Patty Griffin Stays Busy With Tours, New Album

Patty Griffin Stays Busy With Tours, New Album

When it came down to deciding whether or not to join Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin and Dar Williams on this fall's Songwriter tour, Patty Griffin tells Billboard.com there was very little hesitation.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A native of Monticello, Ga., Yearwood is inducted by Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes.
Actor/Musician Sheb Wooley Dies

Actor/Musician Sheb Wooley Dies

Sheb Wooley, a veteran actor in westerns like "High Noon" who also recorded the pop novelty song "The Purple People Eater," died yesterday (Sept. 16) in Nashville. He was 82. Wooley had suffered from leukemia since 1996 and was hospitalized Monday at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inducts 2003 Class

Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inducts 2003 Class

As Martha Reeves and the Vandellas took the stage to accept their induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame last night (Sept. 16) in Sharon, Pa., Reeves told the story of how the group came about.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' queries about Tamia, Coldplay, Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac.
Ryan Malcolm Wins 'Canadian Idol'

Ryan Malcolm Wins 'Canadian Idol'

The champion of Canadian Idol was decided last night (Sept. 16) in a two-hour finale broadcast nationally on CTV (Canadian Television).
Mayer Carries 'Heavy' Straight To No. 1

Mayer Carries 'Heavy' Straight To No. 1

John Mayer scores his first No. 1 album with "Heavier Things," as the Aware/Columbia set debuts atop The Billboard 200 with first week sales of 316,500 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Previously the singer/songwriter hadn't been higher than No. 8 on the chart, a peak reached earlier this year by his 2001 album "Room for Squares."
Crow's 'Best' Includes New Songs

Crow's 'Best' Includes New Songs

A pair of new songs will bolster the track list of "The Very Best of Sheryl Crow." Due Nov. 4 from Interscope, the 16-track set will feature the original song "The Light in Your Eyes," as well as the artist's cover of Cat Stevens' "The First Cut Is the Deepest." The album will be released Oct. 14 in the U.K. and Oct. 20 internationally.
Cigar Maker Sues P. Diddy

Cigar Maker Sues P. Diddy

Rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' love of cigars has put him in a cloud of legal trouble.
Newman And Piano Tackle His 'Songbook'

Newman And Piano Tackle His 'Songbook'

On "The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1," due Sept. 30 on Nonesuch Records, Randy Newman recreates 18 works spanning his 33-year career.
The Tangled Web

The Tangled Web

The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: MusicRebellion.com, the Dismememberment Plan and Brian Jonestown Massacre.

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