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Real Country History…

February 26
  • 1955 - Bill Hayes' "Ballad of Davy Crockett" broke into the top 40.

     

  • 1983 - John Anderson hit number one with the single "Swingin"

     

  • 1994 - John Michael Montgomery's "I Swear" completed its four-week run at number one on the country charts. The cover of the song, by R&B group All-4-One, later spent eleven weeks at the top on the pop charts.

     

  • 1985 - The Judds won their first Grammy, for their single "Mama He's Crazy."

     

  • 1999 - Wynonna appeared on the 500th episode of the "Rosie O' Donnell Show." Other guests included Bette Midler and "Today" host Katie Couric. They teamed up to sing the Cole Porter classic, "Friendship."

     

  • 2002 - Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, and Dwight Yoakam took part in a series of all-star concerts to support the Recording Artists Coalition in the Los Angeles area.

     

  • 1932 - J.R. Cash Born/Died 2003

     

  • 1993 - Toby Keith made his debut on the charts with his first single, "Should've Been A Cowboy." The song eventually went to number one.