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By DICK KELSEY, United Press International   |   Sept. 2, 2002 at 5:00 AM   |   0 comments

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.

The rest of the top 10: Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Maybelle Carter, Connie Smith and Trisha Yearwood.

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.

Jeff Carson, Randy Travis, Larry Gatlin, Stella Parton and Marty Raybon were named mainstream country artist nominees. Charlie Daniels is up for musician of the year.


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."

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