COUNTRY HISTORY

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 sales of…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1973, a day after Gram Parsons died, his body was stolen during transfer at the Los Angeles International Airport, then taken to Joshua Tree, where it was burned, in accordance with his request. Road…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1970, Crystal Gayle hit the country charts for the first time with "I've Cried The Blue Right Out of My Eyes." Her sister, Loretta Lynn, wrote the song. Today in 1981, Lee Greenwood made his…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1967, Tammy Wynette scored her #1 hit when she topped the “Billboard” country singles chart with “My Elusive Dreams,” her duet with David Houston. Today in 1985, the “Alabama Christmas” album by Alabama was released.…
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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 star in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1980, as a result of a television report on ABC-TV’s “20/20,” the official case surrounding the 1977 death of Elvis Presley was reopened. Today in 1986, Eddie Rabbitt and Juice Newton's single, “Both To Each…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1956, Elvis Presley made his first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." He sang four songs, including "Love Me Tender" and "Don't Be Cruel," shot only from the waist up (because of his naughty…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1973, he's been this far several times: Conway Twitty reached #1 in Billboard with "You've Never Been This Far Before." Today in 1979, Conway Twitty hit the top of the charts with “I May Never Get…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1955, Elvis Presley topped the country charts with his most successful release on Sun Records, "I Forgot To Remember To Forget." Here's a fun fact for you – Elvis made five singles for Sun…
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