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Dolly Stars In Film, Shania Gets First No. 1 – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of July 22

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2006- Brad Paisley’s ‘The World’ tops the Billboard Country charts.

1995- Shania Twain collects her first No. 1 single with ‘Any Man Of Mine.’

1992- Earl Scruggs and Minnie Pearl receive National Medals of Arts from president George Bush at the White House.

1989- George Strait racks up another No. 1 with ‘What’s Going On In Your World?’

1982- Dolly Parton’s “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas,” co-starring Burt Reynolds, makes its Nashville premiere. The movie includes her re-make of her own ‘I Will Always Love You.’ The song was originally No. 1 in 1974, the new production of the single also tops the charts in July of 1982.  The soundtrack also includes‘Hard Candy Christmas.’

1961- After a June car accident, Patsy Cline comes on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in a wheelchair to assure fans she’ll return to performing soon.  During her recovery she spends time in the recording studio, cutting the song ‘Crazy’ on crutches.

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