Country Music News: UPI Music City Report

Oct. 16, 2001 at 12:33 PM
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(Tues., Oct. 16)

Dolly Parton replaced Norman Jean on "The Porter Wagoner Show" in 1967

Jimmie Davis was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1972

Doyle Wilburn died in 1982

Johnny Lee Wills died in 1984

Reba McEntire scored another No. one with "The Greatest Man I Never Knew" in 1992

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Opry member Pam Tillis, Naomi and Wynonna Judd and LeAnn Rimes are among the country women teaming up to help the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Cedars-Sinai Research for Women's Cancers and the American Cancer Society.

Each has decorated and donated an autographed Stuart Weitzman stiletto-heel shoe along with an autographed picture to raise money to fight breast cancer. Other women celebrities joining the cause include Angela Basset, Katie Couric, Cindy Crawford, Jane Clayson, Bo Derek, Vivica A. Fox, Daisy Fuentes, Jennie Garth, Whoopi Goldberg, Donna Hanover, Mary Hart, Patricia Heaton, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Shirley MacLaine, Nancy O'Dell, Liz Smith, Mena Suvari, Charlize Theron and Tina Turner.

The auction is on e-Bay now through Oct. 29.


The Country Freedom Concert, a benefit featuring major country acts for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will air live on CMT on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 8 -- 10 p.m EST. Artists currently scheduled to perform include George Strait, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, George Jones, Lonestar, Lee Ann Womack, The Charlie Daniels Band and Sara Evans.

Tickets for the Country Freedom concert are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets will be priced at $25, $50, $100, $150 and $1000. Additional information on the show can be found at

Grand Ole Opry Live airs each Saturday night from 8 -- 9 p.m. featuring Opry members and special guests on the longest-running live radio show. The show repeats at 11 p.m. and on Sundays at 11 a.m.

CMT Most Wanted Live will feature Radney Foster on Oct. 17, Tracy Lawrence on Oct. 24 and Jamie O'Neal on Oct. 31. CMT Most Wanted Live airs live from the Country Music Hall of Fame Monday -- Friday at 6 p.m. Jamie O'Neal's world premier video of her newest single "Shiver" will be featured on CMT Most Wanted Live on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.

Check out Faith Hill (Oct. 16), Opry member Trisha Yearwood (Oct. 17) and Shania Twain (Oct. 18) on the Best of Showcase on CMT at 1:30 am.

Opry members Diamond Rio are featured on CMT Personal Playback on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Members of the group will discuss their successful video career, which includes seven No. one CMT videos.

Join hosts Jeff and Alecia on Oct. 17 as Hit Trip visits with Opry member Patty Loveless in Miami.

John Michael Montgomery is featured on Life & Times on Thursday, Oct. 18. The show repeats on Friday, Oct. 19.

Opry members Vince Gill and Lorrie Morgan appear on Face the Music on CMT on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. Opry member Alison Krauss is featured on Wednesday, Oct. 17 joined by Nickel Creek at 4:30 p.m. Montgomery Gentry and Mark Wills are guests on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 1 a.m. Deana Carter and Opry member Trisha Yearwood appear on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 1 a.m. while Gary Allan and Billy Ray Cyrus guest on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m.

CMT Top 20 Countdown on Friday, Oct. 19 features several Opry members and airs at 10 p.m. Martina McBride is at No. 3 with "When God Fearin' Women Get The Blues" while Travis Tritt is at No 7 with "Love of a Woman." Alison Krauss & Union Station check in at No. 9 with "Lucky One" and Alan Jackson's "It's Alright to be a Redneck" is at No. 14. Brad Paisley's newest single, "Wrapped Around," is at No. 18.


Alan Jackson holds the No. 1 one spot on the Billboard Country singles charts this week for "Where I Come From." Trisha Yearwood moves up one to No. 4 with "I Would've Loved You Anyway" and Travis Tritt's "Love of a Woman" is up to No.9. Reba McEntire is at No. 10 with "I'm a Survivor" followed by Martina McBride at No. 11 with "When God-Fearin' Women Get The Blues." Brad Paisley's newest single, "Wrapped Around," is at No. 20.

Martina McBride's "Greatest Hits" tops the Billboard Country Album charts. The "O'Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack is at No. 2 after 44 weeks on the charts. George Jones newest CD, "The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001," debuted at No. 6 while Alison Krauss & Union Station's "New Favorites" moves to No. 10. Alan Jackson checks in at No. 16 with When Somebody Loves You.


Q. What Opry member appears in concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 21?

A. George Jones recently appeared at the Grand Ole Opry's 76th Birthday Bash. George appears in concert on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ryman Auditorium.


Oct. 19: Marty Stuart, McBride & The Ride

Oct. 20: Allison Moorer, Darryl Worley, McBride & The Ride, Marty Stuart

Oct. 26: Confederate Railroad (debut), Charley Pride, Gail Davies w/the Jordanaires, Pam Tillis, Marty Stuart

Oct. 27: Charley Pride, Gail Davies w/the Jordanaires, Craig Morgan, Marty Stuart, Randy Travis

Nov. 9: Brad Paisley

Nov. 10: Trace Adkins, Clint Black

Nov. 30: Joe Diffie

Dec. 1: Joe Diffie

Dec. 8: Travis Tritt

Dec. 14: Jeff Carson

Dec. 15: Tracy Lawrence, Jeff Carson

For Opry tickets, log on to or call (615) 889-3060 or TicketMaster at (615) 255-9600. **Artists and schedule subject to change


(Written by Dan Rogers in Nashville and edited by UPI. If you have questions about the Music City Report, contact Dan at

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