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Last Update on April 23, 2014 07:13 GMT

MILSAP, WISEMAN, COCHRAN SET FOR COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Ronnie Milsap says he wanted to be in the Country Music Hall of Fame not for himself, but for all the songwriters, musicians and fans who say their lives are in his songs. Milsap will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with the next class, along with Mac Wiseman and songwriter Hank Cochran. Wiseman calls his induction the icing on the cake and the highlight of his career. Cochran is known for writing dozens of hits including "I Fall To Pieces" and "Make The World Go Away." He died in 2010. The hall of fame inductions will take place later this year in Nashville.

Ronnie Milsap, performing "Any Day Now." Milsap will be inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.

<<CUT ..016 (04/23/14)>> 00:48 ""

Mac Wiseman, country singer

Mac Wiseman, performing "Jimmy Brown The Newsboy." Wiseman will be inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.

<<CUT ..017 (04/23/14)>> 00:49 ""

Patsy Cline performing "I Fall To Pieces"

Patsy Cline performing "I Fall To Pieces," co-written by Hank Cochran. Cochran will be posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.

<<CUT ..018 (04/23/14)>> 00:15 "and our family"

Suzi Cochran, widow of Hank Cochran

Suzi Cochran says the induction of her husband Hank into the Country Music Hall of Fame is a dream come true. ((note pause in cut))

<<CUT ..019 (04/23/14)>> 00:14 "as I'm concerned"

Mac Wiseman, new member of the Country Music Hall of Fame

Mac Wiseman says being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame is the pinnacle of his career.

<<CUT ..020 (04/23/14)>> 00:14 "think I'll cry"

Ronnie Milsap, new member of the Country Music Hall of Fame

Ronnie Milsap says he wasn't sure he'd ever be able to join the exclusive membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

THE NATIONAL CALL OFF CONCERTS BECAUSE OF RUSSIAN CRISIS

UNDATED (AP) -- The National are canceling shows in Russia and Ukraine. The band post on their Facebook page they are calling off shows in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev in July and August because of the ongoing political crisis in the region. They say they are hopeful to play there in the future and they "sincerely hope this current instability resolves in a positive, democratic and peaceful way."

LORDE CALLS OFF AUSTRALIAN TOUR

UNDATED (AP) -- Lorde (LORD) may have been working so hard she's worn herself out. Lorde is calling off her Australian shows because of a chest infection and general ill health. She tweets she's been going non-stop since the Grammys in January. She says her parents and her team have told her she needs to take a break. She says she has to "get back to full gollum girl fitness" before playing shows again.

BON JOVI HELPS ESTABLISH HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FOR LOW-INCOME PHILLY RESIDENTS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- For some people who used to be homeless or in need of good housing in Philadelphia, Jon Bon Jovi's biggest hit isn't music -- it's construction. He was the main backer behind a nearly $17 million project to provide housing for low-income residents and those who had nowhere to live. The JBJ Soul Homes is a four-story building that went up in 18 months. Bon Jovi says the project "is not a handout" but "a hand up." Residents of the complex will have access to basic medical care, job training and education opportunities.

Jon Bon Jovi says creating affordable housing supports vulnerable people who have made the effort to get back on their feet.

<<CUT ..027 (04/23/14)>> 00:15 "it's, it's beautiful"

Anthony Gulley, formerly homeless resident of new JBJ Soul Home

Anthony Gulley says he was sleeping in a public park before taking the steps to qualify for the affordable housing program.

<<CUT ..028 (04/23/14)>> 00:07 ""

Sound of Jon Bon Jovi and others

Sound of Jon Bon Jovi and others cutting the ribbon on the new JBJ Soul Homes, a Philadelphia housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless.

AWOLNATION MARK 79 WEEKS OF "SAIL"

NEW YORK (AP) -- Aaron Bruno of Awolnation would not have picked "Sail" to be a hit. What a hit it was: it just ended its run on the Billboard Hot 100 last month after 79 weeks. Bruno is reluctant to say what the song is about but he admits it's from a journal entry and he "wasn't feeling super-optimistic at that point." He even had a producer tell him "Sail" needed a chorus. Bruno stuck to his guns and didn't add one. The song crossed over from alternative to pop, and Bruno says the fact that it's played after a Miley Cyrus song blows his mind to this day. Bruno is working on the follow-up to Awolnation's "Megalithic Symphony" album for release later this year.

Aaron Bruno of Awolnation says "Sail" came from a journal entry when he was not feeling optimistic.

<<CUT ..023 (04/23/14)>> 00:11 "to this day"

Aaron Bruno, musician, Awolnation

Aaron Bruno of Awolnation says he simply was hoping for a cult hit with "Sail."

<<CUT ..024 (04/23/14)>> 00:06 "singles to me"

Aaron Bruno, musician, Awolnation

Aaron Bruno of Awolnation says he would not have predicted "Sail" to be a hit.

DANI MOZ AND TJ WILKINS LEAVE "THE VOICE"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two-thirds of Team Shakira nearly was wiped out on "The Voice" last night. The bottom three included Tess Boyer and Dani Moz (MOHS) from Shakira's team and TJ Wilkins from Usher's team. The show has introduced an "instant save" -- a five-minute window in which viewers can tweet who should stay. America voted to keep Boyer.

Shakira can't believe Tess Boyer faced elimination. ((Refers to Monday night as "last night")) COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..008 (04/23/14)>> 00:09 "congradulations to Tess ((cheers))"

Carson Daly

Carson Daly announces which of the bottom three, Tess Boyer, Dani Moz or TJ Wilkins, is saved by the instant Twitter vote. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))

JUSTIN BIEBER SEEKS DELAY IN FLORIDA DUI TRIAL

MIAMI (AP) -- Justin Bieber's DUI trial in Florida is set for May 5. But it looks like that won't happen then. Lawyers for the pop star want a delay in start of the trial, saying they need more time to get ready. The motion filed by the defense says prosecutors have no problem with a delay. A hearing to set a date for trial is set for today. Bieber was arrested January 23 in Miami Beach after what police describe as an illegal street race. He wasn't charged with drag racing. But he is charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.

DEVO'S GERALD CASALE PLANS WINE LAUNCH

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- You'd think a wine created by a member of Devo would be a weird deconstructed thing, but no, it's the real deal. Gerald Casale of Devo has created a wine brand called The 50 By 50, based in California's Wooden Valley. Next Wednesday, he will launch his first wines: a 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and a 2013 Sonoma Coast Rose' of Pinot Noir. Casale says he became a fan of wine because he got into California cuisine. He says after going to several California winemaker dinners, "I drank my way to knowledge."

EMINEM AND OUTKAST TO HEADLINE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Looks like Eminem and Outkast are the go-to guys for people running music festivals this year. The two hip-hop acts will be among the headliners at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October. Eminem and Outkast are also starring at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago come August. The Texas event this fall will also feature Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Beck and Lorde -- just a few of the acts who will occupy eight stages over the festival which will span two weekends.

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STEPHEN COLBERT GUESTS ON LETTERMAN'S SHOW

NEW YORK (AP) -- It was old meets new on Letterman last night.

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Asia shares mixed on lackluster China data

TOKYO (AP) -- Shares were mixed in Asia today as weak data from China sapped upward momentum from an overnight rally on a flurry of deals in the pharmaceutical sector.

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