1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses sales certifications and figures, MercyMe and Reba McEntire with readers. MISLED? Fred, Could you please explain why RIAA and Billboard post artists with gold and platinum record sales that haven't actually reached these ...

  2. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in Beloit, Wis. She is 61. A onetime gospel singer, Everett is best known for her single "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," wh 2001 - Soul singer Be ...

  3. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>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 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a ...

  4. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first international exhibition with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history o 2001 - Seattle's Experienc ...

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of C.W. McCall, Toby Keith & Willie Nelson, "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, and Metallica. BREAKER NEWS: In a week when Led Zeppelin, Willie Nelson, and Dobie Gray have ...

  6. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers. 2002 - Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue ...

  7. Jackson, Chesney, Rascal Flatts Take Home Two ACM Awards

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, and Rascal Flatts won multiple awards at last night's (May 21) 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards in Las Vegas. Jackson took the album of the year award for Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, and Rascal Fla ...

  8. Dixie Chicks Added To ACM Awards Performers

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks are the latest act to join the lineup of the 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, which takes place Wednesday night (May 21) in Las Vegas. Because the group will be stag The Dixie Chicks are the latest act to join the ...

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing music-related television for the week of May 19-25, 2003. It's a crazy week of music events on television. There's big names on stages from New York to Las Vegas to Los Angeles, and the hardest thing will be picking which to wat ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Billboard Bits: George Strait, Widespread Panic, Bogguss

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on George Strait, Widespread Panic, Bogguss George Strait is the latest artist to be added to the performance slate for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. He will also be honored with a Special Achievement Award during the e ...

  12. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Sarah McLachlan's audience grows by one when the Canadian musician gives birth to daughter India Ann Sushil Sood, her and drummer-husband, Ashwin Sood's first child. 2002 - Sarah McLachlan's audience grows by ...

  13. Nelson, Keith, Chesney Among ACM Performers

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney are among the initial performers confirmed for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards show. Set for May 21 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney are ...

  14. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest. 2002 - Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest. 1999 - Hon ...

  15. Toby Keith Tops ACM Nominations

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With eight mentions, Toby Keith is at the top of the final nominees list for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Alan Jackson isn't far behind with six nominations for the awards, w With eight mentions, Toby Keith is at the t ...

  16. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit the ...

  17. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fen ...

  18. 3TunesOnTV

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 13-19, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 13 "The 30th Annual American Music Awards," ABC Featured Artists: Paula Abdul, Alabama, Erykah Badu, Pat Boon ...

  19. Alabama Honored With AMA Award Of Merit

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual American Music Awards ceremony for "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of the American public." Fellow co Alabama will be honored with an Award ...

  20. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for ...

  21. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's luck runs out in Philadelphia, after police arrest him at an area McDonald's. ODB had been on the lam since October, when he fled a court 2000 - Fugitive Wu-Ta ...

  22. ACM Awards Move To Vegas

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has scheduled its 38th annual awards ceremony for May 21 at the 12,000-seat Events Center at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The 2003 ACM Awards, which The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has sched ...

  23. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Billboard chart year, the Bee Gees, Jimmy Webb, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and more. IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR -- BUT WHEN DOES IT END? Fred, Would you be helpful to us chart hounds by clarifying ...

  24. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BO ...

  25. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Richard Harris, the Bee Gees, Mariah Carey, Cyndi Lauper, and more. THE LATE RICHARD HARRIS Hello again Fred. No obituary I have read so far of Richard Harris has focused on what to me is his greate ...

  26. Henley To Helm 'Weather' Walden Benefit

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michelle Branch, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, and Reba McEntire are among the artists who have signed on for Stormy Weather 2002 -- A Benefit for Walden Woods, set to take place Nov. 13 at Los Angeles' Wi Michelle Branch, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, a ...

  27. Clarkson Duets With Reba On 'Idol' Reunion

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Look for country veteran Reba McEntire to make a guest appearance on the special "American Idol in Vegas," which airs Monday (Sept. 23) on Fox. "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson has previously cit Look for country veteran Reb ...

  28. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>For the first time since learning he has Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), country singer Chris LeDoux returns to the stage while he awaits the necessary liver transplant. 2000 - For the first time since learning he has ...

  29. Music Plays Healing Role In 9/11 Tributes

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While much of the country will likely remember the events of a year ago through moments of silence, music is playing a central role in today's (Sept. 11) ceremonies to mark the first anniversary of th While much of the country will likely remem ...

  30. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in Beloit, Wis. She is 61. A onetime gospel singer, Everett is best known for her single ""The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss),"" 2001 - Soul ...

