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Real Country History…
1947 - Janie Fricke Born
1947 - "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Gene Autry entered the Top 40 chart.
1980 - Dolly Parton's first movie, "9 to 5," premiered. It was a huge hit and the title song went on to hit number one on the country charts and pop charts. Dolly also won two Grammy Awards for the song.
1988 - Johnny Cash and friend Waylon Jennings were in the same hospital recovery room. Both had undergone heart bypass surgery, though six days apart.
1991 - Collin Raye was enjoying his first number one hit, "Love, Me."
1996 - Garth Brooks was number one on the charts with "That Ol' Wind."
1997 - Shenadoah's lead singer and founding member, Marty Raybon, made his last appearance with the group at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon.
2001 - Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" became the fastest-rising single in four years to reach the number one spot on both the "Radio & Records" and "Billboard" country charts. The song, which Jackson first performed a month earlier on the 2001 country Music Association Awards, climbed to the peak position in only six weeks. The last tune to hit number one that fast was Garth Brooks' 1997 single "Longneck Bottle."