COUNTRY HISTORY

October 22: On this day

On this day in 1968, Glen Campbell was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with his sixth studio release, Gentle on My Mind. The title track written by John Hartford, won two 1968 Grammy Awards and…
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October 19: On this day

Born on this day in 1968 was Rodney Scott Carrington, an American stand-up comedian, actor, and country music artist. He has released six major-label studio albums and a greatest-hits package.  Rodney will be performing at…
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October 18: On this day

On this day in 1980,  Born on this day was Josh Gracin, country music singer who is a former member of the United States Marine Corps. He first gained public attention as the fourth-place finalist on…
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October 17: On this day

On this day in 1958, Born on this day in Newnan, Georgia, was Alan Jackson, country music singer, who has recorded over a dozen studio albums. More than 50 of his singles have appeared on Billboard's list of…
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October 16: On this day

On this day in 1961, Decca records released "Crazy" by Patsy Cline. The ballad, composed by Willie Nelson gave Cline a #2 country hit in 1962. Nelson originally wrote the song for country singer Billy Walker,…
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October 15: On this day

 On this day in 1960,Loretta Lynn made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. In a press conference she said, "I've played in a million places, but the Grand Ole Opry is different." Lynn…
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October 11: On this day

Born on this day in 1932 near McMinnville, Tennessee, was Dottie West, country music singer and songwriter. Along with Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, West is considered one of the genre's most influential and groundbreaking…
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October 10: On this day

Born on this day in 1958 in Seminole, Texas, was Tanya Tucker, female country music artist who had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13 and hit songs such as…
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October 9: On this day

On this day in 1973, Elvis and Priscilla Presley were granted a divorce after six and half years of marriage. She was given property along with $725,000 and an additional $4,200 a month for the support…
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October 8: On this day

On this day in 2011, Rascal Flatts were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by American country music singer Little Jimmy Dickens, (famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11", and his rhinestone-studded outfits).
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