1. The Other Side

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Warner Bros.' Christian division, Word, has had tremendous success with Randy Travis' two gospel albums. Warner Bros.' Christian division, Word, has had tremendous success with Randy Travis' two gospel albums. The eager audience that embraced Travis' efforts will be…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Harry Connick Jr., Billy Ray Cyrus and the Strokes. WILD ABOUT HARRY: He might have a lot of new fans, thanks to his running role as Grace's husband Leo in NBC-TV's "Will & Grace." That's one possible explanation…

  3. 2003 ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 41st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Nov. 3. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Craig Wiseman "American Child" "The Cowboy In Me" "The Good Stuff" "…

  4. Breaking & Entering

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Stills, the Rapture and Hieroglyphics. IN MOTION: Interpol and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have became the hipster bands of choice by making 1980s-influenced rock cool again. Both acts place a heavy…

  5. Top Artists Team To 'Save The Children'

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton and Barbra Streisand are among the artists who have donated songs to a new compilation aimed at raising funds for Save the Children. Included on the set, due Nov. Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton and Barbra Streisand are among the artists who have…

  6. Mos Def Dons Lab Coat For New Film

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Mos Def has been tapped to star with Alan Rickman in "Something the Lord Made," an original movie for HBO about the true story of heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, a whit Rapper Mos Def has been tapped to star with Alan Rickman in "Something the…

  7. TOP HEATSEEKERS

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/heatseekers.jsp 1. Welcome Interstate Managers , Fountains Of Wayne 2. Echoes , The Rapture 3. The Soul Sessions (EP) , Joss Stone 4. Three Days Grace , Three Days Grace 5. Kish Kash , Basement Jaxx Issue date: Nov. 8, 2003 News Joss Stone …

  8. Long Black Train

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST An earnest South Carolinian with a resonant baritone expressive beyond his years, Josh Turner emerges on MCA with a solid collection of songs, many of them self-penned. An earnest South Carolinian with a resonant baritone expressive beyond his years, Josh Turner emerges on MCA with a solid…

  9. Counting Crows Rouse Old 'Ghosts'

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST California rock/pop ensemble Counting Crows has settled on a track list for an upcoming greatest-hits album, "Films About Ghosts." The collection is due Nov. 25 from Geffen Records. California rock/pop ensemble Counting Crows has settled on a track list for an upcoming greatest-hits…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y. Two suspects are reportedly buzzed into Mizell's area recording studio where the rap pioneer 2002 - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a two-week stay, during which time he was treated for bronchitis. 2001 - 69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a…

  12. Haggard Speaks Out 'Like Never Before'

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted and expanded from the magazine for Billboard.com. The title of Merle Haggard's new record pretty much says it all: It's "Haggard Like Never Before." Released Sept. 30, the album marks the debut of the veteran singer's own label, Hag Records, and finds him…

  13. Stumble Into Grace

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Emmylou Harris continues to mine the sedate, enticing vibe that animated her last two studio albums, "Wrecking Ball" and "Red Dirt Girl." Malcolm Burn, who produced the latter set, again lends his lig Emmylou Harris continues to mine the sedate, enticing vibe that animated…

  14. Live at Sin-é

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Part of the inaugural round in Sony Legacy's new Legacy Edition series—reissued albums remastered, repackaged and expanded to double-disc length (à la Universal's Deluxe Editions)&#x2014 Part of the inaugural round in Sony Legacy's new Legacy Edition series—reissued albums…

  15. The Offspring Taps New Drummer

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT California punk act the Offspring has named former Rocket From The Crypt stickman Atom Willard as the drummer for its upcoming fall tour, with dates to be announced. California punk act the Offspring has named former Rocket From The Crypt stickman Atom Willard as the drummer for its upcoming…

  16. Boyz II Men Prep Hits Collection

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Superstar R&B quartet Boyz II Men's career will be celebrated with the Oct. 7 release from Motown/UME Records of "The Best of Boyz II Men." The album is part of Motown/UME's 20th Century Masters/T Superstar R&B quartet Boyz II Men's career will be celebrated…

  17. Amazing Grace

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Brit experimentalists Spiritualized—Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and friends—are back with their latest aural adventure. Brit experimentalists Spiritualized—Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) and friends—are back with their latest aural adventure. No 100-piece orchestra this time ("Let It…

  18. A New Life

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cuban-born artist Omar Sosa is the most consistently arresting pianist in jazz today. Cuban-born artist Omar Sosa is the most consistently arresting pianist in jazz today. His virtuosity as an ensemble leader has been well-established with his last four CD releases. His third solo effort, …

  19. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback Well-Built 'Road' It's OK with Nickelback if you want to call them a pop group. In fact, pop doesn't begin to describe the Canadian quartet's third album, "The Long Road," due this week via Roadrunner. "Somewhere along the line, people turned…

  20. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper Obie Trice's Eminem-produced debut, "Cheers" (Shady/Interscope). -- The self-titled Rykodisc debut album from the Fire Theft, featuring former Sunny Day Real Estate principals Jeremy Enigk, William…

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