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Real Country History…

July 27
  • 1944 - Roberta Streeter--a.k.a. Bobbie Gentry--born in Chickasaw, Mississippi. She wins three Grammys in 1968, including Best New Artist, on the heels of her suspenseful hit "Ode To Billie Joe." Gentry's song "Fancy" later becomes a hit for Reba McEntire


  • 1991 - Ricky Van Shelton nets a #1 country single in Billboard with "I Am A Simple Man"


  • 1963 - "Ring Of Fire" burns Johnny Cash's name into the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart


  • 1956 - Guitarist Duncan Cameron born in Utica, New York. Following a tour of duty with The Amazing Rhythm Aces, he joins Sawyer Brown in 1991, contributing to "Thank God For You," "Treat Her Right" and "The Boys And Me"


  • 1978 - Emmylou Harris goes gold for the first time in her career with the "Elite Hotel" album


July 28
  • 1938 - Fiddle player Buddy Spicher born in Dubois, Pennsylvania. His credits include: George Strait's "Amarillo By Morning," Dolly Parton's "Coat Of Many Colors" and Charley Pride's "Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone," among others


  • 1971 - Charley Pride records "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'" at Nashville's RCA Studios


  • 1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis makes his TV debut on "The Steve Allen Show," kicking his piano stool across the stage during "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On"