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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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This Day in History for January 5 — Golden Gate Bridge Construction Begins, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1643: The first legal divorce in the American colonies takes place (more info)

1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States (more info)

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This Day in History for January 1 — Emancipation Proclamation Signed, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863: President Abraham Lincoln signs the final Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in the rebelling states (more info)

1934: Alcatraz Island becomes a United States federal prison (more info)

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This Day in History for December 31 — Times Square Celebrates, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1879: Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time (more info)

1907: The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square -- then known as Longacre Square -- in New York City (more info)

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This Day in History for December 25 — ‘White Christmas’ Premieres, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1066: William the Conqueror is crowned King of England (more info)

1776: George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River, hoping to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey (more info)

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