COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in in 1953: Hank Williams tops the charts

Today in 1953, Hank Williams' “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive” was #1 on the charts. Meant to be a humorous song, as evidenced by its ironic title and chorus, the composition took…
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This day in 2005: Big Kenny gets hitched

Today in 2005, Big & Rich’s Big Kenny Alphin married his wardrobe stylist Christiev Carothers, whom he met on the video shoot of Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman.”
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This day in 1990: Randy Travis cleans up at the American Music Awards

Today in 1990, for the third straight year Randy Travis lead country winners at the American Music Awards with three awards. Other country winners included Reba McEntire, Alabama and Clint Black.
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This day in 1957: Patsy Cline gets her first big break

Today in 1957, Patsy Cline got her first big break when she performed on “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.” She sang her classic, "Walking After Midnight," and was signed to a recording contract by Decca Records…
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This day in in 1971, Jerry Lee Lewis makes his Grand Ole Opry debut

Today in 1971, Jerry Lee Lewis makes his Grand Ole Opry debut – and broke two promises: that he wouldn’t sing rock & roll, and wouldn’t swear. The set list included "Another Place, Another Time,"…
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This day in 2000: Garth Brooks is named "Artist of the Decade"

Today in 2000, Garth Brooks was named Artist of the Decade for the '90s during the American Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. He also won trophies for Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite…
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This day in 1999: Trisha Yearwood joins the Grand Ole Opry

This day in 1999, Trisha Yearwood received a special proposal while making a guest appearance on the historic Ryman Auditorium stage. Grand Ole Opry member and segment host, Ricky Skaggs, invited her to become the…
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This day in 1992: Johnny Cash is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Today in 1992, Johnny Cash was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Cash was alongside with Booker T. & The MGs, Jimi Hendrix, Sam & Dave, Bobby…
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This day in 1976: Glen Campbell and "Rhinestone Cowboy" score four Grammy nods

Today in 1976, Glen Campbell and "Rhinestone Cowboy” scored four GRAMMY nominations, including Record of the Year. "Rhinestone Cowboy" was written by Larry Weiss and it appeared on Weiss' 1974 20th Century Records album Black…
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This day in 1968: Johnny Cash records the live album, "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison"

Today in 1968, Johnny Cash recorded the live album, "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison" in California – he remade "Folsom Prison Blues" in the process. Also on hand – June Carter, The Carter Family, Carl…
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