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80 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings Was Born In Littlefield, Texas

80 Years Ago: Waylon Jennings Was Born In Littlefield, Texas

On this date, June 15th, in 1937 Waylon Jennings, singer, songwriter, and musician was born in Littlefield, Texas Jennings, who once worked as a DJ, played bass with Buddy Holly, Jennings unintentionally missing flying with Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens on the ...

Rita Ballou

June 15th, 2017

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Ryman Auditorium Unveils Bill Monroe, Little Jimmy Dickens Statues

Ryman Auditorium Unveils Bill Monroe, Little Jimmy Dickens Statues

Two of the most profound musical innovators in country and bluegrass music will forever remain part of the Soul of Nashville with the installation today of life-size statues of Little Jimmy Dickens and Bill Monroe at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman, which is ...

Rita Ballou

June 9th, 2017

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John Anderson Receives Spotlight Exhibit At Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum

John Anderson Receives Spotlight Exhibit At Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum

When you look back at the history of Country Music, you will find many singers – but few stylists. One thing is for certain about the career of John Anderson. He falls in the latter category. The veteran Country performer, who has influenced countless artists since making ...

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June 7th, 2017

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Thirty Seven Years Ago: ‘Urban Cowboy’ Was Released In Theaters

Thirty Seven Years Ago: ‘Urban Cowboy’ Was Released In Theaters

On this date (June 6th) in 1980, the western romantic drama about the love-hate relationship between Buford Uan “Bud” Davis and Sissy was released in movie theaters. The film’s screenplay was adapted by Aaron Latham and James Bridges from an article by the ...

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June 6th, 2017

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Seventy Nine Years Ago: Johnny Paycheck Was Born In Ohio

Seventy Nine Years Ago: Johnny Paycheck Was Born In Ohio

Donald Eugene Lytle, better known by his stage name Johnny Paycheck, was born on this date in born Greenfield, Ohio in 1938. Multi-instrumentalist and Grand Ole Opry member most famous for recording the David Allan Coe song “Take This Job and Shove It”, Johnny ...

Rita Ballou

May 31st, 2017

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One Year Ago: Guy Clark Passes Away

One Year Ago: Guy Clark Passes Away

On this date, May 17th, in 2016, Grammy winner and legendary songwriter Guy Clark passed away at the age of 74. Guy Charles Clark November 6, 1941 – May 17, 2016 Grammy-winner, Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member, Academy of Country Music Poet’s Award honoree, and ...

Rita Ballou

May 17th, 2017

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Forty Two Years Ago: Gary Stewart Lands At #1 On Billboard Chart

Forty Two Years Ago: Gary Stewart Lands At #1 On Billboard Chart

On this date, (May 10th) back in 1975, Gary Stewart landed in the #1 spot with his signature song “She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles)”. The song was written by Wayne Carson and was released in March 1975 as the third and final ...

Rita Ballou

May 10th, 2017

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‘Don Williams In Ireland: The Gentle Giant In Concert’ Available On May 12th

‘Don Williams In Ireland: The Gentle Giant In Concert’ Available On May 12th

Though his millions of fans around the world were heartbroken recently to learn of his retirement from performing after five decades of touring, there is a silver lining. Soon, you will be able to witness the magic of Don Williams live in concert anytime you want – from your

Rita Ballou

May 10th, 2017

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Twenty Eight Years Ago: Keith Whitley Passes Away

Twenty Eight Years Ago: Keith Whitley Passes Away

On this date, May 9th, in 1989 country music singer Keith Whitley passed away at the age of 33. During his career, Whitley charted 19 singles on the Billboard country charts. Born in Ashland, Kentucky, Whitley grew up in nearby Sandy Hook, Kentucky. Whitley began his career ...

Rita Ballou

May 9th, 2017

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Loretta Lynn Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke

Loretta Lynn Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke

According to a post on her official website, country music legend Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke at her Hurricane Mills home Thursday night (May 4th) and was hospitalized in Nashville. The post reads: American country music legend Loretta Lynn was admitted into a hospital in

Rita Ballou

May 5th, 2017

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