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Country Music News

By DICK KELSEY, United Press International   |   Nov. 1, 2002 at 5:00 AM   |   Comments

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY

(Friday, Nov. 1)

Bill Anderson born in Columbia, S.C., 1937.

Lyle Lovett born in Houston, Texas, 1957.

Gene Autry recorded "Silver Spurs (On The Golden Stairs)" and "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You," 1946.

The Louvin Brothers recorded "Don't Let Them Take The Bible Out Of Our School Rooms," 1962.

(Saturday, Nov. 2)

Frank Gilligan of Mason Dixon born in Queens, N.Y., 1955.

Jerry Lee Lewis released No. 1 single "Great Balls Of Fire," 1957.

k.d. lang born in Consort, Alberta, Canada; 1961.

Willie Nelson and Shirley Collie divorced, 1971.

Hank Williams Jr.'s "Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound" album certified gold, 1981.

(Sunday, Nov. 3)

Guitarist James Alan Shelton born, 1960.

Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams and Fred Rose become first inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 1961.

Dolly Parton's No. 1 single "Jolene" debuts on charts, 1973.


MUSIC AND MORE


HILL'S 'CRY' RIDING HIGH ON CHARTS

Faith Hill's new album "Cry" slipped to No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and kept the top spot on the country chart.

"Elvis: 30 #1 Hits" held onto No. 2 among country albums and fell to fifth place on the Billboard 200.

The Dixie Chicks' "Home" remained No. 3 on the country chart and is still No. 6 on the 200, while Toby Keith's "Unleashed" and "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" by Kenny Chesney stayed in the fourth and fifth spots.

Ann Murray's "Country Croonin'" collection debuted at No. 19 on the country chart.


URBAN SONG STAYS ATOP SINGLES CHART

Keith Urban's "Somebody Like You" is again No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart and took the No. 24 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Dixie Chicks' remake of the Stevie Nicks song "Landslide" jumped from No. 7 to No. 2 on the country chart and rose from 29th to No. 22 on the Hot 100.

"Work In Progress" by Alan Jackson is No. 3, followed by Diamond Rio's "Beautiful Mess" and No. 5 "My Town" by Montgomery Gentry.

Rascal Flatts' "These Days" rose from No. 8 to No. 6.


HANK JR. ADDED TO CHRISTIAN AWARDS LINEUP

Hank Williams Jr. will perform "Cross on the Highway," a song from his latest album, at the eighth annual Christian Country Music Association awards show next week.

Williams will be backed by a choir on the original song from his "Almeria Club" album during the awards show Tuesday at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Williams wrote the song after losing two friends in a traffic crash two years ago, CMT.com says.

The Christian Country Music Association show is not connected to the Country Music Association Awards program being held the next night, Nov. 6.

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