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‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ is Honored, George Strait’s Biggest Hit – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of June 9

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2009- ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ by George Jones is added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.  The song went in alongside ‘At Last’ by Etta James, ‘Tom Dooley’ by The Kingston Trio and ‘The Who Sings My Generation’ by The Who, in addition to the historical speech, ‘Sinews of Peace’ by Winston Churchill. 

 2006- The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Nashville, attended by some of Nashville’s best players: Steve Cropper, Scotty Moore, Duane Eddy, Marshall Grant, Ray Edenton, Bob Moore, Jerry Kennedy, and Wayne Jackson.

1990- George Strait begins a five-week stop at No. 1 on the Billboard country chart with ‘Love Without End, Amen.’  The song is considered George Strait’s biggest Billboard chart hit to date.

1979- Kenny Rogers’ classic love song ’She Believes In Me’ hits No. 1.

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