COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1959, "The Battle Of New Orleans" won Song of the Year for composer Jimmy Driftwood and Best Country & Western Performance for Johnny Horton during the second annual GRAMMY Awards. Today in 1960, "Are…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1925, WSM first broadcast the radio show "Barn Dance," the program that eventually became the Grand Ole Opry. Today in 1964, Connie Smith's debut single, "Once A Day," landed at #1 position on the Billboard…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1968, Glen Campbell began work on his classic song, “Galveston,” at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. The song was completed on January 9th, 1969. Today in 1997, one day after its release, Garth Brooks' "Sevens"…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1967, Jack Greene became the first country star to appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Today in 1968, Tammy Wynette was sittin’ pretty at #1 in Billboard with "Stand By Your…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1984, Suzy Bogguss moved to Nashville from Illinois. Today in 1986, Lorrie Morgan married Keith Whitley. Today in 1990, Garth Brooks and Patty Loveless road floats down Broadway in New York during the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1980, Kenny Rogers topped the pop singles chart with "Lady." Today in 1985, the "Alabama Christmas" album was certified gold and platinum simultaneously. Today in 1987, the "Best Of Reba McEntire" album was released. Today in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1977, the single, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," by Crystal Gayle was certified gold. Today in 1977, Crystal Gayle's "We Must Believe In Magic" album was certified gold. Today in 1989,…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1993, Dolly Parton launched her new line of cosmetics at her Dollywood theme park in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains. Today in 1995, Deana Carter married Chris DiCroce. The couple has since gone their separate ways. Today…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1956, “Billboard's” annual DJ's Poll found that Elvis Presley was the most-played country artist and male artist overall. Today in 1969, Gene Autry's “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” recording is certified gold. Today in 1973, David…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1929, Jimmie Rodgers began production on his only movie, "The Singing Brakeman," a ten-minute short filmed in Camden, New Jersey. Today in 1962, Roy Acuff became the first living member inducted into the Country Music…
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