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Real Country History…

May 24
  • 1947 - Mike Reid is born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. A first-round NFL draft pick in 1970, he nabs a country hit 20 years later with "Walk On Faith," although he earns more success as a songwriter on "Inside," "He Talks To Me," "In This Life" and others


  • 1955 - Rosanne Cash is born in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Johnny Cash, she infuses pop and rock influences in her own progressive recording career beginning in the late-1970s, winning a Grammy for "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me"


  • 1975 - "I'm Not Lisa" brings Jessi Colter her only #1 country single in Billboard


  • 2003 - Randy Travis' "Three Wooden Crosses" gets posted at #1 on the Billboard country chart


  • 1995 - Dwight Yoakam's "Dwight Live" album was released.


May 25
  • 1943 - Mirriam Johnson is born in Phoenix. She's better known as Jessi Colter, the wife of Waylon Jennings and the singer of "I'm Not Lisa"


  • 1973 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band earns its first gold album, for "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," with Maybelle Carter, Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, Vassar Clements, Norman Blake, Junior Huskey and Bashful Brother Oswald


  • 1991 - Doug Stone rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart with "In A Different Light"