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By DICK KELSEY, United Press International   |   July 8, 2002 at 5:00 AM   |   Comments

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY

(Mon., July 8)

Toby Keith was born in 1961.

Buck Owens recorded the No. 1 single "I Don't Care" (Just as Long as You Love Me)" in 1964.

Gail Davies hit the charts for the first time with "No Love Have I" in 1978.


MUSIC AND MORE


FISHIN' SONG HOOKS NO. 1 AGAIN

Brad Paisley's "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)" held on to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles list this week while "The Good Stuff" by Kenny Chesney rose from to the second spot from No. 4.

Lonestar's "Not A Day Goes By" stayed No. 3, "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American) by Toby Keith jumped to No. 4 and George Strait's "Living and Living Well" slipped to No. 5 from No. 2.


SHEDAISY'S NEW ALBUM IS NO. 3

On Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" by Kenny Chesney and the "O Brother Where Art Thou?" soundtrack remained No. 1 and No. 2 this week.

But the big news is SHeDAISY's "Knock On The Sky," which soared to No. 3 in its first week on the chart.

The album, released June 29, took over the third spot from Alan Jackson's "Drive," which slipped to No. 4 and bumped Brad Paisley's "Part II" to No. 5.


ELVIS REMIX HITS BILLBOARD CHART

While the Elvis Presley remix "A Little Less Conversation" by DJ Junkie XL is No. 1 in the U.K., this week it made its debut at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot 100.

It's the King's first charting hit on the Billboard list in 20 years.


COUNTRY STARS MAKE DENIM LOOK ROSIE

Look for some of country music's newest talent modeling the latest in denim fashion in a photo spread inside next month's issue of Rosie magazine.

Sara Evans, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Jo Dee Messina, SHeDAISY, Mindy McCready and Rebecca Lynn Howard are "Denim Darlins," a collection of photos taken in and around Nashville.

The mag goes on sale July 16.

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