1. Cash 'Comes Around' On New 'American' Album

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this year, Johnny Cash fans will be given yet another reason to smile Nov. 5, when the Man In Black's fourth collabor Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Kenny Gamble, Faith Hill, and Herbert Groenemeyer. TAKING A GAMBLE: Kenny Gamble had his first songwriting credit on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of Nov. 21, 1964, when a soulful slice of Philadelphia pop called "The 81" by Candy & the Kisses debuted…

  3. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Del McCoury Band Ricky…

  4. Poll: Country Fans 'Up!' For Shania Set

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Of the upcoming batch of releases from country music's biggest stars, Shania Twain's "Up!" is the most anticipated by fans, according to a Billboard.com poll. Twain pulled in 49% of 4,998 votes, givin Of the upcoming batch of releases from country music's biggest…

  5. Krauss Earns Seven Bluegrass Award Noms

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alison Krauss grabbed seven nominations today for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards. The association also nominated Rhonda Vincent for six awards, and even included pop stars Alison Krauss grabbed seven nominations today for the International Bluegrass Music…

  6. Krall To Go 'Live' In October

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall will issue her first concert recording "Diana Krall -- Live in Paris," in October via Verve. The album is the audio companion to the VHS/DVD release of "Diana Krall - Jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall will issue her first concert recording …

  7. Sun Keeps 'Rockin' On Home Video

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The documentary "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records" will be released Oct. 1 on DVD/VHS via Image Entertainment. The film,…

  8. Billboard Bits: Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club Porter Wagoner and Bill Carlisle are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made over the weekend during the Dixie Chicks' performance at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. The pair will be formally…

  9. Hot Product

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from James Taylor, Brad, Slum Village, Future Sound Of London, and more. The Long 'Road' Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, this week via Columbia. The new album was produced by Russ…

  10. Total Lee! The Songs of Lee Hazlewood

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Over the past few years, a younger generation of musicians has embraced Lee Hazlewood's playfully sophisticated music. Over the past few years, a younger generation of musicians has embraced Lee Hazlewood's playfully sophisticated music. It started in 1999, when Sonic Youth's…

  11. Somebody's Praying Me Through

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The first artist signed to a new label is crucial in establishing a positive first impression for the new venture. The first artist signed to a new label is crucial in establishing a positive first impression for the new venture. Doxology could have chosen no better ambassador than the very…

  12. The Acoustic Folk Box

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Subtitled "Four decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles," this four-CD, 85-track boxed set is indeed that, with credit due to the venerable U.K. Subtitled "Four decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles," this four-CD,…

  13. Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With contemporary nÜ-electro artists looking back to the '80s for inspiration (Billboard, July 27), the timing couldn't be better for this seven-disc, 142-track boxed set. With contemporary nü-electro artists looking back to the '80s for inspiration (Billboard, July 27), the…

  14. Warrant Out For Vince Neil's Arrest

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A warrant for the arrest of Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil has been issued by the Beverly Hills Police Department, according to a spokesperson for the L.A. County district attorney's office. The w A warrant for the arrest of Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil has been issued by the…

  15. Musicians Join Gap Ad Campaign

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Marianne Faithfull, Ryan Adams, Tweet, and Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers will be seen and heard performing in television ads as part of clothing retailer Gap's "For Every Generation" g Willie Nelson, Marianne Faithfull, Ryan Adams, Tweet, and Jakob Dylan of the…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music. 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is…

  17. Hot Product

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Trick Daddy, Allison Moorer, Jarvis Church, and more. 'Holiday' Inn Everyone knows rapper Trick Daddy loves a good party. But for his latest Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic release, "Thug Holiday," the Miami native makes a notable shift in his career. …

  18. Sheryl Crow Lines Up Post-Jeep Solo Trek

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow won't wrap her headlining stint on the Jeep World Outside tour until Aug. 17 in Mansfield, Mass., but another trek is already on the horizon. Sheryl Crow won't wrap her headlining stint on the Jeep World Outside tour until Aug. 17 in Mansfield, Mass., but another trek is…

  19. 32Tunes

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 5-11, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 5 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Primal Scream, Shakira, Natalie Imbruglia, Ja Rule, Doves, Vanessa Carlton. "The Tonight Show With…

  20. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug band, and blues music. Due Aug. 13, "…

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