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April 24, 1997 |
Brooks & Dunn were named entertainers of the year at the 32nd Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, while teenage sensation LeAnn Rimes was crowned country's best new singer. "There's a God and country music is very much alive and well in America," Ronnie Dunn said after entertainer Jay Leno handed over the evening's top award to him and partner Kix Brooks. The pair also won the prize for top duet.
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.
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.
October 1, 1992 |
Garth Brooks was voted entertainer of the year and Vince Gill won two honors Wednesday night at the 26th annual Country Music Assn. Awards Show. Brooks' 9-million selling "Ropin' the Wind," which has been No. 1 on both the pop and country charts, also won best album to give him two major awards during the nationally televised presentations at the Grand Ole Opry House. "One thing I have learned from this past year is music and artists are going to come and go, but it's family.
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July 8, 1997
A free concert, the first in a series, will be Wednesday at the Brea Dam. Hired Guns, a country music band, will entertain at 6:30 p.m. in the recreational area of the dam, 1600 N. Harbor Blvd. Other activities also will be featured for children. Sponsored by the Fullerton Community Services Department, the concerts are being billed as family gatherings. Parking will be available in the structure behind the National Sports Bar and Grill and at the Golf Training Center on Harbor Boulevard.