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        COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS - Friday, July 18, 2008


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*----------- TEST YOUR COUNTRY MUSIC KNOWLEDGE -----------*

Q. What is Cledus T. Judd's parody on 'Paint me a 
Birmingham' called? 

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

1947 Singer Linda Gail Lewis, sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, 
born in Ferriday, Louisiana  

1954 Ricky Skaggs born in Cordell, Kentucky  
 
1952 Kitty Wells' #1 single "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky 
Tonk Angels" charted  

1953 Eddy Arnold's Top 5 single "How's the World Treating 
You?" charted  
 
1985 Singer-songwriter Wynn Stewart, age 50, died in 
Hendersonville, Tennessee  

2002 Folklorist and record producer Alan Lomax died in 
Tarpon Springs, Florida, of complications from a stroke 
at age 87  
 
1964 Connie Smith made her Grand Ole Opry debut  
 
1952 Bill Monroe recorded "In the Pines"  

1952 Bill Monroe recorded "The Little Girl and the 
Dreadful Snake"  
 
1915 A. P. Carter married Sara Dougherty  

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Earth Aid DVD Collection
It's Easy To Make A Difference...

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Do you know who actor Ed Begley, Jr. is? I'm quite certain if
you saw him you'd instantly remember him.

What you may not know is he is a HUGE conservationist. Unlike
many Hollywood stars, who say they are concerned about our
environment because it's the popular thing, Ed is actually
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life that way.

If you're like most you want to do the right thing when it
comes down to living green but are not always sure what you can
do... this DVD collection solves this problem. It's hosted by
Ed Begley, Jr. himself! From recycling to easy every day steps
you can take, you'll be amazed at how a little action leads to
some real conservation.

To get more information on each DVD or to order, visit:

Earth Aid DVD Collection 
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* NOW A LOOK AT COUNTRY MUSIC & THE PEOPLE MAKING IT TODAY *

      Country Thunder Festival Presenting Web Cast

This week's Country Thunder USA festival in Twin Lakes, 
Wis., will be featured in a Web cast on the iClips 
Network and the event's official Web site, 
www.countrythunder.com. Taking place Wednesday through 
Saturday (July 16-19), the event will feature more than 
40 acts, including Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, 
Jessica Simpson, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans and 
Sugarland.
 
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ONE OF THE FUNNIEST MOMENTS IN TV HISTORY
Carol Burnett's Gone With The Wind Spoof...

You're in for a REAL treat today. If you want to take a
couple of minutes, I guarantee you'll have a smile on
your face. Do you remember the Carol Burnett spoof of
Gone With The Wind called Went With The Wind?

If you do, then you know how hilarious it is and you laugh
all over again... if you've never seen it then get ready to
laugh, laugh, and laugh some more.

The clip you'll see is from hands down one of the funniest
(and most complete) DVD comedy collections ever put together.
What we've done, aside from getting a special discount, is
taken one of the funniest moments in TV ever and put it on
the site for you to watch.

To watch the video on Carol Burnett or order the DVD Collection
(10 hours of hilarious footage) visit:

Carol Burnett's Spoof of Gone With The Wind
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             +--- COUNTRY STARS CONCERTS ---+

             Farm Aid 2008 Goes to New England

Farm Aid 2008 concert will be held Sept. 20 at the 
Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., Farm Aid co-
founder John Mellencamp announced Tuesday (July 15) 
at the Copley Square Farmers Market in Boston. 
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor 
Thomas M. Menino also spoke during the press confer-
ence. The concert in the Boston suburb marks the 
first time a Farm Aid concert has been staged in New 
England. The show will feature Farm Aid board members 
Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and 
Mellencamp. Additional performers will be announced 
later. "New England was built on the strength of 
independent family farmers," Mellencamp said. "We can 
honor that independent spirit by joining Farm Aid to 
grow the movement that is changing the way all of 
America eats." Tickets go on sale July 28 via Ticket-
master. 

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TODAY'S QUIZ ANSWER:

A. Bake Me a Country Ham

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