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Country Calendar-Feb.7

The Music and Memories of February 7

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Kevin’s Country Calendar

The Headlines:

 2010- Carrie Underwood sings the national anthem at the Super Bowl.  The New Orleans Saints win 31-17 over the Indianapolis Colts in Miami.  Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett are in the crowd.

 2001- Dale Evans dies.  The wife of Roy Rogers and c0-performer of their hit “Happy Trails.”

The #1 Hits:

2004- Remember When- Alan Jackson

1987- Leave Me Lonely- Gary Morris

1981- I Keep Coming Back- Razzy Bailey

1976- Sometimes- Bill Anderson and Mary Lou Turner

1953- I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes- Goldie Hill


Wilma Lee Cooper, 1921.  Performs on 7 top 40 country hits from 1956 to 1961 with her husband Stoney.  Wilma’s daughter is Carolee Cooper, leader of the Grand Ole Opry back up group “The Carol Lee Singers.”

Garth Brooks, 1962.  Born to a singing mother, Colleen Carroll, who was once signed to Capital Records in the 50s.  Ironically, Garth lands a deal with the same label in 1989 and releases his first single, “Much Too Young To Feel This Damn Old.”  In 1991 he’s named the CMAs Entertainer of the Year on his way to becoming the biggest selling solo recording artist in American Music History.

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