COUNTRY HISTORY

This day in 2004: The 'Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic' benefits kids with Cancer

This day in 2004, Toby Keith’s first annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic took place at Belmar Golf Course in Norman, Oklahoma. The tournament benefit Ally’s House Charity, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is…
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May 23 - On This Day

In 2006 - Personal File was released, the 92nd album by the late American music icon Johnny Cash. The two CD set contained 49 unreleased tracks recorded between 1973 and 1982, which had been recovered from…
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May 22- On this Day

In 2011 - Reba McEntire was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame at a Medallion Ceremony that took place at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. She was inducted by one of her musical…
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May 21 - On This Day

In 1977 - Taken from his album Ol' Waylon, Waylon Jennings started a six week run at #1 on the US Country charts with "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)."
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May 20 - On this Day

In 1974, Freddy Fender was at #1 on the Country music album chart with his first album Before The Next Teardrop Falls. The album includes the #1 hits "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and "Wasted Days and…
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This day in 1980: Merle Haggard & Clint Eastwood makes their chart debut

Today in 1980, the single, "Bar Room Buddies," Merle Haggard and actor/director Clint Eastwood debuted on the charts. The song would become Clint’s first and only #1 and Merle’s 25th of 38 number ones. It…
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This day in 1986, Johnny Paycheck found guilty of shooting a man after an argument in an Ohio bar.

This day in 1986, Johnny Paycheck was found guilty of shooting and wounding a man after an argument in an Ohio bar. Paycheck walked into the North High Lounge in Hillsboro, Ohio. The bar was…
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This day in 2003: June Carter Cash passes away

This day in 2003: June Carter Cash died in Nashville at the age of 73. She had been in the hospital for eight days following heart surgery. She had developed complications following the operation, and…
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This day in 2011: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert get hitched

This day in 2011: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were married at the Don Strange Ranch near Boerne, Texas, in front of Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride and The Bellamy Brothers. Fast forward to…
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This day in 2011: Tim McGraw is sued by his record label

This day in 2011: Tim McGraw was sued for breach of contract by Curb Records, which claimed that he recorded his "Emotional Traffic" album too soon after the previous release. Tim had also filed a…
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