COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1941, the town of Berwyn, Oklahoma officially changed its name to Gene Autry, Oklahoma. Today in 1955, the first country music show on New York City's famed Broadway began a one-week run at the Palace…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1947, Eddy Arnold reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart with "I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)." It spends a total of 21 weeks at the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1970, "The Johnny Cash Show" album was released. Today in 1970, Loretta Lynn's signature song, "Coal Miner's Daughter," first hit the charts. Today in 1971, the Johnny Cash album, "Portrait/His Greatest Hits Vol. 2," was released.…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1939, Bill Monroe joined the Grand Ole Opry. Today in 1969, the “Suspicious Minds” single by Elvis Presley was certified gold. Today in 1991, the album, “Sticks And Stones,” by Tracy Lawrence was released. Today in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1994, Mark Chesnutt earned a platinum album for “Almost Goodbye.” Today in 1997, Clint Black’s “Nothing But the Taillights” was certified gold. Today in 1997, Johnny Cash announced he had a form of Parkinson's disease.…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1969, Waylon Jennings married his wife, Jessi Colter. Today in 1976, Charlie Daniels' "Fire On The Mountain" album was released. Today in 1978, Anne Murray's "You Needed Me" single was certified gold. Today in 1993, the video,…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1984, Alabama became the first country group to go triple-platinum, with the "Feels So Right" and "Mountain Music" albums each certified for shipment of three million copies. The albums "Roll On" and "The Closer…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1975, John Denver's "Rocky Mountain Christmas" album was certified gold. Today in 1980, the albums, "The Best Of Eddie Rabbitt" and "Horizon," by Eddie Rabbitt were both certified gold. Today in 1981, Juice…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1957, the Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock" premiered. Today in 1968, Nashville's top Country Music Awards go to Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P.T.A." for best song and to "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" for…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1957, the Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock" premiered. Today in 1968, Nashville's top Country Music Awards go to Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P.T.A." for best song and to "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" for…
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