LEIGH NASH RECORDS TRACK FOR UPCOMING MOVIE
September 2, 2000 -- Sixpence's Leigh Nash was recently in Los Angeles to record vocals for a song that will be featured in the upcoming Mirimax motion picture Bounce. The song, "Need To Be Next To You," was written by Dianne Warren, a legendary songwriter who has penned Top 10 hits for artists ranging from Celine Dion to Aerosmith. Bounce, which stars Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow, is scheduled to hit theaters on October 13.
SIXPENCE FEATURED ON THREE NEW COMPILATION RELEASES
Updated September 2, 2000 -- While the release date of Sixpence None the Richer's recently completed studio album is still being determined, new tracks by the band are featured on three new compilation albums. "The Ground You Shook," a track that features Emmylou Harris on accompanying vocals, was written specifically for--and appears on--the currently available concept album Roaring Lambs. Meanwhile, a live version of the new single "Us," from the band's forthcoming album, will appear on Today Presents: The Best of the Summer Concert Series, Vol. 1, which was released August 22. A percentage of the proceeds from the sales of Today Presents will benefit the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance. Also released on August 22 was City on a Hill, which contains the song "You're Here," written by Leigh Nash and performed by Sixpence None the Richer. A number of the album's other tracks feature Leigh (including a duet with Jars of Clay frontman Dan Haseltine) and Sixpence drummer Dale Baker.
TWO SIXPENCE TV APPEARANCES SCHEDULED
August 2, 2000 -- Sixpence will be performing the new single "Us" live on both The Today Show (August 30) and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (September 5), in addition to debuting new material at a number of summer concert dates around the country. The new album--still untitled--is scheduled for an early 2001 release.
SQUINT NOMINATED FOR 'LABEL OF THE YEAR'
May 6, 2000 -- Squint Entertainment, Sixpence's record label, has been nominated by Radio & Records, Inc. as "Label of the Year" for this year's R&R Industry Achievement Awards. Squint also earned three additional nominations in the Gold category, namely "CHR/Pop Label of the Year," "AC Label of the Year," and "Hot AC Label of the Year." R&R honors record labels, radio stations, and their respective personnel annually in several music categories, and ballots are sent out with R&R's trade publication so readers can vote in each category. Winners will be announced in mid-June at the R&R Convention 2000 in Los Angeles.
SIXPENCE BAGS DOVE AWARDS
May 6, 2000 -- Sixpence None the Richer was named "Group of the Year" at this year's Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards ceremony, held in Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House on April 20. The band also picked up an award for their contribution to the compilation album Streams, which won honors as "Special Event Album of the Year." The two awards bring the band's total to three: Sixpence's This Beautiful Mess won the Dove for "Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year" in April 1996.
SIXPENCE BEGINS WORK ON NEXT ALBUM
March 31, 2000 -- Recording began this week on Sixpence's next album, with acclaimed producer Paul Fox (XTC, 10,000 Maniacs, Phish, and The Sugarcubes) at the helm. After finishing up pre-production last week, the band and Fox entered a Nashville studio this Wednesday to begin the recording process, which will take place in both Nashville and Los Angeles throughout April and May. The album is slated to be released in early fall. In the meantime, fans can hear new material from the band on two compilation albums: the Here on Earth soundtrack (now available) and the forthcoming Roaring Lambs compilation album (releases May 30). For Here on Earth, Sixpence recorded a cover of Sam Phillips' "I Need Love," and also contributed the track "We Have Forgotten" from the band's self-titled album. Meanwhile, the Roaring Lambs compilation features the new Sixpence song "The Ground You Shook"--with a guest vocal from Emmylou Harris--in addition to material from Over the Rhine, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Jars of Clay among others.
SIXPENCE INVITED TO PERFORM "KISS ME" ON "THE TONIGHT SHOW" AGAIN
January 12, 2000 -- "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" has confirmed Sixpence None the Richer to perform their Grammy-nominated single "Kiss Me" on the NBC talk show's January 31 broadcast. The appearance will be the band's third on the show in less than a year, and their second performance of "Kiss Me."
"KISS ME" NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY AWARD
January 4, 2000 -- The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) announced today that Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me" has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal" category. Nominated along with Sixpence in the category are: Backstreet Boys, "I Want It That Way"; Santana, "Maria Maria"; Smash Mouth, "All Star"; and TLC, "Unpretty." Winners will be announced during the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, which will be held February 23 in Los Angeles and telecast at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Meanwhile, Sixpence members Matt Slocum and Leigh Nash spent the morning at NARAS' New York City Grammy press conference, joining such musicians as Britney Spears, Marc Anthony, Chuck Mangione, and Dru Hill's Sisqo in announcing Grammy nominees in various categories.
SIXPENCE CANCELS DEC. 22 "TONIGHT SHOW" APPEARANCE DUE TO LEIGH NASH ILLNESS
December 21, 1999 -- A case of laryngitis for vocalist Leigh Nash has forced Sixpence to cancel their scheduled December 22 appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Nash's illness also resulted in the cancellation of the band's scheduled December 20 appearance at a Nashville, Tenn., concert.
A RETURN TO THE BIG SCREEN--AND THE SMALLER ONE
December 18, 1999 -- Not only will Sixpence be making three national television appearances in the next month, but the band's current single "There She Goes" is making its way into movie theaters as well. On December 22, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" will welcome Sixpence back for the third time in 1999, when the band will perform the holiday classic "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen." On January 15, the band will split an hour-long episode of VH-1's "Hard Rock Live" with British pop star Robbie Williams. Then on January 18, Sixpence will make its second appearance on the sydicated program "The Martin Short Show," performing "There She Goes." Meanwhile on the big screen, "There She Goes" is currently featured in trailers for the film Girl Interrupted, which stars Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. And the track will be included on the forthcoming soundtrack for the film SnowDay, which is scheduled to hit theaters in February. This becomes Sixpence's second consecutive single to be featured in a motion picture: Sixpence's debut single "Kiss Me" was the featured track in the 1999 film She's All That.
NARAS SELECTS MATT SLOCUM AND LEIGH NASH TO ANNOUNCE 2000 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
December 18, 1999 -- The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has invited Sixpence's Matt Slocum and Leigh Nash to read nominations during the January 4 press conference to announce the 2000 Grammy nominees. The press conference, to be held at Webster Hall in New York City, is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. EST. For the first time ever, GRAMMY.com will feature a webcast of the press conference, posting a complete list of the 2000 nominations upon conclusion of the event. Highlights from the press conference, nominated music, and nominee interviews will be available the next day in GRAMMY.com's SoundWaves area. Video clips from the press conference will also be posted. The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held February 23 in Los Angeles and will be telecast live on CBS.
R&R NAMES SIXPENCE #1 BREAKTHROUGH ARTISTS FOR 1999 IN THREE FORMATS
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November 24, 1999 -- In its current issue, Radio & Records magazine has named Sixpence None the Richer as the #1 Breakthrough Artists for 1999 in the CHR/Pop, Hot AC, and AC radio formats. According to Squint Entertainment, this distinction means that Sixpence's "Kiss Me" charted longer than any other song at those formats in 1999. Similarly, Billboard magazine named "Kiss Me" as the #1 movie soundtrack single of 1999. Meanwhile, Sixpence's second single, "There She Goes" has recently entered the Top 30 of Billboard's Hot 100, and is now a Top 10 hit at multiple R&R and Billboard Monitor formats, including Hot AC, Modern AC, and Pop Alternative. The song's video has also landed in the Top 10 on
VH1's Top Ten Countdown.
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