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Patsy Cline Honored, Alabama Hits Top – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of Aug. 2

Courtesy of Decca Records

1999- Patsy Cline receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Since her death in 1963 at age 30 in a private airplane crash at the height of her career, she has been considered one of the most influential, successful, and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century.

1991- Trisha Yearwood scores her first  No. 1 in Billboard with her debut single ‘She’s In Love With The Boy.’

1985- Alabama works its way to No. 1 with ‘Forty Hour Week (For A Livin’).’

 1974- Billy “Crash” Craddock goes to the top with his signature song ‘Rub It In.’  The tune is later used in Glad Plug-In Commercials.

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Dean Sams of Lonestar, 1966.  Keyboard player for the band that gave us the hits ‘Amazed’ and ‘I’m Already There.’

Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires, 1924.  One of the most popular back-up vocal groups in the history of music.  The 2001 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees sing on classics by Elvis, Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves and more.

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