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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 6, 2014.
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Haggard, Underwood booked for 'Salute to the Troops' concert

Haggard, Underwood booked for 'Salute to the Troops' concert

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Merle Haggard, George Strait and Carrie Underwood have been booked for the Las Vegas show "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops," CBS said.

Loretta Lynn belts 'em out despite cracked rib

NASHVILLE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Loretta Lynn says it was her own trusty guitar that left her with a broken rib just before her big Labor Day show at her Tennessee estate.

George Jones, iconic country singer, dies at 81

NASHVILLE, April 26 (UPI) -- George Jones, the iconic country music singer known by generations for his distinctive voice and phrasing, died Friday in Nashville at 81, his publicist said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 6, 2012.
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Merle Haggard home following surgery

Merle Haggard home following surgery

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Country music icon Merle Haggard has returned home following lung cancer surgery last week at a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., a publicist said Sunday.
Jewel to judge, mentor on 'Nashville Star'

Jewel to judge, mentor on 'Nashville Star'

BURBANK, Calif., April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. recording artist Jewel has signed on to help find the next country music sensation on the television singing competition show "Nashville Star."

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 6, 2008.
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Haggard releases first bluegrass album

NASHVILLE, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. country music icon Merle Haggard has released the first bluegrass album of his more than 40-year career.

Hee Haw! Farm Aid heads to New York

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Farm Aid organizer John Mellencamp says bringing the country music concert to New York City was not meant to be a publicity stunt.

Man posing as Merle Haggard's son nabbed

RONAN, Mont., July 3 (UPI) -- Police in Montana said they arrested a man posing as the son of country great Merle Haggard and signing autographs and posing for pictures for a fee.

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UPI almanac for Friday, April 6, 2007.
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Country legends team up on new album

PRESCOTT, Ariz., March 20 (UPI) -- Texas-based music legend Willie Nelson likens his new project -- "Last of the Breed" with Merle Haggard and Ray Price -- to some of his previous collaborations.

Trio of country greats jams on new release

NASHVILLE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- American country music icons Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Ray Price teamed up to record "Last of the Breed," their first recording project as a trio.

Toby Keith tops BMI Country Awards

NASHVILLE, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- At the BMI Country Awards ceremony in Nashville, singer Toby Keith took home two songwriting awards for his song, "As Good As I Once Was."

George Jones injured, shows canceled

NASHVILLE, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Country singer George Jones fractured his right wristin Nashville Friday and has canceled three performances this weekend.

Jones and Haggard put taping on hold

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Country Music Television's "Cross Country" taping with singers Merle Haggard and George Jones was postponed indefinitely this week in Franklin, Tenn.

Big & Rich speedway concert canceled

SPARTA, Ky., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A concert by country music duo Big & Rich set for a speedway in Sparta, Ky., Saturday night has been canceled at the last minute.

Haggard, Jones to record together again

NASHVILLE, June 1 (UPI) -- Nashville legends George Jones and Merle Haggard Thursday announced plans to record together for the first time in a quarter of a century.

Country's Bonnie Owens dead at 76

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., April 25 (UPI) -- Country singer Bonnie Owens died Monday in Bakersfield, Calif., 30 days after the death of her first husband, county superstar Buck Owens.

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Today is Thursday, April 6, the 96th day of 2006 with 269 to follow.
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Lifetime Achievement Grammys announced

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- David Bowie, Cream, Merle Haggard, Richard Pryor and Robert Johnson will receive 2006 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards, it was announced Tuesday.

Merle Haggard among 2006 Stones openers

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones gathered an eclectic batch of opening acts for 2006 ranging from country veteran Merle Haggard to female rockers Antigone Rising.

Chesney tops out at ACM music awards

LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- Country singer Kenny Chesney has been named Entertainer of the Year at the 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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