1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Willie Nelson, Trapt, Ricky Martin, 50 Cent & Nate Dogg, and Eros Ramazzotti. FULL NELSON : Willie Nelson is in the top-40 of Billboard's Hot 100 for the first time since 1984. Nelson's duet w ...

  2. CHART BEAT

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson's chart report includes Willie Nelson, plus "Idol" discussion, and his weekly trivia challenge. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Willie Nelson , Fred Bronson ...

  3. Wynton Marsalis Signs With Blue Note

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has inked a deal with Blue Note Records, with sessions for his label bow expected to begin this summer. Marsalis was signed to his previous label, Columbia, over two dec Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has inked a deal ...

  4. Toby Keith Plans Ford-Sponsored Tour

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Toby Keith is remaining a "Ford truck man" through-and-through. The country artist and Ford spokesperson will use his June 15 performance at the auto manufacturer's Centennial Celebration in Dearborn, Toby Keith is remaining a "F ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. King, Clapton, Marsalis To Blow The Blues Away

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, and Willie Nelson are among the artists who will play the Blowin' the Blues Away, a concert to benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center (J@LC). B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, ...

  8. Hot Product

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • Modern rock act Cold's "Year of the Spider" (Flip/Geffen), featuring a guest shot from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo. • The various artists collect ...

  9. Pat Green Rides 'Wave' Of New Album

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country artist Pat Green has slated July 15 as the release date for his second Republic/Universal album, "Wave On Wave." Produced by Don Gehman (John Mellencamp, R.E.M.), the 13-track set once again f Country artist Pat Green has slated Ju ...

  10. John Hiatt Gets Tribute Treatment While Delivering New Album

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On May 6, John Hiatt arrives with "Beneath This Gruff Exterior," the first album on which he shares billing with his longstanding road band, the Goners. "The four of us do something toget ...

  11. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a fatal heart attack as the band arrives at an amphitheater in New Albany, Ind., to begin the second leg of its U.S. 1999 - Darrell Sweet, the drummer for ...

  12. Beacon Theatre, New York

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production requirements that are satisfied by starting and stopping an event while taping. And while the end result ca It must be tough to make a live concert into a T ...

  13. B.B. King Album 'Reflects' On Range Of Standards

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran artist exploring jazz, pop, and even country standards, as well as his trademark blues. Due June 10 via MCA, the set finds King performing B.B. King's next album, " ...

  14. Kathleen Edwards Slates Spring Tour

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alt-country darling Kathleen Edwards has added another set of U.S. tour dates in support of her Zoe/Rounder debut, "Failer." The tour will kick off May 15 in Indianapolis and stretch through a June 15 Alt-country darling Kathleen Edwards h ...

  15. Dead, Dylan Go On The Road Again

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dead and Bob Dylan will co-headline the second leg of the former's Summer Getaway Tour, set to kick off July 29 in a yet-to-be-announced location. The two acts last hit the road together in 1987 o The Dead and Bob Dylan will co-headline the ...

  16. Nelson Drafts Famous Pals For July 4th Picnic

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music icon Willie Nelson will reprise his annual Fourth of July Picnic this year at the Two River Canyon Amphitheatre in Spicewood, Texas. Country music icon Willie Nelson will reprise his annual Fourth of July Picnic this year at the Two Ri ...

  17. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and produc ...

  18. Friends Wish Willie 'Happy Birthday'

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was nearly one o'clock this morning (April 10) when Shania Twain and Toby Keith wheeled a guitar-shaped cake onstage to lead a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" in country music legend Willie N It was nearly one o'clock th ...

  19. LIVE REVIEW

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Willie Nelson & Friends, April 9 in New York http://www.billboard.com/bb/livereviews/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1862202 News Willie Nelson ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. The Dead Plan 'Summer Getaway' With Winwood, Nelson

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Dead -- the reunited and renamed surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- will return to tradition this summer, launching a two-leg tour North American tour. The first leg of the Dead Summer Geta The Dead -- the reunited and renamed surviving m ...

  23. Stars To Salute Willie Nelson In New York

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow are among the stars who will pay a 70th birthday tribute to Willie Nelson April 9 in New York. Also on board are Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, and ...

  24. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ringo Starr 'Rama' Lama Ding Dong For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Ti ...

  25. Hiatt Covers Collected, New Album To Follow

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The songwriting talents of John Hiatt will be celebrated on an upcoming multi-artist tribute set due May 13 from Vanguard Records. "It'll Come to You - The Songs of John Hiatt" will feature 13 of the The songwriting talents of John Hi ...

