COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1952, Hank and Billie Jean Williams repeated their wedding vows onstage in New Orleans. Today in 1963, Buck Owens attained the #1 spot on the Billboard country singles chart with "Love's Gonna Live Here." Today…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1983, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton received a gold single for “Islands In The Stream.” Today in 1984, Mickey Gilley was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Today in 1997, Deana Carter…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1968, Glen Campbell’s albums, "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," and "Gentle On My Mind" were certified gold. Today in 1979, the album, "Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson," was released. Today in 1989,…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1946, Grandpa Jones wed Ramona Riggins. Today in 1957, Elvis Presley's single, "Jailhouse Rock," was released. Today in 1967, Tammy Wynette had her first solo #1 country hit with “I Don't Wanna Play House.” Today in 1969, the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1975, Minnie Pearl was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Today in 1975, John Denver was named Entertainer of the Year at the ninth annual CMA Awards. The award presentation didn’t exactly go…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1981, the 15th annual CMA Awards were held. In a history-making move, Barbara Mandrell won Female Vocalist honors as well as Entertainer of the Year for the second year in a row (she was…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1981, Willie Nelson recorded "Always On My Mind" and "The Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning" at his Pedernales Studio outside of Austin, Texas. Today in 1981, the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame…
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This day in Country Music History

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

Today in 1978, Merle Haggard married fellow country singer, Leona Williams. Today in 1984, the movie, "Songwriter," starring Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson premiered in Nashville. Today in 1986, the Judds’ album, “Rockin' with the Rhythm,” was certified…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1983, George Strait's “Right Or Wrong” album was released. Today in 1990, Alan Jackson made his Grand Ole Opry debut. Today in 1990, Garth Brooks became the 65th member of the Grand Ole Opry. The same day,…
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