1. Kenny, Toby, Tim Lead CMT Nominees

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Big & Rich are the top nominees for the CMT 2005 Music Awards, which the network will air live April 11 from Nashville. Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Big & Rich are the top nominees for the CMT 2005 Music Awards, which the network…

  2. 2005 CMT Music Awards Nominees

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST CMT Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the CMT Music Awards, to be presented April 11 in Nashville. CMT MUSIC AWARDS VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Big & Rich - "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)" Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby" Gretchen…

  3. Ask Billboard

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac and more. BRYAN AND SHERYL Keith, I have a couple A&M/Interscope questions for you. Are there any plans to release Bryan Adams' "Room Service" in the United States? Also, there was…

  4. Rock, Country Acts To Visit Music Midtown

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Superstars from the world of rock and country will descend on Atlanta's annual Music Midtown festival, which runs June 10-12. Superstars from the world of rock and country will descend on Atlanta's annual Music Midtown festival, which runs June 10-12. Among the first wave of…

  5. FBI Closes Notorious B.I.G Investigation

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The FBI has closed its investigation into the 1997 murder of rap star Notorious B.I.G., abandoning the theory that a rogue police officer may have been involved in the slaying. The FBI has closed its investigation into the 1997 murder of rap star Notorious B.I.G., abandoning the theory that a…

  6. Toby Keith Weighing Label Options

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Whether he's serious or simply negotiating in public, Toby Keith surprised attendees at last week's Country Radio Seminar in Nashville by stating that he might leave DreamWorks Records, with whom he's Whether he's serious or simply negotiating in public, Toby Keith…

  7. Billboard Bits: Morrissey, Loretta Lynn, Bob Benjamin

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Morrissey, Loretta Lynn, Bob Benjamin The upcoming Morrissey live DVD , "Who Put the 'M' in Manchester," will be screened in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Washington, D.C., the evening before its March 29 release via Sanctuary. An additional…

  8. Ask Billboard

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Daft Punk, Robbie Williams and "Watching Scotty Grow." DON'T BE DAFT Keith, When is Daft Punk going to tour the U.S.? I think they have an album coming this year, right? Thanks! Susanne Hi Susanne, There is no word on if…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 7-13, 2005)

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 7-13, 2005). GET ON BOARD THE SOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUL TRAIN... AWARDS: You don't need no ticket to ride the Soul Train, just an appreciation for what's going on right now in R&B and hip-hop. For years, Don Cornelius'…

  10. TunesOnTV

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 7-13, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 7 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: Dixie Carter, Lori Loughlin). "American Idol," Fox Featured artist: Paula Abdul …

  11. Springsteen Spiffs Up 'Devils & Dust'

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST In addition to the standard audio tracks on one side, the DVD side will sport acoustic renditions of the title track, "Long Time Comin'," "Reno," All I'm Thinkin' About" and "Matamoras Banks," filmed Bruce Springsteen's new album, "…

  12. Live at Tavern on the Green

    March 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cabaret legend Nancy LaMott, who succumbed to cancer in 1995, never sounded more vibrant than on this live recording. Cabaret legend Nancy LaMott, who succumbed to cancer in 1995, never sounded more vibrant than on this live recording. She died seven weeks after the complete performance was…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, Brian McFadden, artist credits and Greek artists with readers. THE ENTIRE RHYTHM NATION HEARD FROM Hi Fred, Last week Dean Smedley wondered what was the last album prior to Usher's "Confessions" to generate five top 10 hits. Your reply…

  14. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MALE VOCALIST KENNY CHESNEY ALAN JACKSON TOBY…

  15. Tim McGraw Tops ACM Nominees With Six

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw leads the nominations for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards with six nods, including entertainer and male vocalist of the year Tim McGraw leads the nominations for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards with six nods, including entertainer and male vocalist…

  16. Billboard Bits: Gang Of Four, Searchers/Curtis, Billboard PostPlay

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Gang Of Four, Searchers/Curtis & More Pioneering post-punk act Gang Of Four will follow its previously announced May 1 appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with a three-week North American tour. The group will play multiple nights in San Francisco, Chicago…

  17. Ask Billboard

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about boy bands, Fischerspooner and Green Day. BATTLE OF THE BOYS Hi Keith! I was wondering which boy band has sold the most records. Did the New Kids on the Block (aka NKOTB) sell more records than the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, 98 Degrees…

  18. 'NOW 18' Mixes Rock, Pop, R&B, Country

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST With 20 hits from the likes of U2, Snoop Dogg, Good Charlotte and Ashanti, the 18th volume in the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" follows firmly in the footsteps of its predecessors. With 20 hits from the likes of U2, Snoop Dogg, Good Charlotte and Ashanti, the 18th volume in…

  19. 10TunesOnTV

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 28-March 6, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 28 "Faith Evans Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Faith Evans ("Again"). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Joan Collins).…

  20. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts 2. "You're My Better Half," Keith Urban 3. "NOTHIN' TO LOSE," JOSH GRACIN 4. "Mud On The Tires," Brad Paisley 5. "That's What I Love About Sunday," Craig…

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