March 24, 1994 |
Tim McGraw's "Indian Outlaw" is the fastest-rising country single on the pop charts since Billy Ray Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" in 1992, but not everyone is celebrating. Two country radio stations in Minneapolis are refusing to play the song after complaints that some of the lyrics are offensive to Native Americans.
December 14, 1998 |
Reba McEntire is a frustrating figure. She's a singer of great passion and ability. She respects her fans. She keeps busy touring, making records, making movies. She never complains. The only missing ingredient is great song material. The country superstar long ago abandoned old school country and western as her main muse, turning instead toward anonymous pop songs that keep her on the charts yet hold her back as an artist.
April 19, 2001
Pop Albums Sunshine Anderson, "Your Woman" Bigdumbface, "Duke Lion Fights the Terror" Brooks & Dunn, "Steers & Stripes" Cash Brothers, "How Was Tomorrow?" MJ Cole, "Sincere"CK Creeper Lagoon, "Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday" Edo.
April 26, 2001
STACKING UP SALES Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended April 22, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units: Atop the Charts Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of April 22, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music-company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales. MARKET SHARE *--* Latest Year Distributor week to date Top-selling album Artist Universal 26.7% 28.
March 11, 2004 |
Alan Jackson, who received a leading eight Academy of Country Music nominations Wednesday, can justify celebrating as early as he wants because -- as the title of his hit song suggests -- "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere." The ode to leaving work early for the bar, a duet with Jimmy Buffett, was recognized in four categories: single, video, vocal event and song of the year. It was written by Jim Brown and Donald Rollins.