1. 'God Bless the USA': Lee Greenwood on 30 Years of a Patriotic Anthem

    July 04, 2013 7:04 AM EDT "It stands for all of us," Greenwood tells us. "I just tried to draw a compass around America, and bring us all together" As Americans take time to celebrate the Fourth of July, there's no doubt that Lee Greenwood's p ...

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  3. Dee Snider Blasts Romney Camp's Use of Twisted Sister Hit

    August 22, 2012 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 UPDATE: Twisted Sister founding guitarist Jay Jay French announces that he, too, shall not take it; delivers a blistering rebuke of Paul Ryan to Roll Call. Read It Are there any recording stars not named "Kid" or "Jr." willing to ...

  4. Lee Greenwood Talks New Book, Tim Tebow, Kirk Cameron

    May 01, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Between 1981 and 1991, Lee Greenwood charted 31 singles on the Billboard Country Singles chart, including seven trips to the pinnacle of the list. So, success is nothing new to the California native, but he admits promoting his newest project is som ...

  5. Ricky Skaggs Inspires Top Wins at ICM Awards

    October 31, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Faith, family and country music were celebrated Friday night (Oct. 28) at the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ricky Skaggs was the evening's top winner, claiming the Enterta ...

  6. From Sea To Shining Sea, FM Radio Salutes America

    May 02, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A s previously reported , following the news that U.S. forces had killed Osama Bin Laden yesterday , many New York FM radio shows this morning (May 2) reacted by airing pro-American music and commentary. Across the country, other stations in a varie ...

  7. From Sea To Shining Sea, FM Radio Salutes America

    May 02, 2011 3:12 PM EDT A s previously reported , following the news that U.S. forces had killed Osama Bin Laden yesterday , many New York FM radio shows this morning (May 2) reacted by airing pro-American music and commentary. Across the country, other stations in a var ...

  8. In Wake of Osama Bin Laden's Death, New York Radio Turns Patriotic

    May 02, 2011 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following the media-saturating news that U.S. forces had killed Osama Bin Laden yesterday , many New York FM radio shows this morning (May 2) reacted by airing pro-American songs and sentiments. Both adult pop WPLJ (95.5) and adult contemporary WWFS ...

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman ...

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Lee Brice, Judy Collins

    July 08, 2010 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PARTY IN THE U.S.A.: Before the release of "California Gurls," Katy Perry revealed her inspiration for co-writing the song: "It's so great that ( Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ') 'Empire State of Mind' is huge and that eve ...

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus

    August 20, 2009 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEST WEEK EVER?: It would be an historic Billboard Hot 100 this week if just one landmark record was broken, but when the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz each rewrite 51 years of Hot 100 achievements, the chart dated Aug. 29, 2009, is undoubtedly one ...

  12. April 11, 2009

    April 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dies of cancer at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is 52. 2006 – Rapper Proof of D12 and 5 Elementz dies after being shot in the head in Detroit. He is 32. 2002 – Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock are ...

  13. April 10, 2009

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Jazz singer Dakota Staton dies in New York at the age of 76. 2003 – Singer Little Eva dies of cancer at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C., at the age of 59. 1998 – Radio personality Eddie O’Jay dies at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N ...

  14. Chart Beat Chat: Estelle, Kid Rock, Tami Chynn, Coldplay

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Estelle, Kid Rock, Tami Chynn, Coldplay and more! 'BOY' OVERBOARD Dear Fred, Nowadays we are accustomed to seeing songs immediately peak high on The Billboard Hot 100 with the sudden availability of digital dow ...

  15. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group th ...

  16. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Carrie Underwood is the top winner at the CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she is nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban takes home the evening's top prize, video of the y 2006 - Carrie Underwood is the top winner a ...

  17. Tunes On TV

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television October 1 - 7, 2007. MONDAY, Oct. 1 "Control Room Presents," MyNetworkTV Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Ben Harper (also scheduled: Sean Penn, Barry ...

  18. Country, Gospel Packages Set For Release In New Venture

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT American Profile Presents, a new joint venture, will release its first project on Tuesday, April 24. “Country Gospel Favorites,” which includes songs from Roy Clark, Lee Greenwood and Patsy Cline, among others, will be sold at Wal-Mart and Target ...

  19. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group th ...

  20. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Carrie Underwood is the top winner at the CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she is nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban takes home the evening's top prize, video of the y 2006 - Carrie Underwood is the top winner a ...

  21. Chart Beat

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Akon, Tim McGraw, Elton John and more! AKON BREAKING CHART: Akon is the first artist to hold down the top two spots on The Billboard Hot 100 since... well, Akon. His "Don't Matter" (Konvict/Upfront) remains No. 1 for a ...

