COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1969, Loretta Lynn recorded her signature song, “Coal Miner's Daughter.” Today in 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared October to be Country Music Month. Today in 1990, Garth Brooks’ self-titled debut album was certified…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1950, WSM-AM radio's country music showcase, "Grand Ole Opry," was telecast for the first time. Today in 1977, Elvis Presley’s “Welcome To My World” album was certified gold. Today in 1984, the album,…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1976, Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested. He was celebrating his birthday by popping off a few rounds on his .357 Magnum. Two of those rounds hit bass player Butch Owens square in the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1928, the first recording session in Nashville took place at the YMCA. One of the first acts to be recorded was Warmack's Gully Jumpers. Today in 1956, RCA Records credited Elvis Presley with…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1962, Loretta Lynn joined the Grand Ole Opry. Today in 1965, the Statler Brothers made their chart debut with "Flowers On The Wall". In 2000, Eric Heatherly brought the classic back to life…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1962, Hall of Famers Flatt and Scruggs recorded "The Ballad of Jed Clampett.” It went on to become the theme song of the TV series, “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Today in 1977, just one…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1972, the single, “Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me,” by Mac Davis was at #1 on the pop singles chart. Today in 1974, the Mac Davis album, “Stop & Smell The Roses,” was…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1939, Gene Autry's "Back In The Saddle Again" was released. Today in 1976, Willie Nelson released “The Troublemaker” album. Today in 1979, "Just Good Ol' Boys" (not the theme for “Dukes of Hazzard,”…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1990, The Internal Revenue Service placed liens totaling $16.7-million on Willie Nelson's property to guarantee that he paid $6.5-million in back taxes. Today in 1993, Garth Brooks' self-titled debut album was certified for…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1947, Carnegie Hall hosted its first country music show with Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff as headliners. Today in 1981, George Jones' “I Am What I Am” album was certified gold. Today in…
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