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The Music and Memories of January 31
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Kevin’s Country Calendar

Headlines:

2010-  Taylor Swift wins four Grammy Awards.  “Fearless” wins Album of the Year and Best Country Album and “White Horse” earns Best Country Female Vocal and Best Country Song.

2006-  The Johnny Cash movie “Walk The Line” receives five Oscar nominations, with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon up for best actor and actress.   On the same show, Dolly Parton’s “Travellin’ Thru,” from “Transamerica,” is nominated for best original song.  Dolly surprises conservative fans by singing and writing the Oscar Nominated theme song for a movie about the life and struggles of a Transexual.  Dolly was nominated in the same category in 1981 for writing the title theme to the movie “9 to 5.”

1977-  Loretta Lynn wins two trophies at the American Music Awards.  Johnny Cash becomes the first country artist to win the Award of Merit.  Other winners from that night included Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson.

The #1 Hits:

1987- You Still Move Me- Dan Seals

1981- I Feel Like Loving You Again- T.G. Sheppard

1970- A Week In A County Jail- Tom T. Hall

1953- No Help Wanted- The Carlisles

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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