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Kenny Chesney at No. 1, ‘Fancy’ Writer Born – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of July 27

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2002- Kenny Chesney’s ‘The Good Stuff’ begins a seven-week stretch at the top of the Billboard Country charts.

 1995- Billy Ray Cyrus performs his 1992 hit, ‘Some Gave All’ at the dedication of the Korean War Veterans Memorial, in Washington, D.C..

 1991- Ricky Van Shelton grabs a No. 1 country single with ‘I Am A Simple Man.’

1963- ‘Ring Of Fire’ co-written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore is at No. 1 for Johnny Cash, the man who inspired the song.

Birthdays

Bobbie Gentry, 1944. 1967 Academy of Country Music Best New Female thanks to ’Ode To Billie Joe.’  Gentry’s song ‘Fancy’ later becomes a hit for Reba McEntire.

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