1. Billboard Bits: Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts Patti Smith, former Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Nellie McKay, Huey Lewis, Mavis Staples, the Antibalas Horns and Benevento/Russo Duo have joined the performance lineup for the fifth Jammy Awards . The event will be held tomorrow (April 26) at the…

  2. Jones' 'Special Guests' Expanded, Reissued

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia/Legacy. The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia…

  3. Grammy-Winning 'Genius' Rises To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST On the heels of taking the Grammy's album of the year honors, Ray Charles earns his first No. 1 album in more than four decades with his final studio set, "Genius Loves Company." The title rockets 15- On the heels of taking the Grammy's album of the year honors, Ray…

  4. 3 Doors Down Steers Straight To No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's Day shoppers this year, as the group earns the highest-charting set and best sales week of its career with 3 Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was…

  5. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 14-20, 2005).

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 14-20, 2005). TOTALLY TORI: With new album ("The Beekeeper," Epic, Feb. 22) and book ("Tori Amos: Piece By Piece" co-written with Ann Powers," Broadway, Feb. 8), Tori Amos is a busy woman. This week begins a…

  6. TunesOnTV

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 14-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 14 "All-Star Jams-Viewer Dedications," VH1 Classic Featured artist: Brian McKnight. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Michael Buble. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,…

  7. Multi-Artist Performance To Open Grammys

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sunday's (Feb. 13) CBS telecast of the 47th annual Grammy Awards will open with a multi-artist performance stretching across three stages. The spectacle will feature the Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani Sunday's (Feb. 13) CBS telecast of the 47th annual Grammy Awards will open with a…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 7-13, 2005).

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 7-13, 2005). GRAMMY TIME! Sure they hand out about 90 awards before the broadcast even starts, but the Grammy Awards remain an annual touchstone in the world of popular music. Sunday's 47th annual event will be no different, and…

  9. Grammys Add West, Tributes To Charles, Southern Rock

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST This year's top Grammy Awards nominee is planning to show his skills in a monumental way during next month's 47th annual ceremony. This year's top Grammy Awards nominee is planning to show his skills in a monumental way during next month's 47th annual ceremony. Kanye West,…

  10. Wilson, Costello Sign On For South By Southwest

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an all-star panel discussion at this year's South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an…

  11. Holmes Bros. Top Blues Awards Nominees

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The soulful New York-bred trio the Holmes Brothers lead the nominees for the 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented annually by the nonprofit Memphis-based Blues Foundation. The soulful New York-bred trio the Holmes Brothers lead the nominees for the 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented…

  12. Mavis Prevails With A Little 'Faith'

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The gospel market has been flooded with music by newer acts this year, but one of the most intriguing releases is by a veteran artist who remains in peak form. Mavis Staples' Alligator Records release, "Have a Little Faith," is…

  13. Lynn Takes Two Americana Awards

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville. The veteran country performer was named artist of the year, while her acclaimed Jack White-produ Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of "Car Wash," newly remade by Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott, Mavis Staples, Ciara and women on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart AUTO MATIC: For the second time in the rock era, the song "Car Wash"…

  15. Have a Little Faith

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sure, Mavis Staples is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—thanks to her family gig the Staple Singers—but nobody should conclude that she's past her prime. Sure, Mavis Staples is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—thanks to her family gig the Staple Singers—but nobody should conclude that…

  16. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The debut album from rap trio 213 (Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg), "The Hard Way" (TVT). Pianist Bruce Hornsby's "Halcyon Days" (Columbia), featuring guest spots by Sting, Elton John and Eric…

  17. Hot Product

    August 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan/Johnny Paycheck This Is Just A Tribute Toots Hibbert, Beres Hammond, Sizzla and Israel Vibration's Apple Gabriel are among the reggae heavyweights contributing to "Is It Rolling, Bob?," a reggae tribute to Bob Dylan. The 15-track set arrives this week via Sanctuary…

  18. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  19. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from Dr. John, "N'Awlinz: Dis, Dat or D'udda" (Blue Note), featuring Willie Nelson, B.B. King, and Mavis Staples. Norah Jones collaborator Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos' "While…

  20. The Soul Sessions

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Every so often a new singer comes along that literally knocks you off your feet from the first listen. Joss Stone fits that bill. Every so often a new singer comes along that literally knocks you off your feet from the first listen. Joss Stone fits that bill. Packing tons of soul in her…

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