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Parton to receive tribute from Oprah

CHICAGO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Dolly Parton will be honored by Shania Twain, Melissa Etheridge and Alison Krauss on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" airing Tuesday.

Shania Twain gets up close on new tour

Shania Twain called her latest album "Up!" But on her new concert tour, the multi-platinum singing superstar wants to get down -- to audience level, for what sh
GARY GRAFF

Analysis: Music awards and changing tastes

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The list of nominees for the 31st American Music Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, illustrates the sometimes rapid rate of change in public taste in p
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Universal cutting CD prices

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, plans to cut the suggested retail prices of its top-line music CDs by as much as $6.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2003 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

Michigan church group burns books

GREENVILLE, Mich., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Neither Harry Potter nor Shania Twain are welcome in one Michigan church congregation -- they're toast.

'No Problems' for Kenny Chesney

DETROIT, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- When Kenny Chesney released his latest album, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" in April of 2002, the country singer felt like "we had a chance to do something
GARY GRAFF

Nelson still 'Live and Kickin'

Willie Nelson is known throughout the music industry as someone who throws a good party -- sometimes on his tour bus, sometimes with his Old Whiskey River brew,
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

Prince Charles' fundraiser a success

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- More than 100,000 fans packed Hyde Park Sunday for the annual pop festival that benefits the Prince of Wales' Trust.

Country Music News

Wynonna Judd born in Ashland, Ky., 1964. Bob Wills' "Sugar Moon" hits No. 1, 1947.
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Country Music News

Hank Williams Jr. born in Shreveport, La., 1949. Jimmie Rodgers dies at age 35, 1933.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Misty Morgan born in Buffalo, N.Y., 1945. Judy Rodman born in Riverside, Calif., 1951.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Dana Williams, bass player with Diamond Rio, born, 1961. Jimmy C. Newman's Top 5 single "Cry, Cry, Darling" is charted, 1954.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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Billy Swan born in Cape Giradeau, Mo., 1942. Kix Brooks born in Shreveport, La., 1955.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 12-18.
By United Press International

Country Music News

Thomas C. Dula, immortalized in the ballad, "Tom Dooley," hanged for the murder of Laura Foster in Wilkes County, N.C., 1868. Loretta Lynn chosen Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music, 1980.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys born in Camden, N.J., 1943. Larry Rice of the Rice Brothers born, 1949.
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Gene Autry records "Back in the Saddle Again," 1939. Earl Scruggs marries Louise Certain, 1948.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Feature: Jessica Andrews

DETROIT, April 16 (UPI) -- With a nod to Britney Spears, Jessica Andrews really knows what it's like to be not a girl, not yet a woman.
GARY GRAFF

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer/songwriter Buddy Knox, who was born in 1933; country's Loretta Lynn in 1935 (age 67); Tony Burrows, lead singer with Edison Lighthouse as well as with White Plains, in 1942 (age 61); Ritchie Blackmore, of Deep Purple and o
By United Press International

Country Music News

, April 11 (UPI) -- George Shuffler, guitarist with the Stanley Brothers, born in North Carolina, 1925. Gene Autry records "Pistol Packin' Papa" and "Methodist Pie," 1931.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Jimmie Osborne born in Winchester, Ky., 1923. Kitty Wells records Top 20 single, "There's Poison in Your Heart," 1955.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Louisiana blues and hip-hop legend Chris Thomas King has joined the cast for the upcoming film, "Unchain My Heart," which will depict the life of singer Ray Charles as a child and young man.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

People

Chalk up another major award -- the Juno -- for mega-star Shania Twain. She was named Artist of the Year for 2003 at the Canadian version of the Grammys in the capital city of Ottawa.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

Gail Davies born in Broken Bow, Okla., 1948. Steve Gatlin born in Olney, Texas, 1951.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International
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