TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
(Wednesday, May 14)
Eddy Arnold's No. 1 single "One Kiss Too Many" is charted, 1949.
Conway Twitty's "The Very Best of Conway Twitty" album goes platinum, 1990.
MUSIC AND MORE
NICKEL CREEK'S THILE ON NEW ALBUM
Nickel Creek's Chris Thile collaborates with fellow mandolinist Mike Marshall on "Into the Cauldron," an album on the Sugar Hill label released Tuesday.
The album features the duo playing "Bach to Charlie Parker to Brazilian Choro to a mandolin interpretation of a 200-plus-year-old British fiddle tune," says Nickel Creek's Web site, nickelcreek.com.
HANK SNOW'S WIDOW DIES
Funeral services will be held Thursday for Hank Snow's widow, Minnie, who died of pneumonia in Nashville Sunday night at age 89, the Tennessean reports.
She'd been sick for many years and was battling cancer at the time of her death at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Hank Snow died in 1999.
EARLE TO PERFORM AT ANTI-DEATH PENALTY VIGIL
Steve Earle will perform at the 10th Annual Fast and Vigil To Abolish The Death Penalty in Washington, D.C., says the event's Web site, abolition.org.
Earle is scheduled to play on June 30, the third day of the four-day event outside the U.S. Supreme Court.
The vigil spans the anniversaries of when the death penalty was ruled unconstitutional in 1972 and when new laws were upheld in 1976.