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Country Calendar-Jan.11

The Music and Memories of January 11

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Kevin’s Country Calendar

The Headlines:

1990- The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s album “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” Volume Two receives five Grammy nominations.

1967- Johnny Cash and June Carter record “Jackson” at Nashville’s Columbia Recording Studio.

Birthdays:

Tommy Duncan, 1911. Tommy was a featured vocalist in Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, singing on hits like “New San Antonio Rose.”

Goldie Hill, 1933. Goldie scored the hit “I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes” in 1953 and “Sure Fire Kisses” with Justin Tubb in 1955.  Goldie was also married to Country legend Carl Smith since 1957.

Naomi Judd, 1946.  The “Mother” half of the 80s super duo, The Judds.

Deaths:

Max D. Barnes, 2004.  Max was one of Nashville’s premier songwriters in the 80s and 90s, penning hits like “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” by George Jones, “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” by Pam Tillis, “Look At Us” for Vince Gill, “Thank God For The Radio” by the Kendalls, “Chiseled In Stone” by Vern Gosdin and several others.

Kevin Richards’ Classic Country Hall of Fame Show is heard every Sunday, 6-9am eastern on Country 107.7/WGNA-FM.

Sources: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, The Country Music Foundation, Billboard Magazine, CMT, The Country Music Association, and The Academy of Country Music

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