1. Strait Feeling 'Natural' On New Album

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With its first single already burning up Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, George Strait will on Oct. 3 release his 34th album, "It Just Comes Natural." The MCA Nashville set is led by "Give It Awa With its first single already burning up Billboard's Hot Country…

  2. Supernova To Debut On New Year's Eve

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Supernova, which is in the process of searching for a singer via the CBS show "Rockstar," will play its first live show on New Year's Eve at the Joint in Las Vegas. Supernova, which is in the process of searching for a singer via the CBS show "Rockstar," will play its…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go,"…

  4. Country Star Buck Owens Dies

    March 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Buck Owens, the flashy "rhinestone cowboy" who shaped the sound of country music with hits like "Act Naturally," and helped introduce the genre to mainstream America on the long-running TV show "Hee Buck Owens, the flashy "rhinestone cowboy" who shaped the…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Cypress Hill begins a download promotion in support of its forthcoming Spanish-language set, "Los Grandes Exitos En Espanol." Visitors to Spanish-language portal www.yupi.com are able to 2004 - Dick Clark suffers from a stroke. A spokesman for Clark tells…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz bassist Arvell Shaw dies at his home in Long Island, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Motown founder Berry Gordy is honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. In the '60's, Gordy made household names of artists like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.<br 2002 - Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that rap entrepreneur Percy Miller (Master P) has signed an NBA contract with the Toronto Raptors. During the NBA summer league, Miller averaged 24 points, six rebounds a 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a…

  9. Bluesman Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown Dies

    September 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year career playing blues, country, jazz and Cajun music, died yesterday (Sept. 10) in his hometown of Orange, Texas, where he had g Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year…

  10. Billboard Bits: Beanie Sigel, Opry Cruise, Live 8

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Beanie Sigel, Opry Cruise, Live 8 The lead-up to incarcerated rapper Beanie Sigel's recent album, "The B.Coming," is at the center of the DVD "The B.Coming of Beanie Sigel." Due July 26 via Damon Dash Music Group, the project spotlights Sigel's trial on…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper dies in Triadelphia, W. Va., of Parkinson's disease. He is 75. Knepper was best known for his association with bassist/composer Charles Mingus, for whom he 2003 - Jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper dies in Triadelphia, W. Va., of…

  12. Billboard Bits: Def Jam, Legends Of Jazz, Village Voice

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Def Jam, Legends Of Jazz, Village Voice Reebook and Jay-Z's S. Carter Academy are teaming to offer budding music moguls an internship at Def Jam, where the rapper serves as president. The eight-week program will be based at Def Jam's New York headquarters. Interested parties…

  13. Rounder, Sun Expose Archives Digitally

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest being the immediate availability of sought-after vintage and long out-of-print works. The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest being the immediate availability of sought…

  14. B&E: Magic, Rupee

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. MAGIC MAN: New Orleans rapper Magic scores his first singles chart position as a lead artist this week with…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big red pants at the annual Pageant of Peace Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House. Clark's Santa pants slowly 2002 - Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big…

  16. Tunes On TV

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 10-16, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 10 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Barry Manilow, Diane Schuur(also scheduled: Mark Harmon). "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Britney…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at Chicago radio station B96's Halloween Bash, offering four tracks from her latest album "Stripped." 2002 - Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at Chicago radio station B96's Halloween…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A native of Monticello, Ga., Yearwood is inducted by Georgia Gov. 2000 - Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at…

  19. Various Cash CD, Video Projects Due

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Purely coincidentally and unrelated to his death today (Sept. 12), several Johnny Cash audio and video projects will be released in the coming weeks. Purely coincidentally and unrelated to his death today (Sept. 12), several Johnny Cash audio and video projects will be released in the coming…

  20. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 8-14, 2003. It's back to school and back to work -- the summer is over. Well, it's not technically over until the 23rd of the month, but unofficially, life gets back to normal this week and that means new…

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