Country Music News

Nov. 26, 2001 at 4:45 AM


(Mon., Nov.26)

Jimmie Rodgers recorded "Anniversary Blue Yodel (Blue Yodel #7)" and "She Ws Happy Till She Met You" for Victor in 1929.

Eddy Arnold had six songs in the top ten in 1948.

Jean Shepard and Hawkshaw Hawkins were wed onstage at the Forum in Wichita, Kansas, in 1960.

Linda Davis was born in Dotson, Texas, in 1962.

Dottie West debuted on the country charts with "Let Me Off on the Corner" in 1963.

Merle Haggard recorded "Always Wanting You" for Capitol in 1974.



Country/pop recording artists 3 of Hearts are releasing a new seasonal tune, "The Christmas Shoes," just in time for the holidays. The song hits the airwaves Thursday.

"The Christmas Shoes" was written by New Song members Eddie Carswell and Leonard Ablstrom. It was produced by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Gordon Kennedy, who co-wrote Eric Clapton's Grammy-winning song "Change the World."

"The Christmas Shoes" is an inspiring song about the giving spirit of the Christmas season. Coincidently, it was recorded in Nashville on Sept. 11, and its message became even more important with the new turn in our world's events.

"I think it's a great song that reminds us that Christmas time isn't just about presents and Santa Claus," 3 of Hearts' Deserea Wasdin says. "It's the time of the year where anyone should lend a helping hand to anyone else in need. I hope it helps us all realize what we all already know in our hearts."


Nov. 30: Joe Diffie, Steve Wariner, Del McCoury Band, Diamond Rio, John Conlee, Jean Shepard, Ricky Skaggs

Dec. 1 (1 p.m, matinee): Asleep at the Wheel, Carolyn Dawn Johnson

Dec. 1: Joe Diffie, Asleep at the Wheel, Del McCoury Band, John Conlee, Jean Shepard, Crystal Gayle, Ricky Skaggs, Carolyn Dawn Johnson

Dec. 7: Gillian Welch, Clint Black, Chalee Tennison, Nashville Bluegrass Band

Dec. 8 (1 p.m. matinee): Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Chalee Tennison

Dec. 8: Travis Tritt, Diamond Rio, Gillian Welch, Clint Black, Chalee Tennison

Dec. 14: Jeff Carson, Charley Pride

Dec. 15: Tracy Lawrence, Jeff Carson, John Prine, Charley Pride

Dec. 15 (1 p.m. matinee): Jeff Carson

Dec. 21-22: Dale Watson

Dec. 28-29: Marty Stuart, Emmylou Harris

Jan. 4-5: T. Bubba Bechtol

Jan. 11-12: Mark Wills

(For Opry tickets, log on to or call 615-889-3060 or TicketMaster at 615-255-9600. Artists and schedule subject to change.)

By Opryland USA in Nashville and UPI

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