1. Billboard Bits: Morrissey, Future Of Music Coalition, Lebo Mathosa

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey will play his only North American date of the year Nov. 21 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Saturday (Oct. 28). The week prior to the Chicago date, Morrissey will stage Morrissey will play his only North American date of the year Nov. 21 at the Aragon Ballroom…

  2. Young, Nelson, Mellencamp Help Farm Aid Turn 21

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young were joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the organization's 21st an Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young were joined by…

  3. Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule Round Out Farm Aid Bill

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Los Lonely Boys are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the 20th annual Farm Aid benefit. Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Los Lonely Boys are among the…

  4. Steve Earle Inks Deal With New West

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Steve Earle has signed a new deal with New West Records. His as-yet-untitled label debut will be released in the first half of next year, according to the company. Singer/songwriter Steve Earle has signed a new deal with New West Records. His as-yet-untitled label debut will…

  5. McMurtry, Cash, Crowell Top Americana Nominees

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, announced yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the yea James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards,…

  6. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes strikes back on Dr. Dre's label, Sonic Youth slims down to a quartet, the Replacements quit arguing and record some new songs and "Dead Man Walking" is reborn in this week's Hot Product. The Billy Joel concert souvenir "12 Gardens Live" (Columbia),…

  7. Billboard Bits: Randy Newman, Trapt/Shinedown, Joan Jett

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Randy Newman, Trapt/Shinedown, Joan Jett Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Guster, Bela Fleck and the Del McCoury Band are among the artists recasting songs penned by Randy Newman on the tribute album "Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman." Due May 9 via Sugar Hill, the 12-track…

  8. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, HFStival, Allison Moorer

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, HFStival, Allison Moorer Bruce Springsteen and his Seeger Sessions Band will spend the month of May on tour in Europe. The 10-date run kicks off May 5 in Dublin and wraps May 21 in Stockholm. A North American tour will follow, with dates to be announced. As…

  9. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

  10. Prine, Miller Top Americana Awards

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the Americana Music Association's fourth annual Americana Honors & Awards, held Sept. 9 at Nashville's Ryman Auditori Veteran roots music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the…

  11. Lineup Set For Glastonbury Festival

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, to be held June 24-26. Veteran artists Brian Wilson, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello are a Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.&…

  12. Billboard Bits: Diamond, Mellencamp, Jewel & More

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Neil Diamond/Rick Rubin, John Mellencamp, Jewel, Cary/Cockrell Pop legend Neil Diamond is collaborating with producer Rick Rubin on a new studio album, sources have confirmed to Billboard.com. The as-yet-untitled set will be Diamond's first album of original material since 2001&…

  13. Folds Saves Songs For 'Silverman'

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The fruit of the latter endeavor will emerge as "Songs for Silverman" April 26 via Epic. Since the release of 2001's "Rockin' the Suburbs," Ben Folds has toured various parts of the world time and time again, collaborated extensively with William Shatner ,…

  14. Earle, Moorer Teaming For 2005 Tour

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Steve Earle will embark on a month-long North American tour next month in support of his latest E-Squared/Artemis album, "The Revolution Starts ... Now." Singer/songwriter Steve Earle will embark on a month-long North American tour next month in support of his…

  15. 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,…

  16. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, 'Kerry-Oke,' ACLU

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, 'Kerry-Oke,' ACLU Toby Keith has joined the performance lineup for the 38th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Set for Nov. 9 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, the event will be hosted by Brooks & Dunn. The country duo and Shania Twain…

  17. 50 Cent Leads The Field With Six Mentions

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Click Here To See The Full List The Billboard Music Awards recognize the year's leading artists and songs as determined by actual performance on Billboard's weekly charts. Based on sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  18. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. Below are the finalists, by category, for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas (artists are listed in alphabetical order): Album of the year: 50 Cent, "…

  19. Back In 'Black': Jay-Z Swan Song Bows On Top

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Black Album" gives Jay-Z his sixth No. 1 release as it debuts atop The Billboard 200 this week. One of six top-10 debuts, the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set sold 463,000 copies in the U.S., according to "The Black Album" gives Jay-Z his sixth No. 1 release as it debuts atop…

  20. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

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