1. Country Stars Say Farewell To Owens

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Some of country music's biggest names gathered yesterday (April 2) in Bakersfield, Calif., to pay tribute to Buck Owens, the flashy cowboy who shaped the sound of country music with his honky-tonk twa Some of country music's biggest names gathered yesterday (April 2) in Bakersfield,…

  2. Country Star Buck Owens Dies

    March 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Buck Owens, the flashy "rhinestone cowboy" who shaped the sound of country music with hits like "Act Naturally," and helped introduce the genre to mainstream America on the long-running TV show "Hee Buck Owens, the flashy "rhinestone cowboy" who shaped the…

  3. Billboard Bits: 'Rites Of Spring,' Juvenile, Yoakam

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Vanderbilt University sets bill for 'Rites Of Spring' festival, Juvenile adds ringtone creation software to new CD and Dwight Yoakam plans Oscar-related L.A. show. My Morning Jacket, Ben Folds and Gov't Mule are among the acts confirmed to play Vanderbilt University's…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Beijing songstress Faye Wong and Hong Kong Canto-pop star Andy Lau share the Century Award for best artist at the Channel V Chinese Music Awards, held at the mainland capital's Internati 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges…

  5. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights, blink-182, Bayside/Name Taken, Taking Back…

  6. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  7. Calexico Emerges From New 'Garden'

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST While it reaps in critical acclaim for its collaborative album and tour with Iron & Wine, veteran rock act Calexico has put the finishing touches on its next studio set. While it reaps in critical acclaim for its collaborative album and tour with Iron & Wine, veteran rock act Calexico…

  8. ONTV

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2005. MONDAY, NOV. 28 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: Queens of the Stone Age perform with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons. "Last Call With Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artists: The Bravery, Eve. TUESDAY, NOV.…

  9. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

  10. Stars Sign On For Johnny Cash Special

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Foo Fighters, Norah Jones and Jerry Lee Lewis are among the luminaries set to perform at "I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash." U2, Foo Fighters, Norah Jones and Jerry Lee Lewis are among the luminaries set to perform at "I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash."…

  11. McBride Makes Time For Country Classics

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, Martina McBride decided to pay homage to the classic country music on which she was raised. After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, Martina McBride decided to pay homage to the…

  12. Brooks & Dunn Bump Up New Album

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Borrowing a title Dwight Yoakam used on his sophomore album, Brooks & Dunn are readying the release of their newest set, "Hillbilly Deluxe." Borrowing a title Dwight Yoakam used on his sophomore album, Brooks & Dunn are readying the release of their newest set, "…

  13. Calexico Cooking Up New Album

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Arizona-based rock act Calexico is at work on its next studio album, which should be out in the spring of 2006 via Touch & Go. Arizona-based rock act Calexico is at work on its next studio album, which should be out in the spring of 2006 via Touch & Go. "We did some work here in…

  14. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. "SHADOWS ARE SECURITY," AS I LAY DYING 2. "Vans Warped Tour 2005 Compilation," Various Artists 3. "Blame The Vain," Dwight Yoakam 4. "The Silence In Black And White," Hawthorne Heights 5. "The Heart Of Tha Streetz,…

  15. A Joyful Return For Yoakam

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dwight Yoakam uses the words "joy" or "joyful" eight times in a 30-minute span when talking about the process of creating his new album, "Blame the Vain." The recording, he says, took him to "a place of joyful,…

  16. Loveless 'Dreams' Up New Studio Disc

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On "Dreamin' My Dreams," Patty Loveless mixes the sounds of contemporary country with the rootsy bluegrass music that is closest to her heart. On "Dreamin' My Dreams," Patty Loveless mixes the sounds of contemporary country with the rootsy bluegrass music that is…

  17. Coldplay Holds Foos, Backstreet From No. 1

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y" (Capitol) tops the chart for a second week. Although sales of the set dropped 56% to 323,000 copies in the United States, accor Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y"…

  18. Hot Product

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The debut singles from "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood and runner-up Bo Bice, "Inside Your Heaven" (19 Recordings/RCA). A new album from legendary artist/producer Brian Eno, "Another Day on…

  19. Yoakam Plots New Album, Tour, Films

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the first time in a recording career that stretches back to the mid-1980s, Dwight Yoakam took the entire production mantle on his shoulders in the studio. For the first time in a recording career that stretches back to the mid-1980s, Dwight Yoakam took the entire production mantle on his…

  20. Shocked Completes Diverse Album Trio

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked will release three albums June 7 on her own Mighty Sound label through RED Distribution. Singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked will release three albums June 7 on her own Mighty Sound label through RED Distribution. "I'm not gonna try to convince…

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