1. 2002 ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Here are the winning songs from the 40th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Nov. 4 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Listed below the song title is the songwriter and publisher. Ain't Nothing 'Bout You Rivers Rutherford Memphisto Music…

  2. Billboard Bits: CMAs, Springsteen, Jackson/Crowell

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on CMAs, Springsteen, Jackson/Crowell Loretta Lynn, Trace Adkins, Steve Azar, Lonestar's Richie McDonald, Diamond Rio's Marty Roe, John Michael Montgomery, and Chris Cagle have been added to the list of presenters for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, to…

  3. Pearl Jam World Tour Bows Feb. 8

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam's first world tour in more than two-and-a-half years will kick off Feb. 8 in Brisbane, Australia, according to Australian radio station Triple-J. So far, 10 dates are confirmed in Australia Pearl Jam's first world tour in more than two-and-a-half years will kick off Feb. 8…

  4. Donnie Sounds His 'Anthem'

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Before you hear the first note on the debut album by Atlanta soul singer Donnie, the name of the CD grabs your attention: "The Colored Section." Like Donnie, the title and the music are bold, honest, and edgy. For years, Donnie has been…

  5. Billboard Bits: Papa Roach, West Memphis 3, Yo La Tengo

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Papa Roach/Rock the Rockies unsigned band search, West Memphis Three benefit auction, and Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah concerts. Papa Roach is looking for a new opening act, and is teaming with SoBe Beverages, Hard Rock Cafe, and Steamboat Ski Resort to try to find one via a…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  7. Chevy Delves Into Christian Tour Sponsorship

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.S.-based carmaker Chevrolet is linking up with an evangelical concert tour for a marketing campaign, a move criticized as crossing the line between religion and the boardroom. U.S.-based carmaker Chevrolet is linking up with an evangelical concert tour for a marketing campaign, a move…

  8. Update: Elvis' Estate Wins Injunction Against DVD

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The estate of Elvis Presley has won an injunction in California Federal Appeals Court barring the further sale of the eight-DVD collection "The Definitive Elvis," released this summer by Passport Vide The estate of Elvis Presley has won an injunction in California Federal Appeals…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 1999 - George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York. 1999 - A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard cancels the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard has a history of coronary a 2001 - Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor…

  12. Decisions

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Beu Sisters are four young siblings who write, arrange, and sing their own songs and possess an irresistible combination of good looks and talent. The Beu Sisters are four young siblings who write, arrange, and sing their own songs and possess an irresistible combination of good looks and…

  13. Jerusalem

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Living up to his reputation as the voice of Americana, Steve Earle comments on a post-Sept. Living up to his reputation as the voice of Americana, Steve Earle comments on a post-Sept. 11 world with the gravity and complexity that the subject deserves. Unabashedly political, Jerusalem decries…

  14. Kindred Spirits—A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In his 70th year, Johnny Cash has been covered, smothered, reissued, and well-feted, but what separates this collection from the many that bear Cash's name this year is the simple fact that it salutes In his 70th year, Johnny Cash has been covered, smothered, reissued, and well-feted,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Harris, Tommy Boy Films, Heroes Awards

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Emmylou Harris, Tommy Boy Films, Heroes Awards Country veteran Emmylou Harris will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's (VVAF) Patrick J. Leahy Humanitarian Award for her efforts to focus attention on the plight of landmine survivors. She'll be presented with…

  16. White Tribute Continues In New York

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Buffett, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (Oct. 8) for Music To My Ears, While most of the thousands attending last night's Music to My Ears tribute…

  17. Billboard Bits: Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Ann Womack, Jack Black, Steve Howe Country star Lee Ann Womack is the latest artist to sign on to Lifetime Television and Marie Claire magazine's third annual breast cancer awareness benefit concert, "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars." She joins previously announced…

  18. Sinead O'Connor 'Sexys Up' Irish Traditionals

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Take an album's worth of traditional Irish songs and spice them up, as a way to both shed a different light on music often regarded as being pretty "uncool" and to celebrate Ireland's rich songwriting past. It's a vision…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months…

  20. Room to Breathe

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Delbert McClinton's last album, Nothing Personal, was a certifiable hit, both critically and commercially. Delbert McClinton's last album, Nothing Personal, was a certifiable hit, both critically and commercially. It would be a challenge for some artists to follow such a terrific…

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