COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1949, Hank Williams recorded "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It" and "I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'" during an afternoon session at the E.T. Herzog…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1977,three people were arrested by police in Memphis, Tennessee charged with attempting to steal the body of Elvis Presley, who had been buried at the local Forest Hill cemetery a week and a…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1994, Alan Jackson’s album, “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” was certified double platinum. Today in 1997, George Strait’s "Carryin' Your Love With Me" album was certified double platinum. Today in 1997, the album, "Evolution," by Martina McBride…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1979, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band reached number one on the country chart. Today in 1984, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Long, Hard Road" hit the top of the country…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1977, not long after being made an honorary police chief in Nashville, Waylon Jennings was arrested on cocaine charges. Today in 1977, Waylon Jennings was arrested during a recording session, along with his secretary, Lori…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1952, Kitty Wells became the first woman to reach #1 on the Billboard country chart with "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." Today in 1969, Johnny Cash climbed to #1 on the Billboard…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1968, George Jones and Tammy Wynette announced they were married, even though they didn't actually tie the knot until the following February. Today in 1980, Waylon Jennings' “Music Man” album was certified gold. Today in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1972, Elvis Presley’s “Burnin’ Love” debuted on the charts. It was “the King’s” final top 10 hit, and his final gold single. In 1992, Travis Tritt recorded “Burnin’ Love” for the “Honeymoon In Vegas”…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1981, the “Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ album by Willie Nelson was certified platinum. Today in 1971, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver was certified gold. Today in 1979, Mel Tillis was #1 on the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1976, the “Spirit” album by John Denver was certified gold. Today in 1977, the day after Elvis Presley's death, President Jimmy Carter issued the following statement, "Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part…
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