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2007- Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson join voices in a “CMT Crossroads” taping in Nashville. Among the songs and duets are “Because Of You” “Why Haven’t I Heard From You” and “Fancy.”  The show is such a success that Reba and Kelly launch a national co-headlining tour, singing together throughout the entire concert on stage.

1989- K.T. Oslin’s “Hold Me” takes a pair of Grammy honors–Best Country Song and Best Country Female Vocal Performance.

1968- Johnny Cash proposes to June Carter when they perform in London, Ontario. Of course, She says yes!  The two had been working together on the stage since 1961.

1956- Elvis Presley opens for Little Jimmy Dickens at City Auditorium, in Waycross, Georgia. In the front row: future Byrd Gram Parsons.  At this time in Elvis’ career, he was considered a “Country” singer with the Billboard Country hits “Baby Let’s Play House” “I Forgot To Remember To Forget” and “Mystery Train.”

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2003- The Baby- Blake Shelton

1997- A Man This Lonely- Brooks and Dunn

1986- There’s No Stopping Your Heart- Marie Osmond

1975- I Care- Tom T. Hall


Del Wood, 1920.  Female pianist who becomes an early Grand Ole Opry favorite and scores a top 5 radio hit with “Down Yonder” in 1951.  Del dies in 1989 at the age of 69.

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