Home | Newest Editions | Most Popular Issues | Free Newsletters | Forums

Custom Search
Publication: Country Music News
Music Distributor Handleman Exits Music Business

Subscribe FREE to Country Music News by clicking here.



        COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS - Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Watch this one-of-a-kind video of Hollywood's greatest leading ladies!
http://pd.gophercentral.com/r/198/c/102/a/100226/l/184kb6


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

Q. Who sang the song 'Red River Valley'?

*------------------ Answer At The End ---------------------*

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

1927 Boots Randolph born in Paducah, Ky. 
 
1943 Michael Clarke, drummer with the Byrds, born in New 
York City  

1948 Fred "Too Slim" Labour of Riders in the Sky born in 
Grand Rapids, Mich.  

1968 Jamie O'Neal born in Sydney, Australia  
 
1972 Donna Fargo's "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A." 
went to No. 1  
 
1994 Wally Fowler, founder of the Oak Ridge Quartet, died 
at age 77  

1995 Singer-instrumentalist Van Stoneman of the Stonemans 
died at age 54  
 
1994 The renovated Ryman Auditorium reopened with a taped 
broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion by host Garrison 
Keillor and guests Vince Gill, Mary Chapin Carpenter and 
the Everly Brothers  
 
1949 Hank Williams gave his last performance on the 
Louisiana Hayride before moving to Nashville  

1955 The Midwest Hayride began broadcasting over WLW-TV 
in Cincinnati  
 
1989 Reba McEntire married Narvel Blackstock in Lake 
Tahoe, Nev.  

------------------------------------------------------------
DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER 2-pk...

Retail & TV Price: $9.99
OUR PRICE: $6.99

This one-touch digital recorder is your own personal reminder.
What's best is, it's so easy-to-use. Simply press "record" and
speak into the microphone. Later, press the "play" button to
listen to the message. Perfect for shopping lists, to do lists,
names, addresses, phone numbers - even where you left your car
in the parking lot!

Smaller then a credit card, it fits easily into a pocket, purse,
briefcase, or even on a keychain. This personal reminder records
and plays back messages up to 20 seconds long.

Features:
- Record your next brilliant idea, shopping list or location
- Easy 1-touch recording
- Built-in LED flashlight
- Built-in Key Ring for use anywhere
- Includes 2 recorders
- Batteries Included

You're going to love this so much, you'll wonder how you ever did
with out. Makes a great gift too. To see a picture or order, visit:

DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER 2-pk...
------------------------------------------------------------

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

  Major Music Distributor Handleman Exits Music Business

Major music distributor Handleman Corp. announced Monday 
that it is exiting the music business. The Wal-Mart chain 
has been Handleman's biggest CD customer. Handleman 
president/CEO Albert A. Koch said, "CD music sales have 
been declining at double-digit rates for several years, 
both industry wide and at our customers' stores, result-
ing in a sharp drop-off in our business. Unfortunately, 
even the significant steps we've taken over the past two 
years to reduce our costs have not enabled the company to
return to profitability." The Troy, Mich.-based company 
will lay off 260 workers. Its inventory and other assets 
will be sold to Anderson, based in Amarillo, Tex. 
Handleman said it will continue to operate its other 
units, including video game maker Crave Entertainment. 
 
------------------------------------------------------------
ROBOTIC LED BOOK LIGHT

Store Price: $7.99
DEAL PRICE: $2.49 or two for $3.98

This is so cool... You can light up your book papers, lap-
top and more anywhere you go... on the plane, in a meeting
or in bed. Plus the LED light better for your eyes, reduces
eye strain.

DETAILS:
* Super bright LED light     * Light opens with touch of a button
* Adjustable light angle     * Portable Take with you anywhere

Get one of these for just $2.49. BONUS: Save even more when
you buy two or more, get them for just $1.99 each. This
makes a wonderful gift... and College Kids especially love
it. 
Robotic Book Light
------------------------------------------------------------

             +--- COUNTRY STARS & TELEVISION ---+

   Writer, Whistler of The Andy Griffith Show Theme Dies

Earle H. Hagen, who wrote and whistled the theme song of 
The Andy Griffith Show, died Monday (May 26) in Rancho 
Mirage, Calif. He was 88. Hagan's other TV credits include 
writing the themes for The Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl, 
The Danny Thomas Show, I Spy (for which he won an Emmy) 
and The Mod Squad. He received a 1960 Oscar nomination 
(shared with Lionel Newman) as musical director for the 
Marilyn Monroe film, Let's Make Love. 

------------------------------------------------------------

TODAY'S QUIZ ANSWER:

A. Red Foley 

------------------------------------------------------------
Questions? Comments? Email us: mailto:
Email your comments
-----------------------------------------------------------

Your Source For Great Country Music Videos - EVTV1.com

Country MusicVideos

ARCHIVES:

Country Music News Archives

Forum: 
More F-R-E-E Fun & Amusement

____________________________________________________________
END OF COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
Copyright 2008 by NextEra Media. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International.

E-Mail this issue
Subscribe FREE to Country Music News by clicking here.

The Country Music News Forum
Welcome to Country Music News!
View this Forum | Post a topic to this forum






Patti Paige - Doggie in Window

Watch It Now

Seven Spanish Angels

Watch It Now

George Jones - The Race Is On

Watch It Now

Home | Newest Editions | Most Popular Issues | Free Newsletters