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Conway Twitty Dies, Dwight Yoakam Gets Hollywood Star – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of June 5

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2003- Dwight Yoakam receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a few days before the opening of his next movie “Hollywood Homicide,” featuring Harrison Ford.

1993- After performing in Branson, Conway Twitty dies from a stomach aneurysm in a Springfield, Missouri, hospital. The ’Hello Darlin” singer is a young 59 years old and still recording and touring at the time of his death.

1993- Toby Keith goes to No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart for the first time with ‘Should’ve Been A Cowboy.’ 

1980- The John Travolta/Debra Winger movie “Urban Cowboy” premieres. It provides crossover forKenny Rogers, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley and Anne Murray. 

1943- The Grand Ole Opry moves to a new home at the Ryman Auditorium, where it remains until 1974.

Birthdays 

Don Reid, 1945.  The bearded baritone of the Statler Brother Brothers. ‘Flowers On The Wall’ ‘Class of ’57′ ‘Do You Remember These?.’

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