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Today In Country History- Sawyer Brown Win Star Search, Cash Plays Prison

The Music and Memories of February 24

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2005- Goldie Hill dies. Goldie hits #1 in 1953 with “I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes” and records a few duets with Justin Tubb.  Goldie marries Country Music legend Carl Smith in 1957.  Carl was once married to June Carter.

1991- Webb Pierce dies of heart failure at the age of 69.  Hits included “Wondering” “Honky Tonk Song” and “There Stands The Glass.”

1984- Sawyer Brown pockets $100,000 as winners on “Star Search.”  The group lands a deal with Capitol Records as part of the prize.  The following year they win the CMA’s Horizon Award and hit Number One with “Step That Step.”

1982- Dolly Parton’s “9 To 5″ wins a pair of Grammy Awards.  The 1981 Number One Country and Pop Hit is named Best Country Song and Dolly gets Best Country Female Vocal Performance.

1969- Johnny Cash records the “Johnny Cash At San Quentin” album, including the hit “A Boy Named Sue.”  Johnny’s show includes his new wife June Carter, Carl Perkins, The Carter Family and The Statler Brothers.

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2007- It Just Comes Natural- George Strait

2001- But For The Grace Of God- Keith Urban

1973- Rated X- Loretta Lynn


Sammy Kershaw, 1958.  Sammy breaks in 1991 with “Cadillac Style.”  Then, scores hits with “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” and “Love Of My Life.”  Sammy marries Lorrie Morgan in 2001, and a few years after, becomes one of her many ex-husbands.

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