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1948 Born on this day in Seminole, Texas, was Larry Gatlin
1969 Glen Campbell was at #1 on the Country singles chart with the Jimmy Webb song “Galveston”
1976 Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country charts with “It’s All in the Movies.” /// 1960 – Merle Haggard watched smoke rising from a smoke stack inside San Quentin prison. This was a signal that an inmate on death row had been executed. On this day, it was Caryl Chessman who died.
1979 Winners at the 14th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards … Top Male Vocalist of the Year – Kenny Rogers, Top Female Vocalist of the Year – Barbara Mandrell, Top Vocal Group – Oak Ridge Boys and Waylon Jennings, Top New Female Vocalist of the Year – Christy Lane, Top New Male Vocalist of the Year – John Conlee and Single Record of the Year went to Don Williams for “Tulsa Time.”
2013 Many came to eulogize George Jones at his funeral. Alan Jackson sings “He Stopped Loving Her Today” to close George Jones’ memorial at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House.
1985 Columbia releases the “Highwayman” album
1988 Clint Black signed with RCA Records who released his first album, Killin’ Time, in 1989, which produced four straight #1 singles on the Country charts
1962 Ty Herndon is born in Butler, Alabama.
1977 Conway Twitty records “I’ve Already Loved You In My Mind”
1989 Songwriter Bennie Benjamin dies at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.