1. Evolver Unearths Unreleased Buckley Tracks

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records has unearthed 11 previously unreleased tracks featuring the late Jeff Buckley in collaboration with noted guitarist/Gods & Monsters principal Gary Lu Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records has unearthed 11 previously unreleased tracks…

  2. Try Again

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mike Ireland opts to Try Again on his first country album since his great 1998 effort, and the results are similarly top-notch. Mike Ireland opts to Try Again on his first country album since his great 1998 effort, and the results are similarly top-notch. Ireland, who wrote all 12 cuts, has a…

  3. Freedom

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Andy Griggs' latest on RCA is a diverse and engaging effort. Swirling guitars and a confident vocal set the tone early on the title cut, and "The Road to Lasting Love" is a sultry midtempo. Andy Griggs' latest on RCA is a diverse and engaging effort. Swirling guitars and a…

  4. Andy Griggs Enjoys His 'Freedom'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com) It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working with Martina McBride and Cinderella's Tom Keifer, but Andy Griggs d It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working…

  5. Bush Pressing Forward Without Founding Guitarist

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bush guitarist Nigel Pulsford, who had been on leave from the U.K. rock outfit he co-founded with frontman Gavin Rossdale in 1992, appears to be leaving the band for good. Former Helmet guitarist Chri Bush guitarist Nigel Pulsford, who had been on leave from the U.K. rock outfit he co-founded…

  6. 'Like, Omigod!' Rhino Box Celebrates The '80s

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The music that defined the 1980s has been assembled into Rhino's forthcoming compilation "Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)." Due July 2, the seven-disc set boasts 142 tracks in chronol The music that defined the 1980s has been assembled into Rhino's…

  7. Jewel Gears Up For Euro Tour

    May 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jewel says it will be "a little weird" to be without her guitar when she starts her European tour next week. She will not be able to play her guitar onstage because of a horse riding accident last mon Jewel says it will be "a little weird" to be without her guitar when she…

  8. Injured Jewel Determined To Tour Europe

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Despite sustaining a broken collarbone, a broken rib, and bruises after being thrown from a colt, singer/songwriter Jewel plans to go ahead with her planned European tour. Despite sustaining a broken collarbone, a broken rib, and bruises after being thrown from a colt, singer/songwriter Jewel…

  9. Jewel Thrown From Horse, Euro Tour In Doubt

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jewel (full name: Jewel Kilcher) was injured yesterday (April 24) when she was thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. Due to her injuries and Singer/songwriter Jewel (full name: Jewel Kilcher) was injured yesterday (April 24) when she…

  10. Hot Product

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Sheryl Crow, Phish, Michelle Williams, the Band, and more. Still 'Crow'ing After walking away from the record for a spell, and at times contemplating bringing in an outside producer or even setting it aside to make a record of covers instead, Crow finally…

  11. After The Storm

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST As one of the few Nashville acts wearing a cowboy hat who has actually been on a horse, Chris LeDoux has steadily galloped along 20-plus years into his second career. As one of the few Nashville acts wearing a cowboy hat who has actually been on a horse, Chris LeDoux has steadily galloped…

  12. Haggard Taking 'Roots' On The Road

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country veteran Merle Haggard has scheduled a spring tour in support of his second Anti Records album, "Roots, Vol. 1." The trek will get underway April 11 at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Ariz Country veteran Merle Haggard has scheduled a spring tour in support of his second…

  13. He Might Sing About Them, But Ben Kweller Is Hardly A Slacker

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST "It's a slacker's lifestyle that we do so well," folk-popster Ben Kweller muses on "Commerce, TX," a song from his new album and solo debut, "Sha Sha," due March 26 via ATO). "It's a slacker's lifestyle that we do so well," folk…

  14. Keith, Brooks & Dunn Lead ACM Nominees

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Both acts are nominated in the entertainer of the year cat With six nominations each, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith are the top contenders for the…

  15. Country Artist Pat Green Attacked In Texas

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country artist Pat Green was forced to cancel a planned appearance last night (March 12) due to injuries he suffered during an assault the previous evening. Green was hospitalized Brownsville, Texas, Country artist Pat Green was forced to cancel a planned appearance last night (March 12) due…

  16. Krauss & Union Station Plan Spring Tour

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the all-star Down From the Mountain tour recently finished, Alison Krauss & Union Station are looking ahead at a busy spring. The group will maintain a high media profile in advance of its up With the all-star Down From the Mountain tour recently finished, Alison Krauss & Union…

  17. Rockin' Roadhouse Tour Sets First Round Of Dates

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Rockin' Roadhouse tour, featuring country artists Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence, and Joe Diffie, has announced the first volley of what is expected to be a total of 75 dates through Dec. 31. The t The Rockin' Roadhouse tour , featuring country artists Mark Chesnutt, Tracy…

  18. Billboard Bits: Coachella, Carson, Janet, Albarn

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Jeff Carson, Janet Jackson, Damon Albarn Bjork and Oasis are the first acts confirmed for the 2002 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival , set for April 27-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Among the other major acts rumored to be appearing…

  19. New Sawyer Brown Album Due In March

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran country outfit Sawyer Brown has set a March 18 release date for its 18th Curb album, "Can You Hear Me Now." The set is the follow-up to 1999's "Drive Me Wild," which debuted at No. 10 on Billb Veteran country outfit Sawyer Brown has set a March 18 release date…

  20. George Strait To Return To Arenas

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST After headlining four consecutive multi-artist stadium tours that notched a combined gross of about $100 million, George Strait will return to headlining arenas this year, Billboard Bulletin reports. After headlining four consecutive multi-artist stadium tours that notched a combined gross of…

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