March 11, 2004 |
Alan Jackson, who received a leading eight Academy of Country Music nominations Wednesday, can justify celebrating as early as he wants because -- as the title of his hit song suggests -- "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere." The ode to leaving work early for the bar, a duet with Jimmy Buffett, was recognized in four categories: single, video, vocal event and song of the year. It was written by Jim Brown and Donald Rollins.
October 3, 1991 |
Garth Brooks was voted entertainer of the year and won three other awards from the Country Music Assn. on Wednesday. Brooks, 29, was honored for the single "Friends in Low Places," the album "No Fences," plus No. 1 video for "The Thunder Rolls." Under CMA rules, the award was presented to director Bud Schaetzle. Vince Gill won or shared three awards, including male vocalist of the year. Gill, 34, shared song of the year honors with Tim DuBois, his co-writer on "When I Call Your Name."
May 25, 1996 |
A group of Chinese and U.S. business executives signed an agreement Friday to protect copyrights for live music performances and unveiled plans to set up China's first country music hall, a representative said. Copyright protection in China threatens to spark a trade war between it and the United States. The Buffalo Saloon, set up by the Sino-American Cultural Consortium, will hold live performances by U.S.
January 9, 1998 |
Owen Bradley, musician and record producer credited with making Nashville the country music capital of the world, has died. He was 82. Bradley, who had suffered from heart problems, died Wednesday in a Nashville hospital, two days after he was hospitalized for respiratory flu symptoms. He was a key figure in advancing the careers of such country music icons as Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, Conway Twitty and Patsy Cline.
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January 20, 1998 |
Cliffie Stone, who wrote several country music hits before making his mark hosting country-themed radio and television shows, where his keen eye for new talent boosted the careers of several famous performers, has died. He was 80. Stone, a Burbank native and longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident, suffered what appeared to be a heart attack Friday at his Canyon Country home. Paramedics took him to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 8:45 p.m.
April 1, 1987 |
The Savery Brothers, a six-piece band from Poway that specializes in old-style country-Western music, has won the local finals of the Marlboro Country Music Talent Roundup. Led by brothers Richard and Robert Savery, the 2-year-old group beat out more than 150 other local country bands for top honors in the contest, which is part of a nationwide talent search sponsored annually by cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris Inc.
March 13, 1985 |
With his aw-shucks manner, neatly pressed shirts and handsome, clean-shaven face, George Strait would have been a perfect hero in those old grade-B Westerns. This country singer, who appears tonight at the Golden West in Gardena, is generally credited, along with John Anderson and Ricky Skaggs, with keeping alive the sound of "real, honest country music." Strait's own heroes are traditionalists like Merle Haggard and George Jones--guys who look as if they never had a good day in their lives.
October 14, 1987 |
Here's to the New Country . . . same as the Old Country? Ever since shaking off the slick pop trimmings of the "Urban Cowboy" movement, Nashville has been talking about a revolution--and one seems to have taken hold. At the 21st annual Country Music Assn. Awards ceremony here Monday night, Randy Travis--by far the most successful member of the back-to-basics contingent that has surfaced in the '80s--was the evening's big winner.