TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Thurs., Oct. 18)
Bob Wills was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1968
Tammy Wynette entered the charts with "Stand By Your Man" in 1968
"Anymore" by Travis Tritt hit No. 1 on the country charts in 1991
"You Might Be A Redneck If..." by Jeff Foxworthy went gold in 1994
Neal McCoy earned a platinum album with "No Doubt About It" in 1995
DIXIE CHICKS GUINNESS RECORD
Country group the Dixie Chicks have made it into the 2002 Guinness Book of World Records by selling 11 million copies of their debut album, "Wide Open Spaces." Lead singer Natalie Maines said, "When I read all the outrageous things people have done to make it into the book, I feel guilty that we did it by selling records. No one else had 11 million people help them like we did."
CLAY WALKER GOLFS IN SCOTLAND
Country artist Clay Walker will travel to Scotland this week to participate in the $5 million pro-am Dunhill Links Championship. Walker teams up with professional golfer Steve Elkington, a friend and frequent golf partner. Others taking part in the tournament include Michael Douglas, Kurt Russell, Samuel Jackson and Kyle MacLachlan.
FROM SOUL TO STAGE
Opry member Patty Loveless will perform on the Mountain Stage radio show to air this Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. The show originates on West Virginia Public Radio in Charleston and airs on over 130 stations in the United States plus Ireland and the Voice of America Radio.
Patty's current CD, "Mountain Soul," is dedicated to her mother, Naomie Bowling Ramey and father, John Ramey 1921-1979.
DAVID BALL RIDING HIGH
David Ball is riding high on his current single titled "Riding with Private Malone." The song hit the nation's country music video channels last week and features co-writer, Thom Shepheard as Private Malone. David will appear on the Honky Tonk Tailgate Tour with Daryle Singletary and Rhett Akins in Nov..
MUSIC CITY TRIVIA:
Q. What artist is the sister of former country songstress Shelby Lynne?
A. Allison Moorer, who steps on to the Opry stage on Oct. 20.
COMING TO THE OPRY STAGE:
Oct. 19: Marty Stuart, McBride & The Ride
Oct. 20: Allison Moorer, Darryl Worley, McBride & The Ride
Oct. 26: Confederate Railroad (debut), Charley Pride, Gail Davies w/the Jordanaires, Pam Tillis, Marty Stuart
Nov. 2: Lorrie Morgan
Nov. 3: Lorrie Morgan, Sherrie Austin
Nov. 9: Brad Paisley
Nov. 10: Trace Adkins, Clint Black
Nov. 30: Joe Diffie
Dec. 1: Joe Diffie, Asleep at the Wheel
Dec. 8: Travis Tritt
Dec. 14: Jeff Carson
Dec. 15: Tracy Lawrence, Jeff Carson
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 in Nashville and edited by UPI. If you have questions about the Music City Report, contact Dan at email@example.com)
(From Opryland USA)