  31. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>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 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a ...

  32. Search Is On For Next Country 'Star'

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three companies under the Universal umbrella have combined forces to discover the next big country music star. USA Network has greenlighted "Nashville Star," a reality series described as "a nationwid Three companies under the Univers ...

  33. Jackson, Brooks & Dunn Triple Up At ACMs

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Contemporary country mainstays Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson each walked away from the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night (May 22) with three statuettes. "Where Were You Contemporary country mainstays Brooks & ...

  34. ACM Awards Add Star Performers

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Trisha Yearwood are among the latest performers to be added to the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards ceremony. The performance lineup for Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Trisha Yea ...

  35. Reba To Host Next Two ACM Awards Shows

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Reba McEntire has been tapped to host the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, and next year's event as well. This year's May 22 ceremony -- which will air live from Los Angeles Reba McEntire has been tapped to host ...

  36. Country Songwriter Harlan Howard Dies

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces," "Busted," and more than 100 other hits, died yesterday (March 3) in Nashville. He was 74 and had suffered from heart trouble, accord Harlan Howard, the country s ...

  37. Tritt, Brooks & Dunn, Keith, McGraw Lead ACM Noms

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Travis Tritt scored a leading nine nominations on the first ballot for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, to be handed out May 21 in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS. Brooks & Travis Tritt scored a leading nine nominatio ...

  38. Garth, Faith, 'N Sync Are People's Choice

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country and teen pop reigned supreme at the 28th annual People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 13) at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. Garth Brooks beat out Tim McGraw and George Strait Country and teen pop reigned supreme at the ...

  39. Britney, Jagger, Usher To Perform At AMAs

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New performers have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American Music Awards, airing live Jan. 9 on ABC. Britney Spears will perform "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," Usher will sing the Bi New performers have been added to ...

  40. Billboard Bits: Moore, Cockburn, 'Classic Albums'

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Mandy Moore, Bruce Cockburn, 'Classic Albums' Epic has set a Jan. 15 release date for the soundtrack to the film "A Walk to Remember," starring teen vocalist Mandy Moore. The soundtrack sports four Moore tracks, including ...

  41. Reba To Host Star-Studded D.C. Christmas Event

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country artist/actress Reba McEntire will host the 20th annual "Christmas in Washington" event, set for Dec. 9 at the historic National Building Museum in the nation's capital. The event will feature Country artist/actress Reba McEnti ...

  42. Jackson Leads Eight Top-20 Debuts

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As anticipated, Michael Jackson scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the long awaited Epic album "Invincible." The set leads eight top-20 debuts on sales of 366,000 units, according to Sou As anticipated, Michael Jackson scores ...

  43. DMX Makes It Four Straight No. 1 Debuts

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 DMX's "The Great Depression" (Ruff Ryders/Def Jam) becomes the rapper's fourth consecutive No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200, storming the chart after selling a mighty 440,000 units, according to Sound DMX's "The Great D ...

  44. McEntire Not Putting Music On Back Burner

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reba McEntire says it's "mind-boggling" to think she has been in the music business for 25 years and that she feels "blessed to have been able to sing as many great songs as the songwriters have given Reba McEntire says it's ...

  45. Jackson Completes Charity Single

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson has completed work on "What More Can I Give," a new single he hopes will raise $50 million for relief organizations in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Among the artists who Michael Jackson has completed work on ...

  46. McBride's 'Greatest' Hit Stores

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Martina McBride -- who currently has the No. 11 single on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "When God Fearin' Women Get the Blues" -- releases a "Greatest Hits" collection today Martina McBride -- ...

  47. 'Newcomer' Jamie O'Neal's Happy On Top

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "It feels great," says country artist Jamie O'Neal of scoring a No. 1 country single in the song "When I Think About Angels," from her debut Mercury solo album "Shiver." "I wasn't expecting it at all. It& ...

  48. Reba's 'Girls' Provide Hunger Relief

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The upcoming female-dominated country Girls' Night Out tour -- featuring Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Jamie O'Neal, and Carolyn Dawn Johnson -- has teamed with volunteer hunger-relief p The upcoming female-dominated country ...

  49. Vince Gill To Receive Career Achievement Honor

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vince Gill will receive the Country Weekly Career Achievement Award at the upcoming TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards. The June 13 awards show will be telecast live on both TNN and CMT from Na Vince Gill will receive the Country Weekly Caree ...

  50. Reba, Martina Spearhead 'Girls' Night Out' Tour

    April 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of country music's top female stars are banding together to hit the road this summer under the Girls' Night Out banner. The tour, featuring Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Jamie O'Nea Some of country music's top ...

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