1. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Singer/guitarist Dave "Snaker" Ray dies of lung cancer at this Minneapolis home. He is 59. 2002 - Singer/guitarist Dave "Snaker" Ray dies of lung cancer at this Minneapolis home. He is 59. 2001 - Lyricist Kal Mann, who co-wrote classic hits like…

  2. Glen Campbell Released From Jail

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country singer Glen Campbell was freed early this morning (Nov. 25) from a Phoenix jail on $2,000 bail, on charges of extreme drunken driving and hit and run. He also was arrested on suspicion of assa Country singer Glen Campbell was freed early this morning (Nov. 25) from a Phoenix jail on …

  3. Elephant Man: Ready 4 U.S. Success

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due Dec. 2, the album serves as the dancehall…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, "Father Christmas," on her own Deanatone Records. 2001 - Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, "Father Christmas," on her own Deanatone Records. 2000 -…

  5. Billboard Bits: Suge Knight, Jerkins, Grant Lee Phillips

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Suge Knight, Jerkins, Grant Lee Phillips Riverhead Books has pushed the release of hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's autobiography to next year. Completion of the volume has been complicated by Knight's July imprisonment for assaulting a nightclub valet, but…

  6. Top Artists Saddle Up For RodeoHouston

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé. George Strait, Alan Jackson and John Mayer are among the artists who will grace the RodeoHouston concert stage next spring. Set for March 2-21, the 72nd Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Beyoncé. George Strait, Alan Jackson and John Mayer are among the artists who will grace the…

  7. Vandross, 50 Cent Honored With Two AMAs

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of two American Music Awards (AMAs) each tonight (Nov. 16). Neither was on hand at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium to Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of…

  8. Poll: Groban Is Week's Biggest Release

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a week with new releases from such heavy hitters as Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam, it's the soft vocals of Josh Groban that are favored by music fans, according to a Billboard.co In a week with new releases from such heavy hitters as Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Bruce…

  9. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

  10. Family, Friends Salute Johnny Cash In Nashville

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST It was an evening of standing ovations last night (Nov. 10) at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, as performers from the worlds of country and rock paid tribute to the late Johnny Cash. The concert, w It was an evening of standing ovations last night (Nov. 10) at the Ryman Auditorium in…

  11. Sting, No Doubt To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers confirmed for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Set for Dec. 10 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers…

  12. Sting, No Doubt To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers confirmed for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Set for Dec. 10 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers…

  13. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Vocalist Josh Groban's sophomore album, "Closer" (Warner Bros.). A double-disc retrospective from Bruce Springsteen, "The Essential" (Columbia), featuring a third disc of rare tracks. 98 Degrees…

  14. The Other Side

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Warner Bros.' Christian division, Word, has had tremendous success with Randy Travis' two gospel albums. Warner Bros.' Christian division, Word, has had tremendous success with Randy Travis' two gospel albums. The eager audience that embraced Travis' efforts will be…

  15. Travis Among Top CCMA Winners

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Randy Travis, Dennis Agajanian, Dottie Rambo and perennial favorites the Fox Brothers led the list of winners at the ninth annual Christian Country Music Association Awards last night (Nov. 6) at Nash Randy Travis, Dennis Agajanian, Dottie Rambo and perennial favorites the Fox Brothers led…

  16. 2003 ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 41st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Nov. 3. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Craig Wiseman "American Child" "The Cowboy In Me" "The Good Stuff" "…

  17. 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, handed out Nov. 5 in Nashville. Below are the winners of the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, handed out Nov. 5 in Nashville. Entertainer of the year: Alan Jackson Female vocalist of the year: Martina…

  18. Johnny Cash Dominates CMA Awards

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The late Johnny Cash dominated the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards last night (Nov. 5) in Nashville, winning three awards for work done in the last year of his life. The nationally televised ev The late Johnny Cash dominated the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards last night (Nov. 5…

  19. Memphis Celebrates Rock'N'Roll's 50th

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pegging the day Elvis Presley recorded a version of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's "That's All Right" -- July 5, 1954 -- at as the date "rock" and "roll" were married, Memphis will celebrate 2004 as the 50 Pegging the day Elvis Presley recorded a…

  20. Ask Billboard

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bob Seger, Donna Summer and Celine Dion. A SEGER 'MYSTERY' Keith, I'm really excited about Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's "Greatest Hits 2" hits coming out and I'm thrilled to see so many of his…

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