Country Music News: UPI Music City Report

Oct. 22, 2001 at 4:14 AM
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(Mon., Oct. 22)

Ernest Tubb was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1965

George D. Hay, Uncle Dave Macon and Jim Denny were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1966

Shelby Lynne was born in Quantico, Va., in 1968

"Longnecks and Short Stories" by Mark Chesnutt went gold in 1992


Clint Black and wife Lisa Hartman celebrated their 10th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Clint returns to the Opry stage on Saturday, Nov. 10, during the Opry's return to the Ryman Auditorium.

Look for Clint and Lisa on the cover of the Nov. 27 issue of Country Weekly magazine due on newstands on Nov. 20.

Clint's first release from his new album is his second duet with Lisa titled "Easy For Me To Say." The video debuted on CMT's "Most Wanted Live" on Oct. 2. The album is scheduled to be released on Nov. 20.


Crystal Gayle was inducted as a Hall of Fame member at the Native American Music Awards show held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Sandia Casio Amphitheater in Albuquerque, N.M. The nationally televised special benefited families affected by the World Trade Center disaster.

R. Carlos Nakai received the Lifetime Achievement award and the Neville Brothers were honored as Living Legends.

Gayle with her Cherokee heritage became the first woman to be inducted into the NAMA Hall of Fame. Gayle's current collection of children's lullabies is titled "In My Arms" and is on the Madacy Kids Entertainment Label.

Nakai's career includes over 40 albums, two gold records for "Canyon Trilogy" and "Earth Spirt," several Grammy nominations and multiple Native American Music Awards.

The Neville Brothers, of Cherokee and Choctaw ancestry, carry the torch of their native New Orleans' rich R & B legacy and appear on the soundtrack for the documentary Black Indians.


Mercury Nashville will release a new Shania Twain Platinum Collection DVD on Nov. 6 as well as a second DVD later in the month. The first, titled "The Specials" will contain the two CBS specials, Winter Break and Come On Over. Shania's performances with Elton John and the Back Street Boys on "Winter Break" and with Troy Aikman and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders from "Come On Over" are included.

Look for a new Shania CD, "The Complete Limelight Sessions" in stores Oct. 23. The CD contains 17 remixed songs from Shania's early recordings in the 1980s as well as six new songs never before heard including "The Heart Is Blind."


Toby Keith will appear on the CBS series "Touched by an Angel" on Nov. 10. Keith plays a performer at a 10-year high school reunion during which a wealthy businessman and a famous football player revisit their past.


Country star Tim McGraw will host his 8th Annual Celebrity Softball Challenge and Concert, Swampstock 2001, on Sunday, Oct. 28 in Rayville, La. Fans can win tickets to the event by logging onto Winners receive two tickets to Swampstock 2001, a vintage Swampstock T-shirt and cap and McGraw's "Set This Circus Down" CD. Ten lucky winners will be chosen at random.


Q. What Opry member's first album, released on Warner Brothers in 1983, was titled "Above and Beyond the Doll of Cutey?"

A. Pam Tillis, who returns to the Opry stage this Friday, Oct. 26.


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. 2: Lorrie Morgan, Sherrie Austin

Nov. 3: Lorrie Morgan, Sherrie Austin

Nov. 9: Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins (6:30)

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 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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