COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1980, actor George Burns hit the country charts with “I Wish I Was 18 Again.” Today in 1982, the “Christmas” album by Kenny Rogers was certified gold and platinum. Today in 1982, Juice…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1923, WBAP in Dallas became the first station west of the Mississippi River to broadcast country music, airing "The Radio Barn Dance." Today in 1953, Hank Williams' funeral drew more than 20,000 people in Montgomery,…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1950, Sam Phillips opened the Sun Recording Studio, originally known as the Memphis Recording Service, at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis. It became a site for sessions by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins…
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This day in Country Music History

· Today in 1950, Lefty Frizzell hit #1 on the Billboard country chart with his debut single, “If You’ve Got The Money I’ve Got The Time.” · Today in 1968, Tammy Wynette’s album, “Stand By…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1948, Hank Williams recorded “Lovesick Blues” in Cincinnati. Today in 1960, guitarist Chuck Mead was born in Missouri. He came one of the two lead vocalists in BR549. Today in 1973, Merle Haggard’s song “If We…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1974, Waylon Jennings' single, "Rainy Day Woman," entered the country charts Today in 1979, Willie Nelson made his movie debut with the film, "The Electric Horseman," which opened in theaters nationwide. His songs,…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1968, the album, "Harper Valley P.T.A.," by Jeannie C. Riley was certified gold. Today in 1986, Randy Travis became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Today in 1989, Charlie Daniels' single, "The Devil…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1947, "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Gene Autry entered the Top 40 chart. Today in 1980, Dolly Parton’s first movie, "9 to 5," premiered. It was a huge hit and the title song went…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1966, Tracy Byrd was born in Vidor, Texas. He emerged in 1993 to record a series of hits, including “Lifestyles Of The Not So Rich And Famous,” “Watermelon Crawl,” and “The Keeper Of The…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1961, Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John” became the first country song to go gold. Today in 1973, Lorrie Morgan gave her first performance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing "Paper Roses" at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.…
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