COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1975, "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart – two weeks after it topped the country charts. Today in 1980, Johnny Lee's "Looking For Love" which was featured in…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1981, Juice Newton’s single, “Queen of Hearts,” was certified gold. Today in 1989, Randy Travis crossed a Las Vegas Musicians Union picket line to begin a three-night series of shows at Bally's. Today in 1983, the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today In 1956, Elvis Presley buys his mother a pink Cadillac while in Los Angeles to record. Today In 1974, John Denver closed a one-week stand at Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre, where he recorded the…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1968, the single, "Harper Valley P.T.A.," by Jeannie C. Riley, entered the Top 40 chart. Today in 1993, Tracy Lawrence's “Alibis” album was certified platinum. Today in 1993, Garth Brooks announced that he wanted to make…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1949, Hank Williams recorded "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It" and "I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'" during an afternoon session at the E.T. Herzog…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1977,three people were arrested by police in Memphis, Tennessee charged with attempting to steal the body of Elvis Presley, who had been buried at the local Forest Hill cemetery a week and a…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1994, Alan Jackson’s album, “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” was certified double platinum. Today in 1997, George Strait’s "Carryin' Your Love With Me" album was certified double platinum. Today in 1997, the album, "Evolution," by Martina McBride…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1979, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band reached number one on the country chart. Today in 1984, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Long, Hard Road" hit the top of the country…
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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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