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More stars line up for NYC tree lighting

More stars line up for NYC tree lighting

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Jo Dee Messina, Rod Stewart, Rob Thomas and The Muppets have joined the celebrity lineup for this week's tree-lighting in Rockefeller Center, NBC said.
Jo Dee Messina gives birth to son

Jo Dee Messina gives birth to son

NASHVILLE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Jo Dee Messina's publicist told People magazine the country music star has given birth to a son in a Nashville-area hospital.

Messina to help Special Olympics athletes

NASHVILLE, July 5 (UPI) -- Country superstar Jo Dee Messina says she wants to help prepare athletes for the 2007 Special Olympic World Summer Games in Shanghai.

Singer Jo Dee Messina engaged

NASHVILLE, June 22 (UPI) -- Country singer Jo Dee Messina and Albuquerque native Chris Deffenbaugh announced Friday they are engaged and planning a fall wedding.

Jo Dee Messina enters Utah rehab

SALT LAKE CITY, April 23 (UPI) -- Country music star Jo Dee Messina is being treated for alcoholism at a Utah rehabilitation facility, Billboard.com said Friday.

Country music stars head to Rockies

CRESTED BUTTE, Colo., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Dozens of country music singers have descended on a small Colorado ski resort for five days of music and snow fun to raise money for cancer research.

Spirit of America Tour wins GI raves

NASHVILLE, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Enthusiastic strangers with novel ideas come to Nashville all of the time. Promises of the next big star, the next big song, the next big tour typically garner
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Fan Fair to undergo name change

NASHVILLE, June 9 (UPI) -- Fan Fair -- the country music extravganza that wrapped up Sunday in Nashville -- will be called something else next year.

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, May 15 (UPI) -- Imagine gathering scores of country music entertainers and sitting them in front of more than 20,000 fans day after day to sing and sign autographs.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

Country Music News

Rick Nelson born in Teaneck, N.J., 1940. Jack Blanchard born in Buffalo, N.Y., 1942.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, May 1 (UPI) -- Buddy Jewell almost passed on the audition several months ago for a new reality-based talent search coming to Nashville.
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Country Music News

Charlie Rich's "Behind Closed Doors" goes to No. 1, 1973. Billie Jo Spears' "Blanket On The Ground" hits No. 1, 1975.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Rockabilly singer Eddie Cochran dies, 1960. Marty Robbins' No. 1 single "Ribbon Of Darkness" is charted, 1965.
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Country Music News

Lefty Frizzell born in Corsicana, Texas, 1928. Anita Carter born in Maces Springs, Va., 1933.
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People

In 1966 Andy Williams was the featured performer when the Caesars Palace Hotel opened; now he's back to help a friend.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

Guitar maker Clarence "Leo" Fender dies, 1991. Anne Murray is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame, 1993.
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Country Music News

Bob Wills born in Limestone County, Texas, 1905. Emmylou Harris's first No. 1 single, "Together Again," is charted, 1976.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

People

Singer Norah Jones has followed in the footsteps of a cadre of past performers who came from obscurity to score big at the Grammys.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

The Dixie Chicks' "Home" Sunday night won the Best Country Album award at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards. "Home" beat out "Drive" by Alan Jackson, "The Great Divide" by Willie Nelson, "Man With a Memory" by Joe Nichols and "Halos & Horns" by Dolly Parton.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Garth Brooks born in Luba, Okla., 1962. Eddie Rabbitt's first No. 1 single, "Drinkin' My Baby (Off My Mind)," is charted, 1976.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Some of the best known stars of country music are wrapping up a week in the Colorado Rockies skiing, singing and donating their talents to raise money for cancer research.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

Country Music News

Polly Lewis of The Lewis Family born in Lincoln County, Ga., 1937. Johnny Russell born in Roundaway, Miss., 1940.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

WASHINGTON, Calif., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Organizers of the 30th American Music Awards announced Thursday that Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott and Bobby Brown will appear on the Jan. 13 telecast on ABC.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

People

Celebrities in the news.
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Hollywood Digest

OSCAR-WINNER CONRAD HALL DIES Oscar-winning cinematographer Conrad L. Hall died Saturday at a Santa Monica, Calif., hospital of complications from bladder cancer. He was 76.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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