1. Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part two We was in church every time that church door was open. That was a must, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Saturday night Mama would cook our dinner. Then we'd all get up about 6:30 Sunday morning, 'cause everyone had to take their bath -- seven children, one bathroom! -- so…

  2. Cowboy Troy

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A show in the rain, a hometown crowd, a few days off and a little studio time are all part of the past week of Cowboy Troy's life. Whew!! Diggity-dig this!!! On Oct. 8, Big & Rich and I had a truly energetic show in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was pretty cold and raining but the fans…

  3. Recordings, Concerts Raise More Hurricane Funds

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The recording also features Terry Dexter and the First Full Gospel Choir of New Orleans. Michael McDonald, Wynona Judd and Eric Benét have joined forces to record "Heart of America," a song to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity 's hurricane aid. The track is already available…

  4. Tunes On TV

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 3-9, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 3 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artists: Kelly Clarkson, Hawthorne Heights. "GAC Nights," Great…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.-based discount clothing company Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that an album of 75 songs, "Th 2003 - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a…

  6. Billboard Bits: Rock'n'Reel, Celine Dion, T. Rex

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rock'n'Reel, Celine Dion, T. Rex Low, Elf Power, Mark Olson and Victoria Williams, Buddy Miller and Brandi Carlile are among the artists that will play at the 2005 Paste Rock'n'Reel Festival. Set for Oct. 22-23 in Decatur, Ga., the event is organized by the music…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson takes home trophies for top single and top 2003 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announce their first tour since 1994. 2003 -…

  8. 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…

  9. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Dianne Reeves, Pink Floyd

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, Dianne Reeves, Pink Floyd Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Dianne Reeves, Pink Floyd Shakira and Ludacris have been added to the performance lineup for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. They will join previously announced acts Mariah Carey, the Killers, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson…

  10. Billboard Bits: Maurice White, Queensryche, Little Steven

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Maurice White, Queensryche, Little Steven Earth, Wind & Fire founding member Maurice White has inked with Concord Records for a new solo project which pairs singers and live bands for a reworking of some of his songs. Herb Trawick, White's partner in Kalimba Entertainment,…

  11. Dylan, Jones Duet At Amazon.com Anniversary Show

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. celebrated its 10th year Saturday with a private concert that included a joint performance by Bob Dylan and Norah Jones. Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. celebrated its 10th year Saturday with a private concert that included a joint performance by Bob Dylan and…

  12. TunesOnTV

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 4 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Earth, Wind & Fire (also scheduled: Julian McMahon). "PJ Harvey: Eurockeennes of Belfort Festival," Showtime Next Featured artist: PJ…

  13. Dylan, Jones To Rock Amazon.com's Anniversary

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan and Norah Jones will perform at a 10th anniversary concert for online retailer Amazon.com. Bob Dylan and Norah Jones will perform at a 10th anniversary concert for online retailer Amazon.com. Set for July 16 in Seattle, the event will be open only to the company's employees,…

  14. TunesOnTV

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 13-19, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 13 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Alanis Morissette (also scheduled: Will Ferrell). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artists: Akon, Kristin…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses various topics with readers. MAKING OUR MINDS UP Hello Fred, I know that you are a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and so am I. I just heard the official CD of all 39 contestants in this year's 50th celebration of the contest, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine,…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid. 2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo…

  17. Q&A: Rudy Pérez

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Miami-based producer Rudy Pérez has ranked No. 1 on the Billboard year-end recap of Hot Latin Tracks Producers for three consecutive years. Now, Pérez, known for his high-quality productions, is up for the Latin producer of the year honor at the…

  18. Edwards Plots North American Tour

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kathleen Edwards has confirmed dates for a North American tour in support of her Zoe/Rounder sophomore album, "Back to Me." Kathleen Edwards has confirmed dates for a North American tour in support of her Zoe/Rounder sophomore album, "Back to Me." The trek will kick off…

  19. Ill McLachlan Postpones Four Shows

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sarah McLachlan's last leg of touring behind her latest Arista album, "Afterglow," is off to a rough start. Sarah McLachlan's last leg of touring behind her latest Arista album, "Afterglow," is off to a rough start. According to her official Web site , the artist…

  20. McLachlan Mixing Up Set For Spring Tour

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ready to begin her last leg of touring in support of the 2003 Arista album "Afterglow," Sarah McLachlan says she is planning to rework aspects of the set list. Among the additions being considered are Ready to begin her last leg of touring in support of the 2003 Arista album "…

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