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Country Calendar-Jan.27

The Music and Memories of January 27

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Kevin’s Country Calendar

 The Headlines:

2004-  Two songs in the movie “Cold Mountain” performed by Alison Krauss get Oscar nominations for the songwriters: “You Will Be My Ain True Love,” written by Sting; and “The Scarlet Tide,” by T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello.

 1998-  Monument releases The Dixie Chicks’ first major label album, “Wide Open Spaces.”   The first single from the collection, “I Can Love You Better,” hit the top 10 in October of 1997.

 The #1 Hits:

2001- Without You- Dixie Chicks

1979- Why Have You Left The One You Left Me For- Crystal Gayle

1973- Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine- Tom T. Hall


Tracy Lawrence, 1968.  In 1991, Tracy breaks through with “Sticks and Stones.”  Then, scores hits with “Texas Tornado,” “Time Marches On,” and the CMA winning collaboration “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” with Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney.

Cheryl White of The Whites, 1955.  Cheryl along with father Buck and sister Sharon become regulars on the Grand Ole Opry with their bluegrass slanted Country Music.  Top hits included “Hangin’ Around,” “Pins and Needles,” and “Keep On The Sunny Side” from the “Oh, Brother Where Art Thou?” soundtrack.

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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