COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

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 Country Music History

Today in 1974, Tom T. Hall tops the Billboard country singles list with his own list of favorite things, "I Love.” Today in 1990, Reba McEntire's first movie, the sci-fi picture "Tremors," debuts, with Kevin Bacon in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1986, Dan Seals' nostalgic "Bop" goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart. Today in 2001, inaugural celebrations for President George W. Bush in Washington, D.C., included performances by Lorrie Morgan, Sammy Kershaw, Lee…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1972, a section of Memphis' Highway 51 South was renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard. The road passes in front of Graceland. Today in 1973, Epic released Charlie Rich's "Behind Closed Doors” Today in 1976, "Country Boy…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1953, Bill Monroe suffered 19 broken bones in a head-on collision on Highway 31 near White House, Tennessee. He still managed to get out of the car and pull another passenger, Bessie Lee Mauldin,…
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This day in Country Music History

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 Perkins…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1992, Garth Brooks rose to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Unanswered Prayers" Today in 1993, Marty Stuart earned his first-ever gold album for “This One’s Gonna Hurt You.” Today in 1993, the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1964, Roger Miller recorded "Dang Me" and "Chug-A-Lug" in Nashville at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio. Today in 1967, Johnny Cash & June Carter recorded the classic, "Jackson," at the Columbia Recording Studios in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1960, Patsy Cline became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Today in 1961, Johnny Horton’s “North to Alaska” reached #1 in Billboard. Today in 1982, a five-mile stretch of Gallatin Road in Hendersonville, Tennessee was renamed the Johnny…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1957, Elvis Presley made his final appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Today in 1958, Jerry Lee Lewis grabbed the #1 spot on the Billboard country singles chart with “Great Balls Of Fire.” Today in…
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