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By DICK KELSEY, United Press International   |   Jan. 8, 2003 at 5:00 AM   |   Comments

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY

(Wednesday, Jan. 8)

Elvis Presley born in Tupelo, Miss., 1935.

Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane born in Peoria, Ill., 1940.

Sara Carter Bayes of the Carter Family dies at 81, 1979.

Hank Snow records "Lady's Man," 1952.

Lefty Frizzell records "Don't Stay Away (Till Love Grows Cold)," 1952.


MUSIC AND MORE


CHICKS, ALAN EACH GET FOUR GRAMMY NODS

The Dixie Chicks and Alan Jackson are each nominated for four Grammy Awards while country legend Johnny Cash is up for three, according to nominations announced Tuesday (grammy.com).

The Dixie Chicks' "Home" is an Album of the Year nominee and Jackson's "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" is up for Song of the Year.

The Grammy Awards will be handed out Feb. 23 in New York.

"Home" is facing Jackson's "Drive" in the Best Country Album category, with "The Great Divide" by Willie Nelson, Joe Nichols' "Man With A Memory" and "Halos & Horns" by Dolly Parton.

Johnny Cash was nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "Give My Love To Rose," Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for "Bridge Over Troubled Water" with Fiona Apple and Best Contemporary Folk Album for "American IV - The Man Comes Around."


COUNTRY GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS BY CATEGORY

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

"Cry" Faith Hill

"Blessed" Martina McBride

"Dagger Through The Heart" Dolly Parton

"Lately" Lucinda Williams

"Something Worth Leaving Behind" Lee Ann Womack

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

"Give My Love To Rose" Johnny Cash

"Three Days" Pat Green

"Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" Alan Jackson

"The Impossible" Joe Nichols

"I'm Gonna Miss Her" Brad Paisley

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

"Beautiful Mess" Diamond Rio

"Long Time Gone" Dixie Chicks

"Not A Day Goes By" Lonestar

"Roll The Stone Away" Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

"Just What I Do" Trick Pony

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

"Squeeze Me In" Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood

"Flesh And Blood" Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sheryl Crow & Emmylou Harris

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" Johnny Cash & Fiona Apple

"Mendocino County Line" Willie Nelson With Lee Ann Womack

"Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Glory, Glory)" Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Taj Mahal, Alison Krauss & Doc Watson

Best Country Instrumental Performance

"Bearing Straight" Bering Strait

"Sally Goodin" The Chieftains & Earl Scruggs

"Lil' Jack Slade" Dixie Chicks

"Bear Mountain Hop" Béla Fleck

"Smoothie Song" Nickel Creek

Best Country Song (Songwriter Award)

"The Impossible" Kelley Lovelace and Lee Thomas Miller

"Long Time Gone" Darrell Scott

"Mendocino County Line" Matt Serletic and Bernie Taupin

"Three Days" Radney Foster and Pat Green

"Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" Alan Jackson

Best Country Album

"Home" Dixie Chicks

"Drive" Alan Jackson

"The Great Divide" Willie Nelson

"Man With A Memory" Joe Nichols

"Halos & Horns" Dolly Parton

Best Bluegrass Album

"Lost In The Lonesome Pines" Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys

"The Hard Game Of Love" Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

"Stanley Blues" Ralph Stanley II

"Ralph Stanley" Ralph Stanley

"Jelly On My Tofu" The Roland White Band


ALLISON MOORER GETS HELP ON 'LIVE' ALBUM

Allison Moorer had some help recording her first-ever live album at a Nashville club last weekend.

Her sister, Grammy-winner Shelby Lynne, and Kid Rock came onstage to perform with her at the club Saturday night, the Nashville Tennessean reports.

Moorer and Lynne teamed up on Moorer's "Going Down" and Kid Rock performed "Bully Jones."

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