TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Thurs., Nov. 15)
C.W. McCall was born in 1928.
Elvis Presley's first film, "Love Me Tender," premiered in 1956.
COUNTRY MUSIC TRIVIA
MUSIC AND MORE
BROOKS' NEW ALBUM 'DARK' INDEED
Now that Garth Brook's new album, "Scarecrow," has been released, many are remembering a statement he made last February at a country music seminar in Nashville. News provider country.com's Jay Orr says Brooks noted that when he finally got back into the limelight with a new project, it would have rather "dark" content. Orr says it's likely that the trauma of the singer's divorce and other personal matters may be the reason that "Scarecrow" is dark ... indeed. The final track of the CD, for example, was inspired by the death of his mother.
The new album is now on store shelves. Brooks still contends that this will be his last CD and will continue to keep a low profile, except for an occasional promotional tour or charity concert.
(Thanks to UPI Feature Reporter Dennis Daily)
Coming Soon To The Opry Stage:
Nov. 16: Hal Ketchum, Riders in the Sky, IIIrd Tyme Out, Rascal Flatts, Rhonda Vincent
Nov. 17: Eddy Raven, Riders in the Sky, Rascal Flatts
Nov. 23: David Ball, Jimmy Dickens
Nov. 24: Del McCoury Band, David Ball, Jimmy Dickens, Ralph Stanley
Nov. 30: Joe Diffie, Steve Wariner, Del McCoury Band, Diamond Rio, John Conlee, Jean Shepard
Dec. 1: Joe Diffie, Asleep at the Wheel, Del McCoury Band, John Conlee, Jean Shepard, Crystal Gayle
Dec. 7: Gillian Welch, Clint Black
Dec. 8: Travis Tritt, Diamond Rio, Gillian Welch, Clint Black
Dec. 14: Jeff Carson, Marty Stuart
Dec. 15: Tracy Lawrence, Jeff Carson, John Prine
Dec. 28-29: Marty Stuart
Jan. 11-12: Mark Wills
(For Opry tickets, log on to opry.com or call 615-889-3060 or TicketMaster at 615-255-9600. Artists and schedule subject to change.)
By Opryland USA in Nashville and UPI