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Yearwood Postpones Leno Appearance

September 21, 2005

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Trisha Yearwood postponed a Wednesday appearance on ``The Tonight Show With Jay Leno″ following the death of her father.

Jack H. Yearwood, 72, died early Tuesday in Monticello, Ga., said Amber Williams, a publicist for the country singer’s record label, MCA Nashville.

Few details were available. Funeral arrangements were pending.

``Please keep the Yearwood family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,″ Williams said in a written statement.

Yearwood, 41, also postponed a Thursday performance at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles.

Her hits include ``She’s in Love With the Boy,″ ``Walkaway Joe,″ ``XXXs and OOOs (an American Girl)″ and ``Georgia Rain.″


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