1. Vincent Is 'One Step Ahead' With Album, Tour

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass vocalist/mandolin player Rhonda Vincent will release her latest album, "One Step Ahead," April 29, just a few days after kicking off a four-month U.S. tour. Produced by the artist and her br Bluegrass vocalist/mandolin player Rhonda Vincent will release her latest album, …

  2. Nelson, Keith, Chesney Among ACM Performers

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney are among the initial performers confirmed for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards show. Set for May 21 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney are among the initial performers confirmed for…

  3. 14ask

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Ricky Martin, Common, the Roots, and Hootie & the Blowfish. MARTIN TO BREAK 'SILENCIO' Keith, Do you have any news about a new release from Ricky Martin? Liliana Kelley Hi Liliana, Ricky Martin's forthcoming album, "…

  4. but one day. . .

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ute Lemper's last Decca album—Punishing Kiss, in 2000, featuring songs by Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, and Scott Walker—was a brave, artful attempt to break out of her avant-cab Ute Lemper's last Decca album—Punishing Kiss, in 2000, featuring songs by Tom Waits, Elvis…

  5. Tomorrow Right Now

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Antipop Consortium always seemed a tad ahead of its time, so it was sad when they disbanded last summer, before the hip-hop world could catch up to them. The Antipop Consortium always seemed a tad ahead of its time, so it was sad when they disbanded last summer, before the hip-hop world…

  6. Spirit Rising, Volume 1: Praise &Worship

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The debut of what promises to be a new brand in gospel anthologies does an admirable job of melding traditional and modern gospel, performed by artists with careers based in both secular and gospel mu The debut of what promises to be a new brand in gospel anthologies does an admirable job of…

  7. Bill Anderson Charged With Domestic Assault

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran country artist Bill Anderson has been charged with aggravated domestic assault for an incident at his home involving his girlfriend, Nashville authorities said. Anderson and Deborah Marlin wer Veteran country artist Bill Anderson has been charged with aggravated domestic assault for…

  8. 13ask

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Faith Hill, reggae sales, and Silverchair. FAITH IN FAITH Hi, I'm a big fan of Faith Hill. Just curious, how many albums has she sold to date? How about the sales of her latest album, "Cry?" Anyway, is she planning to…

  9. 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…

  10. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. Home , Dixie Chicks 2. Up! , Shania Twain 3. Tim McGraw And The Dancehall Doctors , Tim McGraw 4. American IV: The Man Comes Around , Johnny Cash 5. Unleashed , Toby Keith News Dixie Chicks , Toby Keith , Shania Twain , Johnny Cash , Tim McGraw …

  11. R&B Luminaries Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robinson, Jaheim, and Anita Baker lead the lineup for the fifth edition of the Essence Music Festival, set for July 3-5 at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robinson, Jaheim, and Anita Baker lead the lineup…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dorothy Delay, a Julliard School violin teacher and musical powerhouse whose students over a half-century include such luminaries as Itzhak Perlman and Midori, dies of cancer at her home 2002 - Dorothy Delay, a Julliard School violin teacher and musical powerhouse…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Police claim to find three envelopes of rock cocaine in rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's Range Rover when they stop him in Brooklyn for driving without license plates. 1999 - Police claim to find three envelopes of rock cocaine in rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard&…

  14. 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…

  15. 12ask

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jody Watley, and Journey. BY THE WAY... Keith, I just love the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, "By the Way." I was wondering how many copies that album has sold. Also, how many copies have all their…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman…

  17. Third Day's Further Expanding Boundaries

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For all those who thought praise and worship was strictly mellow acoustic music, Third Day shattered that perception with "Offerings: A Worship Album." Now, the Georgia rock act -- which last month won its first Grammy Award (best rock…

  18. Bogus Investor Derails Tosh Tribute Set

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include contributions from Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Ben Harper, and former members of Guns 'N Roses, is in danger of being d A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on Madonna, one-hit wonders, featured artists, the Ramones, and airplay-only hits. CAUTION: This week's Chart Beat Chat ends with a surprise twist you won't see coming until the very last second! Uh-uh, don't scroll down there now -- have a little…

  20. CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards Nominees

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards. Toby Keith and actress Pamela Anderson will host the event, which will take place April 7 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center and air live on CMT beginning at 8…

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