Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MUSIC NEWS: RON ISLEY, ANITA BAKER & DIXIE CHICKS PLUS MAINE WINS DEFAMATION SUIT

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Source: CL

According to AOL Black Voices, legendary crooner Ronald Isley was recently released from prison after serving a 3-year stint for tax evasion.

The singer says he’s working on a new album with our girl Lauryn Hill (I’m so excited, I think I just peed my pants!); hip-hop elites T.I. and Rick Ross and legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach.

To read more about Ronald Isley’s new album, head on over to Black Voices.

Check out more music news on Anita Baker’s new album; plus info on the Dixie Chicks summer tour with the Eagles and Keith Urban and details on Chicks lead singer, Natalie Maine winning a defamation suit filed against her after the break!




According to Black Voices, Anita Baker is working on a new album that will be out later this year on Blue Note Records.


The eight-time Grammy winner is said to be working on the new album with George Duke, Nathan East and Daniel Moore. This is the first album from Baker since her 2005 holiday CD, My Christmas Fantasy.


Among the many surprises on Baker’s new album, she collaborated with rapper Snoop Dogg for a version of Curtis Mayfield's Give You My Love that Baker says "is going to raise eyebrows."


I can’t wait! I Apologize and Angel are among my favorite songs of all time!

To read more about Anita Baker’s new album, head on over to Black Voices.





The Dixie Chicks will be reuniting this summer when they accompany the Eagles and Keith Urban on tour. To read more about the tour, head on over to Contact Music.

In related news, a judge has ordered Terry Hobbs to pay Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maine’s legal fees to the tune of $17,590, after the judge ruled that Hobbs could not establish "actual malice" on the part of Maine, in relation to comments she made at a rally implying that Hobbs’ DNA was found at the crime scene of his murdered stepson, Stevie Branch.

Whew, that was a mouth full, to read more about this story, head on over to Contact Music.

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