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Cheryl White of The Whites born in Wichita Falls, Texas, 1955. Richard Young, guitarist-singer for the Kentucky Headhunters, born, 1955.
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Super Bowl XXXVII -- Facts and Figures

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Polly Lewis of The Lewis Family born in Lincoln County, Ga., 1937. Johnny Russell born in Roundaway, Miss., 1940.
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Leadbelly born Huddy Ledbetter near Mooringsport, La., 1885. Mac Davis born in Lubbock, Texas, 1942.
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GIFTED ACTOR RICHARD CRENNA DIES
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Walter Bailes born in North Charleston, W.Va., 1920. Steve Earle born in Fort Monroe, Va., 1955.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, who was born in 1948 (age 55); Sheila Hutchinson of the Emotions in 1953 (age 50); country's Steve Earle in 1955 (age 48); Paul Young in 1956 (age 47); Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles in 1957 (a
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TALK ABOUT A SONG 'GOING COMMERCIAL'
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Roy Lanham of the Sons of the Pioneers, born in Corbin, Ky., 1923. Jim Stafford born in Eloise, Fla., 1944.
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IS IT GOOD NEWS OR BAD FOR ROBERT BLAKE?
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Chi-Lites singer Robert "Squirrel" Lester, who was born in 1930 (age 73); Earth Wind and Fire drummer Fred White in 1955 (age 48); guitarist Trevor Rabin of Yes, also in 1955 (age 48); and Madness's Graham McPherson in 1961 (age
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Feature: The Grammys

DETROIT, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Had it not been for a difference of opinion over location between ABC and the Grammy Awards 30 years ago, the American Music Awards might never have come to exi
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New York''s Drama League is about to honor an actor who is omnipresent on American television ... Jerry Orbach.
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Fiddler Curly Ray Cline born in Baisden, W.Va., 1923. Hank Williams makes his first recordings as "Luke the Drifter," 1950.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Jan. 11-17.
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Shania Twain
Shania Twain (R) presents Kenny Chesney the Entertainer of the Year award at the 42nd annual Country Music Association (CMA) awards in Nashville, Tennessee on November 12, 2008. (UPI Photo/John Sommers II)
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Shania Twain, OC ( /ʃəˈnaɪ.ə ˈtweɪn/; born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian country pop singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in the mid 1990s with her album The Woman in Me (1995), and achieved worldwide success with her 1997 album Come On Over, which became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician in any genre, and the best-selling country album of all time. It has sold over 40 million copies worldwide and is the 9th best-selling album in the U.S. Her 4th album, titled Up! was released late 2002. To date it has sold 20 million copies worldwide.

A five-time Grammy Award winner, Twain has also achieved major success as a songwriter, winning 27 BMI Songwriter awards. Twain has had three albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America and is the second best-selling artist in Canada, behind fellow Canadian Céline Dion, with three of her studio albums being certified double diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Sometimes referred to as the "The Queen of Country", Twain has sold over 80 million albums worldwide, and is ranked as the 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era. She was also ranked the 72nd Artist of the 2000–10 decade by Billboard. Most recently, Twain will have her own series, Why Not? with Shania Twain, that premiered on the OWN on May 8, 2011. She received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 2, 2011 in recognition of her star-studded career.

Shania Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards in Windsor, Ontario, daughter of Sharon (née Morrison) and Clarence Edwards. Her parents divorced when she was two and her mother then moved to Timmins, Ontario with Eilleen and her sisters Jill and Carrie Ann. Sharon married Jerry Twain, an Ojibwa, and they had a son together, Mark. Jerry adopted the girls, legally changing their last name to Twain. When Mark was still in diapers, the Twains adopted Jerry's baby nephew, Darryl, after Darryl's mother passed away. Because of her connection to her stepfather, in the past, people had presumed Twain's ancestry was Ojibwa, but she stated in an interview that her biological father was part Cree. Through her maternal grandfather, she is a descendant of Zacharie Cloutier. Her maternal grandmother, Eileen Pearce, emigrated from Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland.

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