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Country Calendar-Jan.30

The Music and Memories of January 30

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Kevin’s Country Calendar

The Headlines:

1994-  The Super Bowl goes Country with a Nashville halftime show.  Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker and The Judds bring Country Music to the masses and Dallas beats Buffalo, 30-13.

1972-  Kris Kristofferson lands Grammy nominations as a songwriter for three songs: “Help Me Make It Through The Night,” “Me And Bobby McGee” and “For The Good Times.” Four artists are also nominated for performances of Kris Kristofferson songs.

The #1 Hits:

1999- Stand Beside Me- Jo Dee Messina

1988- Goin’ Gone- Kathy Mattea

1982-  The Sweetest Thing I’ve Ever Known- Juice Newton


Tammy Cochran, 1970.  Tammy scores the emotional hit “Angels In Waiting,” a tribute to her brothers who had died of Cystic Fibrosis.

Jeanne Pruett, 1937.  In 1973 she records a Country Classic, “Satin Sheets,” and goes on to become a favorite of the Grand Ole Opry for many years.  Jeanne also serves up some popular Country Cookbooks, including “Satin Sweets.”

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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