1. Chart Beat

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Beyonce, Hank Williams Jr., 2006-2007 hits and more! LIKE THE TITLE SAYS: "Irreplaceable," indeed. Beyonce's latest hit has stretched its reign over the Hot 100 to six weeks, making it the second-longest running No. 1 of the songs that achieved pole position in…

  2. Tweedy, Costello, Jones Enliven New Louvin Album

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Elvis Costello and George Jones are among the artists pitching in on country legend Charlie Louvin's first new album in more than a decade. The self-titled 12-track set will arriv Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Elvis Costello and George Jones are among the artists…

  3. 46OnTV

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 13-20, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 13 "GAC Nights," Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sugarland. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): George Jones (also scheduled: Robin Williams). "The Tonight Show with Jay…

  4. Chart Beat

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on "Hannah Montana," Justin Timberlake, "American Idol" and more! THE STATE OF 'MONTANA': "Hannah Montana" isn't the first fictional character to appear on a Billboard chart, but the teenage singer portrayed by Miley Cyrus in the…

  5. 44OnTV

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 30 "Totally Awesome Concert," VH1 Classic Featured artist(s): Rick Springfield, Scandal, Patti Smyth. "Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes," The Biography Channel Featured artist(s): Johnny Cash, George Jones, Toby…

  6. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT My Chemical Romance adopts an alter-ego and over-the-top, theatrical rock for its new album, John Legend serves up a soulful classic on his sophomore set and Paul Stanley gets back to his solo career A collaborative album from country legends George Jones and Merle Haggard, "Kickin'…

  7. Paisley In A Holiday Mood On New Album

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley will be releasing his first holiday effort this fall with the aptly titled "Brad Paisley Christmas." Due Oct. 10 via Arista Nashville, the album finds the country star tackling classics a Brad Paisley will be releasing his first holiday effort this fall with the aptly…

  8. JERRY LEE LEWIS, "Last Man Standing"

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nobody doesn't like Jerry Lee, at least according to the guest list for the Killer's first record in 10 years. With guest turns from Bruce, Neil, Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, John Fogerty, B.B. King, Cla Nobody doesn't like Jerry Lee, at least according to the guest list for the…

  9. 37OnTV

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 11-17, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 11 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Jessica Simpson, Storm Large (also scheduled: Ron Livingston). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyoncé. "Canadian Country Music Awards,…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>David Bowie launches a six-week tour of North America in Vancouver, British Columbia. The tour hits clubs, ballrooms, and theaters.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of…

  11. Strait Feeling 'Natural' On New Album

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With its first single already burning up Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, George Strait will on Oct. 3 release his 34th album, "It Just Comes Natural." The MCA Nashville set is led by "Give It Awa With its first single already burning up Billboard's Hot Country…

  12. Chart Beat

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the Gin Blossoms, the Killers, George Strait and ladies whose names end with an "a." A VERY SPECIAL BLOSSOMS: For those who have been counting, it's been 10 years, one month and two weeks since the Gin Blossoms appeared on The Billboard 200. The band from Tempe,…

  13. Star-Packed Jerry Lee Lewis CD Back On Track

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After five years and four different record labels, Jerry Lee Lewis' "Last Man Standing" will arrive Sept. 26 on Jeff Ayeroff's Artists First label. After five years and four different record labels, Jerry Lee Lewis' "Last Man Standing" will arrive Sept. 26…

  14. Chart Beat

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Johnny Cash, "Pirates of the Caribbean," Canadian/American pairing and more! 'HIGHWAYS' TAKES THE HIGH ROAD: It's not the longest gap between No. 1 albums in history, but it sure comes close. Johnny Cash first topped the Billboard album chart 36 years…

  15. Burke Belts It Out In 'Nashville'

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beyond duets with Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Patty Loveless, "Nashville" finds Burke trying his hand at Bruce Springsteen's "Ain't Got You," Don Williams' "Atta Way To Go" and Jim Lauderdale's " Solomon Burke's upcoming album…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1977 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Got to Give It Up (Pt. 1)," Marvin Gaye.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North American tour, due to what an Invisible…

  17. Billboard Bits: Billy Ray Cyrus, Starsailor, Paolo Nutini

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Billy Ray Cyrus, Starsailor, Paolo Nutini Country veteran Billy Ray Cyrus returns July 18 with his next New Door/UME album, "Wanna Be Your Joe." Among the tracks set for inclusion are "Country Music Has the Blues" featuring Loretta Lynn and George Jones, "I…

  18. Jones, Haggard Get A 'Kick' In Studio

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Country legends George Jones and Merle Haggard will hit the studio this summer to record their first album since 1982's "A Taste of Yesterday's Wine." Due in October via Bandit Records, "Kickin' Out t Country legends George Jones and Merle Haggard will hit the…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Jones pleads guilty in Franklin, Tenn., to driving while impaired and violating the state's open-container law, in charges stemming from his near-fatal March 6 car accident. Jones 2002 - Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami…

  20. Q&A: Rascal Flatts

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. In addition to numerous awards, the band has sold more than 8.8 million records,…

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