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It Happened This Weekend In Country Music History
1968 Happy Birthday Tracy Lawrence born on this day in Atlanta, Texas. Tracy notches a string of 1990s hits that features“Sticks And Stones,” “Time Marches On” and “Alibis.” He earns additional hits, including “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,”
1973 Tom T. Hall” takes (Old Dogs-Children And) Watermelon Wine” to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.
1979 The Dukes of Hazzard debuts on CBS, starring John Schneider, as Bo Duke; Tom Wopat, as Luke Duke; and Waylon Jennings, as The Balladeer. Jennings sings the theme song, “Good Ol’ Boys”
1985 Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers join 43 other artists to record “We Are The World” under the name USA For Africa at the A&M Studios in Los Angeles. Among other contributors are Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Waylon Jennings
1995 Alan Jackson’s “Gone Country” occupies the top spot on the Billboard country chart.
1998 Monument releases The Dixie Chicks’ first major label album, “Wide Open Spaces.” It marks the reactivation of the label, dormant since 1983
2010 Capitol releases Lady Antebellum’s album
2012 Eric Church earns his first #1 single in Billboard with
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