1. Anne Murray Enjoys Croonin' Country

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Calling the work "the highlight of my recording career," Canadian singer Anne Murray says recording her new album, "Country Croonin'," was "more fun than I've ever had in the studio. I knew all of the words to…

  2. Composer Ray Conniff Dies

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose arrangements epitomized the big band sound while spawning such albums as "S'Wonderful" and "Somewhere My Love," died Saturday. He wa Ray Conniff, the Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader whose…

  3. Kindred Spirits—A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In his 70th year, Johnny Cash has been covered, smothered, reissued, and well-feted, but what separates this collection from the many that bear Cash's name this year is the simple fact that it salutes In his 70th year, Johnny Cash has been covered, smothered, reissued, and well-feted,…

  4. Strong Enough

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Travis Tritt stormed onto the scene more than a decade ago as that rare soulful balladeer also capable of rebel-rousing Southern boogie. Travis Tritt stormed onto the scene more than a decade ago as that rare soulful balladeer also capable of rebel-rousing Southern boogie. Over the years, he…

  5. Artists On Hand For Royalties Accounting Hearing

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers, artists, and record company executives will attend a hearing in downtown Los Angeles today (Sept. 24) called by California state senators Martha Escutia (D-Norwalk) and Kevin Murray (D-Culv Lawmakers, artists, and record company executives will attend a hearing in downtown Los…

  6. Hot Product for Monday, Sept. 24, 2002

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from India.Arie, Peter Gabriel, Beck, and Underworld, the Johnny Cash tribute "Kindred Spirits," and more. Fantastic 'Voyage' It's unusual to meet a successful artist who is not caught up in the pressures of celebrity, but India.Arie seems to be…

  7. Billboard Bits: LeAnn Rimes, OpryFEST, Camper Van

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on LeAnn Rimes, OpryFEST, Camper Van LeAnn Rimes has been added to the lineup for the 16th Bridge School Benefit concert outside of San Francisco. As reported yesterday , the Oct. 26 roster features Foo Fighters, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ryan Adams, James Taylor, Vanessa Carlton,…

  8. Tillis To Tour Again

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran country artist Mel Tillis says he's going to begin touring again beginning next year. This after a 45-year career that has yielded more than 60 albums. The 70-year-old entertainer has a full s Veteran country artist Mel Tillis says he's going to begin touring again beginning…

  9. Home

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At a time when their personal and professional lives were extremely complicated, the Dixie Chicks managed to concoct an album of stunning simplicity. At a time when their personal and professional lives were extremely complicated, the Dixie Chicks managed to concoct an album of stunning…

  10. 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…

  11. Marty Stuart Cleared On DUI Charges

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Drunken driving charges against country performer Marty Stuart were dismissed yesterday (Aug. 27), but he will lose his driver's license for a year for refusing to take a blood-alcohol test. Drunken driving charges against country performer Marty Stuart were dismissed yesterday (Aug. 27)…

  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. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel in the New York borough of Queens. He is 44. 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel…

  14. Dixie Chicks Come 'Home'

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billbaord.com. The title of the new Dixie Chicks album, "Home," works on a number of levels. For starters, it's the group's first major-label effort recorded in its home state of Texas, as opposed to Nashville. The Chicks co-produced the…

  15. Billboard Bits: Dixie Chicks, Warwick/ABBA, Chicago

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dixie Chicks, Warwick/ABBA, Chicago Last week's pair of sold-out Dixie Chicks performances at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre will serve as the basis for the trio's upcoming television special, which will air sometime in December on NBC. Tickets to the Thursday and Friday…

  16. Cash 'Comes Around' On New 'American' Album

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this year, Johnny Cash fans will be given yet another reason to smile Nov. 5, when the Man In Black's fourth collabor Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this…

  17. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Del McCoury Band Ricky…

  18. Megadeth Principals Finish Buddy Holly Song

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT More than 40 years after Buddy Holly's death and with the blessing of his widow, two former Megadeth members joined a Mesa, Ariz.-based vocalist to record an unfinished Holly tune, "That Makes It Toug More than 40 years after Buddy Holly's death and with the blessing of his…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Four Elvis confidants known as ""The Memphis Mafia"" commemorate the 20th anniversary of the King's passing with a webcast interview. In the chat, hosted live at http://www.natsatinc.com 1997 - Four Elvis confidants known as ""The…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Martie Seidel of the Dixie Chicks is married to Ireland-based college professor Gareth Maguire while the two are on vacation in Kailua, Hawaii. 2001 - Martie Seidel of the Dixie Chicks is married to Ireland-based college professor Gareth Maguire while the two are on…

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