1. Keni Thomas Waves 'Flag'

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Keni Thomas' new project, "Flags of Our Fathers: A Soldier's Story," is one of the best examples of art imitating life to ever emerge from Nashville. Prior to signing with Brent Maher's Moraine Music Group, Thomas served…

  2. Rimes, Harwell Lead NASCAR IMAX Soundtrack

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST New songs from LeAnn Rimes and Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell are among the offerings on the "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience" film soundtrack. The Shout! Factory disc will also boast previously New songs from LeAnn Rimes and Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell are among the…

  3. Harper, Blind Boys Pairing Spawns Live DVD

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following a collaborative CD that resulted in a trio of Grammy nominations, Ben Harper and the Blind Boys Of Alabama are planning to release a concert DVD early next year. The film was taped at a one- Following a collaborative CD that resulted in a trio of Grammy nominations, Ben Harper and…

  4. B&E: Keni Thomas

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Keni Thomas. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. It's not often that finding yourself knee-deep in a swamp in the middle of the…

  5. Fights Cut Short Ludacris Appearance

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST A charity appearance by rap star Ludacris at Montgomery Mall in Montgomery, Ala., was cut short last night (Dec. 9) after two small fights broke out. A charity appearance by rap star Ludacris at Montgomery Mall in Montgomery, Ala., was cut short last night (Dec. 9) after two small fights…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 22-28)

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 22-28, 2004). HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Readers here in the United States know that this week is a special one. The Thanksgiving Day holiday generally means family gatherings big and small and all of the trappings that go with it.…

  7. TunesOnTV

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 22-28, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 22 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Jerry Seinfeld). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Fantasia Barrino (also…

  8. Young Buck Surrenders To Police

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Young Buck surrendered to police today (Nov. 19) to face charges that he stabbed a man who had punched hip-hop superstar Dr. Dre during the Vibe Awards earlier this week in Santa Monica, Calif. Rapper Young Buck surrendered to police today (Nov. 19) to face charges that he stabbed a…

  9. 47TunesOnTV

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 15-21, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 15 "106 & Park," BET Featured artist: Destiny's Child. "Green Day Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Green Day ("Boulevard of Broken Dreams"). …

  10. Billboard Bits: Jimmy Buffett, Xzibit, 'Jingle Ball'

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimmy Buffett, Xzibit, 'Jingle Ball' Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will play a Nov. 23 show at Orlando, Fla.'s T.D. Waterhouse Centre to benefit hurricane relief organizations in Florida, Alabama and the Caribbean. Tickets for the performance, sponsored by…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses No. 1s, Clay Aiken and numerical chart coincidences with readers. TAKING A COUNT OF GEORGE Hello again, Fred, Thought I'd throw my two cents in regarding the question one of your readers asked about the title to George Strait's "50 Number Ones"…

  12. Tunes On TV

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 18-24, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: Jane Monheit, Michael Buble (also scheduled: Jimmy Carter). "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist:…

  13. TunesonTV

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 11-17, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 11 "National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour," Sundance Channel Featured artists: Babyface, Jackson Browne, Dixie Chicks, John Fogerty, Jurassic 5, Dave Matthews…

  14. There Will Be a Light

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama have performed together in a live setting for about five years, but "There Will Be a Light" is their first full-length collaboration. Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama have performed together in a live setting for about five years, but…

  15. Silky Smokie Stays True To Gospel

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Smokie Norful's silky voice and potent songs have quickly propelled him to the top of the gospel hill. His 2002 debut, "I Need You Now," spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. The title track became a…

  16. Tony Joe's Campfire Songs

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the mag for Billboard.com. Some people swap stories around the campfire; others, like Tony Joe White and Shelby Lynne, write songs. They wrote a handful together a few years ago, when Lynne, who grew up in Alabama and resides in California, was living near White's place in…

  17. The Washington Post, Drive By Truckers, Steve Earle

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Tangled Web, a weekly column featuring interesting music-related online destinations. This week: The Washington Post, Drive By Truckers and Steve Earle. POSTING DIGITAL MUSIC The Washington Post, one of the nation's most respected daily newspapers, has added a digital-music page to…

  18. 34TunesOnTV

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 16-22, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 16 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Bruce Hornsby (also scheduled: Erica Kennedy, Tonya Lewis Lee, Crystal McCrary Anthony). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  19. Gov't Mule, Claypool Salute Skynyrd

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule, Primus' Les Claypool, Blues Traveler and the Drive-By Truckers are among the acts getting down and dirty on "Under the Influence -- A Jam Band Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd," Billboard.com can Gov't Mule, Primus' Les Claypool, Blues Traveler and the Drive…

  20. I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three Grammy Awards in three years, the Blind Boys of Alabama have reached a pinnacle of recognition long-denied them during their 60-plus-year career (which has spawned just as many albums). With three Grammy Awards in three years, the Blind Boys of Alabama have reached a pinnacle of…

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