TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Tuesday, Aug. 27)
Carter Stanley born in McClure, Va., 1925.
Tommy Sands born in Chicago, 1937.
Jeff Cook of Alabama born in Fort Payne, Ala., 1949.
Johnny Cash recorded "It Ain't Me Babe" in 1964.
MUSIC AND MORE
DOES CHICKS' SINGLE TRASH RADIO?
The Dixie Chicks long-anticipated third album "Home" hits the stores today while one of its tracks, "Long Time Gone," is No. 2 on the Billboard singles chart.
But some of the lyrics in the song seem to take potshots at the music country radio stations play, such as the line, "We listen to the radio to hear what's cookin,' but the music ain't got no soul."
Chicks banjoist Emily Robison tells Launch the lyrics reflect the feelings of Darrell Scott, who wrote the song, not theirs.
She says "It's not so much about what it's exactly saying, but the play on words was so intriguing to us that we thought it was neat."
COUNTRY MUSIC STARS HAVE YARD SALES, TOO
Loretta Lynn -- yes, THAT Loretta Lynn -- is having a yard sale.
But the Country Music Hall of Famer has not fallen on hard times.
She'll sell clothing, furniture, dishes and all types of other stuff in an old-fashioned yard sale Oct. 3-4 at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
A notice on Lynn's Web site says the sale is not for collectors or dealers, but folks who simply "like yard sale prices." She will not be at the sale but is scheduled to perform a concert at the ranch on Oct. 5.
Among the items: an interior set used in the Butcher Holler, Ky., scenes featured in the film, "Coal Miner's Daughter." Sale proceeds will used to restore Lynn's plantation home.
TRAVIS TRITT VOICING CHARACTER IN DISNEY FLICK
Country star Travis Tritt is taking his talent to the big screen.
Tritt will voice a character for "My People," an animated movie by Disney with a tentative release date of 2005.
Ricky Skaggs is composing the soundtrack for the film -- billed as a "backwoods bluegrass musical" -- which is set in Appalachia.