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Country Calendar-Jan.22

The Music and Memories of January 22

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Kevin’s Country Calendar

The Headlines:

1969- Glen Campbell grabs his first gold record for “Wichita Lineman.”  The song shipped over 500,000 copies and was eventually inducted into the Grammy Song Hall of Fame.

1955- Porter Wagoner makes his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.  Porter’s first success came in the Ozarks on local radio and television shows.  After signing a deal with RCA in 1952, he released records and toured constantly in the hopes of getting his music to the people and scoring bigger hits.  The hard work paid off when he was offered to be a cast member on the Opry.  Porter was a regular performer on the show until his death in 2008.

The #1 Hits:

2005- Aweful, Beautiful Life- Darryl Worley

1983- (Lost His Love) On Our Last Date- Emmylou Harris

1977- I Can’t Believe She Gives It All To Me- Conway Twitty

1949- I Love You So Much It Hurts Me- Jimmy Wakely


Teddy Gentry of Alabama, 1952.  Teddy played bass for this Hall of Fame bound group.

J.P. Pennington of Exile, 1949.  J.P. writes and sings lead on the #1 hits “Woke Up In Love,” “She’s A Miracle,” and “Give Me One More Chance.”

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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