1. Budding Motown Stars Hit The Road

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST To promote its stable of young artists, Motown is staging the winter Motown Lounge tour with headliner Prophet Jones, whose single "Lifetime" has been near the top of Billboard's Bubbling Under R& To promote its stable of young artists, Motown is staging the winter Motown…

  2. Waylon Jennings Hospitalized

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Hospitalization for surgery on his leg has forced country veteran Waylon Jennings to cancel performances tomorrow (Nov. 16) in Tuscon, Ariz., and Saturday in Phoenix. Jennings was admitted to a Phoeni Hospitalization for surgery on his leg has forced country veteran Waylon Jennings to cancel…

  3. Millions Raised By Weekend Benefit Concerts

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded concerts in New York, Washington, D.C., and Nashville. The Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden -- Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded…

  4. Revered Folk Artist Howard Finster Dies

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Rev. Howard Finster -- a folk artist who created sermons in paint that were featured on the covers of rock albums and in galleries worldwide -- died yesterday (Oct. 22) of congestive heart failure The Rev. Howard Finster -- a folk artist who created sermons in paint that were featured on…

  5. Benefit Update: Beasties, NYC, Country Freedom

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence benefit concert, to be held Oct. 29 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. While the veteran hip-hop trio and Pakistani vo The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence…

  6. Off the Record

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT There's something about guitarist Ronny Jordan, and it's still refreshingly evident on his latest Blue Note offering. There's something about guitarist Ronny Jordan, and it's still refreshingly evident on his latest Blue Note offering. This follow-up to last year's…

  7. American Hi-Fi Powers Up For Tour

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock quartet American Hi-Fi hits the road tonight (Aug. 31) in Worcester, Mass., to start a long second leg of touring in support of its self-titled Island debut. The group will play two radio Modern rock quartet American Hi-Fi hits the road tonight (Aug. 31) in Worcester, Mass., to…

  8. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th…

  9. New Album, TV, Film On Tap For Cyrus

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following the completion of his summer tour with a Sept. 3 performance at the Woodstock Fair in South Woodstock, Conn., country artist Billy Ray Cyrus plans to record his next album. "I don't know whe Following the completion of his summer tour with a Sept. 3 performance at the…

  10. 'Newcomer' Jamie O'Neal's Happy On Top

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "It feels great," says country artist Jamie O'Neal of scoring a No. 1 country single in the song "When I Think About Angels," from her debut Mercury solo album "Shiver." "I wasn't expecting it at all. It's not unusual for an artist to receive…

  11. Mother Sues Over Material On 'Clean' Album

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A Maryland mother has filed a class action against AOL Time Warner, Atlantic Records, and Slip-N-Slide Records Inc. after buying a "clean" version of Trick Daddy's album "Thugs Are Us" for her 11-year A Maryland mother has filed a class action against AOL Time Warner,…

  12. The Other Sessions

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Often covered by other country artists, singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale has put together a sterling collection of stone country originals here, and he nails every one of them. Often covered by other country artists, singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale has put together a sterling collection of…

  13. 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)…

  14. 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 &…

  15. Jim Lauderdale Delivers 'The Other Sessions'

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jim Lauderdale's June 12 debut album for Dualtone Records, "The Other Sessions," derives its title from the fact that it was recorded after the completion of his originally intended album last August. Jim Lauderdale's June 12 debut album for Dualtone Records, "The…

  16. Carrying On

    May 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Montgomery Gentry burst onto the country airwaves in 1999 with Tattoos & Scars, an unapologetic exercise in redneck country rock, boasting attitude galore. Montgomery Gentry burst onto the country airwaves in 1999 with Tattoos & Scars, an unapologetic exercise in redneck country rock,…

  17. Janet Makes It Six In A Row At No. 1

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child have now dominated the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for the past six weeks. On the latest chart, Jackson's "All for You" maintains its grip on No. 1, while Destiny's Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child have now dominated the top of…

  18. Destiny's Child Shoot Straight To No. 1

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child's "Survivor" (Columbia) wastes no time in dethroning Janet Jackson's "All for You" (Virgin) from the top of The Billboard 200, selling more than 663,000 units in the U.S., according to Destiny's Child's "Survivor" …

  19. Hot Product

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Destiny's Child, Stevie Nicks, Eden's Crush, Merle Haggard, and more. They Will 'Survive' With its red-hot title track climbing the charts stateside as well as topping them abroad, Destiny's Child's third Columbia effort, "Survivor…

  20. Billboard Bits: Suge Knight, ACM Awards, and more

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Death Row, Suge Knight, Brooks & Dunn, Academy Of Country Music Awards, System Of A Down, Rick Rubin, A, Adam Sandler Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight was released from Mule Creek State Prison near Sacramento, Calif., on Friday morning, after serving…

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