COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1965, Ernest Tubb was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Today in 1991, "The Patsy Cline Collection" album was released. Today in 1992, Mark Chesnutt’s second album, "Longnecks and Short Stories," went gold. Today…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1957, the Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock" premiered. Today in 1968, Nashville's top Country Music Awards go to Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P.T.A." for best song and to "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" for…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1951, Hank Williams signed a movie contract with MGM. Today in 1955, a little known singer, Elvis Presley, played at a sock hop at Brooklyn High School (a Cleveland suburb) in his first appearance outside…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1952, Hank and Billie Jean Williams repeated their wedding vows onstage in New Orleans. Today in 1963, Buck Owens attained the #1 spot on the Billboard country singles chart with "Love's Gonna Live Here." Today…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1983, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton received a gold single for “Islands In The Stream.” Today in 1984, Mickey Gilley was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Today in 1997, Deana Carter…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1960, Loretta Lynn makes her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing "I'm A Honky Tonk Girl" at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. She receives an invitation to tour with Johnny Horton, but…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1946, Grandpa Jones wed Ramona Riggins. Today in 1957, Elvis Presley's single, "Jailhouse Rock," was released. Today in 1967, Tammy Wynette had her first solo #1 country hit with “I Don't Wanna Play House.” Today in 1969, the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1975, Minnie Pearl was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Today in 1975, John Denver was named Entertainer of the Year at the ninth annual CMA Awards. The award presentation didn’t exactly go…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1981, the 15th annual CMA Awards were held. In a history-making move, Barbara Mandrell won Female Vocalist honors as well as Entertainer of the Year for the second year in a row (she was…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1981, Willie Nelson recorded "Always On My Mind" and "The Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning" at his Pedernales Studio outside of Austin, Texas. Today in 1981, the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame…
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