1. Jake Owen Shares His Summer Road Trip Playlist

    July 29, 2016 9:27 AM EDT Over the last decade, Jake Owen has earned a reputation for bringing beach-bum breeziness to the country airwaves. But the 34-year-old Florida native has rarely sounded more footloose than he does during the leisurely, loop-laced country-funk number “VW Van” on his fifth album American Love .…

  2. Ethan Hawke on Playing Jazz Legend Chet Baker in Biopic: 'He Was the Definition of Cool'

    September 24, 2015 5:27 PM EDT For Ethan Hawke, playing late jazz trumpeter-singer Chet Baker is a dream decades in the making. The actor, 44, was “hypnotized” by the 1988 Bruce Weber film Let’s Get Lost about Baker and his drug issues; he developed a script with Richard Linklater 20 years ago, but the movie never came out…

  3. Jake Owen Raises Bar for 'Blue Jean' Followup

    October 17, 2012 10:15 AM EDT After his country chart-topping third album, 2011's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," and an EP, "Endless Summer," that debuted at No. 2, Jake Owen has set a high bar for what he does next. The singer tells Billboard that he already has "two or three songs that could…

  4. May 14, 2009

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls and her boyfriend, Sacha Gervasi, welcome their first daughter, Bluebell Madonna Halliwell, in London. 2005 – Bluegrass vocalist Jimmy Martin dies of bladder cancer in Nashville at the age of 77. 2005 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Devils & Dust,” Bruce…

  5. Boz Scaggs Tackling Standards On New Album

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boz Scaggs is staying on the standards path for his next album. Boz Scaggs is staying on the standards path for his next album. Scaggs -- who's currently finalizing a label deal for the planned September release of "Speak Low" -- tells Billboard.com that the follow-up to 2003&…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a Nashville hospice where he has been battling bladder cancer. He is 77. 2005 - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a Nashville hospice where he has been battling bladder cancer. He is 77.…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a Nashville hospice where he has been battling bladder cancer. He is 77. 2005 - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a Nashville hospice where he has been battling bladder cancer. He is 77.…

  8. 311 Eyeing Time Off After Tour

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's not a farewell gambit of any kind, but 311 may be taking some time off when it finishes touring to promote its 2005 album, "Don't Tread on Me." It's not a farewell gambit of any kind, but 311 may be taking some time off when it finishes touring to promote its…

  9. Rare Concerts Bring 'Jazz Icons' To Life

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rare concerts from jazz legends Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Buddy Rich and Louis Armstrong will be released for the first time Rare concerts from jazz legends Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Ella…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Recording artist George Michael pleads no contest in Beverly Hills Municipal Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom. Michael, who does not appear in court for arraignment on t 2005 - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a…

  11. Lerche Leans Toward Jazz On 'Duper Sessions'

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sondre Lerche takes a jazzy turn with the Faces Down Quartet on the album "Duper Sessions," due tomorrow (March 21) via Astralwerks. Sondre Lerche takes a jazzy turn with the Faces Down Quartet on the album "Duper Sessions," due tomorrow (March 21) via Astralwerks. The 23…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1999 - Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1998 - Frank Sinatra, the…

  13. When I Fall in Love

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Trumpeter Chris Botti describes his music as "instrumental pop with jazz flavoring," which makes for smooth rides. Trumpeter Chris Botti describes his music as "instrumental pop with jazz flavoring," which makes for smooth rides. Read: no curves, jagged edges or ear…

  14. Trumpet Evolution

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is hard not to marvel at the breadth of styles that trumpeter Arturo Sandoval brings to this project, an excursion through well-known works by his favorite trumpeters of the past century. It is hard not to marvel at the breadth of styles that trumpeter Arturo Sandoval brings to this…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1999 - Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1998 - Frank Sinatra, the…

  16. Round Midnight, Bird,Straight, No Chaser

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT DEXTER GORDON Round Midnight ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Herbie Hancock REISSUE PRODUCERS: Didier C. Deutsch, Darcy M. Proper Columbia/Legacy 85811 CHARLIE PARKER Bird ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Lennie Niehaus REISSU With characteristic initiative, Legacy has reissued remastered, expanded editions of three…

  17. Tour To Celebrate Jazz Legends

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, and trumpeter Roy Hargrove will celebrate the music and lives of late jazz legends John Coltrane and Miles Davis with a U.S. tour dubbed Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, and trumpeter Roy Hargrove…

  18. Live at Ronnie Scott's

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With his James Dean good looks and the right-place/right-time good luck to be on the scene for the '50s genesis of West Coast cool jazz, trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker looked set to be a career star. With his James Dean good looks and the right-place/right-time good luck to be on the…