2019 Songwriters Hall class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine.
APNewsBreak: Elliott, Hynde and Gill up for Songwriters Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, one of rap's greatest voices and also a songwriter and producer who has crafted songs for Beyonce and Whitney Houston, is one of the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Elliott is the first female rapper nominated for the prestigious prize and could also become the third rapper to enter the organization following recent inductees Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.
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1953 --Tex Ritter performed the theme to High Noon, "Do Not Forsake Me," at the Oscars. It became the first country song to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song
1961 - Marty Robbins was at #1 with "Don't Worry" his seventh Country chart topper, (which stayed at #1 for ten weeks)
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1959 - Born on this day, was Larry Stewart, country music singer, best known for his role as lead singer of the country pop band Restless Heart.
1962 - Born on this day in Meridian, Mississippi, was Ty Herndon, country music singer who scored the 1995 US #1 hit single “What Mattered Most”
APNewsBreak: Mariah Carey, N.W.A. up for Songwriters Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey, the artist with the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, is one of the nominees for the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Carey, who co-wrote 17 of her 18 No. 1s, earns her first nomination for the prestigious prize. The Songwriters Hall gave The Associated Press the list of nominees Monday, a day ahead of its official announcement.
The infamous “and twins” Coors Light commercial turns 15
DENVER (AP) — Aaron Evanson and John Godsey were making the three-hour trip from Indianapolis to Chicago in the fall of 2001 when they hatched the idea to rhyme "friends" with "twins."
At the time, Evanson and Godsey worked for the advertising firm Foote, Cone & Belding. Evanson was an art director, and Godsey was a senior copywriter.
Today's look back at country music >>>
1947 - Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb and Rosalie Allen headline the first country music show at New York's Carnegie Hall. Tickets range from $1.20-$3.60
1965 - Connie Smith and Bob Luman join the Grand Ole Opry
1971 - Tom T. Hall checks in at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died"
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1936 - Born on this day in Olive Hill, Kentucky, was Tom T. Hall, country music singer-songwriter. Hall has written 11 #1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including "Harper Valley PTA" a hit for Jeannie C. Riley in 1968. He became known as 'The Storyteller,' due to his storytelling skills in his songwriting.
In his new book on country music, in the midst of a riff about Tom T. Hall’s ascent, Peter Cooper boils the Nashville songwriting business down to its nuclear core.
Book Review: A parade of originals sings a country tune
"Johnny's Cash & Charley's Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music" (Spring House Press), by Peter Cooper
In his new book on country music, in the midst of a riff about Tom T. Hall's ascent, Peter Cooper boils the Nashville songwriting business down to its nuclear core.