October 3, 1996 |
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, once struggling solo artists before teaming up, were named Wednesday as the Country Music Association's entertainers of the year. In addition to the top honor at the 30th annual CMA Awards, Brooks & Dunn won their fifth consecutive award for best vocal duo. "We're going to be a duo for as long as you let us be a duo," Dunn said during ceremonies at the Grand Ole Opry House. Alan Jackson, last year's entertainer of the year, did not win an award.
August 26, 1990 |
SERIES HBO's comedy-sketch series "The Kids in the Hall" will return for a second season with 20 new episodes beginning in the winter. The Kids-Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson-are a Canadian group of skit writers and comedy actors. The cable network Lifetime plans to introduce its first night of original programming in June, 1991. The two-hour block of original programming, 9-11 p.m.
September 16, 1990 |
SERIES Julia Duffy of "Newhart" fame has been signed to star in ABC's new, half-hour comedy series "Baby Talk." Plans for the sitcom, based on the hit film "Look Who's Talking," were delayed last month when star Connie Selleca left the show. Telecast plans for "Baby Talk" will be announced at a later date. Steven Bauer has joined the cast of the CBS drama "Wiseguy," now in production for the network as a midseason replacement series.
August 13, 1986 |
One peek inside the Circle D Corral is enough to convince anyone that here, in the backyard of Beach Boys Land, country-Western music is alive and kickin'. Even on a traditionally slow Tuesday night, the place is packed with real-life Marlboro men and women of all shapes, sizes and ages. Leaning up against the adobe walls, between wagon wheels and beer-sign mirrors, are groups of good ol' boys and girls in felt Stetsons, plaid shirts, Levi's and boots.
October 6, 1991 |
This week, the Statler Brothers--Don and Harold Reid, Jimmy Fortune and Phil Balsley--are starring in The Nashville Network's first original variety series. "The Statler Bros. Show.", which tapes in Nashville, Tenn., will feature such country greats as the Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Gatlins, Conway Twitty, Jimmy Dean, Roger Miller and Ricky Skaggs. Barbara Mandrell is the guest on Saturday's opener.
September 13, 1992 |
Look for specials this TV season with themes of comedy and politics Awards Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase host the "CMA Awards Preview '92," Sept. 26, The Nashville Network. "The 26th Annual Country Music Association Awards" will be broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Sept. 30, CBS. "The 15th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts," December, CBS. Comedy "Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2," Sunday, HBO.
October 19, 2012 |
Brad Paisley estimates that he and his family spend a third of their time in Los Angeles -- most of it scheduled, he says, to "get away from the unbearable heat and the cold of winter" in their other home in Nashville. Even so, the country star has never seen a show at the Hollywood Bowl, where he's set to bring his Virtual Reality tour on Saturday night. "I know all about the venue, so I'm really excited about it," he said Thursday in a phone call from Chula Vista. Paisley added that although he would've liked to have spent longer in the Southland, he's headed back to Tennessee following Saturday's concert in order to prepare for next month's Country Music Association Awards.
September 4, 2001 |
Each year, the Academy Awards season seems to drag on longer and longer as Hollywood stages one black-tie gala after another to honor the year's best achievements in film. The pre-Oscar buzz generated by these star-studded affairs has given shows such as the Golden Globe Awards a status and influence that can affect the Academy Awards race. Now, the American Film Institute is planning to launch its own prime-time televised awards show Jan.