1. Jessica Simpson Going Country On New Album

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Believe it: Jessica Simpson has decamped to Nashville to begin work on her debut country album, due sometime in 2008 via Columbia Nashville. Simpson tells Billboard.com she will most definitely be inv Believe it: Jessica Simpson has decamped to Nash ...

  2. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  3. Hallmark To Exclusively Sell New McEntire CD

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Reba McEntire's new "Love Revival" will be sold exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores in January and February, making her the latest in a string of top artists to release holiday-related albums th Reba McEntire's new "Lo ...

  4. Hallmark To Exclusively Sell New McEntire Release

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire's new "Love Revival" will be sold exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores in January and February, making her the latest in a string of top artists to release holiday-related albums through the retailer, Billboard ha ...

  5. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Alan "Fluff" Freeman, one of the most genuinely and universally admired broadcasters in British radio history, dies at the age of 79. 2006 - Alan "Fluff" Freeman, one of the most genuinely and universally admired broadcast ...

  6. Chart Beat

    November 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses songwriter Smokey Robinson, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood and more! SUPER TROUP-ER: The record for the longest span of Billboard top 10 hits by a songwriter has been shattered. A 12-8 climb for Fergie's "Clumsy" (will.i ...

  7. McEntire, Clarkson Join Voices For Winter Tour

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On the heels of this week's announcement of a winter Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood tour, another star pairing is preparing to hit the road around the same time. Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson will te On the heels of this week's announceme ...

  8. McEntire, Clarkson Join Voices For Winter Tour

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the heels of this week's announcement of a winter Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood tour, another star pairing is preparing to hit the road around the same time. Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson will team for the 2 Worlds 2 Voices tour, kicking ...

  9. Springsteen Returns To No. 1 In Slow Sales Week

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a slow week for album sales, Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" returns to the summit of The Billboard 200 despite a 42% sales decline. The Columbia effort moved 77,000 copies in the U.S., according to Ni In a slow week for album sales, B ...

  10. Kid Rock Rolls To No. 1 Album Chart Debut

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, Kid Rock scores his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with "Rock N Roll Jesus." The Top Dog/Atlantic set sold 170,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As expected, Kid Rock scores his first ...

  11. McEntire, Rimes Added To CMA Awards Show

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's woman of the year Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Rodney Atkins, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift have been added to the list of performers on the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards show, which takes place Nov. 7 in Nashvill ...

  12. Q&A: Reba McEntire

    Q&A: Reba McEntire

    October 12, 2007 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 We caught up with Reba at our Women in Music breakfast where we honored her as our first ever Woman of the Year. Women in Music , reba mcentire , interview , exclusive , Tamara Conniff , vuclip , Reba McEntire , Exclusive , Interview , Tamara Connif ...

  13. Springsteen Is Boss Of Album Chart With 'Magic'

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen scores his eighth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with the "Magic" (Columbia), which moved 335,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his best sales s Bruce Springsteen scores his eigh ...

  14. Springsteen A Lock For Another No. 1 Album

    October 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen is a lock to add another No. 1 album to his resume, according to Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building Chart, released Oct. 5. Unweighted sales through close of business Thursday saw " Bruce Springsteen is a lock to add ano ...

  15. Rascal Flatts Races To No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amid a heavy week of new releases, Rascal Flatts scores its third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Lyric Street set "Still Feels Good." The set sold 547,000 copies in the United States, ac Amid a heavy week of new releases, Ras ...

  16. Rascal Flatts Flattens Competition With Third No. 1 Album

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country trio Rascal Flatts strikes with its third straight No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Still Feels Good" bows with a whopping 547,000 ... That's the biggest sales week for a country act since over a year ago when, you guess ...

  17. Rascal Flatts On Target To Lead Billboard 200

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts' "Still Feels Good" is on course for the largest sales week by a country act in 2007, according to the Building Charts posted by Nielsen SoundScan. Unweighted sales from eight leading ac Rascal Flatts' "Still F ...

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," ringles, Reba McEntire and more! WILL RINGLES STAR ON THE HOT 100? Hi Fred, First of all let me tell you how much I enjoy reading your column every week. I saw that C ...

  19. Chart Beat

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and more! WORTH THE WAIT: She waited a long time to see her name at the top of The Billboard 200. Just over 20 years after making her first appearance on this survey, ...

  20. Reba Outmuscles Kanye, 50 To Score First No. 1

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a week where six of the top 10 slots on The Billboard 200 are occupied by new releases, Reba McEntire's "Reba Duets" reigns at No. 1. Moving 301,000 copies in the United States, the MCA Nashville a In a week where six of the top 10 ...

  21. Reba Outmuscles Kanye, 50 To Score First No. 1

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a week where six of the top 10 slots on The Billboard 200 are occupied by new releases, Reba McEntire's "Reba Duets" reigns at No. 1. Moving 301,000 copies in the United States, the MCA Nashville a In a week where six of the top 10 ...

  22. Reba Outmuscles Kanye, 50 To Score First No. 1

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a week where six of the top 10 slots on The Billboard 200 are occupied by new releases, Reba McEntire's "Reba Duets" reigns at No. 1. Moving 301,000 copies in the United States, the MCA Nashville album provides the country star&# ...

  23. Country Queen Reba McEntire Nabs First No. 1 Album

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire achieves her first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as her "Reba Duets" set enters atop the tally ... Selling 301,000, the star-studded collaborations album also gives the country queen her best sales week since Nielsen Sou ...

