1. Girls of Grace

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At a time when many successful artists aren't mindful of their platform and the impact their music can have on young people, Christian pop foursome Point of Grace (POG) understand the responsibility a At a time when many successful artists aren't mindful of their platform and the…

  2. Although he left an indelible mark on the world

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, TV, and stage—the achievements of Danny Kaye have largely evaded modern-day scrutiny. Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, TV, and stage—the achievements of Danny Kaye…

  3. RCA Compiles Memorable 'Moments' From 'Idol'

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fox's "American Idol" reality series will be chronicled on the collection "American Idol: Greatest Moments," due Oct. 1 from RCA. The single-disc compilation will be the first full-length album featur Fox's "American Idol" reality series will be…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an assembly held in his honor at Gibbs High Scholl, the country singer is greeted by local dignitaries and faculty from 2000 - Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an…

  5. Billboard Bits: Cole/Price, Lyricist Lounge, Wainwright

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Bits: Natalie Cole and Kelly Price at the Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer concert and awards, Lyricist Lounge tour postponed, and Rufus Wainwright schedules a handful of shows. Natalie Cole -- who will release her debut Verve album, "Ask a Woman Who Knows," tomorrow …

  6. All Right Here

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Last year's Conversations propelled this talented songwriter from witty, charming high-school English teacher to one of Christian music's most highly acclaimed new artists. Last year's Conversations propelled this talented songwriter from witty, charming high-school English…

  7. Speak Those Things: POL Chapter 3

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As one of very few who can truly take credit for ushering gospel into the era of modern urban and R&B music, anything Fred Hammond does is closely watched. As one of very few who can truly take credit for ushering gospel into the era of modern urban and R&B music, anything Fred…

  8. Life Is Looking 'Up' For Peter Gabriel

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Peter Gabriel laughs heartily when he ponders the intensely dark tone of "Up," his first studio effort in a decade, due Sept. 24 via Geffen. "I'm just a happy-go-lucky fellow, aren't I?" he says, smiling. "…

  9. Into Your Head

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Who imagined that three guys from Northern England would write the quintessential American pop album of 2002? Throughout Into Your Head, BBMak demonstrates what two years in the trenches can do for yo Who imagined that three guys from Northern England would write the quintessential American…

  10. 'Let's Roll' Compilation Benefits Beamer Foundation

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Let's roll" were among the last words spoken by Todd Beamer, who joined a group of passengers that confronted the hijackers of United Flight 93 on Sept. 11. The same words serve as the title of an ec "Let's roll" were among the last words spoken by Todd Beamer,…

  11. Everything Good

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Everything Good is the first Gaither Vocal Band album following the departure of longtime member Mark Lowry, and Southern Gospel music aficionados have been anxious to see how the group would incorpor Everything Good is the first Gaither Vocal Band album following the departure of longtime…

  12. Nettwerk Plans Eclectic Holiday Collection

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Seasonal songs by the likes of Coldplay, Neil Finn, Jimmy Eat World and others make up Nettwerk America's forthcoming compilation "Maybe This Christmas." Seasonal songs by the likes of Coldplay, Neil Finn, Jimmy Eat World and others make up Nettwerk America's forthcoming…

  13. Blindside Eyes Stateside Success

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With "Silence," released yesterday (Aug. 20) via Elektra, hopes are that Blindside will become the latest Swedish export to strike U.S. pop gold. Since 1994, the band members, who all grew up together, have been performing under the…

  14. BBMak Showcases New Confidence, Maturity

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For the past six years, the members of BBMak have spent at least five days a week together, first developing their act, then recording, promoting, and touring -- in each other's faces pretty much non-stop. So what did Christian Burns, Mark…

  15. Contact

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Straight out of politically wrought South Africa comes the hopeful and inspiring Benjamin Gate. Straight out of politically wrought South Africa comes the hopeful and inspiring Benjamin Gate. A fairytale of sorts, the band began in 1998, sparked by the death of a friend named Benjamin. One…

  16. Lost & Found

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After abandoning a major secular label deal for several moderately successful gospel projects, Deitrick Haddon moves to Verity with an album that should bring him the large-scale recognition he so des After abandoning a major secular label deal for several moderately successful gospel…

  17. Guide Me God

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ghostland's Guide Me God is one of those albums that doesn't immediately impress. Ghostland's Guide Me God is one of those albums that doesn't immediately impress. But after repeated listens, it becomes rather difficult to not get lost in the sheer beauty and emotion of it…

  18. Somebody's Praying Me Through

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The first artist signed to a new label is crucial in establishing a positive first impression for the new venture. The first artist signed to a new label is crucial in establishing a positive first impression for the new venture. Doxology could have chosen no better ambassador than the very…

  19. Sixpence None The Richer Plans 'Divine' Return

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sixpence None The Richer will release its first album in four years, "Divine Discontent," Oct. 29 via Reprise/Word. It's the Grammy-nominated act's follow-up to its 1998 self-titled debut (Squint), wh Sixpence None The Richer will release its first album in four years, …

  20. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, MTV VMAs, Thrill Jockey

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, MTV VMAs, Thrill Jockey Bob Dylan has penned an original song, "Crossing Over the Green Mountain," for the soundtrack to the upcoming Warner Bros. film "Gods and Generals." The Civil War-themed drama, starring Robert Duvall and Mira Sorvino, is due in…

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