November 7, 2006 |
Kenny Chesney won entertainer of the year and Brooks & Dunn's inspirational song "Believe" won three trophies, including single and song of the year, at the 40th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards on Monday night. "This year has in ways been the most emotionally satisfying year and also the most emotionally draining year of my life," said Chesney, who went through a high-profile marriage and split with actress Renee Zellweger last year.
January 29, 1990 |
Lead singer Paulette Carlson of the award-winning country music band Highway 101 says her booming voice has helped her career. "People say what a loud voice I have," she said in an interview published Saturday. "There's no problem with singing a sassy song." She and fellow band members Jack Daniels, Cactus Moser and Curtis Stone have been voted group of the year for two straight years by both the Country Music Association in Nashville and the Academy of Country Music in Los Angeles.
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.