  24. Tunes On TV

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 24- 30. MONDAY, Sept. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Jamie Foxx, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured Artist(s): Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, ...

  25. Reba Poised For First Billboard 200 No. 1

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard's first Woman of the Year may be in line for her first career No. 1 on The Billboard 200, as Reba McEntire's new album leads the Friday edition of Nielsen SoundScan's Building Chart. Unweigh Billboard's first Woman of t ...

  26. Reba Poised For First Career No. 1

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's first Woman of the Year may be in line for her first career No. 1 on The Billboard 200, as Reba McEntire's new album leads the Friday edition of Nielsen SoundScan's Building Chart. Unweighted sales through close of Thurs ...

  27. Tunes On TV

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 17- 23. MONDAY, Sept. 17 Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Diana Krall, Ashanti, Morgan Freeman. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Emmylou Harris, Howie ...

  28. McEntire Named Billboard's Woman Of The Year

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reba McEntire has been named the first recipient of Billboard's Woman of the Year award. The honor, which will be presented during an Oct. 5 breakfast at the Core Club in New York, coincides with the Reba McEntire has been named the first recip ...

  29. Best Of Both Worlds

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reba McEntire is surrounded by stars on "Reba Duets," due this week via MCA. The song selection process was a mix of suggestions by McEntire, input from her duet partners and, in some cases, songs tha Reba McEntire is surrounded by stars o ...

  30. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. phenoms James Blunt and KT Tunstall return with their sophomore albums, Reba McEntire teams up with some of the biggest names in the game for a duets collection, Barry Manilow revisits the hits o Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder's soundtrac ...

  31. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born J 2004 - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City ...

  32. Billboard 2007 Woman Of The Year: Reba McEntire

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sitting in the kitchen of a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Reba McEntire is comfortable-comfortable to talk about her successful and long-running multimedia career, comfortable to talk about her upcoming album of duets and comfortable in her ...

  33. Tunes On TV

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 10 - 16. MONDAY, Sept. 10 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): The Used. "Access Granted,"BET Featured artist(s): Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, Akon, Niia. "The Late Show With David L ...

  34. Ask Billboard

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith discusses 50 Cent, Destiny's Child and more. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . First, a short follow-up to last week's question about Donna Summer a ...

  35. Chart Beat

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the country charts, Soulja Boy, Paul Anka and more! 'MORE' IS THE MOST: It was a momentous event in the history of the Hot Country Songs chart last week when Kenny Chesney tied the record for the highest debut (since the cha ...

  36. Kelly Clarkson Unveils Fall Tour Plans

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kelly Clarkson's troubled summer tour is back on its feet. After scrapping the first version of the intended arena run due to poor ticket sales, Clarkson will instead hit theatres in North America, be Kelly Clarkson's troubled summer tour ...

  37. Paisley, Strait Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which take place in November in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, male vocalist, album (for “5th Gear”), single (for "T ...

  38. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Australian singer Olivia Newton-John begins postponing her North American tour with a miss in Albuquerque, N.M., so that she can be by her ailing mother's side. 2003 - Australian singer Olivia Newton-John begins postponing her North Amer ...

  39. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthda 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for R ...

  40. Chart Beat

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Carrie Underwood, the Beatles, Sean Kingston and more! 'SMALL' IS BIG: You already knew that country radio couldn't wait to play the first Carrie Underwood single from her second album. So you shouldn't be surprise ...

  41. Chart Beat

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Hot Country Songs Chart, Rihanna's "Umbrella," Fantasia's "When I See U" and more! JUST 'BECAUSE': A 12-10 move for "Because of You" (MCA) by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson rewrites ...

  42. Even Dozen: 12th No. 1 for 'Now'

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Now" is not the time to be surprised that the "Now 25" collection debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After all, it's the 12th No. 1 in the series ... Thanks to a hefty opening weekend, the soundtrack to the new movie m ...

  43. Music On TV: July 23 - July 29

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 23 - July 29, 2007. MONDAY, July 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Kellie Pickler, Sara Moulton, Tory Johnson. "Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lifehouse, Mario L ...

  44. Chart Beat Chat

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Dance Tonight," Tim and Faith, Big & Rich and more! LAST 'DANCE' Hi, Fred: Just wondering how Paul McCartney's "Dance Tonight" qualified to chart on the Hot 100. I thought that &qu ...

  45. Chart Beat Chat

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Pink Floyd, Rubinoos' "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" vs. Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" and more! MANY MOONS Hi Fred, Maybe you've been inundated with this comment, but as I was glancing at ...

  46. Chart Beat

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Kelly Clarkson, "Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus," Freeway and Jay-Z and more! 'DECEMBER' IN JULY: Kelly Clarkson's third album goes where no Kelly Clarkson album has gone before. "My Decem ...

  47. Rihanna, Shop Boyz Still Not Budging On Hot 100

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a fifth straight week, Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Shop Boyz' "Party Like a Rockstar" are locked in at the top two spots of the Billboard Hot 100. "Umbrella" scores a sixth week at No. 1 and also inc For a fi ...

  48. Clarkson Exits The Firm, Signs With Starstruck

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson has signed with Nashville-based Starstruck Entertainment for management. Clarkson's career was previously handled by Jeff Kwatinetz at the Firm in Los Angeles. Starstruck Entertainment is currently home to country artists Reba ...

  49. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day ...

  50. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenc ...

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