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Fifty Nine Years Ago: Alan Jackson Was Born In Newnan, Georgia

Fifty Nine Years Ago: Alan Jackson Was Born In Newnan, Georgia

On this date in 1958, Alan Jackson is born in Newnan, Georgia. The first artist signed to Arista Records’ country division in 1989, he became a traditional icon thanks to such hits as “Chattahoochee,” “Gone Country” and “Where Were You ...

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October 17th, 2017

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Forty Two Years Ago: Freddy Fender’s ‘Wasted Days And Wasted Nights’ Goes Gold

Forty Two Years Ago: Freddy Fender’s ‘Wasted Days And Wasted Nights’ Goes Gold

On this date, September 18th, in 1975, Freddy Fender earned a a gold single with the song “Wasted Days And Wasted Nights”. Fender wrote and recorded the song for Duncan Records in 1959, during the early stages of his career. Fender re-recorded the song in 1975 ...

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September 18th, 2017

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John Conlee Honored With Legend Award From The Kentucky Country Music Association

John Conlee Honored With Legend Award From The Kentucky Country Music Association

Country legend and Kentucky native John Conlee was recently awarded the first ever Legends Award by the Kentucky Country Music Association during his performance at the Kentucky Opry. The award was created to honor an artist who is not only from Kentucky, but has also ...

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August 31st, 2017

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Happy 71st Birthday, John Conlee!

Happy 71st Birthday, John Conlee!

On this date in 1946, John Conlee was born on a tobacco farm in Versailles, Kentucky. By age 10, Conlee had begun singing and playing guitar, and later sang tenor in a barbershop quartet. Conlee did not immediately take up a musical career, instead becoming a licensed ...

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August 11th, 2017

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Glen Campbell Releases New ‘Adios’ Music Video

Glen Campbell Releases New ‘Adios’ Music Video

Adiós (Official Video) by Glen Campbell on VEVO. The video for “Adiós,” the bittersweet Jimmy Webb-penned title track of country legend Glen Campbell’s acclaimed farewell album is out now. Directed by Peter Zavadil, the award-winning director behind videos for Eric Church, ...

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July 27th, 2017

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Thirty Years Ago: Steve Wariner’s ‘The Weekend’ Topped The Billboard Chart

Thirty Years Ago: Steve Wariner’s ‘The Weekend’ Topped The Billboard Chart

On this date, July 25th, in 1987, Steve Wariner’s “The Weekend” hit #1 on the Billboard Country charts. “The Weekend” was written by Bill LaBounty and Beckie Foster. It was released in April 1987 as the second single from the album It’s a ...

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July 25th, 2017

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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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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July 5th, 2017

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