1. Taking a Chance on Love

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jane Monheit's pitch-perfect, full-ranged voice exhibits pleasant phrasing, a flair for the theatrical, a touch of huskiness, a pinch of sass and a know-how for singing from earth and sky at the same Jane Monheit's pitch-perfect, full-ranged voice exhibits pleasant phrasing, a flair…

  2. So Jealous

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to sound as sweet as Tegan & Sara and not come across as precious. But somehow this duo does it, and the result is fantastic. It's hard to sound as sweet as Tegan & Sara and not come across as precious. But somehow this duo does it, and the result is fantastic.…

  3. Billboard Bits: Auctions, Tegan & Sara, Hung

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Country Auction, Tegan & Sara, Hung Alan Jackson and Martina McBride are among the artists contributing items to this year's Celebrity Rags 4 Charity Riches online auctions. The first auction will run Oct. 16-23 via e-Bay, coinciding with USA Weekend's 13th Annual Make a…

  4. 'Easy' Money: Lachey Set For Heist Pic

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After testing his acting chops on the WB Network's "Charmed," Nick Lachey is making the move to the big screen, signing on for a role in the indie film "The Hard Easy." After testing his acting chops on the WB Network's "Charmed," Nick Lachey is making…

  5. Verizon Wireless Backs Simple Plan Tour

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Just days after releasing its sophomore album, Simple Plan will kick off a North American tour under the banner of mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless' Music Unleashed Concert Series. Just days after releasing its sophomore album, Simple Plan will kick off a North American tour under…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Martha Reeves, Alicia Keys and more with readers. Ed Note: Fred Bronson is on vacation. A new column will be posted here on Monday, Oct. 4. MARTHA, MY DEAR Dear Fred, My father and I are huge fans of Martha Reeves. In fact, we have spoken with her on several occasions…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart-related action of Sheryl Crow, the Carter Family, Tears For Fears, Megadeth and Avril Lavigne. Ed Note: Fred Bronson is on vacation. A new column will be posted here on Monday, Oct. 4. ALL IN THE FAMILY: Sheryl Crow has a new entry on Billboard's Hot…

  8. CHART BEAT

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tears For Fears, Alicia Keys & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Alicia Keys …

  9. Tony Joe's Campfire Songs

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the mag for Billboard.com. Some people swap stories around the campfire; others, like Tony Joe White and Shelby Lynne, write songs. They wrote a handful together a few years ago, when Lynne, who grew up in Alabama and resides in California, was living near White's place in…

  10. Billboard Bits: Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition Roots-rock outfit Son Volt has reunited and is about to begin work on a new studio album. Group members Jay Farrar, Dave and Jim Boquist and Mike Heidorn recently ended a five-year hiatus to record a track for the Alejandro Escovedo tribute album,…

  11. Brooks & Dunn Pen New Songs For 'Greatest II'

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn have recorded three new songs for their second best-of compilation, "The Greatest Hits Collection II." Brooks & Dunn have recorded three new songs for their second best-of compilation, "The Greatest Hits Collection II." Due Oct. 19 via Arista…

  12. Ciara Keeps 'Goodies' Perched On Top

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ciara is holding court on top of Billboard's Hot 100, where she leads a quartet of acts that haven't budged in a month or more. The artist's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is No. 1 on the singles tal Ciara is holding court on top of Billboard's Hot 100, where…

  13. Ask Billboard

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Your Questions About Emma Bunton, Toby Keith & More /bb/ask/index.jsp News Toby Keith , Emma Bunton …

  14. Snow Patrol Sets Spring Aside For New CD

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Snow Patrol will be on the road until just before Christmas in support of its breakthrough Polydor/Interscope album, "Final Straw." Afterward, frontman Gary Lightbody tells Billboard.com U.K. rock act Snow Patrol will be on the road until just before Christmas in…

  15. 'Always' In The Studio: Willie Keeps Busy

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith, Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams lend a hand to outlaw country icon Willie Nelson on his forthcoming studio album, "It Always Will Be." Toby Keith, Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams lend a hand to outlaw country icon Willie Nelson on his forthcoming studio album, "It…

  16. Big & Rich Fashion CD/DVD 'Fan Pak'

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Their debut album is less than four months old, but that's not stopping breakout country newcomers Big & Rich from readying a CD/DVD set for their growing legion of faithful followers. Their debut album is less than four months old, but that's not stopping breakout country…

  17. Nelly Runs 'Sweat,' 'Suit' Straight To The Top

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With two simultaneously released albums, Nelly pushes everyone out of his way on The Billboard 200 this week, taking over the chart's top two slots. The St. Louis-based rapper's "Suit" took No. 1 on U With two simultaneously released albums, Nelly pushes everyone out of…

  18. Ask Billboard

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Emma Bunton, Toby Keith and more. IT'S ABOUT TIME Keith, I've sent questions before and I've never gotten you to publish them online, but I know you must get thousands of them so I just really thank you for all the info. I…

  19. B&E: Kierra "Kiki" Sheard

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Kierra "Kiki" Sheard. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. INSPIRATIONAL HIP-HOP: Gospel ingénue Kierra "Kiki"…

  20. BREAKING & ENTERING

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kierra "Kiki" Sheard /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Kierra "Kiki" Sheard …

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