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Real Country History…

January 24
  • 1939 - Ray Stevens Born

     

  • 1954 - Glenn Worf born in Dayton, Ohio. Worf is a session Bass player on hundreds of tracks including hits by George Stait and Alan Jackson.

     

  • 1963 - Keech Rainwater born in Plano, Texas. Lonestar drummer and founding member. The band scores such hits as "No News," "Amazed" and "I'm Already There"

     

  • 1981 - Dolly Parton's Theme to "9 To 5" is #1 on the Billboard country chart

     

  • 1994 - The "Pure Country" soundtrack becomes George Strait's first triple-platinum album

     

January 25
  • 1992 - Emmylou Harris joins the Grand Ole Opry

     

  • 1988 - Randy Travis wins four awards, paced by "Forever And Ever, Amen," at the 15th annual American Music Awards

     

  • 1982 - Kenny Rogers picks up three American Music Awards. Awards also go to Willie Nelson, Barbara Mandrell, Anne Murray and The Oak Ridge Boys