December 2, 1987
Beverly Sills and Dionne Warwick are hosts of the "Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Show" that CBS will air next Wednesday (9-11p.m.) The program honors Roy Acuff, Benny Carter, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, B. B. King and Isaac Stern, recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The special was taped before a black-tie audience at the Mark Hellinger Theater in New York City.
April 28, 1990
Wesley Rose, 72, who co-founded the Country Music Hall of Fame. Until he sold it in 1985, Rose had headed Acuff-Rose Publishing, a major country and pop music publisher founded by his father, Fred Rose, and Grand Ole Opry star Roy Acuff. He published songs by his father, Acuff, Hank Williams, the Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison. In 1986, Wesley Rose was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame which he had established with Dee Kilpatrick. In Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday.
February 9, 1985 |
Roy Acuff and Bill Monroe head a group of country music stars scheduled to gather tonight to commemorate the birthday of the late Ernest Tubb. The stars will perform on a special version of the "Midnight Jamboree" radio show, which Tubb started in 1947 to follow the Grand Ole Opry broadcast. The event is being held to raise money for the Ernest Tubb Memorial Fund, set up to help research into emphysema treatment. Tubb, who died of emphysema last Sept. 6, would have turned 71 today.
November 5, 1990 |
Some of country music's top stars gathered on stage at the Grand Ole Opry for a tribute to humorist Minnie Pearl on her 50th anniversary with the show. Others sent recorded tributes to be shown during Saturday's show, including one from Dolly Parton, who said: "I love you. I miss you." To which Minnie Pearl responded: "I wear a hat so folks can tell us apart." Minnie Pearl, 78, wearing her trademark gingham dress and straw hat with its $1.
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."