October 5, 2000 |
The Dixie Chicks took four awards, including best entertainer, at the Country Music Assn. ceremony Wednesday, and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill became the first husband and wife to win as best male and female vocalists in the same year. The Dixie Chicks also won best album for "Fly," video for "Goodbye Earl" and best vocal group for the third straight year. Hill and McGraw, who won the vocal event award together in 1997, thanked each other. "I feel so alone," Hill said while accepting her trophy.
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May 4, 2000 |
Shania Twain was named entertainer of the year and the Dixie Chicks won group and album prizes for "Fly" at the 35th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday night. Lonestar's "Amazed" was picked as best song and single. Twain did not attend the show. It was a big night for country sweethearts, although leading nominees Tim McGraw and wife Faith Hill lost in the entertainer of the year category.
March 9, 1999 |
MOVIES 'Mulan' Cells Rake It In: A weekend sale of artwork from Disney's "Mulan" fetched $507,000 at Sotheby's New York, sailing past pre-sale estimates. Buyers cheered as an animated image of the villain Shan Yu and his falcon sold for $43,700 to a private collector from Texas--far eclipsing its estimated price tag of $1,200. Other highlights included a cell (estimated at $2,000) of Mulan and her love interest, Captain Shang, which went for a whopping $39,100.
September 24, 1998 |
Garth Brooks was declared the best country music entertainer for the fourth time by the Country Music Assn. on Wednesday, and for the second year in a row. "If it means more to me this year, it's only because it's one more year down the road," Brooks said. "That's only supposed to happen to cool guys like George Strait." Old favorite Strait and Brooks' duet partner Trisha Yearwood were again tapped for major awards.
September 23, 1998 |
If the recording executives and artists at tonight's Country Music Assn. Awards ceremony seem unusually upbeat, it might be due to what's happening on radio. With country records receiving unprecedented airplay on pop radio, industry leaders are hoping for yet another boom in the sales of country albums. The reasoning goes like this: If country music accounts for 14% of all U.S.
April 25, 1997 |
Along with the strong winds that have buffeted the Southland this week, 14-year-old singer LeAnn Rimes blew into town Wednesday to emerge as the big winner at the 32nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards. During the nationally televised ceremony at the Universal Amphitheatre, the Texas teen collected trophies for top new female vocalist, and for song and single record of the year for "Blue," the mega-hit written by Dallas disc jockey Bill Mack that launched her career last summer.
February 17, 1997 |
Seven years ago, Kevin Sharp just was hoping to live until his next chemotherapy treatment. When he was contacted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the high-profile nonprofit organization that tries to fulfill the wishes of terminal patients, it seemed like a death knell of sorts.