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2006-08-30 10:49:28

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Country Music Association awards are a three-way showdown between Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney, while the Dixie Chicks were snubbed again with not a single nomination on Wednesday. The country-pop trio have been boycotted by many radio stations since lead singer Natalie Maines said during a London concert in March 2003 that the band was "ashamed" to come from the same state -- Texas -- as President George W. Bush. Despite...

2006-05-31 15:24:54

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country trio the Dixie Chicks, the darlings of Nashville until their singer criticized President Bush three years ago, opened at No. 1 on the U.S. charts on Wednesday with their first studio album since then, but sales were sharply lower. "Taking The Long Way," their third chart-topper, sold 525,000 copies in the week ended May 28, according to tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan. The figure ranks as one of the biggest openings of the year, and exceeds industry...

2005-06-30 13:46:31

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Many of Italy's biggest pop stars haveshaken off their initial skepticism about Live 8 and agreed toperform on the Rome stage of the international anti-povertyrock extravaganza on Saturday. Bob Geldof, who publicly chided Italian stars for theirreluctance to appear, has even persuaded Zucchero, one of thefew Italians to have a Top 10 hit in Britain, to perform inRome as well as Paris where he was first scheduled to play. By playing at Rome's Circus...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.