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Today In Country History- Ralph Stanley’s First Win At 75, Alan Jackson’s First Album

The Music and Memoies of February 27

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2002-  “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” produced by T. Bone Burnett wins Album of the Year and Best Compilation Soundtrack Album.  The bluegrass project also grabs wins in four other categories, during the 44th annual Grammy Awards.  The album helps 75 year old Ralph Stanley win his first Grammy Award for the song “Oh Death.”  After his big win, Ralph then appears on the top 40 Country charts as a guest vocalist on Josh Turner’s hit “Me and God.” 

1990- Arista releases Alan Jackson’s debut album, “Here In The Real World.”  The first release, “Blue Blooded Woman,” stiffs at Number 45.  However, the next four singles launch his career inlcuding the title track, “Wanted” “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow” and “I’d Love You All Over Again.”

The #1 Hits

1993- What Part Of No- Lorrie Morgan

1988- I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love- Tanya Tucker, Paul Overstreet, Paul Davis

1982- Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good- Don Williams

1961- Don’t Worry- Marty Robbins


Chuck Glaser, 1936.  Chuck is a part of The CMA’s 1970 vocal group of the year, Tompall & The Glaser Brothers.  In addition to their own hit “You’re Gettin’ To Me Again,” they sing back-up on Marty Robbins’ “El Paso.”

Johnny Van Zant, 1959.  The younger brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant and 38 Special’s Donnie Van Zant, he eventually joins Lynyrd Skynyrd and also teams with Ronnie to form a duo called Van Zant.  Van Zant scored a Country hit with “Help Somebody.”

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