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  • Dec 29, 1926
    A front-page story in Variety magazine titled "Hill-Billy Music" thumbs its nose at fans of the burgeoning country genre. The piece portrays the audience as "poor white trash" who are "illiterate and ignorant, with the intelligence of morons"
    Oct 24, 1956
    Variety dubs Elvis Presley the "King of Rock 'n' Roll"
    Jun 14, 1977
    Songwriter Paul Williams runs an ad in daily trade magazine Variety insisting he and his wife will not buy orange juice while anti-gay activist Anita Bryant is a citrus spokesperson. Williams' future includes a country hit: Diamond Rio's "You're Gone"
    Oct 17, 2005
    While celebrating its 100th anniversary, Variety ranks Johnny Cash and Hank Williams among its 100 Icons Of The Century. Elvis Presley places in the Top 10, with The Beatles ranked at #1
    Mar 15, 2010
    Variety reports Willie Nelson has formed a movie production company, Luck Films
    Jul 28, 2014
    Variety reports Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have placed their Malibu, California, house on the market for $7.5 million. The four-bedroom structure occupies 4,200 square feet
    Feb 3, 2016
    Variety reports Miranda Lambert paid $3.4 million for a 400-acre spread with at least three houses near Primm Springs, Tennessee
    Sep 24, 2017
    Variety reports Luke Bryan has agreed to serve as a judge on ABC-TV's revival of the music competition "American Idol"
    Jul 18, 2019
    Variety reports Randy Travis has sold a condominium in Nashville's expensive Belle Meade neighborhood for $545,000. The 1800-square-foot residence offers three bedrooms and 2.5 baths
    Jan 21, 2020
    Taylor Swift reveals in Variety that her mother has been diagnosed with a brain tumor

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