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Country Calendar-Jan.13

The Music and Memories of January 13


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Kevin’s Country Calendar

The Headlines:

1981- Country Music Movie songs dominate the Grammy Awards.  The songs on the soundtrack to “Urban Cowboy” grab four nominations.  The movie “Roadie” gets three song nominations, and “Honeysuckle Rose”  featuring Willie Nelson rounds up two nods. Sissy Spacek gets a nomination for her performance as Loretta Lynn in “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

1968- Johnny Cash records the live album “Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison” in California with his touring family of June Carter, The Carter Family, Carl Perkins and The Statler Brothers.  The album features the remake of “Folsom Prison Blues.”  The original version was recorded at Sun studios in 1956.

The #1 Hits:

1996- It Matters To Me- Faith Hill

1990- It Ain’t Nothin’- Keith Whitley

1979- Lady Lay Down- John Conlee

1951- The Shot Gun Boogie- Tennessee Ernie Ford


Trace Adkins, 1962.  In 1996, he breaks through with “There’s A Girl In Texas” and “Every Light In The House Is On.”  Then, goes to number one with “This Ain’t No Thinking Thing” and scores a smash club hit and platinum ring tone with “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.”  Trace also appears on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC with a second place finish.

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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