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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY – 6/16/2020

COUNTRY DATEBOOK: JUNE 16, 2020 • 1977: KENNY ROGERS’ hit Lucille topped the U.K. pop charts. • 1981: THE OAK RIDGE BOYS single Elvira was certified gold. • 1984: DOLLY PARTON’s third major movie, Rhinestone, opened. • 1998: SHANIA TWAIN’s album Come On Over was certified quadruple platinum. • 2002: ALAN JACKSON’s Drive was spending…

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Today in Country Music History – 5/21/2020

• 1994: TRISHA YEARWOOD and MAVERICKS bassist Robert Reynolds were married on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Trisha is now married to GARTH BROOKS. • 1998: GARTH BROOKS’ album No Fences was certified multi-platinum for sales of 14 million copies. Hits included Friends In Low Places, Unanswered Prayers and The Thunder…

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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY – 05/20/2020

COUNTRY DATEBOOK: MAY 20, 2020 • 1980: ALABAMA’s album My Home’s In Alabama was released. • 1994: TOBY KEITH topped the charts with Wish I Didn’t Know Now. • 1999: An autopsy on the late TAMMY WYNETTE, at the request of her husband George Richey, revealed she died from heart failure caused by repeated blood…

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