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Ray Charles Dies, Barbara Mandrell Comeback – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of June 10

Hulton Archive

2004- Ray Charles Dies of liver cancer at the age of 73. Ray hits the Country charts with ‘Seven Spanish Angels’ ‘We Didn’t See A Thing’ and his groundbreaking ablum “Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music.”

1998- Steve Sanders dies in an apparent suicide in Cape Coral, Florida. Steve Sanders replaced William Lee Golden in The Oak Ridge Boys from 1987-1995, singing lead on such hits as ‘No Matter How High’ ‘Gonna Take A Lot Of River’ and ‘Bridges and Walls.’

1989- Clint Black’s debut single ‘A Better Man’ hits No. 1 on the Billboard country chart.

1985- Barbara Mandrell gives her first post-accident performance on The Music City News awards show.  Barbara is 35 at the time of the accident that kills the other driver, 19 year old Mark White. The Statler Brothers win six awards that night, including Entertainer of the Year.

1978- Willie Nelson’s remake of Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Georgia On My Mind’ hits No. 1 on the Billboard country chart.


Lee Brice, 1979. Hits include ‘Love Like Crazy’ and ‘Beautiful Every Time.’

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