COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1960, “He’ll Have To Go” by Jim Reeves got a number one spot in Billboard magazine. Today in 1996, Travis Titt proposed to Theresa Nelson. Today in 1997, “It’s A Little Too Late” by Mark Chesnutt…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1963, Patsy Cline recorded in a studio for the last time, cutting “He Called Me Baby.” Her last song in the studio was “I’ll Sail My Ship Alone.” Today in 1994, at the American Music…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1963, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs made their first on-screen appearance on the CBS sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” in order to sing their new song, “Pearl Pearl Pearl.” They had already been performing…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1958, Johnny Cash hit the top of the charts with “Ballad of a Teenage Queen.” Today in 1959, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens all died in a plane crash near…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1974, Dolly Parton's "Jolene" went to #1 on the Billboard country chart. Today in 1981, George Strait records his first hit, "Unwound," at Music City Music Hall in Nashville. Today in 1985, Charlie Daniels hosted Volunteer…
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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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