1. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Reba McEntire makes her live performance debut in Brazil at the annual Barretos Rodeo. The Oklahoma native plays before a crowd estimated at 30-40,000.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/ 2003 - Australian singer Olivia Newton-John begins…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Skip Battin, former bassist for the Byrds and other notable country-rock bands of the '70s and '80s, dies near Palm Springs, Calif., of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He is 69. 2005 - A bus carrying performers bound for the Denver stop on the…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Online sheet music seller Sunhawk Corp. signs a multiyear agreement with Warner Bros. Publications to sell Warner-owned sheet music via the Internet. By logging onto the Sunhawk Web Site 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses slow turnover of No. 1s, digital sales, chart methodology and more with readers. DISPARATE DOMAINS Dear Fred, There's another piece of trivia for which the slow turnover of No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart is partially responsible. This year…

  5. ON TV

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 10 "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Pink. "2006 CMT Music Awards Pre-Party [TV-PG]," CMT Featured artist(s): Jason Aldean (also scheduled: Little Big Town, Van Zant). "2006 CMT…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>First ladies of hip-hop Salt-N-Pepa embark on their first North American tour in four years in Indianapolis.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Can't Fight This Feeling," REO Speedwagon.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - With four awards, pop artist M is the big winner at the 20th edition of France's Victoires de la…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on the digital download chart. My question…

  9. Stars Salute Stevie At Grammy Jam

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST "What I love about Stevie Wonder is the way he makes people feel," says India.Arie. "He's one of the best examples of how music can heal." "What I love about Stevie Wonder is the way he makes people feel," says India.Arie. "He's one of the best…

  10. Tom Petty: A Portrait Of The Artist

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Billboard Interview with the 2005 Century Award Honoree Tom Petty just laughs and shakes his head when he looks at the 26-year-old smirking back at him from the cover of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 1976 self-titled debut. They "were just boys," he says. "It was…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>The sixth album from late rapper 2Pac, "R U Still Down? (Remember Me)," is released posthumously.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn.…

  12. Cowboy Troy

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hick-hop goes Gotham with a trip to New York for the CMA Awards. YeeeeHawwww!!!! Just finished a working my hindquarter off in New York for the CMA's [39th annual Country Music Association Awards ]. It was a week of nonstop running and interviews for radio and TV and it was way cool. I…

  13. ABBA's 'Waterloo' Named Best Eurovision Song

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ABBA's 1974 hit song "Waterloo" was voted the "All-Time Best Song of the Eurovision Song Contest" Saturday during a show organized on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) by Danmarks Radio ABBA's 1974 hit song "Waterloo" was voted the "…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie & The Blowfish and the Dave Matthews Band raise close to $1 million at the Farm Aid concert in Louisville, Ky.<br clear="none"/><br 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>To launch Creed singer Scott Stapp's With Arms Wide Open Foundation, the band and Wind-Up Records release a limited edition single of Creed's hit song "With Arms Wide Open." A donation o 2003 - British singer Robert Palmer, best known for his…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Reba McEntire makes her live performance debut in Brazil at the annual Barretos Rodeo. The Oklahoma native plays before a crowd estimated at 30-40,000.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/ 2003 - Australian singer Olivia Newton-John begins…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. ED NOTE: Although usually updated on Fridays, due to unforseen circumstances, a new "Chart Beat Chat" will be appear in this space on Monday (Aug. 8). OH! CAROLE Hi Fred, I enjoyed reading your interesting comments about Carole King recently…

  18. Hallmark Initiative 'Stronger' With Newton-John CD

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran performer Olivia Newton-John has recorded a studio album specifically for sale as part of a Hallmark program in support of breast cancer awareness month. Veteran performer Olivia Newton-John has recorded a studio album specifically for sale as part of a Hallmark program in support of…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Mariah Carey uses her celebrity status to try to help police find a missing 13-year-old girl. The Grammy award-winning singer joins the family of Christina Williams at a Beverly Hills, C 2003 - Skip Battin, former bassist for the Byrds and other notable country-rock…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the mos 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

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