May 2008 in Music

Events in Music


Music awardsMusic Awards

May 18 43rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Carrie Underwood win

  • May 24 53rd Eurovision Song Contest: Dima Bilan for Russia wins singing "Believe" in Belgrade

Weddings in Music

  • May 17 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (23) weds rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (28) in Encino, California

Deaths in Music

  • May 3 UroŇ° Krek, Slovenian composer, dies at 85
  • May 5 Thomas Boggs, American rock drummer (Box Tops), dies at 63
  • May 8 Eddy Arnold, Country music star (b. 1918)
  • May 10 Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (b. 1928)
  • May 11 Dottie Rambo, American gospel singer (b. 1934)
  • May 11 John Rutsey, Canadian drummer, formerly for Canadian progressive rock band Rush (b.1953)
  • May 15 Alexander Courage, American composer of original Star Trek theme, dies at 88
  • May 28 Dennis Moss, British jazz tenor saxophonist, dies at 80