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Brad Paisley Plays White House, Charley Pride Gets Hollywood Star – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of July 21

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2009- Brad Paisley, Charley Pride and Alison Krauss and Union Station perform for Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.. Krauss and Paisley were featured in a workshop and question-and-answer session for 120 middle and high school students.

2007- Big & Rich sing ‘Lost In This Moment’ at the No. 1 position on the Billboard country chart.
 
1999- Charley Pride receives a a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Pride’s greatest success came in the ’70s, when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley.
 
1979- Anne Murray’s ‘Shadows In The Moonlight’ sails to No. 1.
 
1956- Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk The Line’ hits No. 1.  The song is inspired by his first wife, Vivian Liberto, the mother of Rosanne Cash.
 
Birthdays
 
Brad Mates, 1978. Lead vocalist of Emerson Drive. Hits include ‘Moments’ and ‘I Should Be Sleeping.’
 
Paul Brandt, 1972.  Hits include ‘My Heart Has a History’ and ‘I Do.’  Born in Alberta, Canada, he is pretty much forced to create a stage name, as he his born Paul Rennee Belobersycky. 

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