COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1977, not long after being made an honorary police chief in Nashville, Waylon Jennings was arrested on cocaine charges. Today in 1977, Waylon Jennings was arrested during a recording session, along with his secretary, Lori…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1952, Kitty Wells became the first woman to reach #1 on the Billboard country chart with "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." Today in 1969, Johnny Cash climbed to #1 on the Billboard…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1986, the album, "My Home's In Alabama," by Alabama was certified double platinum. Today in 1993, Little Texas topped the country charts with "What Might Have Been." Today in 1996, Billy Ray Cyrus released…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1972, Elvis Presley’s “Burnin’ Love” debuted on the charts. It was “the King’s” final top 10 hit, and his final gold single. In 1992, Travis Tritt recorded “Burnin’ Love” for the “Honeymoon In Vegas”…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1981, the “Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ album by Willie Nelson was certified platinum. Today in 1971, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver was certified gold. Today in 1979, Mel Tillis was #1 on the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1976, the “Spirit” album by John Denver was certified gold. Today in 1977, the day after Elvis Presley's death, President Jimmy Carter issued the following statement, "Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1969, Merle Haggard's blue-collar anthem "Workin' Man Blues" went to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart Today in 1977, Elvis Presley died in his bathroom at Graceland Mansion in Memphis. The most significant pop artist…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1988, Willie Nelson became the first artist ever to have an album spend 10 years on the Billboard country chart as "Stardust" logs its 520th Today in 1991, Brooks & Dunn's album, “Brand New Man,”…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1989, Patty Loveless notched her first #1 country single with "Timber, I'm Falling In Love." Today in 1993, Vince Gill racked up eight nominations and Alan Jackson got seven, as the Country Music Association unveiled…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1952, Hank Williams was fired from the Grand Ole Opry for unreliability due to alcoholism. Today in 1984, "That's The Thing About Love" by Don Williams topped the country charts. Today in 1989, Holly Dunn was…
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