2001 - Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation for the homeless and the veteran's group Operation Stand Down.
Country quartet Lonestar will embark next month on the 22-city Acoustic on the Front Porch tour, set to kick off Oct. 23 in Columbus, Ohio. The group will be supporting its career-spanning disc "Greatest Hits -- From There to Here" (BNA/RLG), released earlier this year.
The children's music arena has been awash with classical recordings aimed at parents of newborns since a much-publicized late 1990s book "The Mozart Effect" claimed that infants' intelligence could be increased through repeated exposure to classical music.
Jane's Addiction is a last-minute addition to this year's Gravity Games and will to perform Sept. 12 at the fifth annual event in Cleveland. Also featuring Static X and Simple Plan, who will headline on different evenings next week, the concerts are a part of what promoters are calling "the ultimate sports, music, and lifestyle festival on the planet."