TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Tuesday, Dec. 17)
Sharon White of The Whites born in Wichita Falls, Texas, 1953.
Tracy Byrd born in Vidor, Texas, 1966.
"There's No Wings On My Angel" by Eddy Arnold hits charts, 1949.
Kitty Wells records "Searching," 1955.
Patsy Cline records "She's Got You," 1961.
MUSIC AND MORE
PAISLEY ON PRIMETIME SITCOM
Country star Brad Paisley has a role on ABC's primetime sitcom "According to Jim" Tuesday.
The show, which features Paisley's real-life fiancee Kimberly Williams, depicts Paisley as her character's musician boyfriend "who can get Jim the gig of his dreams," the singer's Web site says.
Paisley's "I Wish You'd Stay" is No. 15 on Billboard's singles chart.
LIGHTFOOT OUT OF HOSPITAL
After more than three months in the hospital for an abdominal disorder, Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot is resting at home.
The Hamilton, Ontario, hospital released no information on Lightfoot's condition, while Canadian media report his manager saying only that the singer is up and around and in good spirits.
Lightfoot, 64, was hospitalized Sept. 8 after becoming ill prior to a performance in his hometown of Orillia, Ontario. He was found to have internal bleeding triggered by a rare blood vessel disorder.
Lightfoot, whose career has spanned more than four decades, is best known for "If You Could Read My Mind" and "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."
ALAN RACKS UP FIVE MORE AWARDS
Alan Jackson has won five Country Weekly Fan Favorite awards.
Jackson took fan favorite awards for entertainer, male artist, collaborative song for "Designated Drinker" with George Strait, song with "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" and album with "Drive," Jackson's Web site said.
Jackson won five Country Music Association awards last month.