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Real Country History…

November 21
  • 1955 - In a deal engineered by Col. Tom Parker, RCA Records buys Elvis Presley's contract and master tapes from Sam Phillips' Sun Records for $35,000.

     

  • 1981 - Hank Williams Jr.'s "All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)" settles in at #1 on the Billboard country chart

     

  • 1986 - Lynn Anderson collects the only platinum album of her career, for "Rose Garden"

     

  • 1992 - Alabama claims the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with "I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)"

     

November 22
  • 1946 - Gene Autry rides in the Santa Claus Lane parade in Hollywood, as do Roy Rogers, Jack Benny and Red Skelton.

     

  • 1973 - George Jones & Tammy Wynette sing "We're Gonna Hold On" in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

     

  • 1980 - Kenny Rogers' "Lady" goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart

     

  • 1985 - George Strait's "Greatest Hits" is certified gold