1. Charlie Daniels, "Deuces"

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Charlie Daniels and his famed namesake band are joined here by a diverse array of duet partners, including Brooks & Dunn, Gretchen Wilson, Vince Gill, Bonnie Bramlett, the Del McCoury Band, Dolly Charlie Daniels and his famed namesake band are joined here by a diverse array of duet…

  2. Stagecoach Festival / May 5-6, 2007 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6) in Indio, Calif. For the audience, the calculated formulas that rule country airwaves won hands down, thou It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6…

  3. Strait, Jackson Kick Off Inaugural Stagecoach Fest

    May 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Stagecoach festival in Indio, Calif. at the Empire Polo Field began without a hitch on Saturday (May 5). George Strait and Alan Jackson topped the bill at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, The inaugural Stagecoach festival in Indio, Calif. at the Empire Polo Field began without a…

  4. Skaggs Revisiting Classic Bill Monroe On New CD

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Skaggs says "it's a busy time," and the bluegrass icon isn't just pickin' in the wind. Ricky Skaggs says "it's a busy time," and the bluegrass icon isn't just pickin' in the wind. The "Bruce Hornsby & Ricky Skaggs"…

  5. Country Descending On Desert For Stagecoach Fest

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which, as previously reported, will be held May 5-6 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., the site of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fe The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which, as previously reported ,…

  6. Coachella Expands To Three Days, Country Fest To Follow

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to a three-day event for the first time in 2007 when it overtakes the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. on April 27-29. The following weeken The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to a three-day event for the…

  7. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST An encyclopedic sourcebook on one of the 20th century's most important artists, "Keys to the Rain" completely chronicles Bob Dylan's recorded work. Author Oliver Trager discusses of all of his officia "Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan) aka "Blowing in…

  8. Evolution Of The Banjo On Display

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Consider the evolution of the humble banjo. It morphed from a hollow gourd, strummed by African slaves, into an elegant toy for Victorian society ladies. Later, it grew into one of the mainstays of bl Consider the evolution of the humble banjo. It morphed from a hollow gourd, strummed by…

  9. More Than A Comedian

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Steve Martin displays specially inscribed Gibson banjo he received along with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at Washington's Kennedy Center. Actor, comedian, writer and musician Steve Martin displays specially inscribed Gibson banjo presented to him Oct. 23 as he receives the…

  10. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Mr. Tambourine Man" "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) • Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Biograph/'64 (1985); The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: Live 1975—The Rolling Thunder Revue …

  11. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Like a Rolling Stone" "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) • Bob Dylan, single (1965); Highway 61 Revisited (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Self Portrait (1970); Eat the Document (film)/'66 (1971); Masterpieces (1978); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979…

  12. Bluegrass Great Vassar Clements Dies

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements died yesterday (Aug. 16) at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements died yesterday (Aug. 16) at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following…

  13. Tunes on TV

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 1-7, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 1 "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV Featured artist: Bobby Valentino. "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artists: Switchfoot, Teairra Mari. "Tavis Smiley," PBS…

  14. Bluegrass Legend Jimmy Martin Dies

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashville hospice where he was battling bladder cancer. He was 77. Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashville hospice where he was battling bladder cancer…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound" (Capitol) reaches the top 10 of The…

  16. CD/DVD Salutes Bluegrass Fest's 30th

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's 30th anniversary with separate CD and DVD releases. As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's…

  17. Billboard Bits: Cocteau Twins, Daltrey & More

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stories on the Cocteau Twins, Roger Daltrey, Stereophonics and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Cocteau Twins have pulled out of their previously announced April 30 performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. According to a spokesperson, group member…

  18. 47th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Below are the winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Record Of The Year …

  19. Bonnaroo Sets Initial 2005 Lineup

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Joss Stone and Toots and the Maytals are among the first acts confirmed for Tennessee's fourth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Joss Stone and Toots and the Maytals are among the first acts confirmed for…

  20. Dozens Of Acts Sign On For Merlefest

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro, N.C. Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro,…

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