TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Friday, Jan. 10)
Fiddler Curly Ray Cline born in Baisden, W.Va., 1923.
Hank Williams makes his first recordings as "Luke the Drifter," 1950.
Elvis Presley records his first Nashville session, 1956.
Glen Campbell's "Hey, Little One" album is certified gold, 1969.
Clint Black joins the Grand Ole Opry, 1991.
(Saturday, Jan. 11)
Naomi Judd born in Ashland, Ky., 1946.
Robert Earl Keen Jr. born in Houston, 1956.
Kenny Rogers' "Heart of the Matter" album is certified gold, 1986.
Gene Autry records "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," 1946.
Lefty Frizzell records his first No. 1 single, "I Want To Be With You Always," 1951.
Johnny Cash and June Carter record "Jackson," 1967.
(Sunday, Jan. 12)
Tex Ritter born in Panola County, Texas, 1905.
Ray Price born in Perryville, Texas, 1926.
Oak Ridge Boys' William Lee Golden born in Brewton, Ala., 1939.
Ricky Van Shelton born in Danville, Va., 1952.
LaWanda Lindsey born in Tampa, Fla., 1953.
Paul Warren, fiddler for Flatt & Scruggs, dies at 59 in Nashville, 1978.
Kitty Wells records "Paying for That Back Street Affair," 1953.
MUSIC AND MORE
SHANIA'S 'UP!' DOWN ON CHART
A post-New Year's drop in album sales overall sent Shania Twain's "Up!" from No. 2 to eighth on the all-genre Billboard 200 while the Dixie Chicks' "Home" held onto the No. 4 spot.
After six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's country albums chart, "Up!" also lost the top spot to "Home" and fell to No. 2 ahead of "Elvis: 30 #1 Hits," "Tim McGraw And The Dancehall Doctors" and Faith Hill's "Cry."
Joe Nichols' surprise Grammy nominee for Best Country Album, "Man With A Memory," rose from No. 31 to No. 19 on the country chart.
WILLS SINGLE NO. 1 FOR SECOND WEEK
For the second consecutive week Mark Wills' "19 Somethin'" is ranked No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Singles & Tracks chart.
SHANIA'S 'UP!' VIDEO PREMIERES ON CMT
Shania Twain will unveil her "Up!" video Saturday night on CMT Most Wanted Live. The title-track video is the second from the album that was No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six consecutive weeks.
The show airs at 7 p.m. EST.