1. Robert Plant 'Felt Young' Working on 'Band of Joy' Album

    September 13, 2010 11:35 AM EDT R obert Plant expects his new Band of Joy to be a going concern and says that taking pen to paper -- rather than continuing to cover other songs as he does on the "Band of Joy" album, which is out Tuesday (Sept. 14) -- is the likely next step. "We're talking. We have to…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch," adult contemporary music, performing rights societies and more! IN THE 'MEAN' TIME Fred: I was perusing the 2007 year-end lists on Billboard.biz when I spotted an error that made my heart shrink three sizes.…

  3. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock favors more rock than rap on his first album in four years, Jennifer Lopez returns to English on her second release of 2007, strong women LeAnn Rimes and Vanessa Carlton unveil new efforts an New albums from rock acts Alter Bridge ("Blackbird," Universal) and Puddle Of Mudd…

  4. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, The Bravery. "Late Night with Conan O&…

  5. Underwood, Chicks, Chesney Top CMT Nominations

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood, the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland scored a leading three nominations each for the 2007 CMT Music Awards, to be held April 16 at Nashville's Curb Event Cent Carrie Underwood, the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland scored a…

  6. ON TV

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 10 "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Pink. "2006 CMT Music Awards Pre-Party [TV-PG]," CMT Featured artist(s): Jason Aldean (also scheduled: Little Big Town, Van Zant). "2006 CMT…

  7. Billboard Bits: CMT Awards, Monterey Jazz, French Kicks, Buck Owens

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on CMT Awards, Monterey Jazz, French Kicks, Buck Owens Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban have joined the performance lineup for the 2006 CMT Music Awards . They will appear alongside previously confirmed performers Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Trace…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about everything from video downloads, Spanish hitmakers and the action on Billboard's country and adult contemporary charts. VIDEO CHARTS THE RADIO STAR Recently, iTunes has been offering music videos for purchase. Considering that they are actual purchases of a…

  9. 41st Academy of Country Music Awards - Final Nominees

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 in Las Vegas. Below are the final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in a ceremony airing live on CBS. ALBUM OF THE YEAR…

  10. Wilson Plans 2006 'Redneck Revolution'

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country star Gretchen Wilson will bring Van Zant and Blaine Larsen along on next year's Redneck Revolution tour. Country star Gretchen Wilson will bring Van Zant and Blaine Larsen along on next year's Redneck Revolution tour. The trek will begin Jan. 18 in Dallas and run through…

  11. Sony BMG Recalls Copy Protected CDs

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U.S. store shelves in response to a mounting controversy over software contained on the discs that behaves like spyware. Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U.S. store shelves in response to a mounting controversy…

  12. Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Kenny…

  13. Billboard Bits: Ashlee Simpson, Alicia Keys, Van Zant

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ashlee Simpson, Alicia Keys, Van Zant Ahead of the Oct. 18 release of her sophomore Geffen album, "I Am Me," Ashlee Simpson has begun confirming North American tour dates. The trek will begin Sept. 21 in Portland and run through Oct. 9 in New Orleans. This week, Simpson will…

  14. Mariah Still No. 1 As 'Idols' Fade

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week in a row, and a sixth overall. The cut also returns to No. 1 on the Pop 100 chart, replacing Bo Bice's version of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on…

  15. DMB Defeats NIN, Weezer As Album Chart Champ

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band earns its fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as the DualDisc release of "Stand Up" (RCA) bows way ahead of the competition with sales of 465,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen Sou Dave Matthews Band earns its fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as the DualDisc…

  16. Billboard Bits: CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour A host of top acts will perform as part of the CMA Music Festival 's nightly concert series at the Nashville Coliseum this summer. On board for the June 9-12 series are Kenny Rogers, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Van Zant and Sugarland,…