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Thirty Nine Years Ago: Waylon Jennings Releases ‘I’ve Always Been Crazy’

Thirty Nine Years Ago: Waylon Jennings Releases ‘I’ve Always Been Crazy’

On this date in 1978, RCA released Waylon Jennings’ I’ve Always Been Crazy album. The record was produced by Jennings and Waylon’s drummer Richie Albright with a cast of players that included Tony Joe White, Ralph Mooney, Carter Robertson, Reggie Young, and

Rita Ballou

July 18th, 2017

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Happy Birthday, Ricky Skaggs!

Happy Birthday, Ricky Skaggs!

On this date, July 18th, in 1954, American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer Ricky Skaggs was born in Cordell, Kentucky. He started playing music at age 5 after he was given a mandolin by his father, Hobert. At age 6, he played mandolin and sang ...

Rita Ballou

July 18th, 2017

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Charley Pride Celebrates Release Of ‘Music In My Heart’

Charley Pride Celebrates Release Of ‘Music In My Heart’

Country icon Charley Pride is back with his brand new album, Music In My Heart, which is available now. The project serves as Pride’s first album in more than six years, and is released via Music City Records. The highly anticipated project features 13 new studio recordings ...

Rita Ballou

July 10th, 2017

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Thirty Seven Years Ago: George Jones Hit #1 With ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’

Thirty Seven Years Ago: George Jones Hit #1 With ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’

On this date, July 5th, in 1980, George Jones took his signature song, “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart. “He Stopped Loving Her Today” has been named in several surveys as the greatest country song of all ...

Rita Ballou

July 5th, 2017

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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 ...

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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 ...

Rita Ballou

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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