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Country Calendar-Jan.25

The Music and Memories of January 25

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Kevin’s Country Calendar

 The Headlines:

 2006- Carrie Underwood’s first Country single “Jesus, Take The Wheel” collects a gold award for selling a half a million copies.  After winning American Idol, he record company releases “Inside Your Heaven” as her first single to pop radio.  Carrie, then pursues a full-time career in Country Music.

 1982-Kenny Rogers picks up three Pop and Country trophies at the American Music Awards.  At the time, he’s the hottest star on Country and Pop radio with the hits “Through The Years” and “Love Will Turn You Around.”  Willie Nelson, Barbara Mandrell, Anne Murray and The Oak Ridge Boys also win awards.

 The #1 Hits:

1992- Sticks and Stones- Tracy Lawrence

1986- Never Be You- Rosanne Cash (co-written by Tom Petty)

1975- I’d Be A Legend In My Time- Ronnie Milsap

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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