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Real Country History…

October 22
  • 1963 - David Allan Coe begins serving a four-year prison sentence at the Ohio State Penitentiary, for car theft, possession of obscene materials and possession of burglary tools. He later claims he killed a fellow inmate during his incarceration


  • 1965 - Ernest Tubb is named to the Country Music Hall Of Fame during a ceremony at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium


  • 1966 - Eddy Arnold, music publisher Jim Denny, Grand Ole Opry founder George D. Hay and Uncle Dave Macon are added to the Country Music Hall Of Fame.


October 23
  • 1956 - Dwight Yoakam Born


  • 1939 - Bill Monroe auditions for the Grand Ole Opry at the WSM Radio studios in downtown Nashville.


  • 1992 - Roy Acuff performs on both shows at the Grand Ole Opry. It proves to be his final appearance on the program


  • 1993 - George Strait's "Easy Come, Easy Go" hits #1 on the Billboard country chart


  • 1996 - Buck Owens opens his Crystal Palace, a club in Bakersfield, CA