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Welcome To July!

I think there's just something rather symmetrical about a new month starting on a Monday.  To me, it just kind of starts off the month in an "orderly" fashion. But, that's just me, I guess! Anyway, with a brand-new month upon us, I thought I'd share some little-known designations for the days of this month, starting with July 1st.

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June 26th in Country Music History

1970: Ray Stevens' "Everything Is Beautiful" single was certified Gold.

1971: Jerry Reed's "When You're Hot, You're Hot" peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

1971: John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" broke into the Top 40.

1976: The Oak Ridge Boys first appeared on the country charts.

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June 25th in Country Music History

1986: George Strait's daughter Jennifer was killed in a car accident near San Marcos, Texas.

1987: Reba McEntire filed for divorce from Charlie Battles.

1996: new album releases included Trace Adkins' debut, "Dreamin' Out Loud" and Wade Hayes' sophomore effort, "On A Good Night."

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June 19th in Country Music History

1960: Loretta Lynn made her debut on the country charts with her first single release, "Honky Tonk Girl," on the Zero label.

1976: Country Music Hall of Fame member Eddy Arnold entered the charts with "Cowboy," his 100th country hit.  He was the first artist to accumulate a three-digit figure of hits on that chart.

1982: George Strait's first number one single, "Fool Hearted Memory," was released. George recently scored his 60th chart-topper.

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June 18th in Country Music History

Here are some events In Country Music History that happened on June 18th...

1915: A.P. Carter married Sara Dougherty in Virginia, starting the legendary Country music family that produced June Carter and Carlene Carter.

1973: Loretta Lynn appeared on the cover of "Newsweek" magazine.

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June 17th In Country Music History

Here's a look at a few events in Country music history that occurred on June 14...

1963: the "Patsy Cline Story" album by Patsy Cline was released.

1988: Garth Brooks signed with Capitol Records.

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June 14th In Country Music History

Here are some of the events that happened on this day in Country music history:

1961: Patsy Cline suffered serious head injuries and a fractured hip in a car accident in Madison, Tennessee.

1977: the "Ol' Waylon" album by Waylon Jennings was certified Gold.

1980: Alabama's first hit, "My Home's In Alabama," made its chart debut.

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Dig Our History Days June 14th Through 17th

 

Dig Our History Days is a free community event that is scheduled June 14-17 in Victoria's historic downtown. Numerous fun, hands-on activities are planned, including a paticipatory archaeology dig project at De Leon Plaza.

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Lots To See & Do At Moody Gardens

Over the weekend, my wife Sweetie and I paid our second visit to Moody Gardens on Galveston Island. What a fabulous place! Whether you're into nature, science, or just want a great destination for everything from a weekend getaway to a longer stay, Moody Gardens has something for the entire family. One of the highlights for us on this visit was

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The CMA Announces 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

The Country Music Association unveiled the names of this year's Country Music Hall of Fame inductees at a press conference held in the Hall's rotunda. Two legendary artists, and a legendary songwriter/producer will soon have their plaques on the walls of that same rotunda, joining the ranks of Country music royalty. This year's inductees are:

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Gordon Stoker–Tenor Singer with The Jordanaires–Passes at 88

Gordon Stoker, tenor singer for Country Music Hall of Fame vocal group the Jordanaires, died Wednesday morning, March 27, 2013, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was 88.

The Jordanaires’ harmonies can be heard on some of the most famous recordings from the 1960s and early ‘70s, particularly the Elvis Presley classics “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” and “It’s Now or Never.”

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March 28th In Country Music History

1975: Dolly Parton racked up her fifth number one hit with "The Bargain Store."  The song's success was considered a surprise because some radio stations refused to play it.  They felt the lyrics -- "the bargain store is open, come inside"—were a little too “suggestive!"

1980: Tom T. Hall rejoined the Grand Ole Opry.

1993: Willie Nelson performed a benefit concert in Hillsboro, Texas to raise money for the restoration of Hill County Courthouse, which had been destroyed by fire.

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