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By DICK KELSEY, United Press International   |   Dec. 16, 2002 at 5:00 AM   |   Comments

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY

(Monday, Dec. 16)

Jim Glaser born in Spalding, Neb., 1937.

Jenny Lou Carson dies at 63 in Torrance, Calif., 1978.

Hank Snow records No. 1 single, "I Don't Hurt Anymore," 1953.

Kenny Rogers' single "The Gambler" reaches No. 1, 1978.

Brad Paisley invited to join Grand Ole Opry by Little Jimmy Dickens and Jeannie Sealy, dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, 2000.


MUSIC AND MORE


TOBY KEITH SINGLE NO. 1

Toby Keith's "Who's Your Daddy?" has reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot Singles & Tracks chart after 19 weeks.

It moved up from No. 2, which was taken over by "She'll Leave You With A Smile" by George Strait. Rascal Flatts' "These Days" fell from No. 1 to No. 3.

"Somethin'" by Mark Wills jumped from No. 7 to the fourth spot, Tim McGraw's "Red Ragtop" is No. 5, "Somebody Like You" by Keith Urban is sixth and the Dixie Chicks' "Landslide" slid from No. 4 to No. 7.

Emerson Drive's "Fall Into Me" stayed at No. 8, "A Lot Of Things Different" by Kenny Chesney rose to No. 9 and Terri Clark's "I Just Wanna Be Mad" hit No. 10.


CARLENE CARTER CHARGED WITH I-D THEFT

Singer-songwriter Carlene Carter is facing two counts of identity theft after her arrest near Nashville last Thursday.

Carter is accused of using the identity of a former boyfriend to fill two prescriptions for the anti-depressant Zoloft, but the had man died in a car crash two weeks before the episode, CMT.com reports.

Carter, 47, is the stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, and the daughter of June Carter and 1950s country star Carl Smith. Two of her songs -- "I Fell In Love" and "Come On Back" -- reached the Top 5 in the early 1990s.


COLORADO BLUEGRASS FESTS TAKING SHAPE

Bluegrass lovers have their choice of two Rocky Mountain highs next summer to hear some of the genre's best.

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival June 19-22 will feature Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Mountain Heart, Sam Bush and his band and many others.

The Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Lyons, Colo., July 25-27, has lined up Ricky Skaggs, The Del McCoury Band, the David Grisman Quintet, the Old Crow Medicine Show, the Laurie Lewis Trio and more.

For ticketing and other details check out bluegrass.com.

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