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Charley Pride Honors Hall of Famers, Martina Born – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of July 29

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2006- Charley Pride is in Cooperstown, New York, honoring his other passion, baseball.  Pride, a former Negro League baseball player, sings the American and Canadian national anthems when 17 former Negro Leaguers join the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1999- Anita Carter, of the famed Carter Family, dies at age 66.

1989- Reba McEntire goes to No. 1 on the Billboard country chart with a remake of the old Everly Brothers song ‘Cathy’s Clown.’

Birthdays

James Otto, 1973.  Hits include ‘Just Got Started Lovin’ You’ and ‘Groovy Little Summer Song.’

Martina McBride, 1966. Hits include ‘Independence Day’ ‘A Broken Wing’ and ‘This One’s For The Girls.’  McBride once sold T-shirts, while her husband was on the tech-crew, for Garth Brooks. 

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