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Emmylou Harris Born, Wynonna Starts Solo Career-Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of April 2

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2006-  At the funeral of Buck Owens in Bakersfield, California, Brad Paisley sings ‘Where I Get Where I’m Going.’  Longtime friends Dwight Yoakam, Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins and Hee Haw co-star Lulu Roman are in attendance.

1992-  Wynonna Judd performs her first solo concert, since the Judds split in 1991.  At the time she’s promoting her first solo single ‘She Is His Only Need.’

1977-  Kenny Rogers hits the top with his first No. 1 single ‘Lucille.’

1956- Johnny Cash records ‘I Walk The Line’ at Sun Studios in Memphis.  Johnny writes the song for his first wife, Vivian.


Buddy Jewell, 1961.  Buddy wins the Nashville Star TV competition and climbs the charts with ‘Help Pour Out The Rain’ and ‘Sweet Southern Comfort.’

Emmylou Harris, 1947.  Emmylou is one of country music’s diverse legends, having success in country rock, folk, mainstream country, bluegrass and americana genres.  A multi-grammy winner, her radio hits include ‘Two More Bottles Of Wine’ ‘Born To Run’ and ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him’ with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt as part of the Trio.

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