TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Wednesday, April 9)
Carl Perkins born near Tiptonville, Tenn., 1932.
Hal Ketchum born in Greenwich, N.Y., 1953.
Patsy Cline's No. 1 single, "I Fall to Pieces," is charted, 1961.
The Judds' "Heartland" album goes gold, 1987.
Patty Loveless's "Honky Tonk Angel" album is certified gold, 1991.
Charley Pride records No. 1 single, "Hope You're Feelin' Me (Like I'm Feelin' You)," 1975.
Robert Duvall receives Oscar for Best Actor for his role in "Tender Mercies," 1984.
MUSIC AND MORE
DELBERT ON NATIONAL RADIO SHOW
Delbert McClinton and his band are scheduled to perform on the nationally syndicated radio program, "World Cafe," on Saturday and Monday.
They'll play selections from his Grammy-nominated "Room To Breathe" album and "Nothing Personal," which won a best blues album Grammy in 2002.
World Cafe is heard on more than 150 stations listed on the show's Web site, worldcafe.org.
VINCE ON NATALIE REMARK: GIVE IT A REST
"There are political leaders that have said a lot worse things about George Bush than Natalie did and nobody rips (them) for it," Gill said backstage at CMT's Flameworthy video awards. "I feel like she's been bashed enough."
Gill says it's time to forgive Maines for saying during a London concert March 10 she's "ashamed" Bush is from the trio's home state of Texas.
NEW ALBUM FOR TOBY LATE THIS YEAR
Toby Keith took time out from winning three CMT Flameworthy video awards in Nashville to say a new album is in the works.
Keith -- whose "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" won Video of the Year, Male Video and Cocky Video -- told reporters he could release a new studio album late this year.