1. R.L. Burnside Live Album On The Way

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Mississippi bluesman R.L. Burnside will on Oct. 23 release his first live album, dubbed "Burnside on Burnside," via Epitaph-distributed Fat Possum Records. Recorded in January in Portland, Ore., and S Mississippi bluesman R.L. Burnside will on Oct. 23 release his first live album,…

  2. Nashville Stars Sign On For CF Benefit

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Richard Marx, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Chesney, Tammy Cochran and SHeDAISY will perform Oct. 1 at Nashville's All Star Music Bash, a charitable event that will benefit the Cy Vince Gill, Richard Marx, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Chesney, Tammy Cochran…

  3. Dawn Robinson Preps Solo Debut

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former En Vogue and Lucy Pearl singer Dawn Robinson will release her first solo album Oct. 16 on Q Records. The album, titled "Dawn," will be supported by a tour with dates to be announced, according Former En Vogue and Lucy Pearl singer Dawn Robinson will release her first solo…

  4. Sax Great Joe Henderson Dies

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson died Saturday after a long bout with emphysema. He was 64. Widely acknowledged as having the ideal tone for a tenor player, Henderson possessed a lyrical, melodic styl Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson died Saturday after a long bout with emphysema. He was 64.…

  5. Chart Beat Bonus

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Usher, Dave Matthews Band, Faith Hill, Diane Warren SWEET SIXTEEN: Thanks to an impressive debut at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart, Usher's "U Remind Me" (Arista) rockets 21-1 on The Billboard Hot 100, giving the R&B star his second No. 1 hit…

  6. Hot Product

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lil' Mo, Basement Jaxx, Tricky, Lonestar, Jagged Edge, and more. 'True' Enough "I guess I could re-title the album 'It's About Damn Time'," laughs Lil' Mo, who this week will finally release her EastWest/Elektra debut, …

  7. Chart Beat Bonus

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Ahmet Ertegun, Sugar Ray, "Lady Marmalade" FOUNDERS AND COMPOSERS: Earlier this year, Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun collected a No. 1 songwriting credit on The Billboard Hot 100, thanks to the success of "Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon. How Ertegun…

  8. Stars Gather In Nashville For 'America' Recording

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More than 60 country and contemporary Christian artists gathered last night (June 19) in a Nashville studio to record "America the Beautiful" under the guidance of producers Tony Brown of MCA Nashvill More than 60 country and contemporary Christian artists gathered last night (June…

  9. Strait, Jackson Win Big At TNN Awards

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT An absent George Strait was named the top entertainer in country music last night (June 13) at the TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards in Nashville, and shared three fan-voted awards with Alan J An absent George Strait was named the top entertainer in country music last night (June 13)…

  10. Nice & Slow

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. On his sixth album, keyboardist Brian Culbertson delivers a feel-good set powered by a core group of…

  11. Dupri, Timbaland Honored In Atlanta

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland were honored last night (June 7) as songwriters of the year at the 14th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards in Atlanta, Billboard Bulletin reports. Earning kudos as publ Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland were honored last night (June 7) as songwriters of the year at…

  12. Vince Gill To Receive Career Achievement Honor

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill will receive the Country Weekly Career Achievement Award at the upcoming TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards. The June 13 awards show will be telecast live on both TNN and CMT from Na Vince Gill will receive the Country Weekly Career Achievement Award at the upcoming TNN &…

  13. Staind's 'Cycle' Heads Into Second Week At No. 1

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) easily holds the top of The Billboard 200 for a second week despite experiencing a sales drop of 54% from its debut week. The hard rock set sold 326,000 units Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) easily holds the top…

  14. Staind's 'Cycle' Makes Mark At No. 1

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) crashes into The Billboard 200 at No. 1 with more than 716,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The album is the second consecutive hard rock Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) crashes into The…

  15. Hot Product

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Brad Paisley, Air, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Goo Goo Dolls, and more. 'II' Times A Charm Brad Paisley seems to have been everywhere in the past two years. The 28-year-old West Virginia native has become the country industry's most acclaimed new artist,…

  16. Nocturne

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bass hero Charlie Haden has lately become a master of the jazz mood album—in the best sense of that phrase. Bass hero Charlie Haden has lately become a master of the jazz mood album—in the best sense of that phrase. Whether it's albums with Quartet West, duet discs with pianists Kenny…

  17. Poll: McGraw/Chesney Tour Is Country's Hottest

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's upcoming U.S. trek is the most anticipated country tour of the summer, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. The duo pulled down 39% of 2,231 votes, easi Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's upcoming U.S. trek is the most anticipated country…

  18. McGraw, Chesney Acquitted On Assault Charges

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country singer Tim McGraw was found innocent yesterday (May 23) of charges he assaulted a sheriff's deputy during a scuffle over a police horse. The Orchard Park, N.Y., jury also found fellow singer K Country singer Tim McGraw was found innocent yesterday (May 23) of charges he assaulted…

  19. McGraw, Chesney Take Stand In Assault Case

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country singers Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney took the stand yesterday (May 22) in Orchard Park, N.Y., to tell jurors a backstage skirmish with sheriff's deputies last year started with a misunderstand Country singers Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney took the stand yesterday (May 22) in…

  20. Freefall

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In the pairing of the elegant young violinist Regina Carter and the equally sublime veteran pianist Kenny Barron, what you see is what you get—and that's a good thing here. In the pairing of the elegant young violinist Regina Carter and the equally sublime veteran pianist Kenny Barron,…

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