A look back into country music >>>

1964 Connie Smith recorded "Once a Day" in Nashville

1969 - Sonny James was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with “Running Bear.” Johnny Preston first sang the song in 1959 with background vocals by The Big Bopper and George Jones, who did the "Indian chanting" of "UGO UGO" during the three verses, as well as the "Indian war cries"

1977 - Ronnie Milsap earned a number one hit with "It Was Almost Like a Song"

1982 - Kenny Rogers made his film debut in the movie Six Pack. His song "Love Will Turn You Around" was featured in the film as well

1983 - Alabama went to number one with "The Closer You Get"

1985 - The Oak Ridge Boys sang the national anthem at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Minneapolis

1986 - Dolly Parton's theme park, Dollywood, opened in Tennessee

1990 - Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "The Dance". The song, written by Brooks' friend, Tony Arata, was a key track on his self-titled debut album Garth Brooks and is considered by many to be Brooks' signature song

1996 - Billy Ray CyrusSome Gave All album became the first country debut album to sell nine million copies

2001 - Lee Ann Womack taped a celebrity edition of ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and won $125,000 for charity

2006 Kenny Chesney set a new record for a country show when his concert at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts brought in four million dollars. Dierks BentleyGretchen WilsonBig & Rich and Carrie Underwood were also on the bill

2012 - Kitty Wells, the first female musician to top the U.S. country charts with her song, “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” died. She was 92

2016 - Bonnie Brown died aged 77. She was a member of the Browns, a trio popular in the 1950s. Signed by RCA Victor in 1956, the trio scored their biggest hit with their folk-pop single "The Three Bells". In 1965, the Browns joined the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

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