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Real Country History…

February 25
  • 1932 - Faron Young Born/Died 1996


  • 1949 - Hank Williams Sr.'s "Lovesick Blues" was released. It was the song that got him his first invitation to perform on the Grand Ole Opry.


  • 1956 - Elvis Presley had his first number one country hit with "I Forgot To Remember to Forget."


  • 1989 - Dwight Yoakam hit number one on the charts with "I Sang Dixie."


  • 1992 - Garth Brooks won his first Grammy for the album "Ropin' The Wind." Mary Chapin Carpenter also took home her first Grammy, for "Down at the Twist and Shout."


  • 1993 - Marshall Tucker Band guitarist Toy Caldwell died of respiratory failure at his home in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was 45.


  • 1994 - Vince Gill topped the country charts with "Tryin' to Get Over You."


  • 1998 - Trisha Yearwood took home trophies in the Best Female Country Vocal Performance category for "How Do I Live" and in the Best Country Vocal Collaboration category for "In Another's Eyes," her duet with Garth Brooks, the 40th annual Grammy Awards. Other winners included Alison Krauss & Union Station, who earned Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group