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Country Music News:UPI Music City Report

Oct. 10, 2001 at 4:15 AM   |   Comments

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

Loretta Lynn and Roy Rogers were elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988

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 drogers@oprylandusa.com)

(From Opryland USA)

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