1. Britney Debuts Big, But T.I. Tops Hot 100

    December 11, 2008 11:05 AM EST T.I.'s "Live Your Life" flips 2-1 with Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" on the Billboard Hot 100 to score its sixth non-consecutive week at the top. Meanwhile, Britney Spears scores her first top 10 debut as "Circus" starts at No. 3. The…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal government, which…

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    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System are involved in a car accident, forcing the hospitalization of frontman Calvin Johnson and bassist Chris Sutton. 2003 - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System are involved in a car…

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    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta…

  5. Chart Beat: Jason Mraz, B.B. King, 'Gypsy'

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Jason Mraz, B.B. King, "Gypsy" and more! 'YOURS' SONG: The little bedroom demo that could gives Jason Mraz his first top 10 hit on the Hot 100. "I'm Yours" was written in 2004 while Mraz was working on his "Mr. A to Z…

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    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against and... 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album …

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    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and…

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    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in Memphis, Tenn. at the age of 71. 2006 - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in…

  9. Katy Perry Fends Off Jonas Bros. Atop Hot 100

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Buoyed by increasing airplay, Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" starts a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. "Girl" is the first song since Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" to simultaneously Buoyed by increasing airplay, Katy Perry's …

  10. This Day in Music

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell dies of complications relating to diabetes in a hospital outside Nashville. He is 61. 2001 - Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell dies of complications relating to diabetes in a hospital outside…

  11. Lil Wayne And Montgomery Gentry Make Hot Shot Debuts

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne grabs Hot Shot Debut prizes on The Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the Hot 100 while George Straits scores Greatest Gainer on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums this Hot Shot Debuts: Lil Wayne blows away the competition this week on the Billboard 200 as he…

  12. Lil Wayne Crushes The Competition To Debut At No. 1

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the highest weekly sales figure since 2005, Lil Wayne crashes in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Tha Carter III." As reported yesterday, the Cash Money/Universal set moved just over 1 million With the highest weekly sales figure since 2005, Lil Wayne crashes in at No. 1 on…

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    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which comes with a $20,000 prize, 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National…

  14. Know It All's

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Don't give up hope, some people change." While those lyrics come from Montgomery Gentry's 2006 top country 10 single, "Some People Change," they could easily apply to the way in which the veteran duo "Don't give up hope, some people change." While…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne finally reveals the long-awaited "Tha Carter III," My Morning Jacket takes it to the next level on "Evil Urges," Alanis Morissette mellows out, Montgomery Gentry grows up and Plies works qui Hip-hop outfit N*E*R*D's "Seeing Sounds" (Interscope).…

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    June 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. troops returning from Iraq as part of the city's 18th annual Fleet Week festivities. The country duo performs onboard the USS Intrepid, a retired 2005 - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. troops returning from Iraq as…

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    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - E.Y. "Yip" Harburg _ writer of such well known songs as "Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz" and (with Jay Gorney) "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" _ is immortalized on a U.S. postage sta 2005 - E.Y. "Yip" Harburg _ writer of such…

  19. Clarkson, Swift, Maroon 5 Suit Up For 'Gridiron Bash'

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST College football will see the ultimate hype this spring as Kelly Clarkson, ZZ Top, Maroon 5, Dwight Yoakam, Counting Crows, Taylor Swift and Montgomery Gentry, to name a few, perform simultaneously in College football will see the ultimate hype this spring as Kelly Clarkson, ZZ Top, Maroon 5,…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss The Eagles, kenny Chesney, Jennifer Hudson and more! GOING BY THE BOOK Dear Fred, About four years ago I wrote to you with a prediction that legal digital downloads would eventually help drive the Hot 100, as 45 rpm records once did decades ago. You agreed, and I…

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