1. This Day in Music

    October 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town of Modena, Italy. The opera star, who was accused of owing the government $18 million for income earned from 198 2001 - Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>For the fourth time in its storied career, U2 have a U.K. No. 1 single, after "Beautiful Day" surprisingly outsells Robbie Williams' and Kylie Minogue's "Kids" to take the top place on t 2000 - For the fourth time in its storied career,…

  4. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Bon Jovi, Dylan Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, Gary Allan, Terri Clark, Buddy Jewell, Joe Nichols, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and Darryl Worley will be among the performers on the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Nov. 5…

  5. Billboard Bits: CMAs, Hip-Hop/Hoops, Descendents

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on CMAs, Hip-Hop/Hoops, Descendents Toby Keith, Martina McBride, George Strait and Shania Twain have been added to the performance lineup for the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. They join previously announced duet performers Dolly Parton and Norah Jones and Alan…

  6. Tunes On TV

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related listings for Oct. 6-12 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Joss Stone (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Jacques Lowe). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Steadman, Justin…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack are big winners at the 12th annual International Bluegrass Music Assn. Awards. 2001 - Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack are big winners at the 12th annual…

  8. Billboard Bits: Norah/Dolly, AUDIO/VISUAL, David Cross

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Norah/Dolly, AUDIO/VISUAL, David Cross A duet between Norah Jones and Dolly Parton will highlight the performance slate for the 37th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 5 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House and airing live on CBS. The duo will perform Parton's "The Grass Is…

  9. Hot Product

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Martina McBride 'Girl' Talk Sticking to the road less traveled by her country/pop counterparts, Martina McBride remains purely country with her new RCA release, "Martina." By offering an array of down-home ballads, female anthems and gospel-tinged tunes, McBride's…

  10. Gerald Levert Returns With 'Genius'

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will issue his next studio album, "A Stroke of Genius," Oct. 28 via Elektra. Veteran R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will issue his next studio album, "A Stroke of Genius," Oct. 28 via Elektra. The set is preceded by the single "U…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting in Tuscany: All This Time." He dedicates his award to his "dear late friend Timothy White." 2002 - Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting in Tuscany: All This Time…

  12. Loveless Much At 'Home' With Latest CD

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a pair of acclaimed acoustic-oriented albums -- 2001's "Mountain Soul" and last year's "Bluegrass & White Snow - A Mountain Christmas" -- Patty Loveless' new album can be seen as her return to…

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

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 15-21, 2003. A new talk show hosted by Sharon Osbourne undoubtedly means more music on your TV, but don't freak out, cuz it won't be all Ozzy all the time! On the premiere episode, the syndicated show …

  14. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York hospital. The 66-year-old artist, perhaps best known for his 1970 hit "Sugar," had suffered a stroke two days earlier while 2000 - Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York…

  15. Billboard Bits: Jackson/Buffett, Hilary Duff, Summer

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Jackson/Buffett, Hilary Duff, Summer Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett are the first confirmed performers for the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The duo will open the Nov. 5 show with a rendition of their hit duet "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."…

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

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 8-14, 2003. It's back to school and back to work -- the summer is over. Well, it's not technically over until the 23rd of the month, but unofficially, life gets back to normal this week and that means new…

  17. Tunes On TV

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 8 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Peter Frampton (also scheduled: Ellen DeGeneres). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mariah Carey (also scheduled:…

  18. Simple Things

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Three years in the making, Amy Grant's 17th album resonates with the musical, emotional and spiritual depth that has marked her career. Three years in the making, Amy Grant's 17th album resonates with the musical, emotional and spiritual depth that has marked her career. And while…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause of death is not announced, though Crack is understood to have undergone treatment for psychiatric problems in th 2001 - Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause…

  20. Amy Grant Shares 'Simple Things'

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Always one to wear her heart on her sleeve musically, Amy Grant's willingness to be vulnerable and surprisingly forthright in her creative expression has earned the 42-year-old singer/songwriter devoted fans in contemporary Christian and…

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