1. Unreleased Live Set Among Cash Reissues

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Continuing its yearlong celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th birthday, Columbia Legacy has scheduled four more of the country music veteran classic albums for reissue in its "American Milestones" series, Continuing its yearlong celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th birthday,…

  2. Country Stars Go 'Inside' NASCAR

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The natural link between country music and NASCAR racing will grow stronger June 11, as Warner Bros. and Curb Records team up to release the "Inside Traxx" compilation, featuring 14 country songs by t The natural link between country music and NASCAR racing will grow stronger June…

  3. That's Why I Sing This Way

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer's singer Daryle Singletary bravely takes on some of country's finest stylists and best-loved songs with this nod to the greats that sidesteps the obvious and goes for the best. Singer's singer Daryle Singletary bravely takes on some of country's finest stylists and…

  4. Sharp Dressed Men: A Tribute to ZZ Top

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Here's a country-baked reformulation of the Texas blues-based power trio, and like most tribute albums, this one is highly uneven. Here's a country-baked reformulation of the Texas blues-based power trio, and like most tribute albums, this one is highly uneven. Some artist/ song…

  5. ZZ Top Gambles On Casino Tour

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top will hit the road next month for a mini-tour of U.S. casinos. The trek will be the band's first since canceling the final leg of its XXX World Tour last May when bassist Dusty Hill was diagnose ZZ Top will hit the road next month for a mini-tour of U.S. casinos. The trek will be…

  6. Dwight Yoakam Exits Warner Bros.

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dwight Yoakam has split from Warner Bros./Reprise after 16 years and 15 albums, Billboard Bulletin reports. Yoakam, who has a leading role in the current hit film "Panic Room," will tour this spring a Dwight Yoakam has split from Warner Bros./Reprise after 16 years and 15 albums,…

  7. Country Stars 'Dress' Up ZZ Top Tribute

    March 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Alan Jackson are among those paying tribute to long-haired Texas trio ZZ Top on the upcoming RCA album "Sharp Dressed Men," a 15-track country homage to the veter Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Alan Jackson are among those paying tribute…

  8. Collaborations, Guests Highlight RAC Benefits

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist Coalition (RAC) benefit concerts last night (Feb. 26) in and around Los Angeles. The four Grammy-week shows ra Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist…

  9. Divide and Conquer

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Labeled early on as Dwight Yoakam's feminine side, Danni Leigh doesn't do much to distance herself from that image by bringing in longtime Yoakam collaborator Pete Anderson as producer/ musician for t Labeled early on as Dwight Yoakam's feminine side, Danni Leigh doesn't…

  10. Springsteen, Dylan Pay Tribute To Johnny Cash

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, and Dwight Yoakam are among the rock and country giants that will be featured on an upcoming Johnny Cash tribute album. As previously reported, the set is be Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, and Dwight Yoakam are among the rock and country…

  11. Country Stars, Vedder, Beck Join RAC Concerts

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) has updated a list of star performers scheduled to appear at its first series of historic all-star concerts on Feb. 26 in and around Los Angeles, Billboard report The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) has updated a list of star performers scheduled to…

  12. Brooks & Dunn Ready Second 'Neon Circus' Tour

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Still providing some of country's most consistent box-office muscle in what has been a mostly tepid touring genre of late, Brooks & Dunn will reprise their Neon Circus & Wild West Show extrava Still providing some of country's most consistent box-office muscle in what has…

  13. Caught in the Webb: A Tribute to the Legendary Webb Pierce

    January 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Regarded by many as one of country's most potent moaners ever, Webb Pierce receives reverent tribute on this multi-artist Audium release produced by Pierce disciple Gail Davies. Regarded by many as one of country's most potent moaners ever, Webb Pierce receives reverent tribute on…

  14. 'Essential' Set, Reissues Celebrate Cash's 70th

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb. 26), Columbia Legacy will release a new compilation, "The Essential Johnny Cash," and reissue five of his vintage al To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb…

  15. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations,…

  16. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th…

  17. Actor Billy Bob Thornton Channels 'Private Radio'

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton has one request: Listen to his Lost Highway debut, "Private Radio," with open ears and an open mind. "I'm not saying you have to like [the record]," he says. "I Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton has one request:…

  18. Billboard Bits: Jim Lauderdale, Trace Adkins, and more

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jim Lauderdale, George Jones, Trace Adkins, Brand New Immortals, and more Jim Lauderdale, who has released critically acclaimed albums and written songs for George Strait, Dwight Yoakam, and Patty Loveless, will play George Jones in the stage musical ''Stand By Your Man: The…

  19. Billy Bob Thornton Planning Country Album

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Actor/director Billy Bob Thornton is planning to release a country album this summer. "I'm not doing this as a hobby," Thornton says. "I really love music. And really care about it. I hope everybody l Actor/director Billy Bob Thornton is planning to release a country album…

  20. Industry Leaders On Tap For Internet Music Hearing

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Napster president Hank Barry, veteran rocker Ted Nugent, and EMI Recorded Music president/CEO Ken Berry have joined Don Henley on the list of those slated to testify at tomorrow's Senate Commerce Comm Napster president Hank Barry, veteran rocker Ted Nugent, and EMI Recorded Music…

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