1. Bright Eyes Betting On Two New Albums

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his Bright Eyes moniker, one a collection of acoustic songs and the other a more rock-oriented affair. "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" and "Dig Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his…

  2. Harmony Honors Nominees

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMA) Nov. 29 at the TBN Studios located at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild …

  3. Matador Celebrates 15 With Triple-Disc Set

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matador Records will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a double-disc collection of favorite tracks and rarities, plus a DVD of music videos. Matador Records will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a double-disc collection of favorite tracks and rarities, plus a DVD of music videos. The…

  4. TunesonTV

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 11-17, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 11 "National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour," Sundance Channel Featured artists: Babyface, Jackson Browne, Dixie Chicks, John Fogerty, Jurassic 5, Dave Matthews…

  5. The Delivery Man

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In chasing his muse, Elvis Costello has gone down many a genre road. In chasing his muse, Elvis Costello has gone down many a genre road. Despite occasional misses, these varied excursions have proved interesting, if not classic additions to his canon. "The Delivery Man"—the yin to…

  6. McCoury Tops Bluegrass Awards Winners

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass veteran Del McCoury won his ninth entertainer of the year award at the 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards last night (Oct. 7) at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. Bluegrass veteran Del McCoury won his ninth entertainer of the year award at the 15th Annual…

  7. International Bluegrass Music Awards Winners

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. Below are the winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR The Del McCoury Band MALE…

  8. Hot Product

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tom Waits 'Gone' Fishin' Furthering his unwavering commitment to the art of noise, Tom Waits creates structure from unlikely grunts and coughed clatter on "Real Gone," minimizing the role of instrumental melodies. Through verses and choruses written with hymeneal…

  9. The Heroines

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New releases from swamp rock titan Tony Joe White don't come along very often, and this one is special, indeed. New releases from swamp rock titan Tony Joe White don't come along very often, and this one is special, indeed. White pays homage to his favorite female singers here, and…

  10. Corgan Eyeing Spring For Solo Debut

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It was produced by the artist in tandem with Nitzer Ebb principal Ben Harris and is being mixed by Alan Moulder, who previously worked on a handful of Smashing Pumpkins releases. Billy Corgan has wrapped recording on his solo debut album and is eyeing a spring release for the 15-track set via…

  11. Jansky Tops Christian Country Noms

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With nods in five categories, Clifton Jansky is the top nominee for the 10th annual Christian Country Music Association Awards. Josh Turner and Lisa Ryan will host the awards show, set for Nov. 4 at N With nods in five categories, Clifton Jansky is the top nominee for the 10th annual…

  12. 'WomenRock!' Celebrates Lifetime, Cancer Awareness

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blondie, Kelly Clarkson and En Vogue are among the artists who will perform tonight (Sept. 28) for an invited audience at the fifth annual WomenRock! Concert at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Blondie, Kelly Clarkson and En Vogue are among the artists who will perform tonight (Sept. 28)…

  13. Waits Plans Single U.S. Show

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. Following a brief European tour, Tom Waits has scheduled a lone U.S. concert date this year. The Oct. 18 show at Seattle's Paramount Theater will be one of only two North American shows the…

  14. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Teen film/TV sensation Hilary Duff’s self-titled debut for Hollywood Records. A retrospective from beloved British rock act Supergrass, “Supergrass Is 10” (Capitol), the American edition of which features a bonus live disc. A…

  15. Careless Love

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It now appears that vocalist Madeleine Peyroux hit the scene prematurely. It now appears that vocalist Madeleine Peyroux hit the scene prematurely. Her 1996 debut, "Dreamland," showcased an artist whose torchy, Billie Holiday-inflected chops didn't quite connect with the…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Newman, Connick Win Music Emmys

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Randy Newman and Harry Connick Jr. were among the music-related winners of the 56th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Randy Newman and Harry Connick Jr. were among the music-related winners of the 56th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Newman picked up a trophy for outstanding title theme music for…

  19. Hot Product

    September 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello Elvis, Times Two The ever-prolific Elvis Costello drops two new albums this week: the rock-oriented "The Delivery Man" (Lost Highway) and the orchestral "Il Sogno" (Deutsche Grammophon). "The Delivery Man" was largely recorded at Sweet Tea Studios…

  20. Strokes Put Live Album On Ice

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The show was taped by the BBC in December 2003 at London's Alexandria Palace. A live album the Strokes were planning to release this fall via RCA has been scrapped, the group's manager tells Billboard.com. The show was taped by the BBC in December 2003 at London's Alexandria…

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