1. 35OnTV

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 28 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Harry Connick Jr "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s): Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Zero 7, Jose…

  2. Billboard Bits: John Mayer, Tim McGraw, moe./The Who

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer's Friday (Aug. 25) performance on NBC's "Today" will be available four days later via a new initiative with Apple's iTunes Music Store. John Mayer's Friday (Aug. 25) performance on NBC's "Today" will be available four days later via a…

  3. Chart Beat

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Johnny Cash, "Pirates of the Caribbean," Canadian/American pairing and more! 'HIGHWAYS' TAKES THE HIGH ROAD: It's not the longest gap between No. 1 albums in history, but it sure comes close. Johnny Cash first topped the Billboard album chart 36 years…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Italian director Stefano Salvati sues Madonna, claiming that her "Ray of Light" video is stolen from a clip he shot in 1994 for local pop star Biagio Antonacci.<br clear="none"/><br clea 2005 - Seven years after his death, rap legend 2Pac…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1991 - </b>Punk rock forerunner Johnny Thunders dies of a drug overdose in New Orleans at age 38.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume with an episode of "The Twilight…

  6. ON TV

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 27 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Shakira, Wyclef Jean (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Chris Kattan). "Martha," Syndicated Featured artist: Aretha Franklin (also scheduled: Dougray…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Readers discuss the rebounding singles market, songs with spoken lyrics, discovering Billboard and more with Fred. BORN AGAIN IN THE U.S.A. Dear Fred, As I read the column this week, I started thinking about the amazing rebirth of the single that has occurred in the last year. Here are some…

  8. Ray Scott

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Becoming a successful songwriter for others gave this country artist the rare freedom to craft an album on his own terms. Born in the rural farming town of Semora, N.C., Ray Scott was raised on country music. His father, a local musician, taught him to take those country roots seriously, and…

  9. Elvis Remains Top-Earning Dead Celeb

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis is still the king when it comes to earning royalties, according to Forbes magazine, but Shakespeare could have given him a run for the money. Elvis is still the king when it comes to earning royalties, according to Forbes magazine, but Shakespeare could have given him a run for the…

  10. McBride Makes Time For Country Classics

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, Martina McBride decided to pay homage to the classic country music on which she was raised. After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, Martina McBride decided to pay homage to the…

  11. CHART BEAT

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, Sheryl Crow, Ray Charles and Earth, Wind & Fire. THE DOLLY-MERLE GAME: The numbers 108-105 might sound like a basketball score, but for purposes of "Chart Beat,…

  12. TunesOnTV

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 15-21, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 15 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brad Paisley. "TRL," MTV Featured artist: Mario, Backstreet Boys. "Access Granted: Scream Tour IV," BET…

  13. Hot Product

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson Country Kitchen Nearly a decade after hatching the idea for a country album that infuses reggae, Willie Nelson will release the set, "Countryman," this week via Lost Highway. The album finds the outlaw country icon covering Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>50 Cent and B2K cash in as the big winners at the third annual BET Awards. Each took two honors home from the three-hour event, hosted by actress/comedian Monique at the Kodak Theatre in 2003 - 50 Cent and B2K cash in as the big winners at the third annual BET Awards…

  15. Willie Readies Reggae Riddims

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nearly a decade after hatching the idea for a country album that infuses reggae, Willie Nelson's "Countryman" will see release this summer by Lost Highway. Nearly a decade after hatching the idea for a country album that infuses reggae, Willie Nelson's "Countryman…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume with an episode of "The Twilight Zone." Simpson stars in a segment of the UPN series as a babysitter who discovers the lif 2003 - Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume…

  17. Billboard Bits: Diamond, Mellencamp, Jewel & More

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Neil Diamond/Rick Rubin, John Mellencamp, Jewel, Cary/Cockrell Pop legend Neil Diamond is collaborating with producer Rick Rubin on a new studio album, sources have confirmed to Billboard.com. The as-yet-untitled set will be Diamond's first album of original material since 2001&…

  18. 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…

  19. Costello's 'King' Receives Rhino Revamp

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST "King of America," the 1986 album that saw Elvis Costello ditch the Attractions and turn introspective and even rootsy, is the latest of the artist's catalog titles lined up for reissue via Rhino. "King of America," the 1986 album that saw Elvis Costello ditch the…

  20. 'O' Puts Omarion On Top

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former B2K frontman Omarion's solo career makes a grand entrance this week, as the debut album "O" bows on top of The Billboard 200. The T.U.G./Epic/Sony Music set sold 182,000 copies in the United St Former B2K frontman Omarion's solo career makes a grand entrance this…

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