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By DICK KELSEY, United Press International   |   Oct. 23, 2002 at 5:00 AM   |   Comments

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY

(Wednesday, Oct. 23)

Dwight Yoakam born in Pikeville, Ky., 1956.

Maybelle Carter dies at 68, 1978.

Merle Watson dies at 36 in tractor accident on his farm, 1985.

Elvis Presley joins cast of "Louisiana Hayride," 1954.


MUSIC AND MORE


JOHNNY CASH SHOOTS 'HURT' VIDEO

Johnny Cash has just finished filming a video for "Hurt," the Nine Inch Nails song featured on his soon-to-be-released album.

Cash's Web site says he spent three days late last week filming in the Johnny Cash Museum, under the direction of Mark Romanek -- who just finished a new Nine Inch Nails video.

"Hurt" is the first video Cash has done since "Rusty Cage" nine years ago.

The song is on "When the Man Comes Around," Cash's album due to be released Nov. 1.


STATLER BROS. FINAL SHOW THIS WEEKEND

After nearly four decades, the Statler Brothers are retiring from the rigors of touring and will perform their last concert this weekend.

The Statlers' show in Salem, Va., on Saturday sold out in less than 90 minutes, according to the group's Web site.

They'll also perform Thursday in Huntsville, Ala., and Friday in Ashville, N.C.

The Statlers, nine-time CMA vocal group of the year and winners of three Grammy awards, plan to continue recording.


JOHN ANDERSON RELEASES ANTHOLOGY

John Anderson's 30-hit collection, "Anthology," was released Tuesday.

Anderson re-recorded "Swingin'," "Seminole Wind," and much of his previous work for the two-disc set, CMT.com says.

"This music and the musicians who played it have become a big part of my life over the past 25 years," Anderson says in the set's liner notes.

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