COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1976, "All The Love In The World" album by Mac Davis was certified gold. Today in 1977, Waylon Jennings topped the charts with the single, "Luchenbach, Texas." Today in 1983, John Conlee topped the charts…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1989, Alabama scored a #1 hit with the single, "If I Had You." Today in 1994, "The Video Collection" by Billy Ray Cyrus was certified platinum. Today in 1994, Toby Keith's "Wish I Didn't Know Now"…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1980, the single, "Bar Room Buddies," Merle Haggard and actor/director Clint Eastwood debuted on the charts. The song would become Clint’s first and only #1 and Merle’s 25th of 38 #1s. Today in 1991, Diamond Rio…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1981, George Strait made his debut on the country chart with his first single, “Unwound.” Garth Brooks has said many times, “When I heard 'Unwound,' that was when I decided what I wanted…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1918, Eddy Arnold was born in Henderson, Tennessee. He was called the Tennessee Plowboy in his solid recordings and shifted into string-laden recordings in the 1960s. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1984, the Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson single, "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" went gold. Today in 1990, "The Very Best of Conway Twitty" album was certified platinum. Today in 1991, Alan Jackson’s album,…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1955, Elvis Presley's performance at Jacksonville, Florida, whipped the audience into such a frenzy that it resulted in a riot. In fact, things were so out of control, most of his clothing was torn…
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A Weird Old Song by Johnny Cash Called "The Chicken in Black" Is Blowing Up on TikTok

Have you ever heard Johnny Cash's song, "The Chicken in Black"?  It was one of the sillier songs he ever wrote. The basic premise is Johnny needs a brain transplant, so they give him the brain of a…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1952, Hank Thompson took over the #1 position in the Billboard country chart with “The Wild Side Of Life.” Today in 1962, Johnny Cash played prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York, supporting on the bill…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1975, John Denver’s single, "Thank God I'm A Country Boy," topped the country charts. Today in 1989, Keith Whitley was found dead of alcohol poisoning in his Nashville home. Sadly, his career had just…
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