1. John Legend To Sing National Anthem At World Series

    October 29, 2009 9:58 AM EDT J ohn Legend is going to the World Series. Major League Baseball says the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will perform the national anthem before Game Two at Yankee Stadium Thursday (Oct. 29). New York natives Jay-Z and Alicia Keys will warm up the audience with their single "Empire…

  2. Keith Urban, Sugarland To Headline 2010 Stagecoach Festival

    October 08, 2009 2:09 PM EDT Keith Urban , Toby Keith , Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland are confirmed to headline the fourth annual Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, it was announced today (Oct. 8). The two-day outdoor fest will take place April 24-25, 2010 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.…

  3. David Guetta, "One Love"

    August 11, 2009 4:33 PM EDT A manifesto for the synthesis of dance and hip-hop, French DJ David Guetta 's new album "One Love" turns out top 40-friendly songs while remaining true to dance club culture. With its impressive list of collaborators-including Will.i.am , Estelle , Akon , Ne-Yo , Kid Cudi and…

  4. Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne, "Down"

    August 03, 2009 6:58 PM EDT Jay Sean brings his internationally successful blend of pop stateside with the debut single from "My Own Way," the singer's first U.S. album set for an Oct. 13 release. The Londonie's melodic vocals, which helped his 2004 album go five times platinum in India, resonate…

  5. Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, "Turn My Swag On"

    July 27, 2009 6:42 PM EDT On "iSouljaBoyTellEm," an album riddled with rhymes about material wealth and body-moving beats, "Turn My Swag On" stands alone. It's not because the song's lyrical content (best summed up by the line, "Yeah, I'm gettin' money, ohhhh")…

  6. Conor Oberst and Jenny Lewis / July 4, 2009 / New York (Battery Park)

    July 13, 2009 7:32 PM EDT A sea of blankets spread across the shady grounds of Battery Park as concertgoers gathered on a beautiful Fourth of July afternoon to see Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band with Jenny Lewis . The free event, part of the summer-long NYC River to River Festival, drew a large diverse crowd…

  7. May 4, 2009

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd dies of a heart attack at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He is 72. 2000 – Letters to Cleo play their last concert in Boston; they disband the following month. 1992 – Dudu Mntowaziwayo Ndlovu of Johnny Clegg & Savuka dies of a gunshot wound…

  8. Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack To Play Detroit's Downtown Hoedown

    April 08, 2009 9:32 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar and actor Kevin Costner with his band Modern West are among the headliners at this year's 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown in Detroit. The 27th annual weekend-long festival, acknowledged as the world's largest free country music…

  9. Nov 25th 2008

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST – Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde is shot dead in the early morning hours in Reynosa, Mexico. He is 27. Elizalde had just finished playing a concert at a palenque, and had entered his SUV when he was gunned down by more than 70 machine gun bullets. 2005 - Country music makes…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde is shot dead in the early morning hours in Reynosa, Mexico. He is 27. Elizalde had just finished playing a concert at a palenque, and had entered his S 2006 - Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde is shot dead in the early morning hours in…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Juanes, who is the all-time leader wit 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes adds more statues to his mantel with three wins during the…

  12. Billboard Underground: Nicole Frechette

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Northeast doesn't have a reputation as a hotbed for country music, but for 23-year-old singer/songwriter Nicole Frechette, there's an audience for country no matter where she performs. The Northeast doesn't have a reputation as a hotbed for country music, but for 23-year…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in London, but is booed by the audience when she fails to turn up and pick up her trophies. Knowles wins best 2006 - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. Born in 1928, Clements was referred to as the "Miles Davis o 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor…

  15. A New Day Has Dawned

    July 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tapping into the loyalty of the Christian music fan is nothing new to Christian record labels, and expectations are high for Third Day's "Revelation," due this week via Provident Music Group. Tapping into the loyalty of the Christian music fan is nothing new to Christian record…

  16. Vaselines, Mudhoney Rock Sub Pop 20 Bash

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sure, there were Nirvana songs on the first day of Sub Pop's 20th anniversary bash at Seattle's Marymoor Park. They just happened to be by the Vaselines. The shambling Scottish duo, so greatly loved b Sure, there were Nirvana songs on the first day of Sub Pop's 20th anniversary…

  17. Flight of the Conchords / May 6 / New York (Town Hall)

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In real life, the men behind HBO's "Flight of the Conchords" -- Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie -- now have to deal with their new found fame: Girls do throw themselves at the pair and choruses of r On HBO’s series "Flight of the Conchords," there are never fans…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pearl Jam sticks around after taping a song for CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman to play a 10-song set inside New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre exclusively for members of its fan club. 2006 - Pearl Jam sticks around after taping a song for CBS' "The Late…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

  20. Chris Brown Gets Hot Shot Debut Honors On The Hot 100

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chris Brown not only earns the Hot Shot Debut award on The Billboard Hot 100 this week, he does so while charting two other singles within the top 10. Hot Shot Debuts: Chris Brown not only earns the Hot Shot Debut award on The Billboard Hot 100 this week, he does so while charting two other…

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