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90-year-old attends her first dance

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 3 (UPI) -- A Missouri teenager said he took his 90-year-old great-grandmother to his school prom to help her fulfill a lifelong wish.
Stars line up for ACM show in Vegas

Stars line up for ACM show in Vegas

LAS VEGAS, April 8 (UPI) -- Laura Bell Bundy, Billy Currington and John Fogerty are to perform at the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, organizers said.
Stars line up for ACM Awards show

Stars line up for ACM Awards show

ENCINO, Calif., March 23 (UPI) -- Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum are to perform at the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas.
Stars line up for Brooks & Dunn concert

Stars line up for Brooks & Dunn concert

NASHVILLE, March 11 (UPI) -- Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Jennifer Hudson have joined the lineup for the "ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn -- The Last Rodeo" concert in Las Vegas.
Lady Antebellum earns 7 ACM nods

Lady Antebellum earns 7 ACM nods

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. band Lady Antebellum earned seven nods when nominations for the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced Tuesday.
Frey to headline Celebrity Fight Night

Frey to headline Celebrity Fight Night

PHOENIX, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Rocker Glenn Frey has been booked to headline the entertainment at next month's Celebrity Fight Night XVI in Phoenix, organizers said Tuesday.
Stars line up for CMA Music Festival

Stars line up for CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are set to perform at the 2010 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, organizers said.
Reba to host ACM awards show for 12th time

Reba to host ACM awards show for 12th time

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Nashville star Reba McEntire will serve as host of the Academy of Country Music Awards show for a 12th time, CBS said Monday.
More stars line up for Thanksgiving parade

More stars line up for Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Bruce Greenwood, Jimmy Smits, Christine Lahti and Michael McKean have been added to the lineup of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, CBS said.
Taylor Swift to open CMA show

Taylor Swift to open CMA show

NASHVILLE, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift has signed on to deliver the opening performance at the 43rd annual CMA Awards presentation in Nashville, ABC announced Monday.
Blige, Muppets sing on Bocelli's next CD

Blige, Muppets sing on Bocelli's next CD

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Andrea Bocelli's upcoming CD, "My Christmas," will feature duets with Mary J. Blige, Natalie Cole, Reba McEntire and The Muppets, Decca Label Group said.
Dave Matthews booked to perform at CMAs

Dave Matthews booked to perform at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Dave Matthews is to perform with Kenny Chesney at the upcoming 43rd annual CMA Awards show in Nashville, the Country Music Association said Monday.
Daughtry, Gill booked to play CMAs

Daughtry, Gill booked to play CMAs

NASHVILLE, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Tim McGraw, Vince Gill and Daughtry have been booked to perform at the upcoming 43rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, organizers said.
Stars line up to perform at CMA Awards

Stars line up to perform at CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and George Strait are set to perform at the upcoming CMA Awards in Nashville, organizers said.
MDA telethon raises $60.5 million

MDA telethon raises $60.5 million

TUCSON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Contributions and pledges to the 44th annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in Las Vegas totaled $60,481,231, organizers said.
'Breakthrough' tops the U.S. album chart

'Breakthrough' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Loving' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'Loving' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Reba McEntire's "Keep on Loving You" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Reba to perform on TV's 'Talent'

Reba to perform on TV's 'Talent'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Recording artist Reba McEntire has been booked to perform her new song, "Consider Me Gone," on "America's Got Talent, NBC said.
Reba added to Canadian music show bill

Reba added to Canadian music show bill

TORONTO, July 30 (UPI) -- Reba McEntire has joined the star-studded line-up of performers for the 2009 CCMA Awards, the Canadian Country Music Association said.
Mandrell makes Country Hall of Fame

Mandrell makes Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, May 18 (UPI) -- Barbara Mandrell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
Stars line up for TV Land Awards show

Stars line up for TV Land Awards show

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Don Rickles, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the cast of "M*A*S*H" were among those honored at the 2009 TV Land Awards show in Los Angeles.
Stars line up to perform at CMAs

Stars line up to perform at CMAs

LAS VEGAS, March 6 (UPI) -- Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Sugarland and Taylor Swift have signed on to perform at the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 28, 2008.
By United Press International

Reba to host country music awards show

ENCINO, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Reba McEntire has been tapped to return as host of the 43rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards show, the academy announced.

Kelly hires Reba's manager hubby

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- "American Idol" star Kelly Clarkson has hired the husband and manager of her real-life idol, Reba McEntire, to guide her career as well.
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