Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 12-18:
Sept. 12: Actor Linda Gray (“Dallas”) is 81. Singer Maria Muldaur is 79. Actor Joe Pantoliano (“The Sopranos”) is 70. Singer-guitarist Gerry Beckley of America is 69.
NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Martell, one of the pioneers for Black acts in country music and the first Black woman to perform solo at the Grand Ole Opry, will be honored at the 2021 CMT Music Awards.
The 86-year-old will receive the CMT Equal Play Award at Wednesday night's show.