TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Wednesday, Nov. 13)
Mike Bub, bass player for the Del McCoury Band, born, 1964.
Comedian and "Hee Haw" star Junior Samples dies at 57, 1983.
Dolly Parton's "Great Balls of Fire" album certified gold, 1979.
Patsy Cline's "Greatest Hits" album certified platinum, 1987.
MUSIC AND MORE
DELBERT LINES UP TALENT FOR ANNUAL CRUISE
Artists representing the full spectrum of American roots music will be aboard Delbert McClinton's ninth annual cruise when it sets sail from Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 11.
Bluegrass master Del McCoury, Bonnie Bramlett, Marcia Ball and Tommy Castro are among the musicians joining McClinton on the week-long cruise through the Caribbean, a McClinton news release said.
Day and night, artists stage jam sessions, concerts and songwriter shows on the Delbert McClinton Sandy Beaches Cruise, named for McCinton's hit "Sandy Beaches."
"It's not like going to a concert, because everyone's in the same boat," McClinton says.
TRITT RECALLS CASH COMPLIMENT FOR 'WALK THE LINE'
"He walked up to me after the show was over and he said, 'That's one of the best versions of that song I've ever heard,'" Tritt tells LAUNCH.
Tritt's "I Walk The Line," is among the 14 tracks on "Kindred Sprits: A Tribute To The Songs Of Johnny Cash," is slower than the way Cash performed it over the years.
DIXIE CHICK EMILY DELIVERS BABY BOY
Dixie Chick Emily Robison and her musician husband, Charlie Robison, have a new son -- their first child.
The couple on Monday night welcomed Charles Augustus Robison, who tipped the scales at 8 pounds, 13 ounces.
Mother and child are resting at home and doing well.