marsh and Roynn Jaymes of WSLC invite listeners to bid on six tickets and a backstage pass to a Kenny Chesney concert.
Former Beatle George Harrison, Prince, John Mellencamp and Jackson Browne are among the nominees on the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot. Previous nominees back for another try include the Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gram Parsons and Patti Smith.
If he were on a major label, he would surely be hailed as "the next big thing." That said, consider Ed Hamell (aka Hamell on Trial) the next "little big man." A genuinely funny guy with a social conscience, a loud mouth and serious songwriting cred, his punk-folk acoustic blasts are like a punchline to the establishment's groin.