1. Faith Hill Performs 'Football' Theme

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill will once again perform the opening theme for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this season. Faith Hill will once again perform the opening theme for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this season. The song, "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night," will…

  2. Sugarland, "Love on the Inside"

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland's third album, finely crafted with producer Byron Gallimore, is proof positive that singer/songwriters Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are on the cusp of superstardom. Sugarland's third album, finely crafted with producer Byron Gallimore, is proof positive that singer…

  3. Lips Like Sugar

    July 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if "Beyoncé to Bill Anderson" is a fair assessment of the duo's music. Not only has it performed the former's "Irreplaceable" in "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer…

  4. Chesney Wins Again, Lambert Surprises At ACM Awards

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is still the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year. He won for the fourth straight year last night (May 18), tying Garth Brooks for the record. Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is still the Academy of Country Music…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers, dies in Liverpool, England, after a long illness. He is 63. 2005 - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers,…

  6. Black Crowes Enlist For 'War' On New Album

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Black Crowes have wrapped "Warpaint," their first studio album since 2001, and will release it March 4 internationally via their own Silver Arrow imprint, with distribution by Megaforce/Red. The Black Crowes have wrapped "Warpaint," their first studio album since 2001,…

  7. Dreams Come True

    August 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Here's a story you don't hear every day: Lori McKenna, a 38-year-old mother of five who has been married to the same man since she was 19 and lives within a stone's throw of her childhood home, is jus Here's a story you don't hear every day: Lori McKenna, a 38-year…

  8. Billboard Bits: Blue Note/Bonnaroo, Forecastle Fest, Westerberg

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Blue Note Records will sponsor a jazz tent at next month's Bonnaroo festival, dubbed Somethin' Else. Among the artists confirmed to appear there are Jacky Terrasson, Stefon Harris, Don Byron, Ravi Col Blue Note Records will sponsor a jazz tent at next month's Bonnaroo festival,…

  9. Crowded House, Jack Johnson Lead Aussie Live Earth

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts will feature the reformed Crowded House, Wolfmother, Missy Higgins and Jack Johnson at Sydney's Aussie Stadium, organizers revealed The lineup for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts has been unveiled.…

  10. 'Dollar' Menu

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw returns this week with "Let It Go," his first studio album in three years via Curb. The set, the follow-up to 2004's "Live Like You Were Dying," features a pair of duets with wife Faith Hil Tim McGraw returns this week with "Let It Go," his first…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers, dies in Liverpool, England, after a long illness. He is 63. 2005 - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers,…

  12. McGraw Teams With Hill Again On New Album

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw will release "Let It Go," his first studio album in three years, on March 27 via Curb. The set, the follow-up to 2004's "Live Like You Were Dying," will feature a pair of duets with wife Fa Tim McGraw will release "Let It Go," his first studio…

  13. DMB, Mayer, Harper Set For Australian Festival

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and Ben Harper are among the artists that will perform at both editions of Australia's East and West Coast Blues & Roots Music festival. Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and Ben Harper are among the artists that will perform at both editions of Australia&…

  14. Sugarland Slims Down For New 'Ride'

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Breakthrough country act Sugarland has set a Nov. 7 release date for its sophomore Mercury album, "Enjoy the Ride." The group, which has slimmed down from a trio to a duo since the release of its smas Breakthrough country act Sugarland has set a Nov. 7 release date for its sophomore…

  15. Top Acts Salute Harry Smith On Four-Disc Set

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted by acts such as Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco and Lou Reed on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk M The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted on the four-disc boxed…

  16. DJ Shadow Gives Voice To 'The Outsider'

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DJ Shadow throws fans a stylistic curveball on his new album, "The Outsider," due Sept. 12 via Universal. A number of songs on the 17-track set explore hip-hop more fully than Shadow ever has, particu DJ Shadow throws fans a stylistic curveball on his new album, "The Outsider,…

  17. Billboard Bits: Rhymefest, Guster/LaMontagne, Bang On A Can

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Rhymefest, Guster/LaMontagne, Bang On A Can Chicago rapper Rhymefest has set July 11 as the new release date for his major-label debut, "Blue Collar," originally due April 18. The disc will be distributed via producer Mark Ronson's Allido/J imprint, and features…

  18. Black Keys Readying New Album For Fall

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have just finished their fourth studio album, which will arrive Sept. 3. Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have just finished their fourth studio album, which will arrive Sept. 3, almost exactly two years since the release of the band's…

  19. 41st Academy of Country Music Awards - Final Nominees

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 in Las Vegas. Below are the final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in a ceremony airing live on CBS. ALBUM OF THE YEAR…

  20. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Charging that he has been shortchanged millions in publishing royalties, Stan Penrige, the songwriter who penned "Beth," sues the members of Kiss, the band's publishing company, and Univ 2005 - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist…

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