April 23, 2001 - Teen country singers Jessica Andrews and Billy Gilman have paired up for a summer tour that is slated to kick off on June 17 in North Platte, Neb. The itinerary is heavy on county fairs and parks, with a few amphitheater dates thrown in, according to both of the singers’ official websites.
February 27, 2001 - Lee Ann Womack and Toby Keith picked up six nods apiece to lead the field of nominees for the 36th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The nominees were announced on Monday morning (2/27) in Los Angeles.
June 30, 2000 - Sony Records Nashville reports that “One Voice,” the debut album from 12-year-old Billy Gilman, enters the country music charts at No. 4 this week, making him the youngest artist in SoundScan history to land a debut album in the top five. The mark was previously held by LeAnn Rimes.