MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
MICKEY GILLEY ACCIDENT
Mickey Gilley is recovering from a fractured right shoulder and a fractured left ankle after a car accident in Corrigan, Texas, on Wednesday. Gilley says in a Facebook video the car rolled over three times. Gilley, who is 81, says he's doing ``pretty good'' and has no intention of retiring. He is postponing tomorrow's show in Greenville, Texas. His tour is scheduled to resume January 20th in Weirsdale, Florida.
ROY ACUFF FIDDLE
A Goodwill store in Kansas City has one of Roy Acuff's fiddles, and they have no idea who gave it to them.
The Kansas City Star reports the applewood fiddle was donated anonymously. Acuff's uncle made the fiddles and numbered them. A sticker inside says it's number 19 and was made in 1945 in Tennessee. Goodwill's Gary Raines says he's sure it's authentic, even though the certificate of authenticity and other paperwork that came with it are copies. Goodwill is auctioning the fiddle through tomorrow night at w-w-w--dot--ShopGoodwill--dot--com.
RHETT GOMEZ MANNERS
Thomas Rhett and Selena Gomez are among the most polite people of the past year, according to the National League of Junior Cotillions. Rhett and Gomez make the group's list of The Best Mannered People of 2017. Others on the list include actress Meghan Markle, Joanna Gaines of the HGTV show ``Fixer Upper'' and Sadie Robertson of the A-and-E show ``Duck Dynasty.''
RaeLynn has her dog back. RaeLynn posted an Instagram video of her snuggling with her Chihuahua, Dolly, who ran off RaeLynn's bus during New Year's fireworks near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The dog was spotted in various places but kept running off until she was found in front of a store Wednesday. RaeLynn points out Dolly survived three nights in single-digit temperatures and ``she is a fighter.''
MIKE SHINODA REFLECTS
Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park is trying to take a positive outlook, even though 2017 clearly was a bad year for him.
Shinoda writes on Instagram it would be tempting to write off the past year with a profanity, but he realized that would be ``a cop-out.'' Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington committed suicide in July. Shinoda says looking past ``the obvious tragedies,'' he realizes he had things for which to be grateful, like making an album he loves, playing a lot of great shows and making lots of new friends. He says, ``2017 was the worst. But I play for the love of playing.''
(The Associated Press)