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Bellamy Brother’s First No. 1, Smokey and The Bandit Opens – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of May 19

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1979- The Bellamy Brothers grab their first No. 1 Country hit with ‘If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me?’   In 1976, they debut on the Country charts with the pop crossover ‘Let Your Love Flow.’

1977- ‘Smokey & The Bandit’ premieres in theaters. The movie stars Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason and Jerry Reed. Jerry also provides a No. 2 Billboard hit for the film titled ‘East Bound And Down.’

1962- George Jones scores his third No. 1 Country hit with ‘She Thinks I Still Care,’ written by Dickey Lee. The song stays at the top for six weeks and is inducted into the Grammy Song Hall of Fame.

Birthdays

Shooter Jennings, 1979.  The rockin’-country rebel son of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter.

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