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By PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International  |  Jan. 16, 2002 at 1:00 AM
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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY

(Wed., Jan. 16)

Roy Lanham, a member of the Sons of the Pioneers, was born in 1923.

Jim Stafford was born in 1944.

Ronnie Milsap was born in 1946

Sandy Pinkard was born in 1947.


MUSIC AND MORE


COUNTRY STARS ROLL OUT NEW TENNESSEE COIN

Citizens of the Volunteer State have had a chance to see the Mint's new 25-cent piece with a Tennessee motif on the back.

In what the Nashville Tennessean jokingly calls a "Two-Bit Celebration," members of the country music industry were on hand Monday in Nashville for the unveiling of the coin -- part of a national series in which all states will be honored, in the order of their addition to the Union. Tennessee was the 16th state to join.

Among those on hand at the Country Music Hall of Fame were Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and Ruby Wilson. The nation's treasurer, Rosario Marin, was also there, as was entertainer Isaac Hayes.

(Thanks to UPI Feature Reporter Dennis Daily)


ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR

Jamie O'Neal will perform at the Friday luncheon (March 1) during this year's Country Radio Seminar. ASCAP and Mercury Records will sponsor the event, according to the news provider country.com.

MCA's Thursday luncheon (Feb. 28) will feature performances by Lee Ann Womack and newcomer Shannon Lawson. The Country Music Association's Saturday luncheon (March 2) will pay tribute to female artists and be hosted by two surprise female vocalists.

The Country Radio Seminar runs Feb. 27-March 2 at the Nashville Convention Center.

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