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Ira Louvin Dies, ACM Honors Legends – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of June 20

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2007- The Academy of Country Music presents the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award to Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Don Williams and songwriter Harlan Howard. Buck Owens receives the Jim Reeves International Award.

1995- MCA releases George Jones & Tammy Wynette’s “One” album, their first duet collection in 15 years.  They also embark on a reunion tour to promote the project.

1965- Ira Louvin or the Louvin Brothers is killed in a car accident. 

Birthdays

Chuck Wicks, 1979. Chuck becomes the first Delaware born singer to reach country’s Top 15 with ‘Stealing Cinderella.’

Dan Tyminski, 1967. Born in Vermont, he joins Alison Krauss’ Union Station and sings lead on The Soggy Bottom Boys’ ‘I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow.’

Anne Murray, 1945. After appearances on a CBC-TV Show, she lands regular spots on Glen Campbell’s Goodtime Hour and scores hits with ’Snowbird’ ‘You Needed Me’ ‘Could I Have This Dance.’

Chet Atkins, 1924. A successful session instrumentalist, but also runs RCA Records’ country division and helps create the “Nashville Sound” production style. Chet dies in 2001.

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