COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in Country Music History

Today in 1968, George Jones and Tammy Wynette announced they were married, even though they didn't actually tie the knot until the following February. Today in 1980, Waylon Jennings' “Music Man” album was certified gold. Today in…
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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 1935, Patsy Montana recorded "I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart" in New York 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…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1957, the Everly Brothers recorded "Wake Up Little Susie" at the Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission studios in Nashville. Today in 1991, Vince Gill and Alan Jackson lead the way in the 25th annual…
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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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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1971, a summit meeting of past and present stars of country music took place at Woodland Studios in Nashville as recording began on “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” a triple album released in 1972…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1967, Bobbie Gentry released her only hit: "Ode to Billy Joe." Today in 1972, "Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me," by Mac Davis entered the Top 40 chart. Today in 1989, Dolly Parton's single, "Why'd You…
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