1. Sara Evans Returns 'Stronger' On First Album in Six Years

    March 07, 2011 7:03 AM EST In 2005, Missouri-born singer/songwriter Sara Evans was on a roll. Her album "Real Fine Place" hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and the single "A Real Fine Place to Start" became her fourth No. 1. In the spring of 2006, she won the Academy of Country…

  2. Taylor Hicks Resurfaces With New Album

    January 21, 2009 12:22 PM EST Former "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks returns March 10 with a new album, "The Distance," the follow-up to his lone major-label release. The album is preceded Jan. 27 by the digital single "What's Right Is Right" and will be released on Hicks' own…

  3. Taylor Hicks Inks Indie Deal For New CD

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former "American Idol" champion Taylor Hicks has aligned with artist services company Artist to Market for the release of his next album, due Feb. 10. Former "American Idol" champion Taylor Hicks has aligned with artist services company Artist to Market for the release of…

  4. Cream Mulling New York Run?

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sources say dates are being "unofficially" held for three concerts at Madison Square Garden in October. On the heels of its early May reunion run at London's Royal Albert Hall, legendary power trio Cream may be crossing the Atlantic for another round of shows this fall. Sources…

  5. Clapton Gets A Lift From Winwood, Mayer

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For "Back Home," his first album of new original material since 2001's "Reptile," Eric Clapton tapped the talents of longtime collaborator Simon Climie, as well as such guests as Steve Winwood, John M For "Back Home," his first album of new original material…

  6. Hot Product

    October 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael McDonald Motown Revisited Vocalist Michael McDonald this week releases "Motown Two," his second album of tracks made famous by stars of the Motown label. The track listing includes such favorites as "Reach Out, I'll Be There" (the first single), "Baby I…

  7. McDonald's 'Motown' A Tribute To Classic R&B

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's nice to be wanted. Just ask Michael McDonald. After departing the major-label arena several years ago, he has found his way back home again: to a major label, to the music that marked his childhood and early adult years and, most…

  8. McDonald Recharges With 'Motown' Set

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McDonald, now signed worldwide with Universal Music International, returned to active chart service in the U.K. yesterday (May 11) as his album "Michael McDonal Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McDonald, now signed worldwide with Universal…

  9. B.B. King Album 'Reflects' On Range Of Standards

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran artist exploring jazz, pop, and even country standards, as well as his trademark blues. Due June 10 via MCA, the set finds King performing B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran…

  10. Guests, Covers Grace New Clapton Set

    January 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST On "Reptile," Eric Clapton's first solo album since 1998's "Pilgrim," the artist surrounds himself with a substantial stable of guest musicians, and augments his own new compositio On "Reptile," Eric Clapton's first solo album since 1998's …