1. Country Stars Supplement Charlie Daniels Album

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton are among the artists joining Charlie Daniels for a duets album he plans to release this fall on his Blue Hat Records labe Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton are among the…

  2. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, The Bravery. "Late Night with Conan O&…

  3. Garrett Says His Britney Collab Is 'Out Of Control'

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Of his collaboration with Spears, he notes, "I've got this one record I've been holding for 10 months that everyone has tried to buy, but I stayed with Britney on it." Currently enjoying pop and R&B/hip-hop chart success with Enrique Inglesias' "Do You Know? …

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss American Idols, Rihanna's "Umbrella," Nielsen Soundscan and more! FANTASIA FAN Hi Mr. Bronson, Just wanted to thank you for your kind and supportive words regarding Fantasia Barrino and her career. I've been a big fan of Fantasia ever since her…

  5. Rihanna, Shop Boyz, Fergie Locked In On Hot 100

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For a second consecutive week, the top three slots on the Billboard Hot 100 are unchanged. Rihanna's "Umbrella" is No. 1 there for a fifth week, followed by Shop Boyz' "Party Like a Rockstar" at No. 2 For a second consecutive week, the top three slots on the…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." 2005 - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and…

  7. Billboard Bits: Grand National, N.O.R.E., Molotov & More

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Grand National concluded a week's worth of shows and appearances with an acoustic gig last night (June 26) at New York's Joe's Pub. U.K. rock act Grand National concluded a week's worth of shows and appearances with an acoustic gig last night (June 26) at New…

  8. Nick Lowe Not Quite Ready To Act His 'Age'

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "I'm sticking my head above the parapet right now because I have a record out, but usually I'm rather a retiring type," says Nick Lowe. Retiring, perhaps; but stylistically promiscuous nonetheless. Lo "I'm sticking my head above the parapet right now because I…

  9. Squirrel Nut Zippers Mulling Reunion Album

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The members of the reunited Squirrel Nut Zippers figure an album of new material is inevitable, if not imminent. The members of the reunited Squirrel Nut Zippers figure an album of new material is inevitable, if not imminent. "We couldn't have (reunited) unless it was creatively…

  10. 'Tiger' By The Tail

    June 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last year, Ryan Adams got bored on tour, recorded approximately 11 albums' worth of material on his laptop and then posted it on his Web site. He rapped, yodeled, rocked out and even mocked detractors Last year, Ryan Adams got bored on tour, recorded approximately 11 albums' worth…

  11. Organizers Scrap Live Earth Istanbul Show

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Istanbul edition of the July 7 global Live Earth concerts has been cancelled. Organiers are now seeking a site to erect giant screens in the city to take TV feeds from the remaining eight shows ar The Istanbul edition of the July 7 global Live Earth concerts has been cancelled. Organizers…

  12. Playboy Jazz Fest Grooves With James, Kidjo, Botti

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti stood out as crowd-pleasers at the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti stood out as crowd-pleasers at the 29th annual…

  13. The Academy Is...

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Imagine this: it was about 4 p.m. and I was going through a guitar DVD (I like to polish up on my guitar skills while on tour) when Tony says, "You can do that all night!! Show is canceled!!" We are in Charlotte today. It's 6 p.m. and I'm sitting in the dressing room. I…

  14. Billboard Bits: Diana Krall, Ani DiFranco

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Grammy award-winning jazz artist Diana Krall has set a Sept. 18 release date for her first career retrospective, "The Very Best of Diana Krall," which will be issued by Verve Records. Grammy award-winning jazz artist Diana Krall has set a Sept. 18 release date for her first career…

  15. Martin, Medeski Discuss Mago, MMW, Wood Bros.

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crowds tonight (June 15) at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival will be treated to a rare occurrence, as keyboardist John Medeski and drummer Billy Martin perform as Mago for only the second time ever. T Crowds tonight (June 15) at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival will be treated to a rare…

  16. Chart Beat

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Porter Wagoner, American Idols, Paul McCartney and more! LONGEST POSSIBLE SPAN: He appeared on the very first country album chart, dated Jan. 11, 1964. And this week he returns to that same chart, after an absence of 24 years. Porter Wagoner, who will turn 80 in August, is back…

  17. Robinson Brothers Prep Live CD/DVD, Crowes Tour

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Black Crowes principals Chris and Rich Robinson will separately release a live album and DVD in the coming weeks as a precursor to the band's first new studio album in six years. Black Crowes principals Chris and Rich Robinson will separately release a live album and DVD in the coming…

  18. Rihanna's 'Umbrella' Reigns Again Atop Hot 100

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Umbrella," which is the chart's greatest gainer at radio. The Def Jam album from which it is drawn, "Good Girl Gone Bad," debuted ye Rihanna begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with …

  19. T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of The Billboard 200 in a week where six of the top 10 albums are new releases. With sales fueled by the MC's high-powered single "Buy U a Drank (Shaw T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB, hours after the release of its newest album, "Rather Ripped." 2006 - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB, hours after the…

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