COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1978, "Here You Come Again" was certified as Dolly Parton's first gold single. Today in 1980, the album, "A Christmas Together," by John Denver & The Muppets was certified gold and platinum. Today in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1968, Merle Haggard recorded “The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde” at the Capitol recording Studio on Hollywood. The song was inspired by the Warren Beatty film. Today in 1970, Tom T. Hall jumped to the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1958, twenty-year-old Merle Haggard was convicted of second-degree burglary, after a botched break-in attempt at a Bakersfield, California nightclub. He served two years and nine months in prison at San Quentin, and he…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1956, Elvis’ first single, "Heartbreak Hotel" was released. Today in 1979, Johnny Horton recorded “The Battle of New Orleans.” Today in 1973, Tom Hall reached #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “(Old Dogs-Children And)…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1947, Hank Williams wrote the song “I Saw The Light.” Today in 1979, "The Dukes Of Hazzard,” starring Tom Wopat, John Schneider and Catherine Bach, debuted on CBS. Waylon Jennings narrated the show and…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1982, Kenny Rogers won three trophies in pop and country at the American Music Awards. Willie Nelson, Barbara Mandrell, Anne Murray, and The Oak Ridge Boys also won country awards. Today in 1988, Randy Travis…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1953, Hank Williams’ “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive” was #1 on the charts, several weeks after his death. Today in 1981, Dolly Parton’s “9 To 5” reached the top of the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1969, Elvis Presley recorded the song “Suspicious Minds” at the American Studios in Memphis. Today in 1987, “Whoever’s in New England” by Reba McEntire became a gold album. Today in 1990, the album “Killin’ Time” by…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1971, Jerry Lee Lewis makes his Grand Ole Opry debut – and broke two promises: that he wouldn’t sing rock & roll, and wouldn’t swear. The set list included "Another Place, Another Time,"…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1974, Tom T. Hall tops the Billboard country singles list with his own list of favorite things, "I Love.” Today in 1990, Reba McEntire's first movie, the sci-fi picture "Tremors," debuts, with Kevin Bacon in…
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