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Real Country History…

July 26
  • 1947 - Guitarist Al Anderson is born in Windsor, Connecticut. After a stint in the eclectic rock band NRBQ, he becomes a songwriter, creating such hits as "Love's Gonna Make It Alright," "Unbelievable," "Big Deal" and "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down"

     

  • 1956 - Record producer Scott Hendricks born in Clinton, Oklahoma. An executive with Capitol, Virgin and Warner Bros., he produces Brooks & Dunn, Restless Heart, Trace Adkins and Alan Jackson, among others

     

  • 1986 - Randy Travis scores his first #1 single in Billboard with "On The Other Hand"

     

  • 1968 - Jeannie C. Riley records the Tom T. Hall written "Harper Valley P.T.A."

     

July 27
  • 1944 - Roberta Streeter--a.k.a. Bobbie Gentry--born in Chickasaw, Mississippi. She wins three Grammys in 1968, including Best New Artist, on the heels of her suspenseful hit "Ode To Billie Joe." Gentry's song "Fancy" later becomes a hit for Reba McEntire

     

  • 1991 - Ricky Van Shelton nets a #1 country single in Billboard with "I Am A Simple Man"

     

  • 1963 - "Ring Of Fire" burns Johnny Cash's name into the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

     

  • 1956 - Guitarist Duncan Cameron born in Utica, New York. Following a tour of duty with The Amazing Rhythm Aces, he joins Sawyer Brown in 1991, contributing to "Thank God For You," "Treat Her Right" and "The Boys And Me"