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LITTLE RICHARD TO PLAY FOR THE COUNTRY CROWD

Good golly, Miss Molly - Little Richard is going to pound the ivories for the country crowd.

The Country Music Association said Wednesday that the flamboyant rock 'n' roll pioneer will sing Oct. 5 on its awards show, broadcast on CBS from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn.Richard will join Tanya Tucker in a rendition of "Somethin' Else," their collaboration on "Rhythm, Country & Blues."