TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Sept. 26, 2001)
Marty Robbins was born in Glendale, Ariz., in 1925
Lynn Anderson was born in Grand Forks, N.D., in 1947
Carlene Carter was born in Madison, Tenn., in 1955
Waylon Jennings' "I've Always Been Crazy" was awarded a gold album in 1978
TIPPIN SHOWS PATRIOTISM IN SONG
Aaron Tippin will appear on CMT Most Wanted Live Wednesday, Sept. 26. Tippin will sing his new single, "Where The Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly." He is donating all proceeds from the single to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts after the tragedies on Sept. 11. The single of "Stars and Stripes" is backed with Tippin's successful hit "You've Got To Stand For Something."
CMT Most Wanted Live is broadcast from the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville and is free and open to the public.
KEITH'S No. 1
Toby Keith will attend a Number One Party for his "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight" at BMI in Nashville on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Joining Keith will be friends, writers, and label staff.
OPRY ON THE CHARTS
Alison Krauss & Union Station check in at No. 5 on the Billboard Country Album charts with "New Favorite." Alan Jackson holds steady at No. 14 with "When Somebody Loves You" while Travis Tritt is at No. 18 with "Down The Road I Go." The "Down From The Mountain" CD featuring Opry members Alison Krauss & Union Station, The Whites and Emmylou Harris is at No. 19.
Alan Jackson is at No. 2 with his new single "Where I Come From" and Trisha Yearwood is up one to No. 4 with "I Would've Loved You Anyway." Travis Tritt's "Love of a Woman" is up four to No. 10 and Reba checks in at No. 11 with "I'm A Survivor." Martina McBride's "When God Fearin' Women Get The Blues" is at No. 15.
In a special re-entry on the charts, Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" hit the charts this week at No. 16.
MUSIC CITY TRIVIA:
Q. What artist won a record breaking five CCMA awards for Album of the Year ("Room with a View"), Single of the Year ("Complicated"), Chevy Truck Rising Star, Female Artist of the Year and SOCAN Song of the Year ("Complicated")?
A. Carolyn Dawn Johnson, who makes her Opry debut on Oct. 5 and returns for an encore performance on Oct. 6.
COMING TO THE OPRY STAGE:
Sept. 28: Alan Jackson, Mark Chesnutt, T. Graham Brown, Michelle Wright
Oct. 5: Rhonda Vincent, Carolyn Dawn Johnson (debut)
Oct. 6: Rhonda Vincent, Carolyn Dawn Johnson (debut), Ray Price
Oct. 12: Grand Ole Opry 76th Birthday - Steve Wariner, Brad Paisley, Travis Tritt
Oct. 13: Grand Ole Opry 76th Birthday - Steve Wariner, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley
Oct. 19: Marty Stuart
Oct. 20: Allison Moorer
Oct. 26: Charley Pride, Gail Davies w/the Jordanaires
Oct. 27: Charley Pride, Gail Davies w/the Jordanaires
Nov. 10: Trace Adkins, Clint Black, Wylie & The Wild West
Nov. 23: Confederate Railroad (debut)
Nov. 30: Joe Diffie
Dec. 1: Joe Diffie
Dec. 15: Tracy Lawrence
For Opry tickets, log on to www.opry.com or call (615) 889-3060 or TicketMaster at (615) 255-9600. **Artists and schedule subject to change
(Written by Dan Rogers at Opryland in Nashville and edited by UPI. If you have questions about the Music City Report, contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org)