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Kellie Pickler Born, Gary Morris Sings Opera – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of June 28

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1986- Willie Nelson goes to No. 1 in Billboard with ‘Living In The Promiseland.’

 1985- Gary Morris makes history as the first singer to perform opera on the Grand Ole Opry with a song from “La Boheme.”  Gary, who made the list of the Top 10 Country Singers to conquer Broadway, also had success on Broadway in Les Miserables.

1980- The Oak Ridge Boys top the Billboard country chart with ‘Trying To Love Two Women.’ 

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George Morgan, 1924. Grand Ole Opry Star and original writer and performer of the classic, ‘Candy Kisses.’ George’s daughter Lorrie becomes a Country Music star and follows in his footsteps as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. George dies of a heart attack in 1975.

Kellie Pickler, 1986. “American Idol” finalist whose hits include ’Red High Heels,’ ‘I Wonder‘ and ‘Best Days Of Your Life.’

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