COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1925, WSM first broadcast the radio show "Barn Dance," the program that eventually became the Grand Ole Opry. Today in 1964, Connie Smith's debut single, "Once A Day," landed at #1 position on the Billboard…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1973, Charlie Rich earned his first gold album with, “Behind Closed Doors.” Today in 1980, William Lee Golden of The Oak Ridge Boys stopped trimming his beard. Today in 1993, Joe Diffie joined the Grand Ole…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1972, the "Garden Party" single by Ricky Nelson was certified gold. Today in 1973, Charlie Rich’s single, “Behind Closed Doors,” topped the country singles chart – it was also his first top 20 pop chart…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1984, Suzy Bogguss moved to Nashville from Illinois. Today in 1986, Lorrie Morgan married Keith Whitley. Today in 1990, Garth Brooks and Patty Loveless road floats down Broadway in New York during the…
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This day in Country Music News

Today in 1955, in a deal engineered by Colonel Tom Parker, RCA Records bought Elvis Presley's contract and master tapes from Sam Phillips' Sun Records for $35,000. The papers were signed at the Sun Recording Studio…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1961, “Big Bad John” took Jimmy Dean to #1 on the Billboard country chart. Today in 1974, Dierks Bentley was born in Phoenix, Arizona. His career debuted in 2003. Today in 1986, ex-smoker Chet Atkins was…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1994, Kathy Mattea's album, “A Collection Of Hits,” was certified platinum. Today in 1994, Sammy Kershaw's “Feeling Good Train” album was certified gold. The same day his “Haunted Heart” project was certified platinum. Today in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1955, Johnny Cash made his first chart appearance with the single, "Cry Cry Cry." Today in 1968, the single, "Wichita Lineman," by Glen Campbell entered the Top 40 chart. In 1997, Dwight Yoakam…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1980, Kenny Rogers topped the pop singles chart with "Lady." Today in 1985, the "Alabama Christmas" album was certified gold and platinum simultaneously. Today in 1987, the "Best Of Reba McEntire" album was released. Today in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1977, the single, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," by Crystal Gayle was certified gold. Today in 1977, Crystal Gayle's "We Must Believe In Magic" album was certified gold. Today in 1989,…
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