At times joyful, stark, and poignant, Gilkyson's second Red House project (and seventh career album) dances through a span of human emotions by way of rich vocals and uncomplicated musical backgrounds.
Michael W. Smith, Third Day, and Toby McKeehan were the big winners at the Gospel Music Association's 33rd annual Dove Awards, handed out last night (April 25) at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Smith won six Doves, including artist of the year, an honor he also collected in 1999. He also won praise and worship album of the year for his Reunion album, "Worship," and the instrumental album honor for "Freedom."
Korn has nailed down the venues for the first 15 North American dates of a planned eight week summer tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Puddle Of Mudd and Deadsy are slated as the tour's opening acts. Tickets for six of the shows go on sale Saturday (April 27).
Reclusive rock acts Morrissey and Guns N' Roses will be back in the spotlight for the Summer Sonic festival, set for Aug. 17 in Tokyo and Aug. 18 in Osaka, Japan. They join previously announced performers the Offspring, No Doubt, Cornershop, A, and Cave In.
With all the mediocrity flooding hip-hop right now, the genre could surely use some creative individuality. Enter Cee-Lo -- the melodic member of the Goodie Mob -- who stepped out April 23 with a solo debut on Arista, "Cee-Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections."
George Jones, Tracy Byrd, and Aaron Tippin will be the nightly headliners for Detroit's 20th annual Budweiser Downtown Hoedown. Bearing the theme "United We Stand," the free country music festival is set for May 17-19 in Detroit's Hart Plaza.
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the effervescent, sometimes volatile rapping member of the Grammy-winning R&B trio TLC, was killed last night (April 25) in a car crash in Honduras, her record company said. Lopes, who would have turned 31 next month, was in the Central American nation for a vacation, according to an Arista Records spokesperson.