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Country Calendar-Feb.15

The Music and Memories of February 15

The Headlines:

1979- Willie Nelson wins two trophies during the 21st annual Grammy Awards.  Willie wins Best Country Male Vocal Performance for “Georgia On My Mind” and Best Country Vocal Duo or Group with Waylon Jennings for “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.”

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1978- Crystal Gayle becomes the first Country female artist to receive a platinum album, for “We Must Believe In Magic.”  The album features the smash hit “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.”  The same year Crystal wins the CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year Award.

The #1 Hits:

1992- What She’s Doin’ Now- Garth Brooks

1986- Makin’ Up For Lost Time (The Dallas Lovers’ Song)- Crystal Gayle and Gary Morris

1975- Devil In The Bottle- T.G. Sheppard

1969- Until My Dreams Come True- Jack Greene

1964- B.J. The D.J.- Stonewall Jackson

Birthdays:

Hank Locklin, 1918.  In 1949 he places his first song on the Billboard Country Music Charts with “The Same Sweet Girl.”  Then, came his first Number One “Let Me Be The One” and his signature song ”Please Help Me, I’m Falling,” which stayed at the top for an incredible 14 weeks in 1960.  Hank continued to play the Grand Ole Opry, as it’s oldest member, until his death in 2009 at the age of 91.  At the time, Little Jimmy Dickens moves up on the list of royalty as the oldest current performing member of the Grand Ole Opry.

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