Real Country History…

January 23
  • 1990 - Clint Black collects his first platinum album, for "Killin' Time"


  • 1987 - Reba McEntire has her first gold album: "Whoever's In New England"


  • 1969 - Elvis Presley records "Suspicious Minds" at the American Studios in Memphis


  • 1940 - Johnny Russell born in Moorhead, Mississippi. Johnny was a great singer, actor and song writer. Best known for his hit "Rednecks, White Sox and Blue Ribbon Beer" Russell also wrote the Buck Owens/Beatles hit "Act Naturally"/ Died 2001


  • 1957 - Patsy Cline made her debut appearance on "Arthur Godfrey Time" morning television show after winning the prime time show "Talent Scouts."


  • 1989 - "Lyle Lovett And His Large Band" album by Lyle Lovett was released.


  • 1991 - The IRS began auctioning off Willie Nelson's property to satisfy the 16-point-seven-million-dollars in back taxes he owed.


  • 1995 - Alan Jackson's single "Gone Country" hit number one.