COUNTRY HISTORY

January 18: On this day

On this day in 1979, Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country music album chart with the double set, "Willie and Family Live."  Recorded live at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe, Nevada in April 1978…
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January 17: On this day

On this day in 1986, Reba McEntire became a member of the Grand Ole Opry show in Nashville, Tennessee, and has been a member ever since.
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January 16: On this day

Born on this day in 1943 in Robbinsville, North Carolina, was Ronnie Milsap, country music singer and pianist. He became country music's first well-known blind singer, and one of the most successful and versatile country…
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January 15: On this day

On this day in 2010, Charlie Daniels was rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke while snowmobiling in Colorado. He recovered and was released two days later.
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January 14: On this day

On this day in 1976, Glen Campbell's signature song "Rhinestone Cowboy" was up for nominations for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song as well as for Record of the Year, (but didn't win). Written by…
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January 11: On this day

On this day in 1967, Johnny Cash and June Carter recorded their duet “Jackson”, which went on to win the couple a Grammy Award in 1968 for Best Country & Western Performance Duet. Written in 1963 by Billy…
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January 10: On this day

On this day in 1962 Patsy Cline released “She’s Got You” as the follow-up to her last hit “Crazy”. Penned by Hank Cochran, the single peaked at #1 on the Country charts and has since been…
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January 9: On this day

Born on this day in 1951, Crystal Gayle, singer, songwriter, (1977 US No.2 & UK No.5 single 'Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue').
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January 8: On this day

Born on this day in 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, was Elvis Presley. Before emerging as the "King of Rock & Roll," Presley made inroads in country, where he returned during his latter years. He…
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January 7: On this day

Born on this day in 1974 was John Rich, country music singer-songwriter. From 1992 to 1998, he was a member of the country music band Lonestar, in which he played bass guitar and alternated with…
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