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Catching Up With The Country Stars Of The 70s – Mel Tillis, Crystal Gayle, Lynn Anderson, Charley Pride, Jeanne Pruett

On Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 3pm I’ll be hosting a panel of former CMA winners and nominees from the 70s in the Music City Center at the CMA Music Festival, as part of the AT&T U-Verse Fan Fair X.

This is a rare chance for Country Music fans to see some the biggest stars of the 70s on one stage at the same time, sharing stories about their biggest hits and reminiscing about the events and music that shaped our industry in the 70s.

Since the CMA Music Festival is all about the fans, we want to give you a chance to ask these influential groundbreaking artists questions about their role in the growing days of Country Music. Please leave your questions for any one of these 70s superstars in the comment section below (don’t forget to include your town and state, as we may use some of these questions during our show).

Catching Up With The Stars Of The 70s- CMA Close Up Stage at the Music City Center, June 6, 3pm

Crystal Gayle- 1977 and 1978 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. 18 Number One Billboard Hits. ‘Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue’ ‘You And I’ (with Eddie Rabbitt) ‘Why Have You Left The One You Left Me For.’

Crystal Gayle Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame 2009
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Mel Tillis- 1976 CMA Entertainer Of The Year. 36 Top Ten Billboard Hits. ‘Coca-Cola Cowboy’ ‘Southern Rains’ ‘Good Woman Blues.’

Mel Tillis 2011
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Lynn Anderson- 1971 Female Vocalist of the Year. 18 Top Ten Billboard Hits. ‘Rose Garden’ ‘How Can I Unlove You’ ‘What A Man, My Man Is.’

Lynn Anderson
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Charley Pride- 1971 and 1972 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, 1971 CMA Entertainer of the Year. 29 Number One Billboard Hits. ‘Kiss An Angel Good Mornin” ‘Mountain Of Love’ ‘All I Have To Offer You (Is Me).’

Charley Pride 2013
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Jeanne Pruett- CMA nominee for 1973 Female Vocalist, Album and Single of the Year. 10 Top 40 Billboard Hits. ‘Satin Sheets’ ‘Temporarily Yours’ ‘I’m Your Woman.’

Jeanne Pruett with Paule Joyce
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Update: Grand Ole Opry Star Jim Ed Brown will replace Jeanne Pruett (due to illness). Jim Ed Brown is best known for the hits ‘The Three Bells’ (with the Browns) ‘Pop A Top’ and ‘I Don’t Want To Have To Marry You’ (with Helen Cornelious). 1977 CMA Vocal Duo of the Year with Helen Cornelious.

Catching Up With The Country Stars of the 80s

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