TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Monday, Sept. 2)
Paul Deakin of the Mavericks born in Kansas City, Mo., 1959.
Eddy Arnold and Col. Tom Parker dissolved management deal, 1953.
Juice Newton's "Queen of Hearts" single certified Gold, 1981.
Garth Brooks' "Ropin' The Wind" album released, 1991.
MUSIC AND MORE
PATSY STILL MOST IMPORTANT FEMALE ARTIST
Even though she died in a plane crash 39 years ago, Patsy Cline still is considered the most important woman in country music history.
Cline was No. 1 on CMT's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music, revealed last Friday.
CMT plans to re-broadcast the show at 8 p.m. EDT Monday.
ALAN GETS CHRISTIAN COUNTRY AWARD NODS
Not only did Alan Jackson rack up 10 CMA awards nominations, but he snagged two Christian Country Music Award nods.
Jackson's "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning?)" is up for the CCMA's song and video of the year awards.
Martina McBride's "Blessed" and Darryl Worley's "I Miss My Friend" also were nominated for best video.
NEW PAM TILLIS ALBUM OUT THIS WEEK
Pam Tillis's new album, "It's All Relative -- Tillis Sings Tillis," is due in stores Tuesday.
The album, on Lucky Dog Records, is a collection of songs penned by her singer/songwriter dad, Mel Tillis.
At a pre-release party in Nashville last week, Tillis performed a few of the songs, including -- with the help of her father -- "Burning Memories."