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This Day in Country Music History

1911: Prominent recording executive Stephen H. Sholes is born in Washington, D.C. Sholes was responsible for recruiting such talent as Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, The Browns, Hank Locklin, Homer and Jethro, Hank Snow, Jim Reeves, and Pee Wee King. In 1955, he signed Elvis Presley for RCA Victor.

1944: Country musician Moe Bandy is born in Meridian, Mississippi. Bandy had the 1974 Country Top 10 album It Was Always So Easy and the 1979 Country #1 hit “I Cheated Me Right Out of You.”

1999: Clint Black is #1 on the US Country Music Album Chart with his debut album, Killin’ Time.

2008: Tom T. Hall is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Willie Nelson Agrees to Pay 9 Million to IRS

1946: The Bellamy Brothers singer/songwriter Howard Bellamy is born in Darby, Florida.

1960: Loretta Lynn signs her first contract with Zero Records.

1974: “Jolene” scores Dolly Parton her second #1 country hit single. Parton says that the inspiration for the story was a tall, red-headed bank teller whom Parton believed was flirting with her husband, and her husband’s apparent vulnerability to the teller’s charm.

1986: Country music artist Blaine Larsen is born in Tacoma, Washington.

1992: “A Jukebox with a Country Song” by Doug Stone sits at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart. This was Stone’s second chart-topper.

1993: Willie Nelson (pictured) agrees to pay $9 million of the $16.7 million he owes the IRS.

2007: Country musician Terry McMillan, who played harmonica and percussion, dies at the age of 53. He worked with powerhouse artists such as Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Kenny Chesney, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Trisha Yearwood, and the Dixie Chicks.

Dolly Parton is Born

This Day in Country Music History, January 19

2017: Toby Keith sings “American Soldier,” “Made In America,” “Beer For My Horses” and “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., during an inaugural concert for president-elect Donald Trump. Lee Greenwood does “God Bless The U.S.A.” with Tim Rushlow, Richie McDonald and Larry Stewart.

2016: Big Machine releases Tim McGraw’s “Humble And Kind” to radio.

2012: Eric Church kicks off his first arena headlining tour in Fort Smith, Arkansas, with opening acts Brantley Gilbert, Sonia Leigh and The Cadillac Black, a band that’s later renamed The Cadillac Three.

2011: Jason Aldean earns a gold single from the RIAA for “My Kinda Party”.

2010: Shania Twain is featured as a guest judge on FOX-TV’s “American Idol” during the season’s third episode.

1993: Kenny Rogers and Trisha Yearwood perform in “The Presidential Inaugural Gala” a day before Bill Clinton takes office. Others on the bill include Fleetwood Mac, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Chuck Berry and Elton John.

1990: Reba McEntire’s first movie, the sci-fi picture “Tremors,” debuts, with Kevin Bacon in the leading role.

1963: Black gold, Texas tea and Flatt & Scruggs: “The Ballad Of Jed Clampett” goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.

1946: Dolly Parton is born in Sevier County, Tennessee. First gaining attention as a duet partner with Porter Wagoner, she melds a big personality with talents in performing, writing and acting on her way into in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1939: Phil Everly, of The Everly Brothers, is born in Chicago. Along with older brother Don, The Everlys’ harmonies become an influential sound, gaining them membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.



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