1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Katharine McPhee, artists' nationality and back-to-back country hit-makers. DID WE LOVE THEM TWO TIMES? Fred! It has been a while since I've written, but I still enjoy reading your columns each week. I also enjoy following the star-making power of "…

  2. Third Week Is No. 1 Charm For Furtado's 'Promiscuous'

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after taking the crown two weeks ago. The cut is also the chart's greatest airplay gainer and remain Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland…

  3. Bare Jr. Rocks With MMJ, Trail Of Dead, Lambchop

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed alt-country singer/songwriter Bobby Bare Jr. is hoping 11 is his lucky number. Bare's forthcoming album, "The Longest Meow," features 11 songs recorded in 11 hours by 11 people. Acclaimed alt-country singer/songwriter Bobby Bare Jr. is hoping 11 is his lucky number.…

  4. Battling Tendonitis, Brion Tiptoes Back Into Performing

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For almost 10 years, noted producer and musician Jon Brion hosted a weekly residency at the Los Angeles club Largo, where any number of guests would stop by and help augment his whimsical one-man-band For almost 10 years, noted producer and musician Jon Brion hosted a weekly residency at the…

  5. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dashboard Confessional and frontman Chris Carrabba break a three-year hiatus with "Dusk and Summer," India.Arie puts the focus on relationships and Shawnna rolls back with the Disturbing Tha Peace cli Rap outfit Tha Dogg Pound's "Cali Iz Active" (Doggy Style/Koch). A…

  6. Special Feature: Philadelphia International Records

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely to hear the O'Jays' classic "Love Train" as part of Coors' new ad campaign, sounding as inspiring and danceable as it did when it topped Billboard's Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely…

  7. Shakira's 'Hips' Still Shaking At No. 1

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After setting a single-week record for digital download sales last week, Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean maintains its lead on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second frame. The song is al After setting a single-week record for digital download sales last week,…

  8. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: Keanu Reeves, Joey Lauren Adams). "…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Stone Temple Pilots lead Scott Weiland skips a scheduled Superior Court date in Los Angeles and checks himself into a drug treatment facility. The court date stems from charges filed in 2005 - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny&…

  10. Behind The Wheel Of A Large Automobile

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar film "Cars" boasts new songs by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor, who performs the Newman-penn In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Modern rock acts Tantric, Powderfinger, Poe, and Ours inaugurate Atlanta's On The Bricks free weekly concert series. As previously reported, the concerts are to take place each Friday th 2005 - The "country girl" prevails as Carrie Underwood is named…

  12. Paisley Gets Going At ACM Awards

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Last night's (May 23) Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards proved to be triumphant for Brad Paisley, who won three of the evening's top awards. His "Time Well Wasted" (Arista Nashville) was named alb Last night's (May 23) Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards proved…

  13. 22OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 29 - June 4, 2006. 22OnTV 20060530_col_ontv Music-related TV listings for May 29-June 4, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 29 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): Snow Patrol (also scheduled: Paul Newman, Owen Wilson). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): James Blunt.…

  14. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  15. Grand Ole Opry Star Billy Walker Dies

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billy Walker, the Grand Ole Opry star whose hits included "Charlie's Shoes" and "Cross the Brazos at Waco," died in a wreck along an Alabama interstate on Sunday. He was 77. Billy Walker, the Grand Ole Opry star whose hits included "Charlie's Shoes" and…

  16. Billboard Bits: Daniel Powter, ACM Awards, Antony & The Johnsons

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Powter plays 'Idol,' ACM Awards pay tribute to Buck Owens, Antony & The Johnsons keep busy. Singer/songwriter Daniel Powter will perform his hit single "Bad Day" on May 23's final "American Idol" performance show. The pairing is a natural one as…

  17. Country Stars Align For Mandrell Tribute

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in country music have signed on for a tribute album to country legend Barbara Mandrell, who stepped away from the business in 1997. Some of the biggest names in country music have signed on for a tribute album to country legend Barbara Mandrell, who stepped away from…

  18. Vines Hoping To Return To Live Duty

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock act the Vines is back in the spotlight with a new Capitol album, "Vision Valley." Having emerged from a period of great uncertainty following frontman Craig Nicholls' fall 2004 diagnosis with the neurobiological disorder Asperger Syndrome, Australian rock act…

  19. 19OnTV

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 8 - 14, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 8 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey (also scheduled: Mary Cheney, Josh Lucas, Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer). "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): A.F.I., Lindsay Lohan. "The Tonight Show…

  20. Young Named Fourth 'Nashville Star'

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist Chris Young is the newest "Nashville Star," winning the fourth season of the USA Networks country talent series last night (May 2). Twenty-year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist Chris Young is the newest "Nashville Star,"…

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