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March 22, 2007

Big Names To Play Concert For Musician Killed In Accident

Country music could get a fourth nationally-televised awards show. Bon Jovi and Jewel will be in town Tuesday for a fund-raiser concert.

Bon Jovi sent its new single to country radio. Wednesday, the band is making another decidedly Nashville move. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora said they will be among those playing a benefit show here Tuesday night. Aspiring country singer Buck Jones has been in town for 10 years trying to make it, but he was killed in a traffic accident early Saturday morning in his native Texas. On Tuesday, big-name singers inside and outside town will gather at the Cannery Ballroom to raise money for his widow and their infant son, Walker Dylan. Bon Jovi, Big & Rich and Jewel are confirmed so far for the acoustic show. This came together because Buck and Jon Bon Jovi have a mutual friend, pop singer/songwriter Billy Falcon. It's a personal story for Billy, who lost his wife when their child was only 4.

Music-industry-magazine Billboard says it wants to do a country awards show on a major TV network. The magazine already has an all-genre show each year in Las Vegas. So far, no details have been worked out yet.

Jazz great Wynton Marsalis was in town Wednesday night, playing at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Wynton performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra from New York.

Memphis native Justin Timberlake is hot! So is the name of his last album, Future-Sex-Love-Sounds. Too hot, according to the State Legislature. That body deferred a resolution honoring Justin because it contained the names of his albums and songs, and some thought that was "objectionable language."

Posted by riesambo at March 22, 2007 09:21 PM