1. Q&A: James Taylor

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For more than 35 years, James Taylor has been making music that touches people to their core. With modern-day standards like "Fire and Rain," "Carolina in My Mind" and "Shower the People," Taylor has For more than 35 ye ...

  2. Stars Salute James Taylor In L.A.

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 From Bruce Springsteen's mournful harmonica on "Millworker" to Sting's acoustic guitar on "Close Your Eyes," a generation of singer-songwriters influenced by James Taylor paid tribute to him last nigh From Bruce Springs ...

  3. James Taylor Writing Material For New Album

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter James Taylor has begun work on his first studio album since 2002's "October Road," his final release for longtime label Columbia. Singer/songwriter James Taylor has begun work on his first studio album since 2002 ...

  4. McCartney, Clarkson, Ciara Join Grammy Lineup

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The performance lineup for the 48th annual Grammy Awards continues to swell. Following yesterday's (Feb. 1) confirmation of a show-opening Madonna/Gorillaz pairing, the Recording Academy has added Pau The performance lineup for the 48th annual ...

  5. Superstars Sign On For Taylor Tribute

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks and Sting are among the high-profile acts confirmed to perform as part of the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year dinner honoring James Taylor. Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks and Sting are among the high-profil ...

  6. Marsalis, City Workers To Drop Ball in NYC

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Workers from city agencies that joined in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, along with New Orleans jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, will serve as the guests of honor at the annual New Year's Eve ba Workers from city agencies that joined in t ...

  7. Chart Beat

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Behind chart stats relating to "Up on the Housetop," American Idols, deSol, Madonna and Maria Carey. HOME RUN FOR ‘HOUSETOP': As predicted here last week, there is a new No. 1 song on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Kimberley ...

  8. Petty To Receive Century Award From Armstrong

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tom Petty will receive the Century Award from Green Day vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong at next week's 2005 Billboard Music Awards. The inaugural Century Award was presented by Petty to George Tom Petty will receive the Century Award fr ...

  9. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Music retailers around the U.S. are flooded with a monster shipment of high-profile releases. Among the most anticipated are Alanis Morissette's sophomore set "Supposed Former Infatuatio 2003 - "Coldplay Live ...

  10. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influen ...

  11. Billboard Bits: James Taylor, Derek Trucks, Peter Buck

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on James Taylor, Derek Trucks, Peter Buck James Taylor will be honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year at a gala dinner in Los Angeles two nights prior to the 48th annual Grammy Awards. The event will feature a tribute concert and si ...

  12. Jazz Artists Pitch In For Hurricane Relief

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Nov. 22 Blue Note release "Higher Ground" will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Hurricane Katrina benefit concert. The Nov. 22 Blue Note release "Higher Ground" will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincol ...

  13. U.K. Indie Labels Target China

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British government is repeating its support for a trade mission to China by the country's independent labels following last year's successful inaugural initiative. The British government is repeating its support for a trade mission t ...

  14. Tom Petty To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement, it will be presen Tom Petty presented the inaugural Bill ...

  15. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1992 - </b>Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon, in Nashville, Tenn. It is the third child for the Grammy-winning singer and her husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - The Vote fo ...

  16. Martha Getting Back Into Music With Holiday Set

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. Plans are for the uber-homema ...

  17. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Van Morrison becomes the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) at a ceremony in Dublin.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Panamanian Singer/songwriter and a ...

  18. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first ...

  19. Sharp's New Tack

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Kevin Sharp came out of the gate swinging. His debut album on 143/Asylum Records, released in 1996, went gold. The first three of his six charting singles went top 5, including "Nobody Knows," ...

  20. Crow Runs 'Wild' On New Album

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sheryl Crow has named her new album "Wildflower" after a track on the album inspired by her boyfriend, championship cyclist Lance Armstrong. Sheryl Crow has named her new album "Wildflower" after a track on the album inspired by ...

  21. TunesOnTV

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Dierks Bentley (also scheduled: Chad Lowe, Vaughn Catuzzi Lohec, Dara Catuzzi Near). &qu ...

  22. Ben Taylor Wraps One Album, Plans Another

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Ben Taylor has completed work on his first solo album, "Another Run Around the Sun," due in late August or early September via his own Iris label. Singer/songwriter Ben Taylor has completed work on his first solo album, & ...

  23. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He ...

  24. Network Morning Shows Compete With Concerts

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday mor ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boorer

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boz Boorer Opportunities to interact with such music stars as Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett, plus signed memorabilia from Pearl Jam, Pink and Barbara Streisand are up for bid ...

