1. Greatest Hits

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Penultimate swamp-pop classic "Louisiana Man" by brothers Rusty and Doug Kershaw—originally released on Acuff-Rose Publishing founders Roy Acuff and Fred Rose's Hickory Records (and produced by Penultimate swamp-pop classic "Louisiana Man" by brothers Rusty and Doug…

  2. Billboard Bits: Charlie Daniels, Ashanti, B.B. King

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Charlie Daniels, Ashanti, B.B. King Country singer Charlie Daniels dropped out of an Independence Day television special, saying producers thought a song he'd planned to sing about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. was inappropriate. Daniels wrote a letter this week to…

  3. Britney Tops Forbes' Celebrity List

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Using a formula that combines money and fame, Forbes magazine says Britney Spears tops its latest Celebrity 100 list. The 2002 list quantifies celebrity by combining earning power with star power, inc Using a formula that combines money and fame, Forbes magazine says Britney Spears tops its…

  4. Eclectic Artists 'Dressed In Black' For Cash Tribute

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed in Black," has been completed, with contributions from the likes of Hank Williams III, Rodney Crowell, the Mavericks' Raul Malo, Rosie Fl The Dualtone Music Group's Johnny Cash tribute album, "Dressed…

  5. Half Smile

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Picture an enchanted forest, filled with lush, dewy foliage—and an underbelly of musty, decaying wood. Hank Dogs songs have this duality; their airy Celtic and roots-doused soundscapes—c Picture an enchanted forest, filled with lush, dewy foliage—and an underbelly of musty, decaying wood.…

  6. Unreleased Live Set Among Cash Reissues

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Continuing its yearlong celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th birthday, Columbia Legacy has scheduled four more of the country music veteran classic albums for reissue in its "American Milestones" series, Continuing its yearlong celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th birthday,…

  7. Tunes On TV

    May 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV Listings for May 27-June 2. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 27 "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars," USA Network Featured Artists: Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Toby…

  8. Jackson, Brooks & Dunn Triple Up At ACMs

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Contemporary country mainstays Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson each walked away from the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night (May 22) with three statuettes. "Where Were You Contemporary country mainstays Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson each walked away from…

  9. X's Doe Sees 'Stars' On New Album

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all-acoustic effort, Aug. 20 via iMusic. The set, dubbed "Dim Stars, Bright Light," finds Doe collaborating with such vocalists X frontman John Doe will release his first album in two years, and first all…

  10. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  11. Thornton To Briefly Join Costello Tour

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Actor Billy Bob Thornton began a two-week concert tour Friday showcasing his rockabilly musical roots. He announced he's going to team up with rocker Elvis Costello on five upcoming Midwestern dates. Actor Billy Bob Thornton began a two-week concert tour Friday showcasing his rockabilly…

  12. Strummer Powers Up For Summer Shows

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Clash principal Joe Strummer is gearing up for a round of international performances this summer with his band, the Mescaleros. A number of them encompass festivals, beginning June 8 at the Fle Former Clash principal Joe Strummer is gearing up for a round of international performances…

  13. Beck Returns With New Album In September

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Genre-jumping troubadour Beck has wrapped work on his next Interscope album, due Sept. 24 in North America and a day earlier internationally. The set was produced by Nigel Godrich, who previously work Genre-jumping troubadour Beck has wrapped work on his next Interscope album, due Sept. 24 in…

  14. 2002 CMT Flameworthy Nominations

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT CMT Flameworthy Nominations The inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards will be broadcast live June 12 on CMT beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Voting in 11 of the show's 12 categories is underway as of May 14 via the CMT Web site . The field for final category, Flameworthy video of the year,…

  15. Jackson, McBride, Keith Lead 'Flameworthy' Noms

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards, with Martina McBride close behind with three. Jackson and Keith earned nods in the video of Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy…

  16. Anselmo Hits The Road With Superjoint Ritual

    May 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Pantera on hiatus, singer Philip Anselmo is using the time to explore his musical interests and rock influences for varied projects. Aside from recording with the New Orleans speed-flavored hard With Pantera on hiatus, singer Philip Anselmo is using the time to explore his musical…

  17. Billboard Bits: Area: Two, Ozzy, Williams/Kid Rock

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Area: Two, Ozzy Osbourne, Williams/Kid Rock Performance art troupe Blue Man Group and drum-and-bass titan Dieselboy have been added to the lineup for Moby's Area: Two tour, which, as previously reported , kicks off July 28 in Bristow, Va. A spokesperson says the trek is hoping to…

  18. Country Stars Go 'Inside' NASCAR

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The natural link between country music and NASCAR racing will grow stronger June 11, as Warner Bros. and Curb Records team up to release the "Inside Traxx" compilation, featuring 14 country songs by t The natural link between country music and NASCAR racing will grow stronger June…

  19. Sharp Dressed Men: A Tribute to ZZ Top

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Here's a country-baked reformulation of the Texas blues-based power trio, and like most tribute albums, this one is highly uneven. Here's a country-baked reformulation of the Texas blues-based power trio, and like most tribute albums, this one is highly uneven. Some artist/ song…

  20. 17TunesOnTV

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 22-28, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 22 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Jimmy Eat World (also scheduled: Val Kilmer, Jennifer Tilly). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Hank III (also scheduled:…

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