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        COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS - Monday, June 16, 2008


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Q. Who sings the song "The Impossible"?

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       +----- TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY -----+

1933 George McCormick born near Carthage, Tennessee 
 
1939 Billy "Crash" Craddock born in Greensboro, North 
Carolina  
 
1984 Eddy Raven's "I Got Mexico" goes to #1 
 
2001 Tim McGraw's "Grown Men Don't Cry" hit #1  
 
1980 Bob Nolan, founding member of the Sons of the 
Pioneers, age 72, died  

1998 Manager Jack McFadden (Buck Owens, Billy Ray Cyrus) 
died at age 71  
 
1992 In an interview published on this date in the 
magazine "The Advocate," k. d. lang revealed to the 
press for the first time that she is gay  
 
1967 Marty Robbins' movie, "Hell On Wheels," premiered 
in Nashville, Tennessee  
 
1931 Jimmie Rodgers recorded "My Good Gal's Gone Blues" 
 
1936 The Blue Sky Boys recorded "I'm Just Here to Get My 
Baby Out of Jail"  

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* NOW A LOOK AT COUNTRY MUSIC & THE PEOPLE MAKING IT TODAY *

Krauss, Plant, Helm and McMurtry Lead Americana Nominations

Alison Krauss, Robert Plant, Levon Helm and James McMurtry 
each earned three nominations for the Americana Honors and 
Awards taking place Sept. 18 at the Ryman Auditorium. The 
nominees were announced Wednesday (June 11) during an 
event at BMI's offices on Nashville's Music Row. Krauss 
and Plant's duo project, Raising Sand, is nominated for 
album of the year alongside Hayes Carll's Trouble in Mind, 
Helm's Dirt Farmer and McMurtry's Just Us Kids. Artist of 
the year nominees are Steve Earle, Jim Lauderdale, Helm 
and McMurtry. Duo-group nominees are the Avett Brothers, 
Drive By Truckers, Kane Welch Kaplin, and Krauss and 
Plant. Song of the year nominees are Tift Merritt's 
"Broken." Carll's "She Left Me for Jesus," Helm's "Poor 
Old Dirt Farmer," Krauss and Plant's "Gone Gone Gone 
(Done Moved On)" and McMurtry's "Cheney's Toy." New 
emerging artist nominees are Ryan Bingham, Justin Townes 
Earle, Mike Farris and the SteelDrivers. Instrumentalist 
of the year nominees are Sam Bush, Buddy Miller, Gurf 
Morlix and Chris Thile. The awards are presented by the 
Americana Music Association. 
 
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             +--- COUNTRY STARS CONCERTS ---+

 Miranda Lambert's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Certified Gold

Miranda Lambert's second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, has 
been certified gold for shipments of 500,000 copies. She 
received the news on Friday (June 6) at a press confer-
ence prior to her performance at the CMA Music Festival 
in Nashville. In addition to the title track, the album 
includes "Gunpowder & Lead" and "Famous in a Small Town." 
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won album of the year honors at the 
Academy of Country Music Awards last month. Lambert's 
debut album, Kerosene, was certified platinum in 2007, 
for shipments of 1 million units. 

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TODAY'S QUIZ ANSWER:

A. Joe Nichols

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