1. CMAs: 'Sopranos' Boss & Rimes

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST James Gandolfini and singer LeAnn Rimes present a CMA award. Actor James Gandolfini ("The Sopranos") and LeAnn Rimes present the female Vocalist of the Year Award during the 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards in New York, November 15, 2005. Lee Ann Womack (three awards)…

  2. CMAs: Twain & Joel

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain and Billy Joel announce entertainer of the year winner at the CMA Awards. Shania Twain and Billy Joel announce the winner of the entertainer of the year award during the 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards Nov. 15 in New York. Lee Ann Womack (three awards) and Keith…

  3. CMAs: Urban Wins!

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Urban accepts CMAs' entertainer of the year award. Keith Urban accepts the award for entertainer of the year award at the 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards Nov. 15 in New York. Lee Ann Womack (three awards) and Urban (two) were the night's big winners . News Keith…

  4. Womack, Urban Lead 2005 CMA Winners

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were the top winners at the Country Music Association Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at New York's Madison Square Garden. Womack won the album of the year trophy for "Th Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were the top winners at the Country Music…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Tim McGraw is named entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Tobey Keith wins male vocalist of the year and Lee Ann Womac 2004 - Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Alejandro Sanz picks up two of the 14 music awards at the 47th Premios Ondas, presented in Barcelona. Sanz wins the album category for "El Alma Al Aire," and the honor for best Spanish a 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV…

  7. Stars Set For 'Broadway Meets Country' Benefit

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leading names from Broadway and country music have signed on for the aptly named benefit concert Broadway Meets Country. Leading names from Broadway and country music have signed on for the aptly named benefit concert Broadway Meets Country. As previously reported , the Nov. 12 event at…

  8. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Buffett, Andrew W.K.

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Jimmy Buffett, Andrew W.K. Adding local flavor to the staging of the 39th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, New York's Paul Simon and New Jersey's Jon Bon Jovi have been tapped to perform during the Nov. 15 ceremony at Madison Square Garden. The…

  9. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Mary J. Blige, Gang Of Four

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Mary J. Blige, Gang Of Four Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Sara Evans and Rascal Flatts are the latest performers to join the bill for the 39th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Meanwhile, Trace Adkins and LeAnn Rimes will be on hand as presenters for the Nov…

  10. AMAs, CMAs Bolster Show Lineups

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The ranks of participants for two upcoming awards shows are swelling. The ranks of participants for two upcoming awards shows are swelling, with the initial list of performers confirmed for the American Music Awards (AMA) and celebrity presenters joining the cast of the Country Music…

  11. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, O'Connor, Incubus

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, O'Connor, Incubus Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack, the top nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, have been added to the list of confirmed performers for the Nov. 15 ceremony. Keith Urban and host duo Brooks & Dunn are also new to the lineup…

  12. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Depeche Mode, John Mayer

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Depeche Mode, John Mayer Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson and George Strait are the first confirmed performers for the Country Music Association's 39th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden. The show will air live on CBS.…

  13. Paisley, Womack Lead CMA Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations each, Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack are in front of the field for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Toby Keith and Keith Urban each netted four nods, while Sugarl With six nominations each, Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack are in front of the field for the…

  14. Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Kenny…

  15. Hot Product

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Strait Texas Toast Country veteran George Strait's newest album is led by the highest-debuting single of his career on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. The MCA Nashville set "Somewhere Down in Texas" features "You'll Be There," which opened at No.…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper dies in Triadelphia, W. Va., of Parkinson's disease. He is 75. Knepper was best known for his association with bassist/composer Charles Mingus, for whom he 2003 - Jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper dies in Triadelphia, W. Va., of…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he recovers from a rib injury. According to the artist's official Web site, Beck was watching Blu 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the past four decades, Etienne Roda-Gil, dies of a stroke. He is 62. 2004 - One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the past four decades, Etienne Roda-Gil, dies of a stroke. He is 62. 2001 - The first live…

  19. Bentley 'Drifts' In

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "Modern Day Drifter" is not just the title of Dierks Bentley's new album, it is also his lifestyle. The up-and-coming country artist is homeless, albeit by choice. Bentley spends so many days on the road —- 300 last year —- that he…

  20. CMT, CBS Ready Country Specials

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country network CMT will celebrate the genre's long history of duets with a June 8 concert at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Highlights will form the basis of the special "CMT 100 Greatest Country network CMT will celebrate the genre's long history of duets with…

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