COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1969, Johnny Cash taped "Hello...I'm Johnny Cash,” the first of his ABC-TV weekly shows at the Ryman Auditorium, kicking off with "Folsom Prison Blues." The show, which featured guests Glen Campbell, Jeannie C.…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1963, five weeks after Patsy Cline was killed in a plane crash, her song “Sweet Dreams (Of You)” was released. Today in 1981, Ronnie Milsap recorded “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For The…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1932, Loretta Lynn was born in Butcher Holly, Kentucky. She was the first woman to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1972 and landed in the Country Music…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1959, George Jones’ “White Lightning” picked up his first #1 country single in Billboard magazine as a recording artist. Today in 1963, Bill Anderson’s “Still” reached #1 on Billboard’s country chart. Today in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1961, at the GRAMMYs, Marty Robbins won Best Country & Western Performance for “El Paso.” Today in 1972, Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium hosted the first Fan Fair. Today in 1980, Christy Pride hit the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1961, Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" entered the country charts. Today in 1987, the “Heartland” album by the Judds was certified gold. Today in 1988, George Strait released his number one single,…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1942, Glenn Walichs and songwriters Johnny Mercer and Buddy DeSylva formed Liberty Records in Hollywood. It was later renamed Capitol Records and known for hits by Keith Urban, Garth Brooks and Merle Haggard.…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1956, Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes” reached #1 on the Billboard country singles chart. Today in 1959, Marty Robbins recorded “El Paso” and “Big Iron” in at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1957, Brenda Lee made her debut on the country chart with "One Step at a Time." She was 12-years-old at the time, just a year younger than LeAnn Rimes was when she debuted…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1975, the single, "Thank God I'm A Country Boy," by John Denver entered the top 40 chart. Today in 1980, the Bellamy Brothers topped the country charts with "Sugar Daddy." Today in 1995,…
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