1. 'X Factor' Boot Camp Begins: 162 Contestants Enter, Only 32 Will Leave

    October 06, 2011 10:35 AM EDT More than 150 contestants made it through the "X Factor" auditions, but only 32 will continue on to the final competition. In the first 15 minutes of the "X Factor" boot camp round, that number was slashed down to 100. As bootcamp began, all 162 contestants and groups…

  2. Whiskeytown's 'Almanac' Bolstered For Reissue

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST On March 4, Mood Food/Outpost/Geffen/Ume will re-release Whiskeytown's "Strangers Almanac" as a double-disc deluxe edition. The newly expanded version will include previously unreleased Whiskeytown tr On March 4, Mood Food/Outpost/Geffen/Ume will re-release Whiskeytown's …

  3. McMurtry, Cash, Crowell Top Americana Nominees

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, announced yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the yea James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards,…

  4. Merlefest Unveils 2006 Lineup

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Pete Seeger are among the dozens of acts confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Americana-dominated Merlefest, which will Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Pete Seeger…

  5. Pixies Unplug For Newport Folk Festival

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies will unplug for the first time in their career later this summer at Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival. The Pixies will unplug for the first time in their career later this summer at Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival. The group will anchor the Aug. 6 bill for the…

  6. Hot Product

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The debut singles from "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood and runner-up Bo Bice, "Inside Your Heaven" (19 Recordings/RCA). A new album from legendary artist/producer Brian Eno, "Another Day on…

  7. Billboard Bits: Diamond, Mellencamp, Jewel & More

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Neil Diamond/Rick Rubin, John Mellencamp, Jewel, Cary/Cockrell Pop legend Neil Diamond is collaborating with producer Rick Rubin on a new studio album, sources have confirmed to Billboard.com. The as-yet-untitled set will be Diamond's first album of original material since 2001&…

  8. London Venue To Host Country Series

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of its country music festivals "Beyond Nashville" in 2001 and "Further Beyond Nashville" last year, London's Barbican venue is planning "Way Beyond Nashville," a series of 30 con Following the success of its country music festivals …

  9. Studio Album, A&M Box, Tour On Tap For Baez

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose songs Joan Baez has recorded for her first album in six years. Due Sept. 9, "Dark Chords on a Big Guitar" also includes tr Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose…

  10. Austin City Limits Fest Grows

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist choir the Polyphonic Spree are among the latest acts confirmed for the second annual Austin City Limits Festi Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist…

  11. I'm Staying Out

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Gorgeous" is the best term for this second full-length solo effort by former Whiskeytown vocalist/fiddler Caitlin Cary. "Gorgeous" is the best term for this second full-length solo effort by former Whiskeytown vocalist/fiddler Caitlin Cary. Performing with her working…

  12. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new EP from the Flaming Lips, "Fight Test," featuring the title cut, two new songs, and covers of Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Radiohead's "Knives Out,"…

  13. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Chesney, 'Dreams' & More

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Chesney, 'American Dreams' Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join a cast of New Jersey-based rockers at the Hope Concert, set for April 29 at the intimate Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The event will also feature performances by Southside…

  14. Lineup Set For 10th Music Midtown

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th anniversary edition. The 120 acts will include such luminaries as Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, Crosby, Stil Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th…

  15. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary The National Basketball Association (NBA) has tapped Mariah Carey to perform during the halftime break in its 52nd annual All-Star Game, set for Feb. 9 in Atlanta. The performance will air live on the TNT cable network in the U.S., and will be…

  16. 24TunesOnTV

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for June 10-16, 2002. MONDAY, JUNE 10 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: David Bowie (also scheduled: Christian Slater). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Ralph Stanley (also scheduled: Martin Short,…

  17. Atlanta Prepares For 'On The Bricks'

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rising neo-soul star India.Arie will headline the inaugural show of Atlanta's 2002 On the Bricks free weekly concert series. Set for May 24 in the city's Centennial Olympic Park, the bill for the open Rising neo-soul star India.Arie will headline the inaugural show of Atlanta's…

  18. Whiskeytown's Caitlin Cary Records 'When You Weren't Looking'

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST It's funny. When the famously volatile Whiskeytown finally died a few years back, fiddle player/vocalist Caitlin Cary knew she wanted to at least try a solo career, but she held about half the confide It's funny. When the famously volatile Whiskeytown finally died a few years back,…

  19. Hot Product

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Celine Dion, Avant, the Baha Men, and more. 'Day' Ditty For the past two years, Celine Dion has given herself time to exhale -- and in the process, permission to breathe in life's simple pleasures. But after a hiatus that saw the world's best…

  20. Ex-Whiskeytown Principals Forge Ahead

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off on his own. Now, two of his former bandmates are pressing forward with their own solo projects. First up is Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off…

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