1. Live and Kickin'

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The latest and seemingly umpteenth Willie Nelson live album is the soundtrack from the recent USA Network special, recorded in April at New York's Beacon Theatre, which commemorated Nelson's 70th birt The latest and seemingly umpteenth Willie Nelson live album is the soundtrack from…

  2. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast "This Is Your Country," featuring…

  3. Haggard, Stuart Lead 'Barnyard' Tour

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Marty Stuart will shepherd a six-act country music festival through America's heartland beginning July 6 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The two-month Electric Barnyard Tour will also feature Merle Haggard, BR Marty Stuart will shepherd a six-act country music festival through America's…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 26-June 1, 2003. Close out your U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend celebrating Willie Nelson 's 70th birthday with an amazing cast of his pals on the USA Network. A two-hour version of a marathon concert taped in April at New York&…

  5. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Fabolous, Ashanti & Tamia, Randy Travis, and TV soundtracks. 'YOU' OR SOMEONE LIKE 'YOU': Curiously, the conjunction "or" has been popping up a lot on the charts. The prime example is "Picture" by Kid Rock…

  7. Friends Wish Willie 'Happy Birthday'

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It was nearly one o'clock this morning (April 10) when Shania Twain and Toby Keith wheeled a guitar-shaped cake onstage to lead a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" in country music legend Willie N It was nearly one o'clock this morning (April 10) when Shania Twain and…

  8. Stars To Salute Willie Nelson In New York

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow are among the stars who will pay a 70th birthday tribute to Willie Nelson April 9 in New York. Also on board are Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow are among the stars who will pay…

  9. Stars & Guitars

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman Auditorium, this scruffy but heartfelt tribute (to the red-headed stranger himself) boasts an eclectic list of guests that ranges from Jon RELEASE DATE: Nov. 5 Recorded live at a Willie fete in Nashville's venerated Ryman…

  10. Friends Flank Willie Nelson On Live Album

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The recent USA Network special "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars" will be released as an audio CD Nov. 5 via Lost Highway Records. Broadcast May 31, the event at Nashville's Ryman Audi The recent USA Network special "Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars &…

  11. Hot Product

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Pam Tillis, the Replacements, and more. 'Relative' Ways On her debut album for Sony's Lucky Dog label, "It's All Relative -- Tillis Sings Tillis," Pam Tillis is carrying on the family tradition. For this tribute to her legendary…

  12. Tribute Is 'All Relative' For Pam Tillis

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On her debut album for Sony's Lucky Dog label, "It's All Relative - Tillis Sings Tillis," Pam Tillis is carrying on the family tradition. For this tribute to her legendary father, Mel, Tillis puts her own creative stamp on…

  13. 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…

  14. Country Songwriter Harlan Howard Dies

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces," "Busted," and more than 100 other hits, died yesterday (March 3) in Nashville. He was 74 and had suffered from heart trouble, accord Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces,…

  15. The 'Great' Journey Of Willie Nelson

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway album, "The Great Divide," sounds like it could be pages ripped from the Red-Headed Stranger's road-worn journal. Themes of passionate re Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway…

  16. Doc Pulls Haggard Off The Road

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard has canceled the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard, who has a history of coronary artery disease, complained last Thursday of tigh Under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard has canceled the balance of his U.S. touring…

  17. Merle Haggard Returns To His 'Roots'

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Merle Haggard has made a lot of albums in his 40-year recording career, but he says of his new collection, "Roots Volume 1," on the eclectic Epitaph Records' Anti- imprint, "This is my favorite album, Merle Haggard has made a lot of albums in his 40-year recording career,…

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