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Country Calendar-Feb.1

The Music and Memories of February 1

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Kevin’s Country Calendar

The Headlines:

2006-  President George W. Bush speaks at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House.  The following stars witness this historic event: Little Jimmy Dickens, Larry Gatlin, Darryl Worley, Craig Morgan, Ricky Skaggs, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lorrie Morgan and Lee Greenwood.

1987-  The Judds perform in the United Kingdom for the first time.   At the time, they are the reigning CMA Vocal Duo Of The Year.

The #1 Hits:

1992-  A Jukebox With A Country Song- Doug Stone

1986- Just In Case- The Forester Sisters

1975- City Lights- Mickey Gilley

Birthdays:

Julie Roberts, 1979.  Lands a deal after working as an assistant for Mercury Records and has a hit with “Break Down Here.”

Lisa Marie Presley, 1968.  Born to Elvis and Priscilla Presley at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Lisa is Elvis’ only child.

Del McCoury, 1939.  Del is the leader of the popular Bluegrass group, The Del McCoury Band.

Don Everly, 1937.  With his younger brother Phil, The Everly Brothers give us country-pop crossover hits like “Wake Up Little Susie,”  “Bye Bye Love”  and “All I Have To Do Is Dream.”   Starting as a Country act under the direction of producer Chet Atkins, they make it to both the Country Music and Rock & Roll Hall of Fames.

Kevin Richards’ Classic Country Hall of Fame Show is heard every Sunday, 6-9am eastern on Country 107.7/WGNA-FM.

Sources: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, The Country Music Foundation, Billboard Magazine, CMT, The Country Music Association, and The Academy of Country Music

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