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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1962, Loretta Lynn joined the Grand Ole Opry. Today in 1965, the Statler Brothers made their chart debut with "Flowers On The Wall". In 2000, Eric Heatherly brought the classic back to life…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1962, Hall of Famers Flatt and Scruggs recorded "The Ballad of Jed Clampett.” It went on to become the theme song of the TV series, “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Today in 1977, just one…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1972, the single, “Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me,” by Mac Davis was at #1 on the pop singles chart. Today in 1974, the Mac Davis album, “Stop & Smell The Roses,” was…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1939, Gene Autry's "Back In The Saddle Again" was released. Today in 1976, Willie Nelson released “The Troublemaker” album. Today in 1979, "Just Good Ol' Boys" (not the theme for “Dukes of Hazzard,”…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1990, The Internal Revenue Service placed liens totaling $16.7-million on Willie Nelson's property to guarantee that he paid $6.5-million in back taxes. Today in 1993, Garth Brooks' self-titled debut album was certified for…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1947, Carnegie Hall hosted its first country music show with Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff as headliners. Today in 1981, George Jones' “I Am What I Am” album was certified gold. Today in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1960, Loretta Lynn made her Grand Ole Opry debut. Today in 1977, Reba McEntire made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry. She performed “Invitation to the Blues.” Today in 1996, Alabama released…
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On this day in 1991: Willie Nelson gets hitched

On this day in 1991, Willie Nelson married makeup artist Ann-Marie D'Angelo. The couple, who met on the set of Nelson's 1986 movie, “Red Headed Stranger,” has two sons.
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1957, Patsy Cline married Charlie Dick. Today in 1972, Merle Haggard's The Best Of The Best Of Merle Haggard album was released. Today in 1978, Kenny Rogers' “Love Of Something Like It” album…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1976, Waylon Jennings scored six nominations and Willie Nelson picked up five as the Country Music Association announces the finalists for its annual awards in Nashville. Today in 1979, Kenny Rogers received a…
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