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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

On this date in history: Richard Nixon was nominated ... and announced his resignation.
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Mel Tillis released from hospital after heart surgery

Mel Tillis released from hospital after heart surgery

March 15 (UPI) -- Mel Tillis had a routine heart procedure and spent a week in the hospital in Nashville.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.
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Obama presents arts, humanities medals

Obama presents arts, humanities medals

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama presented arts and humanities awards Monday to actors, musicians, artists, a military service organization, scholars and a competition.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 8, 2008.
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Tens of thousands attend CMA Music Fest

Tens of thousands attend CMA Music Fest

NASHVILLE, June 9 (UPI) -- Organizers estimate tens of thousands of country music fans attended Nashville's CMA Music Festival, which ran from last Wednesday through Sunday.

Music legend Porter Wagoner in hospice

NASHVILLE, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Country music legend Porter Wagoner transferred to hospice care following admission to a hospital earlier this month for lung cancer, WSMV-TV, Nashville, says.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2006 with 145 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2005 with 145 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 8, the 221st day of 2004 with 145 to follow.
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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.

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Today is Friday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2003 with 145 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 19-25.
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Lonnie Melvin Tillis (born August 8, 1932), known professionally as Mel Tillis, is an American country music singer. Although he recorded songs since the late 1950s, his biggest success occurred in the 1970s, with a long list of Top 10 hits.

Tillis's biggest hits include "I Ain't Never", "Good Woman Blues", and "Coca-Cola Cowboy". He also has won the CMA Awards' most coveted award, Entertainer of the Year. He is also known for his speech impediment, which does not affect his singing voice. His daughter is country music singer Pam Tillis.

Tillis was born in Dover, Florida in 1932. His stutter developed during his childhood, a result of a bout with malaria. As a child, Tillis learned the drums as well as guitar. At age 16 he won a local talent show and soon joined the United States Air Force and worked for the railroad. When young Tillis was stationed in Okinawa, he formed a band called The Westerners, which played at local nightclubs. Tillis attended the University of Florida.

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