  22. Akon's 'Matter' Begins Second Week Atop Hot 100

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Akon's "Don't Matter" begins a second week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, and also rises 10-7 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. In addition, Akon shares the No. 2 slot on the Hot 100 with Gwen S Akon's "Don't ...

  23. Chart Beat

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses American Idols, Justin Timberlake and more! IDOL VS. IDOL: Last week it seemed certain that Carrie Underwood was going to collect the 100th No. 1 for the "American Idol" franchise, but certainty flew out the window because h ...

  24. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar vocalist Ritchie McDonald takes a break from the band's tour with the fourth George Strait Country Music Festival to return to Nashville and be with his wife Lorie, who gives bi 2005 - Gretchen Wilson is among ...

  25. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna-his latest works-to the world. The artist painted the works from imagination, since Madonna's husband, British film di 2004 - Two months removed from ...

  26. Chart Beat Chat

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "High School Musical," musical siblings, Bedingfields, Lee Greenwood and much more with readers. NEVER HEARD OF A HUDGENS, NOR AN EFRON Fred, Has anyone, especially an obscure singer such as Zac Efron, had a better week? He ...

  27. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound ...

  28. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002 - Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes ...

  29. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson makes another big splash on network television when she earns NBC's "Saturday N 2004 - Two months removed ...

  30. Country, Pop, Rock To Grace RodeoHouston

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The entertainment lineup for the 2005 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- aka RodeoHouston -- is packed with notable artists from many genres. The entertainment lineup for the 2005 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- aka RodeoHouston -- is packed wi ...

  31. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Maze, Beyoncé, Lonestar and chart methodology with readers. 'FLYING' HIGH Dear Fred, Several months ago, Larry Dhooghe asked us to "consider the phenomenon of a song spending its enti ...

  32. American Idol Season 2: All-Time Classic American Love Songs

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The American Idol product machine picks up steam with this set of familiar pop tunes covered by 11 of the 12 finalists from the Fox-TV show (conspicuously absent is finalist Vanessa Olivera). The American Idol product machine picks up steam with thi ...

  33. Hot Product

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 American Idol finalists 'Idol' Worship It's hard to avoid the "American Idol" phenomenon these days, what with season one winner Kelly Clarkson's debut album recently hitting No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and the Fox reali ...

  34. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002 - Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes ...

  35. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna-his latest works-to the world. The artist painted the works from imagination, since Madonna's husband, British film di 2002 - Celebrated artist Peter ...

  36. 'Idol' Contestants Record Greenwood Songs For Charity

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The song choice for the first "American Idol" charity single has been changed to a pair of cover versions of Lee Greenwood's "I'm Proud To Be an American" and "God Bless the U.S.A." Performed by the s The song ...

  37. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports chart-based stories on Shania Twain, Madonna, "American Idol," LeAnn Rimes, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Police & Sting, and Mark Knopfler. IMPRESSED US MUCH: It's been almo ...

  38. GBV, Strokes Heat Up New York

    December 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock favorites Guided By Voices and the Strokes heated up New York last night (Dec. 30) during the first of two shows at Harlem's famed Apollo Theatre. The sold-out crowd was treated to alternating se Rock favorites Guided By Voices and the Str ...

  39. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston, Paul McCartney, and Jewel. BARRY'S BACK: The first Barry Manilow album of the 21st century arrives at No. 90 on The Billboard 200. "Here at the Mayflower" (Concord) is the first M ...

  40. 'America' Rules... The Billboard 200

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Billboard 200 gets a heavy dose of patriotism this week as the Columbia Records set "God Bless America" debuts at No. 1. Featuring cuts from Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Frank Sinatra, Lee Greenwoo The Billboard 200 gets a heavy dose of ...

  41. Capitol Compiles 'United We Stand'

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, John Lennon, and Al Green, are among the artists featured on Capitol Records' patriotic set "United We Stand," due Nov. 6, according to the label's official Web site. Al The Beach Boys, Woody Guthri ...

  42. Columbia's 'America' Features Celine, Dylan

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia Records will on Oct. 16 release "God Bless America," a collection of spiritual, political, and patriotic songs to benefit the relief efforts in New York. The compilation will include Celine D Columbia Records will on Oct. 16 relea ...

  43. Artists Lead Weekend Of Tributes

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musicians played a key role in the nation's healing process throughout the weekend, lending their voices and talents to a variety of events. Friday night, as the New York Mets returned to the field fo Musicians played a key role in the nation&# ...

  44. Jay-Z Draws 'Blueprint' For Chart Dominance

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Six albums debut in the top-10 of The Billboard 200 this week, including the fourth album in a row from Jay-Z to enter at No. 1, and the highest charting title for Bob Dylan since 1979. Jay-Z's "The B Six albums debut in the top-10 of The ...