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Willie Nelson to release new album of duets Sept. 24

Willie Nelson to release new album of duets Sept. 24

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Willie Nelson's next album "To All the Girls" will feature duets with U.S. singers Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn and Wynonna Judd.
Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- James Taylor will headline a concert at the White House next week, when the Library of Congress honors Carole King with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Browne, Mann to perform at Lennon tribute

Browne, Mann to perform at Lennon tribute

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Jackson Browne, Patti Smith, Cyndi Lauper, Aimee Mann, Keb' Mo' and Joan Osborne have been booked to perform at the 30th annual John Lennon Tribute in New York.
Freeman, Streisand receive Kennedy honors

Freeman, Streisand receive Kennedy honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The careers of Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey were celebrated Sunday in Washington, D.C.

20th Farm Aid concert adds Jerry Lee Lewis

CAMDEN, N.J., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jerry Lee Lewis, Los Lonely Boys, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Gov't Mule have been added to the bill for the 20th annual Farm Aid in Camden, N.J.

'Man in Black' to show in Toronto

TORONTO, July 16 (UPI) -- The Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" is scheduled to make its bow at the Toronto International Film Festival. Festival officials announced this week they had obtained the film starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Man in Black for its world premiere during th

Loretta Lynn wins top Americana award

NASHVILLE, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Loretta Lynn was a double winner Friday at the third annual Americana Honors and Awards in Nashville.

Stars line up for Americana Awards

NASHVILLE, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Mindy Smith and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band head a list of artists who will perform at the upcoming Americana Music Association Awards, the AMA said Tuesday.

Feature: 'Soundstage' plans ahead

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- Even though broadcasters are lagging in their efforts to convert from analog to high-definition TV, producers of the PBS concert series "Soundstage" are shootin
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

People

If only for his mercurial style and speaking voice, the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan will be remembered as unique.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

Elvis Presley born in Tupelo, Miss., 1935. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane born in Peoria, Ill., 1940.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Shelby Lynne born in Quantico, Va., 1968. Ernest Tubb inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 1965.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Alphonse Picou was born this day in 1878 in New Orleans. He played with the major bands and orchestras in New Orleans as well as the smaller, improvising jazz bands. His day job was as a tinsmith. He recorded in 1940 with Kid Rena and worked r
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Country Music News

Elvis Presley made his first public singing appearance at a talent contest, 1945. Hank Snow recorded the No. 1 single, "Let Me Go Lover," 1954.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, May 9 (UPI) -- For a dream that didn't go as planned, Jim Lauderdale certainly is in the midst of a prolific and critically-acclaimed career.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International
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Shelby Lynne (born Shelby Lynn Moorer, October 22, 1968, Quantico, Virginia) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. The success of the 1999 album I Am Shelby Lynne led to her winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, even though she had been active in the music industry for some time. Her recent work includes a Dusty Springfield tribute album called Just a Little Lovin' and her latest release off of her own record label Everso Records, Tears, Lies, and Alibis.

Shelby Lynne grew up in the small town of Frankville, Alabama, near Chatom, Alabama, where she attended Washington County High School. Music was an important part of the Moorer family. Her father, who worked as an English teacher and a juvenile corrections officer, played the guitar, while her mother was a singer. Her father also drank a lot and eventually became abusive. In August 1986, when Lynne was 17, her father shot and killed her mother and then himself. She and her younger sister Allison Moorer subsequently moved in with relatives.

Lynne appeared on TNN's country music show Nashville Now in 1987. She soon landed a recording contract with Epic Records. Her first recording for Epic was a duet with George Jones, "If I Could Bottle This Up", which became a top-50 hit in 1988. Epic teamed Lynne with producer Billy Sherrill for her 1989 debut album Sunrise. The follow-up, 1990's Tough All Over, took more of a mainstream country direction, and 1991's Soft Talk found Lynne moving into slick country-pop.

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