1. 'O Brother,' McGraw Top CMAs

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST It was a red, white, and bluegrass night at the 35th Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in Nashville, with the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" winning two awards during a show steeped i It was a red, white, and bluegrass night at the 35th Country Music Association …

  2. Jackson To Perform New Song At CMA Awards

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson plans to perform a new song about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the Country Music Association Awards tonight (Nov. 7) in Nashville. The song is titled "Where Were You (When the World Alan Jackson plans to perform a new song about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the…

  3. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit Madonna will preside over a Dec. 9 London ceremony to award the prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art. Four British artists have made the shortlist for the $30,000 prize, competition for which is open to native artists under 50 who…

  4. 'Tribute To Heroes' CD, Video Due Dec. 4

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group -- will collaborate for the Dec. In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG),…

  5. Vedder, Crowes Cover Beatles For 'I Am Sam'

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Black Crowes, Sarah McLachlan, the Wallflowers, Ben Harper, and Nick Cave are among the artists who have recorded Beatles covers for the V2 soundtrack to "I Am Sam," star Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Black Crowes, Sarah McLachlan, the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Springsteen, & More

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Jackson, Springsteen, & More Michael Jackson will make his first-ever instore appearance at 3 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 7) at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. The event will also be broadcast live on MTV's "Total Request Live." Jackson will…

  7. Garth Plans Live Specials, CMA Duet

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks has confirmed a series of three concert appearances to be featured in hour-long live broadcasts on CBS, in support of his forthcoming Capitol album "Scarecrow," due Nov. 13. The first wil Garth Brooks has confirmed a series of three concert appearances to be featured in…

  8. Three Days

    November 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST For some, particularly those in the college-age demo, Pat Green is the torchbearer for a Texas music scene that manifests itself mostly at the club level. For some, particularly those in the college-age demo, Pat Green is the torchbearer for a Texas music scene that manifests itself mostly at…

  9. Billboard Bits: American Head Charge, Xbox, MTV, & more

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on American Head Charge, Xbox, MTV, & more American Head Charge guitarist Dave Rogers was arrested Wednesday after playing a set completely nude during the Pledge of Allegiance tour stop at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Rogers was arrested backstage for public…

  10. Billboard Bits: Pageant of Peace, Hooper, Richard & Mimi

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Pageant of Peace, Hooper, Richard & Mimi Country artist Travis Tritt, Broadway star Audra McDonald, vocal group the Manhattan Transfer, and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade will perform at the 78th annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree, set for Dec. 6 on the Ellipse near…

  11. Billboard Bits: Gil Scott-Heron, Nine Inch Nails, & more

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Gil Scott-Heron, Nine Inch Nails, Boyz II Men, Greg Dulli, Lo Fidelity Allstars Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron was sentenced to one to three years in state prison Monday (Oct. 29) in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug…

  12. Billboard Bits: Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby made unannounced appearances last night (Oct. 29) in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys. Prior to the…

  13. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe Awards, Enya, Patti LaBelle

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe Awards, Enya, Patti LaBelle Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, and Travis are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. They join previously announced performers Destiny's Child, Basement Jaxx, Blink…

  14. Billboard Bits: Sevendust, Napster, Delbert McClinton

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Sevendust, Napster, Delbert McClinton Hard rock outfit Sevendust will be featured in a special, "Live Animosity," that begins airing Tuesday (Oct. 30) on MTV2. The show sports live concert footage shot recently in Gainesville, Fla., as well as video clips and backstage…

  15. Amigo

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Ball struck gold in 1994 with the hit "Thinkin' Problem" but was inexplicably a casualty of the country airwaves in the genre's downturn since. David Ball struck gold in 1994 with the hit "Thinkin' Problem" but was inexplicably a casualty of the…

  16. Billboard Bits: Shania Twain, 'Volunteers,' Lil' Troy

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Shania Twain, the 'Volunteers for America' benefit concerts, and rapper Lil' Troy. Shania Twain has readied two MCA home video releases for next month. The first, "The Platinum Collection DVD," is due Nov. 6 and features 21 music videos in chronological…

  17. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Janovitz/Kirkwood, Yahoo!

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the MTV Europe Awards, Bill Janovitz & Curt Kirkwood, and a Yahoo! charity auction. U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has been added to the performance lineup for the 2001 MTV Europe Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. The group joins previously announced performers Blink…

  18. New Sheryl Crow Due Early Next Year

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow's fourth, as-yet-untitled A&M studio album is tentatively due in March, the artist's management tells Billboard.com. A single is due in late January, with a tour to follow. According t Sheryl Crow's fourth, as-yet-untitled A&M studio album is tentatively due…

  19. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Incubus, Master P

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Incubus, Master P A host of top stars have been added to the performance lineup for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, set for Nov. 7 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow will debut their duet, "I'll Be…

  20. Mercury Rev Takes 'Dream' On Tour

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran experimental rock act Mercury Rev has lined up its first series of North American dates in support of its latest V2 album, "All Is Dream." The trek begins Nov. 22 in Toronto and wraps Dec. 12 Veteran experimental rock act Mercury Rev has lined up its first series of North…

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