1. Underwood Ready To Record Debut Album

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fourth season "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood is eyeing a fall release for her 19 Recordings/Arista debut album. Her recording of "Inside Your Heaven," written by Andreas Carlsson for "America Fourth season "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood is…

  2. A Welcome 'Exile': Audioslave Opens At No. 1

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Building on the success of the hit rock airplay single "Be Yourself," Audioslave finds itself on top of The Billboard 200 this week with its sophomore album, "Out of Exile." The Interscope/Epic set so Building on the success of the hit rock airplay single "Be Yourself…

  3. Underwood Wins 4th 'Idol' Crown

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The "country girl" prevailed tonight (May 25) as Carrie Underwood was named the "American Idol" at the conclusion of the Fox show's two-hour fourth season finale at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The The "country girl" prevailed tonight (May 25) as Carrie…

  4. Poll: 'Idol' Fans Will Watch, Vote

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although hardly unexpected, Fox and "American Idol" producers can expect strong ratings and vote tallies for this week's two-part "American Idol" finale, according to a Billboard.com poll. Although hardly unexpected, Fox and "American Idol" producers can…

  5. 22TunesOnTV

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 23-29, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 23 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Morgan Spurlock). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Gretchen Wilson, Faith Hill …

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. ANTHONY VS. BACKSTREET BOYS Hi Fred, I just noticed the sudden resurgence of "Incomplete" on Billboard's Hot 100. Do you think this has something to do with Anthony Fedorov singing this song on "American Idol" a…

  7. Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson Lead ACM Winners

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson were the big winners at last night's (May 17) Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the female vocalist of the year category, Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson were the big winners at last night's (May 17)…

  8. Billboard Bits: NJMHOF, Sasha, Grand National

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on NJMHOF, Sasha, Grand National The Garden State plans to honor and preserve its rich musical heritage -- which includes the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Bon Jovi, Dionne Warwick, the Fugees, the Rascals, the 1910 Fruitgum Company, Leslie Gore and Whitney…

  9. Tunes On TV

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 16-22, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 16 "TRL: Prom Week," MTV Featured artist: Ciara. "VH1 All Access: More Awesome Celeb Beefs," VH1 Featured artists: Elton John, Madonna, R. Kelly, George Michael, Nick…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses various topics with readers. MAKING OUR MINDS UP Hello Fred, I know that you are a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and so am I. I just heard the official CD of all 39 contestants in this year's 50th celebration of the contest, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine,…

  11. NIN's 'Teeth' Sparkle At No. 1

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After nearly six years away, the return of Nine Inch Nails is heralded with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. The Trent Reznor-led act's "With Teeth" (Nothing/Interscope) racked up first week sales After nearly six years away, the return of Nine Inch Nails is heralded with a…

  12. CMT, CBS Ready Country Specials

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country network CMT will celebrate the genre's long history of duets with a June 8 concert at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Highlights will form the basis of the special "CMT 100 Greatest Country network CMT will celebrate the genre's long history of duets with…

  13. Billboard Bits: CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour A host of top acts will perform as part of the CMA Music Festival 's nightly concert series at the Nashville Coliseum this summer. On board for the June 9-12 series are Kenny Rogers, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Van Zant and Sugarland,…

  14. Network Morning Shows Compete With Concerts

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. Within the last week, ABC&…

  15. Stefani Single Ousts 50 Cent From No. 1

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A 3-1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. Last week, Stefani's single took over t A 3-1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta, Ga. It turns out to be no accident, as, a week later investigators find a fire accelerant in several locations in the build 2000 - A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta,…

  17. Wilson, 'Whiskey' Top CMT Awards

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson was a top vote-getter at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, held last night (April 11) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. The entertainer took home two of the evening's nine fan-vote Gretchen Wilson was a top vote-getter at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, held last…

  18. Tunes

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 4 "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist: Taking Back Sunday ("This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You)"). "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  19. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SUNDAY," CRAIG MORGAN 2. "Baby Girl," Sugarland 3. "Anything But Mine," Kenny Chesney 4. "Nothin' To Lose," Josh Gracin 5. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts Issue date:…

  20. McGraw Joins ACM Awards Lineup

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw is among the latest group of performers tapped to join the bill for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Tim McGraw is among the latest group of performers tapped to join the bill for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Set for May 17 in Las…

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