TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Wed., Oct. 10)
Tanya Tucker was born in Seminole, Texas, in 1958
Merle Travis was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1971
The Bellamy Brothers "Greatest Hits" was awarded a gold album in 1986
Randy Travis' "Storms of Life" was awarded a gold album in 1986
K.T. Oslin became the first woman to receive CMA honors for Song of the Year with "80's Ladies" in 1988
TRAVIS TRITT ON CMT MOST WANTED LIVE
Opry member Travis Tritt has been added to the October lineup of CMT Most Wanted Live. The show broadcasts from the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville daily at 6 p.m. Travis makes his appearance on Oct. 12. Don't miss Travis on the Grand Ole Opry the evening of Oct. 12 during the Opry's 76th Birthday Bash show.
COUNTRY STARS JOIN COUNTRY FREEDOM CAUSE
Opry members Vince Gill, Clint Black, George Jones, Alan Jackson and Martina McBride are among artists confirmed to perform at the Country Freedom Concert on Oct. 21. The event will be held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tenn. Other artists scheduled to appear are Sara Evans, Lee Ann Womack, Lonestar, Brooks & Dunn and George Strait.
The event will be broadcast live on CMT beginning at 8 p.m. and carried to radio stations worldwide. Proceeds from ticket sales and donates will go to the Salvation Army's disaster relief fund.
GEORGIA HALL OF FAME CEREMONY RESCHEDULED
Opry member Alan Jackson will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon, Ga., on Oct. 22. The ceremony was originally scheduled for Sept. 15, but rescheduled due to the tragic events on Sept. 11. Other inductees include Kenny Rogers and R & B legend Clarence Carter.
KINGSLEY AT THE TOP
American Country Countdown and America's MusicMakers host, Bob Kingsley, has been named the first CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year. Kingsley has hosted American Country Countdown since 1974. Kingsley will appear at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 13 as part of the Opry's Guest Announcer Series during Homecoming 2001.
MUSIC CITY TRIVIA:
Q. What Opry member won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal for his "Cold Hard Truth" album?
A. George Jones. Jones returns to the Opry stage for the 6:30 p.m show Oct. 13, during the Opry's 76th Birthday Bash.
COMING TO THE OPRY STAGE:
Oct. 12: Grand Ole Opry 76th Birthday - Steve Wariner, Brad Paisley, Travis Tritt
Oct. 13: Grand Ole Opry 76th Birthday - Steve Wariner, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, George Jones (6:30 only)
Oct. 19: Marty Stuart
Oct. 20: Allison Moorer, Darryl Worley
Oct. 26: Confederate Railroad (debut), Charley Pride, Gail Davies w/the Jordanaires, Pam Tillis
Oct. 27: Charley Pride, Gail Davies w/the Jordanaires
Nov. 10: Trace Adkins, Clint Black
Nov. 30: Joe Diffie
Dec. 1: Joe Diffie, Travis Tritt
Dec. 14: Jeff Carson
Dec. 15: Tracy Lawrence, Jeff Carson
For Opry tickets, log on to www.opry.com or call (615) 889-3060 or TicketMaster at (615) 255-9600. **Artists and schedule subject to change
(Written by Dan Rogers in Nashville and edited by UPI. If you have questions about the Music City Report, contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org)
(From Opryland USA)