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Lonestar Hits Top, Tracy Lawrence Makes Come-Back – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of June 23

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2007- Tracy Lawrence has a No. 1 single in Billboard for the first time in 11 years with ‘Find Out Who Your Friends Are.’ Later named the CMA Vocal Event of the Year, the song features Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney.

 2001- Lonestar, led by Richie McDonald, begins a six-week stay at No. 1 in Billboard with ‘I’m Already There.’

 1956- Ray Price spends the first of 20 weeks at No. 1 in Billboard magazine with ‘Crazy Arms.’

Birthdays

Pake McEntire, 1953. The brother of Reba McEntire lands a deal with RCA and scores five top 40 Country hits, including ‘Savin’ My Love For You’ and ‘Bad Love’ in 1986.

June Carter, 1929. Born to Ezra and Mother Maybelle Carter, of The Carter Family. June co-writes Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire” and later marries him, while recording the hit duets ‘Jackson’ and ‘If I Were A Carpenter.’  June dies of heart failure in 2003 at the age of 73.

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