  26. Schuur Fire

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy Award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur steers into a new direction on her latest album, "Schuur Fire." The cool-meets-combustive collection of Latin-tinged tunes with the Caribbean Jazz Project fe Grammy Award-winning vocalist Diane Sc ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, James Taylor & More

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Coldplay, James Taylor & More Beginning today, the first track from Coldplay's upcoming Capitol album, "X&Y," is available as a 30-second master ringtone a week before the entire song can be heard on the radio. "S ...

  28. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry Amer 2003 - Toby Keith's t ...

  29. Jones' 'Special Guests' Expanded, Reissued

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 l ...

  30. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in Australia, forcing the cancellation of the band's planned tour of the continent, as well as several shows in Japan and two 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis ...

  31. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year's Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys. 2000 - Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successf ...

  32. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny P ...

  33. Nelly, DMB, Juanes Among N.O. Jazz Fest Acts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history. For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and ecle ...

  34. Closer

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite the polished orchestrations that give it an overall glossy sheen, David Sanborn's new collection, "Closer," has its share of moving moments, especially when the alto saxophonist renders ballad Despite the polished orchestratio ...

  35. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Snoop Dogg, Usher, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban, Five For Fighting, Vanessa Williams, James Taylor and John Mayer, and charts h STILL HOT: The final chart of the calendar year ...

  36. New Seasonal Offerings Compete For Attention

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking perennial silver and gold, and 2004 can be considered a banner year for seasonal fare. Thanks to new albums from Ever year, artists and labels pull together holi ...

  37. Top Rock Acts Bequeath To Benefit Auction

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists on its third studio album, "Heart It on the X." The set is due March 22 as the first release in a new deal with Telar Memorabilia from Madonna, Pearl Jam, S ...

  38. Paisley, Emmylou Win At ASCAP Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 8) at Nashville's Opryland Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, ...

  39. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 25-31)

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 25-31, 2004). BOO! Halloween is upon is! It's always been a high holiday on my list, and an old roommate of mine felt it was the pinnacle of the calendar year. I have a hard time disagr ...

  40. VFC Artists Fund Renewable Energy Projects

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyond the political messages they carried, the artists who took part in the multi-state Vote for Change tour are looking to leave a lasting impression on the swing states they visited. Beyond the political messages they carried, the artists who too ...

  41. Wonder To Receive Billboard Century Award

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder has been named the 2004 recipient of the Billboard Century Award. The honor will be presented Dec. 8 during the annual Billboard Mu For his enduring influence and contributions to ...

  42. Vote For Change Tour Wraps In D.C.

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Vote for Change tour wrapped last night (Oct. 11) with a star-studded finale at Washington, D.C.'s MCI Center. To close the show, more than a dozen major acts teamed for covers of the Nick Lowe-wr The Vote for Change tour wrapped last night ...

  43. Uploud.com, Deerhoof, Vote For Change

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Uploud.com, Deerhoof and Vote For Change/Realguide.com. TURN IT UP: While the digital-download marketplace is getting crowded with big-name ...

  44. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 11-17)

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 11-17, 2004). VOTE FOR CHANGE: The week kicks off with a bang as the all-star finale of the Vote for Change tour will be broadcast live from Washington, D.C. on the Sundance Channel. The eve ...

  45. TunesonTV

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 11-17, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 11 "National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour," Sundance Channel Featured artists: Babyface, Jackson Browne, Dixie Chick ...

  46. McCoury Tops Bluegrass Awards Winners

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bluegrass veteran Del McCoury won his ninth entertainer of the year award at the 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards last night (Oct. 7) at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. Bluegrass veteran Del McCoury won his ninth entertainer of th ...

  47. Taylor Offers Holiday Tunes With Hallmark

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Taylor will on Nov. 1 release a new Christmas album that will be available exclusively through Hallmark stores. The project is Taylor's first since 2002's "October Road," his last album for Colu James Taylor will on Nov. 1 ...

  48. International Bluegrass Music Awards Winners

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. Below are the winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. ENTER ...

  49. Young Jams For Votes, Readies 'Greatest Hits'

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although not an announced part of the lineup, Neil Young spent the weekend making appearances at Vote for Change tour stops in Toledo, Ohio, and Detroit. Sources suggest the veteran Canadian singer/so Although not an announced part of the lineup, Ne ...

  50. Springsteen Adds NJ 'Vote' Show

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Days after the official all-star finale in Washington, D.C., Bruce Springsteen will steer the Vote for Change tour homeward to host a concert at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Days after the official all-star finale in Washi ...

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