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Howard Stern celebrates 60th birthday with bash [PHOTOS]

Howard Stern celebrates 60th birthday with bash [PHOTOS]

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Musicians, comedians and actors gather in New York to celebrate Howard Stern's 60th birthday.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
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Dixie Chick Natalie Maines to release solo album May 7

Dixie Chick Natalie Maines to release solo album May 7

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks confirmed Friday she will release her debut solo album, "Mother," on America's Columbia Records label May 7.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
By United Press International

Chick rallies support for West Memphis 3

WEST MEMPHIS , Ark., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Natalie Maines is rallying support for three young men she believes were wrongly convicted of killing three 8-year-old boys in 1993.

Grammys love Chicks: Record, Song, Album

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Dixie Chicks won five Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night for "Taking the Long Way," their answer to critics of their political views.

Dixie Chicks devote song to Federline

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- During a Los Angeles concert by the Dixie Chicks, the country trio devoted a song to rapper Kevin Federline because of his current marriage troubles.

Outspoken Dixie Chicks have to cancel gigs

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Dixie Chicks' fans still buy their albums, but a decline in attendance of the outspoken group's U.S. concerts has become a concern, a report says.

Chicks climbing to the top of the coop

ATLANTA, June 4 (UPI) -- The Dixie Chicks are once again climbing the U.S. charts with their new album, but they're taking a different route to the top, a published report says.

Dixie Chicks won't bow to pressure

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Three years later, the Dixie Chicks stand by their 2003 criticism of President Bush that sparked boycotts, death threats and made them country music pariahs. In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," the Texas trio described the fallout after singer Natalie

Maines hints at Nashville divorce

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines has compared Nashville to a cheating husband and suggested divorce might be pending, the Los Angeles Times said Thursday. Maines told the paper Nashville did her wrong after she said in March 2003 that she was ashamed to

Chicks staying with country music

NASHVILLE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The Dixie Chicks, not among the White House's favorite entertainers because of earlier comments, say they have no plans to leave country music.

Senator sees ban as bad move

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- The Dixie Chicks were thousands of miles away but that didn't keep them from being featured attractions at a Senate hearing Wednesday.

Country Music News

Carl Perkins born near Tiptonville, Tenn., 1932. Hal Ketchum born in Greenwich, N.Y., 1953.
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Don Gibson born in Shelby, N.C., 1928. Billy Joe Royal born in Valdosta, Ga., 1942.
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Natalie Louise Maines Pasdar (born October 14, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter who achieved success as the lead vocalist for the female alternative country band, the Dixie Chicks. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Maines considers herself a rebel who "loved not thinking in the way I knew the majority of people thought."

In 1995, after leaving Berklee College of Music, Maines was recruited by the Dixie Chicks to replace their lead singer, Laura Lynch. With Maines as lead vocalist, the band earned 10 Country Music Association Awards and 13 Grammy Awards for their work between 1998 and 2007.

On the eve of the Iraq invasion, while in concert in London for the 2003 Top of the World Tour, Maines commented that the Dixie Chicks were "...ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." Negative public reaction in the United States to this comment resulted in boycotts by country music radio stations and death threats.

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