  26. Ringo Runs For The Road

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest incarnation of his All-Starr Band. The tour is set to kick off with two shows July 24-25 at Toronto's Casino Rama Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit ...

  27. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The major label debuts from modern rock acts Cave In ("Antenna") and Longwave ("The Strangest Things"), both on RCA. -- Country vocalist Deana Carter's ...

  28. South By Southwest Diary: Day Three

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard.com Senior Editor Barry A. Jeckell reports in from the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, taking in sets from the Black Keys, the D4, the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Playe Austin, Texas' annual South By Southwest (S ...

  29. Mellencamp Unveils Anti-War Song

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his official Web site. John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his ...

  30. This Day in Music

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Trauma Entertainment files a $40 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the members of Bush for failure to deliver their next album. 1999 - Trauma Entertainment files a $40 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nominees for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the 38th annual ACM Awards show, set for May 21 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced its award nominees March 4 in Los Angeles. Winners ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween Blues legend B.B. King joined jam-band juggernaut Phish on stage last night (Feb. 24) at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. About 45 minutes into the concert, King was introdu ...

  34. Slew Of Releases To Mark Willie's 70th

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Columbia/Legacy will celebrate legendary country singer/songwriter Willie Nelson's upcoming 70th birthday with 10 titles slated for release this year. Though Nelson's birthday won't actually come arou Columbia/Legacy will celebrate le ...

  35. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif. He is 85. The Kansas City, Mo.-born Blair, also a musician and actor, wrote "I Was The One" for Elvis Presley, "Ringo" for Lorne Gr 2001 - Songwrite ...

  36. Ringo Rounds Up All-Star Album Guests

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Ti For his latest solo album, former Beatles d ...

  37. Eminem Nabs Quartet Of AMAs

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Eminem came out on top at last night's (Jan. 13) American Music Awards, winning four trophies at the ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The rapper won the favorite male pop/rock Rapper Eminem came out on top at last night& ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Dion Officially Added To Super Bowl Lineup

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The National Football League (NFL) has confirmed that Celine Dion will be on hand Jan. 26 in San Diego to perform "God Bless America" prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl XXXVII. It won't be the first t The National Football League (NFL ...

  40. Carey, Elliott, Brown Join AMA Lineup

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey will perform her single "Through the Rain" and Missy Elliot will offer a rendition of her hit "Work It" during next week's American Music Awards (AMA) ceremony. Set for Monday (Jan. 13), Mariah Carey will perfor ...

  41. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Nickelback/Oleander, B. Bland

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on AMAs, Nickelback/Oleander, B. Bland B2K, Ja Rule, and Nickelback have all been added to the performance lineup for the American Music Awards AMAs. Set for Jan. 13 at the Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, the show will also feature previou ...

  42. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, Sheryl Crow, and Nelly are among the music artists confirmed to present trophies at the 30th annual American Music Awards. Set for Jan. 13 at the Sh ...

  43. Performers, Schedule Set For South By Southwest

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music-industry festival South By Southwest, which will be held March 12-16 in Austin, Texas. Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address du ...

  44. Sugar Hill Compiles Early Willie Nelson Demos

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sugar Hill Records will on Feb. 11 release Willie Nelson's "Crazy: The Demo Sessions," a digitally remastered set including tracks Nelson recorded as songwriting demos in Nashville in the early 1960s, Sugar Hill Records will on Feb. 1 ...

  45. AMA Performers List Swells

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, and matchbox twenty are among the latest performers added to the lineup for the 30th annual American Music Awards. Set for Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Ang Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, and matchbox t ...

  46. Santana Maps Out 2003 Tour Plans

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Carlos Santana and his eponymous band have lined up more than 30 tour dates for 2003, ranging from a handful of U.S. appearances to a swing through Australia and New Zealand and a Sept. 27 finale in L Carlos Santana and his eponymous band have lined ...

  47. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lyricist Kal Mann, who co-wrote classic hits like Elvis Presley's ""Teddy Bear"" and Chubby Checker's ""Let's Twist Again,"" dies in Pompano Beach, Fla., of Alzheimer&# ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Billboard Bits: Carlos Santana; Orange Bowl; Hendrix

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Carlos Santana; Orange Bowl; Jimi Hendrix Carlos Santana is planning his first all-Spanish album, featuring duets with a number of female singers, Billboard Bulletin has learned. Recording for the set, to be released by BMG U.S. Latin, shoul ...

  50. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as ""Sir Doug,"" dies in Taos ...

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