1. CHART BEAT

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, Sheryl Crow, Ray Charles and Earth, Wind & Fire. THE DOLLY-MERLE GAME: The numbers 108-105 might sound like a basketball score, but for purposes of "Chart Beat,…

  2. Hot Product

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson Country Crooner On her new album, Gretchen Wilson sings about being "on the stool side of the bar these days, buying everyone a round." Like much of the Epic album, "All Jacked Up," that lyric is an autobiographical glimpse into the meteoric career path of…

  3. CHART BEAT

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of George Jones, Paul McCartney, B.B. King, Weezer, Genesis and Trisha Yearwood. GEORGE'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: By the next decade, it will be commonplace for rock artists to celebrate their 50th anniversary on the Billboard charts.…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2005 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…

  5. Paisley's 'Time' Has Come

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to country music concerts, cowboy hats are usually the headgear of choice. However, lately when Brad Paisley looks out from the stage, he sees a lot of lampshades -- thanks to his hit single "Alcohol." Fans have…

  6. Hot Product

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley 'Time' Travel With first single "Alcohol" a quick hit on Billboard's Top Country Songs chart, Brad Paisley returns this week with a new Arista Nashville album, "Time Well Wasted." It's the follow-up to 2003's "Mud on the Tires,…

  7. Parton Gearing Up For 'Vintage' Tour

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton will return to the road next month as part of the Vintage Tour, which will get underway Aug. 16 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, N.J. Dolly Parton will return to the road next month as part of the Vintage Tour, which will get underway Aug. 16 at the House of Blues in…

  8. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North American tour, due to what an Invisible Records spokesperson describes as "continued processing delays of the band an 2000 - Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport claim to find 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container. Warwick, 61, of Mia 2002 - Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Akon, Rob Thomas, Blaine Larson, Shooter Jennings, Hanna-McEuen, Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney and more. ISN'T IT LONELY TOGETHER: A couple of "Lonely" guys are inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Akon has the…

  11. Love Flows To The Bellamy Brothers

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It says a lot about an act when it can record an album commemorating a 30-year career and have the likes of Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Montgomery Gentry and George Jones eager to join in the fun. Then again, the Bellamy Brothers have always had…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman…

  13. Costello Reflects On Career At SXSW

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST In the somewhat strange setting of an enormous Austin Convention Center ballroom, Elvis Costello sat yesterday (March 16) for a public interview that marked the beginning of Texas' annual South By Sou In the somewhat strange setting of an enormous Austin Convention Center ballroom, Elvis…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident in Brooklyn in which her car hits a fence. Police discover that Brown is driving with a suspended license and ord 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident…

  15. Billboard Bits: Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, Napster

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, Napster Garth Brooks' appearance Saturday at fundraiser in Fort Worth, Texas, reportedly helped raise more than $2 million for a local hospital. Brooks performed with pals Steve Wariner, Stephanie Davis and Dan Roberts, who had organized the $1,000-a…

  16. Womack's Back, And Back To Her Roots

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a three-year break between albums, Lee Ann Womack is back with a new set that has Music Row buzzing. Returning full circle to her country roots, "There's More Where That Came From" (due Feb. 8 from MCA Nashville) showcases…

  17. Hot Product

    February 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lee Ann Womack 'From' Me To You After a three-year break between albums, Lee Ann Womack is back with a new set that has Music Row buzzing. Returning full circle to her country roots, "There's More Where That Came From" (due this week from MCA Nashville) showcases the…

  18. There's More Where That Came From

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hallelujah. One of country music's great singers is singing country again—bona fide lovin', cryin' and cheatin' songs. From the "classic" MCA label logo to Byron Gallimore's production to the C Hallelujah. One of country music's great singers is singing…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 22-28)

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 22-28, 2004). HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Readers here in the United States know that this week is a special one. The Thanksgiving Day holiday generally means family gatherings big and small and all of the trappings that go with it.…

  20. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Sept. 13-19)

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Sept. 13-19, 2004). DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK: It used to be that pop artists faded from view after their time in the sun had run its course. These days, television is choked by the stars of the past, some in laudable attempts to…

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