COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1985, Alabama topped the chart for the 17th time with the single, "40 Hour Week.” Today in 1991, Trisha Yearwood hit #1 with the single, "She's In Love With The Boy." Today in 1992, the album, “Lyle…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1969, the single, "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town," by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition peaked at #6 on the pop singles chart. Today in 1980, Johnny Lee's single, "Lookin' For Love," entered…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1955, Johnny Cash records his first version of "Folsom Prison Blues," "Luther Played The Boogie" and "So Doggone Lonesome" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis. Today in 1985, Alabama became the first country act…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1972, Barbara Mandrell became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Today in 1981, the "Fancy Free" album by the Oak Ridge Boys was certified platinum. Today in 1992, Garth Brooks self-titled debut album was certified…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1957, Jerry Lee Lewis made his TV debut on "The Steve Allen Show," kicking his piano stool across the stage during "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On." Today in 1969, the album, “Tammy's Greatest Hits,”…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1963, "Ring Of Fire" by Johnny Cash peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart. Today in 1978, Emmylou Harris' “Elite Hotel” album was certified gold. Today in 1978, "Only One Love In My Life" by…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1968, Jeannie C. Riley recorded "Harper Valley PTA." Today in 1974, John Denver earned a gold record for his biggest hit, "Annie's Song." Today in 1990, Alabama's “Pass It On Down” album was certified gold. Today…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1977, Alabama debuted on the charts with their first single, “I Wanna Be With You Tonight.” Today in 1981, the Oak Ridge Boys’ album, “Fancy Free,” was certified gold. Today in 1990, the “Livin' It Up”…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1992, Patsy Cline's “Greatest Hits” collection was certified quadruple-platinum. Today in 1992, the Judds' album, “Why Not Me,” was certified double-platinum. Today in 1992, the “Read Between the Lines” album by Aaron Tippin was certified gold.…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1956, Johnny Cash earned his first #1 hit with "I Walk the Line." Today in 1975, Michael Martin Murphy's single, “Wildfire,” single is certified gold. Today in 1990, Marty Stuart scored his first top 10…
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