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Campbell and Tucker Coked-Up, Everly Brothers Break-Up – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of July 14

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2006- Porter Wagoner has emergency surgery in Nashville for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. 

1990- Garth Brooks’ ‘The Dance’ heads to No. 1 on the Billboard country chart for three weeks.

1980- Glen Campbell and Tanya Tucker sing the national anthem at the Republican National Convention in Detroit, later admitting they were on cocaine. Also on the program are Pat Boone, Donny & Marie Osmond, Richard Petty and Vicki Lawrence.  Tanya and Glen’s stormy romance made the headlines many times.  In one interview with People Magazine Tanya admitted “I was 22 and happening, and he was 44 and not rational at times. I thought someone that old should know what he was doin’. ” 

1973- The Everly Brothers break upin the midst of a concert at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, Phil Everly smashing his guitar at the side of the stage. Don Everly performs the night’s remaining two shows solo.

1956- Elvis Presley earns a No. 1 country single in Billboard with ‘I Want You, I Need You, I Love You.’ 


Jamey Johnson, 1975. The co-writer of Trace Adkins’ ‘Honky Tonk Badonkadonk’ and George Strait’s ‘Give It Away,’ he breaks through as an artist with the hits ‘The Dollar’ and ‘In Color.’

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